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KAORI Nusantara (Not) Anime Awards: Celebrating Anime of 2018

KAORI staff look back at the fantastic experiences that 2018 anime has given.

“Mobile Suit Gundam NT” Film Review: A True Theatrical Gundam Experience

What makes a Gundam film a Gundam film? The new "Mobile Suit Gundam NT" that has come to Indonesian cinemas have the answer.

Otakuology: Approaches to Studying Otaku

What can be studied about otaku and how to study them?

Delusion, Satisfaction, and Passion: In Search of the Meaning of Chuuni

The word has been used often since the anime "Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!" was aired, but what is chhuni exactly?

Observation: Depicting Sexual Interaction to Enhance Emotional Intimacy in Visual Novel Adaptations

How does depiction of sexual acts affect the story of visual novel works?

Desya: Singer of Sailor Moon’s Theme Song in Indonesia

KAORI talked with Desya, the person claimed to have been the singer of the Indonesian version of the "Sailor Moon" theme song, Moonlight Densetsu.

Top 20 Favourite Anime Series of 2018 Chosen by KAORI Readers

What anime series in 2018 are the most liked by readers of KAORI Nusantara? Here are their choices.

Interview with “One Cut of the Dead” Film Casts: “We are Also Surprised with...

KAORI interviewed the casts surprise hit zombie comedy "One Cut of the Dead"during their visit for the opening ceremony of Japan Cinema Week 2018 in Jakarta.

“One Cut of the Dead” Film Review: A Spectacularly Hilariously Mad Film!

We have not one, but two staff reviewing the surprise hit film "One Cut of the Dead"

Japan Cinema Week 2018 Studio Ponoc Talkshow: Finding Heroes around Us

At Japan Cinema Week 2018 in Jakarta, director Yoshiyuki Momose and producer Yoshiaki Nishimura introduced Studio Ponoc, and answer questions about the studio's short films anthology, "Modest Heroes."

Interview: Expanding Card Game Market in Indonesia with Haikyu!! Volleyball Card Game

Haikyu!! Volleyball Card Game soon to be released in Indonesia. Our staff talk with the distributor about localizing the card game and the card game market in Indonesia

Detective Conan Fans Club Gathering and Group Viewing at CGV Teraskota

What is it like to gather with Conan Fans Club for a film screening? Our staff reports.

Manga Publishing in Indonesia – Part 3: Readers and Collaborations

The last part of our talk with Elex Media discussed manga readers and collaborations with other parties.

Ponimu First Impression: Promising Newcomer for Anime Streaming in Indonesia

A new legal anime streaming service, Ponimu, has been launched in Indonesia. Our staff checked out what the service has to offer on launch day.

Manga Publishing in Indonesia – Part 2: The Winding Road of Licensing

In this part, KAORI talked with manga publisher Elex Media about the process of licensing manga to be published in Indonesia.

Mel Kishida Interview: My Silly Cosplays Are Purely for Fun

During his visit to Indonesia, KAORI talked with illustrator Mel Kishida about doing illustration work, his art style, and his cosplay hobby.

Studio Ghibli to Have Exhibition and Film Screenings in Indonesia in...

Indonesian fans can prepare for the exhibition and film screenings from Studio Ghibli that will be held in 2017!

Debunking the Anime Production Myths – Part 1: Introduction

Is it true that budget is the decisive factor for animation quality? KAORI's resident sakuga enthusiast takes a look at this and other common myths about how the anime industry works.

Love Live! vs IDOLM@STER: An Unnecessary Conflict?

Two groups of idols, one never-ending bickering between the fans. But is it all worth it?

DARLING in the FRANXX and the Evangelion Lineage

Linking conflicts of interpersonal relationships with battles for the fate of the world places DARLING in the FRANXX in a certain lineage in thinking about the place of technology and the relation between collective and personal spaces.