Episode 1 Impressions: Snow White with the Red Hair

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In the fantasy city called Tanbarun, a beautiful girl name Shirayuki is known for her brilliant red hair and genius in medicinal herbs.  However, when the prince of her city sends an order for her to become his concubine, her life will forever be changed. Read more »

Episode 1 Impressions: Trinity Seven

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Odd dreams, waking up to your childhood friend cooking you breakfast, then having some girl threaten to kill you if you don’t wake up while on you way to school.  Then of course, there’s the black sun in the sky.  Things don’t quite seem normal for Kasuga Arata, but they are about to get much worst. Read more »

Episode 1 Impressions: Blue Spring Ride

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Sometimes dealing with people is a pain no matter how hard you try. If you look good the opposite sex will lavish attention upon you but at the same time, jealousy will drive the same-sex to turn against you. These are the problems that Futaba Yoshioka deals with on a constant basis. When she finally gets the attention of a guy she likes named Tanaka-kun, another guy that had been courting her tries to intervene. In an outburst she proclaims that “This is why I hate all boys.” Read more »

Kimi ni Todoke Review

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What would you do if a girl in your class looked like the girl from The Ring?  What if every time you seen her, you were afraid that the rumors were true.  That she might put a curse on you.  Or that if you looked into her eyes for 5 seconds, something bad would happen to you within a week?  On the flip side, what if it was all a misunderstanding? Read more »

Skip Beat Review

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Ever so often in life we face a terrible truth.  The ones that we love and adore aren’t always who we think they are.  Such is the unfortunate truth that Kyoko faces in this story of heartbreak, rivalry, and perseverance that sadly may not be on everyone’s radar. Read more »

Anime Sols Helps Bring Content West

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In the ever-expanding quest to find new ways of supporting and getting anime content, we’ve recently discovered Anime Sols.  It’s essentially a collaboration of many Japanese studios and stations that seek to bring classic anime to the western audience.  Whether by streaming or box sets. Read more »

Best Practices: Supporting Anime You Watch Online

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We here at OtakuSpirit love our anime.  Just as many reading this do as well.  However getting your hands on it is not always easy.  Costs, viruses, conscience, and even legalities are always a running factor.  The other aspect is always that we truly want to support our anime to help it grow and be successful.  That’s why we are constantly seeking great new ways to consume anime and get it into other people’s hands. Read more »

First Impressions: Tonari no Seki-kun

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Good shorts have this strange problem that when you watch them you want more.  However you know deep down that they would probably be terrible at full length.  Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time may be one of those cases where you want a full length show, however it’s just perfect as a short. Read more »

First Impressions: Nobunagun

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Since this was one of the shows I was looking forward to this season, I was in for a shock.  A captivating premise coupled in with some interesting artwork.  It was no wonder that I felt as if I just had to look into this show. Read more »

First Impressions: D-Fragments

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I love comedy.  I’m quick to laugh and this show has the absurd slapstick comedy I have come to expect from anime.  That said, I’m not ignorant to the idea that this is indeed yet another club show with tropes and archetype characters. Read more »