Scrape your jaw off the bathhouse floor and get an eyeful of the wildest maidens this side of Valhalla! Princess Pharm's in town, and she's cruising the local high school looking for chicks that can pull off the bookish and busty look.
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The profession of private detective fell out of favor long ago, and yet, that's how Shinjurou Yuuki identifies himself. With his superior deductive powers, Shinjurou solves various challenging cases. However, his rival, Rinroku Kaishou, gets all the credit . Through politics and industry connections, Kaishou has the communications infrastructure under his control. He uses the massive amount of information at his fingertips to lead police to the conclusions he draws. But Kaishou's dark secret is that Shinjurou Yuuki, "the Last Great Detective", is the one who actually uncovers "the truth."
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Its going to be difficult for newly recruited human instructor Genkoku to adjust to working with a living arsenal of high caliber cuties- especially since many have hair triggers and theres no bulletproof vest that can stop a really determined coed! Get ready for explosive situations, armor piercing rounds, cheap shots galore and one very shell shocked homeroom instructor in UPOTTE!
Yuki Giou is a high school student with no relatives, living in an orphanage who ends up meeting a beautiful young man, Zess who somewhat inspires his nostalgia. We are on a journey to discover the past between these two men.
By force of circumstances, a 30-year-old single man with a full-time job suddenly starts raising a 6-year-old girl. While running each other ragged, the two of them gradually grow into a “family”. This is the long-awaited anime version of “Bunny Drop”, the extremely popular and finely crafted comic by Yumi Unita. It’s a heartwarming and entertaining work that naturally depicts child-raising experiences, but also the instantly relatable warmth and noise of being in a family.
“Utakoi is a historical romance story based on Ogura Hyakunin Isshu's interpretation of a collection of 100 romance poems that are used in traditional Japanese karuta card/memory game Utakoi takes life based of the very liberal interpretation of the Hyakunin Isshu anthology of poems featuring 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as The Tale of Genji's Murasaki Shikibu. However this romantic – both in story and artistic design – series starts its focus with some twists and turns centered around the love between Fujiwara and her romantic interest Ariwara…”
One reader wants to know whether or not non-Japanese people ever actually work directly in the anime industry - Justin runs down all the various ways they do.― Lucas asks: Not sure if you already answered this question before, but I was just wondering how open the anime industry is when it comes to foreigners directly working on the development of anime. Are there cases of foreigners managing to ge...
For the hardest of the diehard otaku in Japan, finding the ultimate limited edition items comes with a serious price, and now that retailer exclusives are all the rage, it's a jungle out there.― There are two Japanese phrases that describe serious Japanese collectors rather well. Roughly translated they're “Japanese people can't resist the words ‘limited edition’” and “Always buy sets of three. One ...
UQ Holder seems to be establishing a solid rhythm in its fifth volume, and finally coming into its own as reliable entertainment.― It's been a rough ride, but it seems like UQ Holder is finally developing some consistency. With Fate having just barely fallen into Kirie's trap at the end of volume four, this volume opens with a climactic chapter of Fate and Evangeline throwing everything they have at...
Kiznaiver leaps up the charts while Assassination Classroom drops like a rock - what other chaos awaits your favorite shows in our weekly user rankings?― Our team of reviewers are following 25 anime series of the Spring 2016 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these r...
One of the most critically acclaimed videogame adaptations ever, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is out on bluray now. Theron Martin swashbuckles his way through the set.― Now this is how you make a game adaptation! Specifically, Genesis is a companion piece to the app-based card battle game Rage of Bahamut, which at the height of its popularity had a worldwide English language user base in excess of three...
"Oh, you also use computers?" is a common phrase you might hear in anime; why is "using a computer" is still sometimes treated as a hobby in anime?― Shomik asks: When I was watching Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, which takes place in the present day, as well as playing the visual novel Root Double, which takes place in 2030 (and written a year or two ago), I come across lines like "Oh, you can use ...
Everyone's favorite short-skirted space bucaneers are back with a feature-length film bursting with positive energy and some decent animation - Paul takes a look. PLUS: this week's new releases!― Memorial Day weekend carries a little extra significance for strange folks like me who follow motor racing. The Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix are both held on Sunday, which means I can watch t...
Akame ga Kill's second half winds up being kind of a letdown thanks to some mishandled story elements and a misbegotten romance - Rebecca Silverman takes a look.― Akame ga Kill may have a bit too high an opinion of its ability to be symbolic. While it is true that the first half managed to slip in some philosophy about killing being bad no matter what its purpose and to juxtapose the happy family li...
Liones may be saved, but things are far from over as life starts to take a much darker turn for Meliodas and his merry band. If the Seven Deadly Sins are good guys, then what are the Ten Commandments likely to be...?― Technically speaking, this volume of Nakaba Suzuki's semi-concealed Arthurian fantasy picks up where the first season of the anime ends – Hendrikson is defeated and life is starting to...