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Introduction – A New Writer? Shocking Surprise!

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A new writer out of the blue? Is this real life? Well boys and girls it certainly is. Stilts and crew were gracious enough to offer me a spot here at RandomC and I simply could not refuse. So who just signed onto Kyuubey’s onerous contract? Some probably know me already from the occasional comment, but for the uninitiated I am Pancakes, the tasty breakfast delight. Canadian by birth and home, I am currently working on a chemical engineering degree, because money is a necessity and nothing screams money quite like oil and pharmaceuticals. I did have dreams to be a doctor, but some dreams are not meant to be.

My anime experience is like many others. I started out in elementary school with the trifecta of Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Digimon before quickly ascending into the magic of Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh. By the time grade eight rolled around, however, social standing took precedence and my anime watching ended. What got me back into anime (and incidentally made me an anime addict) was this little show called Code Geass. I was bored one day during my first degree (biology) so plugged it in. I never became hooked on something faster. Binged the entire series over a week, went searching for more, and never looked back. By time of graduation in 2013 I was a convert to watching anime as it aired.

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September 26, 2016 at 1:01 pm Comments (69)

Fall 2016 Preview!

Autumn winds are coming, there’s a potentially life-changing election around the corner, and 2016 has proved itself to be a thoroughly bizarre year. But amidst the madness we still have a new season of anime to bring us together, so there’s something to celebrate about! The past few seasons have been varied in genre and source material, and this is much the same. We’ve got a bundle of anime originals, with the WWII-inspired Shuumatsu no Izetta sure to make a strong impression, Classicaloid is bringing Mozart and Beethoven together in a colourful comedy, Flip Flappers looks to be a magical girl show with a bundle of creative talent behind it, and the misleadingly titled Yuri!!! on Ice has a lot to live up to. The Hellsing author’s latest manga, Drifters, is getting an adaptation, and the Occultic;Nine light-novels by the Steins;Gate author are also coming to our screens. There’s also a selection of prestige and award-winning material getting TV anime, with the popular novel and live-action film building expectations for Fune wo Amu, 3-gatsu no Lion is getting adapted by none other than Shaft, and the beloved Natsume Yuujinchou is returning for it’s fifth season. Speaking of sequels, we’ve got plenty: the Brave Witches spin-off is sure to satisfy Strike Witches fans, Haikyuu!!’s third season is set to cover the most important match yet, Kyoto Animation are blessing us with the sound of Hibike! Euphonium 2, and we even got a surprise spin-off announcement in WWW.WORKING!!. It’s a large and varied season that’s sure to offer something for everybody. This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 2016 Preview!

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September 23, 2016 at 5:15 am Comments (150)

D.Gray-man HALLOW – 12, 13 (END)

「My Home / ウォーカー」(U~oka)
“My Home” / “Walker”

Don’t stop. Keep walking forward.

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September 28, 2016 at 4:56 pm Comments (15)

Mob Psycho 100 – 12 (END)

「モブと霊幻~巨大ツチノコ現るの巻~」 ()
“Mob and Reigen: A Giant Tsuchinoko Appears”

I can sum this one up in three words: it was great.

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September 27, 2016 at 11:01 pm Comments (22)

Macross Δ – 26 (END)

「永遠のワルキューレ」 (Eien no Warukyure)
“Eternal Walkure”

Ending things with a bang.

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September 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm Comments (88)

orange – 13 (END)

「LETTER #13」

And just like that, orange saves the best for last.

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September 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm Comments (19)

Rewrite – 13 (END)

「君とかわした約束」 (Kimi to Kawashita Yakusoku)
“The Promise I Made With You”

Finally, we’ve come to the end. Of everything!

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September 27, 2016 at 9:53 am Comments (22)

Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara – 13 (END)

「威風堂々」 (Ifuudoudou)
“Pomp and Circumstance”

As expected, Souma blows the competition out of the water with his first original creation.

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September 27, 2016 at 12:56 am Comments (10)

Tales of Zestiria the X – 12 (END)

「災禍の顕主」 (Saika no Kenshu)
“The Lord of Calamity”

In case it wasn’t obvious, Tales of Zestiria the X is a rare case where an adaptation far surpasses the source material.

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September 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm Comments (29)

Amanchu! – 12 (END)

「蒼い世界のコト」 (Aoi Sekai no Koto)
“The Story of the Blue World”

‘All for fun, fun for all!’

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September 26, 2016 at 11:20 am Comments (7)

91Days – 10, 11

「すべてがむだごと」 (Subete ga Muda-Goto)
“All for Nothing”

And you thought Avilio was angry before.

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September 26, 2016 at 1:48 am Comments (8)

Love Live! Sunshine!! – 13 (END)

「サンシャイン!!」 (Sansyain!!)
“Sunshine!!”

This week’s episode was rather bittersweet for me. Bittersweet solely for the fact that even though I want a second season, I think things ended so well that I think I could be satisfied even without one.

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September 25, 2016 at 12:25 am Comments (68)

Battery – 10, 11 (END)

「その日を再び/二人の春」 (Sonohi o Futatabi/Futarinoharu)
“The Day Again/The Second Spring”

Post-mortems are always a dodgy proposition when it comes to anime.

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September 24, 2016 at 5:55 pm Comments (2)

Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru – Best in Class


Middle school romance is never easy

The anime fan’s emotions are never more conflicted than at times like these.

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September 23, 2016 at 9:57 pm Comments (14)

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! – 12 (END)

「繋いだ奇跡」 (Tsunaida Kiseki)
“Woven Miracles”

The 3rei anime ends, leaving us with more questions than answers. The upcoming film should answer some of them.

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September 23, 2016 at 8:55 am Comments (38)

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