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Fall 2018 Preview!

Ah, spring is here! Well, it is down here in Australia anyway, where the weather is heating up and the sooty smell of bushfire is already in the air. Fun. In animeland, though, it’s autumn, the season of food and plenty, so accordingly we have a fresh crop of shows ready for harvest. The seeds of sequels sown sooner have since seen sprout, giving us six more episodes of the singular FLCL, a third season of the seminal To Aru Majutsu no Index, and an insane 4-cour streak of Sword Art Online. Still starving for serials? Then Fairy Tale, Tokyo Ghoul, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure all serve second (or more) seasons. But if you’re sick to your stomach of the same script, you should seek special stimulation. The least straightforward shows of any season are the originals, and Fall 2018 has several across the spectrum, from P.A. Work’s supernatural slice-of-life Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara to the hard science-fiction of RErideD to… whatever Release the Spyce supposes to screen. But enough of this silliness. As always, our crack team of animethusiasts have taste-tested all of this season’s offerings and are waiting to provide you with samples and suggestions for your informed viewing pleasure. This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 2018 Preview.

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September 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm Comments (68)

Recruiting Tech, Audio, Video, Bloggers

So much to do, so little time.

It’s been a year and a half since our last recruitment thread, and this one is a little different. While we wouldn’t mind bringing on a writer or two while we’re at it, our main focus is something else entirely.

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September 13, 2018 at 12:34 am Comments (44)

Planet With – 12 (END)

「見ろ、宇宙は祝福に満ちている」 (Miro, uchu wa shukufuku ni michite iru)
“Behold, The Universe is Filled With Blessings”

If you ask me how I feel about Planet With, the only possible answer I can give is “it’s complicated”.

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Asobi Asobase – 12 (END)

「ダニエル / ブラ会議 / メルヘン・バトルロワイヤル / 紙のみぞ戦争」 (Daniel / Bra Kaigi / Marchen Battle Royal / Kami no Mizo Sensou)
“Daniel / Bra Meeting / Fairy Tale Battle Royale / Paper Wars”

“How do we make this end?”

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Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san – 12 (END)

「こたつ 年末 サンタさん」 (Kotatsu / Nenmatsu / Santa-san)
“Heated Table, Year`s End, Santa Claus”

I saw mommy being Santa Claus

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Harukana Receive – 12 (END)

「だから私たちは、かけがえのない一人を選ぶ」 (Dakara Watashitachi wa, Kakegae No Nai Hitori wo Erabu)
“And That’s Why We Choose our Irreplaceable Partners”

I don’t know how Harukana managed to do it, but I don’t think we could have asked for a better finale.

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September 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm Comments (22)

Boku no Hero Academia – 62

「出会いの季節」 (Deai no Kisetsu)
“A Season for Encounters”

Everything’s changing, villains and heroes alike.

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September 23, 2018 at 12:44 pm Comments (11)

Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight – 11

「わたしたちは」 (Watashi-tachi wa)
“We Are”


“The Disappearance of Kagura Hikari.”

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September 23, 2018 at 7:52 am Comments (16)

Free! Dive to the Future – 11

「集結のストリームライン!」 (Shuuketsu no sutoriimurain!)
“Streamline of Unity!”

And that’s pretty much the final chapter of high school for every single member of Iwatobi Generation 1.0.

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September 22, 2018 at 7:46 pm Comments (12)

Persona 5 the Animation – 25

「Jealous Sinner」

“So Makoto’s sis is that lady who’s overflowing with the aura of a capable woman.”

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September 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm Comments (12)

Happy Sugar Life – 11

「永遠の一瞬を、貴方と。」 (Eien no Isshun o, Anata to.)
“An Eternal Life With You”

Oh good, it’s crazy eyes for everybody.

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September 22, 2018 at 6:57 am Comments (7)

Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro – Mad Chio’s Fury School Road

Anyone up for a game of Kabbadi?

Chio-chan is in good company as a comedy anime that can stand with the rest of this season’s heavy-hitters.

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September 21, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments (6)

Shichisei no Subaru – 12 (END)

「新たなる伝説」 (Arata naru densetsu)
“The New Legend”

As if this adventure could end any other way.

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September 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm Comments (11)

Steins;Gate 0 – 22

「投企のリナシメント」 (Toutaku no Rinashimento)
“Rinascimento of Projection: Project Amadeus”

We’re careening towards a finish that has “Buy the Blu-rays to see the ending!” written all over it.

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September 21, 2018 at 7:03 am Comments (6)

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu – 12 (END)

「真贋対戦」 (Shingan Taisen)
“Battle for Legitimacy”

We finally arrive at where we were always going: all the girls, naked with Diablo.

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September 21, 2018 at 1:39 am Comments (21)

Overlord III – 11

「もう一つの戦い」 (Mouhitotsu Notatakai)
“Another Battle”

Something tells me Enri might have levelled up a bit.

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September 18, 2018 at 9:37 pm Comments (50)

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