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Monthly Impressions – October 2014

Another season, another monthly impressions. This season offers us a wide selection of sci-fi, fantasy and comedy series coupled with carryovers from the summer so there’s bound to be something that catches your eye. This post brings you our initial impressions of shows that we’ve been following for the past several weeks (plus any summer carryovers). If you’re wondering which shows have passed the three-episode rule or which ones you’re missing out on, give this a read through. On the other hand, there may be shows that haven’t met our expectations and you’ll hear about them here as well. We would love to hear your thoughts on shows as well so if there’s anything that we could have missed, feel free to discuss it here.

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Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen – 17

「敗北」 (Haiboku)

The long overdue new opening sequence is finally here and humorously enough, it looks a lot more exciting than the series has actually been.

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Bleach 603 – The Hand of God

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THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!

「輝きの向こう側へ!」 (Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!)
“To the Other Side of the Light!”

Featuring: none of the scenes in this excerpt.

…Look, if you’re an IDOLM@STER fan you should have watched it anyway.

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Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle – 04

「蠢く島」 (Ugomeku Shima)
“The Writhing Island”

The secret of the Chaikas is revealed, and it’s what we all pretty much assumed once a second Chaika popped up.

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Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu – 04

「みだれ髪」 (Midaregami)
“Disheveled Hair”

I’m sure nothing bad will happen to Izumi’s parents, right? A little trip from the city has never killed anyone…

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Naruto 697, 698 – The End is Nigh

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Akatsuki no Yona – 04

「風の部族」 (Kaze no Buzoku)
“The Wind Tribe”

So begins the slow process from numbness to reanimation.

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Trinity Seven – 04

「巨大迷宮(ラビリンス)と魔銃起動(マジックガンナー)」 (Kyodai Meikyuu (Rabirinsu) to ma Juu Kidou (Majikkugan’naa))
“Labyrinth and Magic Gunner”

Arata wins over the girl and saves the day, but not before he spends the rest of the episode getting lectured and being useless.

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RandomC Podcast #08 – Mainstream Voice Stream

Klein, you game with five girls and you still go for the 2D waifu? Faaaaail.

Never mind those artsy, underrated, critically-acclaimed shows, this podcast is all about the big hitters! (Okay, we talk about the other stuff too.) It’s mainstream week with the Random Curiosity Anime Podcast, as well as a spoiler-free discussion of some of the shows that premiered this season.

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October 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm Comments (75)

Akame ga Kill – 17

「呪縛を斬る」 (Jubaku wo Kiru)
“Kill the Curse”

Two deaths this week! This is madness! Can you guess who?

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Grisaia no Kajitsu – 04

「銀の弾丸で狙う場所」 (Gin no Dangan de Nerau Basho)
“Where to Aim the Silver Bullet”

Arise, Zombie Michiru, arise!

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Tamako Love Story

「たまこラブストーリー」 (Tamako Rabusutourii)
“Tamako Love Story”

I once said that what Tamako Market lacked was romance, and that it didn’t make good on its potential by bringing real change to its characters’ lives. Now, with Tamako Love Story, they’ve done that. So the question becomes—did they succeed?

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October 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm Comments (45)

Sword Art Online II – 16

「巨人の王」 (Kyojin no Ou)
“King of Giants”

Continuing off of last week’s momentum, the story continues to dive deeper as it makes us wonder just how intricate a MMORPG can really be.

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Mushishi Zoku Shou – 12

「香る闇」 (Kaoru Yami)
“Fragrant Darkness”

Would you live your life again, only for the sake of living your life again?

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