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Spring 2015 Preview!

I can’t believe a year has already passed since I last wrote a preview introduction. I love spring; not only because it brings us warmer weather, but it’s one of my favorite anime seasons, and it marks the anniversary for a handful of writers here at Random Curiosity. This April we welcome back a ton of sequels to everyone’s favorite series. We have newly announced sequels after last year’s successful prequels (Nisekoi:, Sidonia no Kishi: Dai-kyuu Wakusei Sen-eki), and some series with long-awaited sequels (Digimon Adventure tri., Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku). There’s also a good combination of new (Kekkai Sensen, Shokugeki no Souma) and old (Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season) adaptation favorites. And if none of that tickles your fancy, you still have completely original anime (Plastic Memories) to look forward to. Regardless of what your preferences are, I don’t doubt that you’ll find something that catches your eye this season. After a mediocre winter season, I’m so pumped for spring! Bring on all 46 shows!

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Tokyo Ghoul Root A – 12 (END)

「研」 (Ken)
“Ken”

I don’t know what stunned me more – that final episode, or the reaction to it.

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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata – 11 & 12 (END)

「伏線回収準備よし & 波乱と激動の日常エンド」 (Fukusen Kaishū Junbi Yoshi & Haran to Gekidō no Nichijō Endo)
“Ready to Start Resolving the Subplots & The Ups and Downs at the End of Each Day”

The circle is now complete.

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SHIROBAKO – Dreams Do Come True


Miyamori’s journey is only just beginning.

If I could go back in time and change one thing, it would be to have picked this up for weekly coverage.

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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – 21, 22 (END)

「雪 & 春風」 (Yuki & Harukaze)
“Snow & Spring Breeze”

Seeing how episode 21 and 22 could be lumped together as one SUPER episode, it makes sense that the post would come out that way, right? In all seriousness though, Takaii here, back to cover the final two episodes for Shigatsu due to some unforeseen technical issues.

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Kantai Collection -KanColle- – Fanservice


Save a penguin, dropkick an orca.

 

A case study in the pure fanservice anime.

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Bleach 621 – The Soul King’s Leakage

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Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu – 24 (END)

「寄生獣」 (Kiseijuu)
“Parasyte”

Having a final episode almost devoid of the series’ namesake was a bold move. But it paid off.

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March 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm Comments (57)

Akatsuki no Yona – Fantasy


[Insert some Whitney Houston song here]


 

I don’t want to debate the differences between high and low fantasy, but whatever Akatsuki no Yona was, it did it well.

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March 25, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments (44)

Sailor Moon Crystal – 18

「侵略 –SAILOR VENUS–」 (Shinryaku –SAILOR VENUS–)
“Invasion –SAILOR VENUS”

Sailor Moon Crystal was not as predictable this week…

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March 24, 2015 at 10:06 pm Comments (12)

Yuri Kuma Arashi – 11

「私たちの望むことは」 (Watashi-tachi no Nozomu koto wa)
“What We Hope for”

Every episode of Yuri Kuma Arashi manages to flip my opinion on Ginko. At first I didn’t think much of her, then I found her funny, then likeable, then unlikeable, and now we get this fantastic episode focusing on the love of her life, and how it made her who she is.

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March 24, 2015 at 6:51 am Comments (12)

Kuroko no Basuke 3 – 11

「今度こそ」 (Kondo Koso)
“This Time, For Sure”

Wouldn’t it be funny if next week’s episode didn’t end this arc?

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March 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm Comments (57)

Koufuku Graffiti – 11

「ジャキジャキ、ずるるっ。 / シャクッ、テリツヤ~。」 (Jakijaki, Zururu. / Shaku, Teritsuya~.)
Chop-Chop, Slurp. / Crunchy, Shining.

This episode couldn’t be any more true. Ramen is truly the food of my university years.

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March 23, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments (11)

Durarara!!x2 Shou – 11

「覆水盆に返らず」 (Fukusuibon ni Kaerazu)
“No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk”

Considering how frequent it is in Ikebukuro, one would think that kidnapping people was some sort of local sport.

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March 22, 2015 at 5:21 am Comments (27)

Log Horizon 2 – 24

「常蛾の眠り」 (Tsune ga no Nemuri)
“Sleep of the Eternal Moth”

Was this anime original?

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March 22, 2015 at 3:48 am Comments (40)

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