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Summer 2015 Preview!

Summer has returned, and like (slightly delayed) clockwork, it’s time for another season preview. There are some strong contenders for your anime watching hours this summer. There are plenty of exciting sequels, such as the perennially popular Durarara!!x2 Ten, the triumphant return (and conclusion) of the aptly named workplace comedy WORKING!!!, the slice-of-life countryside antics of Non Non Biyori Repeat, and the third summer in a row of the magical girl spin-off Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei Herz!. New adaptations include the Eastern European flavored GANGSTA, the JSDF invasion of a fantasy land in GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri, the ufotable video game adaptation of God Eater, and the apocalyptic emotional roller coaster Gakkou Gurashi!. There are even some great promising originals, such as the romantic comedy set on Mars, Classroom Crisis, and the likely Maeda Jun tear jerker in Charlotte. There’s even a very special guest in the long-awaited fantasy of a new Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Super! Some say summer is no good, but if even a few of these pan out, it could be a great season. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2015 season preview.

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June 27, 2015 at 1:49 am Comments (135)

Plastic Memories – 13 (END)

「いつかまた巡り会えますように」 (Itsuka Mata Meguriaemasu Yō Ni)
“I Hope One Day, You’ll Be Reunited”

In a story like this, can there be a happy ending?

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Arslan Senki – 13

「王子二人」 (Oujifutari)
“Two Princes”

The truth is revealed: There are two princes, and one has a better claim to the throne than the other.

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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid – 11, 12

「覇王の拳・創主の願い / 決着の意味」 (Haou no Ken Sou-nushi no Negai / Ketchaku no Imi)
“Hegemon’s Fist ・ Creator’s Desire / Conclusion’s Purpose”

Continuing my tradition of only double-posting for reasons other than me personally being late, episode eleven and twelve are finally here! This concludes the first cour, with a second coming eventually. Still not entirely sure when.

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June 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm Comments (27)

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki – 12 (END)

「決戦」 (Kessen)
“Decisive Battle”

Just when you thought you’ve seen everything. This is how an ending should be done.

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June 28, 2015 at 6:43 pm Comments (39)

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo – 12 (END)

「俺は白石が好きだ!」 (Ore wa Shiraishi ga sukida!)
“I Love You, Shiraishi!”

In a way, it was all worth it just for that ending.

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June 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm Comments (20)

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works – 25 (END)

「エピローグ」 (Epirōgu)

As is appropriate for this kind of story, they all lived happily ever after.

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June 28, 2015 at 5:01 am Comments (104)

Re-Kan – Life-Affirming Ghost Stories

Ghosts, friends, smiles, warmth, & girls holding hands. This picture says it all.

A slice-of-life with ghosts. What could have easily been a gag anime with a tinge of yuri became one of the more contemplative, meaningful, and life-affirming series of spring—even though a large part of the cast was already dead.

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June 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm Comments (20)

Punch Line – Panties Will Save the World

Funnily enough, this isn’t really a fanservice/ecchi anime…

Who would have thought it… Punch Line actually made sense in the end!

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June 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm Comments (13)

DanMachi – A Mythical Hero Rises

“The season was a success, guys. Let’s go get drunk.” And so they did.

It didn’t start out especially stunning, but the foundation was solid, and with time it began to distinguish itself from other magical-fantasy-action-harem anime. It’s more than an adventure; it’s a myth in the making. It’s a hero’s tale.

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June 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm Comments (105)

Anime Expo 2015 Is Almost Here!

June 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm Comments (22)

Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me – 13 (END)

「happy days」
“Happy Days”

I feel like this second season cheated us a little bit.

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June 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm Comments (10)

Bleach 632 – The Chosen One

June 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments (14)

Ore Monogatari!! – 12

「俺の偏差値」 (Ore no hensa-chi)

“My Grades”

It’s becoming quite the problem to blog this show, though it’s through no fault of its own.

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June 25, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments (14)

Hibike! Euphonium – 12

「わたしのユーフォニアム」 (Watashi no Yuufoniamu)
“My Euphonium”

It’s episodes like this that make a happy anime fan.

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June 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm Comments (68)

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