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Tears to Tiara – 25, 26 (END)

Summary:
Through the various rumors they had heard, Ogam and Octavia are able to figure out that they’re dealing with Lector, and Arawn identifies him as a White Angel.

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September 30, 2009 at 7:05 am Comments (24)

Fall 2009 Preview!

The Fall 2009 season is upon us, so here’s the seasonal preview of all the shows that’ll be premiering! As usual, I’ll try to watch the first episode of as many shows as I can within certain parameters (in other words, not those kiddie shows), and what I list here are the chances of me actually blogging something based on my initial impressions from promotional material. However, even if I list the chances for a show as good or guaranteed, it doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll stick with it for more than a few episodes unless it actually is good.

By no means does this list reflect every single anime series that is going to be aired, though I did try to be as comprehensive as I could. Check out MOON PHASE for an entire listing, syoboi’s calendar for specific airtimes, and Fansub Wiki’s Fall 2009 page for who’s tentatively subbing what.

Technical Note: All times are given in a 24-hour, relative-day format where times are extended to show which day they belong to. For instance, Friday morning at 1:30AM would become Thursday at 25:30 to show that the episode aired late Thursday night.

InuYasha -Kanketsu-hen- (The Final Act)
http://www.ytv.co.jp/inuyasha/
Premieres on October 3rd, 2009
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9): Saturdays at 23:30
Airtime in U.S. (EDT, GMT-4): Saturdays at 10:30
Information Links: ANN Encyclopedia, AnimeNfo, AniDB, MyAnimeList, syoboi
I don’t think this series needs much of an introduction, but just in case: InuYasha centers around a modern girl who gets thrown into the past and meets a half-demon, and it follows their quest to recover the shards of a powerful jewel. It’s a fun series, and the original broadcast covered up to volume 36 of the manga. The new series, which is bringing back the same Sunrise staff and cast, will cover up to the end of it. I watched and enjoyed a good portion of the original many years ago, but my memory is really, really fuzzy, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t watch the last couple of seasons of it, so I’ve been trying to read the manga to fill those holes. Basically what this means is that I’m going into the new series with no knowledge of what will happen, which is pretty much the same as I did for the Fullmetal Alchemist series running right now (and it’s worked out pretty well). The news that Do As Infinity will be performing the opening song just makes me even more excited to see it.
Odds I’ll Blog This: Guaranteed
Kimi ni Todoke
http://www.ntv.co.jp/kiminitodoke/
Premieres on October 6th, 2009
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9): Tuesdays at 24:59
Airtime in U.S. (EDT, GMT-4): Tuesdays at 11:59
Information Links: ANN Encyclopedia, AnimeNfo, AniDB, MyAnimeList, syoboi
Production I.G‘s sole series for the season is popular shoujo manga Kimi ni Todoke. It follows a misunderstood girl who wants to get along with everyone in her class but is hindered by how creepy she sometimes looks, and the open and friendly boy she meets and starts to get along with. What little I’ve read of the manga has shown it to be a pretty well-written love story that does a great job conveying character emotions, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Production I.G adapts it since they’ve done so much great work in the past. The lead role is tailor made for Noto Mamiko too.
Odds I’ll Blog This: Guaranteed

Note: This is a rather long and fairly comprehensive list of October shows. Much much more after the jump, including a bunch of promo videos.
Edit: I’ve added 11eyes, Shin Koihime Musou, Seitokai no Ichizon and Inuyasha promo videos.

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September 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm Comments (124)

Bleach – 239

Summary:
Hinamori and Rangiku are having trouble against their respective Zanpakutou, and Tobiume even tries to turn Hinamori against her friend.

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September 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm Comments (28)

Tears to Tiara – 23, 24

Summary:
Arthur arrives right as Arawn’s allies are taking down the walls around Palladium.

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September 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm Comments (2)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – 25

Summary:
Inside the dark world, Ed struggles to find if anyone else is there, and he eventually comes across Ling.

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September 27, 2009 at 5:22 am Comments (40)

CANAAN – 13 (END)

Summary:
Despite hearing the explosion, Canaan doesn’t let it bother her and instead follows Siam’s advice.

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September 27, 2009 at 4:13 am Comments (40)

Valkyria Chronicles – 26 (END)

Summary:
Inside the Marmota, the members of Squad 7 insist on distracting the enemy while Welkin goes to save Alicia.

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September 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm Comments (80)

How Did He Get To Be Number One?

Show Spoiler for Bleach Chapter 375 ▼

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September 26, 2009 at 3:04 am Comments (75)

Bakemonogatari – 12

Summary:
Earlier in the day, before meeting Nadeko and Tsubasa, Koyomi had lunch with Hitagi and had been surprised when she invited him on what would be their first date.

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September 26, 2009 at 12:57 am Comments (90)

Basquash! – 25

Summary:
As Dan and company make their way to the moon on-board the star ferry, Iceman continues pushing himself in the competition. However, no matter what he does, he can’t max out the measuring gauge.

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September 25, 2009 at 6:53 am Comments (14)

Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ – 26 (END)

「江漣」 (Eren)
“Elen”

Oh no you didn’t just troll me after 26 episodes Bee Train.

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September 25, 2009 at 2:14 am Comments (219)

Pandora Hearts – 25 (END) + PV

「否定の彼方へ」 (Hitei no Achira he) “To the One Who Rejects Me”
“Beyond the winding road”

Would I really let the final episode of Pandora Hearts slip by without saying something about it? Hell no. Read on if you’re following the series, but stop here if you plan to watch it later.

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September 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm Comments (48)

Saki – 22

How do you stop someone from killing you with her trademark move? …don’t let her do it

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September 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm Comments (17)

Light Novels: Seitokai no Ichizon v01

Full title: Seitokai no Ichizon – Hekiyou Gakuen Seitokai Gijiroku 1
Author: Aoi Sekina
Illustrator: Inugami Kira
Label: Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
Year of publication: 2008
Pages: 270

I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book. I hated this book.

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September 23, 2009 at 8:43 pm Comments (28)

Valkyria Chronicles – 25

Summary:
With the Imperial attack, Welkin and Squad 7 have to abandon their plans to go help Alicia and fight instead.

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September 23, 2009 at 6:55 am Comments (36)

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