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One Piece 590 – Nakama

June 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm Comments (17)

Senkou no Night Raid – 00 (Prologue)

「船上のクランクアップ」 (Senjou no Kuranku Appu)
“The Crank Up On Board”

While anime looks pretty great in 720p, it’s even better in 1080p. It’s particularly noticeable when I watch a series on my 40 or 52 inch LCD TVs where all the pixel sizes are much larger, as is the case with this special prologue episode of Senkou no Night Raid. Mmm, Yukina in 1080p…

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June 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm Comments (12)

Summer 2010 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:25 (4/4)
11:30 AT-X (7/5)
18:00 TX
25:30 TVS (7/7)
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
09:00 AT-X (7/1)
Shukufuku no Campanella
25:30 MX (7/2)
Seitokai Yakuindomo
24:30 tvk (7/3)
One Piece
09:30 CX
Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
25:30 TX (7/5)
RAINBOW Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
24:59 (4/6)
25:15 CX (7/8)
Asobi ni Iku yo!
25:58 MBS (7/10)
Sengoku BASARA Two
17:00 CBC/MBS/TBS (7/11)
Nurarihyon no Mago
25:44 ytv (7/5)
25:25 (4/6)
Kuroshitsuji II
25:20 MBS (7/1)
SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~
23:30 MX (7/4)
Tono to Issho
26:14 (7/5)
Amagami SS
25:25 TBS (7/1)
24:00 MX (7/4)
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
25:55 (4/1)
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
26:15 TX (7/1)
Legend: 11 Divine 2 Kiiragi 2 Prooof Not covering

It’s been a while since a blogging schedule has been created, but I wanted to give an overview of what the tentative plans are for the summer season starting tomorrow. I want to stress that this is tentative schedule and may change after the first week once I’ve had a chance to watch the first episode of every new series I expressed interest in in the Summer 2010 Preview.

… More after the jump.

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June 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm Comments (79)

One Piece – 457

「海軍本部直前回想特別編 兄弟の誓い!」 (Marinfōdo Chokuzen Kaisou Supesharu – Kyōdai no Chikai!)
“A Special Retrospective Before Marineford! The Vow of the Brotherhood!”

For an episode that’s about 80% recap… yeah, no it still wasn’t interesting.

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June 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm Comments (14)

RAINBOW: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin – 13


Nothing major was added in this recap episode told from Mario’s perspective, but it did go over everything that’s happened up until now. Time-wise, it slots in just after he received the bullet from Setsuko and before embarking to Numazu, Shizuoka to find and kill Ishihara.

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June 30, 2010 at 2:30 am Comments (10)

K-ON!! – 13

「残暑見舞い!」 (Zansho Mimai!)
“Late-Summer Greeting Card!”

I never thought I’d describe an episode about our favorite light music band as “trippy”, but that’s exactly what this one revolving around Azusa felt like as she kept zoning in and out of daydreams.

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June 30, 2010 at 12:12 am Comments (58)

Mayoi Neko Overrun! – 13 (Recap)

「迷い猫、まとまった」 (Mayoi Neko, Matomatta)
“Stray Cat, Compiled”

Even with no new scenes added, this was one of the best and most entertaining recap episodes I’ve ever watched.

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June 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm Comments (19)

Senkou no Night Raid – 13 (END)

「せめて、希望のかけらを」 (Semete, Kibou no Kakeru wo)
“At The Very Least, A Fragment of Hope”

Picking up from Aoi’s first encounter with Kazura since his betrayal, I honestly had no idea how things would wrap up and was looking forward to being surprised every step of the way. Well, Anime no Chikara sure delivered in this finale by throwing out twist after twist after twist.

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June 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm Comments (16)

Bleach – 277

Soifon fires her bankai at Barragan, resulting in a large explosion that sends both her and Omaeda flying backwards. Even with a steel sash anchoring her, Soifon is unable to withstand the blast, and Omaeda barely manages to save her from crashing into a building. Nearby, Starrk releases his Resurrecion, Los Lobos, and reveals that he and Lilynette are part of each other.

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June 29, 2010 at 10:57 am Comments (26)

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 12

「“二人”ということ」 (“Futari” to Iu Koto)
“What It Means To Be a ‘Pair’”

Finally some Opast level action! After the slow change of pace with Yuki getting settled into his new life with the Giou clan, I was looking forward to seeing exactly what a high level battle in this series entails.

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June 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm Comments (11)



GOAAALLL!!! E-T-U! Ra ra ra! E-T-U! Ra ra ra! … KIMATTA!!

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June 28, 2010 at 1:56 am Comments (17)

Arakawa Under the Bridge – 13 (END)


With the announcement of a second season following the airing of this finale, SHAFT’s taken the opportunity to introduce some of the other characters they opted not to earlier on.

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June 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm Comments (23)

WORKING!! – 13 (END)

「デートと言う名の”決戦”、小鳥遊と伊波のそれから…」 (Deeto to Iu Na no “Kessen”, Takanashi to Inami no Sore kara…)
“Takanashi and Inami in the So-Called “Decisive Battle” of a Date…”

Better late than never I guess, as Matsumoto Maya (Kawase Akiko) finally gets some screen time and lines in the final episode.

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June 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm Comments (61)

Bakemonogatari – 15 (END)

「つばさキャット其ノ伍」 (Tsubasa Kyatto Sono Go)
“Tsubasa Cat Part 5″

It was delayed enough times for me to stop caring when it would come out, but SHAFT finally got around to airing the last episode of the Bakemonogatari anime. Remember six months ago when everyone voted it as the best anime of 2009? Well, this series probably should’ve been saved for 2010 consideration given how late this aired.

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June 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm Comments (63)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – 63

「扉の向こう側」 (Tobira no Mukou Gawa)
“The Other Side of The Gate”

With the fight against Father looking like it was pretty much settled last time, I wasn’t expecting Greed to get pulled back into the fray for his philosopher’s stone. More so than that, Greed tricking Ling into giving up on the fruitless struggle so that he can play hero was something I really didn’t foresee.

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June 27, 2010 at 4:30 am Comments (156)

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