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Fall 2010 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Battle Spirits Brave
07:00 EX (9/12)
Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
09:30 AT-X (10/4)
Bleach
18:00 TX
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
25:50 TX (10/6)
Pokemon Best Wishes!
19:00 TX (9/23)
Iron Man
22:00 ANIMAX (10/1)
MM!
09:30 AT-X (10/2)
Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional
07:00 ytv (10/3)
Yosuga no Sora
23:30 AT-X (10/4)
Motto To LOVE-Ru
26:00 MX (10/5)
Tantei Opera milky holmes
23:00 MX (10/7)
To Aru Majutsu no Index II
23:30 AT-X (10/8)
Bakuman.
18:00 NHK E (10/2)
One Piece
09:30 CX
Otome Youkai Zakuro
25:30 TX (10/4)
Kuragehime
24:45 CX (10/14)
Sora no Otoshimono f (Forte)
25:00 TVS (10/1)
Tegami Bachi REVERSE
23:55 TX (10/2)
STAR DRIVER Kagayaki no Takuto
17:00 MBS/TBS (10/3)
Nurarihyon no Mago
25:44 ytv (7/5)
Amagami SS
25:25 TBS (7/1)
Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector
25:00 KBS (10/1)
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
23:00 NHK-BS2 (10/3)
Shinryaku! Ika Musume
26:00 TX (10/4)
Togainu no Chi
25:25 MBS (10/7)
FORTUNE ARTERIAL Akai Yakusoku
25:23 TX (10/8)
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
23:30 MX (10/3)
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
25:55 TBS (10/7)
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
27:00 BS4 (10/1)
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls
24:30 CTC (10/3)
Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
25:35 TX (10/3)
Legend: 13 Divine 2 Kiiragi 1 Prooof 3 Takaii Not covering

With the new fall season starting tomorrow, here’s a quick overview of what the plans are blogging-wise. Please note that this schedule may change in the upcoming weeks, but will likely remain very close to what’s listed here. As usual, I’ll be watching much more than I’ll be blogging, so Suzuku and Takaii have been brought in to help cover some other shows. Prooof is continuing on with Bleach and Nurarihyon no Mago like originally planned, whereas Kiiragi is going back to being the resident One Piece writer. If for some reason you haven’t checked out the Fall 2010 Preview already, all links in the schedule will take you to the series’ corresponding entry. I’ve added a lot of new promotional videos since the preview was originally published, so it’s worth checking out again even if you have.

At the moment, I’m not too keen on covering ten shows, even though it’s one less than this past season and six less than spring. Real-life priorities have significantly reduced the amount of time I can invest into the site, so I need to find a better balance between work, blogging, and recreation. With that in mind, Tegami Bachi REVERSE and Hakouki Hekketsuroku are two series that I really want to cover, but may forgo both depending on how covering two shows a day from Friday to Monday feels. My current plan is to cover them in a slightly reduced capacity as opposed to not at all, for which I’ve been tweaking the filmstrip post format in preparation. I also plan to use this season as an opportunity to try out a more image-oriented version of that format, particularly for comedies where the captions allow me to poke fun at various things that happen and the less rigid flow makes it easier to go off on a tangent with random thoughts. The ones I have in mind are Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Shinryaku! Ika Musume, and Sora no Otoshimono Forte. I’ve been playing with the format for the past few days and really like how it looks and reads, so I’m looking forward to putting it into practice and hearing everyone’s feedback.

As for some other tidbits, I originally planned to let Suzuku cover To Aru Majutsu no Index II, but have also reluctantly let him cover STAR DRIVER in the highly coveted 5pm Sunday time slot, previously occupied by the likes of Macross Frontier, Gundam 00, and Fullmetal Alchemist. The reason being that I want to see Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls covered in an objective and unbiased light that looks beyond the surface, and didn’t want either him or Takaii to take a stab at a show that tends to attract “less agreeable” comments. I don’t feel too bad about leaving out the Arakawa Under the Bridge sequel, but do wish that I could make time for Kuragehime. Even without them, the 22 shows of coverage will be more than enough to keep the site bustling with impressions, plus there are three manga series on top of that. Please note that I’m the only one who will be covering off raws, so there will be a bit of delay for the other writers after something airs. I am pushing Suzuku to try and cover STAR DRIVER unsubbed though.

As always, comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome. I’m also willing to listen to requests (complaints?) to a degree if you really want to a series covered that isn’t listed above, though it would have to fall under the list of ones I’m planning to watch to be considered.

 

Notes:
- Crunchyroll has added Otome Youkai Zakuro to their line of simulcasts for the season.
- Aniplex USA will be streaming Oreimo and Togainu no Chi.

Updates:
10/3: Suzuku has decided not cover Motto To LOVE-Ru anymore, as he has more shows than he can handle.
10/5: Hakuouki Hekketsuroku moved to Mondays as the first day it airs, in light of AT-X premiering a double-header of the special and episode 13.
10/15: Kiiragi has decided to drop One Piece in favor of covering currently airing series. He’ll be taking over coverage of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt from Suzuku and picking up Kuragehime as well.
10/20: Prooof has decided to drop Nurarihyon no Mago.
10/30: Suzuku won’t be covering Togainu no Chi after all, as he’s reached his limit on the number of shows he can cover concurrently.
12/09: Suzuku will no longer be writing for RandomC, so I’ve picked up STAR DRIVER, To Aru no Majutsu no Index II, and MM.

September 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm
128 comments »
  • September 30, 2010 at 3:43 pmSuzuku

    RC is officially a blogging sweat shop. A blog factory. Unlimited Blogging Works.

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:39 pmTakaii

      I want a blogging marble. Be able to go into my own world and not worry about the outside one. >>

    • September 30, 2010 at 8:10 pmTsuki

      Lol. All of those Fate UBW references I see :P

      Any bloggers here plan on picking up the UBW movie and writing up a post on it, by the way? I’m just curious, considering the movie just came out today.

      • September 30, 2010 at 8:14 pmSuzuku

        Yes, I am. I already have the movie downloaded, just have to watch it. I plan on doing that after the PSG post tomorrow.

      • October 1, 2010 at 6:32 amunknown2

        Oh I was just about to ask that…Its in my ps3 all day now, Im wondering if I should watch it now or sleep and wait it till day after (busy tmr)…That just means im off limits to RC till then coz I dont wanna be spoiled…even by the top 6 screens

      • October 1, 2010 at 3:47 pmTakaii

        I am very excited about watching UBW. I haven’t found a download -stares at Suzuku-
        But, I’m a super huge fan of Fate/Stay Night. I basically watched it, re-watched it years later when the BluRay came out, and at the same time read everything about it through wikis and fansites.

        I also love Ayako Kawasumi.

  • September 30, 2010 at 3:47 pmkeiOnDaisuki

    OtoYouZaku…x(
    OH YEAH! OREIMO! xDD

  • September 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm1Lau

    Seems like the shows are being divided better and better with the new workforce. ;)

    • September 30, 2010 at 3:53 pmDivine

      My load hasn’t decreased at all though. :(

      • September 30, 2010 at 4:14 pmShirt

        Ganbate! :D

      • September 30, 2010 at 4:47 pmRijasy

        Thanks for all your hard work divine. I can’t speak for everyone, but I personally appreciated the effort put in. :)

      • October 1, 2010 at 2:12 amHagiri

        Ganbare !!! Ganbare !!!

      • October 2, 2010 at 6:26 pmShinjiro

        D, just watch your health and don’t overload yourself. Fall is a big anime season but it’s also cold season too.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:09 pmGuy

    Disappointing to see you guys are not covering the 2nd season of Arakawa Under the Bridge, since the 1st one was quite good. Still, you guys are mostly covering the good stuff, so it’s not so bad.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:09 pmdisgradius

    Wow, nice to see so much coverage, although was hoping you guys would blog fortune arterial as well. Seems pretty well known but guess it could be typical harem fare.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:11 pmShirt

    I was a little saddened by the loss of Arakawa but the other show are so great, it’s no big deal. I was wondering when the new shows were gonna start. Tell me, during the gap between the new shows’ airing and the old ones being finished, what shows on tv in Japan to fill the void? Reruns? Just curious..

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:15 pmSilivious

    Hope you can blog the SRW. :D Been waiting for that for awhile.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:35 pmBluance

    New season new OP&ED, oops there goes more flood on the front page ^^ looking forward to this season though, Good luck to the new bloggers.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:39 pmfirecow

    @Divine, What do you mean by your load hasn’t decreased at all?

    • September 30, 2010 at 4:51 pmKelfistan

      Random Curiosity as a WHOLE is capable of blogging more shows, but still Divine is covering about 8-11 shows(his usually amount) this season, the most shows of all the bloggers

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:41 pmToya

    I am happy that all but one series I will be watching (or at least checking out) are going to be covered. Good Luck on getting through a busy season everyone.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:41 pmMiharuEndoh

    Good choices!! *o* I’m looking forward reading your posts guys
    what a shame that nobody will blog Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge T_T

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:46 pmCroosboy

    w0w divine you really can blog that much. your amazing.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:52 pmShiden

    Divine, I’ve been wondering for a while now, how the heck do you guys get all the caps done for the episodes? You can’t possibly be doing individual screenshots, right?

    • September 30, 2010 at 5:01 pmVsin

      I think they do. Watch the whole thing, then sift through it in a slightly jagged manner. Sort of like “Hey, I remember this cool scene where stuff looked awesome!” /screencap. It’s probably a ton of work to get all those images, but it’s probably second nature to these guys by now.

    • September 30, 2010 at 5:04 pmSuzuku

      In fact, we do. :p

    • September 30, 2010 at 5:17 pmDivine

      It’s somewhat streamlined, but still a fairly manual process. I take anywhere from 80 to 120 screen captures while watching and then pick 39-42 of the best ones. At times, I’ll pause and step frame by frame to get the exact shot I want.

      • October 1, 2010 at 8:57 amShiden

        WOW. Okay, even more than ever, thank you for all the hard work.

      • October 1, 2010 at 11:40 amnoobiesnack

        I would have to say you probably use some kind of program that auto-saves screen shots? I can’t imagine you would go in and every time you hit print screen for every single image without one lol

      • October 1, 2010 at 1:49 pmShiden

        @noobie: Well, there are some players (VLC, for example) that have a “save snapshot” feature which would simplify things, but even then, for the number of series that they’re doing, it’s a lot of work.

      • October 10, 2010 at 6:33 amXevar

        @ noobiesnack: In Zoomplayer, you can also take a screenshot through Alt + F. I don’t know about the other players, though.

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:56 pmMad_Dog

    someone cover FORTUNE ARTERIAL Akai Yakusoku for heaven’s sakes! seriously people are underestimating this one.

    PLEASE!!!!!

    • September 30, 2010 at 5:14 pmKelfistan

      I will……but let’s just I’m not from this site………….

  • September 30, 2010 at 5:20 pmRah

    Pleaaase, Arakawa under the Bridge 2 i-i Please, Please, Please T-T

  • September 30, 2010 at 5:42 pmfathomlessblue

    Booo for Arakawa not being covered whilst Amagami still is. Other than that it looks a pretty extensive lineup. Good work guys!

    • September 30, 2010 at 5:50 pmTehJawknee

      I have to agree. I first started watching Arakawa because of the preview and coverage here. I don’t think I’d feel complete without it. Maybe give it to someone else, Divine? I’m sure your new recruits wouldn’t mind taking on a second show…

      • September 30, 2010 at 7:59 pmSuzuku

        Urr, have you looked at the chart? It’s too late for a “second show”, which is the problem.

        @fathomlessblue: What’s wrong with Amagami? Never mind that they’re on completely different days, thus the situation for covering them is different.

      • October 1, 2010 at 8:09 amTakaii

        I think the phrase goes “Don’t bite off more then you can chew”
        Suzuku is covering like 6 shows, while I’m at 3, with Divine trailing leading with 10.

        Plus, Kiiragi (1) and Prooof (2).

      • October 1, 2010 at 9:49 amfathomlessblue

        @Suzuka

        Lol, I was mostly being lighthearted although it’s true my interest in Amagami SS has waned. The only show i’ve truly hated recently was HSotD, although I seem to be mostly alone in that stance.

        Regarding Arakawa, I guess it’s easy to forget that the upcoming season so far appears pretty decent, to the point there may be more good series’ than I actually have time to watch, let alone expect others to blog. With only a fully booked up Divine having seen the show, it is a lot to ask others to do writeups. I still think it’s a shame, but mainly because I believe Arakawa to be pretty underrated, with not alot of support from across the blogosphere.

        But yeah, sorry if I came across moaning/snotty, I appreciate the job you guys are doing.

  • September 30, 2010 at 5:45 pmgail

    PLAEASE PLEASE PLEASE Otome Youkai Zakuro PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • September 30, 2010 at 5:54 pmRonaconda

    Nice!

    Looking forward to your posts, Mr. Suzuku( you’re getting all my personal favorites.)

    Divine too, of course! I love all of you equally.

  • September 30, 2010 at 5:57 pmIHM

    What time is it 27:00? D:

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:08 pmPao

      3:00AM.

    • October 10, 2010 at 6:36 amXevar

      If I’m correct, this is because if they post it on the day it is actually, it’d sound like absurd because “no one” would actually want to watch a show “late at night.” (At least that’s what I heard from Divine [or was it someone else?])

      • October 10, 2010 at 6:49 amXevar

        Better explanation from Suzuku.

  • September 30, 2010 at 6:12 pmFreya

    lol Pokemon is going to be blogged??

    • September 30, 2010 at 6:17 pmbabawaba

      no

  • September 30, 2010 at 6:17 pmpilotsuit

    Aww, it’s unfortunate that no one’s going to cover Kuragehime.
    I’m still looking forward to your posts, though! Good luck. :)

    • September 30, 2010 at 6:27 pmfathomlessblue

      Yeah Kuragehime’s the show i’m looking forward to most after Arakawa so it’s a bit of a shame neither are being covered this time. Oh well, with any look they’ll be picked up elsewhere.

  • September 30, 2010 at 6:18 pminnerchihiro

    Aww, no Arakawa… :( Oh well, you guys are working so hard. I’m excited to see how this season turns out!

  • September 30, 2010 at 6:34 pmJay

    not blogging iron man?

    what the crap?

  • September 30, 2010 at 6:43 pmpsybass

    wow i’m surprised nobody wants to post Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, i mean it was popular no?

    • September 30, 2010 at 6:53 pmSuzuku

      Whether we want to or not has nothing to do with it. We have lives too and can only cover so much, and when weighted against the other possible shows to blog it lost out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the sacrifice in the long run though.

      • September 30, 2010 at 7:14 pmDivine

        You’ll soon learn that readers’ demands have no bounds! They won’t settle for compromises!

      • September 30, 2010 at 9:20 pmZnail

        Greedy bastards, aren’t they?

      • October 1, 2010 at 11:45 amnoobiesnack

        Well, most of them are people who believe they are entitled to free subs. So why not be entitled to getting your way everywhere else!? luls… (I agree with the greedy bastards comment)

  • September 30, 2010 at 6:56 pmoutcast

    I loved reading the arakawa posts. But it’s nice of you to keep your young blood away from people who might misunderstand edgy echi stuff.
    Still there is a blond venusian crying for attention :P

  • September 30, 2010 at 6:59 pmMatt

    Thanks for all the hard work you put into the site. I’m really looking forward to the new season, especially the coverage of TWGOK.

  • September 30, 2010 at 7:07 pmPao

    It’s so colorful. lol Don’t wear yourselves out too badly guys. P: New season kicks off today~

  • September 30, 2010 at 7:15 pmxHoneythief

    I find it funny how there are 2 new members to RC, and Divine is still blogging 5+ shows. Not that I mind at all, just sayin’. :P It’s nice to see RC so active though. Much appreciated guys~

    I am so excited for this season, it actually looks promising! Pansuto anime and Kuragehime are the two I look the most forward to. Star Driver looks like Code Geass and Sailor Moon’s lovechild. Do not know if want. It’ll all depend on the first episode blog…

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:35 pmSuzuku

      That’s because of the fact that fall has so many new anime in comparison to Summer and Winter. For example, if we had came aboard during the summer season Divine would probably only have covered 4-5 shows, as opposed to the 11 he did without us. Likewise, if it wasn’t for us Divine would have to blog 12 more shows than he is already planning to if he were aiming to get the same level of coverage we’re going to be providing this season. We do make a difference. :)

      • September 30, 2010 at 9:09 pmxHoneythief

        Ah, I didn’t mean to make it sound like you guys didn’t make a difference. Like I said, it’s good to see RC active with all the new members and having so many different shows being blogged. I just thought he’d cut back a bit for at least awhile, haha. STILL APPRECIATED THOUGH, REALLY.

        And I just realized Super Robot Wars is being blogged as well. Words could not express my current happiness.

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:37 pmTakaii

      Divine is a blogging machine. Enough said.
      @Suzuku: I think we make a difference!

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:39 pmDivine

      It saves me from covering 16 like I did back in spring, that’s for sure. If I didn’t bring more writers on, I would’ve stuck to 10 or 12 and only taken the highly anticipated ones. i.e. I would’ve blogged Index II, STAR DRIVER, Bakuman, and Yakumo myself and dropped four of the shows I currently have to compensate.

      I do see the irony though. It’s like I brought two more writers on and it didn’t effectively reduce my workload whatsoever. All it did is add to the coverage the site has.

      • October 10, 2010 at 6:52 amXevar

        Who cares. You’re awesome, and that’s the part why we like you. >:D

  • September 30, 2010 at 7:20 pmIrational Promise

    Togainu no Chi is being blogged? Suzuku, I love you.
    Actually you’re covering quite a lot of the shows I really want to watch this season. XD
    I’m glad Hakuouki and Bakuman are getting blogged too. <3
    Good Luck everyone!

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:41 pmSuzuku

      Yeah, I couldn’t let it pass just because it might have some BL in it.

      • September 30, 2010 at 7:52 pmIrational Promise

        Haha, yeah. XD
        There hasn’t been any series like that in a while (UraBoku does NOT count).

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:54 pmTakaii

      I’m really excited about Bakuman. I haven’t read the manga, so I have absolutely no expectations for it.

      Except seeing how a mangaka actually.. becomes a mangaka.

  • September 30, 2010 at 7:33 pmDivine

    There is a slight chance I’ll cover Arakawa in a reduced capacity, though I’m not sure if it will offer much in the ways of being interesting posts. By reduced capacity, I’m talking about a quick manga style post with only a dozen or so screen caps, which is what I’m planning to do for Tegami Bachi REVERSE and Hakuouki Hekketsuroku if I choose to stick with them.

    However, I do get a lot of blogging requests even from people who have already watched something themselves, so perhaps the impressions edge out the images to a lot of readers. *thumbs up*

    • October 1, 2010 at 8:39 amAlvord12

      It’s really appreciated Divine. Arakawa was one of the most unique and entertaining shows, it’d be nice if you could cover it! :)

  • September 30, 2010 at 7:36 pmTakaii

    I never got a chance to watch Arakawa, even though it seems so interesting :(
    I’d like to cover it, but it doesn’t seem right watching a sequel before watching the original right?

    There’s so much blue. :x

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:40 pmDivine

      You have two days to marathon 13 episodes. GO!

      • September 30, 2010 at 7:53 pmRaso

        I am chain running Arakawa as well.

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:43 pmSuzuku

      GOGOGO! Just make sure to get Bakuman out on time. :p

    • September 30, 2010 at 8:30 pmBluance

      2 Shaft titles “eye” believe in you!

    • October 1, 2010 at 4:21 amBlux

      It’d be awesome if you’d cover arakawa, then you’d cover two of the shows i’m looking forward to the most this season (^-^)

  • September 30, 2010 at 8:14 pmPhosphatide

    You know, if I were a blogger here I could be doing Holmes and Aterial.

    DOHOHOHO

  • September 30, 2010 at 8:53 pmamado

    the only thing this one is lacking for me is arakawa, other than that thanks for the schedule and for blogging those shows, I might add/watch more shows after reading your impressions

  • September 30, 2010 at 9:03 pmbillng

    Looks good but i really wanted Divine to blog index II, Just a writing style preference i suppose

    • September 30, 2010 at 9:22 pmDivine

      Aww… that’s heartwarming. :’)

    • September 30, 2010 at 11:17 pmSuzuku

      Sure, throw me under the bus. ( ´,_ゝ`)

      • September 30, 2010 at 11:39 pmdamrod

        He probably meant that because he is accustomed to Divines post-style he prefers them since he isn’t accustomed to your posting style.

        As for me, i don’t have a preference i guess since i enjoy the posts of all 3 bloggers the same.

  • September 30, 2010 at 9:45 pmcshin9

    And to think I was near panic when Omni said he was quitting.

  • September 30, 2010 at 10:09 pmEternal

    Looking forward to the new “comedy” image-oriented format. I always thought that large walls of text don’t fit a comedy focused series much.

  • September 30, 2010 at 10:10 pmJaden

    The schedule’s a lot more colorful this season!

    Whoa, Sundays are packed and it looks like Divine’s still the same blogging tons and watching well pretty much everything ^^. Anyway, most of the shows shows I will and may watch are on the list thanks to our bloggers, so I really can’t complain.

    Good luck to Random Curiosity and to an awesome season.

  • September 30, 2010 at 10:33 pmchloesong

    I’m in awe. *starts a slow clap for the RC Bloggers*

    I’m really excited for Takaii’s Bakuman impressions and it’s always interesting to read Divine’s posts on Amagami. :D I’m also excited about the continuing coverage of manga on RC. I love funny captions so the new format seems really promising! =)

    THANK YOU to the RC Staff, and especially Divine, for your hard work!!! We readers all appreciate it!!! :D<333
    I love RC for all the little details like the shoutbox, song of the moment, amazingly comprehensive schedules, comment preview, gravatar, etc…
    Please take care and don't burn out. :')

    • September 30, 2010 at 11:23 pmTakaii

      Why thank you for being excited. I am also very excited to start posting. Hope you can deal with my style of writing :]

      And, I don’t feel the fire burning out yet <3.

  • September 30, 2010 at 10:33 pmWhalegator

    I cant wait!!!! ^_^
    Thank you for your hard work guys, RC always makes my day better

  • September 30, 2010 at 11:05 pmAznCoffee

    No one’s going to cover Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge? D:

    Disappoint.

  • September 30, 2010 at 11:11 pmJames

    No Arakawa…? That’s kind of a disappointment for me.

  • September 30, 2010 at 11:40 pmFlipGlaze

    Thought some one would blog for FORTUNE ARTERIAL Akai Yakusoku, guess not

  • September 30, 2010 at 11:46 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    I don’t blame any of yall for NOT covering ARAKAWA under the bridge…BOOOORING!!!

  • October 1, 2010 at 2:48 amAnon

    More Arakawa and Shinrei tantei really are about it eh..

    Arakawa wasn’t the greatest but it had it’s moments.

    Shinrei just because who doesn’t love a mystery/horror. Although have ZERO clue how it will actually be.

  • October 1, 2010 at 4:01 amInnocence

    hmm no plans for Yosuga no Sora?

    its probably the only show I’m picking up next season, since I don’t go for non-visual novel adaptation anime =x

  • October 1, 2010 at 4:02 amNikki

    Coloooouuuuuurs…!

    Suzuku, I will be following your Togainu blogs religiously! Thank you for picking up that show!

  • October 1, 2010 at 5:03 amdany1908

    haha thats cool i see most will be
    can’t wait te read it
    and same like nikki…thanks suzuku

  • October 1, 2010 at 5:22 amewok40k

    any news on Shiki schedule? been following the bloodsuckers in a small village story, but it went on hiatus for some time
    seems I’ll be doing download marathons on tuesdays or wednesdays – and a watching marathons next day :)
    this website should be reclassified from blog to major anime webzine
    with even 300 words per entry it will be over 9000 words per week!

    • October 1, 2010 at 11:27 amDivine

      Despite what a lot of people have been misinformed into believing, Shiki isn’t on hiatus until October 14th. Only Fuji TV is taking three weeks off. Kansai TV only took one, so episode 12 will air on October 5th. It would’ve been even earlier, but it was five days behind Fuji TV’s broadcast to begin with.

      As for 9000 words a week, I’m easily around that range already with my 11 shows and one manga this past season. The vast majority of my posts are generally in the 600-900 word range. 300 words in a post is shorter than it seems. It’d be essentially one paragraph. With the new writers, it will likely be a lot more, though I’m trying to cut back on the text with my new format.

      • October 1, 2010 at 12:20 pmboingman

        Thanks, so the waiter is shorter than I feared.
        For those who enjoyed Higurashi, I really recommend Shiki.

  • October 1, 2010 at 6:18 amunknown2

    yyou’re gonna blog hakuouki! lol :D Im all good.

  • October 1, 2010 at 7:57 amOtaku ESA

    WHAT, no coverage for Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge?! I am sad. :(

  • October 1, 2010 at 10:03 amArabesque

    I first went o_0 at the amount that Divine was covering. Unlimited Blogging Works indeed …

    -On the new filmstrip post format, I want you to know that I think that may be the best thing for a good portion of the shows, as I just don’t think with the current image format (six images on preview) that many posts will be able to remain on the front page for long.*sweatdrop indeed*

    -On not letting the other members cover Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls, was that out of consideration for them, or was it because you thought they wouldn’t handle it? (No disrespect is meant by that, I know that Kiiragi had done HSotD, and he seemed to do well with it. And then there was Jaalin … indeed)

    -Suzuku covering STAR DRIVER sounds like a tough job, especially on RAW.

    • October 1, 2010 at 11:15 amDivine

      It’s completely out of consideration. Otherwise, I’d be covering STAR DRIVER instead.

      Kiiragi had a less than enjoyable experience covering HOTD on some weeks because people would chew him out on having a negative stance about the fan-service yet continue watching it. Rather than criticism, some fans perceived it as bashing the show on a weekly basis.

      From my experience, reader reactions really depend on the views of the writer and way they look at and approach different series. I find that fan-service oriented ones are a touchy subject unless you go about it a certain way and I don’t want the new guys to get discouraged covering one. I didn’t have too much difficulty covering Kanokon and kiss x sis, but it could have led to a lot of trolling had I not been purposely looking at those shows beyond the surface.

      • October 2, 2010 at 6:25 amunknown2

        As a female anime viewer, I (specifically me) dont really enjoy excessive fanservice. So Kiiragi’s blogging didnt bother me. But Im not bothered if someone describes how they love it either. I never watched Kiss x Sis but I read Divine’s blogging of it because I enjoyed his (Im guessing your a guy lol)reaction too it. I read the blogs to see how other felt about it, or discover stuff I overlooked when watching myself.

  • October 1, 2010 at 10:24 amZaku Fan

    I’m guessing Ika Musume will go the way of Arakawa with not too many people watching (too bad, it is a nice comedy), though hopefully it ends up like working!! where the storyline is engaging enough it becomes popular.

    • October 1, 2010 at 11:19 amDivine

      I’m really looking forward to Ika Musume and getting the series “out there” in the eyes of readers. My goal is to make everyone see the charm of the characters, much like I did when I flipped through a bit of the manga.

      Mitsudomoe was an example of a series that a lot of people looked on with wary eyes last season, but when people actually gave it a chance, they generally fell in love with it. I can see the same thing happening with Ika Musume.

      • October 1, 2010 at 3:43 pmTakaii

        Just the opening for Mitsudomoe makes it worth watching. :]

  • October 1, 2010 at 10:26 ampamibaes

    it’d be nice if you could cove otome youkai .. I beg you!!!!

  • October 1, 2010 at 12:06 pmdxb_blackwolf

    Wow many shows are going to be blogged xD The only show I’m watching that’s not going to be blogged is fortune arterial :D

  • October 1, 2010 at 12:46 pmBekas

    I’m disappointed that Arakawa won’t be blogged; I was looking forward to it but I understand that people DO have lives outside blogging ^^

    Though, I won’t be happy if the show was put aside in favor for others that are mainly and simply panty-shots, bras and stupid fan-service… Which seems to be the formula for all the newest animes and what seems that WILL happen in at least two of the sunday shows :\

    Won’t be happy at all.

    • October 1, 2010 at 3:41 pmTakaii

      I don’t think anyone of my shows focus on panty-shots, bras, or overly flowing fan service.

      D:

      • October 2, 2010 at 5:55 amBekas

        We’ll see that when the shows are aired ;) Until then, we’ll wait.

  • October 1, 2010 at 12:50 pmRaso

    You guys need 1 more blogger and you could cover every show.

  • October 1, 2010 at 1:52 pmbriex

    Can’t wait for everyone’s blog. Especially Divine’s Ika Musume blog since it’s the show I’m looking forward the most this fall.

  • October 1, 2010 at 2:00 pmToodles

    Though i have to admit i only started watching arakawa under the bridge because divine blogged it, I actually prefer it when the shows I’m not watching get blogged. That way I can read about the shows I haven’t seen and then decided later on whether or not they’re worth watching.

  • October 1, 2010 at 3:49 pmRockmanshii

    Good luck blogging for this season guys.Don’t overwork.

    You guys saw the opening for SRW? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKXBE4MIjDY it’s pure fanservice/awesmoeness etc.

    And the ED is pure girl Fanservice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N97r0ngrpw

    Today was a realy good day, first the end of Rainbow was awesome then this.

  • October 1, 2010 at 4:50 pmDendoh_fanboy

    Can’t wait to see RyuKoOh in action. Also, no Ibis in ED FTL.

  • October 1, 2010 at 8:04 pmEnnah

    Yay Hakuouki!

    As always, I will look forward to all your posts!

  • October 2, 2010 at 10:45 amSilentcid

    I’ve alway wondered. Why does some of the times say 27:00 or 25:00?

    • October 2, 2010 at 11:04 amSuzuku

      27:00 = 3:00am
      25:00 = 1:00am

      The idea is that people will have to stay up late to watch the shows so instead of using the conventional times, they extend past the 24:00 and go up to 27:00.

  • October 5, 2010 at 1:45 amLolipok

    Why aren’t Kiiragi and Prooof covering more shows? Like Kuragehime or Arakawa?
    Still, you’re all doing an awesome job

    • October 5, 2010 at 2:12 pmSuzuku

      Time restraint/lack of interest.

  • October 5, 2010 at 6:43 amAlcohol

    sad that Arakawa will not be covered :(

  • October 5, 2010 at 7:07 amAnne

    I certainly hope Tegami Bachi REVERSE and Hakuouki Hekketsuroku does get some form of coverage, but it’s fine if you can’t (:

    Anyhoo, thank you for working so hard, RC! Keep it up!

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    called “reincaranation”, it’s a thriller mystery based movie.
    my goal is to give another point of view to anime medium,
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  • October 27, 2010 at 5:20 pmSilentmanX

    when will you do Iron Man, its actually quite good

  • December 20, 2010 at 11:01 amAshen

    If you don’t mind my asking: Is there a chance you or anyone on RC will blog Yumekui Merry when it comes out? http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11765

    It looks like a really cute series, and I’m already in love with the art. You RC guys provide the absolute BEST screenshot caps that I’ve ever seen, and your insights are stellar. <3