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Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – 08

「えへ、学園妻です」 (Ehe, Gakuentsuma desu.)
“Hehe, I’m a School Wife.”

Kids these days are so shameless — talking about their loli loving, gap moe feelings in public. Do they have no shame?

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February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm Comments (130)

Break Blade – 04

「惨禍ノ地」 (Sanka no Chi)
“Land of Calamity”

Less than a month later, we have the Blu-ray release of the fourth of six movies. Surprisingly, there were some lighthearted moments, which I attribute to Rygart speaking his mind and making Sigyn snap just as much as Narvi (enough to make her point her unloaded gun at him anyway).

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February 28, 2011 at 4:50 am Comments (62)

GOSICK – 08

「過去の王国に遠吠(ぼ)えがこだまする」 (Kako no Ōkoku ni Tōboe ga Kodama Suru)
“Howling Echoes From the Kingdom of the Past”

Wow. It was a bad idea trying to piece together a mystery in GOSICK, because I pretty much got it all wrong. NEVER AGAIN.

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February 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm Comments (62)

Bakuman. – 21

「文学と音楽」 (Bungaku to Ongaku)
“Literature and Music”

After nearly two whole minutes of recap, I was expecting this week’s episode to be a complete let down. But to my disbelief, the tension just kept rising higher and higher as the episode got better and better.

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February 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm Comments (28)

Hourou Musuko – 06

「文化祭 ~Dream of butterfly~」 (Bunkasai ~Dream of butterfly~)
“Cultural Festival ~Dream of butterfly~”

The cultural festival has finally rolled around and in-turn the gender bender play the characters have been planning for months. It’s a pretty important event symbolically for Ariga especially since he was the only one of the three GID primary characters who landed a main role in the Romeo and Juliet play, but I still question the wisdom of using a random draw to select the roles given the difference in acting abilities.

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February 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm Comments (11)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 21

「眠れ、地の底で」 (Nemure, Chi no Soko de)
“Rest, Beneath the Earth”

Even with all the Sanger/Wodan build-up last time, it was all about the Branstein brothers’ revenge like the preview suggested. Their cousin Leona Garstein (Sakakibara Yui) was eager to help out as well, which had me eagerly looking forward to seeing Archibald get what he deserves.

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February 27, 2011 at 6:30 am Comments (25)

STAR DRIVER: Kagayaki no Takuto – 21

「リビドーなお年頃」 (Ribidoo na Otoshigoro)
“Libido Coming of Age”

Well, it looks like the possibility that Tokio’s nude paintings of Sora were a figurative thing was put to rest, as one more flashback quickly indicated otherwise. What was more interesting though is that Head is aware that he’s lost a lot in his pursuit for power, which includes Sakana among them.

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February 27, 2011 at 1:40 am Comments (33)

Tegami Bachi REVERSE – 21

Noir at odds with Lawrence? Could this be the return of Gauche?

「ロレンスの野望」 (Rorensu no Yabou)
“Lawrence’s Ambition”

I’ve been hoping there’d be something about Reverse’s radical means of revenge that would make Noir think twice about cooperating with them, and this recent revelation on did just that and more. It’s probably safe to assume that Roda is one of the motivating factors for him to stop the government’s human experimentation, so I have no idea what Lawrence was thinking when he was going to sacrifice her along with all the other people who couldn’t become a spirit.

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February 26, 2011 at 11:30 pm Comments (10)

Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu! – 08 (END)

「みつごは続くよどこまでも」 (Mitsugo wa Tsuzukuyo Doko Mademo)
“These Three Girls will keep going on and on”

I can’t believe such a great show is done already! Only after eight episodes, seven if you don’t consider the Gachi Rangers special, I have to live without my weekly dose of Hitoha, Futaba, and Mitsuba?! All in all, while I don’t want this show to end, I must admit that this final episode managed to wrap things up nicely — full of the funny gags I love which had me laughing until the final heart melting scene.

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February 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm Comments (53)

FREEZING – 08

「Pandora Queen」

Seeing as I was expecting a date at the amusement park this week, the episode title struck me as rather odd. It only took me a few minutes in to quickly realize why, as we had an anime original episode centering around a yearly prom where Pandoras and Limiters get a chance to mingle. That’s what the West Genetics tradition is promoted as anyway, when in reality the Pandora Queen beauty pageant is the only thing that matters.

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February 26, 2011 at 3:50 am Comments (60)

Yumekui Merry – 08

「夢回廊」 (Yume Kairō)
“Dream Corridor”

Yumekui Merry has everything, plot, movement, charming characters, and an end goal in sight. So why is it so bereft of excitement? Is it the subject matter? The problems raised? The plot itself? Just me?

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February 26, 2011 at 3:24 am Comments (43)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 20

「猟犬部隊(ハウンドドッグ)」 (Ryouken Butai (Haundo Doggu))
“Hunting Dog Corps (Hound Dog)”

Now is it just me or is this series so much better when it doesn’t beat around the bush with religious mumbo jumbo and stuff actually happens on screen? We had Accelerator trying to get Kihara’s Hound Dogs off his back, Touma trying to do the same before Vento came along, and Kuroko causing a commotion over Mikoto like only she can. Throw in Uihara for good measure and the end result is To Aru Majutsu no Index just the way I like it.

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February 25, 2011 at 10:30 pm Comments (77)

IS Infinite Stratos – 08

「ファインド・アウト・マイ・マインド」 (Faindo Auto Mai Maindo)
“Find Out My Mind”

I’m starting to think that Ichika doesn’t get enough credit, simply because he’s oblivious to the idea that cute girls actually like him. If we’re talking about sticking up for what he believes in, then the inter-class two-versus-two IS tournament was a prime example of some of his redeeming traits.

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February 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm Comments (160)

FRACTALE – 06

「最果ての町」 (Saihate no Machi)
“The Farthest Town”

“Shut up Enri. Phryne can strip all she wants.” That’s admittedly the first (sarcastic) thought that came to mind when Enri started flipping out about our mysterious priestess taking off all her clothes in record time to go skinny dipping. More so than the actual fan-service, that scene showcased the tomboy side of Phryne yet again, and how she’s not shy about being a girl, let alone an attractive one, which is always fun to watch.

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February 25, 2011 at 5:00 am Comments (42)

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica – 08

「あたしって、ほんとバカ」 (Atashitte, Honto Baka)
“I’ve been such a fool”

The phrase “my mind has been blown away” doesn’t really fit how broken my mind is. As I try to settle my thoughts and try to figure out a way to condense them into something comprehendible, the first thing that comes to mind is how much I would like to rip Kyubei’s head off.

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February 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm Comments (267)

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