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Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! – 08

「ゆるしません!」 (Yurushimasen!)
“I Will Not Allow It!”

I really like the way Papakiki handles the problems that are given to its characters. Some of you may call it a cop-out but I loved how so many different things were all tied together in such a cohesive manner. Who would have thought that a few side characters would have had such a huge role?

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February 29, 2012 at 2:17 am Comments (67)

Aquarion EVOL – 09

「男と女のアナグラム」 (Otoko to Onna no Anaguramu)
“Anagram of a Man and a Woman”

In terms of screenwriting and witty dialogue, Ano Natsu de Matteru and Rinne no Lagrange are easily my top two picks of the season, but Aquarion EVOL is really making a case for itself with Kawamori Shouji and Okada Mari working their magic.

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February 29, 2012 at 1:32 am Comments (62)

Rinne no Lagrange – 08

「鴨川ロリータ」 (Kamogawa Roriita)
“Kamogawa Lolita”

Ika Musume as a blond-haired pushy loli in my Lagrange? I didn’t even realize it was Kanemoto Hisako voicing Asteria Lizamarie de Rochefort until I saw the credits, but it sure proved to be a highlight after the fact since she ravaged Madoka and supposedly brought the U.S. President to tears over the phone.

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February 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm Comments (93)

Chihayafuru – 21

「わがころもでにゆきはふりつつ」 (Waga Koromode ni Yuki wa Furitsutsu)
“While Snow Falls Upon My Sleeves”

OK – so what’s with Arata and the pink cell phone??

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February 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm Comments (30)

Naruto 575 – Mixing the Bloodlines

February 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm Comments (42)

Bleach – 361

「新たな姿!護廷十三隊、見参!」 (Arata na sugata! Gotei juusan tai, kenzan! )
“A New Appearance! Meet the Gotei 13!”

Like last week, I’m looking for some feedback on my posts and writing, so if you have anything you want to say about what you like, don’t like, would like, or just about the general format of posts, feel free to leave comments.

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February 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm Comments (49)

Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam- – 17

「Dynamic possibilities」

I walk away from this episode with mixed feelings but thought it wasn’t bad overall.

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February 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm Comments (46)

Another – 08

「Hair stand -紺碧-」 (Konpeki)

Any notion that this would be a laid-back “breather” episode was out the window for me in the first three minutes of Another this week.

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February 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm Comments (155)

Mouretsu Pirates – 08

「姫と海賊」 (Hime to Kaizoku)
“Princesses and Pirates”

No “bodaciousness”, no mini skirts, and no pirates! One would think that I’d be disappointed at how misleading the title of Sasamoto Yuuichi’s novel is, but I’m really not as it continues to redefine my understanding of what it means to be a “space pirate”.

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February 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm Comments (46)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 20

「世界の卵」 (Sekai no Tamago)
“World Egg”

I’ll gladly admit that I enjoy Shana a lot more when there’s a lot of flashy action to keep my mind occupied. And instead of getting bombarded with explanations, the talking was kept to a minimum this week.

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February 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm Comments (19)

Mirai Nikki – 20

「データ転送」 (Dēta Tensō)
“Data transfer”

Speaking as a huge fan of the manga, I’m extremely pleased with what Asread did with the chapters that made up this week’s episode – some of the most important of Mirai Nikki, and among my favorites.

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February 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm Comments (71)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 08

「陽だまりに翳りなく」 (Hidamari ni Kagerinaku)
“There’s No Shadow Beneath the Sun”

Well, it doesn’t look like Kurisu is quite ready to jump ship onto the good guys’ side, but given that Miku didn’t hesitate to help her and Genjuurou even jumped in to lend a hand, it should only be a matter of time before two Symphogear heroines becomes three.

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February 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm Comments (28)

Black Rock Shooter – 04

「いつか夢見た世界が閉じる」 (Itsuka Yume Mita Sekai ga Tojiru)
“One Day The Dream World Will Close Off”

“Unconventional” is probably the best way I can describe Black Rock Shooter, as Ordet and Sanzigen have taken a Japanese Internet phenomenon of sorts and adapted it into an anime that’s very unlike the more typical ones that we see these days..

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February 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm Comments (88)

Amagami SS+ plus – 08

「棚町薫 後編 ミチヅレ」 (Tanamachi Kaoru Kouhen – Michizure)
“Tanamachi Kaoru, Second Chapter – Companion”

Regardless of whatever arguments Junichi may have with Kaoru, it seems like he always has his mind in the “right place” to ensure that their relationship can overcome anything.

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February 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm Comments (28)

Nisemonogatari – 08

「つきひフェニックス 其ノ壹」 (Tsukihi Fenikkusu Sono Ichi)
“Tsukihi Phoenix Part One”

I will never look at a toothbrush the same way again.

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February 26, 2012 at 6:31 am Comments (182)

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