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K – 13 (END)

「kings」

No bone. No blood. No ash.

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December 30, 2012 at 8:53 am Comments (114)

Sukitte Ii na yo. – 13 (END)

「Say ”I love you”.」

Satisfying shoujo endings such as Sukitte Ii na yo.’s are rare.

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December 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm Comments (32)

Reader’s Choice – Best Anime 2012 Poll

It’s that time of year again – welcome, one and all, to the Seventh Annual Reader’s Choice poll! Do you have a favorite series you’d like to see win? Or perhaps you’re just curious what everyone else enjoyed this year? Well either way, this is the time to cast your vote and make your voices heard!

As has become our habit, there will be two polls for you to vote on this year – one for regularly broadcast TV series, and another for OVA/movies. We’re asking you for your top 5 picks in each poll, which should stop the results from being heavily skewed towards the mega-popular shows. This year we have an astounding 132 TV series and 71 OVA/movies for you to choose from, so make sure you look over the entire list before deciding. Also, please respect other people’s choices in the comments, and keep in mind that entertainment is subjective. People like what they like, so even if you might think they have terrible taste (ooo, ooo, ooo, that’s me!!), please try to respect their opinions.

More after the jump.

Note: The polls will close on Tuesday, January 1st at 8:00 AM GMT. Results will be posted in the Best of Anime 2012 post, which will be written by the three active writers who have watched the most anime this year.

Update: Polls closed. Thank you for taking the time to vote!

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December 29, 2012 at 1:53 am Comments (398)

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 12 (END)

「Century of Shame」

Well, that was an interesting way to end things. It wasn’t what I expected, but it sure was Jormungand-isque to say the least.

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December 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm Comments (66)

Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de – 02

「キラー」 (Kirā)
“Killer”

After three months of absence, episode two of Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de kind of snuck up on us out of nowhere.

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December 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm Comments (15)

Bleach 522 – Too Much Swag

December 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm Comments (34)

Naruto 615 – My Way Of The Ninja

December 27, 2012 at 7:44 am Comments (118)

PSYCHO-PASS – 11

「聖者の晩餐」 (Seija no Bansan)
“The Saint’s Supper”

I’m not sure anyone’s Psycho-Pass hue could stay clear after this episode.

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December 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm Comments (101)

Winter 2013 Preview!

With Christmas and the end of the world (no relation) behind us, 2013 approaches at a breakneck pace, heralding the coming of the winter anime season. 2012 has passed by rapidly, and I for one feel like it was only yesterday that I first started writing for RC! Winter has long been one of the less active seasons for anime; just as the trees are devoid of leaves, the anime charts are… relatively less densely populated. Well that was a terrible analogy, especially when we have 31 previews for you to peruse! This seems to be a season of shorts, and from all manner of genres, from Yamakan’s anime-saving (just kidding!) Senyu., to the weird and wacky gdgd Fairies 2. It’s looking pretty good for adaptations too, with the popular 2channel-birthed fantasy light novel Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, as well as the fantasy romantic comedy Sasami-san@Ganbaranai as handled by SHAFT! On the sequel front, we have a long-awaited continuation in D.C. III ~Da Capo III~ – returning after a whole five years of absence – along with a fourth season of Minami-ke and second seasons of the surprise hit Chihayafuru, the ever hilarious Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, and the singing and dancing sci-fi original AKB0048. As for originals, we could well be in for a treat with KyoAni’s Tamako Market. This winter proved almost as busy as our fall preview, so continuing in last season’s trend, we’ve brought on a whole seven writers to give you a glimpse of what to expect! Have a look around, see if anything catches your fancy, and get fired up!

* This preview will be kept at the top for the next while, so be sure to scroll past it or check the Recent Entries on your right for new posts.

* The season end poll is up in the sidebar.

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December 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm Comments (258)

Magi – 12

「決意と決別」 (Ketsui to Ketsubetsu)
“Determination and Separation”

The time of diplomacy is over–the will to fight begins.

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December 26, 2012 at 5:50 am Comments (21)

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun – 13 (END)

「春遠からじ」 (Haru Toukaraji)
“Spring is Near”

And so it ends, at least for now.

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December 26, 2012 at 4:44 am Comments (41)

Shin Sekai Yori – 13

「再会」 (Saikai)
“Reunion”

I have my complains about the animation, but it certainly doesn’t break Shin Sekai Yori’s trend of delivering an engrossing episode every successive week.

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December 26, 2012 at 12:55 am Comments (27)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 13

「混戦」 (Konsen/i>)
“Meele”

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A is back with the rest of the semi-finals!

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December 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm Comments (39)

K – 12

「Adolf K Weismann」

“It’s not like you’d ever listen to me.”

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December 25, 2012 at 11:56 am Comments (24)

Girls und Panzer – 10.5

「紹介します2!」 (Shoukai Shimasu 2!)
“I’ll Introduce 2!”

While I generally don’t like recap episodes, I have to admit that Girls und Panzer at least manages to make them interesting.

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December 25, 2012 at 5:18 am Comments (56)

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