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Zetsuen no Tempest – 16

「徘徊する亡霊」 (Haikai Suru Borei )
“The Wandering Apparition”

Seems!? Nay! It is. I know not seems!

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January 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm Comments (55)

Tamako Market – 04

「小さな恋、咲いちゃった」 (Chisana Koi, Sai Chatta)
“A Small Love Blooms”

The Tamako Market team is really getting into it, with the fuwa fuwa and humour still spot on, but the character development and plot progression getting even more subtle and adroit. Also, Anko-hime, hng~

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January 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm Comments (74)

Naruto 618 – Unholy Resurrection

January 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm Comments (91)

Bleach 525 – Demon Child

January 30, 2013 at 11:28 am Comments (55)

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A – 14

「憧憬」 (Doukei)
“Aspiration”

It feels like that old Saki mahjong, except with more bondage, evil geniuses, and revenge. Swiftly approved!

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January 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm Comments (55)

Hyouka – 20, 21, 22 (END)

「あきましておめでとう / 手作りチョコレート事件 / 遠まわりする雛」 (Aki Mashi te Omedeto / Tezukuri Chokoreto Jiken / To Mawari Suru Hina)

“Happy New Opening” / “The Chocolate Files” / “Dolls in the Distance”

After being much delayed due to various circumstances, here it is: the finale post to one of Random Curiosity’s most loved series of 2012. Be warned though, this will be a long post.

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January 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm Comments (61)

Shin Sekai Yori – 17

「破滅の足音」 (Hametsu no Ashioto)
“Footsteps of Ruin”

This is rare for an anime- nay, any kind of story in general: a daring leap 12 years forward into the future, where the kids we’ve been following are now adults. Does it work? Oh hell yes it does.

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January 29, 2013 at 9:13 am Comments (40)

Minami-ke Tadaima – 04

「この青い夏空の下で男は汗を流す」 (Kono Aoi Natsu Sora no Shita de Otoko wa Ase o Nagasu)
“The man sweats under the blue summer sky”

He’s baaaaaaaaaack…

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January 29, 2013 at 6:31 am Comments (26)

PSYCHO-PASS – 14

「甘い毒」 (Amai Doku)
“Sweet Poison”

Extreme suffering and a penchant for violence is a staple in any Urobutcherbuchi Gen show, but their presence in PSYCHO-PASS strikes a different chord than their use in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica or Fate/Zero.

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January 29, 2013 at 2:58 am Comments (69)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 16

「ずっと、好きでした……」 (Zutto, Sukideshita……)
“I’ve always loved you”

He did it! He half-passed! Woohoo!!

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January 29, 2013 at 12:02 am Comments (91)

Magi – 16

「ソロモンの知恵」 (Soromon no Chie)
“Wisdom of Solomon”

Aladdin has come back back to finally reverse the reversals of flow. We’ve missed you, buddy.

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January 29, 2013 at 12:00 am Comments (19)

Conclusion – “Adieu, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye”

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It is with a heavy heart that I must take my leave from Random Curiosity, the home to all of my musings, ramblings, and essays for nearly a year and a half now. Back in the olden days of fall 2011 when my blogging career here first began, I was nervous as all hell. Worries about what people would think of my writing raced through my mind as I began watching that first episode. Yet with every word, every paragraph, and every post, I discovered that although my vocabulary may not be as expansive and my sentence structure not as eloquent as some of the other writers, I still loved to write.

In every post, I hoped to have a thesis that would help readers see an episode in a different light and more importantly, appreciate it in a different way. This was my philosophy behind writing for Random Curiosity, and now that my time here is over, I hope that I have been able to accomplish this goal once in a while so that my time and yours have not been spent in vain. Even on the days when an unfinished post seemed to stare at me for hours on end, my fingers would continue their staccato rhythm and my mind kept searching for an episode’s common thread – all because I wanted to present my best work to the readers.

I cannot express enough of my gratitude that you, the readers, have actually read and even liked my thousand-word plus essays, and I especially cherish the wonderful comments you’ve left that have helped me realize what my strengths as a writer are, what my voice is. More after the jump.

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January 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm Comments (270)

Little Busters! – 16

「そんな目で見ないで」 (Sonna Me de Minai de)
“Don’t Look At Me Like That”

Playtime’s over. Again. For now.

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January 28, 2013 at 4:21 am Comments (70)

Uchuu Kyoudai – 42

「日々人の選択」 (Hibito no Sentaku)
“Hibito’s Choice”

As is the Uchuu Kyoudai norm, this arc continues to be drawn out but without feeling too slow.

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January 27, 2013 at 8:13 am Comments (31)

AKB0048 Next Stage – 04

「新選抜総選挙」 (Shin Senbatsu Sousenkyo)
“The New General Elections”

“I want to stand on that stage.” The quote says it all.

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January 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm Comments (40)

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