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Anime

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
17:00 MBS (4/7)
Mushibugyou
18:00 TX (4/8)
Sparrow`s Hotel
20:25 AT-X (4/9)
Gakkatsu! 2nd Season
19:55 NHK (4/3)
Hataraku Maou-sama!
22:00 MX (4/4)
KARA THE ANIMATION
19:00 NOTTV (3/1)
Danchi Tomoo
09:30 NHK (4/6)
Suisei no Gargantia
22:00 MX (4/7)
Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties
25:35 TX (4/8)
Yuyushiki
24:30 MX (4/9)
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
24:30 MX (4/3)
Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
22:30 MX (4/4)
Aku no Hana
22:00 ANIMAX (4/5)
Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live
10:00 TX (4/6)
Ketsuekigata-kun!
22:27 MX (4/7)
Arata Kangatari
26:05 TX (4/8)
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W
25:05 TX (4/9)
RDG: Red Data Girl
25:00 MX (4/3)
Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru.
25:28 TBS (4/4)
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride
22:30 AT-X (4/5)
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.
22:30 MX (4/13)
Aiura
25:35 TX (4/7)
DD Hokuto no Ken
25:40 TX (4/2)
Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000%
26:05 Aichi (4/3)
Kakumeiki Valvrave
25:35 MBS (4/11)
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
23:30 AT-X (4/12)
Zettai Bouei Leviathan
23:30 TX (4/6)
KARNEVAL
26:48 ABC (4/3)
Photo Kano
25:55 TBS (4/4)
Date A Live
25:30 MX (4/5)
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
24:00 MX (4/6)
DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION
26:05 MBS (4/4)
Chihayafuru 2
25:53 NTV (1/11)
Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Z
25:00 MBS (4/6)
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
25:15 MX (4/6)
Shingeki no Kyojin
25:15 MBS (4/6)
Legend: 2 2 0 2 2 Not covering
0 3 1 3 2 Kairi



Manga

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Bleach
Weekly Shounen Jump
FAIRY TAIL
Weekly Shounen Magazine
Naruto
Weekly Shounen Jump
One Piece
Weekly Shounen Jump
Legend: 1 1 2 Not covering

With the new season swiftly approaching, it’s time to let you all in on a little secret – our blogging plans! Here’s Random Curiosity’s Spring 2013 Blogging Schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season. We’ll also be doing introductory posts on many of the shows we’re not covering, so if something catches our eyes, things will be shifted around to accommodate. The schedule will be updated to reflect any changes.

As you’ve probably noticed, there are a few changes this time around, the most obvious being that there are now two calendars. While we’ve always focused on anime here at RandomC, a few of our writers have been tirelessly slaving away to cover some of the best long-running manga series in Japan, and I think they deserve a little more recognition! From now on we’re going to include a manga calendar along with our usual anime one. Note that the schedule is done by release date in Japan, not when you can expect a post…it usually takes a while to get our hands on the latest issue, so expect the post a day or two later.

But wait, what’s this – who is this “NEW WRITER” fellow? That’s right – this season we’re bringing on a brand new writer for you all to terrorize enjoy! I’m not going to spoil too much since this this guy and/or gal’s introductory post will appear within the next few days, but I will say that I’m excited to have them join and help us cover some anime that may not have received it otherwise. They’re going to start off with at least two shows, as well as the long-awaited return of the ridiculously popular One Piece manga! Look forward to it, people.

Another thing you may have noticed is the big fat zero next to my name. Oh noes, does this mean Stilts is leaving!? No, not quite yet, though I will be dialing things back for a bit. The simple fact is that blogging at RandomC takes a lot of time, and I’ve been spending so much time here that I haven’t been dealing with other things in my life. So for the time being I’m going on hiatus from episodic posts. The good news is that I will not be disappearing completely – I’ll still be hosting our periodic podcasts, as well as bringing you some new editorials via my Stilts Out Loud column. As for when I’ll return to episodics…well, I won’t say, because I don’t like making promises I may not be able to keep. With that in mind, I’ll promise you one thing – I’m not disappearing quite yet. I love writing for you guys way too much to do that.

Other than that, it’s business as usual around here. We’re currently set to cover 15 shows and 5 manga series, though I wouldn’t be surprised if that first number grows a bit before all is said and done. We’ll keep cranking out posts, so I hope you will all keep coming back to read them. It’s time for another fun season of anime (and manga!) with Random Curiosity! Let’s all have a good one.

4/7: with Moomba & Stereoman’s departure, Uchuu Kyoudai, Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (manga), and FAIRY TAIL (manga) have been dropped. Their other shows have been shifted to other writers – Zephyr will be dropping Date A Live to pick up Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S, while KARNEVAL will be picked up by Kairi
4/7: After a great first episode, Cherrie will be picking up Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge.
4/7: A new writer has appeared! More coming soon…
4/7: What a busy day! Seishun has decided to become the newcomer all-star and pick up Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride.
4/8: My, my. The surprises just keep coming — Takaii decided to pick up Nyaruko-San.
5/2: Seishun has officially picked up the FAIRY TAIL manga.

March 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm
181 comments »
  • March 30, 2013 at 9:24 pmHrmmmm

    I’m really glad you guys are covering One Piece again! I still remember the Kiiragi’s sarcasm.

    Looking forward to Shingeki no Kyojin.

    Is Fairy Tail gonna be reruns?

    • March 30, 2013 at 9:41 pmZephyr

      Fairy Tail’s anime ended its run with its most recent episode.

    • March 30, 2013 at 9:45 pmStilts

      I thought it had a few more episodes. Fixed!

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:49 amSeishun

      I’m not sure if I can match his sarcasm. I do fanboy quite a bit though :3

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:29 pmanon

    I’m not going to spoil too much since this this guy and/or gal’s introductory post will appear within the next few days,

    I’m fairly certain it doesn’t work with ‘and’ in the ‘and/or’ – what kind of imagination do you have Stilts :P

    Btw, BakaMochi isn’t covering anything either?

    • March 30, 2013 at 10:23 pmStilts

      Hey, he and/or she can be whatever they want. I don’t judge!

      • March 30, 2013 at 11:08 pmanon

        lol, now that’s hardcore non-judgmental, why stop at humanity :P

    • March 31, 2013 at 2:34 aminfo600

      I was thinking of account sharing…

      • March 31, 2013 at 4:47 amanon

        That would make sense but wouldn’t it be easier to use separate accounts?Anyway we’ll know soon enough :)

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:23 pmStranger

      Hermaphrodite, multiple personalities, or conjoined fraternal twins.

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:34 pmstarqo

    Well, “NEW WRITER” is covering 2 of the 3 new mecha series, one of which is the one show I’ve been looking forward to the most this season, and I’d definitely wouldn’t want them to go uncovered.

    • March 31, 2013 at 11:56 pmSeishun

      Let me guess, Valvrave? That’s the one I’m most looking forward too.

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:35 pmLuxor

    1) Glad to see One Piece back.
    2) WHO COULD BE THE NEW WRITER? :O
    3) Zephyr got lucky with the two most popular, non-sequel series in the poll. :O

    • March 31, 2013 at 11:57 pmSeishun

      And now you know, Lux :3

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm8-bitPenguin

    DON’T LEAVE US STILTS! WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. But no seriously, who’s going to blog all the romantic comedies now?!

    • March 30, 2013 at 9:41 pmZephyr

      Points to Zanibas*

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:44 pmdeathtogeneric/formulaicshows

    Didn’t Uchuu Kyoudai move to the prime time on saturday since it was unexpectedly doing well? I thought I heard something like that a little while ago.

    • March 30, 2013 at 9:51 pmZephyr

      Ah yes. Will be fixed shortly.

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:48 pmKairi

    Those are some nice bits of real estate for the new writer. I hope he/she will have a blast blogging them.

    • March 31, 2013 at 11:58 pmSeishun

      Yes, I’m surprised I didn’t have to knife someone to get those two. Love your blog by the way, good stuff you have in there ;)

      • April 1, 2013 at 12:10 amKairi

        There is quite a lot of talk on these seasonal knife fights, haha. It should be a good season for blogging sci-fi/mecha, so I hope you have fun. Aw thanks, I’m seriously embarrassed. I’m not nearly good enough yet to be complimented by a RandomC writer; it’s like a dream to be able to write here someday. That being the case, I’m really happy to see someone new get a chance to do so. Ganbatte, Seishun-san! Tanoshimi ni shiteru ne! I’m looking forward to your work!

      • April 1, 2013 at 12:51 amSeishun

        You’re being too modest. I’m sure you more than qualified to write for RandomC. The trick is to submit an application ;)

      • April 1, 2013 at 12:54 amKairi

        Haha, that would indeed be the secret to getting any job. xD However, I don’t have the confidence to do so now. Perhaps after I’ve developed my skills some more, I’ll see if I can join you up there. In the meantime, I’ll be following your work. I love mecha, so you can bet I’ll be around. ;3

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:56 pmZen

    Gonna miss Stilts episodic posts, but the editorials are great nonetheless and there haven’t been any for awhile now. Nice to have a new writer though. Early welcome to him/her from me I guess…:)

    • March 30, 2013 at 10:24 pmStilts

      Yeeeeeah, been over a season now. Too much slacking, gotta get back to those SOLs!

      • March 31, 2013 at 5:53 amPringlesXD

        I’m a little sad that shows like Hatarakou Maou-sama and Photo Kano (shows I believe Stilts would cover) aren’t up for coverage. Oh well, maybe things can change!

    • March 31, 2013 at 11:59 pmSeishun

      Thanks. I’ll do my best.

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:03 pmscullycat

    Thanks for all the hard work you guys! this site is the main reason I got back into anime after a long break.. Looking forward to the new season and podcasts :D

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:06 pmcowazaki

    Once again Randomc is not covering my favorite chaos that crawls up to me with a smile… T^T kussun…

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:01 pmZephyr

      Admittedly, I’d like to have covered it myself, but my plate’s already pretty full sadly. It should at least get an introduction however.

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:10 pmShadiic

    Well Stilts will return once the third season of Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon airs :3

    • March 30, 2013 at 10:25 pmStilts

      I have dreams that start like that. I’m never really sure if they’re nightmares or not. Season 3 of Horizon? Good bye to my free time!!

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:17 pmfoureyeszerosoul

    Plot Twist: Divine is actually the new writer? =)

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:07 pmKuntzy

      Better plot twist would be Omni

      • March 30, 2013 at 11:11 pmGuardian Enzo

        Gehehehe. That would be quite the twist indeed.

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:53 pmZanibas

      It’s actually Jaalin, and on top of the shows covered, they will post an editorial every week called “Fetishes in Anime: From Ahegao to Zettai Ryouiki”

      /joke :P

      • March 30, 2013 at 11:59 pmKuntzy

        you forgot about ankles

    • March 31, 2013 at 1:03 amStilts

      C’mon guys, how can the newbie match up to that kind pf hype? You’re setting em up for disappointment!

      And Zani, you shouldn’t say things like that. I might write that post just to show you it can be done >:3

      • March 31, 2013 at 2:57 amZanibas

        I look forward to it! :3

      • March 31, 2013 at 3:50 amfoureyeszerosoul

        Stilts, show us how it’s done. A discussion about fetishes would be quite interesting indeed. =)

    • March 31, 2013 at 9:40 amCrazyguy

      NatronE please. I bet most of the people here don’t even remember him.

      • March 31, 2013 at 12:43 pmfoureyeszerosoul

        “NatronE”? Who is that? Aren’t you confusing me for someone else?

    • March 31, 2013 at 11:53 pmSeishun

      Nope, sorry to disappoint you XD

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:18 pmSky

    You are now aware that Space Bros. as been airing for 1 year.

    • March 30, 2013 at 10:50 pmAsobi

      And with luck, for another year to come!

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:02 pmZephyr

      Time sure flies. Looks like it’s at least getting 64 episodes. = Win.

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:33 pmLightnDark

    RAGE!
    WHY IS XXX NOT COVERED?!?!!!!1111
    O NOE, WHY STILTS U DOWN TO 0???/!

    Chill lads, learn to read the fine print. Anyways I’m glad to see that MOST major shows (at least in my book) are being covered. Personally, I r sad that Aku no Hana gets left out (nice boat), and possibly Photo Kano and the ONLY ecchi offering of the season. Oh and Leviathan as well.

    Some picks analysis from me since I’m starting to see a trend in the picks (in no particular order:

    Ghost – Suisei+DAL+Kyojin = Sci-fi Fantasy (VVR, ZnT)
    New fellow – Valvrave+Ginga = Mecha (I know who you are, I will find you, and I will kill you)
    Zaniba – OreImo+Henneko = Romcom (Oreshura, Tonari)
    Taki – Oregairu = Romcom (Haganai)
    Cherrie – RDG = Sort of romance+something else (AW,R;N,KC)
    GE – Arata+Chihaya = “Hipster”
    Stereo, Moomba, Asobi – Railgun+Karneval+Devil= Mixture of Sci-fi and Fantasy

    In short, there’s a distinct “group” that does Rom+Com and the other that does Sci-Fi+Fantasy.

    Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I leave it up to you people to decide.

    • March 30, 2013 at 10:42 pmCherrie

      I’ll cover the first ep of Aku no Hana at least =)
      Does that break the stereotypical trend of shows that I blog? =P lol

      • March 30, 2013 at 11:23 pmAsobi

        Well technically, it’s still romance + something else:psychological drama? Emphasis on the psycho. :3

      • March 31, 2013 at 3:01 amKingofConquerors

        Good luck bro, watching it alone takes guts..it will be great if u start covering it regularly too…

      • March 31, 2013 at 5:07 amCybersteel

        Is Higurashi psychological drama?

      • March 31, 2013 at 5:54 amLightnDark

        Bait successful! But just sayin mostly..I have been noting what you people pick for quite awhile now. (Guehehehe >_>)

        That being said, a switch-a-roo once in awhile would be interesting :)

        PS: Have fun with Aku no Hana Cherrie, from what Zani said it should be disturbing.

      • April 1, 2013 at 9:51 amCybersteel

        Cherrie + Disturbing things = WIN

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:00 pmZephyr

      Yup. Self-proclaimed sci-fi writer here after all. Though I’d easily go for mecha as well. :P

      • March 30, 2013 at 11:11 pmanon

        Shouldn’t mecha fall under sci-fi as a sub category?

      • March 31, 2013 at 7:35 amZephyr

        Indeed it does. Lol.

    • March 31, 2013 at 5:06 amCybersteel

      New writer might be Croos dum dum dum. Explains his absence.

      • April 1, 2013 at 12:01 amSeishun

        Am I not good enough for you? ;)

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:59 amSeishun

      LOL! Please don’t. Let’s play nice :x

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:48 pmKuntzy

    Alas, no Haiyore Nyaruko-san coverage again.

    And Stilts, now I know what you meant by not having a problem deciding your shows this season. How cryptic of you. T_T

    I actually picked the writers for some of the shows right surprisingly. I figured Zephyr would be on Shingeki and Gargantia, Moomba on Railgun, Zanibas on Henneko and Takaii on Oregairu (Come on, he just got done with Haganai). Stilts’ Hiatus and the new writer threw off alot of my picks though.

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:53 pmStilts

      Ahaha, yeah, I laughed a bit at your comment. All the shows wasn’t quite my plan… ^^

      • March 31, 2013 at 12:15 amKuntzy

        In my defense, I would’ve been right if we lived in backwards land.

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:02 amSeishun

      Better luck next time :P

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:55 pmI know it

    New writer=Divine´s coming back!!!

    • March 31, 2013 at 12:29 amVivace

      Could tat be Omni? lol

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:03 amSeishun

      Trust me, I wish that true too :P

  • March 30, 2013 at 11:02 pmOBAMABASEDGOD

    I can not wait for Wednesday. New seasons for the shows i want to watch. I enjoy having days off where I do not have to watch a series without falling too behind. give me a day to catchup on other series i might have missed last season lol

  • March 30, 2013 at 11:05 pmGuardian Enzo

    I ache at seeing 2199 not on the schedule, but I must resist. I must, must resist…

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:35 pmKairi

      This is pretty much how I feel about most titles, though only because I’m a terrible decision maker and couldn’t for the life of me narrow the list down to less than ten, even during this rather lackluster Winter. I’m looking forward to finally getting around to 2199, but I’m not sure if it’s smart to place it on my schedule… This is why I need a half hour to decide what I want for lunch every day.

    • March 31, 2013 at 12:08 amGuardian Enzo

      You should definitely watch it. Not only because it’s a much-needed refresh of one of the best stories in anime history, but because it’s a damn good one.

      • March 31, 2013 at 12:33 amKairi

        Will do, in that case. Now if only I could decide if I should blog it or not… Well, I suppose seeing how good the first week looks in general is the first step.

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:04 amSeishun

      2199 is very high on my list as well, I’ll definitely watch it :3

  • March 30, 2013 at 11:19 pmKira526

    I’m sad to see many shows from Fall/Winter go, but now I’m all excited for the Spring season! My list of potential shows this season is rather large and I’m glad most of my picks are being covered! As always, thank you so much for taking time out of your lives to cover these shows for us! And Stilts, don’t go too far! I’ll eagerly await more SOLs in the meantime! No one can blame you for taking time out for real life though so good luck with everything :)

    Can’t wait to see who this mysterious new writer is! Welcome to randomc and thanks in advance for your coverage!

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:05 amSeishun

      Thanks. I’ll give my best ;)

  • March 30, 2013 at 11:41 pmRyougaZell

    One Piece! Finally! :D

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:52 amSeishun

      Yes, finally *cries manly tears*

  • March 30, 2013 at 11:50 pmdaikama

    Shame a few of the shows I plan to watch are not planned for coverage, but RL has to factor in somewhere.

    @Stitls – sorry to see you go on sabbatical and hope that one season’s enough for you to catch up on what you need to do. If nothing else, you can always post a comments along with the rest of us as time permits.

    RE: podcasts, I for one would like to see a “post season wrap up” type. Nothing necessarily discussed in depth, but some quick thoughts on the season as a whole and any particular shows that stood out (good or bad).

    • March 30, 2013 at 11:56 pmStilts

      We’re going to do our season end / season beginning podcast here shortly. We would have liked to do it around now, but a lot of us are seeing family and whatnot for a certain holiday, so it’s getting delayed a bit. Look forward to it soon, though!

  • March 30, 2013 at 11:52 pmKitty

    Yeah Stereoman Karneval looks awesome! and I look forward to the Fairy Tail chapter updates!

  • March 30, 2013 at 11:58 pmKevin Yamagata

    Well, kinda surprised that Aku no Hana probably won’t get regular coverage, as well some SoL series (Yuyushiki, Aiura, etc). I always root for sweet, enjoyable surprise from SoL series like these. That works at least for last season’s GJ-bu, hope this will work for this season also…

    • March 31, 2013 at 12:08 amZanibas

      Aiura is a five-minute show, so it gets placed down the queue. We have covered shorts before, but it’s the decision of the writer to pick it up rather it being assigned. Yuyushiki probably didn’t have enough info on it for anyone to make a decision on it, though we will have someone previewing it.

      Same with Aku no Hana, though for sure Cherrie is previewing it, and hopefully covering it so I can go “WTTFFFFFFFF” in the comments every single time. :3

      • March 31, 2013 at 12:27 amKevin Yamagata

        Fair enough. Yeah, I hope Cherrie will do the coverage for Aku no Hana, since I heard from many aniblogger said this series has big potential. Though having said that, I absolutely don’t know about the series and could barely resist to read the source material. Must resist, must resist…

      • March 31, 2013 at 10:24 amCherrie

        I’ll just film my facial expressions every time I watch an episode o_O I think that says WTF better than any words can lol
        I have to resist reading the manga now =S I’m too anxious to see what the hype is all about…

  • March 31, 2013 at 12:11 amLiche

    Can’t wait for the new season!
    Though someone should pick up the Magi manga now the series is ending~
    Would be awesome :3

  • March 31, 2013 at 12:15 amDragoonKain3

    I’m not gonna lie, I have only been regularly following RandomC upon discovering Stilts, even when I visited the site from time to time ever since Omni was around.

    Please, please, PLEASE blog at least one show. Photo Kano, Hataraku Mao-sama, Aku no Hana, or even HnG: Cuties. I know you’re busy with RL, but just know that you have at least one fan who would be absolutely delighted to see you blog even one show.

    • March 31, 2013 at 12:55 amStilts

      Thank you kindly! That really means a lot. There’s nothing a writer likes to hear more than someone telling him he ought to write more. Means I must be doing something right, occasionally : )

      Sadly, I’m still going to have to decline. Fear not though! I’ll still be doing editorials, so you can enjoy some of that good ‘ol Stilts writing on a variety of topics. Look forward to it!

  • March 31, 2013 at 12:24 amJason Isenberg

    Man would I love to see Divine do one, it’s been so long but I understand with what he has to do. Either way I can’t wait to read what you guys write!

  • March 31, 2013 at 2:55 amAki-Chan

    A new writer :) That should be interesting ^^
    Slightly dissapointed that Aku no Hana and Photo Kano aren’t being covered but really happy that RDG is being blogged- I am looking forward to reading those posts :)

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:07 amSeishun

      Maybe not so interesting after the secret identity is unveiled XD

      • April 1, 2013 at 9:08 amAki-Chan

        :) :)
        Welcome to RandomC ^^

  • March 31, 2013 at 3:03 amKingofConquerors

    it’s gonna be a bit sad to lose u stilts while u’re semi-pausing for a while. Hope it doesn’t go on too long and maybe u can review Monogatari series season 2 next season!!

  • March 31, 2013 at 3:25 amTorami

    Noooo stilts you better come back soon to write!! Wait it’s not that I’ll miss you or anything!! Don’t misunderstand!
    Joking aside, this spring season looks pretty good, I’m excited :) hoping that 2199 will be covered :D
    Aaaand what do I see? New writer? I’m curious now :p

    • March 31, 2013 at 5:22 pmStilts

      I like my readers like I like my women – tsundere.

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:44 amSeishun

      Still curious?
      Stilts will return soon enough. He revels in the spotlight :3

      • April 1, 2013 at 12:55 amStilts

        Mo like, the spotlight can’t live without me!

  • March 31, 2013 at 4:10 amchad

    Please cover Aku no Hana, please. ^_^

  • March 31, 2013 at 5:09 amJiCi

    BakaMochi’s gone… is it true?

    • March 31, 2013 at 6:51 amprejsu

      yeah, that’s my line…not covering any shows, not even one? what’s up with that?

    • March 31, 2013 at 7:13 amfishell

      What happen to Bakamochi? Is he on hiatus too?

    • March 31, 2013 at 7:37 amZephyr

      Real-life priorities. She’ll likely stick around and help with caps from time to time though. And no, this doesn’t mean P-P is dropped (it’s being worked on).

      • March 31, 2013 at 8:42 amJiCi

        Ok, that’s cool. Thanks for the headup.
        It’s just that a few other writes took the time to announce that their coverage will be delayed for such and such reasons, but BakaMochi didn’t, which left a few of us in the dark.
        Obviously, she’s active because she previewed a few shows for the Spring 2013 preview article… but it’s not like you guys are holding personal blogs on RC to keep us updated. You usually state your status at the end of your latest reviews.

      • March 31, 2013 at 8:46 amJiCi

        Following up to my comment: how about you guys add a comment section in your bio here at RC? Many of you don’t display your email addresses and only a few have web sites. It would be good to have a comment section directly on your bio so we could talk to you directly on RC. It would just be another message box for you guys, but it should be that hard to manage. I mean, how many posts haave each of you written and scrolled through up to this point? Surely one more wouldn’t be problematic.

      • March 31, 2013 at 10:21 amCherrie

        @ JiCi:
        We do plan to revamp the “About This Site” page soon. It won’t be an up-to-date page about where we are or what we’re doing, but it’ll give readers a better insight into each of the writers personally. It’s been on hold for a while but I’ll go badger Divine to get it up and running.

    • March 31, 2013 at 10:41 amStix

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  • March 31, 2013 at 5:18 amPramxnim

    I think there should be an honorable mention for the Japanese dub of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the schedule, even though it’s not technically anime. I mean, ponies are awesome, right guys? :P

  • March 31, 2013 at 5:59 amKairoru

    Looking forward for the coming reviews. Keep up the good working there!

  • March 31, 2013 at 7:18 amfishell

    No one covering Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku Outbreak and Photo Kano? Would like to see first impressions at least :) Am I asking too much? If so, then sorry…

    • March 31, 2013 at 7:38 amZephyr

      Photo Kano should definitely get one. Higurashi’s a bit up in the air atm.

  • March 31, 2013 at 7:55 amal

    finally one piece manga…

    you are learning from your mistakes randomc

    • March 31, 2013 at 1:09 pmJiCi

      I don’t think it was a “mistake”. Either the original blogger dropped it for personal reasons or lost of interest or dropped it because the fans’ feedbacks were too low or too negative…

      • April 3, 2013 at 4:36 pmRuby

        Kiiragi was routinely late to One Piece posts. You can’t be late to One Piece, or the discussion goes elsewhere. By the time RandomC posted One Piece, people had already discussed what they wanted on other venues. (animesuki, etc.)

      • April 3, 2013 at 7:00 pmSeishun

        No worries, my post will be tip-top on time. I hope you guys will keep the discussions here at RC ;)

    • March 31, 2013 at 5:24 pmStilts

      It wasn’t covered because Kiiragi left and none of the rest of us wanted to pick it up. Nothing more’n that.

      • March 31, 2013 at 11:31 pmleokiko

        One Piece is the only shonen from the Big 3 I haven’t dropped yet, so I’m glad its back on Randomc.

      • April 1, 2013 at 12:56 amSeishun

        I read all three. But One Piece is my absolute favorite :3

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:54 amSeishun

      Now, I wouldn’t say it’s a mistake (travesty maybe :P). Like Enzo said, there was simply no one to pick up where Kiiragi left off. Aren’t you glad I’m here now :3

  • March 31, 2013 at 7:58 amFT5.Havok

    One piece manga! Fck yeah!

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:58 amSeishun

      Yes, Gomu Gomu awesomeness is back!

  • March 31, 2013 at 8:15 amVoyager

    Stilts, I’ve discovered this site thanks to your Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon coverage … oh, that brings back memories, and warm feelings…
    Since then, I’ve come to know and like all the other authors as well, all of you make this site a fantastic place for an anime fan like myself. Nonetheless, it’s a bit sad not being able to read Stilts posts on my favourite shows, but I think you are doing the right thing. This is still a hobby, a beautiful hobby we may say, but it should not take away all your time. So, good luck with whatever you will be doing, but be sure to keep in contact with us with your articles, I’d love to read more of them.

    I recall you were writing your own novel, I hope one day to be able to read it. Maybe now you could find the time to keep working on it. I don’t expect anything anytime soon, I just wanted to say, don’t throw that away. I think you have a talent as writer, although I’m not a native English speaker, I can tell the hard work behind what you write, how things are organized, developed, and expressed, that is not an amateur’s work.
    So, your path in life may not include actively writing books and novels, but if you like it, and being good at it as you are, keep going, even if you’ll finish just one single thing in all your life, it’ll be worth it.

    It’s been incredibly fun staying with you in your anime coverage posts. Let’s hope it will happen again, even if it would be occasional.
    Time to go, I have written too much, I should have really said just one thing: thank you.

    Yours truly,
    an anime companion

    • March 31, 2013 at 5:29 pmStilts

      Awww, thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words. It’s comments like yours that make it all worth it, and keep us going through the slog.

      Oh, and as for my novel…no, I have not given up on it yet. In fact, I hope to get back to finishing the rewrites / first edits after I take care of a few other things. I can’t say it’ll be soon – in fact, it definitely won’t be – but I won’t stop until I finish. I’m far too stubborn for that!

      P.S. After all those Sakurasou posts, I’m not used to being the one getting the encouragement! Ufufu…this isn’t so bad either ;)

  • March 31, 2013 at 8:50 amTTK500

    I’m glad Attack on Titan is getting covered. I was going to watch it all along but I’m still interested in knowing the opinions of others. :)

    Also a small request to maybe consider?

    The team has been doing a great job covering tons of shows since Divine’s decreased involvement (keep up the great work!) but I think it would be wonderful if someone could continue to cover sequels, prequels, remakes and OVAs/Movies of past franchises Divine reviewed or franchises other reviewers (who no longer write for randomc) once reviewed.

    e.g. Someone is covering Railgun S (great!)

    But nobody is covering Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride… I still plan to watch this but I thought I should mention this request for other franchises that might have more seasons in the future

    I know not everybody has the same tastes as Divine or those other reviewers, but it would be a bit of a let down to have certain franchises they did a great job covering so far to suddenly die off.

    Should I be worried nobody will review the following? (when released in the future)

    *Freezing Vibration (season 1 was one of my favorite series covered by Divine)

    *High School DxD New (is Stilts going to continue covering this franchise?)

    *High School of the Dead season 2 (manga finally publishing again so the anime will probably continue at some point; is someone going to pick up where Kiiragi left off when that happens?)

    *Ao no Exorcist Movie (is Guardian Enzo going to review this when it’s fansubbed?)

    *Sekirei season 3 (if there is a new season someday; Divine did a great job covering seasons 1 & 2)

    • March 31, 2013 at 1:23 pmZephyr

      Well, it’s a bit too soon to really say anything about potential coverage for future sequels eh. The only real thing I can say now is, we’ll see how things work out if/when those sequels come out. Apologies for this probably being not quite the answer you’re expecting, but it’s the best we can give out at this point.

      Though, for Ao no Exorcist the Movie, I would think that Enzo would definitely be intrigued in doing it (if I’m judging correctly from his final impressions on AoEx). If not, I’d consider covering it as well, as I did quite enjoy AoEx myself, though this would be dependent on available time and so forth.

      • March 31, 2013 at 5:56 pmGuardian Enzo

        Traditionally the writer covering the series would cover the movie version so yeah, I would certainly plan on covering the AoEx film once it’s out. I wasn’t crazy about how the series ended – who was? – but the OVAs were quite good, and left a good taste in the mouth.

  • March 31, 2013 at 9:35 amselma

    AWESOME ! a new writer for one piece, i always thought it was a shame not to have a review for the best shinen hands down

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:45 amSeishun

      Yes, the return of the (soon-to-be) Pirate King ;)

  • March 31, 2013 at 10:38 amMixi

    Aww no Aku no Hana.

    Glad that new writer is covering mecha shows. ;)

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:46 amSeishun

      Random Curiosity needs more love for mecha!

  • March 31, 2013 at 11:50 amEntrav

    Looking forward to move forward in the new season with you all!

  • March 31, 2013 at 1:11 pmTiberium Wolf

    Hum? No one doing Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199!

  • March 31, 2013 at 1:18 pmJiCi

    Hmmm… Now that I re-read your article Stilts, I’ve been meaning to ask: how about you review shows USING podcasts? You know some people who take 5, 10 or 15 minutes to review an episode on YouTube? Yeah, how about doing that here?

    You watch a show, then you record your impression for a short podcast and upload it here. No need for pictures… unless you wish to have 3 screens as a preview. That way, you’re still blogging shows, but give us your review in what I think is a much easier and less time-consuming manner. (I could be wrong, though, my apologies if so)

    How does that sound?

    • March 31, 2013 at 5:32 pmStilts

      It’s an intriguing idea, but I’m really more of a writer than a talker. I like doing the podcasts because it’s just us sitting around and chatting, but doing a solo one would be tantamount to writing without being able to edit myself easily. Plus I’d either speak totally off the cuff or have to prepare what to say beforehand anyway.

      Still, it’s certainly a thought…

    • March 31, 2013 at 7:23 pmCherrie

      I actually think recording a 3-5 mins impression video is probably faster than the time that I take to blog and screencap etc. But that’s only because I don’t mind talking… and I’m probably more personable talking than I am writing…
      But Stilts onii-chan should totally do it! I’d listen to you (or watch you o_o) lol and I think you have a nice smooth voice and are entertaining enough on your own ^^

      • March 31, 2013 at 11:46 pmStilts

        Wait, I’m filming myself now!? This escalated quickly!

  • March 31, 2013 at 2:54 pmrh75

    The only thing that affects me on this season’s schedule (besides the lack of Stilts) is how few 2-cour shows there are. I think it was only Railgun and Ginga kikotai blah blah with 24 episodes, everything else has like 13 episodes. And given how much source material a lot of these shows have could be disappointment.

    Still with a dozen shows to watch and read the blogs on, I don’t think I’ll be bored.

  • March 31, 2013 at 5:10 pmanon

    Stils : 0 whyy ??!
    Although I understand your reason.. b-but you’ll still cover the rest Achiga specials right??! Next episode is tomorrow..

    • March 31, 2013 at 5:33 pmStilts

      Yes, I’m still covering those.

      Also, frack! Totally forgot the next one is tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder sir and/or madam

  • March 31, 2013 at 9:15 pmagr0n

    Awe you guys aren’t coverings Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge I’m looking forward to it, it sounds interesting to say the least. This should be fun I just found this blog today so it should be interesting to get reviews of the same anime by different people on different blogs :D

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:56 ambelatkuro

    Stilts, you’d better come back for Highschool DxD season 2 this July. Please cover it!

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:53 amKingofConquerors

      agreed, double coverage of high School DxD and Monogatari series s2 will be awesome to make up for this terrible surprise

      still waiting on the new podcast!!! (i heard there would be a new one in anticipation for the new season, amirite?)

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:22 amMgMaster

    Stilts taking a break from episodic reviews?New writer?I SEE!So THAT’s how it is!

    This must all be part of a grand scheme orchestrated by Stilts with the help of his acomplice.
    He seeks to cover all the animes and someday maybe even rule the world!You must’ve been probably planning this for a long time and now you’re entering the final phase of your plan.As such,you need some time away from THE BEST ANIME BLOG EVER due to it having some of the best writers that could mess up your plan,especially when you’re so close to completing it.That being said,you also need to keep track of them so you arranged for your acomplice to infiltrate RandomC as a writer and keep you up to date on all the events here.

    Then when you’re all set,you will be able to control every other writer here by replacing their minds with your own;thus you’d be indirectly blogging all the shows through them.Eventually you will seek to control every anime blogger out there and thus have an entire army of Stilts clones that’ll let you have complete dominance over any possible reviews and anime could have – anywhere,anytime.

    And then…when all is said & done….you’ll probably be sitting in your high throne,glass of red wine in your hand,taking a sip then putting it down,crossing your fingers and say with a big grin: “Just as planned.”

    Did I get it right?

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:58 amKiseki

    Ooh uhh…not sure if you’d care enough to edit it in, but Danball Senki Wars will be one of the first anime to air in the spring season. It’s about a school that trains child soldiers to fend off future terrorist attacks with tiny robots. Yeah. You guys don’t normally include kids shows but this airs during prime time so.

    Ahh Shingeki no Kyojin and Gargantia airing within 24 hours of each other… 8Ia

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:35 pmStranger

    Exception of Aku no hana, seems everything on my watch list is gonna be blogged. Don’t work yourself too hard, Stilts.

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:10 pmflapperjab

    Ohhhhh please cover Aku no Hana regularly….. T____T

    its definitely a promising show and definitely crazy too hahhaha

    • April 1, 2013 at 9:13 pmCherrie

      I’ll consider it after I cover the first ep =)

  • April 1, 2013 at 9:32 pmCorin

    I would have liked 2199, Crime Edge and Aku no Hana to be blogged, but fair enough.

    Although to be fair, Aku no Hana was disturbing to even me, so, well…

  • April 2, 2013 at 6:42 pmThe Moondoggie

    >not covering Hyakka Ryouran

    Meh, I can live with that.

    >not covering Nyaruko

    STILTS! D:

    >Zephyr covering Date A Live

    Incoming shitstorm! I dunno how he feels with a harem anime, but considering how he posted with the other anime before, he might as well say that the series is shit and be done with it. I saw the pre-air and they will definitely try to cram 1 volume in 3 episodes each, which doesn’t sit well with most LN readers, and definitely not with anime-only watchers. So if Zephyr is one of both, the results will be obvious.

    • April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pmZephyr

      Errr, I’m admittedly having trouble comprehending your hate/statement here.

      What show are you talking about exactly? Because there hasn’t been a single time where I ever called any of the series I’ve covered “shit,” or blatantly hated on one either. Hagure Yuusha was the only one I remotely had anything negative to say about, but even then, that was because the animated version had its share of flaws (don’t take my word for it, many other viewers noted them as well). In addition, despite the presence of these flaws, you’ll note that I stuck with the series regardless, and continued to give it objective coverage throughout—coverage that viewers notably responded positively about.

      Combine that with the fact that you’re pointing to only one of about ten series I’ve covered full time so far, the fact I don’t have any antagonism toward harem series in general, and the fact that I have a tendency to like series many people don’t, and err… I’m kind of pulling a ??? at the accusations/assumptions you’re putting on me here.

      And also, with your…

      I saw the pre-air and they will definitely try to cram 1 volume in 3 episodes each, which doesn’t sit well with most LN readers, and definitely not with anime-only watchers.

      …aren’t… you kind of calling the adaptation shit, already… yourself…? Is that supposed to help me get a more positive initial impression…?

      Because I mean, I was admittedly pretty excited about Date A Live (I still am), but after the points you made and the assumptions you’ve put in terms of what you expect me to feel about it, I’m not really feeling as optimistic about it as I did before.

      Also, >Assumptions

      • April 4, 2013 at 6:04 amTheMoondoggie

        No, no. I feel like I made the right assumptions here since a lot of people in the blog have problems with rushed adaptations and harem anime(note:SAO and Campione.)

        Anyway, it’s just assumptions, as you pointed out. At least you, and the people who saw this post, have been warned.

      • April 4, 2013 at 6:30 amTheMoondoggie

        P.S. Given the history of LN-based anime here in the blog and how awful it was all received and trolled hard I didn’t expect anyone here will blog Date-A-Live actually.

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:24 pmSeishun

      I’ll be previewing Hyakka Ryouran, Moondoggie. I’ll definitely pick it up if I can manage three shows within two days ;)

      • April 4, 2013 at 6:05 amTheMoondoggie

        I’ll be looking forward to it Sei.

  • April 3, 2013 at 9:08 amAsta

    Not covering Hyakka Ryouran?

    What?!? This is an outrage! Someone drag Divine out of retirement and get him to blog.

    But seriously, it’s too bad that it’s not getting covered here since, aside from the interesting animation style, I found it funny and extremely entertaining as compared to some of the more recent action boobie/exploding clothes shows.

    Though I’ll probably do the my usual “watch the first episode and go from there” with most of these shows.

    • April 3, 2013 at 2:45 pmCherrie

      I’ve been trying for the past 3 seasons =’( He’s quite difficult to tie down these days… maybe I’ll make him watch Aku no Hana with me >=)

      You can send an email to him yourself and request him back =) I’m sure he’d pick up a ton of shows that aren’t being blogged currently.

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:14 pmSeishun

      I’ll be previewing Hyakka Ryouran at the very least and if I can manage three shows in two days, I’ll definitely pick it up!

  • April 3, 2013 at 4:33 pmRuby

    Please be punctual on One Piece! When it was previously covered the posts were late by up to a week, compared to Bleach or Naruto, and so there was little interest for discussion.

    Also I’m really disappointed RandomC never covered JoJo, one of the best series airing right now. Please cover Stardust Crusaders anime when it’s eventually airing. (No doubt that JoJo’s insane sales will bring about the next season)

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:20 pmSeishun

      Don’t worry Ruby. The post is already up and I promise I’ll be on time. Keep the comments going. I read all of them ;)

  • April 3, 2013 at 4:39 pmRuby

    Wait, manga on Monday? Scanlations release on Tuesday/Wednesday (depending on where you live). So Monday.. the following week? That would be very late on discussion.

    • April 3, 2013 at 4:46 pmZephyr

      “Note that the schedule is done by release date in Japan, not when you can expect a post…it usually takes a while to get our hands on the latest issue, so expect the post a day or two later.” :D

  • April 4, 2013 at 6:08 amVaans

    I’m looking forward to Seishun’s blogging prowess. I’m cheering on ya dood! XD

    • April 8, 2013 at 2:05 amSeishun

      Thanks for the shout out Vaans!
      I’ll do my best ;)

  • April 4, 2013 at 6:32 pmLim Lynn

    Photo Kano and Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge is already out!

  • April 4, 2013 at 9:04 pmTre

    After seeing the first episode of Maou-sama, I’m begging someone to blog it.

    This show greatly exceeded my expectations (and by “greatly exceeded”, I mean it utterly DESTROYED those lowly expectations).

  • April 5, 2013 at 4:08 amLim Lynn

    Opps I also forgotten Oregairu anime with Hataraku Maou-san which is in my anime list.

  • April 5, 2013 at 5:39 pmWanderer

    Oh, HERE’S the schedule. Let me see…

    …STILTS ISN’T COVERING ANYTHING?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • April 5, 2013 at 7:15 pmLim Lynn

    Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride Season 2 came out that fast.

    • April 8, 2013 at 2:04 amSeishun

      And I’ve officially picked it up ;)

  • April 7, 2013 at 9:39 amsealouse

    Since Moomba left, who’s going to be covering Railgun?

    • April 7, 2013 at 9:45 amZephyr

      We’ll be shuffling things around a bit in the coming days and updating the schedule when we confirm a couple things. Don’t worry though, Railgun will definitely get coverage.

  • April 7, 2013 at 11:41 amanon

    Wait, there’s another new writer now?

  • April 7, 2013 at 1:33 pmLim Lynn

    Dibetagurashi and Ketsuekigata-kun! seems a bit too short. Season 2 Haiyoru Nyaruko san W started to speed up this season.

  • April 7, 2013 at 3:19 pmWanderer

    Nooooooooooooooooo!! The only shows that even vaguely interest me this season are no longer getting coverage!

  • April 7, 2013 at 3:50 pmArcad

    Now I really wish I had the know how to do this, I would really like to see Date-A-Live blogged.

  • April 7, 2013 at 5:14 pmLGrey

    Does Nyaruko W simulcast two days earlier than TX? I’m kind of surprised to see the first ep already released on “the usual channel” XD

  • April 8, 2013 at 2:08 amSeishun

    Hey everyone, please take not of the recent updates in the schedule. Hataraku Maou-sama, Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride, Haiyore Nyaruko-san W and Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge have been picked up. You’re welcome ;)

  • April 8, 2013 at 5:27 pmWindaerie

    It is a little bit scary how much I love RC and all the writers even though I have no idea who you all are in RL…but a huge thank you to all of you for blogging and sharing your time/efforts with the readers!

    Please don’t overwork yourselves though, I’m sure everyone wants you all to stay for the long run. :3

  • April 8, 2013 at 10:10 pmRyougaZell

    Fairy Tail and Kami Nomi dropped? Bleach still being blogged? sad day…

  • April 11, 2013 at 4:26 amLim Lynn

    Yuyushiki cute shojo anime and Sparrow’s Hotel suitable for ninja enthusiast.

  • April 12, 2013 at 9:09 amMetaDrow

    nobody is picking up Date A Live?

  • April 13, 2013 at 1:42 amdeathtogeneric/formulaicshows

    Geez, somebody steps up and covers Uchuu Kyoudai already~~~. It’ll be another recap this week, but starting from 4/20, it’ll be back on. Why no one bothers to cover the one show that is worth talking about, given the subject matter, I have no idea. What a shame.

    • April 13, 2013 at 9:41 amdeathtogeneric/formulaicshows

      Wait, I take that back. It looks like Uchuu Kyoudai has gone rogue on me and pumping these excessive recap specials. New one starting on 4/27 at the earliest. Gosh darn it. It may very well be “not until May” at this rate.

  • April 20, 2013 at 7:25 pmIthekro

    I am surprised no one is covering Space Battleship Yamato 2199.

    It is too good a show to be this underrepresented in the English speaking world. I even recall someone last year saying they’d cover it once it came out on TV. Well? It is on TV now. You can corner that market.

    Seriously. It is probably the best executed science fiction/space opera in years. Don’t let the idea of it being a remake or having been in theaters since last year fool you. There are a lot of people that have not seen it yet because they don’t know about it and most major reviewer are passing it up as old news. It is not old news, and it is by far the best remake/reboot of any series ever made. Hollywood should take leasons from this show. It is not entirely the same as the original, but keeps enough of its spirit to be worthy of the show’s name.

    Also it is absolutely beautiful.