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Fall 2017 Preview!

With the temperature dropping (finally), it can only mean one thing: it’s time for the fall season of anime! And when a new season starts, it can only mean one thing: it’s time for Random Curiosity’s Fall 2017 Preview! The preview that tries its best to find the gems of the season while giving you ample information to make an informed decision on what to spend your valuable time on. This season is chock full of sequels as well as your typical fare of 4-komas, romances, idol shows, and romcoms. And if you thought I was joking about sequels (or continuations, I don’t discriminate), we have Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2, 3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season, Osomatsu-san 2, and Himouto! Umaru-chan R just to name a few. Alongside all of those we also have an adaptation of a prequel (and sequel) to the popular “hero” show Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, an adorable slice-of-life that combines anime-tropes with maid cafes in Blend S, a painfully accurate description of a point in time most if not all online gamers experience in Netojuu no Susume, and last but not least the return of our guilty pleasure cooking show Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara. Overall, not too shabby of a season, even if it is a little heavy on the sequels.

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Sakura Quest – 25 (END)

「桜の王国」 (Sakura no Oukoku)
“The Kingdom of Cherry Blossoms”

So the Quest all along was the Sakura we made along the way.

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Isekai Shokudou – 12 (END)

「とん汁/コロッケ」 (Tonjiru/Korokke)
“Pork Soup/Croquettes”

Turns out my isekai was a reverse isekai all along? What an incredible twist!

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Yesterday at 7:05 am Comments (25)

Nana Maru San Batsu – All the Right Answers

Raise your hands if you love under-appreciated anime!

There’s a particular sort of frustration to watching shows like Nana Maru San Batsu.

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September 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm Comments (5)

Aho Girl – 12 (END)

「出会い… そして! アホガール」 (Deai… Soshite! Aho Girl)
“Meeting… and! Aho Girl “

Don’t be afraid to catch feels

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September 20, 2017 at 9:04 am Comments (18)

Tsurezure Children – 12 (END)

「夏が始まる」 (Natsu ga Hajimaru)
“Summer Begins”

Wow — why is my face so damn wet?

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September 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm Comments (9)

Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun – More Than the Sum of its Parts

Aoyama Life!

This is certainly the summer series that lifted itself in my esteem the most between the premiere and the finale.

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September 19, 2017 at 7:29 pm Comments (0)

Knights and Magic – 12

「Knight & Dragon」

Everything’s going so fast, as we head towards the final showdown between Demonic Knight and Apocalyptic Dragon.

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September 19, 2017 at 8:20 am Comments (16)

Princess Principal – 11

「Case 23 Humble Double」

Princess, you’re breaking my heart.

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September 19, 2017 at 7:52 am Comments (19)

Kakegurui – 11

「人生を賭ける女」 (Jinsei o kakeru Onna)
“The Woman Who Bets Her Life”

What’s a little lifespan between friends?

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September 19, 2017 at 12:40 am Comments (9)

Fate/Apocrypha – 12

「聖人の凱旋」 (Seijin no Gaisen)
“The Holy Man Returns Triumphant”

Well then — that escalated quickly.

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September 19, 2017 at 12:13 am Comments (178)

Koi to Uso – 12 (END)

「恋と嘘」 (Koi to Uso)
“Love and Lies”

Lying long enough to find a new truth.

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September 18, 2017 at 11:13 pm Comments (33)

Centaur no Nayami – 10, 11

「花の名前は…… は人の数だけあるんだよ, ってきっと嘘! / 美しさは人の数だけあるんだよ, 広義で言えばきっと本当?」 (Hana no Namae wa…… wa Hito Kazu Dake Arunda yo, tte Kitto Uso! / Utsukushisa wa Hito no Kazu Dake Arunda yo, Kougi de Ieba Kitto Hontou?)
“There Are As Many Names of Flowers… As There Are People, But That`s Totally a Lie! / There Are As Many Types of Beauty As There Are People, Which Is Probably True If Used in a Broad Sense?”

Enough of your vile postulations! These are purely for the sake of visual appreciation!

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September 18, 2017 at 7:39 am Comments (18)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 11

「評価」 (Hyouka)
“Final Evaluation”

There’s a real sense that the story is just getting started with Ballroom e Youkoso.

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September 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm Comments (9)

Hina Loji from Luck & Logic – 12 (END)

「笑うヒナには福きたる」 (Warau hina ni wa fuku kitaru)
“Good Fortune Will Come to Hinas Who Smile”

If I received a ‘Good Fortune’ at a Japanese shrine, does that make me a Hina who smiles?

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September 17, 2017 at 6:32 am Comments (3)

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