June 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm Comments (43)
「煌めきの… 聖爆誕祭（スラップスティック・ノエル）」 (Kirameki no…Surappusutikku Noeru)
I missed Rikka’s adorable “auu~”s so much, and it didn’t hurt that this episode had what was probably the single best gag of the entire series so far.
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December 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm Comments (193)
「終天の契約(エターナル・エンゲージ)」 (Owari Ten no Keiyaku ( Eta^naru . Enge^ji ))
A sweet ending – and not a little bit silly – to a series that richly deserved it. Be true to yourself, embrace the weirdness within, and your happy ending just might await you up on ahead, under that Unseen Horizon.
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December 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm Comments (182)
「片翼の堕天使(フォーリン・エンジェル)」 (Hen Tsubasa no Datenshi ( Forin . Enjieru ))
“One-Winged Fallen Angel”
This is not why you first started watching this show, but if it’s done right, it’s why you’ll remember it. So far, it is.
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December 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm Comments (146)
「聖母の…弁当箱(パンドラズ・ボックス)」 (Seibo no … Bentoubako ( Pandorazu . Bokkusu ))
“Pandora’s Lunchbox…of the Holy Mother”
Since I first saw the promos for this show, I thought it had a lot of potential. Potential to be cute, potential to be funny, and to have that certain kind of ridiculous levity that I enjoy so much. What it lacked – and has continued to lack for most of its run – is drama in any meaningful amount. Until now.
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November 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm Comments (148)
「混沌の…初恋煩(カオス・ハート)」 (Konton no … Hatsukoi Han ( Kaosu . Ha^to ))
“Turmoil…of the Chaos Heart”
Rikka’s chuunibyou keeps getting in the way of her love…until suddenly it doesn’t
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November 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm Comments (97)
「二人の…逃避行(エグザイル)」 (Futari no… Eguzairu)
Flirting, indirect kisses, playful teasing, a little innocent sniffing…and suddenly feelings are awakening after the storm that has passed by. Oh gods, I don’t know if I can take so much HNNNNN– *falls over with a massive nosebleed*
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November 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm Comments (129)
「追憶の…楽園喪失(パラダイス・ロスト)」 (Tsuioku no … Rakuen Soushitsu ( Paradaisu . Rosuto ))
“Paradise Lost…of Memories”
For a show that has gotten by so far on cute moments and pitch-perfect comedy, there were a lot of deep, mournful scenes this week. Fortunately, the groundwork they laid down made these moments quite effective.
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November 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm Comments (139)
「贖罪の…救世主(イノセント)」 (Shokuzai no … Kyuuseishu ( Inosento ))
“The Atonement…of the Innocent”
A man’s hair is serious business.
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October 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm Comments (111)
「束縛の…十字架(ハード・スタディ)」 (Sokubaku no … Juujika (Hado. Sutadei))
“The Shackles…of Studying Hard”
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October 24, 2012 at 11:54 pm Comments (151)
「痛恨の…闇聖典(マビノギオン)」 (Tsuukon no…Yami Seiten (Mabinogion))
“The Mabinogion…of Regrets”
There were so many good things about this episode! I could list out everything I found funny, but then we’d be here all night because I’d have to talk about out every single scene!
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October 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm Comments (122)
「異端なる…双尾娘(ツインテール)」 (Itan Naru … Sou o Musume (Tsuinteru))
“The Twin Tails…of Heresy”
Through the forming of a club, a new character is introduced, Kumin-sempai is brought into the fold, and even Nibutani officially joins the group! Now if only Yuuta would stop being so tsundere about Rikka… :3
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October 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm Comments (69)
「旋律の…聖調理人(プリーステス)」 (Senritsu no … Hijiri Chourinin (Puriisutesu))
“Priestess of…the Melody”
This week introduces more characters, with an easygoing senpai and a cool beauty of an onee-san entering the fray. On top of that was some good storytelling that subtly surprised, plenty of adorable moments, and some great (delusional) action. Another delicious treat!
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October 4, 2012 at 12:30 am Comments (118)
「邂逅の…邪王真眼」 (Kaikou no … Ja Ou Makoto Me)
“An Unforseen Encounter…the Tyrant’s Eye of Truth”
Have you ever waved your hand at an automatic door (a train, an elevator, a grocery store front door) and been secretly delighted when it opened on cue? Don’t lie; I know you have. Now what would happen if you kept doing that, out in the open for all to see…and it led to love? I wonder…
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