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Monthly Impressions – December 2014

Happy New Year readers! I hope you all had a great holiday season and to wrap up the amazing year of 2014, we start with the December Monthly Impressions. This also marks the end of our Fall 2014 season so feel free to discuss all the gems, the uglies and everything else in between. It’s been a busy month for me so excuse the tardiness of thise post. The Winter season starts next week and you can all bet that the AOTY post will be up… very soon. Thanks again for all the readers that continue to support us year after year! And if you’re new to RC, welcome and we hope you enjoy your stay!

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January 2, 2015 at 10:37 pm Comments (97)

Tsukimonogatari

「よつぎドール 其ノ壹 – 肆」 (Yotsugi Dōru Sono Ichi – Yon)
“Yotsugi Doll Parts One – Four”

‘Impossible. Is there anything more important than getting a little girl?’

*Some of our characters are all too comfortable unburdened by clothes, so this post is slightly NSFW.

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January 2, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments (84)

Shingeki no Bahamut GENESIS – Favarooo!


Certainty of death, *small* chance of success… What are we waiting for?

This is how you do a card game adaptation. Step 1: Take the basic mechanics and/or setting of the game. Step 2: Create an interesting cast of characters who work well together, even if they need to be original. Step 3: Use the setting as a jumping off point to tell a good story. That seems simple, but the key is to not remain shackled to the game. Use its assets, but always remember the most important thing: tell a good story. That’s what Shingeki no Bahamut GENESIS did, and it worked damn well.

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December 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm Comments (63)

Madan no Ou to Vanadis – The Adventures of Human Legolas


For some reason, I feel like playing Risk.

An entire civil war in one season. If only the real ones passed as quickly … though I would’ve liked to have spent more time with this one, so we could really get to know these characters and this world.

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December 30, 2014 at 12:04 am Comments (69)

Orenchi no Furo Jijou – The Best Bathtub Ever


PSA: Unless you are a Merman, please don’t sleep in the bath.

This show was everything I wanted it to be, and for that I am thankful.

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December 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm Comments (9)

Grisaia no Kajitsu – 13 (END)

「射界10センチ」 (Shakai Jū Senchi)
“10 Centimetre Field of Fire”

Ten centimetres is almost four inches. Now you know.

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December 29, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments (31)

Amagi Brilliant Park – 13 (END)

「PVがつまらない!」 (PV ga Tsumaranai!)
“The PV Is Boring!”

Amagi Brilliant Park may have wrapped up its plot in 12 episodes, but its awesomeness takes 13.

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December 27, 2014 at 7:52 pm Comments (71)

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – A Hero’s Despair, & Hope


Our heroes.

The most surprising show of the season ends with more surprises. We thought it was slice-of-life, it turned out to be magical girl combat, and then it got dark. The question is: how did it fare in the end, and how does it measure up?

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December 27, 2014 at 1:08 am Comments (79)

Yama no Susume: Second Season – Mountain Climbing & So Much More


A promise remembered.

This is a second season that takes everything that was good about the first, and then improves it immensely.

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December 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm Comments (8)

Trinity Seven – 12 (END)

「聖戦少女(クリミナルガール)と魔王世界(ヒズワールド)」 (Seisen Shoujo (Kuriminarugaaru) to Maou Sekai (Hizuwaarudo))
“Criminal Girl and His World”

Trinity Seven ends as it went on … with eccentric girls and a confident harem lead at odds with shifty pacing, production values, and plot. Last episode wasn’t bad though.

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December 23, 2014 at 9:39 pm Comments (28)

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – In Search of Lost Potential

Weeping for what could have been.

Ironically, and tragically, Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete is an anime ultimately doomed to being forgotten.

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December 23, 2014 at 8:15 am Comments (15)

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – Defying Categorization


I am the bone of my sword.

It’s hard to put Inou Battle in a box, because it refuses to go into one. Slice-of-life, probably, and harem and comedy too, but what of the drama, the heartfelt feelings, or the surprisingly brutal turn at the end? It’s hard to define, but one thing’s for sure: It was entertaining all the way through.

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December 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm Comments (41)

Gugure! Kokkuri-san – For the Love of Cup Noodles


A Bunch of Weirdos till the End!

It’s been a damn good year for comedy anime.

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December 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm Comments (23)

Mushishi Zoku Shou – 20 (END)

「常の樹」 (Tokoshie no Ki)
“Tree of Eternity”

There are few arguments for anime as art as compelling as Mushishi.

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December 21, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments (7)

PSYCHO-PASS 2 – 11 (END)

「WHAT COLOR?」

It’s the end already?!

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December 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm Comments (78)

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