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Tabi Machi Late Show – Stories of Nostalgia and Melancholy

Short-form anime just keep getting better.

People often say it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for. That’s certainly the case with Tabi Machi Late Show, which came from nowhere and proved to be an ambitious little show that deserves more attention than it has received.

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February 3, 2016 at 9:22 am Comments (10)

Monthly Impressions – December 2015

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family! We’ve been busy preparing for our routine beginning-of-the-year posts and we’re starting off with our last Monthly Impressions. If you haven’t already read our November Monthly Impression, I give a much more detailed explanation there. We hope you enjoyed these Monthly Impressions which we’ve been carrying on for more than a year now. We hope to use up this time to give you guys bigger and better things in the future. Anyway, here’s a quick peek of how the fall season ended and surprisingly, it was much better than I anticipated. With a ton of sequels and what people thought was going to be a mediocre season, it ended up exceeding my expectations. I hope you all found a little bit to enjoy as well and get ready for next season!

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January 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm Comments (42)

Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou – 13 (END)

「新宿擾乱」 (Shinjuku Jōran)
“Riots in Shinjuku”

All the twists and turns of Concrete Revolutio lead to this.

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December 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm Comments (13)

WORKING!!! – 14 (END)

「ロード・オブ・ザ・小鳥遊」 (Roudo obu za Takanashi)
“Lord of the Takanashi”

It’s rare for anime comedies to get three seasons, an hour-long finale, and reach a natural conclusion – yet WORKING!! is a rare sort of series, I suppose. It feels good to see it end like this, yet sad to see it end at all.

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December 29, 2015 at 4:21 am Comments (22)

Noragami Aragoto – 13 (END)

「福の神の言伝」 (Fukunokami no kotodzute)
“The God of Fortune’s Message”

What a way to end it.

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December 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm Comments (22)

Hibike! Euphonium – 14 (OVA)

「響け!ユーフォニアム 番外編 かけだすモナカ.」 (Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka)
“Kakedasu Monaka”

Hibike! Euphonium returns with an appetiser for the second season coming next year, giving Hazuki and her fellow rejects the time to shine.

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December 24, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments (37)

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru – 12 (END)

「櫻子さんの足下には…」 (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa…)
“Under Sakurako’s Feet…”

In a surprising and belated turn of events, Sakurako-san ends with a prologue – showing us what could (and perhaps should) have been the very first episode, rather than the last

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December 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm Comments (24)

Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! – Ever Sweet

All the colours of the yuri rainbow.

Yuru Yuri is a rare case where each season is better than the last.

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December 22, 2015 at 8:00 am Comments (11)

One-Punch Man – 12 (END)

「強のヒーロー」 (Saikyou no Hirou)
“The Strongest Hero”

Well… that was awesome.

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December 21, 2015 at 7:49 am Comments (100)

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry – 12 (END)

「無冠の剣王II」 (Mukan no Ken Ou II)
“An Uncrowned Sword King II”

All good things must come to an end — and that includes one of my favorite shows from the season. But hey, maybe if the planets line up just right and I wish on enough shooting stars, maybe there’ll be more Rakudai in the future?

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December 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm Comments (64)

Comet Lucifer – 12 (END)

「星と少年」 (Hoshi to Shounen)
“The Boy and the Planet”

I’m glad that’s over.

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December 20, 2015 at 5:48 pm Comments (97)

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk – 12 (END)

「グラヴィシーズ」 (Gurabuishiisu)

With its first cour wrapping up, let’s jump into some final impressions with a little bit of talk about the Urzaiz sisters. Because let’s be honest here — who wouldn’t want more of them?
Note: While technically done, this series is a split 2-cour meaning more episodes will be coming in a later season.

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December 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm Comments (23)

Owarimonogatari – 12 (END)

「しのぶメイル 其ノ陸」 (Shinobu Meiru Sono Roku)
“Shinobu Mail Part 6″

Owarimonogatari was brought to you this season by the letter V and the number 7.

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December 20, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments (18)

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider – 11 (END)

「無色の週末」 (Mushoku no Shūmatsu)
“Colourless Weekend”

So, final verdict: inconceivably pure, or entirely corrupt?

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December 18, 2015 at 2:54 am Comments (48)

To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd – Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Yami is feeling frisky, and her hands are claws. That’s probably not good.

Yuuki Rito’s shamelessness will save the world.

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November 4, 2015 at 1:25 am Comments (17)

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