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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)

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works – Sunny day OVA

October 20, 2015 at 6:21 am Comments (88)

THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2 – A Case for Adolescence

Success, and drama, are fueled by tears.

It’s yet another idol anime, maybe, but none try to be as substantive as Cinderella Girls was.

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October 17, 2015 at 6:58 am Comments (19)

Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I’ll Be There – Mirai-hen

「劇場版 境界の彼方 I’LL BE HERE 未来篇」 (Gekijou Van Kyoukai no Kanata: I ‘ LL BE THERE – Mirai-hen)
“Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I’ll Be There – Mirai-hen”

Mirai-hen is a trip down memory lane, in more ways than one.

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October 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments (23)

Kekkai Sensen – 12 (END)

「Hello, World!」
“Hello, World!”

Does absence make the heart grow fonder?  Yes and no – but this one was already pretty fond.

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October 11, 2015 at 6:07 pm Comments (18)

Sore ga Seiyuu! – 13 (END)

「査定」 (Satei)


“‘Tell us why you suck’: the Trials and Tribulations of ichinose Futaba.”

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September 30, 2015 at 7:18 am Comments (15)

Shokugeki no Souma – 24 (END)

「戦士たちの宴」 (Senshi-tachi no Utage)
“The Banquet of Warriors”

Love it or hate it, Shokugeki no Souma ends off smack in the middle of the Autumn Elections… but it’s not necessarily a cliffhanger.

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September 29, 2015 at 9:10 pm Comments (32)

Overlord – I Feel Nothing

Insert obligatory boner joke here.

I find myself terribly conflicted about this series. I think I enjoyed it … but then why did I always have to force myself to watch the next episode? It could be that I liked the idea of Overlord more than the reality of it. For all its strengths and interesting ideas, there was always one thing missing: It wasn’t compelling.

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September 29, 2015 at 9:04 pm Comments (91)

Jitsu wa Watashi wa – Ugly-Cute Romantic Fun

Just a day in the life of a romcom protagonist.

Between Ore Monogatari, WORKING!!!, Akagami no Shirayukihime and more, fans of romance (and romantic comedies) have had a good run as of late. But if you didn’t watch Jitsu wa Watashi wa, you may be missing out on a little gem in its own right.

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September 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm Comments (24)

Arslan Senki – 25 (END)

「汗血公路」 (Kanketsukouro)
“The Highway of Blood and Sweat”

The Heroic Legend of Arslan ends with the romcom mid-campaign epilogue of Arslan. Final impressions included.

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September 28, 2015 at 12:21 am Comments (72)



An end that is not an end. A diamond in the rough that turned out to be a disappointment.

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September 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments (37)

Durarara!!x2 Ten – Perfectly natural swelling of the plot

Need more excitement in your story? Set someone on fire.

In fact, some anime have to take pills to enlarge their plots.

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September 27, 2015 at 9:03 am Comments (12)

WORKING!!! – 13 (END)

「まひるの決戦」 (Mahiru no Kessen)
“Midday Duel”

This season of WORKING!!! continues to surprise. Just when we all thought this was the final episode, we’re blessed with a pleasant surprise.

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September 27, 2015 at 6:31 am Comments (23)

GATCHAMAN Crowds Insight – Conform or Die (Think For Yourself)

The hero we don’t deserve.

GATCHAMAN Crowds Insight may be the smartest stupid anime this season. For the first half of the season I thought it was bonkers, though I didn’t hate it—until I realized that the themes it was playing with are vital to our modern world. Watching it may make you a more moral human being.

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September 27, 2015 at 12:20 am Comments (38)

Charlotte – 13 (END)

「これからの記録」 (Korekara no Kiroku)
“Memories to Come”

So I guess that’s over.

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September 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm Comments (147)

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