January 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm Comments (19)
「ハナノウタ 3」 (Hana no Uta 3)
“Song of Flowers 3″
Hana no Uta is nowhere near greatness (you’d still need a consistently strong narrative for that) but it’s a damn good bit of fun, and a great example of how strong execution is able to make up for where a series falls short.
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December 30, 2013 at 2:20 am Comments (108)
「ひたぎエンド其ノ陸」 (Hitagi Endo So no Roku)
“Hitagi End Part Six”
It’s been a damn good ride everyone.
Continue Reading "Monogatari Second Season – 26 (END)"
December 30, 2013 at 12:58 am Comments (51)
「リトルバスターズ」 (Ritoru Basutaazu)
I’m still struggling mightily to wrap my thoughts – and feelings – around that ending.
Continue Reading "Little Busters! Refrain – 13 (END)"
December 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm Comments (146)
「未来への革命] (Mirai e no Kakumei)
“Revolution to the Future”
Where does one begin to go in describing that episode?
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December 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm Comments (104)
「航路を拓く力」 (Koro o Hiraku Chikara)
“The Power to Open a Path”
I think it’s safe to say that this was a series that exceeded everyone’s expectations. Powered by a spectacular OST, over the top action, complex themes on human nature, and the newest in CGI tech, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova was a bundle of joy throughout. Sadly, with every beginning comes an end, and the end is here—for now.
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December 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm Comments (133)
「少女たちの展翅(ガールズ・オーバー)」 (Shoujo-tachi no Tenshi (Gaaruzu Oubaa))
“Angel Girls (Girls Over)”
Well that was unsatisfying.
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December 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm Comments (63)
A round of applause for a successful season.
Expectations were not terribly high going into YuShibu. In the season preview we gave it a moderate expectation level, thinking it would at least end up as servicable fanservice show. After having watched the entire season, here’s my final summation: It was that and also more. YuShibu is a show with a surprisingly earnest plot, and it had exquisitely animated fanservice as well.
Continue Reading "Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu (…) – More Than Fanservice, & That Too"
December 20, 2013 at 8:07 pm Comments (82)
「侵略者を撃て！」 (Shinryaku-sha o Ute!)
“Shoot the Invader!”
A finale full of assassination, arson, political intrigue, and one lowly otaku being more badass than he has any right.
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December 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm Comments (118)
「灰色の世界」 (Haiiro no Sekai)
Regardless of whether Kyoukai no Kanata is a contender for AOTY or not, it’s still a worthwhile watch in my opinion.
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October 1, 2013 at 7:55 am Comments (84)
「二天龍、激突！」 (Ni Tenryū, Gekitotsu!)
“Two Heavenly Dragon, Collide!”
“I don’t want to die just yet, I haven’t taken buchou’s virginity” – going out with a bang, an overwhelm of badassery and a galore of exquisite boobies. Bravo and well done, High School DxD!
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*Poll’s Closed! Vote for Your Best Girl NSFW*
September 30, 2013 at 12:25 am Comments (26)
「智花(キミ)がいるだけで」 (Tomoka (Kimi) ga Iru Dake de)
“Because You’re Here, Tomoka”
After a close game and a tearful conclusion, the unspeakable happened – the girls graduated. They may be middle schoolers now, but this story definitely isn’t over!
Continue Reading "Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 12 (END)"