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Flip Flappers – 13 (END)

「ピュアオーディオ」 (Pyuaōdio)
“Pure Audio”

Generations to come will ask us, ‘Why traditional animation?’. And we will answer, ‘For example, Flip Flappers.’

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December 30, 2016 at 2:26 am Comments (16)

Hibike! Euphonium 2 – 13 (END)

「はるさきエピローグ」 (Harusaki Epirogu)
“Early-Spring Epilogue”

I’ve always been a firm believer that a good ending can save a series, and a bad ending can ruin an otherwise good one. Thankfully, this was a great finale – the sendoff that the fans and characters deserved.

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December 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm Comments (45)

Ajin – 26 (END)

「僕も約束しますよ、佐藤さん」 (Boku mo Yakusoku Shimasu yo, Satou-san)
“I Make Promises Too, Satou-san”

If this is indeed how Ajin concludes, I’m quite happy with the way it did so.

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December 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm Comments (5)

Girlish Number – 12 (END)

「烏丸千歳と……」 (Karasuma Chitose to…..)
“Chitose Karasuma and…”

OK, sigh of relief officially breathed…

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December 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments (14)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 12 (END)

「かけうどん」 (Kake Udon)
“Udon Noodles”

What is it about tanuki that packs such an emotional punch, anyway?

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December 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm Comments (5)

WWW.Working!! – Love and Peace and Lessons


Chocolate is a helluva drug.

It’s easy to see how the source material of WWW.Working!! led to the main WORKING!! series that was so popular. Every mistake the 2002+ Web-ban manga made was corrected for the 2004 serialization. This is an adaptation of that web manga, though, so the mistakes all remain.

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December 25, 2016 at 10:04 am Comments (5)

Fune wo Amu – 11 (END)

「灯」 (Araki)
“Light”

I may have had some issues with the direction of later episodes, but this was absolutely the ending Fune wo Amu needed.

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December 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm Comments (6)

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS – 12 (END)

「夜明け」 (Yowake)
“Dawn”

Preserving the memories, one battle at a time.

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December 24, 2016 at 12:05 am Comments (12)

Drifters – 12 (END)

「みつめて新選組 〜熱血九州男児の唄〜」 (Mitsumete Shinsengumi 〜 nekketsu Kyuushuu danji no uta 〜)
“Staring at Shinsengumi ~The Song of the Fervid Kyuushuu Man~”

Unfortunately ending just as the true battle begins.

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December 23, 2016 at 7:24 pm Comments (31)

Stella no Mahou – 12 (END)

「もう一度スタート地点」 (Mouichido Sutaato Chiten)
“Back To The Starting Line”

It may not happen a lot in this genre, but sometimes there are shows that manage to do a great job at wrapping things up while leaving just enough in the air to keep your imagination going. Stella no Mahou‘s ending this week did just that and more.

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December 23, 2016 at 12:14 am Comments (8)

Yuri!!! on Ice – 12 (END)

「超超超がんばらんば!!! グランプリファイナルFS」 (Cho cho cho Ganbaranba!!! Guranpurifainaru FS)
“Gotta Super-Super-Supercharge it! Grand Prix Final Free Skate”

I would describe this finale as thoroughly satisfying.

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December 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm Comments (34)

ViVid Strike – It’s the Characters, Stupid


Have fun getting the bugs out of your hair later on.

While ViVid Strike could have benefited from tighter plotting or a few more script revisions, it never forgot one thing that so many anime do forget: it’s not about the plot. It’s the characters, stupid.

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December 21, 2016 at 1:02 am Comments (18)

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin – Off to Another Adventure


Just wouldn’t be complete without some romantic overtones would it?

Never straying far from the path, Bubuki Buranki gave us more of the same, just now improved

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December 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm Comments (11)

Shuumatsu no Izetta – 12 (END)

「イゼッタ」 (Izetta)
“Izetta”

Imagine a car. Everything about it is great, except that it has no engine.

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December 18, 2016 at 3:09 am Comments (43)

Bungou Stray Dogs – 23, 24 (END)

「羅生門と虎と最後の大君/若し今日この荷物を降ろして善いのなら」 (Rashoumon to Tora to Saigo no Taikun / Moshi Kyou Kono Nimotsu o Oroshi te Yoi no nara)
“Rashoumon, the Tiger and the Last Emperor” / “If I May Shed Away My Burden Now”

Wow, this season of Bungou Stray Dogs has completely blown me away! Much like the second season of Noragami did, this second cour exceeded all my expectations coming in.

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December 18, 2016 at 12:33 am Comments (7)

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