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Kamisama Hajimemashita◎ – The TARDIS of Anime


The more you look at Kamisama Hajimemashita, the deeper it gets

Boy, does this show ever have a way of sneaking up on you.

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April 1, 2015 at 1:40 am Comments (12)

Nanatsu no Taizai – One Helluva Ride


The Seven Six Deadly Sins.

A shounen adventure through and through, Nanatsu no Taizai avoids many of the pitfalls of typical never-ending shounen to give us a story that never lets up, never gets boring, and never lets the excitement diminish … all while giving us a real conclusion with world-changing effects by the end.

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March 31, 2015 at 2:21 am Comments (41)

Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road – Hime!


If you’re not a fan of sports anime, this might just be the one to change your mind.

For all that there are myriad qualities that can make an anime great, there’s just no substitute for sincerity.

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March 31, 2015 at 1:17 am Comments (19)

Yuri Kuma Arashi – 12 (END)

「ユリ熊嵐」 (Yuri Kuma Arashi)
“Yuri Kuma Arashi”

I feel it’s safe to say that Yuri Kuma Arashi turned out much better than people initially gave it credit for.

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March 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm Comments (16)

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja – Springtime of Youth


Together, through winter and spring.

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja is Ghibli through-and-through.

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March 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments (10)

Death Parade – 12 (END)

「スーサイド•ツアー」 (Suusaido Tsuaa)
“Suicide Tour”

Coming into this episode, I honestly did not know how Madhouse would send this one off.

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March 30, 2015 at 8:36 am Comments (40)

DOG DAYS” – Optimistic Adventures of Friends and Dreams


More friends all the time.

The third season was a return to form, featuring the essential elements I loved about the first season and all the characters from the second, mixed together in a different way.

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March 30, 2015 at 12:25 am Comments (30)

Yoru no Yatterman – A Difficult Journey


Also my face during Yoru no Yatterman’s filler episodes.

I don’t think I’ve ever watched an anime as inconsistent as Yoru no Yatterman.

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March 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments (17)

Junketsu no Maria – The Trials of a Witch


Father, Mother, Child.

Junketsu no Maria was a simple tale, but there were several themes that it explored during its run – all of them to some degree of success.

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March 29, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments (38)

Durarara!!x2 Shou – 12 (END)

「艱難汝を玉にす」 (Kannannanji o Tama Ni Su)
“Adversity Makes a Man Wise”

Every single series I wrote about this season is sequel bait.

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March 29, 2015 at 8:55 am Comments (34)

ALDNOAH.ZERO – 24 (END)

「いつか見た流星 -Inherit the Stars-」 (Itsuka mi ta Ryūsei -Inherit the Stars-)
“Shooting Star of Yesteryear -Inherit the Stars-”

Fair or not, anime are always graded on a curve. And it’s a tough week for Aldnoah.Zero.

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March 29, 2015 at 3:44 am Comments (285)

Log Horizon 2 – 25 (END)

「開拓者たち」 (Kaitaku-sha-tachi)
“The Pioneers”

An uneven second season it may have been—at least compared to the more reliably stellar first—but the final episode delivered a finale worth it all. Log Horizon accepts your quest!

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March 29, 2015 at 3:32 am Comments (77)

THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls – Fanfare


So, what happens when the clock strikes midnight?

Yes, this show hasn’t actually ended, but I wanted to talk about a better example of a game adaptation than Kantai Collection.

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March 28, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments (25)

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin – Fantasy with Style


Look into the flames, and they’ll look back.

It’s been a turbulent ride, but we got there in the end.

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March 28, 2015 at 9:34 am Comments (19)

Koufuku Graffiti – 12 (END)

「しみしみ、むぎゅっ。」 (Shimishimi, Mugyu.)
“Soaked Up, Squeeze.”

I would highly recommend this anime to anyone who calls themselves a “foodie” or anyone who just wants to develop an appetite late at night.

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March 27, 2015 at 11:27 pm Comments (15)

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