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Rewrite – Fundamental Pessimism

What would you sacrifice for her?

What separates Rewrite from previous Key visual novels, I think, is that it’s innately defeatist.

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March 26, 2017 at 1:19 am Comments (6)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 12 (END)

March 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm Comments (31)

Masamune-kun no Revenge – 12 (END)

「死んでもマイクを手放すな」 (Shindemo maiku o tebanasu na)
“Don’t Let Go of the Mic, Even if You Die”

Masamune’s problem can be summed up in three words: never following through.

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March 23, 2017 at 11:09 pm Comments (18)

3-gatsu no Lion – 22 (END)

「Chapter.45 新学期 / ファイター」 (Chapter.45 Shin Gakki / Faitaa)
“Chapter.45 New Semester / Fighter”

Was I the only one who didn’t realize this was the last episode until Rei thanked us at the very end?

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March 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm Comments (19)

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo! 2 – 10 (END)

「この素晴らしい仲間たちに祝福を!」 (Kono Subarashii Nakama-tachi ni Shukufuku o!)
“God’s Blessing on This Wonderful Party!”

KonoSuba 2 ends with a bang, and so much sakuga.

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March 18, 2017 at 5:40 am Comments (51)

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)

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)

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)

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