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Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen – 24 (END)

「白銀の意思」 (Shirogane no Ishi)
“Silver Will”

XEBEC’s original series draws to a close, and while it may not stand-out in the eyes of many, it manages to remain atypical until the very end. Almost all anime stereotypes that we’ve come to know were avoided and all the loose ends were wrapped up rather nicely. The writers managed to leave things open-ended for a potential sequel too.

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December 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm Comments (20)

Denki-gai no Honya-san – Laughs & Love in Otaku Paradise

Sensei-chan best girl. No wait, Hio-tan. No, Tsumorin! Erohon G-men!? Too many choices!

Denki-gai is a comedy about the otaku life, but it’s in the characters’ relationships that it really shines.

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December 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm Comments (24)

Akame ga Kill – 24 (END)

「アカメが斬る!」 (Akame ga kiru!)
“Kill Akame!”

The end is finally upon us!

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December 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm Comments (97)

Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle – 10 (END)

「機杖(ガンド)担う少女」 (Ki Tsue (Gando) Ninau Shoujo)
“The Girl Who Carries the Gundo”

Chaika is going to give Emperor Gaz a funeral, even if she has to kill him first. No matter the cost.

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December 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm Comments (73)

THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!

「輝きの向こう側へ!」 (Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!)
“To the Other Side of the Light!”

Featuring: none of the scenes in this excerpt.

…Look, if you’re an IDOLM@STER fan you should have watched it anyway.

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October 30, 2014 at 11:22 am Comments (36)

Tamako Love Story

「たまこラブストーリー」 (Tamako Rabusutourii)
“Tamako Love Story”

I once said that what Tamako Market lacked was romance, and that it didn’t make good on its potential by bringing real change to its characters’ lives. Now, with Tamako Love Story, they’ve done that. So the question becomes—did they succeed?

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October 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm Comments (51)

Monthly Impressions – September 2014

Another Monthly Impressions post brought to you by the RC staff! This one’s a little different though. Given that it’s the end of the summer season (Noo! Summer is over!), these impressions will be a wrap up of our thoughts for this season’s shows. For all the readers that have been asking for our impressions of how the season compared to our initial expectations, this is where you’re going to get that information. If you wanted to get more thorough insights, most of the series will have their own finale posts available on the site as well. With that said, most of the anime I’ve seen this summer have been delightful and I can’t wait to get on to fall in… a couple of days!

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October 2, 2014 at 8:46 am Comments (62)

Beyond the Lightless Realm of M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that Okada Mari knows how to do drama.

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October 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm Comments (26)

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance – The Little Harem That Could

My favorite is the one staring into the clouds.

I went in with few expectations, and Blade Dance exceeded them comfortably. It’s not a world beater, but it was a fun ride throughout.

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September 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm Comments (64)

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei – The Ballad of Magic Jesus

Descending down from heaven to wreck your shit. How exciting. Wee.

I’m going to piss some people off with that title, but I don’t care. It’s too much fun to pass up. Unlike this show.

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September 29, 2014 at 11:46 am Comments (203)

Space Dandy 2 – Never-ending Dandy, Baby

A collection of tales about a Dandy Guy in Space

Space Dandy may not have been the series that many had originally hoped for, but this misfit creation shouldn’t have been any different.

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September 28, 2014 at 7:13 pm Comments (25)

Tokyo ESP – 12 (END)

「東京ESP少女」 (Tokyo Esupu Shoujo)
“Tokyo ESP Girls”

I have no idea what just happened. Little of that made sense.

Final impressions included.

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September 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm Comments (55)

Barakamon – 12 (END)

「かえってきてうりしか」 (Kaette Kite Urishika)
“Glad You’re Back”

I’ve tried writing this intro sentence about a hundred times now and I can’t seem to find the right combination of words to create a accurate enough sentence describe my feelings about this final episode. All I can say for sure though, is that this finale was absolutely fantastic.

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September 27, 2014 at 9:02 pm Comments (46)

Persona 4 The Golden ANIMATION – 12 (END)

「Welcome Home」

Naturally, the Marie Route gets the Marie End.

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September 26, 2014 at 4:51 am Comments (22)

Glasslip – 13 (END)

「流星」 (Ryuusei)
“Shooting Star”

Now that the end has finally come, I’m just going to jump straight into final impressions.

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September 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm Comments (71)

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