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Ore Monogatari!! – 24 (END)

「俺のココロ」 (Ore no Kokoro)

“Ore no Kokoro”

That was an ending that highlighted both this series’ charm, and its limitations.

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September 24, 2015 at 11:21 pm Comments (7)

Baby Steps 2 – Only the Beginning

One day you’ll get there, Maruo.

Baby Steps – befitting to its name till the very end.

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September 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm Comments (12)

Non Non Biyori Repeat – 12 (END)

「一年がたった」 (Ichinen ga Tatta)
“A Year Passed”

This finale took things nice and slow all the way up till the end — and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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September 21, 2015 at 11:13 pm Comments (13)

Joukamachi no Dandelion – Anime Family Done (Mostly) Right

Here’s the story, of a lovely family.

Family is so often mined for drama, and siblings relationships have unique challenges in the anime medium. Joukamachi no Dandelion ended up dodging most of those issues, to give us a story as built around the theme of family as Uchouten Kazoku, but with a much fluffier, sillier, and more idealistic bent. It’s a good little show, if a touch uneven.

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September 21, 2015 at 10:34 pm Comments (20)

Rokka no Yuusha – 12 (END)

「解明の時」 (Kaimei no Toki)
“The Time to Reveal the Answer”

“Um, I’ve been wondering… Why are there seven of us?”

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September 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm Comments (111)

GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – Another World, Another War

Wishing he was buying some of his favourite doujins.

This may seem like an odd thing to say, but GATE is undoubtedly anime.

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September 19, 2015 at 5:19 pm Comments (136)

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace – An Evocative Mess

Kobayashi may be most out-there anime protagonist in recent years.

How would I summarise Ranpo Kitan? Butterflies, blood, and blatant insensitivity.

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September 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm Comments (35)

Rokka no Yuusha – 11

「反攻」 (Hankou)
“Counter Attack”

Okay. That has to be one of the best/worst cliffhangers in all of anime. Best, because I want to watch the next episode right now. Worst, because I want to watch it RIGHT. NOW.

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September 12, 2015 at 6:55 pm Comments (99)

The Last: Naruto the Movie

「ザ・ラスト ‐ナルト・ザ・ムービー」 (Za Rasuto: Naruto za Muubi)
“The Last: Naruto the Movie”

Otherwise known as the The Love Story: Naruto and Hinata.

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September 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm Comments (60)

Mushishi Zoku Shou – Suzu no Shizuku

「鈴の雫」 (Suzu no Shizuku)
“Bell Droplets”

And thus Mushishi ends with the end of an era, perhaps in more ways than one.

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September 6, 2015 at 9:16 am Comments (18)

Sailor Moon Crystal – 26 (END)

「再生 –Never Ending–」 (Saisei –Never Ending–)
“Replay –Never Ending–”

I’ve been waiting and waiting for this day for so long. I have some long Final Impressions here…

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July 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments (45)

Monthly Impressions – June 2015

With all the recent posts, I didn’t want to clutter the front page with more impressions, but I haven’t forgotten about June’s finales. This wraps up our spring season and I’m sad to see it go because there were honestly some gems in here that I enjoyed more than I expected. As a whole though, there’s plenty of opportunities for future sequels here and some of them have even been confirmed already! That’s something to look forward to in the future. In the meantime, let’s take a step back and talk about ones that finished up in June. Love to hear what everyone liked/didn’t like and how their spring season went compared to their expectations.

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July 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm Comments (17)

Hibike! Euphonium – 13 (END)

「さよならコンクール」 (Sayonara Konkuuru)
“Goodbye Competition”

The performance to get Kitauji High School to Nationals has finally arrived, and what a note it was to end on.

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June 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm Comments (79)

Kuroko no Basuke 3 – 25 (END)

「何度でも」 (Nandodemo)
“As Many Times As It Takes”

After a bit of a delay, we finally get the final episode of Kuroko no Basuke.

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June 30, 2015 at 2:14 pm Comments (44)

Plastic Memories – 13 (END)

「いつかまた巡り会えますように」 (Itsuka Mata Meguriaemasu Yō Ni)
“I Hope One Day, You’ll Be Reunited”

In a story like this, can there be a happy ending?

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June 29, 2015 at 4:42 am Comments (40)

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