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Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 12 (END)

「妖精さんの、ひみつのおちゃかい」 (Yōsei-san no, Himitsu no Ochakai)
“The Fairies’ Secret Tea Party (Part 2)”

The only thing that was predictable about this ending is that it wouldn’t be a predictable ending.

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September 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm Comments (57)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 11

「妖精さんの、ひみつのおちゃかい」 (Yōsei-san no, Himitsu no Ochikai)
The Fairies’ Secret Tea Party”"

Perhaps more than any great series of recent vintage, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita has stubbornly refused to let the audience get a handle on just what kind of show it really is.

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September 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm Comments (30)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 10

「妖精さんの、ちきゅう」 (Yousei-san no, Chikyuu)
“The Fairies’ Earth”

I’m starting to run out of ways to describe how Jinrui continues to amaze me.

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September 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm Comments (32)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 09

「妖精さんの、ひょうりゅうせいかつ」 (Yōsei-san no, Hyōryū Seikatsu)
“The Fairies’ Survival Skills”

Just pretend you slipped on a banana peel and it’s Sunday again…

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August 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm Comments (22)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 08

「妖精さんたちの、じかんかつようじゅつ」 (Yōsei-san-tachi no, Jikan Katsuyō Jutsu)
“The Fairies’ Time Management”

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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August 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm Comments (34)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 07

「妖精さんたちの、じかんかつようじゅつ」 (Yōsei-san-tachi no, Jikan Katsuyō Jutsu)
“The Fairies’ Time Management”

This series is one of the most exquisite mind-benders in recent anime history.

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August 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm Comments (57)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 06

「妖精さんたちの、おさとがえり」 (Yōsei-san-tachi no, Osatogaeri)
“The Fairies’ Homecoming”

Jinrui definitely rewards the viewer who wants to be challenged and likes to pay attention to what they’re watching. I wouldn’t want every series to be that way, but thank goodness we occasionally get one that meets the description as an antidote to the dozens that don’t.

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August 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm Comments (35)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 05

「妖精さんたちの、おさとがえり」 (Yōsei-san-tachi no, Osatogaeri)
“The Fairies’ Homecoming”

Well now, even by Jinrui’s whacked-out standards I’m not at all sure what to make of that one.

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July 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm Comments (21)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 04

「妖精さんたちの、さぶかる」 (Yōsei-san-tachi no, Sabukaru)
“The Fairies’ Subculture”

In 22 minutes, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita pretty much obsoleted Bakuman as a chronicle of the manga industry.

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July 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm Comments (32)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 03

「妖精さんたちの、さぶかる」 (Yōsei-san-tachi no, Sabukaru)
“The Fairies’ Subculture”

I can’t recall another anime that’s surprised me as often in three episodes as Jinrui has.

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July 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm Comments (42)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 02

「妖精さんの、ひみつのこうじょう」 (Yousei-san no, Himitsu no Koujou)
“The Fairies’ Secret Factory”

Tanaka Romeo and Kishi Seiji have thrown down the gauntlet: is it possible to make an anime that’s too weird? The answer, my friends, is a resounding “No!”

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July 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm Comments (51)

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 01

「妖精さんの、ひみつのこうじょう」 (Yousei-san no, Himitsu no Koujou)
“The Fairies’ Secret Factory”

It was smelling a little stale after the first batch of formulaic season premières, but Jinrui wa Suitai shimashita blew through the room like a breath of fresh – albeit very strange – air.

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July 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm Comments (82)