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Giovanni no Shima

「ジョバンニの島」 (Giovanni no Shima)
“Giovanni’s Island”

“You can stay with us.” Giovanni said, unable to contain himself. “We’ve got a ticket that goes on forever!”

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November 23, 2014 at 6:42 am Comments (28)

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! – OVA

「未放送第13話」
“Episode 13″

Fittingly enough, the experience of watching this OVA was an avalanche of mixed emotions.

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November 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm Comments (26)

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 (35)

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 (50)

Little Busters EX – 06 (OVA)

「誰かが願った小さな世界」 (Dareka ga Negatta Chiisa na Sekai)
“The Small World That Someone Wished For”

I don’t think there’s any question Sasasegawa Sasami’s arc is one of the simpler and more straightforward in the Little Busters anime repertoire.

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August 9, 2014 at 6:32 am Comments (7)

Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu! OVA

「これが本当のアンツィオ戦です!」 (Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!)
“This is the real Anzio battle!”

After more than a year without Girls und Panzer, Italian is finally on the menu.

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August 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm Comments (52)

Gundam Unicorn – 07 (END)

「虹の彼方に」 (Niji no Kanata ni)
“Over the Rainbow”

It’s been quite a journey with Gundam Unicorn–a four year journey in fact–but the seven-part movie-like OVA series finally comes to a close. Was it worth the wait? The short answer is yes, especially for a longtime fan of the franchise like myself, whose perspective of the Universal Century timeline has been forever changed.

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July 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm Comments (71)

Kaze Tachinu

「風立ちぬ」 (Kaze Tachinu)
“The Wind Rises”

Jirou dreams of airplanes…

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June 28, 2014 at 6:28 am Comments (39)

Little Busters EX – 05 (OVA)

「佐々美、猫になる」 (“Sasami, Neko ni Naru)
“Sasami Turns Into a Cat”

Any episode that ends with Komari disappearing is A-OK in my book…

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June 26, 2014 at 7:15 am Comments (6)

Little Busters! EX – 04

「リトルバスターズ!EX」 (Ritoru Basutaazu! EX)
“Little Busters! EX”

Dammit, Key – you have to make him look good in a skirt and give him Hochan’s voice?

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May 29, 2014 at 12:57 am Comments (5)

Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth

「劇場版「ペルソナ3」第1章」 (Gekijo ban Perusona 3 Dai Ichi Sho)
“Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth”

“Time never waits. It delivers all equally to the same end.”

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May 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm Comments (63)

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai: The Movie

「劇場版 あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない」 (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai)
“We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie”

There’s great comfort in knowing some things never change.

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May 23, 2014 at 2:33 am Comments (33)

Little Busters! EX – 03 (OVA)

「リトルバスターズ!EX」 (Ritoru Basutaazu! EX)
“Little Busters! EX”

With Little Busters it always comes back to that, doesn’t it?

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April 19, 2014 at 5:17 am Comments (14)

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica the Movie – Part III: Hangyaku no Monogatari

「劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 叛逆の物語」
(Gekijo ban Mahou Shojo Madoka Magica: Hangyaku no Monogatari)
“Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica the Movie – Part III: Rebellion Story”

“They are the ones who pray for hope, embrace hopes, and fight ever onward. They are magical girls.”

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April 14, 2014 at 9:55 pm Comments (145)

Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin

「空の境界 未来福音」 (Kara no Kyoukai Mirai Fukuin)
“The Garden of sinners/recalled out summer: Future Gospel”

There ain’t no two ways around it. I’m going to miss this series.

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March 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm Comments (60)

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