April 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm Comments (86)
「宇宙（そら）と地球（ほし）と」 (Sora to Hoshi to)
“Two Worlds, Two Tomorrows”
The wide arrays of iconic mecha are broadly perceived as leading Gundam to its current success. In reality, the franchise is as much about the human side of the equation as the mecha and suffice to say, Gundam Unicorn (UC) delivered one of the most enthralling character studies in recent memories.
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March 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm Comments (54)
「劇場版 ブラッドシー ザ ラスト ダーク」 (Gekijo-ban Buraddoshī za Rasuto daku )
“BLOOD-C: The Last Dark”
Nothing like seeing Kisaragi Saya slicing and dicing through Tokyo — even if the experience is not without its fair share of flaws.
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December 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm Comments (25)
「退魔乙女」 (Taima Otome)
One of my favourite ghosts is back to haunt us with an extra episode of shenanigans and festivities!
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December 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm Comments (33)
「妖精たちの合宿」 (Yousei-tachi no Gasshuku)
This OVA takes place in the middle of episode 153. It’s one of the funniest FAIRY TAIL episodes so far, and it made many of my fangirl wishes come true.
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November 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm Comments (21)
「鴨川デイズ」 (Kamogawa Deizu)
Welcome back to Kamogawa, circa the time between Season 1 and Season 2. Let’s take a little trip down memory lane…though first, I feel I should mention who should watch this.
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November 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm Comments (68)
「ストライクウィッチーズ 劇場版」 (Sutoraiku Wicchīzu Gekijouban)
“STRIKE WITCHES The Movie”
STRIKE WITCHES is surprisingly high up on my list of thoroughly enjoyable anime series which always makes it rather depressing to see how many people dismiss it with but a single glance.
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October 16, 2012 at 6:49 am Comments (29)
「エウレカセブンAO -ユングフラウの花々たち-」 (Jungfrau no Hanabana-tachi)
“Eureka Seven AO: The Flowers of Jungfrau”
Any way you look at it the lead story in the Astral Ocean OVA is Ao in a dress, but there are actually a couple of semi-serious moments along the way.
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October 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm Comments (19)
「Reverberation; 残響」 (Zankyou)
This episode was a great standalone feature and regardless of whether it’s a “filler” or actual material from the novels, I still think it adds to the story. It’s like the aftermath for the season finale and that’s why I didn’t mind revisiting it.
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October 2, 2012 at 8:00 am Comments (108)
「翼竜は舞い降りた」 (Yokuryuu wa Maiorita)
“The Wyvern Arrives”
I have to be honest, it was hard to be hyped for Boukoku no Akito. Yet somehow, seeing that the first OVA was finally available for viewing sparked a little something in me that only Code Geass is capable of.
Note: Just in case someone hasn’t watched the original and has managed to avoid spoilers thus far (what a ridiculous idea!), heavy spoilers after the jump.
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September 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm Comments (40)
「.hack//The Movie セカイの向こうに」 (.hack//The Movie: Sekai no Mukou ni)
“.hack//The Movie: Beyond the World”
Everytime I write about something like this I feel as though I’m pigeonholing myself more and more into being ‘that guy who likes virtual reality stuff.’
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September 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm Comments (13)
As OVAs go, this one definitely falls into the “unaired TV episode” category. But in this case, that’s not a bad thing.
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August 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm Comments (105)
「an episode of port town」
Well, just in case anyone was about to forget about it, Guilty Crown returns with this 11-minute OVA after a season and a half after its finale.
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July 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm Comments (80)
「ナナリー in ワンダーランド」 (Nanarī in Wandārando)
“Nunnally in Wonderland”
How you end up reacting to this comedic, light-hearted, frequently downright silly, spinoff OVA based on the Code Geass series depends pretty much entirely on what you’re looking for in it.
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July 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm Comments (88)
「映画 けいおん」 (Eiga Keion)
The wait is finally over. The lovable gals of the Light Music Club return for one last hurrah… and a spectacular one at that. A seamless blend of the slice of life, comedy, and musical elements the original series was known for, the K-ON! Movie marks its territory as one of the more notable animated works of the year.
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