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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June 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm Comments (23)
「運命って…奴は…」 (Unmeitte… Yatsu wa…)
“Fate… is Really…”
I present to you the long awaited post on Sankarea’s episode 00 – released back in the beginning of June. To make up for my tardiness, I’ve included all the NSFW full-lengths for my readers! Now onto the actual episode content…
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June 21, 2012 at 12:48 am Comments (27)
“From Up on Poppy Hill”
One thing’s for sure – it can’t be easy being Miyazaki Gorou.
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June 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm Comments (49)
「ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅰ 覇王の卵」 (Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago)
“Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the High King”
Miura Kentarou’s dark fantasy saga about a talented swordsman and a charismatic mercenary leader makes its long awaited debut on the silver screen.
Note: I’ve tried to keep spoilers to a minimum, and there are some NSFW screen caps after the jump.
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May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm Comments (43)
If the OVA of Another conjures up anything in my mind’s eye, it’s the realization of just how tragically the final two episodes of the TV series missed the mark.
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May 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm Comments (48)
「黒いユニコーン 」 (Kuroi Yunikoon)
I haven’t kept up with a lot of anime since my indefinite hiatus from blogging, but I fully intended to cover this fifth episode of Gundam Unicorn — especially considering the cliffhanger the OVA series left off on six months ago.
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May 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm Comments (28)
「はい、アンコールありがとうございます」 (Hai, Ankōru Arigatō Gozaimasu)
“Yes, Thank You for the Encore”
This is the swimsuit episode. If you’re asking yourself whether you should watch this OVA, then that should give you your answer. Yes, yes you should. It’s the swimsuit episode. I dare say you must.
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May 4, 2012 at 9:30 am Comments (24)
「林間学校こんふゅーじょん!」 (Rinkangakkou Konfyujon!)
“The Outdoor School Confusion”
School field trip with Haruaki and the gang? Count me in!
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May 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm Comments (28)
The passage of time has only increased my appreciation for UN-GO.
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March 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm Comments (57)
「劇場版 そらのおとしもの 時計じかけの哀女神（エンジェロイド）」 (Gekijouban Sora no Otoshimono: Tokeijikake no Enjeroido)
“Heaven’s Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork”
Whenever something perverted happens, Tomoki is the yardstick by which I measure it. If Tomoki would have done it, it was probably awesome(ly perverted); if he wouldn’t have, you better get back to work, bud. As such, it should come as no surprise that I jumped at the chance to cover this movie. What might come as a surprise is the tone it takes, though that’s only if you’ve forgotten about the deeper side of Sora no Otoshimono, which is what makes this series so much more than your typical ecchi comedy.
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January 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm Comments (33)
「弁当の極意」 (Bentou no Gokui)
“Secret of Bento”
Even though it’s not the sequel OVA that everyone hoped for, this unaired episode of Toradora! was nevertheless a great reminder why this series is one of my favorites.
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January 18, 2012 at 2:10 am Comments (26)
This post is over two months overdue, as the final manga-bundled OAD for Yozakura Quartet came out in early November, but I wanted to give a few quick impressions on this three-part series that goes all the way back to fall of 2010.
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January 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm Comments (31)
「ハヤテのごとく! HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH」 (Hayate no Gotoku! HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH)
“Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven is a Place on Earth”
It’s been a while since the 2nd season of Hayate no Gotoku ended, and I’ve been looking forward to the movie which premiered back in August of last year. The series has always been among my favorite harem comedies, so I watched this with high expectations, and all in all it provided what I was looking for.
Spoiler Warning: if you haven’t watched the movie yet and don’t want to know what happens, stay away from this post for now.
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December 8, 2011 at 10:26 am Comments (48)
「星を追う子ども」 (Hoshi o Ou Kodomo)
“Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below”
I honestly don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Shinkai Makoto is the most important anime director in the world. But while I’ve been arguing for years that the endless examples of him being called “The Next Miyazaki” were off base, it appears as if Shinkai-sensei may have taken them to heart.
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