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Rinne no Lagrange – 12.5 (OVA)

「鴨川デイズ」 (Kamogawa Deizu)
“Kamogawa Days”

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 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm Comments (21)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 12 (END)

「今日もまた, 鴨川で」 (Kyou mo Mata, Kamogawa de)
“Another Day in Kamogawa”

A wonderful ending. It was idealistic, it was upbeat, it was heart-warming, and it was full of wishes realized, friendships renewed, and a bright future ahead for everyone involved. Perfect. Maru~!

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September 24, 2012 at 1:01 am Comments (52)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 11

「鴨川の海の向こう側」 (Kamogawa no Umi no Mukougawa)
“Beyond the Seas of Kawogawa”

Emotions clash as the world rests on the edge of oblivion, with only three young girls in a position to save it. Maybe.

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September 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm Comments (30)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 10

「裏切りの空ほ鴨川」 (Uragiri no Soraho Kamogawa)
“Betrayal Over The Skies of Kamogawa”

Madness, betrayal, and death. If you’ve already watched this episode then this goes without saying, but shit just got serious. Oh man did it ever.

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September 11, 2012 at 12:26 am Comments (23)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 09

「白の鴨川」 (Shiro no Kamogawa)
“A White Kamogawa”

I thought this was going to be a pretty light-hearted episode, yet indecision, sad partings, and serious problems were the order of the day, as we quickly ramp up to the conflict that will end this series…with a bang, by the looks of it.

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September 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm Comments (27)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 08

「鴨川アドバルーン」 (Kamogawa Ado Baruun)
“Kamogawa Balloons”

Full on slice-of-life mode engage! The cute-and-entertaining hijinks were at full power as Madoka & co try to save the Jersey Club, yet it was the subtle, side elements that were most intriguing to me. And then there was that stuff at the end. Wait, is that…!?

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August 29, 2012 at 7:34 am Comments (28)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 07

「鴨川の誓の」 (Kamogawa no Seino)
“A Vow to Kamogawa”

Rinne no Lagrange can be very idealistic, and this is not a bad thing. This episode did a good job of mixing the idealistic, I-wish-it-worked-this-way-in-real-life moments with hints of something altogether darker. Also, I still have no idea how this series will end…and I couldn’t be happier! Oh man, I wonder, I wonder…

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August 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm Comments (60)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 06

「鴨川にも届け, この声」 (Kamogawa ni mo Todoke, Kono Koe)
“May This Voice Reach Kamogawa”

So much of fiction is about miscommunication. Here, it’s not the zany miscommunication of a romcom, but rather the tragic miscommunication of unknown threats, unsolvable problems, colliding crises, and feelings revealed far too late.

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August 14, 2012 at 12:00 am Comments (46)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 05

「鴨川上空衛星軌道にて・夏」 (Kamogawa Jouku Eisei Nite – Natsu)
“In Orbit Above the Summer Skies of Kamogawa”

Dizelmine reveals his true plans, Lan and Muginami perform a daring escape, and Madoka faces off with Yurikano…with a twist.

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August 7, 2012 at 2:06 am Comments (32)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 04

「再会の街、鴨川」 (Saikai no Machi, Kamogawa)
“A Reunion in Kamogawa”

It’s interesting how, if you change the circumstances of a conflict just slightly, the side that looks like the bad guys can change completely. Where before it was definitely Dizelmine, now Villagulio is beginning to look like the king who will drive their planets to war.

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July 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm Comments (38)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 03

「鴨川エクスペリメント」 (Kamogawa Ekusuperimento)
“The Kamogawa Experiment”

This episode featured some of the finest yuri trolling I’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t that which had me staring wide-eyed at the screen when the episode came to a close. I feel like I just got hit by the plot bat…and I think I liked it.

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July 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm Comments (73)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 02

「鴨川ボーソービーチ」 (Kamogawa Bousou Biichi)
“Mayhem on Kamogawa Beach”

Rinne no Lagrange constantly exceeds my expectations. No matter how much I enjoyed the previous episode and come in expecting the next one to be great, every episode exceeds what I thought it could be in a way I never imagined. I heard some major hype about this episode, and went in expecting the world. I got it, and more.

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July 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm Comments (62)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 01

「おかえり、鴨川!」 (Okaeri, Kamogawa!)
“Welcome Home, Kamogawa!”

Back with the second half of the tale, Rinne no Lagrange begins by evoking emotions that paint a dire picture of a galaxy at war. Not all is right in Madoka’s world, and it’s up to her to set things right…if only she could get Vox Aura to fly.

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July 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm Comments (60)

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 00

「鴨川メモリア」 (Kamogawa Memoria)
“Kamogawa Memoria”

The second half of Rinne no Lagrange is finally here, and the first episode is–a recap, doh! Looks like we’ve got another week to wait before this starts back up in earnest.

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July 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm Comments (29)

Rinne no Lagrange – OST

Rinne no Lagrange OST

Written by Suzuki Saeko in collaboration with music production duo TOMISIRO, the Rinne no Lagrange OST is easily one of my favourites from the Winter line-up. Neither of the two artists have worked on much that I’m familiar with – most of their work seems to be confined to the Keroro Gunsou franchise which – in my opinion – makes the quality of the LagRin OST even more impressive to behold. While not as diverse in genre as some anime soundtracks, there’s still an impressive range of styles, though on the whole, the soundtrack comes across mostly as electronic interspaced with more comedic instrumental tracks.

Rinne no Lagrange OST

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April 26, 2012 at 10:10 am Comments (48)

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