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Fall 2016 Preview!

Autumn winds are coming, there’s a potentially life-changing election around the corner, and 2016 has proved itself to be a thoroughly bizarre year. But amidst the madness we still have a new season of anime to bring us together, so there’s something to celebrate about! The past few seasons have been varied in genre and source material, and this is much the same. We’ve got a bundle of anime originals, with the WWII-inspired Shuumatsu no Izetta sure to make a strong impression, Classicaloid is bringing Mozart and Beethoven together in a colourful comedy, Flip Flappers looks to be a magical girl show with a bundle of creative talent behind it, and the misleadingly titled Yuri!!! on Ice has a lot to live up to. The Hellsing author’s latest manga, Drifters, is getting an adaptation, and the Occultic;Nine light-novels by the Steins;Gate author are also coming to our screens. There’s also a selection of prestige and award-winning material getting TV anime, with the popular novel and live-action film building expectations for Fune wo Amu, 3-gatsu no Lion is getting adapted by none other than Shaft, and the beloved Natsume Yuujinchou is returning for it’s fifth season. Speaking of sequels, we’ve got plenty: the Brave Witches spin-off is sure to satisfy Strike Witches fans, Haikyuu!!’s third season is set to cover the most important match yet, Kyoto Animation are blessing us with the sound of Hibike! Euphonium 2, and we even got a surprise spin-off announcement in WWW.WORKING!!. It’s a large and varied season that’s sure to offer something for everybody. This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 2016 Preview!

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September 23, 2016 at 5:15 am Comments (128)

Summer 2016 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu
17:00 MBS (7/3)
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan
7:05 TX (7/4)
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu
22:55 AT-X (7/5)
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 
23:00 AT-X (7/6)
Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars
22:00 AT-X (7/7)
22:30 WOWOW (7/1)
Time Travel Shoujo ~Mari Waka to 8-nin to Kagakusha-tachi~
7:00 TX (7/9)
Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi
17:00 MBS (8/28)
Puzzle and Dragons X
18:25 TX (7/4)
23:00 AT-X (7/5)
23:00 MX (7/6)
DANGANRONPA 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- Zetsubou Hen
23:30 MX (7/14)
23:00 AT-X (7/8)
Hitori no Shita: THE OUTCAST
21:00 MX (7/9)
Macross Delta
22:30 MX (4/3)
22:30 AT-X (7/4)
Cheer Danshi!!
23:00 MX (7/5)
24:00 MX (7/6)
24:55 CX (7/14)
24:00 MX (7/1)
Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
22:00 MX (7/2)
Tales of Zestiria The X
23:00 MX (7/3)
DANGANRONPA 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- Mirai Hen
23:00 MX (7/11)
Fukigen na Mononokean
23:30 AT-X (6/28)
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls
24:05 MX (7/6)
25:58 TBS (7/7)
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
25:05 MX (7/8)
Love Live! Sunshine!!
22:30 MX (7/2)
24:00 MX (7/3)
Mob Psycho 100
24:00 MX (7/11)
Masou Gakuen HxH
24:30 AT-X (7/5)
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
26:28 TBS (7/7)
25:55 TBS (7/8)
Hatsukoi Monster
23:00 MX (7/2)
Active Raid -Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari- 2nd
24:30 BS4 (7/10)
SHOW BY ROCK!! Short!!
25:00 MX (7/4)
Scared Rider Xechs
25:35 TX (7/5)
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei Bu LOVE! LOVE!
26:35 TX (7/7)
23:30 MX (7/2)
Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
25:05 TX (4/3)
Amaama to Inazuma
25:05 MX (7/4)
Qualidea Code
24:00 MX (7/9)
D.Gray-man HALLOW
25:35 TX (7/4)
B-PROJECT ~Kodou*Ambitious~
24:30 MX (7/2)
Taboo Tattoo
26:05 TX (7/4)
Ange Vierge
25:30 MX (7/9)
26:58 MBS (7/2)
Legend: 2 2 2 1 2
2 2 2 2 Not covering

Now that every show has had a few episodes to strut its stuff, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2016 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with 2-3 episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them blow up in our faces? Probably. But this is what we’re going with.

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July 19, 2016 at 10:53 pm Comments (35)

Hitori no Shita: The Outcast – 01

「張家の秘密?」 (Zhang-ke no Himitsu?)
“The Zhang Family’s Secret”

Hitori no Shita: THE OUTCAST’s debut falls primarily victim to one fatal flaw—but one which can easily be amended in subsequent episodes.

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July 15, 2016 at 10:17 pm Comments (10)

DANGANRONPA 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- Zetsubou Hen – 01

「ただいま希望ヶ峰学園」 (Tadaima Kibougamine Gakuen)
“Hello Again, Hope’s Peak Academy”

It’s every aniblogger’s nightmare to have to list each individual character for a series like DANGANRONPA. Considering that I’ve never read the visual novel though, let’s see how well I do…

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Battery – 01

「出会いの日」 (Deai no hi)
“Encounter of the Day”

God’s in his Heaven, all’s right with the world.

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July 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm Comments (19)

DANGANRONPA 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- Mirai Hen – 01

「Third time’s the charm」

SO! How confused is everyone? And how excited is everyone to see a sequel for DANGANRONPA?

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July 14, 2016 at 12:42 am Comments (36)

Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan – 01

「超能力者のΨ難(前編)」 (Chounouryokusha no Ψ-nan (Zenpen))
“The Disastrous Life of a Psychic (Part 1)

I’ve been waiting for Saiki Kusuo to get an anime for four long years – finally the time has come!

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July 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm Comments (8)

Mob Psycho 100 – 01

「自称霊能力者・霊幻新隆~とモブ~」 (Jishou Reinouryokusha Reigen Arataka: to Mob)
“Self-Proclaimed Psychic Reigen Arataka: And Mob”

It’s time for Summer 2016 to bust out its “A” game.

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July 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm Comments (30)

91Days – 01

「Night of the Murder」 (Satsujin no Yoru)
“Night of the Murder”

Absolutely phenomenal.

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July 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm Comments (16)

orange – 02


Death is chilling – but is it inevitable in the case of Naruse Kakeru?

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July 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm Comments (15)

Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari 2nd – 01

「西から来た男」 (Nishi Kara Kita Otoko)
“The Man from the West”

Active Raid is back, and it’s still goofy.

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July 12, 2016 at 12:33 am Comments (17)

Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin – 01

「嵐の邂逅」 (Arashi no Kaikou)
“A Stormy Encounter”

It feels like there’s worthwhile story somewhere in Nejimaki Seirei Senki, but this introduction didn’t get off to a strong start.

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July 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm Comments (23)

Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! – 01

「問題がある人たち / さよなら内巻くん」 (Mondai ga Aru Hitotachi / Sayonara Uchimaki-kun)
“These People Have Problems” / “Goodbye, Uchimaki-kun”

Take an amusing little manga and hand it over to a talented director and animators and you get something like this.

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July 10, 2016 at 6:42 am Comments (20)

Fukigen na Mononokean – 01

「初め」 (Hajime)
“The Beginning”

Deceptively heartfelt.

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Qualidea Code – 01

「残存世界のグロリア」 (Zanzon Sekai no Guroria)
“Remnants of World Gloria”

It’s not the most eye-opening of introductions, but there’s certainly room to develop given the pedigree. Expectations may need to be adjusted accordingly however.

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July 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm Comments (14)

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