June 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm Comments (43)
Now that the summer preview has been released, it’s time to give you a first look at the shows we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Spring 2015 blogging schedule.
As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season. We’ll also be doing introductory posts on many of the shows we’re not covering, so if something catches our eyes, things will be shifted around to accommodate. The schedule will be updated to reflect any changes.
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June 27, 2015 at 1:49 am Comments (144)
Summer has returned, and like (slightly delayed) clockwork, it’s time for another season preview. There are some strong contenders for your anime watching hours this summer. There are plenty of exciting sequels, such as the perennially popular Durarara!!x2 Ten, the triumphant return (and conclusion) of the aptly named workplace comedy WORKING!!!, the slice-of-life countryside antics of Non Non Biyori Repeat, and the third summer in a row of the magical girl spin-off Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei Herz!. New adaptations include the Eastern European flavored GANGSTA, the JSDF invasion of a fantasy land in GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri, the ufotable video game adaptation of God Eater, and the apocalyptic emotional roller coaster Gakkou Gurashi!. There are even some great promising originals, such as the romantic comedy set on Mars, Classroom Crisis, and the likely Maeda Jun tear jerker in Charlotte. There’s even a very special guest in the long-awaited fantasy of a new Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Super! Some say summer is no good, but if even a few of these pan out, it could be a great season. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2015 season preview.
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May 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm Comments (50)
Spring is finally here and I’m so delighted that the weather has warmed up ~ I love the spring season because not only is it one of my most anticipated seasons, but the workload is generally lighter so I have more time to indulge in my hobbies. Admittedly, this season features a ton of sequels and for good reason – it just shows what a hit the original anime was. For all the new adaptations this season, there’s a lot of potential out there that I urge you to give it a shot. There’s nothing to lose by giving the first few episodes a chance and I hope our impressions below will help you decide what is and is not right for you. As always, your opinions are welcome too!
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April 13, 2015 at 5:44 am Comments (56)
「アイツになってんじゃねーかぁぁッ!」 (Aitsu ni nattenja nee ka!)
“I’ve Turned Into Her”
Yamada-kun has arrived, and what a first episode it was. You can expect kisses, body-swapping, and fantastic comedy moments throughout.
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April 12, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments (37)
Rejoice, humanity! For the Knights of Sidonia have returned to protect us from the alien scourge that foul our universe.
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April 12, 2015 at 2:32 am Comments (21)
「猫娘揚々」 (Nekomusume Yōyō)
“The Exuberant Cat Girl”
The growth of 3DCGI in anime is a heated topic in discussions. Etotama consequently makes for a good opportunity to discuss these points.
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April 11, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments (22)
「コレカラ／キヅイテ」 (Korekara / Kidzuite)
“From Now On / Please Notice”
Nisekoi is back, and this time it’s sticking to the ‘Girl of the Week’ format.
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April 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments (41)
Goofy, ecchi, silly, quirky, and without a lick of sense in sight, Punch Line is either the triumphant return of old school GAINAX-style anime (of the FLCL vintage), or an incomprehensible mess. Or both.
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April 10, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments (14)
「流星予報:雨時々流れ星」 (Ryuusei Yohou: Ame Tokidoki Nagareboshi)
“Meteor Shower Forecast: Rain with Occasional Shooting Stars”
For those of you that have been following RC for a while now (or just long-time viewers of anime in general), you’ll remember an ONA that aired years ago by the same name.
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April 9, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments (35)
「青春プレリュード」 (Seishun Pureryūdo)
Mikagura School Suite is alternatively the story of a crazy girl enrolled at a boarding school for the superpowered, or the story of a crazy girl committed to an insane asylum. Either reading works.
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April 8, 2015 at 9:04 am Comments (27)
「Have a nice MUSIC!!」
From Sanrio, Bones and Studio GOONEY’s comes an anime about a young girl named Hijirikawa Cyan.
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April 8, 2015 at 7:08 am Comments (17)
「謎のクラスメート」 (Nazo no Kurasumeto )
“The Mysterious Classmate”
Better late than never, Kyoukai no RINNE finally hits our screens, and even if it wasn’t extraordinary, it was pretty solid first episode.
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April 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm Comments (93)
「ようこそハイスクール」 (Youkoso Hai Sukuuru)
“Welcome, High School”
Before you say it, no, Hibike! Euphonium is not the second coming of K-On! This is a novel adaptation filled with music, drama, and a dash of slice-of-life, seen through the eyes of a main character that feels very real. If anything, this first episode was more like Hyouka than anything else KyoAni has produced.
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April 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm Comments (101)
「エクバターナの栄華」 (Ekubataana no Eiga)
“Glory of Ecbatana”
Arslan Senki is fantasy in the old style, with princes and kingdoms, invasions and politics, slavery and crusades, and battles involving tens of thousands. The first episode goes to great lengths to show us exactly who Prince Arslan is, and it does it well.
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