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Monthly Impressions – October 2014

Another season, another monthly impressions. This season offers us a wide selection of sci-fi, fantasy and comedy series coupled with carryovers from the summer so there’s bound to be something that catches your eye. This post brings you our initial impressions of shows that we’ve been following for the past several weeks (plus any summer carryovers). If you’re wondering which shows have passed the three-episode rule or which ones you’re missing out on, give this a read through. On the other hand, there may be shows that haven’t met our expectations and you’ll hear about them here as well. We would love to hear your thoughts on shows as well so if there’s anything that we could have missed, feel free to discuss it here.

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October 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm Comments (108)

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – 01, 02

「乙女の真心 / ろうたけたる思い」 (Otome no Magokoro / Routaketaru Omoi)
“A Maiden’s True Heart / Noble Thoughts”

Another Studio Gokumi slice-of-life premieres … or maybe not. With a surreal turn, this original series is more than it first appears.

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October 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm Comments (57)

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja – 01, 02

「かみなりの夜の子」 & 「はじめての森へ」 (Kaminari no Yoru no Ko & Hajimete no Mori e)
“The Child of the Night of Thunder” & “First Time into the Forest”

Someone at Studio Ghibli enjoyed working on Ni no Kuni immensely, it seems.

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October 16, 2014 at 10:07 am Comments (33)

Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. – 01

「地球はツインテールの星」 (Chikyuu wa Tsuinte-ru no Hoshi)
“Earth is a Twin-Tail World”

Random Curiosity: watching anime so you don’t have to.

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October 11, 2014 at 8:21 am Comments (82)


「正義の天秤 <299/300> 」 (Seigi no Tenbin <299/300>)
“The Scales of Justice <299/300>”

It’s back! My favorite anime from the past two or so years is finally back with a sequel! I’m excited beyond belief and this post is going to sound like a mix of fan girls and overhype so you’ll have to give me the benefit of the doubt for this premiere at least.

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October 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm Comments (84)


「明日に向かって、えくそだすっ!」 (Ashita ni Mukatte, Ekusodasu!)
“An Exodus Toward Tomorrow!”

Initial D meets Bakuman. If you’re interested in an anime about making anime, then SHIROBAKO is for you.

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October 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm Comments (47)

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – 01

「モノトーン・カラフル」 (Monotōn ・Karafuru)
“Monotone ・ Colorful”

One thing’s for sure; April is Your Lie is one of the more gorgeous series to premiere this season.

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October 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm Comments (40)

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu – 01

「変身」 (Henshin)

A two-decade old manga has finally gotten its debut as one of the more anticipated series this season.

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October 9, 2014 at 8:27 am Comments (108)

Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle – 01

「遺体あつめる皇女」 (Itai Atsumeru Koujo)
“The Princess Who Gathers the Remains”

Lucky break! Chaika back. Grateful, good! Jump right in. Action now!

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October 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm Comments (47)

Nanatsu no Taizai – 01

「七つの大罪」 (Nanatsu no Taizai)
“The Seven Deadly Sins”

It’s time to go on an adventure.

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October 8, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments (55)

Trinity Seven – 01

「魔王候補と第三の選択」 (Maou Kouho to Daisan no Sentaku)
“Administer and Third Selection”

Finally, a magical-fantasy-action-harem anime with a calm, confident protagonist. The quirky, funny, and occasionally flirty haremettes are a big bonus too.

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October 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm Comments (43)

Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road – 01

「フェイズ49」 (Feizu 49)
“Phase 49”

It almost feels like Yowamushi Pedal never went on break last season, considering how this episode jumped in right where the last ended – mid-way through the intense final stretch of the second day of the Inter High.

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October 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm Comments (16)

Akatsuki no Yona – 01

「王女ヨナ」 (Ōjo Yona)
“Princess Yona”

If you’re looking for a comfy imperial love triangle, best go somewhere else.

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October 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm Comments (50)

Amagi Brilliant Park – 01

「お客が来ない!」 (Okyaku ga Konai!)
“Not Enough Visitors!”

After some delay we finally have the first episode of Amagi Brilliant Park. And it was worth the wait.

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October 7, 2014 at 10:31 am Comments (115)

Orenchi no Furo Jijou – 01

「レん家のフロ事情」 (Orenchi no Furo Jijou)
“The Circumstances in My Home’s Bathtub”

We finally have our anime about a merman in a pink bathtub!

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October 7, 2014 at 7:56 am Comments (22)

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