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Luck and Logic – 01

「英雄か群衆か」 (Eiyū ka gunshū ka)
“Hero or Mob”

Wasn’t expecting to enjoy that as much as I did.

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January 10, 2016 at 3:15 am Comments (26)

Bubuki Buranki – 01

「魔女の息子」 (Majonomusuko)
“The Witch’s Son”

Bubuki Buranki builds a mythology in its first episode, then does its best to pull us in. Its rough, and the potential isn’t realized, but the potential for a good original story is absolutely there.

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January 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm Comments (49)

Koukaku no Pandora – 01

「適合者 -アデプタ-」 (Tekigou-sha – Adaputa)

This is a kiddie cyborg magical girl series, but with sexy cosplay and pantsu shots. Who exactly is this made for again?

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January 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm Comments (56)

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R – 01

「まじかるナース、誕生!」 (Maji Karu Nasu, Tanjou!)
“The Birth of the Magical Nurse!”

Yesterday we had Marble Statues Idol Anime, today we’ve got The Many Hair Colours of Hanekawa Tsubasa Idol Anime, aka Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R, pyon.

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January 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm Comments (17)

Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation – 01

「「はじめまして」から始まるRPG」 (‘Hajimemashite’ kara Hajimaru RPG )
“The RPG That Begins with, ‘Nice to Meet You’”

Isn’t the title of this pilot literally a marketing tagline? That’s amazing.

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January 9, 2016 at 9:26 am Comments (52)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 01


When people say things like: “They don’t make anime like they used to”, this is what they are referring to. I urge any anime fan, whether skeptical or content, to watch Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – this multi-award winning Showa period drama is something special, and it all kicks off with a 48-minute premiere that ends up feeling like a 3-hour movie.

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January 9, 2016 at 6:42 am Comments (42)

Oshiete! Galko-chan – 01

「ギャルな女の子って本当ですか?」 (Galkona Onnanokotte Hontoudesuka?)
“Is True You’re A Gyaru?”

I’ve watched a lot of short-format shows in my time, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve liked one this much right from the start.

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January 9, 2016 at 2:52 am Comments (7)

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season – 01

「夏祭りの時間」 (Natsu Matsuri no Jiken)
“Summer Festival Time”

After way too long of a wait, Assassination Classroom or Assclass makes it triumphant return by getting us up to speed and dropping just enough bait to keep us coming back for more.

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January 9, 2016 at 12:39 am Comments (20)

GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – 13

「開宴」 (Kaien)
“The Banquet Begins”

GATE returns like it’s never been gone, with a set-up episode for the Flaming Dragon Arc and its battles to come.

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January 8, 2016 at 5:33 pm Comments (73)

Dagashi Kashi – 01

「うまい棒とポテフと…/コーヒー牛乳キャンディとヤングドーナツと…」 (Umaibou to Poteto to… / Kouhii Gyuunyuu Kyandi to Yangudounatsu to…)
“Umaibo and Potato Fries and… / Coffee Milk Candy and Young Donuts…”

Dagashi Kashi combines two things I love: Zany comedy, and shipping.

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January 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm Comments (51)

Sekkou Boys – 01

「私の芸術的人生の7年間を要約する現実的寓意」 (Watashi no Geijutsu Teki Jinsei no 7 Nenkan o Youyaku suru Genjitsu Teki Guii)
“A Visceral Allegory of Seven Years of My Artistic Life”

Sekkou Boys – The tale of a 22 year-old art school graduate who suffers trauma from marble statues and is assigned to be the manager of a new idol group comprised of four talking marble statues. It’s just as ridiculous as it sounds, and it’s kind of amazing.

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January 8, 2016 at 11:41 am Comments (14)

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu – 01

「夢を追う少女」 (Yume wo Ou Shōjo)
“Girls Who Chase After Their Dreams”

Pleasant charm, natural exposition, and hidden potential—it’s all a pilot can ask for.

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January 8, 2016 at 9:27 am Comments (31)

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi – 01

「走馬灯」 (Soumato)
“Flashing Before My Eyes”

And cliffhanger. Bum bum bum…

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January 8, 2016 at 9:12 am Comments (35)

Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai-Hakkei – 01

「File 1: コー​​ド No. 538」 (File 1 : Kō ​​do No. 538)
“File 1: Code No. 538″

Anime future police sentai. It’s as flashy as it sounds.

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January 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm Comments (34)

Haruchika ~Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru~ – 01

「メロディアスな暗号」 (Merodiasu na Angou)
“Melodious Cipher”

I think people are talking about the wrong things with this series, but I guess that’s to be expected.

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January 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm Comments (50)

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