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Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season – 01

「もう一度ラブライブ!」 (Mouichido Rabu Raibu!)
“Another Love Live!”

The second season is off to a sprinting start, but the narrative is leaving me a little worried.

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April 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm Comments (41)

Baby Steps – 01

「 テニスとノート」 (Tenisu to Nooto)
“Tennis and Notebook”

It’s hard to out into words what writing this post means to me as a fan.

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April 7, 2014 at 1:28 am Comments (42)

Isshuukan Friends. – 01

「友達のはじまり」 (Tomodachi no Hajimari)
“The Beginning of a Friendship”

After hyping up its release in my mind way more than I should have, Isshuukan Friends finally kicks off my spring season (Disclaimer: I did watch Mahouka, and I thought it was awesome).

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April 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm Comments (60)

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei – 01

「入学編I」 (Nyuugaku-hen I)
“Enrollment Part I”

A complex world filled with highly competent characters. They opened up a lot of questions, which leaves me wanting to know more.

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April 6, 2014 at 1:08 am Comments (279)

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii – 01

「晴れの大国」 (Hare no Taikoku)
“The Sun Kingdom”

Spunky, independent princess, check.

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April 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm Comments (40)

Captain Earth – 01

「アースエンジン火蓋を切る」 (Asu Enjin Hibuta o Kiru)
“Earth Engine Open Fire”

Calling all captains! Your time is now.

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April 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm Comments (93)

Seikoku no Dragonar – 01

「少年と竜」 (Shounen to Ryuu)
“A Boy and His Dragon”

Generic in both story and form.

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April 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm Comments (53)

Mushishi Zoku Shou – 01

「野末 の 宴」 (Nozue no Utage)
“Banquet at the Forest’s Edge”

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

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April 5, 2014 at 6:54 am Comments (32)

Selector Infected WIXOSS – 01

「この奇跡は兢々」 (Kono Kiseki wa Kyoukyou)
“This Miracle Trembles”

Horrific card battles where girls battle it out to make their impossible wishes come true–perhaps. There are only hints of darkness so far, along with characterization and plot that is just a tad uneven.

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April 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm Comments (61)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – 01

「悪霊にとりつかれた男」 (Akuryō ni Toritsukare ta Otoko)
“The Man Possessed by an Evil Spirit”

Welcome one and welcome all, back to the arena of manliness known as Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

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April 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments (46)

Spring 2014 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou
6:30 EX (4/6)
Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to
25:05 MX (4/7)
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san
21:00 Niconico (4/15)
No Game No Life
21:30 AT-X (4/9)
Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi
22:00 MX (4/10)
Mushishi Zoku Shou
24:00 MX (4/4)
Pretty Rhythm: All Star Selection
10:00 TX (4/5)
Dragonball Kai
9:00 CX (4/6)
M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane
25:35 MX (4/21)
Mahou Shoujo Taisen
21:55 MX (4/8)
Hitsugi no Chaika
25:05 MX (4/9)
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka?
22:30 MX (4/10)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
24:30 MX (4/4)
FAIRY TAIL
10:30 TX (4/5)
Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate Hen
10:00 TX (3/9)
Black Bullet
22:30 AT-X (4/8)
Fuuun Ishin Dai Shougun
TBD MX (4/9)
Ping Pong THE ANIMATION
24:30 CX (4/10)
Date a Live II
25:35 MX (4/11)
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns
17:30 ytv (4/5)
Haikyuu!!
17:00 MBS (4/6)
HUNTER x HUNTER
25:29 NTV (10/2)
Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
25:20 CX (4/10)
Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
18:30 AT-X (4/5)
Baby Steps
17:30 NHK (4/6)
Soul Eater Not!
25:40 TX (4/8)
Blade and Soul
25:46 TBS (4/3)
Seikoku no Dragonar
20:30 AT-X (4/5)
Gokukoku no Brynhildr
22:00 MX (4/6)
Sidonia no Kishi
25:49 MBS (4/10)
Mekaku City Actors
24:00 MX (4/12)
Love Live! Season 2
22:30 MX (4/6)
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
26:16 TBS (4/3)
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
24:30 MX (4/5)
Break Blade
23:00 MX (4/6)
Akuma no Riddle
26:19 MBS (4/3)
Kamigami no Asobi
25:00 MX (4/5)
Isshuukan Friends.
24:00 MX (4/6)
Selector Infected WIXOSS
26:49 MBS (4/3)
Kiniro no Chord: Blue Sky
25:50 TX (4/5)
Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara
24:30 MX (4/6)
Captain Earth
25:58 MBX (4/5)
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
26:20 TX (4/5)
Legend: 2 2 2 1 1 2 1
Not covering

Now that you know what’s airing this spring, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging! This is Random Curiosity’s Spring 2014 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.

I repeat, DO NOT PANIC! Though we are announcing fewer shows than usual, that doesn’t mean this is all we’ll blog. In addition to the series we’ve announced so for, you can expect introductory posts for Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Captain Earth, Hitsugi no Chaika, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, Sidonia no Kishi, and M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane (among others), with an eye towards picking them up.

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March 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm Comments (153)

Spring 2014 Preview!

It’s that time of year again! While the snow’s melting outside and everyone’s out watching cherry blossoms bloom, the folks at RC have been busy preparing this spring’s anime preview. It features a total of 42 new shows, and many of them might sound familiar. There’s the long-awaited Mushishi Zoku Shou, a new season of FAIRY TAIL, the last saga of Dragon Ball Kai, and Soul Eater Not!, a spinoff of the original Soul Eater. Along with the familiar old shows, there always seems to be a new trend every season. This time I couldn’t help but notice the number of shows about NEETs (Mekaku City Actors, No Game No Life), and a healthy dosage of sports anime (Baby Steps, Haikyuu!!). There’s no shortage of different genres this season either – with not one, but two reverse harems, some great original mecha, and some much needed romance. It’s definitely not a season to be skimping on your watch list, so be prepared for a season of high expectations. Oh! And of course, a special thank you to you for reading!

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March 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm Comments (219)

Wonder Momo – 01

「敵は女子高生にお任せあれ!」 (Teki wa Mesukousei ni o Makase Are!)
“High School Girl Fights the Enemy!”

Suddenly, one of the webcomics I read has a 5-episode anime short series. Surprise!

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February 6, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments (18)

Sakura Trick – 02

「もうひとつの桜色/放課後はハリーちゃんと♡」 (Mou Hitotsu no Sakurairo / Houkago wa Harii-chanto)
“Another Sakura Color / After School With Hari-chan”

This episode was both epic-level kawaii and totally hot. Kissing, kissing, and more kissing!

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January 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments (50)

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha – 01

「いなり、初恋、初変化(へんげ)。」 (Inari, Hatsukoi, Hatsu Henka [Hen-ge])
“Inari, First Love, First Change (Transformation)”

That was a pleasant premiere.

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January 16, 2014 at 11:39 pm Comments (50)

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