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Sora no Method – 01

「円盤の街 」 (Enban no Machi)
“Saucer City”

Cute girls, decent introduction and a tearful reunion all wrapped up in Studio 3Hz’s first original anime production, Sora no Method.

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October 6, 2014 at 10:49 am Comments (25)

Grisaia no Kajitsu – 01

「普通の学園生活」 (Futsū no gakuen seikatsu)
“Ordinary Academy Life”

Grisaia no Kajitsu may well turn out to be one of the most significant series of the season—and not just for those who have read the visual novel.

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October 6, 2014 at 7:58 am Comments (76)

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin – 01

「業火-HELL FIRE-」 (Gōka -HELL FIRE-)
“Hell Fire”

For a series that is flying under everyone’s radar, Garo: Honoo no Kokuin really proved itself with an stellar opening episode on all accounts. If you’re looking for a medieval fantasy with witches, knights, demons and darkness all melded together, then this will deliver.

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October 6, 2014 at 4:02 am Comments (43)

Madan no Ou to Vanadis – 01

「戦場の風姫」 (Senjou no Fuuki)
“Wind Princess of the Battlefield”

Confident and unabashed—that’s how I would describe Madan no Ou to Vanadis. Whether it be the action, the character’s personalities, or even the (occasional, and light) fanservice, it’s suffused with a confident air of people who live simple, dangerous, and sometimes short lives—but do so without regret. A solid start to an interesting fantasy series.

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October 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm Comments (81)

Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo – 01

「堕とされた皇女」 (Oto sare ta ōjo)
“The Fallen Princess”

Considering the thematic foci at hand, one would’ve hoped for better execution. This was a tale of two halves if I’ve ever seen one, and I’m not sure what to think of this series right now.

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October 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm Comments (136)

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – 01

「失われた未来」 (Ushinawareta Mirai)
“Lost Future”

‘We pass by much today, and someday will change our fate.’

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October 5, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments (40)

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works – 00

「プロローグ」 (Puroroogu)
“Prologue”

For everyone who was concerned that this take on the Unlimited Blade Works route would leave newer viewers in the dust, we were given an amazing double length prologue episode to get everyone up to speed.

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October 5, 2014 at 5:35 am Comments (203)

World Trigger – 01

「異世界からの訪問者」 (I Sekai Kara no Hōmon Sha)
“Visitor From the Other World”

As the era of the ‘Big 3’ is coming to a close, here comes the adaptation of World Trigger – Weekly Shonen Jump’s only surviving battle series in the last 6 years – ready to try and fill the shoes of this daunting genre!

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October 5, 2014 at 3:39 am Comments (34)

Log Horizon 2 – 01

「北の国のシロエ」 (Kita no Kuni no Shiroe)
“Shiroe of the Northern Lands”

Log Horizon is off to a running start as Shiroe tackles a new threat to Akiba—money. Lots of money.

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October 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm Comments (139)

Selector Spread WIXOSS – 01

「この開幕は無音」 (Kono Kaimaku wa Muon)
“This Silent Beginning”

And now for a gentle reintroduction to the WIXOSS series.

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October 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm Comments (25)

Denki-gai no Honya-san – 01

「ラブ&エロス フォー オール / ナイトメア ビフォア カルナバル」 (Rabu & Erosu Foo Ooru / Naitomea Bifoa Karunabaru)
“Love & Ero For All / Nightmare Before Carnival”

After previewing the show for the Season Preview and having a good idea what this first episode would cover, I can’t believe how much of a positive effect the transition to an anime had on this show.

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October 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm Comments (39)

Gundam Reconguista in G – 01, 02

「謎のモビルスーツ」 & 「G-セルフ・起動!」 (Nazo no Mobiru Suutsu & G-Serufu Kidou!)
“The Mysterious Mobile Suit” & “G-Self, Start!”

It seems silly to only introduce one episode since two premiered, so have a double dose!

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October 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm Comments (138)

Fall 2014 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
World Trigger
6:30 EX (10/5)
Shingeki no Bahamut GENESIS
22:30 SUN (10/6)
Akatsuki no Yona
23:00 AT-X (10/7)
Gundam Build Fighters Try
18:00 TX (10/8)
Denki-gai no Honya-san
22:30 MX (10/2)
TERRAFORMARS
24:30 MX (9/26)
Log Horizon 2
17:30 NHK (10/4)
Nanatsu no Taizai
17:00 MBS (10/5)
Orenchi no Furo Jijou
23:54 BS11 (10/6)
Trinity Seven
25:40 TV (10/7)
Hi sCoool! Seha Girl
22:00 ANIMAX (10/8)
Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
23:00 MX (7/3)
Selector Spread WIXOSS
25:05 MX (10/3)
Magic Kaito 1412
17:30 ytv (10/4)
Grisaia no Kajitsu
20:30 AT-X (10/5)
Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road
25:35 TX (10/6)
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
24:30 MX (10/8)
SHIROBAKO
23:30 MX (10/9)
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin
25:35 TX (10/3)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
19:00 Niconico (7/5)
Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
22:00 MX (10/5)
Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de
26:05 TX (10/6)
Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle
25:05 MX (10/8)
Gundam Reconguista in G
24:00 MBS (10/2)
Donten ni Warau
26:28 NTV (10/3)
Sanzoku no Musume Ronja
19:00 NHK (10/11)
Sora no Method
22:30 MX (10/5)
Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
25:29 NTV (10/8)
PSYCHO-PASS 2
24:50 CX (10/9)
Bonjour: Koiaji Patisserie
19:00 Niconico (10/11)
Akame ga Kill!
24:00 MX (7/6)
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken
25:00 TVS (10/2)
Madan no Ou to Vanadis
20:00 AT-X (10/4)
Gugure! Kokkuri-san
25:05 TX (10/5)
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
25:20 CX (10/9)
Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
20:30 AT-X (10/4)
Girlfriend (Kari)
25:35 TX (10/12)
Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu.
25:33 TBS (10/9)
Sword Art Online II
23:30 MX (7/5)
Amagi Brilliant Park
26:03 TBS (10/2)
Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
24:00 MX (10/4)
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
26:34 MBS (10/16)
Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season
24:30 MX (10/18)
Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo
25:30 MX (10/4)
Legend: 1 2 0 3 0
3 0 2 2 2 Not covering

Now that the fall preview is out, it’s time to give you a first look at just some of the shows we’ll be blogging This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 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.

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September 28, 2014 at 8:06 am Comments (114)

Fall 2014 Preview!

Say good-bye to the hot summer temperatures with a refreshing fall breeze and a slew of new anime for your viewing pleasure. There are some big hitters making their triumphant return, like Fate/Stay Night diving into its Unlimited Blade Works route and Log Horizon starting its second season. Some crazy slice-of-lifes making their fall debut include the mermaid-related Ore no Furo Jijou and the Akiba based bookstore Denki-Gai no Honya-san. There’s also a bunch of your typical fare to fill in the cracks, like Kyoto Animation’s slackstick drama Amagi Brilliant Park, a Sunrise original called Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo, A-1 pictures’ part-medieval part-shounen Nanatsu no Taizai, a high school based fantasy known as Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de from Studio Trigger, and Studio Ghibli’s first foray into television with Sanzoku no Musume Ronja. One’s taste in anime can be really subjective, but I think this season’s offerings provide enough for anyone to find something they’ll like. So what are you waiting for? Start scrolling!

* This preview will be kept at the top for the next while, so be sure to scroll past it, check the slider on top, or the Recent Entries on your right for new posts.

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September 18, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments (258)

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance – 01

「剣と学院と火猫少女」 (Ken to Gakuin to Hineko Shoujo)
“The Sword, the School, and the Fire Cat-Girl”

Is it action? Is it ecchi? Is it harem? A little of all three. It has the potential to be one of the better action-fantasy harem series, and the first episode has neither confirmed nor destroyed said potential.

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July 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments (79)

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