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Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace – 01

「人間椅子(前編)」 (Ningen isu (Zenpen))

“Human Chair (Prequel)”

Welcome back, NoitaminA – it’s almost like you never left.

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July 3, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments (50)

Okusama ga Seitokaichou! – 01

「生徒会長の嫁ぎ先」 (Seito Kaichou no Totsugi-saki)
“The Student Council President’s Married-into Family”

A lot flirty, a good bit ecchi … and yet, the short format makes even this simple story seem simultaneously rushed and lethargic, denying us the time it takes to properly enjoy the antics. At least for this first episode.

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July 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm Comments (39)

GANGSTA. – 01

「NAUGHTY BOYS」

GANGSTA. is here to kick off the new summer season. It’s gritty and cruel, and with more sexual violence than I would have liked, but there’s certainly nothing else quite like it right now.

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July 2, 2015 at 5:40 am Comments (44)

Summer 2015 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Dragon Ball Super
9:00 CX (7/5)
To LOVE-Ru – Trouble Darkness 2nd
24:00 BS11 (7/6)
Kaijuu Sakaba Kanpai!
21:55 MX (7/7)
Suzakinishi THE ANIMATION
21:55 MX (7/8)
Gakkou Gurashi!
21:30 AT-X (7/9)
Hetalia: The World Twinkle
12:00 Docomo (7/3)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
19:00 Niconico (7/5)
Arslan Senki
17:00 MBS (4/5)
Akagami no Shirayukihime
24:00 MX (7/6)
Sore ga Seiyuu!
23:00 MX (7/7)
Okusama ga Seito Kaichou!
24:30 AT-X (7/1)
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Sen’eku
22:30 MX (7/2)
Ushio to Tora
22:30 MX (7/3)
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
23:00 AT-X (7/4)
VENUS PROJECT -CLIMAX-
22:00 MX (7/5)
Million Doll
25:11 MX (7/6)
Overlord
23:00 AT-X (7/7)
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
24:30 MX (7/8)
Aquarion Logos
24:00 MX (7/2)
Miss Monochrome The Animation Season 2
23:00 MX (7/3)
Durarara!!x2 Ten
23:30 MX (7/4)
Wakako-zake
22:27 MX (7/5)
Jitsu wa Watashi wa
25:35 TX (7/6)
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
24:30 MX (7/7)
Junjou Romantica 3
25:05 MX (7/8)
Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
24:55 CX (7/2)
Wakaba Girl
23:17 MX (7/3)
Charlotte
24:00 MX (7/4)
God Eater
22:30 MX (7/5)
Non Non Biyori Repeat
26:05 TX (7/6)
Bikini Warriors
25:35 MX (7/7)
Ore Monogatari!! Danchigai
25:00 TVS (7/2)
THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2
24:00 MX (7/17)
WORKING!!!
24:30 MX (7/4)
Makura no Danshi
TBD MX (7/13)
Himouto! Umaru-chan
26:14 ABC (7/8)
Aoharu x Kikanjuu
25:46 TBS (7/2)
GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri
24:30 MX (7/3)
Gatchaman Crowds Insight
25:55 ntv (7/4)
GANGSTA.
26:44 ABC (7/1)
Joukamachi no Dandelion
26:16 TBS (7/2)
Prison School
25:05 MX (7/10)
Rokka no Yuusha
26:58 MBS (7/4)
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei Herz!
25:40 MX (7/24)
Classroom Crisis
25:55 TBS (7/3)
Shokugeki no Souma
Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
27:10 MBS (7/3)
Legend: 0 2 1 2 0
3 1 1 2 Not covering

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 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm Comments (47)

Summer 2015 Preview!

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.

* 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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June 27, 2015 at 1:49 am Comments (170)

Monthly Impressions – April 2015

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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May 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm Comments (50)

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo – 01

「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 13, 2015 at 5:44 am Comments (56)

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki – 01

「葛藤」 (Katto)
“Conflict”

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 9:46 am Comments (37)

Etotama – 01

「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 12, 2015 at 2:32 am Comments (21)

Nisekoi: – 01

「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 11, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments (22)

Punch Line – 01

「パンツパニック」 (Pantsupanikku)
“Panties Panic”

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 4:34 pm Comments (41)

Houkago no Pleiades – 01

「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 10, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments (14)

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku – 01

「青春プレリュード」 (Seishun Pureryūdo)
“Youthful Prelude”

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 9, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments (35)

Ore Monogatari!! – 01

「俺のものがたり」 (Ore Monogatari)
“My Story”

No suspense here – I loved it.

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April 9, 2015 at 3:12 am Comments (62)

SHOW BY ROCK!! – 01

「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 9:04 am Comments (27)

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