October 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm Comments (44)
「『異変』アルファ・エピソード」 ((Ihen) Arufa Episoodo)
“(Unusual Phenomenon) Alpha Episode”
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you were an innocent high school kid who suddenly and inexplicably gained supernatural powers? Well if you haven’t don’t worry — Studio Trigger did all the work for you!
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October 6, 2014 at 10:49 am Comments (25)
「円盤の街 」 (Enban no Machi)
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 7:58 am Comments (76)
「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 4:02 am Comments (43)
「業火-HELL FIRE-」 (Gōka -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 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm Comments (83)
「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 12:02 pm Comments (137)
「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 10:28 am Comments (40)
「失われた未来」 (Ushinawareta Mirai)
‘We pass by much today, and someday will change our fate.’
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October 5, 2014 at 5:35 am Comments (203)
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 3:39 am Comments (34)
「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 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm Comments (139)
「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 6:53 pm Comments (25)
「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 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm Comments (39)
「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.
Continue Reading "Denki-gai no Honya-san – 01"
October 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm Comments (139)
「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!
Continue Reading "Gundam Reconguista in G – 01, 02"
September 28, 2014 at 8:06 am Comments (115)
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 18, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments (260)
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!
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