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Hanayamata – 01

“Shall We Dance?”

Shall We ダンス (dance) to another beautiful Madhouse production?

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July 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm Comments (41)

Barakamon – 01

「ばらかこどん / 元気な子供」 (Barakakodon / Genkina Kodomo)
“Energetic Kid”

Out of all the new shows this season, Barakamon definitely was my favorite so far.

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July 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm Comments (46)

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun – 01

「その恋は、少女漫画化されてゆく。」 (Sono Koi wa, Shoujo Mangaka Sarete Yuku.)
“This Love… Is Being Turned Into a Shojo Manga”

Solid romcom antics with a comic bent. If you like your romance with a heavy helping of laughter and laid-back pacing, know that this Dogakobo anime is going well so far.

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July 7, 2014 at 10:47 am Comments (47)

Akame ga Kill – 01

「闇を斬る」 (Yami wo Kiru)
“Kill the Darkness”

What appears to be another show about a young naïve boy entering the capital actually turns out to be about a young naïve boy who joins a group of vigilantes that assassinate people within the capital!

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July 6, 2014 at 7:14 pm Comments (122)


「火星のプリンセス -Princess of VERS-」 (Kasei no Purinsesu -Princess of VERS-)
“Princess of Mars -Princess of VERS-”

If the role of a premiere is to capture your attention, this one certainly did the trick.

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July 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm Comments (165)

Sailor Moon Crystal – 01

“Usagi -Sailor Moon-”

Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight ~

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July 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm Comments (126)

Sword Art Online II – 01

「銃の世界」 (Jyuu no Sekai)
“World of Guns”

Whether you love it or hate it, the second season of Sword Art Online is finally here. Bringing back all the major players from before and tossing us a few curve balls — does the first episode of the sequel manage to hold up?

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July 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm Comments (123)


「けーよんへようこそ!」 (Keeyonn he Youkoso!)
“Welcome to the Defense Four!”

I’m still a little confused about how to feel about RAIL WARS. I was stoked about its premise that involved trains and the men and women who operate them, but after getting through the first episode I can confidently say that I was a bit more confused than before I started.

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July 5, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments (60)

Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen – 01

「遭遇」 (Souguu)

The premiere of XEBEC’s new original series reaffirms the “advanced yet medieval” military setting that I got from the promo material, but will Silver Will Argevollen turn out to be one of the sleepers of this season?

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July 4, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments (86)

Glasslip – 01

「花火」 (Hanabi)

A new P.A. Works original that focuses on the lives of a bunch of friends as they spend their final summer together and meet some transfer student who may or may not have ESP / Special Powers? Sign me up!

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July 4, 2014 at 12:57 am Comments (69)

Tokyo Ghoul – 01

「悲劇」 (Higeki)

OK, first sigh of relief of the season.

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July 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm Comments (92)

Free! -Eternal Summer- – 01

「嵐のダイブダッシュ!」 (Arashi no Daibudasshu!)
“Stormy Dive-Dash!”

Everyone’s favorite swim team is back in action!

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July 3, 2014 at 6:40 am Comments (51)

Summer 2014 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17:00 MBS (4/6)
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
20:30 AT-X (7/14)
Momo Kyun Sword
24:30 MX (7/8)
Majimoji Rurumo
21:00 AT-X (7/9)
22:30 MX (7/3)
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
25:05 MX (7/11)
10:00 TX (7/5)
22:00 MX (7/6)
23:54 BS11 (7/7)
25:29 NTV (10/2)
Yama no Susume: Second Season
22:00 MX (7/9)
Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
23:00 MX (7/3)
Tokyo ESP
25:35 MX (7/11)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
19:00 Niconico (7/5)
22:30 MX (7/6)
Ao Haru Ride
24:00 MX (7/7)
Bakumatsu Rock
23:30 MX (7/2)
Tokyo Ghoul
24:00 MX (7/3)
Nobunaga Concerto
25:50 CX (7/11)
Monogatari Series: Second Season -Hanamonogatari-
19:00 MX (8/16)
23:00 MX (7/6)
25:35 TX (7/7)
Free! -Eternal Summer-
24:00 MX (7/2)
Zankyou no Terror
24:50 CX (7/10)
Shounen Hollywood -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-
20:30 AT-X (7/5)
Akame ga Kill!
24:00 MX (7/6)
26:05 TX (7/7)
25:05 MX (7/9)
25:20 CX (7/10)
Sword Art Online II
23:30 MX (7/5)
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
25:05 TX (7/6)
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!
25:35 MX (7/9)
25:46 TBS (7/3)
24:00 MX (7/5)
DRAMAtical Murder
25:35 TX (7/6)
Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION
25:49 MBS (7/10)
Sengoku BASARA: Judge End
25:50 ntv (7/5)
Ai Mai Mi ~Mousou Catastrophe~
26:05 TVS (7/10)
26:20 ntv (7/5)
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
26:16 TBS (7/3)
Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus
26:19 MBS (7/10)
Legend: 2 3 3 3 2
2 1 0 2 Not covering

Now that you know what’s airing, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging! This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 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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June 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm Comments (67)

Summer 2014 Preview!

Summer has returned, bringing with it a fresh batch of anime to give you excuses to escape from the heat. It’s an interesting batch we have this time. If I had to call this season anything, it would be the Summer of Sequels, with continuations of the KyoAni boys love swimming anime Free!, the alien-hunting stylings of SPACE☆DANDY, the second season of everybody’s favorite magical girl spin-off Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya Zwei!, another arc of Nisio Isin’s Monogatari series in Hanamonogatari, and the colossally popular (and equally polarizing) second season of Sword Art Online. But there are originals as well, including the P.A. Works’ summer romance Glasslip, XEBEC’s mecha series Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen, and another mecha series in the Urobutcher/Aoki Ei collaboration ALDNOAH.ZERO. There’s even a bit of a resurgence in the horror/thriller category, buoyed by the highly anticipated adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul and the original series Zankyou no Terror. Last year’s summer season was surprisingly strong. Can this year keep the trend going? There’s only one way to find out. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2014 season preview.

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June 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm Comments (203)

M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane – 01

「降星ノ夜」 (Furiboshi no Yoru)
“Night of Falling Stars”

The last anime to premiere this season is a little late from the rest of the pack, but nonetheless, it still delivers a highly anticipated original anime.

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April 22, 2014 at 11:50 am Comments (42)

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