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Asobi Asobase – 01

「等価交換 / チープなスリル / 遊び人 / 優しい変態」 (Toukakoukan / Cheap na Thrill / Asobinin / Yasashii Hentai)
“Equivalent Exchange / Cheap Thrills / Pleasure Seekers / The Kind Pervert”

The funniest bait-and-switch yet.

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July 9, 2018 at 12:17 pm Comments (14)

Hataraku Saibou – 01

「肺炎球菌」 (Haienkyuukin)
“Pneumococcus”

The human body is a weird yet wonderful place. Don’t you agree?

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July 9, 2018 at 7:20 am Comments (48)

Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san – 01

「はるかぜ 上京 管理人さん」 (Harukaze: Joukyou – Kanrinin-san)
“Spring Breeze: Situation – Miss Caretaker”

Ara ara, ma~, ma~!

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July 9, 2018 at 6:22 am Comments (10)

Planet With – 01

「軽い、7つの点滅」 (Karui, Nanatsu no Tenmetsu)
“Light, Seven Flashes”

It almost doesn’t feel real, but it really is happening.

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July 8, 2018 at 7:21 am Comments (27)

Satsuriku no Tenshi – 01

「Kill me… please.」

Ah, two of my favourite topics: videogame anime adaptations and horror.

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July 8, 2018 at 1:48 am Comments (18)

Hyakuren Haou Seiyaku Valkyria – 01

「盃の誓い」 (Sakazuki no chikai)
“The Oath of the Chalice”

Isekai, but now with einherjar.

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July 7, 2018 at 11:57 pm Comments (18)

Banana Fish – 01

「第一話 バナナ・フィッシュにうってつけの日」 (Daiichiwa Banana Fisshu ni Uttetsuke no Hi)
“A Perfect Day for Bananafish””

It obviously didn’t take any genius to figure out Banana Fish was going to be the best premiere so far in this young season, and by a wide margin.

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July 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm Comments (17)

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu – 01

「魔王演技」 (Maou Engi)
“The Demon Lord Act”

Or, the one with the Gary Stu you’ll actually like!

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July 6, 2018 at 12:28 am Comments (29)

Shichisei no Subaru – 01

「再会と再開」 (Saikai to saikai)
“Reunion and Restart”

We are sure Kirito isn’t coming back until next season, right?

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July 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm Comments (21)

Back Street Girls – 01

「わしらアイドル始めました. / 親分! 先生? プロデューサー!? / 甘酸っぱい思い出 / わかってくれてる / 打倒!! ヤクザ!!」 (Washira Idol Hajimemashita. / Oyabun! Sensei? Producer!? / Amazuppai Omoide / Wakate Kureteru / Datou!! Yakuza!!)
“The Beginning of the Idols / Boss! Teacher? Producter!? / Sweet and Sour Memories / A New Understanding / Overthrow!! Yakuza!!”

Jam on ’cause Back Street’s got it.

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July 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm Comments (8)

Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa – 01

「始動」 (Shidou)
“Initiative”

Enter Tonegawa, za numbah tzu maaan!!!

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July 5, 2018 at 5:37 am Comments (5)

Yama no Susume: Third Season – 01

「筑波山で初デート!?」 (Tsukuba-san de Hatsu Deito!?)
“First Date at Mt. Tsukuba!?”

Mountain Nerds Climb Mountains is back for another season.

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July 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm Comments (4)

Senjuushi – 01

「貴銃士」 (Kijuushi)
“Noble Musketeers”

Where bishounen meets gijinka.

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July 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm Comments (10)

Island – 01

「またあえたねあなたと」 (Mata Aeta ne Anata to)
“We Meet Again”

I don’t quite know what to think just yet. But the possible inclusion of time travel combined with the Island’s mystery has caught my attention.

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July 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm Comments (16)

Summer 2018 Preview!

After a scorcher of a spring (and an unusual delay in the previewing process—sorry about that), the summer season is looking down right sleepy. Are anime studios trying to get people to go out into the sticky Tokyo summers? Those monsters! Fortunately there are a few stars lurking amid the sleepers, which means outside activity will not be required. Some of the biggest headliners are hotly-anticipated sequels, from the split-cour continuation of the lich conquering hero protagonist of Overlord III, the return of the glistening swimming boys of Free! -Dive to the Future-, the final season of Gintama, and the third season of the world-shattering hit Shingeki no Kyojin. There are plenty of promising new adaptations as well, such as the crime thriller set in 1980s New York City BANANA FISH, adaptations of the acclaimed Front Wing visual novel ISLAND, the supernatural comedy romance Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san, and a look at the more, uh, dedicated side of love with Happy Sugar Life. There are fewer originals, but I’m keeping my eye on several, including the absolutely bonkers Planet With, a supernatural stint with pretty boys in London in Phantom in the Twilight, and the other anime with jaegers and vampires by the name of Sirius the Jaeger. There’s always more anime to watch, so join us as we tell you all about it. This is the Random Curiosity Summer 2018 Preview!

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June 29, 2018 at 11:29 pm Comments (58)

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