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Seiren – 01

「ケツダン」 (Ketsudan)
“Tsuneki Hikari Chapter 1 – Decision”

Will lightning strike twice?

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January 8, 2017 at 5:53 am Comments (37)

Chain Chronicle ~Hekuseitasu no Hikari~ – 01

「光と闇と」 (Hikari to yami to)
“Light and Darkness”

Showing just what happens when the sequel airs first.

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January 8, 2017 at 12:06 am Comments (24)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 01

「#1」

The best anime of 2016 returns for its second season. And if I were a betting man, I’d say it’s a shoo-in for 2017 as well.

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January 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm Comments (14)

Demi-chan wa Kataritai – 01

「高橋鉄男は語りたい」 (Takahashi Tetsuo wa Kataritai)
“Takahashi Tetsuo Wants an Interview”

This first episode was everything, and I mean everything, I wanted and then some.

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January 7, 2017 at 4:45 pm Comments (48)

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-Hen – 01

「嚆矢濫觴」 (Koushiranshou)
“Small Beginnings”

Back into the fray five years later, and halfway through the previous season. Ao no Exorcist is back.

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January 7, 2017 at 6:54 am Comments (22)

Fuuka – 01, 02

「EP1 風夏! / EP2 はばたけ!」 (EP1 Fuuka! / EP2 Habatake!)
“EP1 Fuuka! / EP2 Take Flight!”

I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about Fuuka. It has parts that I really enjoy but at the same time it also has a few things that give me a dreadful feeling about what’s to come. Overall though, I really liked what we got (makes me nervous for all the negativity I saw in the preview).

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January 7, 2017 at 12:08 am Comments (51)

Youjo Senki – 01

「ラインの悪魔」 (Rain no akuma)
“The Devil of the Rhine”

War all day, everyday. It’s a lifestyle didn’t you know?

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January 6, 2017 at 11:22 pm Comments (35)

Masamune-kun no Revenge – 01

「豚足と呼ばれた男」 (Tonsoku to yoba reta otoko)
“The Boy Who Was Called Pig’s Foot”

Operation Dead or Love is a go.

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January 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm Comments (32)

Fate/Grand Order -First Order-

「Fate/Grand Order -First Order-」

Ah, the cash cow just keeps on giving.

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January 1, 2017 at 6:38 am Comments (66)

Winter 2017 Preview!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the anime is so delightful. Or hopefully it is, which is what we’re here to find out. This season features some strong sequels, including the long-awaited return of the exorcist battle anime Ao no Exorcist, another hilarious adventure with the dysfunctional goofballs of Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!, a new generation in Yowamushi Pedal, and a second season of the universally lauded Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu. Not to be outdone, there are new adaptations of several promising properties, including the cop/spy/bureaucratic drama ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka, the Seo Kouji 100% certified ragefest adaptation of Fuuka, the classic salesman-transformed-into-magic-loli war story (haven’t we seen that a million times) Youjo Senki, and a period property you’re probably unfamiliar with, but which Japan has been gobbling up for years in Onihei. There are only a few originals airing this season, but standing tall among them are the first full season (finally!) of Little Witch Academia and the spiritual successor (hopefully) to Amagami SS in Seiren. There’s more where those came from, so let’s get on with it so you can figure out what to watch. This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2017 Preview!

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December 26, 2016 at 4:46 am Comments (101)

Fall 2016 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans 2
17:00 MBS (10/2)
12-Sai. Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki
19:30 MX (10/3)
Nobunaga no Shinobi
21:55 MX (10/4)
Hibike! Euphonium 2
24:00 MX (10/5)
Flip Flappers
21:00 AT-X (10/6)
Drifters
23:00 MX (10/7)
Classicaloid
17:30 NHK (10/8)
SHOW BY ROCK!!#
22:00 MX (10/2)
Stella no Mahou
22:30 AT-X (10/3)
Soushin Shoujo Matoi
23:00 MX (10/4)
Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
25:05 MX (10/5)
Keijo!!!!!!!!
23:30 MX (10/6)
Lostorage incited WIXOSS
24:30 BS11 (10/7)
Long Riders!
21:00 AT-X (10/8)
Magic-kyun! Renaisssance
22:30 MX (10/2)
TRICKSTER -Edogawa Ranpo “Shounen Tanteidan” Yori-
25:05 MX (10/3)
Natsume Yuujinchou Go
25:35 TX (10/4)
Brave Witches
25:35 MX (10/5)
ALL OUT!!
24:00 MX (10/6)
Haikyuu!! Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
25:55 TBS (10/7)
Bloodivores
21:00 MX (10/8)
Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru
24:00 MX (10/2)
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
25:35 TX (10/3)
Nanbaka
27:00 MBS (10/4)
Yuri!!! on ICE
26:21 EX (10/5)
Fune wo Amu
24:55 CX (10/13)
Ajin 2nd Season
26:25 TBS (10/7)
Bubuki Buranki ・Hoshi no Kyojin
21:30 AT-X (10/1)
Idol Memories
24:30 MX (10/2)
Watashi ga Motete Dou Sunda
25:58 TBS (10/6)
Shuumatsu no Izetta
23:00 AT-X (10/1)
Girlish Number
26:28 TBS (10/6)
3-gatsu no Lion
23:00 NHK (10/8)
WWW.WORKING!!
23:30 MX (10/1)
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
24:00 AT-X (10/1)
Occultic;Nine
24:00 MX (10/8)
ViVid Strike!
24:30 MX (10/1)
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Legend Star
25:00 MX (10/1)
Sengoku Choujuu Giga
25:42 KBC (10/8)
Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari
25:55 ntv (10/8)
Tiger Mask W
26:45 EX (10/1)
Legend: 2 2 0 1
0 2 3 3 Not covering

Now that every show has aired several episodes—and then a couple more, while I took my sweet time putting the post together—it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 2016 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with multiple episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them blow up in our faces? Probably. But this is what we’re going with.

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October 26, 2016 at 10:38 pm Comments (47)

Fune wo Amu – 01

「茫洋」 (Bouyou)
“Vastness”

Written as: Extensive Ocean — like the dream-conjured sea waves of a hundred thousand words suffocating an unsuccessful salesman’s comprehension of language.

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October 15, 2016 at 7:55 am Comments (15)

Girlish Number – 01

「やさぐれ千歳と腐った業界」 (Yasagure Chitose to Kusatta Gyoukai)
“The Apathetic Chitose and the Rotten Industry”

Girlish Number is the bleak, cynical version of SHIROBAKO. It’s an anime about an aspiring seiyuu that shits on light novel adaptations, pokes fun at otaku, and reminds us how messed up this industry is. I never expected to be one of the more thought-provoking shows this season.

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October 11, 2016 at 8:28 am Comments (38)

Long Riders! – 01

「小さな奇跡」 (Chisana Kiseki)
“A Small Miracle”

More slice of slice than sports anime – like Yama no Susume and Bakuon!! had a college-aged baby.

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October 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments (17)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 01

「ぶっかけうどん」 (Bukkake udon)
“Bukkake Udon”

It’s the one Seinfeldism I find most indispensable for blogging: “It’s so nice when it happens good.”

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October 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm Comments (8)

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