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Ryuu no Haisha: The Dragon Dentist (Special) – 01

「龍の歯医者」 (Ryuu no Haisha)
“The Dragon Dentist”

The Dragon Dentist is more an amalgam of fascinating concepts than an actual story, but if the aim was to create something that breaks the increasingly predictable mold of production committee anime, I think the mission is mostly accomplished.

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February 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm Comments (9)

Gabriel Dropout – 03

「友と勤労と虫刺されの夏の日」 (Tomodachi to Kinrou to Mushisasare no Natsu no Hi)
“Friends, Work, and the Summer of Bugs”

The house blend never tasted this good.

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January 23, 2017 at 11:42 pm Comments (10)

CHAOS;CHILD – 02

「件が彼らを嘯く」 (Kenga Karerao Usobuku)
“Sumo Sticker”

‘They believe what they see on the internet and base their actions off of it. Even if that information turns out to be incorrect.’

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January 19, 2017 at 6:01 am Comments (8)

Gabriel Dropout – 02

「天使と悪魔と委員長」 (Tenshi to Akuma to Iinchou)
“The Angel, the Demon, and the Class President”

And now back to this week’s episode of Hell’s Kitchen.

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January 17, 2017 at 12:26 am Comments (24)

CHAOS;CHILD – 00, 01

「CHAOS;HEAD / 情報強者は事件を追う」 (CHAOS;HEAD / Jouhou Kyousha wa Jiken wo Ou)
“CHAOS;HEAD / Digital Native”

Mostly chaos, really.

Due warning: fairly graphic gore/mutilation/cannibalism/dead fetuses/what-have-you in this episode.

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January 13, 2017 at 8:55 am Comments (5)

Hand Shakers – 01

「Conductor to Contract」

Going for broke only one episode in.

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January 11, 2017 at 1:05 am Comments (41)

Onihei – 01

「血頭の丹兵衛」 (Chigashira no Tanbei)
“Tanbei of Chigashira”

Apparently, in feudal Japan, everybody spoke funny, were big on honour, and played a lot of jazz.

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January 10, 2017 at 6:08 am Comments (6)

Gabriel Dropout – 01

「もう戻れないと知ったあの日」 (Mou Modorenai to Shitta Ano Hi)
“The Day I Knew I Could Never Go Back”

Dreams of happiness and the power of video games, a match made in heaven.

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January 9, 2017 at 11:42 pm Comments (30)

Idol Jihen – 01

「私が国会議員になっても」 (Watashi ga kokkai giin ni natte mo)
“Why Become a Dietwoman?”

Yes, Idol Jihen is stupid. But not nearly stupid enough.

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January 9, 2017 at 2:26 am Comments (7)

Urara Meirochou – 01

「少女と占い、時々おなか」 (Shoujo to Uranai, Tokidoki Onaka)
“The Fortune-Teller Girl Sometimes Shows Her Stomach”

It’s all about the characters.

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January 8, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments (15)

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)

Girlish Number – 12 (END)

「烏丸千歳と……」 (Karasuma Chitose to…..)
“Chitose Karasuma and…”

OK, sigh of relief officially breathed…

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December 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments (14)

WWW.Working!! – Love and Peace and Lessons


Chocolate is a helluva drug.

It’s easy to see how the source material of WWW.Working!! led to the main WORKING!! series that was so popular. Every mistake the 2002+ Web-ban manga made was corrected for the 2004 serialization. This is an adaptation of that web manga, though, so the mistakes all remain.

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December 25, 2016 at 10:04 am Comments (5)

ViVid Strike – It’s the Characters, Stupid


Have fun getting the bugs out of your hair later on.

While ViVid Strike could have benefited from tighter plotting or a few more script revisions, it never forgot one thing that so many anime do forget: it’s not about the plot. It’s the characters, stupid.

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December 21, 2016 at 1:02 am Comments (18)

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin – Off to Another Adventure


Just wouldn’t be complete without some romantic overtones would it?

Never straying far from the path, Bubuki Buranki gave us more of the same, just now improved

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December 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm Comments (11)

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