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Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku – 02

「放課後ストライド」 (Hōkago Sutoraido)
“After School Stride”

Mikagura School Suite is the story of a crazy girl. Any reading at all will work.

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April 15, 2015 at 2:22 am Comments (15)

Etotama – 01

「猫娘揚々」 (Nekomusume Yōyō)
“The Exuberant Cat Girl”

The growth of 3DCGI in anime is a heated topic in discussions. Etotama consequently makes for a good opportunity to discuss these points.

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April 12, 2015 at 2:32 am Comments (18)

Nisekoi: – 01

「コレカラ/キヅイテ」 (Korekara / Kidzuite)
“From Now On / Please Notice”

Nisekoi is back, and this time its sticking to the ‘Girl of the Week’ format.

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April 11, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments (22)

Punch Line – 01

「パンツパニック」 (Pantsupanikku)
“Panties Panic”

Goofy, ecchi, silly, quirky, and without a lick of sense in sight, Punch Line is either the triumphant return of old school GAINAX-style anime (of the FLCL vintage), or an incomprehensible mess. Or both.

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April 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments (41)

Houkago no Pleiades – 01

「流星予報:雨時々流れ星」 (Ryuusei Yohou: Ame Tokidoki Nagareboshi)
“Meteor Shower Forecast: Rain with Occasional Shooting Stars”

For those of you that have been following RC for a while now (or just long-time viewers of anime in general), you’ll remember an ONA that aired years ago by the same name.

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April 10, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments (13)

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku – 01

「青春プレリュード」 (Seishun Pureryūdo)
“Youthful Prelude”

Mikagura School Suite is alternatively the story of a crazy girl enrolled at a boarding school for the superpowered, or the story of a crazy girl committed to an insane asylum. Either reading works.

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April 9, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments (35)

SHOW BY ROCK!! – 01

「Have a nice MUSIC!!」

From Sanrio, Bones and Studio GOONEY’s comes an anime about a young girl named Hijirikawa Cyan.

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April 8, 2015 at 9:04 am Comments (26)

Kyoukai no RINNE – 01

「謎のクラスメート」 (Nazo no Kurasumeto )
“The Mysterious Classmate”

Better late than never, Kyoukai no RINNE finally hits our screens, and even if it wasn’t extraordinary, it was pretty solid first episode.

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April 8, 2015 at 7:08 am Comments (17)

Baby Steps 2 – 01

「世界と壁」 (Sekai to Kabe)
“The World and the Wall”

It’s just not possible to overstate how good it feels to have Baby Steps back.

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April 6, 2015 at 4:21 am Comments (17)

Denpa Kyoushi – 01

「高校教師始めました」 (Kōkō kyōshi hajimemashita)
“I’m a High School Teacher Now”

If Great Teacher Onizuka had a long-lost younger sibling who had spent all of his life abroad, it would be Denpa Kyoushi.

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April 6, 2015 at 2:52 am Comments (22)

Gunslinger Stratos – 01

「戦端 もう一人の僕」 (Sentan Mohitori no Boku)
“Open Hostilities: My Other Self”

Welcome to Gunslinger Stratos: a world where flashes of potential hide among a multitude of questions and a lackluster introduction.

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April 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm Comments (27)

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – 01

「大切な場所」 (Taisetsu na Basho)
“Precious Place”

Who are these people supposed to be?

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April 4, 2015 at 8:02 am Comments (52)

Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darouka – 01

「冒険者(ベル・クラネル)」 (Bouken-sha (Beru Kuraneru))
“Bell Cranel Adventurer”

Good animation, pacing, and likable characters are juxtaposed by a plot that’s uninspired and, frankly, a little chauvinistic. I’m not sure how I feel about this one on the whole, though I don’t hate it so far … with some caveats.

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April 3, 2015 at 5:29 pm Comments (138)

Kamisama Hajimemashita◎ – The TARDIS of Anime


The more you look at Kamisama Hajimemashita, the deeper it gets

Boy, does this show ever have a way of sneaking up on you.

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April 1, 2015 at 1:40 am Comments (12)

Nanatsu no Taizai – One Helluva Ride


The Seven Six Deadly Sins.

A shounen adventure through and through, Nanatsu no Taizai avoids many of the pitfalls of typical never-ending shounen to give us a story that never lets up, never gets boring, and never lets the excitement diminish … all while giving us a real conclusion with world-changing effects by the end.

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March 31, 2015 at 2:21 am Comments (41)

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