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Tabi Machi Late Show – Stories of Nostalgia and Melancholy

Short-form anime just keep getting better.

People often say it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for. That’s certainly the case with Tabi Machi Late Show, which came from nowhere and proved to be an ambitious little show that deserves more attention than it has received.

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February 3, 2016 at 9:22 am Comments (10)

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm – 02

「う…ど…ん…?」 (U…Do…n…?”)

Yes please~ I love my udon with egg and green onion and luncheon meat (because SPAM is too expensive)… mmmm…

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January 19, 2016 at 12:20 pm Comments (35)

Bubuki Buranki – 02

「炎の巨人」 (Honou no Kyojin)
“Fire Titan”

The magical melee battles are great, as are the mecha slugfests; no one should be surprised that the action is solid. But the story they’re trying to tell is fundamentally sound, and the second episode patches any holes the first episode left. This could be one of winter’s sleepers.

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January 16, 2016 at 6:04 pm Comments (32)

Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai-Hakkei – 02

「学園崩壊」 (Gakuen hōkai)
“Academy Destruction”

Steps in the right direction.

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January 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm Comments (22)

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu – 02

「これもひとつの青い春」 (Kore mo Hitotsu no Aoi Haru)
“This Is Another Springtime of Youth”

It’s always a relief when you watch a show’s second episode and it’s still good.

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January 15, 2016 at 10:38 am Comments (13)

Ooya-san wa Shishunki! – 01

「大家さんは女の子!」 (Ooya-san wa Onnanoko!)
“The Landlord Is a Little Girl!”

Two minutes is the sugar drop of anime. Just here to sweeten your day a little.

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January 13, 2016 at 5:29 am Comments (9)

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm – 01

「飛んでます、飛んでますよっ!」 (Tondemasu, Tondemasu Yo!)
“I’m Flying! I’m Actually Flying!”

If I had a super power, it’s my childhood dream to fly! That and telekinesis.

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January 12, 2016 at 5:26 pm Comments (26)

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle – 01

「朱の戦姫」 (Shu no Senhime)
“The Crimson War Princess”

This season’s standard magical-fantasy-action-harem anime. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad. So, how does it rank?

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January 12, 2016 at 12:06 am Comments (53)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Schwarzesmarken – 01

The early years of the BETA fight are certainly a sight to behold.

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January 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm Comments (50)

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. – 01


It’s a four minute long short about a magical girl who wears a swimsuit. That’s it so far.

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January 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm Comments (9)

Rainbow Days – 01


It’s a story of four boys and their girlfriends—they hope. Combine half a of shot idealized male friendship, half a shot goofy romantic fun, mix with something sweet and serve with a smile.

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January 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm Comments (21)

Bubuki Buranki – 01

「魔女の息子」 (Majonomusuko)
“The Witch’s Son”

Bubuki Buranki builds a mythology in its first episode, then does its best to pull us in. Its rough, and the potential isn’t realized, but the potential for a good original story is absolutely there.

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January 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm Comments (49)

Koukaku no Pandora – 01

「適合者 -アデプタ-」 (Tekigou-sha – Adaputa)

This is a kiddie cyborg magical girl series, but with sexy cosplay and pantsu shots. Who exactly is this made for again?

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January 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm Comments (56)

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R – 01

「まじかるナース、誕生!」 (Maji Karu Nasu, Tanjou!)
“The Birth of the Magical Nurse!”

Yesterday we had Marble Statues Idol Anime, today we’ve got The Many Hair Colours of Hanekawa Tsubasa Idol Anime, aka Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R, pyon.

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January 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm Comments (17)

Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation – 01

「「はじめまして」から始まるRPG」 (‘Hajimemashite’ kara Hajimaru RPG )
“The RPG That Begins with, ‘Nice to Meet You’”

Isn’t the title of this pilot literally a marketing tagline? That’s amazing.

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January 9, 2016 at 9:26 am Comments (52)

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