Random Curiosity

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – 01, 02

「乙女の真心 / ろうたけたる思い」 (Otome no Magokoro / Routaketaru Omoi)
“A Maiden’s True Heart / Noble Thoughts”

Another Studio Gokumi slice-of-life premieres … or maybe not. With a surreal turn, this original series is more than it first appears.

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October 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm Comments (55)

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja – 01, 02

「かみなりの夜の子」 & 「はじめての森へ」 (Kaminari no Yoru no Ko & Hajimete no Mori e)
“The Child of the Night of Thunder” & “First Time into the Forest”

Someone at Studio Ghibli enjoyed working on Ni no Kuni immensely, it seems.

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October 16, 2014 at 10:07 am Comments (33)

Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. – 01

「地球はツインテールの星」 (Chikyuu wa Tsuinte-ru no Hoshi)
“Earth is a Twin-Tail World”

Random Curiosity: watching anime so you don’t have to.

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October 11, 2014 at 8:21 am Comments (81)

SHIROBAKO – 01

「明日に向かって、えくそだすっ!」 (Ashita ni Mukatte, Ekusodasu!)
“An Exodus Toward Tomorrow!”

Initial D meets Bakuman. If you’re interested in an anime about making anime, then SHIROBAKO is for you.

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October 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm Comments (41)

Nanatsu no Taizai – 01

「七つの大罪」 (Nanatsu no Taizai)
“The Seven Deadly Sins”

It’s time to go on an adventure.

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October 8, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments (55)

Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road – 01

「フェイズ49」 (Feizu 49)
“Phase 49”

It almost feels like Yowamushi Pedal never went on break last season, considering how this episode jumped in right where the last ended – mid-way through the intense final stretch of the second day of the Inter High.

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October 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm Comments (16)

Orenchi no Furo Jijou – 01

「レん家のフロ事情」 (Orenchi no Furo Jijou)
“The Circumstances in My Home’s Bathtub”

We finally have our anime about a merman in a pink bathtub!

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October 7, 2014 at 7:56 am Comments (22)

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 01

「『異変』アルファ・エピソード」 ((Ihen) Arufa Episoodo)
“(Unusual Phenomenon) Alpha Episode”

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you were an innocent high school kid who suddenly and inexplicably gained supernatural powers? Well if you haven’t don’t worry — Studio Trigger did all the work for you!

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October 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm Comments (44)

Sora no Method – 01

「円盤の街 」 (Enban no Machi)
“Saucer City”

Cute girls, decent introduction and a tearful reunion all wrapped up in Studio 3Hz’s first original anime production, Sora no Method.

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October 6, 2014 at 10:49 am Comments (25)

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin – 01

「業火-HELL FIRE-」 (Gōka -HELL FIRE-)
“Hell Fire”

For a series that is flying under everyone’s radar, Garo: Honoo no Kokuin really proved itself with an stellar opening episode on all accounts. If you’re looking for a medieval fantasy with witches, knights, demons and darkness all melded together, then this will deliver.

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October 6, 2014 at 4:02 am Comments (43)

Madan no Ou to Vanadis – 01

「戦場の風姫」 (Senjou no Fuuki)
“Wind Princess of the Battlefield”

Confident and unabashed—that’s how I would describe Madan no Ou to Vanadis. Whether it be the action, the character’s personalities, or even the (occasional, and light) fanservice, it’s suffused with a confident air of people who live simple, dangerous, and sometimes short lives—but do so without regret. A solid start to an interesting fantasy series.

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October 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm Comments (83)

Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo – 01

「堕とされた皇女」 (Oto sare ta ōjo)
“The Fallen Princess”

Considering the thematic foci at hand, one would’ve hoped for better execution. This was a tale of two halves if I’ve ever seen one, and I’m not sure what to think of this series right now.

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October 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm Comments (137)

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – 01

「失われた未来」 (Ushinawareta Mirai)
“Lost Future”

‘We pass by much today, and someday will change our fate.’

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October 5, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments (40)

Selector Spread WIXOSS – 01

「この開幕は無音」 (Kono Kaimaku wa Muon)
“This Silent Beginning”

And now for a gentle reintroduction to the WIXOSS series.

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October 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm Comments (25)

Denki-gai no Honya-san – 01

「ラブ&エロス フォー オール / ナイトメア ビフォア カルナバル」 (Rabu & Erosu Foo Ooru / Naitomea Bifoa Karunabaru)
“Love & Ero For All / Nightmare Before Carnival”

After previewing the show for the Season Preview and having a good idea what this first episode would cover, I can’t believe how much of a positive effect the transition to an anime had on this show.

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October 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm Comments (39)

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