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Barakamon – 03

「ひとんもち / お祝いで投げられる餅」 (Hitonmochi / Oiwai de Nagerareru Mochi )
“Mochi Thrown in Celebration”

With the way this episode started, I never expected I’d be hit with a bombshell of emotions right toward the end.

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July 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm Comments (21)

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance – 01

「剣と学院と火猫少女」 (Ken to Gakuin to Hineko Shoujo)
“The Sword, the School, and the Fire Cat-Girl”

Is it action? Is it ecchi? Is it harem? A little of all three. It has the potential to be one of the better action-fantasy harem series, and the first episode has neither confirmed nor destroyed said potential.

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July 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments (79)

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? – 01

「侵略開始!?」 (Shinryaku Kaishi!?)
“The Invasion Starts!?”

Silver Link is back with another wacky comedy adaption! Today’s topic: smashing the universes of Ika Musume and Haruhi into one apartment room.

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July 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm Comments (45)

Barakamon – 02

「やかましか / うるさい」 (Yakamashika / Urusai)
“Annoying / Loud”

If there was one thing I loved even more than Naru, it would have to be the core values and lessons the show sneaks into the story without even trying.

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July 12, 2014 at 10:13 pm Comments (17)

Yama no Susume: Second Season – 01

「テントに泊まろう!」 (Tento ni Tomarou!)
“Let’s Sleep Over in a Tent!”

Yama no Susume is back, and each episode has a 13-minute run-time instead of a lonely 3-minutes. It makes the transition smoothly.

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July 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm Comments (12)

Majimoji Rurumo – 01

「 あなたののぞみかなえます」 (Anata no Nozemi ka Naemasu)
“I Will Grant Your Wish”

The mind of a mangaka is an interesting thing.

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July 10, 2014 at 2:04 am Comments (15)

LOVE STAGE!! – 01

「ユメヘノトビラ」 (Yume He no Tobira)
“The Door To My Dreams”

There are many doors to be opened this season, but will you open this one? I personally think one should at least take a peek through the cracks, BL aside.

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July 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm Comments (32)

Momo Kyun Sword – 01

「憑依合体!モモキュンソード!!」 (Hyouigattai! Momokyunsoudo!!)
“Spiritual Union! Momo Kyun Sword!!”

Yup, this is a fanservice show. And as a fairy tale, it doesn’t fare well.

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July 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm Comments (27)

Ao Haru Ride – 01

「PAGE.1」

Whether you’ve experienced it to not, first loves leave a deep imprint in your heart that never truly goes away.

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July 8, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments (25)

Sabagebu! – 01

「MISSION1 / 入部! / 入部と言ったな?あれは嘘だ / 本当はリアルなサバゲをやるつもりでした」
(MISSION1 / Nyuubu! / Nyuubu to Iittana? Are wa Usoda! Honto wa Riaruna Sabage wo Yarutsumorideshita)
“Mission 1 – Joined the Club! / Didn’t your Join? I was Lying! / I Really Wanted to Play a Real Survival Game”

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into when I hit play for Sabagebu!, but all I know is that I really, really liked it and want more.

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July 7, 2014 at 11:03 pm Comments (29)

Barakamon – 01

「ばらかこどん / 元気な子供」 (Barakakodon / Genkina Kodomo)
“Energetic Kid”

Out of all the new shows this season, Barakamon definitely was my favorite so far.

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July 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm Comments (46)

RAIL WARS! – 01

「けーよんへようこそ!」 (Keeyonn he Youkoso!)
“Welcome to the Defense Four!”

I’m still a little confused about how to feel about RAIL WARS. I was stoked about its premise that involved trains and the men and women who operate them, but after getting through the first episode I can confidently say that I was a bit more confused than before I started.

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July 5, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments (49)

Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara – Gao, Gao!

The most surprising series of Spring 2014 ends pretty much as expected, but that’s not a problem for me.

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July 1, 2014 at 3:16 am Comments (37)

Love Live! S2 – μ’s Music End

Shipping Nico x Maki so hard!

Love Live! S2 ended like it began – singing, dancing, smiling, and hamming it up like nobody’s business. But I finished the series smiling, so I think it did its job.

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June 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm Comments (37)

Beyond the Darkness (Brynhildr)

The END train continues with one of the more enigmatic shows of the season. It’s far from everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s an artistic charm in its over the top ridiculousness.

*Post is generally spoiler-free, but the comments will not be. You have been warned!

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June 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm Comments (79)

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