September 27, 2013 at 12:32 am Comments (49)
The happy end to a long and tumultuous journey.
I bet you didn’t expect such a dramatic title for the cute-girls-doing-airsoft show, eh? Funny thing is, it deserves it. This is one of those rare shows that risks making us hate its protagonist in order to give us a better, more rich story full of real drama, genuine character development, and at the end of the day, an uplifting tale made all the better for the darkness through which it descended. This may be the best show you’re not watching this season.
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September 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm Comments (57)
I have the best luck in the world because not only do I get to kick off this season’s anime introductions, I get to start it off with DIABOLIK LOVERS. In a nutshell, my reactions for this episode resembled my reactions while reading 50 Shades of Grey… but with vampires.
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July 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm Comments (131)
As a special treat, here is an introduction to RWBY (pronounced “Ruby”), an
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anime anime-style web series by the folks over at Rooster Teeth Productions. If you haven’t heard of it yet, I think you may like it.
July 18, 2013 at 12:22 am Comments (96)
「追いかけて」 (Oi kakete)
The calm before the storm – as the secrets, stupor and melodrama are laid bare one by one! Welcome to “A Town Where You Rage”!
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July 8, 2013 at 3:14 am Comments (21)
「第1柱 devil and realist」 (Dai Ichi-Hashira devil and realist)
“First Pillar: devil and realist”
I counted zero women in that premiere, when was the last time that happened?
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July 8, 2013 at 2:18 am Comments (60)
「ふしぎの国の」 (Fushigi no Kuni no)
Megaton levels of cute. Toxic levels of cute. This was one big stream of adorable from beginning to end, spliced with a fuwa fuwa atmosphere that made it all go down super smooth. And it’s funny too!
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July 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm Comments (31)
「うずめうずうず 忍び寄る怪しい影？」 (Uzume Uzu Uzu Shinobiyoru Ayashii Kage?)
“Uzume Uzu Uzu – A Shadow Draws Near?”
I thought this was going to be carefree shoujo fun. Then I saw the sparkling headbutts and Tuxedo Monocle, and I realized that no, it’s fantastic carefree shoujo fun!
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July 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm Comments (37)
「第一衝突: 兄弟」 (Dai Ichi Shōtotsu: Kyōdai)
“The First Conflict: Brothers”
Can someone please give me a reason for why Ema is the only one who can hear Juli?
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July 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm Comments (54)
「出会ってしまった二人」 (Deatte Shimatta Futari)
“The Two That Met”
I was expecting lots of yuri, and got more comedy instead. Luckily, the comedy was really funny!
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July 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm Comments (67)
「志願兵ハ居ナイノカッ！」 (Shigan-hei Ha i Nainoka~tsu!)
“Is There No Prospective Soldier!?”
The characters are vibrant and lively, the setting is beautiful, and the combat is damn fun to watch. If you want something that’s lighthearted while still keeping all the excitement of an action show, this is for you. I for one very much enjoyed this first episode.
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July 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm Comments (39)
(Kitaku-bu Nyuubu Kibou / Inochi Mijikashi Kaereyo Otome / Hagidzuki-ryuu Shutsubotsu Chuui / Rouhi Shita Seishun…Puraisu Resu)
“Goinging Home Club Applicants / Life is Short; Go Home, Young Lady / Beware of Hagizuki-ryuu Practitioners / Extravagant Youth…Priceless”
If you like tsukkomis, you might like this show.
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July 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm Comments (129)
「犬も歩けば棒に当たる」 (Inu mo Arukeba bou ni Ataru)
“Even a Dog will Bump into a Pole when it Walks”
Contrary to the title, this anime is not all about the protagonist’s obsession with scissors. Instead, this is a story about an author and her pet
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April 9, 2013 at 12:11 am Comments (22)
You pretty much know what to expect here. Azazel-san, to put it mildly, is an extremely crude, raunchy and over-the-top comedy that never fails to give me a few good laughs.
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April 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm Comments (60)
「月島仁兵衛 いざ参る!!!」 (Tsukishima Jinbee Iza Mairu!!!)
“Here Comes Tsukishima Jinbei!!!”
If you’re at all interested in this show, take it from me – skip it and read the manga.
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April 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm Comments (195)
「運命の出会い」 (Unmei no Deai)
“A Fateful Encounter”
Aku no Hana has been highly requested as a “To Blog” show this season and although I’ve never read the source material, I can see that it’s going to turn out to be a controversial piece.
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