Random Curiosity

Madan no Ou to Vanadis – The Adventures of Human Legolas


For some reason, I feel like playing Risk.

An entire civil war in one season. If only the real ones passed as quickly … though I would’ve liked to have spent more time with this one, so we could really get to know these characters and this world.

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December 30, 2014 at 12:04 am Comments (69)

Orenchi no Furo Jijou – The Best Bathtub Ever


PSA: Unless you are a Merman, please don’t sleep in the bath.

This show was everything I wanted it to be, and for that I am thankful.

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December 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm Comments (9)

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – A Hero’s Despair, & Hope


Our heroes.

The most surprising show of the season ends with more surprises. We thought it was slice-of-life, it turned out to be magical girl combat, and then it got dark. The question is: how did it fare in the end, and how does it measure up?

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December 27, 2014 at 1:08 am Comments (80)

Yama no Susume: Second Season – Mountain Climbing & So Much More


A promise remembered.

This is a second season that takes everything that was good about the first, and then improves it immensely.

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December 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm Comments (8)

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – In Search of Lost Potential

Weeping for what could have been.

Ironically, and tragically, Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete is an anime ultimately doomed to being forgotten.

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December 23, 2014 at 8:15 am Comments (15)

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – Defying Categorization


I am the bone of my sword.

It’s hard to put Inou Battle in a box, because it refuses to go into one. Slice-of-life, probably, and harem and comedy too, but what of the drama, the heartfelt feelings, or the surprisingly brutal turn at the end? It’s hard to define, but one thing’s for sure: It was entertaining all the way through.

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December 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm Comments (41)

Gugure! Kokkuri-san – For the Love of Cup Noodles


A Bunch of Weirdos till the End!

It’s been a damn good year for comedy anime.

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December 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm Comments (23)

Denki-gai no Honya-san – Laughs & Love in Otaku Paradise


Sensei-chan best girl. No wait, Hio-tan. No, Tsumorin! Erohon G-men!? Too many choices!

Denki-gai is a comedy about the otaku life, but it’s in the characters’ relationships that it really shines.

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December 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm Comments (24)

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 (57)

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 (83)

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 (62)

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 (56)

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)

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