June 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm Comments (21)
Ghosts, friends, smiles, warmth, & girls holding hands. This picture says it all.
A slice-of-life with ghosts. What could have easily been a gag anime with a tinge of yuri became one of the more contemplative, meaningful, and life-affirming series of spring—even though a large part of the cast was already dead.
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June 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm Comments (14)
Funnily enough, this isn’t really a fanservice/ecchi anime…
Who would have thought it… Punch Line actually made sense in the end!
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June 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm Comments (109)
“The season was a success, guys. Let’s go get drunk.” And so they did.
It didn’t start out especially stunning, but the foundation was solid, and with time it began to distinguish itself from other magical-fantasy-action-harem anime. It’s more than an adventure; it’s a myth in the making. It’s a hero’s tale.
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April 15, 2015 at 2:22 am Comments (15)
「放課後ストライド」 (Hōkago Sutoraido)
“After School Stride”
Mikagura School Suite is the story of a crazy girl. Any reading at all will work.
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April 12, 2015 at 2:32 am Comments (22)
「猫娘揚々」 (Nekomusume Yōyō)
“The Exuberant Cat Girl”
The growth of 3DCGI in anime is a heated topic in discussions. Etotama consequently makes for a good opportunity to discuss these points.
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April 11, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments (22)
「コレカラ／キヅイテ」 (Korekara / Kidzuite)
“From Now On / Please Notice”
Nisekoi is back, and this time it’s sticking to the ‘Girl of the Week’ format.
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April 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments (41)
Goofy, ecchi, silly, quirky, and without a lick of sense in sight, Punch Line is either the triumphant return of old school GAINAX-style anime (of the FLCL vintage), or an incomprehensible mess. Or both.
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April 10, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments (14)
「流星予報:雨時々流れ星」 (Ryuusei Yohou: Ame Tokidoki Nagareboshi)
“Meteor Shower Forecast: Rain with Occasional Shooting Stars”
For those of you that have been following RC for a while now (or just long-time viewers of anime in general), you’ll remember an ONA that aired years ago by the same name.
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April 9, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments (35)
「青春プレリュード」 (Seishun Pureryūdo)
Mikagura School Suite is alternatively the story of a crazy girl enrolled at a boarding school for the superpowered, or the story of a crazy girl committed to an insane asylum. Either reading works.
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April 8, 2015 at 9:04 am Comments (27)
「Have a nice MUSIC!!」
From Sanrio, Bones and Studio GOONEY’s comes an anime about a young girl named Hijirikawa Cyan.
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April 8, 2015 at 7:08 am Comments (17)
「謎のクラスメート」 (Nazo no Kurasumeto )
“The Mysterious Classmate”
Better late than never, Kyoukai no RINNE finally hits our screens, and even if it wasn’t extraordinary, it was pretty solid first episode.
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April 6, 2015 at 4:21 am Comments (17)
「世界と壁」 (Sekai to Kabe)
“The World and the Wall”
It’s just not possible to overstate how good it feels to have Baby Steps back.
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April 6, 2015 at 2:52 am Comments (22)
「高校教師始めました」 (Kōkō kyōshi hajimemashita)
“I’m a High School Teacher Now”
If Great Teacher Onizuka had a long-lost younger sibling who had spent all of his life abroad, it would be Denpa Kyoushi.
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April 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm Comments (27)
「戦端 もう一人の僕」 (Sentan Mohitori no Boku)
“Open Hostilities: My Other Self”
Welcome to Gunslinger Stratos: a world where flashes of potential hide among a multitude of questions and a lackluster introduction.
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