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Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road – Hime!

If you’re not a fan of sports anime, this might just be the one to change your mind.

For all that there are myriad qualities that can make an anime great, there’s just no substitute for sincerity.

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March 31, 2015 at 1:17 am Comments (19)

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja – Springtime of Youth

Together, through winter and spring.

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja is Ghibli through-and-through.

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March 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments (10)

Yoru no Yatterman – A Difficult Journey

Also my face during Yoru no Yatterman’s filler episodes.

I don’t think I’ve ever watched an anime as inconsistent as Yoru no Yatterman.

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March 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments (17)

Junketsu no Maria – The Trials of a Witch

Father, Mother, Child.

Junketsu no Maria was a simple tale, but there were several themes that it explored during its run – all of them to some degree of success.

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March 29, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments (38)

THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls – Fanfare

So, what happens when the clock strikes midnight?

Yes, this show hasn’t actually ended, but I wanted to talk about a better example of a game adaptation than Kantai Collection.

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March 28, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments (25)

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin – Fantasy with Style

Look into the flames, and they’ll look back.

It’s been a turbulent ride, but we got there in the end.

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March 28, 2015 at 9:34 am Comments (19)

SHIROBAKO – Dreams Do Come True

Miyamori’s journey is only just beginning.

If I could go back in time and change one thing, it would be to have picked this up for weekly coverage.

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March 27, 2015 at 8:39 am Comments (52)

Kantai Collection -KanColle- – Fanservice

Save a penguin, dropkick an orca.


A case study in the pure fanservice anime.

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March 26, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments (45)

Akatsuki no Yona – Fantasy

[Insert some Whitney Houston song here]


I don’t want to debate the differences between high and low fantasy, but whatever Akatsuki no Yona was, it did it well.

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March 25, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments (50)

ISUCA – 02

「真名」 (Mana)
“True Name”

After last week’s disappointing performance, this week’s episode did a rather good job at translating what makes the manga so good into the anime. Sort of.

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January 31, 2015 at 10:04 pm Comments (25)

ISUCA – 01

「邂逅」 (Kaigou)
“Chance Encounter”

So, after hyping the show up both in my mind and on the preview, does the anime adaptation manage to do the series justice? Hint: Sort of, but not really.

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January 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm Comments (34)


「キング・オブ・ルーキー」 (Kingu Obu Rookii)
“King Of Rookies”

I’m not quite sure what the I just watched but what we got felt like a strange mixture of cool and confusing.

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January 12, 2015 at 10:34 pm Comments (49)

Seiken Tsukai no World Break – 01

「転生せし者」 (Tensei Seshi Mono)
“The Reincarnator”

Of all the magical-fantasy-action-harem anime based on a light novels I’ve watched so far this season, this one may not be the worst, but it disappointed me the most. This first episode is an absolute mess.

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January 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm Comments (75)

Junketsu no Maria – 01

「完全なる乙女」 (Kanzen’naru Otome)
“Perfect Virgin”

There’s potential here for an impressive historical action filled with war, witches, dragons, and sex jokes.

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January 12, 2015 at 7:38 am Comments (51)

Kuroko no Basuke 3 – 01

「全力でやってるだけなんで」 (Zenryoku de Yatterdu Dakenande)
“I’m Just Going At Full Strength”

After a length hiatus (unless you’re like me and marathoned the past two seasons within a few weeks), Kuroko no Basuke makes it triumphant return.

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January 12, 2015 at 3:27 am Comments (82)

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