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Hyakuren Haou Seiyaku Valkyria – 01

「盃の誓い」 (Sakazuki no chikai)
“The Oath of the Chalice”

Isekai, but now with einherjar.

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July 7, 2018 at 11:57 pm Comments (18)

Back Street Girls – 01

「わしらアイドル始めました. / 親分! 先生? プロデューサー!? / 甘酸っぱい思い出 / わかってくれてる / 打倒!! ヤクザ!!」 (Washira Idol Hajimemashita. / Oyabun! Sensei? Producer!? / Amazuppai Omoide / Wakate Kureteru / Datou!! Yakuza!!)
“The Beginning of the Idols / Boss! Teacher? Producter!? / Sweet and Sour Memories / A New Understanding / Overthrow!! Yakuza!!”

Jam on ’cause Back Street’s got it.

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July 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm Comments (8)

Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa – 01

「始動」 (Shidou)

Enter Tonegawa, za numbah tzu maaan!!!

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July 5, 2018 at 5:37 am Comments (5)

Hanebado! – 01

「スッゴい才能!」 (Suggoi Sainou!)
“Amazing Talent!”

Having previewed this show, I had some reservations coming into it. Fortunately, I think it managed to strike a more positive note than what I expected.

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July 3, 2018 at 8:48 pm Comments (25)

Yama no Susume: Third Season – 01

「筑波山で初デート!?」 (Tsukuba-san de Hatsu Deito!?)
“First Date at Mt. Tsukuba!?”

Mountain Nerds Climb Mountains is back for another season.

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July 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm Comments (4)

Senjuushi – 01

「貴銃士」 (Kijuushi)
“Noble Musketeers”

Where bishounen meets gijinka.

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July 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm Comments (10)

Last Period -Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari- – Happy-Go-Lucky Send Up of Gachas & Gambling

Good friends, except that time they got rich.

I did not expect the anime based on the free-to-play mobile game to spend its season ridiculing and satirizing gacha systems and gambling more generally, but here we are. It was so fun!

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July 3, 2018 at 5:47 pm Comments (2)

Island – 01

「またあえたねあなたと」 (Mata Aeta ne Anata to)
“We Meet Again”

I don’t quite know what to think just yet. But the possible inclusion of time travel combined with the Island’s mystery has caught my attention.

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July 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm Comments (16)

Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori – Putting the “Comfort” in Comfort Food

Is it normal to be hungry and full at the same time?

Yotsuiro Biyori is a light yet fulfilling entree for anyone into food, tea, coffee, desserts and cats.

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June 27, 2018 at 12:22 pm Comments (3)

3D Kanojo Real Girl – Adolescent Love: Rushed Drama Edition

I could go for some inferno ramen.

3D Kanojo Real Girl ended as it began: in one helluva rush.

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June 21, 2018 at 12:54 am Comments (6)

Caligula – 03

(Naze, ikite iru no ka? jinsei ni tsuite tsukitsumete ike ba iku hodo, konran shite shimau.)
“Why do we live? The further we pursue the meaning of life, the more confused we become.”

Now the truth is out: Moebius is an artificial construct designed with utopian ideals in mind. However, the harsh reality seems to stray from such a well-intentioned design.

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April 23, 2018 at 11:22 am Comments (2)

Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori – 02

「お茶屋の秘密」 (Ochaya no Himitsu)
“The Teahouse’s Secrets”

The tea mafia is making a cup you can’t refuse

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April 18, 2018 at 8:51 am Comment (1)

Caligula – 02

「不安, 焦燥などといった負の感情は他人を巻き込んでいく。」 (Fuan, shousou nado toitta make no kanjō wa tanin o makikondeiku.)
“Anxiety, Irritation, and Other Such Negative Emotions Spread to Others.”

Carrying on from last week’s craziness, this episode did a fantastic job of slowly revealing things without letting the cat entirely slip out.

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April 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm Comments (23)

Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu – 01, 02

「おでんのじゃがいも」/ 「若鶏の唐揚げ」
(Oden no Jagaimo) / (Wakadori no Karaage)
“Potatoes in Oden” / “Juicy Kara-Age”

Wish-fulfilment for glutinous folks.

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April 15, 2018 at 5:46 pm Comments (7)

Hinamatsuri – 02

「超能力勝負はこうやんだよ!」 (Chounouryoku Shoubu wa Kou Yandayo!)
“This Is How You Have a ESP Battle!”

I also hate it when I put my super important inter-dimensional traveling pod in the wash.

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April 14, 2018 at 11:21 pm Comments (11)

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