December 27, 2014 at 1:08 am Comments (79)
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 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm Comments (8)
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 23, 2014 at 8:15 am Comments (15)
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 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm Comments (41)
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 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm Comments (24)
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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October 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm Comments (57)
「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 16, 2014 at 10:07 am Comments (33)
「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 11, 2014 at 8:21 am Comments (82)
「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 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm Comments (56)
「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 8, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments (56)
「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 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm Comments (16)
「フェイズ４９」 (Feizu 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 7:56 am Comments (22)
「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 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm Comments (44)
「『異変』アルファ・エピソード」 ((Ihen) Arufa Episoodo)
“(Unusual Phenomenon) Alpha Episode”
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you were an innocent high school kid who suddenly and inexplicably gained supernatural powers? Well if you haven’t don’t worry — Studio Trigger did all the work for you!
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October 6, 2014 at 10:49 am Comments (26)
「円盤の街 」 (Enban no Machi)
Cute girls, decent introduction and a tearful reunion all wrapped up in Studio 3Hz’s first original anime production, Sora no Method.
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