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Selector Infected WIXOSS – 01

「この奇跡は兢々」 (Kono Kiseki wa Kyoukyou)
“This Miracle Trembles”

Horrific card battles where girls battle it out to make their impossible wishes come true–perhaps. There are only hints of darkness so far, along with characterization and plot that is just a tad uneven.

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April 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm Comments (61)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – 01

「悪霊にとりつかれた男」 (Akuryō ni Toritsukare ta Otoko)
“The Man Possessed by an Evil Spirit”

Welcome one and welcome all, back to the arena of manliness known as Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

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April 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments (46)

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic – Redemption


Happy endings are worth fighting for.

After its first season, some said the Magi anime didn’t deserve the second season it was getting. If so, they made good of the chance they were given. From story to animation, character development to action, from heart-wrenching tragedy, complex villains, lots of Extreme Magic, and a climax that built on everything that came before it, the anime found redemption.

This is a finale snapshot, so spoilers ahoy! Feel free to read if you don’t mind being spoiler though, because I just might convince you that you need to watch the second season.

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March 31, 2014 at 2:39 pm Comments (53)

Tokyo Ravens – Bittersweet Magic

Take it away, Ravens.

**Final impressions from me and Stilts within.

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March 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm Comments (72)

Wonder Momo – 01

「敵は女子高生にお任せあれ!」 (Teki wa Mesukousei ni o Makase Are!)
“High School Girl Fights the Enemy!”

Suddenly, one of the webcomics I read has a 5-episode anime short series. Surprise!

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February 6, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments (18)

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha – 01

「いなり、初恋、初変化(へんげ)。」 (Inari, Hatsukoi, Hatsu Henka [Hen-ge])
“Inari, First Love, First Change (Transformation)”

That was a pleasant premiere.

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January 16, 2014 at 11:39 pm Comments (50)

Maken-ki! Tsuu – 01

「魔導検警機構」 (Madou Ken Kikou)
“Magical Security Organization”

Even perverts have honor, and enough power to obliterate school buildings when they’re angry, apparently. And then they do something stupid and get slapped in the face, hah!

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January 15, 2014 at 9:44 pm Comments (47)

Wizard Barristers Benmashi Cecil – 01

「レディ・ジャスティス Sword and Scales」 (Redi Jasutisu Sword and Scales)
“Lady Justice Sword and Scales”

For some reason I briefly tricked myself into believing bad-ass cop woman was the MC before being hit with a good dose of “wake up, it’s the Moe Era. Also, you read the Winter Preview, baka.”

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January 14, 2014 at 1:59 am Comments (86)

Nisekoi – 01

「ヤクソク」 (Yakusoku)
“Promise”

Nisekoi is a love-hate relationship.

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January 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm Comments (90)

Sekai Seifuku ~Bouryaku no Zvezda~ – 01

「人類皆征服」 (Jinrui Kai Seifuku)
“Conquer All Humans”

Boy meets little girl. Little girl wants to conquer the world. Boy joins little girl. Tanks get blown the $@&% up. This show is ridiculous and interesting, I’m just not sure whether the crazy setup works with the quasi-serious tone.

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January 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm Comments (81)

Mahou Sensou – 01

「真夏の魔法少女」 (Manatsu no Mahou Shoujo)
“Midsummer Magical Girl”

Mahou Sensou‘s first episode leaves much to be desired. There’s potential, but the series is fighting an uphill battle.

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January 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm Comments (55)

pupa – 01

So one of my more anticipated series this season… ends up being a 5-min short.

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January 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm Comments (42)

Hamatora – 01

「File-01 コロンブスの卵」 (File-01 Koronbusu no Tamago)
“File-01: Egg of Columbus”

I love a good mystery and there haven’t been that many lately that blew me away. I’ll definitely stick around to see what’s in store…

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January 8, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments (35)

Nobunagun – 01

「織田信長」 (Oda Nobunaga)
“Oda Nobunaga”

How does one even begin to describe this show?

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January 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm Comments (47)

D-Frag! – 01

「風間一派だ!」 (Kazama Ippada!)
“Kazama’s Party!”

D-Frag is a zany boke & tsukkomi comedy about one guy surrounded by a lot of crazy girls. Crazy guys too. Pretty much everyone is nuts but the one guy, and so far it’s funny!

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January 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm Comments (63)

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