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Hai to Gensou no Grimgar – 05

「泣くのは弱いからじゃない。耐えられるのは強いからじゃない」 (Naku no wa Yowaikara Janai. Tae Rareru no wa Tsuyoikara Janai)
“Crying Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak. Enduring Doesn’t Mean You’re Strong.”

This week on Grimgar we focus on the three things needed to grieve over losing a loved one: tears, cuddles, and alcohol.

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February 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm Comments (82)

Koyomimonogatari – 05

「こよみウインド」 (Koyomi Uindo)
“Koyomi Wind”

Unfortunately for Nadeko, Kaiki steals every episode he shows up in.

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February 7, 2016 at 8:14 am Comments (14)

Haikyuu!! Second Season – 18

「敗北者達」 (Haibokusha-tachi)
“The Losers”

This was a very “GAHHHHHHHHHH” episode of Hypekyuu!!

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February 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm Comments (11)

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen – 18

「侵攻」 (Shinkou)

Pacing problems galore.

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February 6, 2016 at 2:36 pm Comments (44)

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi – 05

「逃亡」 (Toubou)

Am I making this story more convoluted than it needs to be?

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February 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm Comments (61)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 05


This was as faultless as they come – subtle, emotional, and thoroughly entertaining. The only thing that dampens the mood is knowing that death and despair awaits us beyond the horizon.

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February 6, 2016 at 5:54 am Comments (12)

Heavy Object – 17

「札束の散らばる炭鉱, カムチャッカ半島夜間奇襲電撃戦 I」 (Satsutaba no Chirabaru Tankou, Kamuchakka Hantou Yakan Kishuu Dengekisen I)
“The Coal Mine Littered With Stacks of Money, The Kamchatka Peninsula Nighttime Blitz I”

I’m not quite sure what happened between this and last week’s episode, but things got unexpectedly serious without giving me an opportunity to prepare for it.

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February 6, 2016 at 1:48 am Comments (20)

Dagashi Kashi – 05

「ビンラムネとベビースターラーメンと…/ヤッターめんとすっぱいぶどうにご用心!と…」 (Binramune to Bebiisutaaraamen to…/ Yattaa men to Suppai Budou ni Goyoushin! To…)
“Bottled Ramune and Baby Star Ramen and… / Yattamen and Beware the Sour Grape and…”

It’s drugs, sex(iness), gambling, and YouTube in this week’s Dagashi Kashi.

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February 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm Comments (21)

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season – 05

「リーダーの時間」 (Riidaa no Jikan)
“Leader Time”

God, I love it whenever A Class tries to screw around with E class. Not only does it always fail to go their way, but there’s just something about seeing all of their smug faces turn sour that makes me feel extremely good inside.

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February 4, 2016 at 9:46 pm Comments (6)

Bleach 661 – To The Final Battle!

It’s Ichigo’s time to shine… soon!

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February 4, 2016 at 7:08 pm Comments (14)

Musaigen no Phantom World – 05

「特異能力が使えない!」 (Tokui Nōryoku ga Tsukae nai! )
“I Can’t Use My Special Ability!”

All anime combat can be distilled into laser battles.

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February 4, 2016 at 9:40 am Comments (25)

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo – 04

「この強敵に爆裂魔法を!」 (Kono Kyouteki ni Bakuretsu Mahou Wo!)
“Explosion Magic For This Formidable Enemy!”

Takaii here, filling in for Stilts as we dive into the greatest un-adventure I’ve ever seen.

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February 3, 2016 at 11:18 pm Comments (58)

Tabi Machi Late Show – Stories of Nostalgia and Melancholy

Short-form anime just keep getting better.

People often say it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for. That’s certainly the case with Tabi Machi Late Show, which came from nowhere and proved to be an ambitious little show that deserves more attention than it has received.

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February 3, 2016 at 9:22 am Comments (10)

Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans – 17

「クーデリアの決意」 (Kuuderia no Ketsui)
“Kudelia’s Decision”

On balance that was definitely an improvement for Tekketsu no Orphans.

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February 2, 2016 at 10:39 pm Comments (41)

Koyomimonogatari – 04

「こよみウォーター」 (Koyomi Wōtā)
“Koyomi Water”

Look, when your girlfriend asks you if saw her reflection in the water and if that means she’s your soulmate, tell her a lie if you have to.

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February 2, 2016 at 6:01 am Comments (4)

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