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Fall 2016 Preview!

Autumn winds are coming, there’s a potentially life-changing election around the corner, and 2016 has proved itself to be a thoroughly bizarre year. But amidst the madness we still have a new season of anime to bring us together, so there’s something to celebrate about! The past few seasons have been varied in genre and source material, and this is much the same. We’ve got a bundle of anime originals, with the WWII-inspired Shuumatsu no Izetta sure to make a strong impression, Classicaloid is bringing Mozart and Beethoven together in a colourful comedy, Flip Flappers looks to be a magical girl show with a bundle of creative talent behind it, and the misleadingly titled Yuri!!! on Ice has a lot to live up to. The Hellsing author’s latest manga, Drifters, is getting an adaptation, and the Occultic;Nine light-novels by the Steins;Gate author are also coming to our screens. There’s also a selection of prestige and award-winning material getting TV anime, with the popular novel and live-action film building expectations for Fune wo Amu, 3-gatsu no Lion is getting adapted by none other than Shaft, and the beloved Natsume Yuujinchou is returning for it’s fifth season. Speaking of sequels, we’ve got plenty: the Brave Witches spin-off is sure to satisfy Strike Witches fans, Haikyuu!!’s third season is set to cover the most important match yet, Kyoto Animation are blessing us with the sound of Hibike! Euphonium 2, and we even got a surprise spin-off announcement in WWW.WORKING!!. It’s a large and varied season that’s sure to offer something for everybody. This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 2016 Preview!

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September 23, 2016 at 5:15 am Comments (151)

Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito – OVA 1

「星待つひと:前篇」 (Hoshi Matsu Hito: Zenpen)
“The Man Who Waits for Stars”

I can’t imagine too many viewers weren’t gobsmacked by the first episode of Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito.

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September 22, 2016 at 11:32 pm Comments (9)

Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara – 12

「魔術師再び」 (Majutsushi Futatabi)
“The Magician Once More”

Considering at we’re at the finish line now and there’s only one episode left, there’s no way that Souma will fail to deliver something unique to the table.

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September 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm Comments (11)

NEW GAME! – Joyful Overtime Moe-Moe Work


I wish my coworkers were like this, instead of, you know. 3D.

NEW GAME! is another entrant in the cute-girls-doing-industry-things genre, so while it’s not groundbreaking, it is cute, funny, and fun. I’ll take that any day of the week.

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September 21, 2016 at 1:09 am Comments (29)

Mob Psycho 100 – 11

「師匠~leader~」 (Shishou: Leader)
“Master: Leader”

Reigen has been Mob Psycho 100’s most perplexing character right from the beginning.

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September 20, 2016 at 11:14 pm Comments (17)

orange – 12

「LETTER #12」

A little change in point of view puts everything into perspective.

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September 20, 2016 at 7:42 am Comments (11)

Amaama to Inazuma – 12 (END)

「あいじょーたっぷりお好み焼き」 (Aijyootaburi Okonomiyaki)
“Okonomiyaki Filled With Affection”

After stewing for over eleven episodes, this finale hit on everything that made this show such a blast to watch. From start to finish, there were an intermingling of themes and messages that never would have hit home without careful preparation beforehand.

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September 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm Comments (17)

Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – 25 (END)

「ただそれだけの物語」 (Tada Sore Dake no Monogatari)
“That’s All This Story is About”

WHITE FOX is really stretching Re: Zero to its limits. For the majority of the season, they tried to give us the full extent of the episode by skipping out on the OP and ED, but for this finale, it’s a full 3 minutes longer! Hurray for Emilia x Subaru!

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September 19, 2016 at 6:06 pm Comments (67)

Macross Δ – 25

「星の歌い手」 (Hoshi no Utaite)
“Star Singer”

One last creepy laugh from Freyja to send us off to the final battle!

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September 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm Comments (19)

Tales of Zestiria the X – 11

「戦争」 (Sensou)
“The War”

Let the battle for peace begin.

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September 19, 2016 at 9:39 am Comments (14)

Rewrite – 12

「滅びの歌」 (Horobi no Uta)
“Song of Ruin”

What exactly is it that drives fans to disown an adaptation?

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September 18, 2016 at 7:44 am Comments (33)

Love Live! Sunshine!! – 12

「はばたきのとき」 (Habataki no Toki)
“It’s Time To Fly”

After the second year’s slight stumble last week, this week’s episode did a great job at not only turning that around but using everything that’s happened thus far to give us one hell of a payoff. Also, I would have named this episode “OH MY GOD” if I was given the opportunity. #ITJOKE

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September 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm Comments (26)

Amanchu! – 11

「猫と子猫のコト」 (Neko to Koneko no Koto)
“The Story of the Cat and the Kitten”

I guess this counts as the awkward date episode.

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September 17, 2016 at 9:13 am Comments (11)

91Days – 09

「黒ずんだ野望」 (Kurozunda Yabou)
“Black and Deep Desires”

I thought 91Days was already dark.

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September 15, 2016 at 1:13 am Comments (6)

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! – 11

「独りじゃない」 (Hitori ja Nai)
“You Are Not Alone”

Everything is changing all at once.

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September 15, 2016 at 12:47 am Comments (37)

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