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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku – 09

「ルール変更のお知らせ」 (Ruuru Henkou no Oshirase)
“Notice of New Rules”

If ever you thought this game had an ending, think again.

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November 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm Comments (68)

Drifters – 08

「不思議CALL ME」 (Fushigi CALL ME)
“Mystery – Call Me”

Axis jokes and ridiculous facial expressions, this episode has it all.

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November 26, 2016 at 11:34 am Comments (10)

Fune wo Amu – 07

「信頼」 (Shinrai)

I did not expect another Nishioka episode, but I’m grateful I got one as down to earth as this.

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November 26, 2016 at 6:30 am Comments (5)

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS – 08

「闇/渇望と喪失」 (Yami / Katsubou to Shoushitsu)
“Darkness / Fervent Desire and Loss”

The revenge of the body snatchers.

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November 25, 2016 at 8:32 pm Comments (5)

Yuri!!! on Ice – 08

「勇利VSユーリ!おそロシア!!ロシア大会 ショートプログラム」 (Yiri VS Yiri! Oso Roshia!! Roshia Taikai Shoto Puroguramu)
“Yuri vs Yuri! The Horror!! Rostelecom Cup, Short Program”

Yuri!!! on Ice charges on with its pretty boys and diverse skating routines at its relentless pace, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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November 25, 2016 at 5:45 pm Comments (24)

Hibike! Euphonium 2 – 08

「かぜひきラプソデイー」 (Kazehiki Rapusodi)
“Rhapsody in Flu”

It may not have been last season’s equivalent episode, but we did get fluffy Kumiko instead.

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November 25, 2016 at 9:04 am Comments (25)

Flip Flappers – 08

「ピュアブレーカー」 (Pyuaburēkā )
“Pure Breaker”

‘Well, this is an interesting metropolis with some intriguing desig—LOOK OUT, LASER PARROTS!’

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November 25, 2016 at 7:20 am Comments (10)

Stella no Mahou – 08

「デバッグなめたらダメだよ?」 (Debaggu Nametara Damedayo?)
“Dont Underestimate Debuggers?”

I’m not sure if this was the best way to describe this week’s episode, but to me it felt really meme-y.

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November 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm Comment (1)

Ajin – 20

「クロちゃん, もう一度だけ」 (Kuro-chan, Mou Ichido dake)
“Kuro-chan, just once more please”

Shows which eloquently speak for themselves don’t lend themselves to a lot of interpretation, especially when they’re as straightforward and direct as Ajin is.

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November 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm Comments (5)

3-gatsu no Lion – 07

「Chapter.13 神さまの子供(その③) / Chapter.14 大切なもの。大切なこと。/ Chapter.15 将棋おしえて」 (Chapter.13 Kami-sama no Kodomo (Sono (3)) / Chapter.14 Taisetsunamono. Taisetsunakoto / Chapter.15 Shougi Oshiete ()
“Chapter 13 Child of God Part 3 / Chapter 14 Important Things. Important Matters / Chapter 15 Teach Me How To Play Shogi”

It’s hard to describe exactly how I felt, but I was in tears when a little bit of color finally entered Rei’s life.

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November 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm Comments (3)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 07

「栗林公園」 (Ritsurin Kouen)
“Ritsurin Park”

As I’ve noted many times, manga and anime seem to be wonderful mediums (though by no means the only ones) for using fantasy as a means to cast insight on the experience of being human.

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November 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm Comments (3)

Shuumatsu no Izetta – 08

「残酷なおとぎばなし」 (Zankoku na Otogibanashi)
“A Cruel Fairy Tale | Das grausame Märchen”

So, we don’t actually have the budget to sustain the war drama you were watching. How about a rom-com instead?

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November 20, 2016 at 12:13 am Comments (26)

Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku – 08

「ゲリライベント発生中!」 (Gerira Ibento Hassei-chuu!)
“Sudden Event in Session!”

Two girls down, two more to go. I dare say the climax beckons.

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November 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm Comments (35)

Fune wo Amu – 06

「共振」 (Kyoushin)

To many this was likely just another episode, albeit a heartwarming and emotionally satisfying one. But I think so much more of it. To me, it was one of the best anime episodes I’ve ever watched. This is going to get personal, but allow me to explain.

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November 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm Comments (6)

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS – 07

「進化/純白と漆黒」 (Shinka / Junpaku to Shikkoku)
“Evolution / Pure White and Pitch Black”

Seducing our way to victory, one battle at a time.

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November 19, 2016 at 11:55 am Comments (6)

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