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Mushishi Zoku Shou – 02

「囀る 貝」 (Saezuru Kai)
“The Warbling Sea Shell”

Has there been another multi-cour anime as consistent as Mushishi? It may not be in a class by itself, but it sure doesn’t take long to call the roll.

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April 12, 2014 at 1:21 am Comments (19)

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin – 01

「勘当されて島流し」 (Kandou Sarate Shimanagashi)
“Disinherited and Banished”

I’ve had a trail of bad luck picking up Noitamina shows airing on Thursday nights… but I give it another shot by taking my chances with Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin.

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April 11, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments (53)

Sidonia no Kishi – 01

「初陣」 (Uijin)
“First Battle”

This series is packed full of many interesting ideas realized in a gritty, realistic fashion. If you like sci-fi, watch this. If you want to see some of the pathways science may take us, watch this.

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April 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm Comments (90)

Ping Pong – 01

「風の音がジャマをしている」 (Kazenooto ga jama o shite iru)
“Way of the Wind”

It was a given, but Ping Pong The Animation is quite unlike anything else on the schedule.

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April 11, 2014 at 3:47 am Comments (42)

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? – 01

「ひと目で、尋常でないもふもふだと見抜いたよ」 (Hitome de, Jinjoudenai mo Fumo Fuda to Minuita yo)
“I Knew at First Glance, That It Was No Ordinary Fluffball”

A light-hearted and fuwa-fuwa slice of life for the coffee lover in you.

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April 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm Comments (49)

Hitsugi no Chaika – 01

「棺かつぐ少女」 (Hitsugi Katsugu Shoujo)
“Coffin-Carrying Girl”

A girl seemingly appears out of nowhere and bumps into our unknowing protagonist, only to take him on a journey with his bread-winning sister.

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April 10, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments (64)

No Game No Life – 01

「素人《ビギナー》」 (Shirouto “Biginaa”)
“Beginner”

A world where everything is decided by games meets a cynical brother-sister pair who are really, really good at games. They’re totally broken in both personality and skill, but damn they’re fun!

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April 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm Comments (119)

SOUL EATER NOT! – 01

「死武専、入学!」 (Shibusen, Nyuugaku!)
“Welcome to the DWMA!”

The cameos are strong in this one.

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April 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm Comments (67)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 124

「ケッカイ × ト × カクセイ」 (Kekkai × to × Kakusei)
“Breakdown × And × Awakening”

Never underestimate the power of a crying child to reach a woman’s heart.

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April 9, 2014 at 3:48 am Comments (16)

Bleach 576 – Double Trouble

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Black Bullet – 01

「最後の希望」 (Saigo no Kibou)
“The Last Hope”

I don’t think I’ve ever said this, but this was probably the first time I’ve felt a little let down from an anime adaptation after having read a little of the source material.

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April 9, 2014 at 12:22 am Comments (74)

Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara – 01

「俺、この転校が終わったら、あの娘と結婚するんだ」 (Ore, Kono Tenkou ga Owattara, Anomusume to Kekkon Suru nda)
“I will marry that girl after I transfer to a new school”

Death flags galore! And a few love ones as well.

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April 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm Comments (33)

Gokukoku no Brynhildr – 01

「きみを待ちながら」 (Kimi o Machingara)
“Waiting for You”

Toss another log on what’s shaping up to be a pretty vigorous fire this season.

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April 8, 2014 at 6:37 am Comments (54)

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to – 01

「おっぱいを究めろ/夢見るお仕事/パンツウォーズ/音砂みはりの休日」
(Oppai wo Kiwamero/Yumemiru Oshigoto/Pantsuu Oozu/Otosuna Mihari no Kyuujitsu)
“Perfecting Breasts/Dream Job/Panty Wars/Otsuna Mihari’s Day Off”

Hasn’t the protagonist heard anything about referential materials online?

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April 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments (58)

Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season – 01

「もう一度ラブライブ!」 (Mouichido Rabu Raibu!)
“Another Love Live!”

The second season is off to a sprinting start, but the narrative is leaving me a little worried.

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April 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm Comments (41)

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