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Durarara!! – 19

「蒼天已死」 (Souten Sude ni Shisu)
“The Azure Sky Will Soon Fall”

In classic Durarara fashion, we delve into Masaomi’s involvement with the Yellow Scarves from a slightly different perspective this episode. Anri’s view on things leading up to her discovery of him as the gang’s leader showed just how powerless she, Masaomi, and Mikado are at trying to stop an all-out gang war even if they wanted to.

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May 21, 2010 at 5:37 pm Comments (40)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 08

「美咲、雅ヶ丘学園へ」 (Misaki, Miyabigaoka Gakuen he)
“Misaki, Heading to Miyabigaoka Academy”

Hints of Special A, Skip Beat, and now Hana Yori Dango. What’s there not to love about this series? If I were only judging it on Fujimura Ayumi‘s portrayal of one of the best tsunderes I’ve seen in a while, Kaichou no Maid-sama would already be a shoo-in.

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May 21, 2010 at 3:03 am Comments (40)

Sarai-ya Goyou – 06

「幸せと思えよ」 (Shiawase to Omoeyo)
“Consider Yourself Lucky”

Picking up on the Ume’s backstory from last time, things fast-forward to the present where Senkichi is still being extorted for money by his ex-gang member Denshichi (Imaruoka Atsushi).

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May 21, 2010 at 12:17 am Comments (9)

B Gata H Kei – 08

「わーーい、修学旅行だ!二人っきりになれなくて…」 (Waai, Shuugaku Ryokou da! Futarikkiri ni Narenakute…)
“Yay, Field Trip! But We’re Not Alone Together…”

Kyoto seems to be the school field trip spot of choice (when it comes to anime at least), and B Gata H Kei isn’t veering off that tried and tested path with their take on it this week.

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May 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm Comments (17)

Naruto 495 – Dattebayo

May 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm Comments (29)

Bleach 404 – I’ll Wait Until You Finish Chatting

May 20, 2010 at 6:57 am Comments (41)

Senkou no Night Raid – 07

「事変」 (Jihen)
“Incident”

I can sort of see why this series isn’t actively fan-subbed, because unless you’re pretty fluent in Japanese, know your Asian history fairly well, and have an inquisitive attention span, it can get a bit difficult to follow at times. In my case, I was never formally taught Asian history in school, so I’m actually enjoying how much I’m learning about it from watching an anime.

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May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm Comments (16)

One Piece 585 – Brotherhood

May 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm Comments (23)

RAINBOW: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin – 07

「Determination」

After witnessing exactly how corrupt Ishihara and Sasaki are, it was probably only a matter of time before somebody ended up getting killed in the juvenile corrections institute again. Regardless, I was still pretty shocked when I found out who their next victim turned out to be.

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May 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm Comments (20)

Bleach – 271

Summary:
After Ulquiorra blasted a hole through Ichigo’s chest, apparently killing him, Inoue rushes to Ichigo and attempts to use her powers to heal him. Ishida attacks Ulquiorra in an attempt to buy time for Inoue, but his attacks are ineffective and he is quickly defeated.

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May 19, 2010 at 6:11 am Comments (103)

K-ON!! – 07

「お茶会!」 (Ochakai!)
“Tea Party!”

It may be just me, but the thought of former Sakura High student council president Sokabe Megumi (Kodama Asumi) having the hots for Mio played out very differently in my head than a mere tea party for Mio’s fan club.

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May 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm Comments (47)

Mayoi Neko Overrun! – 07

「迷い猫、乗った」 (Mayoi Neko, Notta)
“Stray Cat, Rode In”

Unlike Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou this week, Mayoi Neko makes it clear they’re straying from the norm with a Grand Braver super robot episode. If the gigantic robots weren’t indicative enough, then the screams of “Gattai!” should help stress that notion.

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May 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm Comments (46)

One Piece – 451

「起こせ最後の奇跡 正義の門を突破せよ」 (Okose Saigo no Kiseki – Seigi no Mon o Toppaseyo)
“Come, Final Miracle! Break Through the Gate of Justice!”

Bon-chan will go down in bro history.

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May 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm Comments (33)

Senkou no Night Raid – Special Chapter

「預言」 (Yogen)
“Premonition”

So as I mentioned last time, airing on television this week is a recap in lieu of episode seven that will be streamed online. However, that didn’t stop them from slipping in some key story at the very end, namely how Japanese militarists bombed their own South Manchuria Railway and blamed it on the Chinese to provide a pretext for war.

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May 18, 2010 at 1:36 am Comments (15)

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 06

「光と絶望の境目」 (Hikari to Zetsubou no Saikaime)
“The Boundary Between Light and Despair”

After the somewhat brief introduction of Hotsuma and Shuusei last time, it was nice to see what the wielders of “God’s Voice” and “God’s Eyes” are capable of right away.

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May 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm Comments (21)

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