「船上のクランクアップ」 (Senjou no Kuranku Appu)
“The Crank Up On Board”
While anime looks pretty great in 720p, it’s even better in 1080p. It’s particularly noticeable when I watch a series on my 40 or 52 inch LCD TVs where all the pixel sizes are much larger, as is the case with this special prologue episode of Senkou no Night Raid. Mmm, Yukina in 1080p…
|Gakuen Mokushiroku HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
11:30 AT-X (7/5)
|STRIKE WITCHES 2
25:30 TVS (7/7)
|Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
09:00 AT-X (7/1)
|Shukufuku no Campanella
25:30 MX (7/2)
24:30 tvk (7/3)
|Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
25:30 TX (7/5)
|RAINBOW Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
25:15 CX (7/8)
|Asobi ni Iku yo!
25:58 MBS (7/10)
|Sengoku BASARA Two
17:00 CBC/MBS/TBS (7/11)
|Nurarihyon no Mago
25:44 ytv (7/5)
25:20 MBS (7/1)
|SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~
23:30 MX (7/4)
|Tono to Issho
25:25 TBS (7/1)
24:00 MX (7/4)
|Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
|The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
26:15 TX (7/1)
It’s been a while since a blogging schedule has been created, but I wanted to give an overview of what the tentative plans are for the summer season starting tomorrow. I want to stress that this is tentative schedule and may change after the first week once I’ve had a chance to watch the first episode of every new series I expressed interest in in the Summer 2010 Preview.
… More after the jump.
「海軍本部直前回想特別編 兄弟の誓い!」 (Marinfōdo Chokuzen Kaisou Supesharu – Kyōdai no Chikai!)
“A Special Retrospective Before Marineford! The Vow of the Brotherhood!”
For an episode that’s about 80% recap… yeah, no it still wasn’t interesting.
「残暑見舞い！」 (Zansho Mimai!)
“Late-Summer Greeting Card!”
I never thought I’d describe an episode about our favorite light music band as “trippy”, but that’s exactly what this one revolving around Azusa felt like as she kept zoning in and out of daydreams.
「迷い猫、まとまった」 (Mayoi Neko, Matomatta)
“Stray Cat, Compiled”
Even with no new scenes added, this was one of the best and most entertaining recap episodes I’ve ever watched.
「せめて、希望のかけらを」 (Semete, Kibou no Kakeru wo)
“At The Very Least, A Fragment of Hope”
Picking up from Aoi’s first encounter with Kazura since his betrayal, I honestly had no idea how things would wrap up and was looking forward to being surprised every step of the way. Well, Anime no Chikara sure delivered in this finale by throwing out twist after twist after twist.
Soifon fires her bankai at Barragan, resulting in a large explosion that sends both her and Omaeda flying backwards. Even with a steel sash anchoring her, Soifon is unable to withstand the blast, and Omaeda barely manages to save her from crashing into a building. Nearby, Starrk releases his Resurrecion, Los Lobos, and reveals that he and Lilynette are part of each other.
「“二人”ということ」 (“Futari” to Iu Koto)
“What It Means To Be a ‘Pair'”
Finally some Opast level action! After the slow change of pace with Yuki getting settled into his new life with the Giou clan, I was looking forward to seeing exactly what a high level battle in this series entails.