Senkou no Night Raid – 00 (Prologue)

「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…

Summer 2010 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
GIANT KILLING
09:25 (4/4)
Gakuen Mokushiroku HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
11:30 AT-X (7/5)
Bleach
18:00 TX
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)
Seitokai Yakuindomo
24:30 tvk (7/3)
One Piece
09:30 CX
Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
25:30 TX (7/5)
RAINBOW Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
24:59 (4/6)
Shiki
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)
K-ON!!
25:25 (4/6)
Kuroshitsuji II
25:20 MBS (7/1)
SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~
23:30 MX (7/4)
Tono to Issho
26:14 (7/5)
Amagami SS
25:25 TBS (7/1)
Mitsudomoe
24:00 MX (7/4)
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
25:55 (4/1)
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
26:15 TX (7/1)
Legend: 11 Divine 2 Kiiragi 2 Prooof Not covering

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.

RAINBOW: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin – 13

「Recollect」

Nothing major was added in this recap episode told from Mario’s perspective, but it did go over everything that’s happened up until now. Time-wise, it slots in just after he received the bullet from Setsuko and before embarking to Numazu, Shizuoka to find and kill Ishihara.

Senkou no Night Raid – 13 (END)

「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.

Bleach – 277

Summary:
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.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – 12

「“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.