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Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls – 09

「将(ジェネラル)の帰還」 (Shou (Jeneraru) no Kikan)
“The General’s Return”

First off, congrats to Kanetsugu for winning the first Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls popularity poll and getting an official wallpaper to commemorate the occasion. It looks like I’m not the only one that’s grown really fond of our idiotic samurai, who managed to edge out the top spot from the very adorable Jubei.

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November 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm Comments (38)

Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru – 08

「全自動楽団」 (Senjidou Gakudan)
“Full-auto Orchestra”

I think I’ve created the perfect formula for having a great slice of life. It needs to have a character who everyone LOVES, some sort of concert involving instruments being played, and some kind of pantsu shot (being tasteful wins bonus points). Sounds like Sore Machi to me!

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November 30, 2010 at 12:53 am Comments (48)

Yosuga no Sora – 09

「ハルカナオモイ」 (Haruka na Omoi)
“Distant Feelings”

Sparks fly in the conclusion of this arc to settle things once and for all between Nao and Sora. Haru is nowhere to be seen either, as the bus stop goes up in flames when the two girls meet. It was a life and death struggle…

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November 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm Comments (61)

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai – 09

With that look of disbelief, I can finally see that Kirino is related to Kyousuke. Who says they don’t look alike?

「俺の妹がこんなにエロゲー三昧なわけがない」 (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Erogee Sanmai na Wake ga Nai)
“There’s No Way My Sister is This Into Eroge”

As if to calm our souls since Kirino’s personality seems to have so few redeeming traits, the producers have graced us with an episode about her getting a taste of her own medicine. Given how fed up she got playing the latest kiss x kiss Re:Version eroge, I would’ve gladly bought a copy too. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that Kirino doesn’t even realize that the Rinko character (Igarashi Hiromi) is the spitting image of herself. If only there were a little sister character in this show who acts just like her, then she’d truly know what Kyousuke has to put up with day in day out. 100% tsun, 0% dere? Kirino, you’re more like 110% tsun, -10% dere.

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November 29, 2010 at 3:44 am Comments (104)

MM! – 09

「MFCの華麗なる陰謀」 (MFC no Karei naru Inbō)
“MFC’s Elegant Conspiracy”

And it finally arrives! Mio’s first true love development episode has come, and did I ever love the fuck out of it.

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November 29, 2010 at 2:31 am Comments (29)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 08

「大覇星祭」 (Daihaseisai)
“Grand Champion Star Festival”

And we finally arrive at Daihaseisai, the great festival where espers from all over congregate to test their skills against one another.

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November 29, 2010 at 12:47 am Comments (84)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 09

「インスペクター」 (Insupekutaa)

After witnessing Mao Industries on the moon get taken over by the Inspectors, the focus shifts to Tesla Reich Institute where they’re in the process of doing the same. There, the forces led by Vigaji are interested in taking over the research facility and stealing the latest Earth Federation prototypes, forcing the pilots of the Project TD team to escape with them. Coming in to lend a hand is none other than Trombe.

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November 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm Comments (57)

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 09

「つながる想い~光~」 (Tsunagaru Omoi ~ Hikari ~)
“Connected Feelings ~ Light ~”

Not only did the ending to this arc catch me completely off guard, but it managed to creep me out as well. Even though the climax wasn’t as great as I hoped it would be, it managed to stealthily pile on the emotions.

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November 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm Comments (20)

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – 09

「天使が水着に着替えたら」 (Tenshi ga Mizugi ni Kigaetara)
“If the Angels Wore Swimsuits”

Okay so it’s no question the demon sisters aren’t going to be leaving the plot for at least the rest of this season, but no complaints there. After all, if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be getting a volleyball match of celestial proportions. I suppose you can consider this your typical swimsuit episode, but in terms of PSG, that’s kind of weird isn’t it?

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November 28, 2010 at 4:48 am Comments (27)

STAR DRIVER: Kagayaki no Takuto – 09

「そんなミズノの初恋」 (Sonna Mizuno no Hatsukoi)
“Mizuno’s First Love”

Suffice to say, this episode pleased me on many levels, both in terms of story and my own personal gloating rights.

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November 28, 2010 at 4:08 am Comments (61)

Tegami Bachi REVERSE – 09

It won’t cause her to explode like a Gaichuu, but Lag’s Akabari is effective in its own way.

「ひとりぼっちの200年」 (Hitoribocchi no 200 Nen)
“200 Years of Solitude”

Just like the preview hinted at last time, we have a full-out fight between Niche and her sister after the latter decides to kill Lag along with the foolish townsfolk. With the sheer amount of action involved, it was an episode very unlike the usual ones. What I really enjoyed was how it touched upon Lag and Niche’s past and finally made the memories of the main characters the focus for a change, plus there was Lag stepping in to save Niche as well. For those reasons, this arc covering Niche’s past have quickly become some of my favorite episodes to date.

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November 28, 2010 at 4:07 am Comments (18)

Bakuman. – 09

「後悔と納得」 (Kokkai to Nattoku)
“Regret and Understanding”

I doubt I’ve ever met anyone who has had the privilege to have two girls fighting over him. DAMN YOU TAKAGI.

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November 28, 2010 at 2:55 am Comments (33)

Sora no Otoshimono Forte – 09

Tomoko may not feel that Nymph’s worth catching, but I beg to differ when she’s flustered like that and at everyone’s mercy. She’s totally worth measuring.

「激闘!夢の一本釣り(ジャンボカーニバル)」 (Gekitou! Yume no Ipponzuri (Janbo Kaanibaru))
“Fierce Battle! The Fishing (Jumbo Carnival) of Dreams”

This series never ceases to amaze with the ridiculous ways the characters kill time. Lately, it’s been all Mikako’s doing as well, so her latest idea deserves special praise for being right out of the book of something I’d expect from Tomoki. Tied up girls in bikinis floating helplessly in the water by their arms and hormone-pumping guys going “fishing” for the one with the biggest rack? That’s like combining the kinkiness from bondage with the embarrassment from exhibitionism and feeding the end result to a bunch of perverts. Oh what will they come up with next?

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November 27, 2010 at 6:04 am Comments (38)

Kuragehime – 06

「ナイト・オブ・ザ・リビング・アマーズ」 (Naito obu za Ribingu Amāzu)
“Night of the Living Amars”

The story continues strong this week, with an undeniable yet confusing love in the air, and reverse fake rape somehow linking towards a past trauma. Yet somehow, it all remains fairly lighthearted, but the dire consequences inevitably remain for our underdog Shuu.

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November 27, 2010 at 3:31 am Comments (31)

Amagami SS – 21

「絢辻詞編 第一章 ハッケン」 (Ayatsuji Tsukasa-hen Dai Isshou – Hakken)
“Ayatsuji Tsukasa Chapter 1 – Discovery”

The start of arguably one of the most anticipated arcs, a full-length shot of Haruka winning the Miss Santa contest, the sight of Tsukasa, Kaoru, and Keiko in their swimsuits, and more “nishishishi” from Miya than you can shake a stick at. This episode had just about everything to make Tsukasa’s story seem like an ideal one, provided that you like two-faced class presidents who are nothing like they appear.

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November 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm Comments (102)

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