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Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! – 04

「ワンダフルライフ」 (Wondafuru Raifu)
“Wonderful Life”

Now that things have finally settled down and most of the drama has been left in the past, it’s nice to finally have an episode where everything else that’s good about this show gets a chance to show itself. Especially things like the ridiculous situations three young girls can get into when left all by themselves.

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January 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm Comments (71)

Chihayafuru – 17

「みちこそなけれ」 (Michi Koso Nakere)
“World Offers No Escape”

Taichi Tuesdays might just be my favorite day of the week.

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January 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm Comments (35)

Gundam AGE – 16

「馬小屋のガンダム」 (Umagoya no Gandamu)
“Gundam in the Stable”

Flit may have been very emotional as a kid, but he sure is an awesome father as an adult. I wish I had someone leave a Gundam in the stable/garage for me when I turned seventeen.

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January 31, 2012 at 2:09 am Comments (112)

Aquarion EVOL – 05

「恋愛禁止令」 (Renai Kinshi Rei)
“Love Prohibition Decree”

The saying normally goes, “It’s okay to look, but not to touch”, but for the students at Neo Deava Academy, they’re not even allowed to think — not unless they want the chastity armband from hell to electrocute their horny asses. I think I speak for all of them when I say, can’t we all just get along and gattai like there’s no tomorrow?

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January 31, 2012 at 2:09 am Comments (99)

Rinne no Lagrange – 04

「鴨川スイマーズ」 (Kamogawa Suimaazu)
“Kamogawa Swimmers”

It feels like I’m just repeating myself every week when it comes to Rinne no Lagrange, as the unassuming and unpretentious robot anime doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to delivering twenty solid minutes of entertainment.

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January 31, 2012 at 2:08 am Comments (37)

Another – 04

「Put flesh -輪郭-」 (Rinkaku)

Memo to self: take the stairs. It’s all about aerobic exercise, though – that’s definitely the only reason.

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January 31, 2012 at 12:18 am Comments (158)

Mirai Nikki – 16

「修理」 (Shūri)

Nothing good comes from digging up the past.

– Uryuu Minene

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January 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm Comments (63)

Zero no Tsukaima F – 04

「女王陛下の恩賞」 (Jououheika no Onshou)
“Her Majesty’s Reward”

While the harem hijinks were on full display this episode, there were actually some important developments going on with Tabitha back in Gallia. There was a hilarious A-plot bolstered by a more serious B-plot, which began to intertwine as the episode went on. I’ll take each in turn.

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January 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm Comments (50)

Mouretsu Pirates – 04

「決戦は深夜」 (Kessen wa Shinya)
“The Decisive Battle is Late at Night”

The episode title sure is deceiving, as the leisurely exposition continues in the fourth episode of Mouretsu Pirates.

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January 29, 2012 at 4:25 am Comments (42)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 16

「再び、戦いへ」 (Futatabi, Tatakai e)
“To Battle, Once More”

It’s that time during the second-cour that everyone dreads — the moment everything starts to slow down and nothing makes sense.

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January 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm Comments (22)

Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam- – 14

「Smothered mate」

So we return this week skipping the intervention by the mighty Exile.

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January 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm Comments (40)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 04

「落涙」 (Rakurui)
“Shedding Tears”

First Kanade and now Tsubasa?

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January 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm Comments (50)

Nisemonogatari – 04

「かれんビー 其ノ貳」 (Karen Bii Sono Yon)
“Karen Bee Part Four”

Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade 「キスショット・アセロラオリオン・ハートアンダーブレード」, where have you been this whole time?

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January 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm Comments (204)

Persona 4 the ANIMATION – 16

「Although the Case Was Closed」

One thing that separates great detective stories from good ones is the creativity of the “traps”. Now I’m not necessarily saying that Persona 4 is a great detective story by any means, but how many of you concentrated so much on looking for the usual places that traps exist (like false suspects and misleading evidence) that you failed to realize that the detective themselves may be a trap?

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January 28, 2012 at 12:08 am Comments (30)

Area no Kishi – 04

「ラストパス」 (Rasuto Pasu)
“Last Pass”

Three episode rule or not, I’m still not sure where I stand with Area no Kishi even after four.

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January 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm Comments (33)

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