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Shingeki no Bahamut: GENESIS – Favarooo!

Certainty of death, *small* chance of success… What are we waiting for?

This is how you do a card game adaptation. Step 1: Take the basic mechanics and/or setting of the game. Step 2: Create an interesting cast of characters who work well together, even if they need to be original. Step 3: Use the setting as a jumping off point to tell a good story. That seems simple, but the key is to not remain shackled to the game. Use its assets, but always remember the most important thing: tell a good story. That’s what Shingeki no Bahamut GENESIS did, and it worked damn well.

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December 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm Comments (63)

Winter 2015 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Absolute Duo
20:30 AT-X (1/4)
Doamaiger D
19:55 KBS (1/5)
Binan Koukou Chikyuboueibu LOVE!
25:40 TX (1/6)
22:00 MX (12/31)
Tokyo Ghoul √A
24:00 MX (1/8)
THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls
24:00 MX (1/9)
Log Horizon 2
17:30 NHK (10/4)
Yoru no Yatterman
22:00 MX (1/11)
Yuri Kuma Arashi
24:30 MX (1/5)
23:25 AT-X (1/7)
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
25:20 CX (10/9)
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc
24:30 MX (1/9)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
19:00 Niconico (7/5)
Junketsu no Maria
22:30 MX (1/11)
Kami-sama Hajimemashita ◎
26:05 TX (1/5)
Kantai Collection -KanColle-
25:05 MX (1/7)
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
24:50 (CX) (1/8)
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
25:20 AT-X (1/9)
Shounen Hollywood -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-
20:30 AT-X (1/10)
Seiken Tsukai no World Break
25:05 TX (1/11)
Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
25:29 NTV (10/8)
Koufuku Graffiti
25:46 TBS (1/8)
25:35 MX (1/23)
Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD
22:00 MX (1/3)
Sengoku Musou
25:35 TX (1/11)
Shinmai Maou no Testament
25:35 MX (1/7)
Juuou Mujin no Fafnir
26:16 TBS (1/8)
Death Parade
25:58 TX (1/9)
Durarara!!x2 Shou
23:30 MX (1/10)
Soukyuu no Fafner EXODUS
26:19 MBS (1/8)
24:00 MX (1/10)
Ketsuekigata-kun! 2
MX (1/8)
24:30 MX (1/10)
25:58 MBS (1/10)
Kuroko no Basuke 3
26:58 MBS (1/10)
Legend: 0 2 2 1 2
3 0 3 2 Not covering

Now that you’ve seen the winter preview, it’s time to give you a first look at some of the shows we’ll be blogging. This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2015 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season. We’ll also be doing introductory posts on many of the shows we’re not covering, so if something catches our eyes, things will be shifted around to accommodate. The schedule will be updated to reflect any changes.

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December 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm Comments (130)

Madan no Ou to Vanadis – The Adventures of Human Legolas

For some reason, I feel like playing Risk.

An entire civil war in one season. If only the real ones passed as quickly … though I would’ve liked to have spent more time with this one, so we could really get to know these characters and this world.

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December 30, 2014 at 12:04 am Comments (69)

Log Horizon 2 – 13

「2.14 甘いワナ」 (2. 14 Amai Wana)
“2.14 A Sweet Trap”

The Villain in Glasses’s one true weakness is revealed: cake.

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December 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm Comments (59)

Orenchi no Furo Jijou – The Best Bathtub Ever

PSA: Unless you are a Merman, please don’t sleep in the bath.

This show was everything I wanted it to be, and for that I am thankful.

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December 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm Comments (9)

Grisaia no Kajitsu – 13 (END)

「射界10センチ」 (Shakai Jū Senchi)
“10 Centimetre Field of Fire”

Ten centimetres is almost four inches. Now you know.

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December 29, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments (31)

World Trigger – 12

「玉狛のA級隊員」 (Tamakoma no A kyuu Taiin )
“A-Rank Agents of Tamakoma”

Osamu may be the main character, and Yuma might be the most likeable, but Chika is secretly the star of the show.

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December 28, 2014 at 5:15 am Comments (15)

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works – 12

「最後の選択」 (Saigo no Sentaku)
“Last Choice”

If only every show could have the budget that Unlimited Budget Blade works has.

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December 28, 2014 at 2:59 am Comments (165)

Sailor Moon Crystal – 12

「敵 -Queen Metaria-」 (Teki -Queen Metaria-)
“Enemy -Queen Metaria-”

This episode did not turn out the way I thought it would – it was better.

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December 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm Comments (20)

Amagi Brilliant Park – 13 (END)

「PVがつまらない!」 (PV ga Tsumaranai!)
“The PV Is Boring!”

Amagi Brilliant Park may have wrapped up its plot in 12 episodes, but its awesomeness takes 13.

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December 27, 2014 at 7:52 pm Comments (71)

Reader’s Choice – Best of Anime 2014 Poll

The end of the year is here and it’s time for the ninth Annual Reader’s Choice poll. Do you have a favorite series you’d like to see win? Are you just curious to see what everyone else enjoyed this year? Either way, the microphone’s in your hands now. Make your vote count.

As per the usual, there will be two polls for you to vote on this year – one for regularly broadcast TV series, and another for OVA/movies. We’re asking you for your top 5 picks in each poll, which should stop the results from being heavily skewed towards the mega-popular shows. This year we have an astounding 190~ TV series (shorts are included this year) and 100~ OVA/movies/specials for you to choose from, so make sure you look over the entire list before deciding. Keep in mind that like all entertainment, anime is subjective. There is no one size fits all here. Please respect the opinions of others, even if you may disagree vehemently with them.

More after the jump.

Note: The polls will close at midnight PST on Thursday, January 1st. This means the morning of the 1st, the second it turns into 12:00:00AM PST on the 1st, and 8:00 AM GMT on the 1st. Results will be posted in the Best of Anime 2014 post, which will be written by myself and Stilts (the two active writers who have watched the most anime this year).

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December 27, 2014 at 10:50 am Comments (222)

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – A Hero’s Despair, & Hope

Our heroes.

The most surprising show of the season ends with more surprises. We thought it was slice-of-life, it turned out to be magical girl combat, and then it got dark. The question is: how did it fare in the end, and how does it measure up?

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December 27, 2014 at 1:08 am Comments (81)

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu – 12

「こころ」 (Kokoro)

Well… now I’m just sad.

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December 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm Comments (120)

Yama no Susume: Second Season – Mountain Climbing & So Much More

A promise remembered.

This is a second season that takes everything that was good about the first, and then improves it immensely.

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December 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm Comments (8)

Trinity Seven – 12 (END)

「聖戦少女(クリミナルガール)と魔王世界(ヒズワールド)」 (Seisen Shoujo (Kuriminarugaaru) to Maou Sekai (Hizuwaarudo))
“Criminal Girl and His World”

Trinity Seven ends as it went on … with eccentric girls and a confident harem lead at odds with shifty pacing, production values, and plot. Last episode wasn’t bad though.

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December 23, 2014 at 9:39 pm Comments (28)

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