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Nanatsu no Taizai – One Helluva Ride

The Seven Six Deadly Sins.

A shounen adventure through and through, Nanatsu no Taizai avoids many of the pitfalls of typical never-ending shounen to give us a story that never lets up, never gets boring, and never lets the excitement diminish … all while giving us a real conclusion with world-changing effects by the end.

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March 31, 2015 at 2:21 am Comments (41)

Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road – Hime!

If you’re not a fan of sports anime, this might just be the one to change your mind.

For all that there are myriad qualities that can make an anime great, there’s just no substitute for sincerity.

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March 31, 2015 at 1:17 am Comments (19)

Yuri Kuma Arashi – 12 (END)

「ユリ熊嵐」 (Yuri Kuma Arashi)
“Yuri Kuma Arashi”

I feel it’s safe to say that Yuri Kuma Arashi turned out much better than people initially gave it credit for.

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March 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm Comments (16)

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja – Springtime of Youth

Together, through winter and spring.

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja is Ghibli through-and-through.

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March 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments (10)

Spring 2015 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Arslan Senki
17:00 MBS (4/5)
Ace of Diamond 2nd Season
18:00 TX (4/6)
Hibike! Euphonium
24:30 MX (4/7)
18:00 TXN (4/8)
23:00 MX (4/9)
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
22:30 MX (4/3)
Kyoukai no RINNE
17:30 NHK (4/4)
Baby Steps 2
17:30 NHK (4/5)
Teekyuu 4
25:05 MX (4/6)
Triage X
25:05 MX (4/8)
Ninja Slayer From Animation
23:00 Niconico (4/16)
23:30 MX (4/10)
Denpa Kyoushi
17:30 ytv (4/4)
22:00 MX (4/5)
Takamiya Nasuno Desu!
25:08 MX (4/6)
Ore Monogatari!!
25:29 ntv (4/8)
Punch Line
24:55 CX (4/9)
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
25:20 AT-X (1/9)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
19:00 Niconico (7/5)
Rainy Cocoa
22:27 SUN (4/5)
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
26:35 TVA (4/6)
Houkago no Pleiades
26:44 ABC (4/8)
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
25:00 TVS (4/2)
Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darouka
25:05 MX (4/3)
Owari no Seraph
22:00 MX (4/4)
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture
22:30 MX (4/5)
Urawa no Usagi-chan
25:35 TVS (4/9)
Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
25:40 MX (4/3)
High School DxD BorN
23:00 AT-X (4/4)
Grisaia no Rakuen
23:00 AT-X (4/19)
Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
25:46 TBS (4/2)
25:55 tvk (4/3)
Gunslinger Stratos
23:30 MX (4/4)
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
23:30 MX (4/12)
26:16 TBS (4/2)
Sidonia no Kishi: Dai-kyuu Wakusei Sen-eki
25:55 TBS (4/10)
Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season
24:00 MX (4/4)
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic
24:00 AT-X (4/5)
Shokugeki no Souma
26:40 MBS (4/3)
Plastic Memories
24:30 MX (4/4)
Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Revolutions
25:00 MX (4/4)
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
25:55 ntv (4/4)
Kuroko no Basuke 3
26:58 MBS (1/10)
Kekkai Sensen
26:58 MBS (4/4)
Saint Seiya -Ougon Tamashii soul of gold-
Web (4/11)
Legend: 0 3 2 3 2
2 1 2 3 Not covering

Now that the spring preview is out, it’s time to give you a first look at the shows we’ll be blogging. This is Random Curiosity’s Spring 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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March 30, 2015 at 11:10 am Comments (79)

Death Parade – 12 (END)

「スーサイド•ツアー」 (Suusaido Tsuaa)
“Suicide Tour”

Coming into this episode, I honestly did not know how Madhouse would send this one off.

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March 30, 2015 at 8:36 am Comments (40)

DOG DAYS” – Optimistic Adventures of Friends and Dreams

More friends all the time.

The third season was a return to form, featuring the essential elements I loved about the first season and all the characters from the second, mixed together in a different way.

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March 30, 2015 at 12:25 am Comments (30)

Yoru no Yatterman – A Difficult Journey

Also my face during Yoru no Yatterman’s filler episodes.

I don’t think I’ve ever watched an anime as inconsistent as Yoru no Yatterman.

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March 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments (17)

Junketsu no Maria – The Trials of a Witch

Father, Mother, Child.

Junketsu no Maria was a simple tale, but there were several themes that it explored during its run – all of them to some degree of success.

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March 29, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments (38)

Durarara!!x2 Shou – 12

「艱難汝を玉にす」 (Kannannanji o Tama Ni Su)
“Adversity Makes a Man Wise”

Every single series I wrote about this season is sequel bait.

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March 29, 2015 at 8:55 am Comments (34)


「いつか見た流星 -Inherit the Stars-」 (Itsuka mi ta Ryūsei -Inherit the Stars-)
“Shooting Star of Yesteryear -Inherit the Stars-”

Fair or not, anime are always graded on a curve. And it’s a tough week for Aldnoah.Zero.

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March 29, 2015 at 3:44 am Comments (286)

Log Horizon 2 – 25 (END)

「開拓者たち」 (Kaitaku-sha-tachi)
“The Pioneers”

An uneven second season it may have been—at least compared to the more reliably stellar first—but the final episode delivered a finale worth it all. Log Horizon accepts your quest!

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March 29, 2015 at 3:32 am Comments (77)

Kuroko no Basuke 3 – 12

「最高の選手です」 (Saikou no Senshu Desu)
“He Is The Best Player”

Even though a friend of mine decided to spoil what the outcome of this game would be, there was never a point where I felt “team a stole the game from team b”.

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March 28, 2015 at 11:23 pm Comments (44)

THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls – Fanfare

So, what happens when the clock strikes midnight?

Yes, this show hasn’t actually ended, but I wanted to talk about a better example of a game adaptation than Kantai Collection.

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March 28, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments (25)

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin – Fantasy with Style

Look into the flames, and they’ll look back.

It’s been a turbulent ride, but we got there in the end.

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March 28, 2015 at 9:34 am Comments (19)

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