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Flip Flappers – 13 (END)

「ピュアオーディオ」 (Pyuaōdio)
“Pure Audio”

Generations to come will ask us, ‘Why traditional animation?’. And we will answer, ‘For example, Flip Flappers.’

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December 30, 2016 at 2:26 am Comments (16)

Hibike! Euphonium 2 – 13 (END)

「はるさきエピローグ」 (Harusaki Epirogu)
“Early-Spring Epilogue”

I’ve always been a firm believer that a good ending can save a series, and a bad ending can ruin an otherwise good one. Thankfully, this was a great finale – the sendoff that the fans and characters deserved.

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December 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm Comments (45)

Ajin – 26 (END)

「僕も約束しますよ、佐藤さん」 (Boku mo Yakusoku Shimasu yo, Satou-san)
“I Make Promises Too, Satou-san”

If this is indeed how Ajin concludes, I’m quite happy with the way it did so.

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December 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm Comments (5)

Reader’s Choice – Best of Anime 2016 Poll

The end of the year is here and it’s time for the eleventh 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? There’s no electoral college here. The anime with the most votes wins, so make your vote count!

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December 27, 2016 at 9:03 pm Comments (123)

Girlish Number – 12 (END)

「烏丸千歳と……」 (Karasuma Chitose to…..)
“Chitose Karasuma and…”

OK, sigh of relief officially breathed…

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December 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments (14)

Winter 2017 Preview!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the anime is so delightful. Or hopefully it is, which is what we’re here to find out. This season features some strong sequels, including the long-awaited return of the exorcist battle anime Ao no Exorcist, another hilarious adventure with the dysfunctional goofballs of Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!, a new generation in Yowamushi Pedal, and a second season of the universally lauded Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu. Not to be outdone, there are new adaptations of several promising properties, including the cop/spy/bureaucratic drama ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka, the Seo Kouji 100% certified ragefest adaptation of Fuuka, the classic salesman-transformed-into-magic-loli war story (haven’t we seen that a million times) Youjo Senki, and a period property you’re probably unfamiliar with, but which Japan has been gobbling up for years in Onihei. There are only a few originals airing this season, but standing tall among them are the first full season (finally!) of Little Witch Academia and the spiritual successor (hopefully) to Amagami SS in Seiren. There’s more where those came from, so let’s get on with it so you can figure out what to watch. This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2017 Preview!

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December 26, 2016 at 4:46 am Comments (101)

3-gatsu no Lion – 11

「Chapter.22 ゆく年 / Chapter.23 くる年」 (Chapter. 22 Yukunen / Chapter. 23 Kurunen)
“Chapter.22 The Old Year / Chapter.23 The New Year”

What a great way to start my Christmas Day.

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December 25, 2016 at 5:36 pm Comments (8)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 12 (END)

「かけうどん」 (Kake Udon)
“Udon Noodles”

What is it about tanuki that packs such an emotional punch, anyway?

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December 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm Comments (5)

WWW.Working!! – Love and Peace and Lessons

Chocolate is a helluva drug.

It’s easy to see how the source material of WWW.Working!! led to the main WORKING!! series that was so popular. Every mistake the 2002+ Web-ban manga made was corrected for the 2004 serialization. This is an adaptation of that web manga, though, so the mistakes all remain.

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December 25, 2016 at 10:04 am Comments (5)

Fune wo Amu – 11 (END)

「灯」 (Araki)

I may have had some issues with the direction of later episodes, but this was absolutely the ending Fune wo Amu needed.

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December 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm Comments (6)

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS – 12 (END)

「夜明け」 (Yowake)

Preserving the memories, one battle at a time.

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December 24, 2016 at 12:05 am Comments (12)

Drifters – 12 (END)

「みつめて新選組 〜熱血九州男児の唄〜」 (Mitsumete Shinsengumi 〜 nekketsu Kyuushuu danji no uta 〜)
“Staring at Shinsengumi ~The Song of the Fervid Kyuushuu Man~”

Unfortunately ending just as the true battle begins.

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December 23, 2016 at 7:24 pm Comments (31)

Flip Flappers – 12

「ピュアハウリング」 (Pyuahauringu)
“Pure Howling”

Just like in real life, the final boss is the mother-in-law.

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December 23, 2016 at 8:26 am Comments (3)

Stella no Mahou – 12 (END)

「もう一度スタート地点」 (Mouichido Sutaato Chiten)
“Back To The Starting Line”

It may not happen a lot in this genre, but sometimes there are shows that manage to do a great job at wrapping things up while leaving just enough in the air to keep your imagination going. Stella no Mahou‘s ending this week did just that and more.

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December 23, 2016 at 12:14 am Comments (8)

Yuri!!! on Ice – 12 (END)

「超超超がんばらんば!!! グランプリファイナルFS」 (Cho cho cho Ganbaranba!!! Guranpurifainaru FS)
“Gotta Super-Super-Supercharge it! Grand Prix Final Free Skate”

I would describe this finale as thoroughly satisfying.

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December 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm Comments (34)

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