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Rinne no Lagrange – 12 (END)

「またいつの日か、鴨川で」 (Mata Itsu no Hi ka, Kamogawa de)
“Until We Meet Again, In Kamogawa”

A haunting episode full of partings. I’m finding myself unable to quite put into words my feelings about this final offering, which isn’t an ideal situation for a writer to be in. Still, I’ll give it a shot. The final episode of Rinne no Lagrange season one, and some thoughts about the series over all. Let’s do this thing.

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March 26, 2012 at 1:52 am Comments (83)

Rinne no Lagrange – 11

「鴨川絶対防衛ライン」 (Kamogawa Zettai Bōei Rain)
“Kamogawa’s Last Line of Defense”

By the end of this episode, my eyes were wide open in amazement. Wow. Wow. Seriously, wow. Why aren’t you watching this? And if you are, why aren’t you watching this again?

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March 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm Comments (72)

Rinne no Lagrange – 10

「さらば鴨川」 (Saraba Kamogawa)
“Goodbye, Kamogawa”

There is reason to Asteria’s rhyme after all. Rather than being frightened of what might happen if Madoka were to pilot, she is trying teach the Jersey Club leader a lesson: that she must confront her fear of losing someone close. Even in an episode dominated by meido Muginami and crying Lan, there’s always something more working below the surface.

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March 12, 2012 at 1:39 am Comments (24)

Rinne no Lagrange – 09

「勝浦発→鴨川行」 (Katsūra Hatsu → Kamogawa Kou)
“Departing Katsuura → Destination Kamogawa”

As has been said before, Rinne no Lagrange’s strength is in effortlessly moving between the light-hearted and the serious. Just as soon as you think you’re watching an entire episode of cross dressing maids, derailed duels and a clumsy Lan, suddenly you’re hit with tragic pasts, inspiring family members and galactic intrigue.

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March 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm Comments (45)

Rinne no Lagrange – 08

「鴨川ロリータ」 (Kamogawa Roriita)
“Kamogawa Lolita”

Ika Musume as a blond-haired pushy loli in my Lagrange? I didn’t even realize it was Kanemoto Hisako voicing Asteria Lizamarie de Rochefort until I saw the credits, but it sure proved to be a highlight after the fact since she ravaged Madoka and supposedly brought the U.S. President to tears over the phone.

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February 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm Comments (93)

Rinne no Lagrange – 07

「曇り のち 鴨川」 (Kumori nochi Kamogawa)
“The Cloudy Kamogawa Afterward”

The poverty-stricken past, the female bonding, the midnight skinny dipping, the mispronunciations of Villagiulio — can this show ever do any wrong? There wasn’t a single Vox in sight this episode and it was easily one of the best so far, further emphasizing the multifaceted nature of this original series that keeps me coming back for more.

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February 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm Comments (72)

Rinne no Lagrange – 06

「風と火と水と鴨川と」 (Kaze to Hi to Mizu to Kamogawa to)
“Wind, Fire, Water, and Kamogawa”

Sometimes I really have to stop and wonder if it’s okay for Rinne no Lagrange to be this awesome. ‘Cause like, there are other anime that are airing, some of which are by XEBEC’s parent company Production I.G, yet they just keep plugging away with their perfect blend of mecha action and high school humor and now take the story to a whole other level that’s out of this world.

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February 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm Comments (77)

Rinne no Lagrange – 05

「鴨川に来た男」 (Kamogawa ni Kita Otoko)
“The Man who Came to Kamogawa”

This episode was so maru maru maru maruuu~!

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February 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm Comments (70)

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)

Rinne no Lagrange – 03

「鴨川にランの花咲く」 (Kamogawa ni Ran no Hanasaku)
“Lan Blossoms in Kamogawa”

Three episodes later, the “premiere” of Rinne no Lagrange is finally over and we see a little bit of a recess in the story so that it can set things up for the next chapter.

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January 23, 2012 at 12:24 am Comments (58)

Rinne no Lagrange – 02

「鴨川スピリット」 (Kamogawa Supiritto)
“Kamogawa Spirit”

From Madoka’s trademark “Maru” line to the vanishing pilot suits that reveal all the skin we need, Rinne no Lagrange’s second episode provided more of the mecha action and goofy comedy that I thoroughly enjoyed in the premiere.

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January 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm Comments (62)

Rinne no Lagrange – 01

「ようこそ、鴨川へ!」 (Youkoso, Kamogawa e!)
“Welcome to Kamogawa!”

We’re about 80% through the premieres of all the new shows this season, and of all the ones I’ve watched since the pre-airing of Rinne no Lagrange just under two weeks ago, Production I.G and Xebec’s new original series remains one of my favorites.

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January 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm Comments (66)

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