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One Punch Man 2 – 01

「ヒーローの帰還」 (Hiirou no Kikan)
“The Hero’s Return”

Fake it until you make it.

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April 9, 2019 at 11:04 pm Comments (38)

Isekai Quartet – 01

「集結!カルテット」 (Shuuketsu! Karutetto)
“Gathering! Quartet”

Isekai crossovers, so hot right now.

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April 9, 2019 at 10:48 pm Comments (37)

Strike Witches: 501 Butai Hasshin Shimasu!! – 01

「501発進します?」 (501 Hasshin Shimasu?)
“501st, Take Off?”

For the Strike Witches aficionados out there.

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April 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm Comments (10)

Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin – 01

「新宿上空の天狗と天使」 (Shinjuku Jōkū no Tengu to Tenshi)
“Angels and Tengu Above the Shinjuku Skyline”

Love blooms in the most unlikely of places.

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Fairy Gone – 01

「灰かぶりの少女」 (Haikaburi no Shoujo)
“Ash-covered Girl”

Show of hands – Who thought the Fairy Soldiers were actual fairies?

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April 9, 2019 at 12:06 am Comments (19)

Gunjou no Magmell – 01

「拾人者(アングラー)」 (Jitsu Hito-sha (Anguraa))
“Angler”

A different beginning from the source, and probably better for it. Maybe. I dunno.

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April 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm Comments (8)

Kimetsu no Yaiba – 01

「残酷」 (Zankoku)
“Cruelty”

The premise has been swiftly laid out in this first banger episode.

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April 8, 2019 at 9:26 am Comments (23)

Kono Oto Tomare! – 01

「新入部員」 (Shin’nyuu buin)
“Newcomer”

Some series we like more than our head tells us we objectively should, and some less – and for me, Tomare is definitely the former.

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Shoumetsu Toshi – 01

「消滅」 (Shoumetsu)
“Disappear”

It’s hard being popular.

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April 7, 2019 at 6:19 pm Comments (7)

Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai – 01

「天才と[X]は表裏一体である」 (Tensai to [x] wa Hyouri Ittaidearu)
“Genius and X are Two Sides of the Same Coin”

While the first few minutes didn’t do the show any favors, I have to admit that I found myself really liking what I was seeing by the end of the episode.

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Senryuu Shoujo – 01

「五七五系女子」 (Go Nana Go-kei Joshi)
“The 5-7-5 Girl”

Si metrum non habet, non est poema.

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April 6, 2019 at 10:01 am Comments (10)

Fruits Basket (2019) – 01

「行ってきます」 (Ittekimasu)
“I’m Off!”

I won’t lie — I wasn’t hyped to see one of my all-time favorite shows (I blame nostalgia) remade. Though, after watching this first episode, I’ve completely changed my mind and want to fast forward time to next week.

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Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai – 01

「青ちゃんは青春ができない」 (Ao-chan wa Aeishun ga Dekinai)
“Ao-chan Can’t Enjoy Her Youth”

AKA Ao-chan’s Mind Is In The Gutter.

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April 5, 2019 at 5:57 pm Comments (5)

Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu – 01

「はじめての告白」 (Hajimete no Kokuhaku)
“My First Confession”

A kind, shy girl’s first day making friends.

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Winter 2019 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Ueno-san wa Bukiyou
24:30 BS11 (01/06)
Dororo (2019)
19:30 MBS (01/07)
Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maioritai!
22:00 AT-X (01/08)
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
22:00 AT-X (01/09)
BanG Dream! 2nd Season
22:30 Abema (01/03)
Boogiepop wa Warawanai
21:00 AT-X (01/04)
Fukigen na Mononokean: Tsuzuki
21:00 AT-X (01/05)
Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai
22:30 Tokyo MX (01/13)
Mob Psycho 100 II
19:30 MBS (01/07)
Circlet Princess
23:00 MX (01/08)
Kemurikusa (2019)
22:15 Amazon (01/09)
Dimension High School
22:30 MX (01/10)
Egao no Daika
21:30 WOWOW (01/04)
Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale
21:30 Abema (01/12)
Piano no Mori (2019)
24:10 NHK (01/27)
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
24:00 ANIMAX (10/01)
3D Kanojo 2
25:59 NTV (01/08)
Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.
23:30 AT-X (01/09)
Girly Air Force
23:00 A-TX (01/10)
Date A Live III
21:30 AT-X (01/11)
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunousen
23:30 MX (01/12)
Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends
24:30 Tokyo MX (01/20)
Pastel Memories
24:30 MX (01/07)
Kakegurui ××
23:00 MX (01/08)
Meiji Tokyo Renka
23:30 AT-X (01/09)
Yakusoku no Neverland
24:55 Fuji (01/10)
To Aru Majutsu no Index III
22:00 AT-X (10/05)
Sword Art Online: Alicization
24:00 MX (10/06)
Kemono Friends 2
24:30 TV Tokyo (01/07)
Revisions
23:30 Fuji (01/09)
Go-Toubun no Hanayome
25:28 TBS (01/10)
B-PROJECT: Zecchou*Emotion
24:00 MX (01/11)
Endro~!
25:00 MX/BS11 (01/12)
Grimms Notes: The Animation
25:58 TBS (01/10)
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze
25:05 MX (10/05)
W’z
25:30 MX (01/05)
Domestic na Kanojo
25:55 MBS (01/11)
Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka
25:25 MBS/TBS (01/11)
Legend: 2 2 0 1 3
0 3 2 2 Not covering

Now that every show has had a few episodes to make its case, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2019 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with multiple episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them fall apart in the final mile? It’s happened before. This is what we’re going with for now.

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January 30, 2019 at 4:21 pm Comments (24)

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