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Summer 2014 – Week 3 Anime Review

yama_no_susume_2-02-fuji_san-mt_fuji-aoi-kaede-hinata-kokona-chibi-surprised-cute-adorable-charmingLast week: why the third episode of Space Dandy Season 2 might be my favorite of the year, an analysis on the diversity of rural settings and how the specifics of this are impacting Barakamon, some egregious contradictions with the mecha in Aldnoah.Zero, and some serious questions about the structure and purpose of Night Raid in Akame ga Kill!

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Summer 2014 – Week 2 Anime Review

hanayamata-01-hana-moon-cherry_blossoms-yukata-happi_coat-fan-japanese-blondeLast week: examining why Momoka dominates the comedy in Sabagebu!, a justification for why the educational segments in Yama no Susume Second Season are so enjoyable, enjoying the use of parallels in Zankyou no Terror and not understanding Japanese calligraphy at all in Barakamon.

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Summer 2014 – First Impressions (Part 2)

bishoujo_senshi_sailor_moon_crystal-01-usagi-luna-comedy-scratch-pain-charmThis post reviews: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal, Aldnoah.Zero, Barakamon, Akame ga Kill!, and Sabagebu!

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Spring 2014 – Week 12 Anime Review

mushishi_zoku_shou-10-ginko-winter-snow-smoking-unhappy-wandering-green_eye-white_hairDuring the twelfth week of the season: my reflections on why Ping Pong the Animation had an excellent ending and why Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin had an appropriate ending but one that left me unsatisfied, an analysis on the finale of Akuma no Riddle with a focus on Tokaku’s and Haru’s relationship (*Spoilers*), and thoughts on the utilization of the setting and the background art in Mushishi Zoku Shou.

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Spring 2014 – Week 11 Anime Review

gochuumon_wa_usagi_desu_ka-10-sharo-chiya-chino-tippy-kokoa-rize-comedy-chibi-laughing-embarrassed-cute_eyes-maid-kimono-uniformsBack sometime, whenever week 11 was: questioning whether Ginko is happy or not in Mushishi Zoku Shou, why the infamous grins in Akuma no Riddle were perfect, examining the contrast between the different Kaoris in Isshuukan Friends, and a candidate for the best episode of anime of the year from Ping Pong the Animation.

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Spring 2014 – Week 4 Anime Review

ping_pong_the_animation-03-hero-tsukimoto-smile-robot-childhood-fantasy-shadow-creepy-wings-scary-texturesThis week: why conflict is the best thing to happen in Isshuukan Friends, not being distracted to the real story in in Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, appreciating character developing for a strong, independent female lead in Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, and some differences between marathoning Mushishi and watching Mushishi Zoku Shou weekly.

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Spring 2014 – First Impressions (Part 4)

ping_pong_the_animation-01-tsukimoto-hoshino-smile-peco-table_tennis-paddle-cinematography-multiple_shots-split_screenThis post reviews: Ping Pong the Animation, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?, Knights of Sindoria, Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi, and Mekaku City Actors.

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