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Spring 2014 – First Impressions (Part 3)

hitsugi_no_chaika-01-chaika-coffin-crying-tears-cute-comedy-gothic_lolitaThis post reviews: Black Bullet, Soul Eater NOT!, No Game No Life, and Hitsugi no Chaika.

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Spring 2014 – First Impressions (Part 1)

soredemo_sekai_wa_utsukushii-01-kara-nia-nike-mira-sisters-princesses-comedy-funny-loser-dreadThis post reviews: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, Akuma no Riddle, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Kamigami no Asobi, Captain Earth, and Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii.

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Winter 2014 – Week 11 Anime Review

chuunibyou_demo_koi_ga_shitai!_ren-11-full_moon-spirits-lights-summoningThis week: the contrast between Aki’s family and Hachiken’s family in Silver Spoon, demonstrating Hiyori’s character growth through subtraction in Noragami, the humanistic personalities of djinn in Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and the good half and bad half of the story in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

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Spring 2014 – Season Preview

chuunibyou_demo_koi_ga_shitai!_ren-03-spring-cherry_blossoms-pink_petals-green_leaves-warm-blue_sky-calmWith Winter 2014 zigzagging along and reaching the finales in the next couple of weeks, now is an ideal time to look ahead to and prepare for the Spring 2014 anime season.  Once April arrives, dozens of new anime will begin and several franchises will return to TVs in the forms of sequels, alternative stories or simple rebroadcasts.  Based on numbers alone, Spring 2014 appears to be one of the largest anime seasons in terms of total volume.  In addition to the abundance of this season, there is quite a diversity of anime, too, making this season more of an unknown or a mystery than others.  So what exactly does this new anime season have to offer?  Below is an extensive list of the anime for Spring 2014 along with my thoughts and opinions for each one.

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Winter 2014 – Week 7 Anime Review

space_dandy-07-honey-boobies-love-hearts-happy-romance-comedyThis week: finally warming up to Space Dandy, questioning the selection of weaponry and warfare technology in Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, thoughts on the lack of problems facing one character in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, and issues of QUALITY in Wizard Barristers – Benmashi Cecil.

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Autumn 2013 – Week 10 Anime Review

freezing_vibration-10-charles-tempest_phoenix-typhoon_turn-clones-after_images-pandora-franceOh, right, I do these kinda posts, too.  This week: Kaiki bringing out the best in others in Monogatari Series Second Season, watching the OVA that connects episodes 8 and 9 in Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta, the setting feeling undervalued in Nagi no Asukara, and the true victims of torture in Samurai Flamenco “B”.

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12 Days of Anime (2013) – Day 9 – Guillotine Gorilla

samurai_flamenco-07-guillotine_gorilla-monster-evil-what_the_hell-no_seriously_what_the_hellNot even four weeks ago, when episode 7 of Samurai Flamenco aired, it seemed like another ordinary episode with heroes solving petty crimes… or at least attempting to.  After a handful of episodes with Hazama as a costumed superhero, followed closely behind by a courageous trio of idols, the Flamenco Girls, the world of Samurai Flamenco found itself bored with its premise.  In fact, the characters felt bored too, with the drop in crime, the reduction in activity and even a decline in interest from Gotou and the police.  Something needed to shake up this series, right?  And then came the big reveal.  Yup, it was that one big moment in Samurai Flamenco.  We learned that Hazama’s parents were murdered.  The case was never solved.  It was devastating.  It was perturbing.  It was going to be the biggest thing in Samurai Flamenco, shifting the direction of the series in a whole new direction.  You figured nothing would top that, right?  Right?

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