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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 9 Anime Review

toaru_hikuushi_e_no_koiuta-09-nanako-ariel-shizuka-sharon-funeral-flowers-graveyard-crying-farewell-sunset-sadThis week: how the cinematography aided in the visually magnificent episode plant planet of Space Dandy, thoughts on the resolution of Gotou’s girlfriend in Samurai Flamenco, remembering the first half of Magi, and trying to make sense of what Manaka lost in Nagi no Asukara.

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Winter 2014 – Week 8 Anime Review

inari_konkon_koi_iroha-07-inari-kon-angry-furious-fire-emotionalThis week: thoughts on whether to dislike or sympathize with Yukine in Noragami, why the confession scene in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha was exceptional, why Silver Spoon S2 works better as a sports anime, and recommending The Princess and the Pilot (Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku) for those watching Pilot’s Love Song (Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta)

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Winter 2014 – Week 6 Anime Review

noragami-06-kofuku-binbougami-kokki-fan-attack-stormsThis week: why the self-indulgent nature of anime and manga is mitigated in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, how the art style of KILL la KILL exhibits importance and extravagance, curious about the ending for Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, and why 12 episodes is too short for an anime like Noragami.

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Winter 2014 – Week 4 Anime Review

space_dandy-04-zombies-nurses-blood-horror-boobies-cleavage-fanservice-black_comedyThis week: how the subject of ‘change’ has resulted in no change or progress with Nagi no Asukara, why the disappointing fights mean a disappointing anime overall with Nobunagun,  the pleasant but subtle details of food in Wizard Barristers – Benmashi Cecil, and why zombie Dandy is smarter than regular Dandy in Space Dandy.

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12 Days of Anime (2013) – Day 4 – Unexpected Character Development in Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu

stella_jogakuin_koutouka_c3_bu-05-yura-determined-confident-character_development-protective_lensesWith an overabundance of moe, slice-of-life anime produced every year, it’s a real challenge for each show to distinguish and differentiate themselves from each other.  In a genre that is oversaturated in mediocrity, a series will be required to employ a significant amount of creativity, originality or innovation in order for it to stand above the rest.  Even if it can’t shake the label of ‘cute girls doing whatever’, an anime can achieve excellence through a variety of ways.  For some, it’s comedy (Love Lab) and for others, it’s chemistry (Yuyushiki).  But for Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu, an anime about an all-girls airsoft/survival games club, it was a brilliant display of character development and introspection that allowed the anime to distance itself from the median and become one of the better, more enjoyable anime of 2013.

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