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12 Days of Anime (2014) – Day 5 – Shingeki no Kyojin Picture Drama

shingeki_no_kyojin_picture_drama-02-bd_special-colossal_titan-armin-jean-eren-keith-sasha-chibi-comedy-panic-sweat_drop-eating-scoldingThe anime specials that are included as bonus materials on BDs and DVDs are frequently overlooked and underappreciated as individual anime. Yes, these specials are certainly subpar compared to their respective parent anime, but considering their limited animation budget and restrained writing, it’s unfair to categorize these shorts in the same venue as we do with TV anime. In fact, quite a few of these BD/DVD specials succeed as genuinely entertaining in spite of these restrictions, supplementing these serious TV anime with lighthearted comedy and mild fanservice. And if you want an example of an effective and rewarding BD/DVD special anime, look no further than the Shingeki no Kyojin Picture Drama, a 9-episode series with the main cast as chibi characters enduring constant hardships during their days in the military training program.

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Autumn 2014 – First Impressions (Part 2)

gugure_kokkuri_san-01-kohina-ramen-eating-chibi-looking_upThis post reviews: Magic Kaito 1412, Cross Ange, Sora no Method, Grisaia no Kajitsu, Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, and Gugure! Kokkuri-san.

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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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