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Winter 2016 – Week 3 Anime Review

kono_subarashii_sekai_ni_shukufuku_wo-02-explosion-magic-giant_toad-color-light-animation-art-style-special_effectsFor Week 3: gushing about the setting of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, questioning Satoru’s treatment of Hiromi in Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, a personality shift with a positive cause in Dimension W, and highlighting the brilliant animation in Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

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Spring 2015 – Week 13 Anime Review

plastic_memories-13-isla-pajamas-happy-smile-looking_back-sunriseLast week: the vivid and dazzling display of emotions of Kumiko in Hibike Euphonium!, Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works demonstrating the necessity of an epilogue for an anime, questions regarding the Nagato of the Disappearance arc in Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu, and the best possible ending for Plastic Memories.

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Summer 2014 – First Impressions (Part 4)

yama_no_susume_2-01-kokona-hinata-aoi-kaede-comedy-camping-tent-sleeping_bags-laughingThis post reviews: Yama no Susume Second Season, Majimoji Rurumo, Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?, and Tokyo ESP.

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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 3 Anime Review

jojos_bizarre_adventure_stardust_crusaders-03-avdol-noriaki-jotaro-joseph-pose-awesome-kickass-adventure_startThis week: how altering one aspect of Captain Earth will greatly improve the anime, thoughts on why the setting is the best aspect of No Game No Life and how it makes it one of the best anime this season, rationalizing Chaika’s speech pattern in Hitsugi no Chaika and why it isn’t moe marketing and an example of visual details and symbolism in Ping Pong the Animation.

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Winter 2014 – First Impressions (Part 2)

toaru_hikuushi_e_no_koiuta-01-kal-claire-romance-fall-catch-water-wet-staring_into_eyesThis post reviews: Nobunagun, Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, Hamatora, and Hoozuki no Reitetsu.

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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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