Lengthy anime post ahead...

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Apparently this studio is experimenting with an anime app and released the whole season at once a la Netflix-style. It'll be interesting if this release model pans out for them..I think the anime pirates like it.
ReLIFE 1-13! the end. Initially thought that this would be a time-travel anime, but it's more of a science experiment that turns a young, jaded adult, Kaizaki Arata, from a 27 year old adult into a 17 year old high school student. He will redo a year in high school, but in his current time period. His appearance is the only thing that changed which becomes apparent when he comedically struggles in gym class. It's a cute anime with some comedy and shoujo-esque drama. The minamalistic background piano music is pretty fun to listen to. I also thought it was a nice nostalgic touch that every episode ended with a jpop song that would have been popular 10 years ago. ~8/10 rating The show spent a bit of time on Kariu's problems which slowed the pace down, and there was a drop in production quality. As a warning, the anime just ends after everyone becomes friendly. I guess viewers can read the manga to see what happens to Arata. Anyway, it was a cute shoujo anime.

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Orange 1! a group of high school friends get letters from their future selves telling them something in regards to a new transfer student. Girl falls in love with boy within the first episode...cue the eye roll. The show already reveals that Kakeru isn't with the group of friends in the future and that his (we can predict) death is preventable. Dropped because well, I spoiled myself below...

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Orange jmovie! saw that this was made into a live-action movie last year, and decided to check it out. As the anime hinted, the main female character, Naho, is a bit of a wimp. Even with a letter from her future self with a list of regrets and telling her what to do to save Kakeru, she stumbles with the letter. As a side note, a class in time travel and parallel worlds would have been awesome in high school. ~6/10 rating~ for a fairly predictable, sweet shoujo story. The movie was about 30 minutes too slow, but well-cast. Apparently giving your past self a note with a list of regrets doesn't help when your past self is a moron most of the time. She could have made the movie last 5 minutes if she pointed out that regret #1 was the most important step. It was predictable that the group was going to save Kakeru at the very last possible moment.

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Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan 1-15! is a funny 4 minute show airing during the week and then compiled on Sunday. Episodes 1-2 introduce us to Kusuo Saiki, a young high school boy with psychic, telepathy, telekinesis powers and his laid-back, kooky parents. Episodes 3 and on introduce us to his classmates and other people who are unaware of his powers.

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Mob Psycho 100 1-3! is another anime about a young high school boy with strong psychic powers. It is implied that he will explode or go 100% psycho one day. Unlike Saiki, Mob doesn't know how powerful he is. He is taken advantage of by a young adult who runs a exorcism business. His boss pretends to have powers and pretends to be teaching Mob. This anime has a fairly unique animation style that is very raw in its drawings. The mangaka is ONE who also wrote One Punch Man, so the humor is fairly fun to watch. By watching Mob and Saiki, you can see how two authors approach the same type of main character differently, but still humorously.

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Fukigen na Mononokean 1-2! also not on my list but looked cute. A young boy, Ashiya, starts high school by finding a fluffy animal on the side of the road that seems to suck out his energy to the point where he is missing days of school. He sees an ad for an exorcist, Abeno, who is hiring and calls him for an exorcism. The exorcist in a fashion similar to xxxHOLiC coerces the student into working for him. Episode 2 emphasized the fact thtat the Abeno prefers to work for money while the Ashiya has a soft heart. It's not quite that fun, so dropped.

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Servamp 1! is about a young, motherless boy (story didn't say anything about the father), who grows up to be good at everything. His classmates tend to pawn off school projects on him since he feels it's 'simpler' to do them on his own. He picks up a cat on the street who turns out to be a vampire. Another vampire attacks, the boy and cat form a 'servamp' contract. I think I would have liked this when I was 12. Dropped.

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91 Days 1-3! Ah ha, a mafia story. A young boy witnesses the murder of his parents and younger brother and years later, seeks revenge during the Prohibition era. Style and characters remniscent of Baccano, but there's no humor.

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Tales of Zestiria the X 0-3! Not on my initial list but I'm a sucker for big budget anime shows and ufotable's production. There's a sword in a stone, 'LadyLake', mysterious mist, a badass-looking dragon, a badass princess, swords and guns. The prologue episode with Princess Alisha won me over.. Episode 1 introduces the main character, Sorey, and his seraph friend, Mikeo, who explore old architecture and find the princess who wanders in after the dragon destroys her comrades and the nearby town. Not sure what's going on and not really interested in the rpg game, but it's very Final Fantasy-like, and still very well-made. The last 'Tales of' series was decent, and this looks pretty good. The original game opening has a catchy rockin' opening by Superfly. The anime has a decent opening by Flow, but the original is more badass.

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Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu 1-4! continues that tale of Arslan. Gieve and the man in the silver mask hunt down a legendary sword that belongs to the true king, but a group from the evil Church steal it away. Arslan and his army win another battle, but in episode 2, the king, Arslan's 'father', is able to escape on his own and tracks Arslan down. He orders him to raise an army of 50k which is supposedly a banishment. No worries as Arslan's friends decide to help him. This really needs a bigger budget.

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Bananya 1! is a 3-minute show. The banana cat bounces around looking cute.

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Magi: Sinbad no Bouken 9-13! the end of this season. In episode 9, Sinbad and his crew are trying to trade with a country that has precious metals. After technically defeating the king who also has a dungeon weapon, Sinbad gains another companion in the form of the king's enthusiastic son. Episode 11 starts their adventure in a country run by women. He is also able to draw up an alliance with them. Thus, the season ends with Sinbad trading with three elusive countries, and gaining a good number of new companions. ~7/10 rating for a good-natured adventure anime.
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Sailor Moon Crystal 31-39! the end of this season. Got to hand it to Usagi and Mamoru for talking about Uranus and Michiru in a open manner. Kudos to Chibi-Usa for setting them up. And it's nice that they have new vocals for the opening and a new character song for the ending. Tuxedo Kamen's ending theme is amusingly bad. Despite the occasional drop in animation quality, the quality is still better than the previous two seasons and the story content is still true to the manga. It's a darn shame that Professor Tomoe does not have the maniacal laughter he had in the original anime. He's bland in this series. ~8/10 rating~ for the nice upgrade in this anime and decent production of the manga. The original anime actually did a better job on the character development with this arc especially with Professor Tomoe.

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Boku no Hero Academia 4-13! the end of season one. In the first few episodes, we learn about the students and teachers. Midoriya and Bakugo get to face off, and in their own way, reconcile. Hopefully, they mature beyond the crybaby and bully personalities in the next season. The climax of the season is when a group of villians infiltrate the school to kill off All Might, the No. 1 symbol of peace. ~7/10 rating~ the anime did not live up to the hype as most of the characters had cookie-cutter anime personalities and the plot again, we've seen before and done better before. Naruto, Soul Eater, Shingeki no Kyojin all had more unique school settings. And One-Punch Man and Tiger & Bunny had much more amusing hero vs. villian worlds. On the positive side, this had no competition in the genre this season, and each episode flew by quickly.

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Flying Witch 4-12! the end. There's no conflict or climax to this anime. It's a nice slice-of-life anime to put on in the background while doing something else. If Harry Potter was about Harry living in the country occasionally learning a bit of magic, you'd have this. ~6/10 rating~ for simple and cute, but wouldn't want to watch reruns.

Magi: Sinbad no Bouken 1-8! Sinbad had his own manga and OVA spinoff and now has a proper tv series. This is good, because he was one of the more powerful and charismatic characters in Magi. We already know from the original Magi series that Sinbad captures seven Dungeons, so it's fun to watch a show where we know the hero will win big. Episode 1 shows us how his father dies and episode 2-3 is a rehash of the ONA where Sinbad conquers his first dungeon. 4-6 is about his capture of the Dungeon at Imuchakk. Sinbad learns about the trade business from the King of Balbadd in episodes 7-8.

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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder OVA 1-2! I had forgotten about these movies. This takes place after the Book of Circus arc. The Queen orders Ciel to host a banquet for a lord and several other high-class nobles during which several murders take place. This is the mangaka's fanfiction-like take on a Sherlock Holmes mystery in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a Jeremy Brett-like character star. Like a Sherlock mystery, a lot of emphasis is place on the explanation of how the murders were done. ~7/10 rating~ There were definitely some slow spots in this so-so story. The viewers would never believe Sebastion was dead, so the suspense or mystery never built up. Looking forward to movie, Book of the Atlantic, since this was one of the stronger story arcs from the manga....but sad that it won't be out until 2017.

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Bakemono no Ko (The Boy and the Beast) jmovie! Also got around to watching this movie directed by Mamori Hosoda (Wolf Children). It seems that this is takes place in the same world as the Wolf Children. A young boy finds himself a student of a lazy beast in the Beast World. Both boy and beast mature and become stronger in many ways. ~7/10 rating~ Fun, but forgettable movie. The antagonist, the Sasuke-like character, was too predictable.

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Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 4-5! the end of the OVA/movies. The tv series ended in 2008, so having these OVAs released on a rather uneven schedule slowly afterwards killed much of the hype surrounding the series. On the other hand, the quality of the production is quite stunning to watch. If that's what took them so long to release the episodes, it may have been worth it to get the visual candy. The mech battles were great despite me not liking the mechs-on-skates design.The plot and characters were not as strong. They really could have trimmed much of the complexity and the number of characters. The last two episodes showed us the contrast between Shaing's geass and Leila's geass and their affect on Akito. It also ended the war between EU and Brittania. Joining the gypsies seems more like fanservice than actual character development, so those last scenes were rather odd in the scheme of things. ~7/10 rating~ for some lovely mech fights. While the whole arc seemed to parallel the original Code Geass story, the story and characters weren't as compelling.
Didn't one season anime used to last 11-12 episodes?

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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus 7-10! the end. Ciel and Sebastian confront the man guilty of kidnapping and torturing the children. He has indirect ties to Ciel's past. The circus people attack the Phantomhive mansion but are confronted by the Phantomhive servants. The humor and dark aspects of the show are showcased. The servants are pretty brutal and kill all the circus people that attack. Sebastian burns the perverted guy's house, kills the circus doctor and Joker...and the drugged up zombie children. ~9/10 rating~ for this delightfully twisted arc. While sad, I thought it appropriate that Ciel goes to the orphanage to find that the circus people were supporting the pervert's deeds for nothing. I hope they animate the future manga arcs; no fillers please.

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Love Stage 7-10! the end. After Izumi is rejected by the manga publisher, Izumi sulks in Ryouma's place. Ryouma being the nice guy that he is, doesn't take advantage and helps him get his life back together. Izumi is then encouraged to debut as an idol...zzz....He then realizes that he loves Ryouma, smut happens, the end. This BL anime was kinda cute. The main characters pretty much acted on their own without too much waffling and Izumi even fought off some perverts on his own. The character design was bland (actually ugly in my opinion), but the production was consistent and better than most anime. ~7/10 rating for a short, sweet boy meets boy story.

Sailor Moon Crystal 5! Sailor Jupiter's episode was pretty nice. Makoto is a more interesting character than the others.

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Hanamonogatari 1-5! wraps up Kanbaru Suruga's story. A former middle school rival comes out as a 'devil' who is 'helping' people, and Kanbaru figures out her true motive. She also sorta resolves her feelings towards her mother and Araragi. Kaiki has a small cameo...which means he didn't die. And Araragi plays a small part...which means he also survived after graduation. Like the previous stories, Kanbaru's arc has a pretty satisfying conclusion.

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Magi: Sinbad no Bouken OVA 1-2! is about young Sinbad conquering his first dungeon. His story isn't too original-- a young boy born to poor parents who is good and beloved by everyone is pushed into joining the army so that he can get the power in the dungeon to help fight against tyrannical rulers. Oh yeah, his father passed away and his mother is sick. Even though Sinbad's story is as cliche as it gets, he is still a likable character.

The new Juuni Kokuki illustration for the exhibit and new artbook (released 7/31/14) is really beautiful. Unfortunately, from the review on amazon.jp, the artbook only contains artwork to 2006 and mostly b&w illustrations; not the new illustrations from the re-released novels.
Didn't one season anime used to last 11-12 episodes?

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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus 7-10! the end. Ciel and Sebastian confront the man guilty of kidnapping and torturing the children. He has indirect ties to Ciel's past. The circus people attack the Phantomhive mansion but are confronted by the Phantomhive servants. The humor and dark aspects of the show are showcased. The servants are pretty brutal and kill all the circus people that attack. Sebastian burns the perverted guy's house, kills the circus doctor and Joker...and the drugged up zombie children. ~9/10 rating~ for this delightfully twisted arc. While sad, I thought it appropriate that Ciel goes to the orphanage to find that the circus people were supporting the pervert's deeds for nothing. I hope they animate the future manga arcs; no fillers please.

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Love Stage 7-10! the end. After Izumi is rejected by the manga publisher, Izumi sulks in Ryouma's place. Ryouma being the nice guy that he is, doesn't take advantage and helps him get his life back together. Izumi is then encouraged to debut as an idol...zzz....He then realizes that he loves Ryouma, smut happens, the end. This BL anime was kinda cute. The main characters pretty much acted on their own without too much waffling and Izumi even fought off some perverts on his own. The character design was bland (actually ugly in my opinion), but the production was consistent and better than most anime. ~7/10 rating for a short, sweet boy meets boy story.

Sailor Moon Crystal 5! Sailor Jupiter's episode was pretty nice. Makoto is a more interesting character than the others.

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Hanamonogatari 1-5! wraps up Kanbaru Suruga's story. A former middle school rival comes out as a 'devil' who is 'helping' people, and Kanbaru figures out her true motive. She also sorta resolves her feelings towards her mother and Araragi. Kaiki has a small cameo...which means he didn't die. And Araragi plays a small part...which means he also survived after graduation. Like the previous stories, Kanbaru's arc has a pretty satisfying conclusion.

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Magi: Sinbad no Bouken OVA 1-2! is about young Sinbad conquering his first dungeon. His story isn't too original-- a young boy born to poor parents who is good and beloved by everyone is pushed into joining the army so that he can get the power in the dungeon to help fight against tyrannical rulers. Oh yeah, his father passed away and his mother is sick. Even though Sinbad's story is as cliche as it gets, he is still a likable character.

The new Juuni Kokuki illustration for the exhibit and new artbook (released 7/31/14) is really beautiful. Unfortunately, from the review on amazon.jp, the artbook only contains artwork to 2006 and mostly b&w illustrations; not the new illustrations from the re-released novels.
Alrighty, finishing up on the last season before I post about the new season.

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Magi 23-25! the end of season one. Another anime which veered off and gathered way too many random bad guys to fight the good guys in one huge battle for no reason. Ali baba's personality grated on my nerves throughout the series and Aladdin seemed to be 'powerless' at inconvenient times. And Sinbad wasn't as interesting as he should have been until the end. Morgiana was the only highlight of the show. Go girl power! ~6/10 rating~ They did show some interesting characters at the end, but it is unlikely that I will watch the next season.

Senyu. 13! the end of season one. Plot twist...the end. Not worth watching, but the first couple episodes were fun. It got dull when they tried to create a real plot. ~7/10 rating

Hunter x Hunter 2013 75! Love the massively positive attitude Gon has after getting his hand blown off. And the good guy viewpoint towards their opponents. After that, Gon, Killua and Biscuit win the Greed Island game....the end of that arc. One more arc to go. I wonder if they'll draw it out to an even 100 episodes?

Chihayafuru S2 13-14! It's a high tension match against the girls' team, but Mizusawa prevails.
Alrighty, finishing up on the last season before I post about the new season.

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Magi 23-25! the end of season one. Another anime which veered off and gathered way too many random bad guys to fight the good guys in one huge battle for no reason. Ali baba's personality grated on my nerves throughout the series and Aladdin seemed to be 'powerless' at inconvenient times. And Sinbad wasn't as interesting as he should have been until the end. Morgiana was the only highlight of the show. Go girl power! ~6/10 rating~ They did show some interesting characters at the end, but it is unlikely that I will watch the next season.

Senyu. 13! the end of season one. Plot twist...the end. Not worth watching, but the first couple episodes were fun. It got dull when they tried to create a real plot. ~7/10 rating

Hunter x Hunter 2013 75! Love the massively positive attitude Gon has after getting his hand blown off. And the good guy viewpoint towards their opponents. After that, Gon, Killua and Biscuit win the Greed Island game....the end of that arc. One more arc to go. I wonder if they'll draw it out to an even 100 episodes?

Chihayafuru S2 13-14! It's a high tension match against the girls' team, but Mizusawa prevails.

Backlog

Mar. 17th, 2013 06:50 pm
xxxHOLiC jdrama 3! was actually fairly scary. And drama Watanuki has a mother...which I don't recall manga Watanuki having.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 70-71! Gon, Killua ad Hisoka team up to beat Razor. It's very cute.

Minami-ke Tadaima 10-11! kotatsu time, eating out and pajama party....snow, christmas and another song from Hosaka.

Magi 21-22! It was getting a little tedious until Hakuryuu broke down and started bawling. Morgiana then obtains the power to use her magical metal item.

Hakkenden 9-10! Cute filler episode about Hamaji's first day at an all-girls school, and we finally meet Sousuke's other half.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 10! So speeding through history, a new Church is developed through pie! And a printing press is used. If this were a 20 episode series, I'd consider dropping it right now. It's lost a bit of the charm that it had in the beginning. Too many random topics getting thrown about.

Chihayafuru S2 9-10! Hey, Arata gets his own episode! He relearns the significance of team competition. Nice cliffhanger. Chihaya's team then plays a group of students who use karuta for as a tool for strengthening their memorization skills.

Senyu. 9-10! Masochistic cat character enters the jail cell. And then some more 'bad' guys come.

Zetsuen no Tempest 21-22! Hakaze learns who Aika's murderer is. Not very surprising at all.

Backlog

Mar. 17th, 2013 06:50 pm
xxxHOLiC jdrama 3! was actually fairly scary. And drama Watanuki has a mother...which I don't recall manga Watanuki having.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 70-71! Gon, Killua ad Hisoka team up to beat Razor. It's very cute.

Minami-ke Tadaima 10-11! kotatsu time, eating out and pajama party....snow, christmas and another song from Hosaka.

Magi 21-22! It was getting a little tedious until Hakuryuu broke down and started bawling. Morgiana then obtains the power to use her magical metal item.

Hakkenden 9-10! Cute filler episode about Hamaji's first day at an all-girls school, and we finally meet Sousuke's other half.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 10! So speeding through history, a new Church is developed through pie! And a printing press is used. If this were a 20 episode series, I'd consider dropping it right now. It's lost a bit of the charm that it had in the beginning. Too many random topics getting thrown about.

Chihayafuru S2 9-10! Hey, Arata gets his own episode! He relearns the significance of team competition. Nice cliffhanger. Chihaya's team then plays a group of students who use karuta for as a tool for strengthening their memorization skills.

Senyu. 9-10! Masochistic cat character enters the jail cell. And then some more 'bad' guys come.

Zetsuen no Tempest 21-22! Hakaze learns who Aika's murderer is. Not very surprising at all.

Naptime?

Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:57 pm
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Chihayafuru S2 7-8! A quick lead-up to the Nationals. The karuta club lets the school band use their 2nd floor as storage. Kana explains the meaning of the show's title to Chihaya...haha. They start the tournament playing a team of 'foreigners'...uh oh for the silly stereotyping there.

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Hakkenden 8! The Snow Princess story was really pretty...though a tad aimless. Good to see so many pretty characters gathering around Shino. The singing snow blobs were cute in their own creepy way.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 69! Dodgeball!

Minami-ke Tadaima 9! movies and how much is a little bit....

Magi 19-20! The scandal with the princess of Kou was terribly drawn out. Aladdin, Alibaba, the prince of Kou and Morgiana head into another dungeon after a quick training session. The recent episodes haven't been very good.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 9! A little puzzling that the Hero allowed the Servant to get whipped and beaten....but she does pull off an impressive speech as the Scholar. It seemed like this would be a story about the hypocrisy of the Church...until they got to the scene with the blue people and then the extra scene with the reincarnations?

Zetsuen no Tempest 20! Finally, Hakaze does something useful; goes back into the past and finds Aika. 

Naptime?

Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:57 pm
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Chihayafuru S2 7-8! A quick lead-up to the Nationals. The karuta club lets the school band use their 2nd floor as storage. Kana explains the meaning of the show's title to Chihaya...haha. They start the tournament playing a team of 'foreigners'...uh oh for the silly stereotyping there.

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Hakkenden 8! The Snow Princess story was really pretty...though a tad aimless. Good to see so many pretty characters gathering around Shino. The singing snow blobs were cute in their own creepy way.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 69! Dodgeball!

Minami-ke Tadaima 9! movies and how much is a little bit....

Magi 19-20! The scandal with the princess of Kou was terribly drawn out. Aladdin, Alibaba, the prince of Kou and Morgiana head into another dungeon after a quick training session. The recent episodes haven't been very good.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 9! A little puzzling that the Hero allowed the Servant to get whipped and beaten....but she does pull off an impressive speech as the Scholar. It seemed like this would be a story about the hypocrisy of the Church...until they got to the scene with the blue people and then the extra scene with the reincarnations?

Zetsuen no Tempest 20! Finally, Hakaze does something useful; goes back into the past and finds Aika. 
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 67-68! Gon, Killua and Biscuit find that Genthru's group has almost collected all the cards. They team up with several other people to find the missing cards. Volleyball and Razor next...yes! Their encounter with Hisoka is again disturbing.

Minami-ke Tadaima 7-8! sleepover and sushi. Hosoka sings about barbeque and veggies in episode 8. <3

Magi 18! Training time. Sinbad introduces his generals.

Hakkenden 6-7! Shino travels to a village with mysterious deaths. Sosuke follows. and is confronted by someone from the past. The demon brothers follow to provide comedic relief. Cute arc with a monkey dog which kinda reminded me of Natsume Yuujinshou, but there was no closure with the long-haired guy and his grudge. (Looked up the manga and found that there is 13 volumes and then a hiatus in the series....ugh)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 7-8! wondering what happened to the Hero's search for the Mage. Anyway, the Demon King returns to the demon realm to renew her status. The Hero makes a deal with the Merchant. Evil plots come to light.

Chihayafuru S2 6! Despite all the drama leading to the end of the match, it ends as all dramatic matches end...when it's not a young shounen genre series. If you want to see main characters who consistently win, it's the young boys series to go to. I did enjoy the aw-Taichi moment at the end.

Senyu. 6-8! Where's Waldo? They end up in jail.

Zetsuen no Tempest 18-19! zzz...too close to the end to drop this now.
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 67-68! Gon, Killua and Biscuit find that Genthru's group has almost collected all the cards. They team up with several other people to find the missing cards. Volleyball and Razor next...yes! Their encounter with Hisoka is again disturbing.

Minami-ke Tadaima 7-8! sleepover and sushi. Hosoka sings about barbeque and veggies in episode 8. <3

Magi 18! Training time. Sinbad introduces his generals.

Hakkenden 6-7! Shino travels to a village with mysterious deaths. Sosuke follows. and is confronted by someone from the past. The demon brothers follow to provide comedic relief. Cute arc with a monkey dog which kinda reminded me of Natsume Yuujinshou, but there was no closure with the long-haired guy and his grudge. (Looked up the manga and found that there is 13 volumes and then a hiatus in the series....ugh)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 7-8! wondering what happened to the Hero's search for the Mage. Anyway, the Demon King returns to the demon realm to renew her status. The Hero makes a deal with the Merchant. Evil plots come to light.

Chihayafuru S2 6! Despite all the drama leading to the end of the match, it ends as all dramatic matches end...when it's not a young shounen genre series. If you want to see main characters who consistently win, it's the young boys series to go to. I did enjoy the aw-Taichi moment at the end.

Senyu. 6-8! Where's Waldo? They end up in jail.

Zetsuen no Tempest 18-19! zzz...too close to the end to drop this now.
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Hakkenden 5! It's the new moon and while Sosuke is sleeping, Shino stumbles into a part of the house with some new characters; Snake! Pretty.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 66! Killua is cute showing off at the Hunter Exam. He quickly returns and they decide to stop training and win the game. The other characters are getting near the end, too. I think there was a point in the first version of the anime where the OVA dropped in quality. Glad to see that in this time around, the production is still good. It's interesting that the first series used 81 episodes to reach this point while the new series is on 66.

Minami-ke Tadaima 6! Kana acting cute, girls at the beach, Mako-chan

Magi 17! the end of the first arc. Ali baba saves Kassim's soul, Aladdin has the power to see dead people, Sinbad conveniently gets his magic devices back after everything is about wrapped up. The pacing of the storylines is a bit fast. You aren't allowed to linger on the horrors of Kassim's childhood too long.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 6! The hero returns to help win a war. Plenty of off-screen carnage to be had.

Chihayafuru S2 5! Finals of the high school competition.

Senyu. 5! The sarcastic soldier steps in to take on the loli-soldier and blood-thirsty hero.

Zetsuen no Tempest 17! Yoshino's girlfriend is finally revealed.
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Hakkenden 5! It's the new moon and while Sosuke is sleeping, Shino stumbles into a part of the house with some new characters; Snake! Pretty.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 66! Killua is cute showing off at the Hunter Exam. He quickly returns and they decide to stop training and win the game. The other characters are getting near the end, too. I think there was a point in the first version of the anime where the OVA dropped in quality. Glad to see that in this time around, the production is still good. It's interesting that the first series used 81 episodes to reach this point while the new series is on 66.

Minami-ke Tadaima 6! Kana acting cute, girls at the beach, Mako-chan

Magi 17! the end of the first arc. Ali baba saves Kassim's soul, Aladdin has the power to see dead people, Sinbad conveniently gets his magic devices back after everything is about wrapped up. The pacing of the storylines is a bit fast. You aren't allowed to linger on the horrors of Kassim's childhood too long.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 6! The hero returns to help win a war. Plenty of off-screen carnage to be had.

Chihayafuru S2 5! Finals of the high school competition.

Senyu. 5! The sarcastic soldier steps in to take on the loli-soldier and blood-thirsty hero.

Zetsuen no Tempest 17! Yoshino's girlfriend is finally revealed.
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 65! Gon continues to train while Killua returns to the real world to pass the Hunter exam. The Bomber's deceit comes to light. The tutorial omake?....oh Gon.

Minami-ke Tadaima 5! Fujioka gets advice from Akira. Fortunately, he is not as hopeless as Hosaka.

Magi 16! It appears that Sinbad should have an immense amount of power and magic, but plotwise, it's better that he doesn't show his hand...kinda a big plothole there. Anyway, Aladdin comes back to help Ali baba defeat Kassim who has turned into a dark djinn.

Hakkenden 4! So the monks think it is smart to go after demon-powered humans with bow and arrows. Still in it for the squee-inducing fanservice. :)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 5! It's New Years, and the hero visits after being away for a year.

Chihayafuru S2 4! Taichi-centric episode as they continue the high school tournament.

Senyu. 4! A blood-thirsty hero appears; Foyfoy. :)

Zetsuen no Tempest 16! zzz...
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 65! Gon continues to train while Killua returns to the real world to pass the Hunter exam. The Bomber's deceit comes to light. The tutorial omake?....oh Gon.

Minami-ke Tadaima 5! Fujioka gets advice from Akira. Fortunately, he is not as hopeless as Hosaka.

Magi 16! It appears that Sinbad should have an immense amount of power and magic, but plotwise, it's better that he doesn't show his hand...kinda a big plothole there. Anyway, Aladdin comes back to help Ali baba defeat Kassim who has turned into a dark djinn.

Hakkenden 4! So the monks think it is smart to go after demon-powered humans with bow and arrows. Still in it for the squee-inducing fanservice. :)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 5! It's New Years, and the hero visits after being away for a year.

Chihayafuru S2 4! Taichi-centric episode as they continue the high school tournament.

Senyu. 4! A blood-thirsty hero appears; Foyfoy. :)

Zetsuen no Tempest 16! zzz...
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Magi 15! Black butterflies feed the people negative energy causing them to riot. Kassim sacrifices himself to a darker power. Ugo says goodbye to Aladdin.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 3! the world widens as new characters are introduced. The hero finds one of his companions at a convent and the demon king introduces her to the potato.

Chihayafuru S2 2! The new guy has a great 'evil' look. The new girl's angst is tedious.

Senyu. 2! I guess I'm watching the 4 minute version of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, too. The hero, Alba, and his companion meet the Demon King.

Zetsuen no Tempest 14! New opening theme song...bland music, but interesting visuals. Yoshino and Hakaze meet a boy claiming to be the mage of Exodus, someone to oppose Hakaze. He turns out to be a wimp despite the power he has. Much of the episode was wasted on Samon blabbing; he is turning out to be comedic relief.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 63! more training

Minami-ke Tadaima 3! Water/time, baths, donuts, maid outfits
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Magi 15! Black butterflies feed the people negative energy causing them to riot. Kassim sacrifices himself to a darker power. Ugo says goodbye to Aladdin.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 3! the world widens as new characters are introduced. The hero finds one of his companions at a convent and the demon king introduces her to the potato.

Chihayafuru S2 2! The new guy has a great 'evil' look. The new girl's angst is tedious.

Senyu. 2! I guess I'm watching the 4 minute version of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, too. The hero, Alba, and his companion meet the Demon King.

Zetsuen no Tempest 14! New opening theme song...bland music, but interesting visuals. Yoshino and Hakaze meet a boy claiming to be the mage of Exodus, someone to oppose Hakaze. He turns out to be a wimp despite the power he has. Much of the episode was wasted on Samon blabbing; he is turning out to be comedic relief.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 63! more training

Minami-ke Tadaima 3! Water/time, baths, donuts, maid outfits

Monday!

Jan. 14th, 2013 09:15 pm
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 62! Gon and Killua start playing the game while Biscuit watches nearby frustated by their incompetence. It's still funny the second time around. :)

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Minami-ke Tadaima 2! are Touma and Makoto-centric. The gender-humor is pretty thoughtful..though, feminists should be warned away from the show.

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 2! Like in Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, these characters have no names. The Demon Queen and Hero start their plan for peace in a small village. The Queen pretends to be a scholar and tries to educate the village on how to maximize their crops. The romance between the two is nice. The drop in animation quality is not so nice.

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Magi 14! Alibaba convinces the king to abdicate the throne, and wants to turn the country into a democracy. He then tries to convince the people of his idea, but opposition comes a lurking. It's nice that Alibaba had finally grown a backbone.

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Hakkenden 2! Yes!! No drop in quality here. The pretty boyz are still pretty; guilty pleasure anime. I am impressed by the care they took in drawing Shino's messy hair. We learn that Shino will never grow old. More plot points are hinted at...but the dog scene? Cute! I like the kitsunes, too.

Monday!

Jan. 14th, 2013 09:15 pm
Photobucket
 
Hunter x Hunter 2013 62! Gon and Killua start playing the game while Biscuit watches nearby frustated by their incompetence. It's still funny the second time around. :)

Photobucket
 
Minami-ke Tadaima 2! are Touma and Makoto-centric. The gender-humor is pretty thoughtful..though, feminists should be warned away from the show.

Photobucket
 
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 2! Like in Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, these characters have no names. The Demon Queen and Hero start their plan for peace in a small village. The Queen pretends to be a scholar and tries to educate the village on how to maximize their crops. The romance between the two is nice. The drop in animation quality is not so nice.

Photobucket
 
Magi 14! Alibaba convinces the king to abdicate the throne, and wants to turn the country into a democracy. He then tries to convince the people of his idea, but opposition comes a lurking. It's nice that Alibaba had finally grown a backbone.

Photobucket
 
Hakkenden 2! Yes!! No drop in quality here. The pretty boyz are still pretty; guilty pleasure anime. I am impressed by the care they took in drawing Shino's messy hair. We learn that Shino will never grow old. More plot points are hinted at...but the dog scene? Cute! I like the kitsunes, too.

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