Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shirokuma Cafe - 46

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The big news is the news that isn't - still no Shirokuma-san ED.  The clock is ticking.

Bakuman 3 - 21

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Has that long-awaited moment family come?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kingdom - 38 (Season Finale)

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There’s something to be said for finishing a season with your best material ever.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Otoyomegatari - 28

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"Measuring Up"

Monday, February 25, 2013

Minami-ke Tadaima - 08

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Any way you slice it, a high-school dude chasing after a girl shouting “Eat my fresh vegetable stick!” is just plain wrong.

Little Busters! - 20

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Time for one last diversion before we likely stick to “route” episodes until the end of the first season, but this stand-alone episode might just have been more relevant that it first appears.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kingdom - 37


One-word review: Wang-Qi.

That is all.


Uchuu Kyoudai - 46

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Congratulations, Mutta Nanba - today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Hunter X Hunter 2011 - 68

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No matter how great Hunter X Hunter is, it can always be made just a little better by adding a little Hisoka to the mix.

Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster - 19

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Some may have been surprised at the events this week on Zetsuen no Tempest, but I think they were actually fairly predictable.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Shin Sekai Yori - 21

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What a remarkable and brutal series Shin Sekai Yori really is.

Chihayafuru 2 - 07

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Every time Taichi gets kicked in the gut, I have to fight the urge to double over myself.

Robotics;Notes - 18

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Robotics;Notes has got the mystery part down pretty much pat.

Kotoura-san - 07

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Among the many things I like about Kotoura-san, I have to give it full credit for this one - it continues to surprise me.

Psycho-Pass - 18

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There was drama both on-screen and off this week in the world of Psycho-Pass.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shirokuma Cafe - 45

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You just don't get enough good sophistry jokes in anime these days.

Shinkai Makoto's "Kotonoha no Niwa" Trailer

There's no one quite like Shinkai Makoto when it comes to visual impact.

Hyouge Mono–17-18

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Yup, still here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hunter X Hunter "Chimera Ant" Arc to be Animated

The big Hunter X Hunter announcement (I think the "shocking" was just a bad ANN translation) turned out to be not much of an announcement at all, though it's good news - "Chimera Ant" is going to be animated.  This can't be any surprise, though given the supposedly rough content confirmation is still nice to have. Expected or not this is a bit of a watershed moment, as this will be the first time the Madhouse adaptation ventures into entirely new territory for anime.

It seems as if the arc will air in the normal H x H timeslot (which may surprise some), starting April 21.  There was some notion that "Greed Island" would end the Winter season with "Chimera" starting immediately after, but it appears as if "Greed Island" will carry over into the Spring for a few weeks, which is good news in itself.  The announcement, as you can see, has a few of the character designs for the upcoming arc.