Episode Spotlight: Needless 13

  Storyboard & Director: 沼田誠也 (Seiya Numata) Animation Director: 坂井久太 (Kyuuta Sakai) Animation: 沼田誠也 (Seiya Numata), 坂井久太 (Kyuuta Sakai) It was late at night after a long week. Lying on the couch with my partner powering through a few episodes of anime,  my eyes were starting to close on their own as sleep overcame me. It was at this point…

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Daily Intake 28.01.11

⚫ Houkago no Pleiades will be in 4 episodes for a total of 25 minutes length and will be shown on youtube in HD! #1 ⚫ Nyantype magazine March issue is out! View a compilation of all this month’s posters here! Then there’s the Megami magazine posters compiled here. It’s always fun to pit them…

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Daily Intake 25.01.11

⚫ The new Keion character song singles have been a big success on the weekly oricon charts! Ui placed 5th, (13,000 copies), Jun 8th (12,000) and Nodoka 9th (12,000)! ⚫ Seiyuu unit LISP (featuring Asumi Kana, Hara Sayuri & Kataoka Azusa) will be starring in and singing the theme song for an upcoming TV anime…

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Freezing – Quick Impression

Freezing was a bit of an unknown for me going into this season. I’d seen the PV, which kick-started a mild anticipation, but beyond that I hadn’t really looked into it, either in terms of the staff involved or the original material. I basically just pinned it as the AT-X battle-ecchi anime of the season.…

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Rio Rainbow Gate 01 Impressions

Rio Rainbow Gate is one of the first new TV-anime of 2011 (yayy!!), but after watching its premier episode for 22 odd minutes, I can only hope that this isn’t a sign of things to come. You see, Rio Rainbow Gate, unsurprisingly, is seeping with mediocrity.   Ratings MOE: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ ERO: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ GAR: ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ LOL:…

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A Week in Otaku News 2 – Prepare for Third Impact

A visual guide to the week in anime/otaku news and distractions! Hopefully this new post format is useful and fun for people. Please comment to share your thoughts, observations, additions, corrections, et cetera! Let’s get a discussion going! I really want to know what people think of this post format, so I’m encouraged to continue…

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Mahou Sensei Negima!: Another World Special OVA: Magical Girl Yue

Ratings MOE: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ ERO: ⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪ GAR: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ LOL: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪   ‘Magical Girl Yue’ is the episode title of this latest entry in the Negima ‘Another World’ OVA series, which has been faithfully animating the manga story from the beginning of the magical world arc. It’s a special episode, not just because it’s awesome, but because…

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To Aru Majutsu no Index II Episode 08

Ratings MOE: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ ERO: ⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪ GAR: ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪ LOL: ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪   I can’t tell whether this is a weak episode of Index, or whether the other episodes of this second season simply make it look bad by comparison. I think I’ll go with the latter theory, because even if it didn’t feel up to scratch coming…

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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st

  The last couple of days have marked another step forward in the march of the booming Nanoha franchise: the long-awaited release of the 1st movie DVD! I’m reminded again at just how remarkable the Nanoha series really is, it has to be one of the greatest success stories for a side-character ever! No one…

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To Aru Majutsu no Index Episode 7

Ratings MOE: ◾◾◽◽◽ ERO: ◾◽◽◽◽ GAR: ◾◾◾◽◽ LOL: ◾◽◽◽◽   This was a powerful and exciting conclusion to what has been a thrilling arc from start to finish, and that’s something I don’t get to say about Index very often! But this second season has been on a roll so far. The previous arc was…

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