Spring 2015 Midterm Notes

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Somehow wearing more clothing only doubles Hestia’s sexiness.

Writing on a netbook sucks almost as much as watching anime on it, but beggars can’t be choosers. This time around I was lucky to have no blatantly bad shows in the mix, unless you count the already dropped not-Haruhi Haruhi anime whose only positive merit was making the last remaining Haruhists dream of a well oiled noose.
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Closing Thoughts on The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls (Cour 1)

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Somehow I was under the impression that Cinderella Girls would be running for two cours straight, but looks like this was all for now. So these are technically just half-way impressions. Split season broadcasting sucks.
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Spring 2015 Watchlist and First Impressions

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My overall impressions on this season.

Time to get this show on the road. Looks like Spring ’15 is an action-heavy season, and that’s certainly fine by me. In other news, I’m going to be moving down to the capital region later this week to get started on my new job, so expect more of sporadic posting.
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PSA: Home on the Range

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Who run Bartertown?

Don’t pronounce me dead just yet. I got back from my third visit to Japan a few days ago, and I’m still scrambling to try to deal with the anime backlog I managed to pile up in the mean time. Now, I’d like to make a little overview of the trip here before getting back to posting on cartoons, just for the sake of personal clarity.
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First Impressions on Highschool DxD BorN – Jiggly Jiggly Hell

Admittedly, watching my twitter feed transform into Hestia Channel 24 over the last couple days, I grew worried as to how the venerable DxD would respond to this sudden challenge. But I was shown the full extent of my folly, because ol’ Haremking promptly displayed it takes more than just one episode of boobage to teach your daddy how to fuck.
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First Impressions on Danmachi

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Closing Thoughts on Dog Days” – Orion’s Dog

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Waking up to the fact that it’s over.

The weekly speck of light that was Dog Days has ended once again. The third season wasn’t as strong as the second, as it prioritized introducing new characters and expanding the setting over focusing on the existing cast, and wound up biting more than it could chew with just a single cour. The action had some really slick and cool moments, but they went and served the most exciting story arc first which worked against the ones that followed. Although personally, I found the biggest disappointment to be the lack of another Shinku-Yukkii body swap episode.
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Closing Thoughts on Log Horizon 2 – The Final Adjustment

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Having to marathon the last five episodes, I was tempted to just rather call it quits. While the first half was the same tried and true stuff as the first season, the second cour of Log Horizon 2 was dominated by wishy-washy storytelling with some of the least interesting characters in the lead, and I didn’t expect it to recover. Thankfully the finale was able to remind me of the good times past.
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Closing Thoughts on Cross Ange – Itahime and the Jelly Factory

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The best Cross Ange.

Every now and then, as a critic I feel the need to readjust my tastes and senses to remain objective and on-par with the current level of excellence in Japanese animation, and like when calibrating scientific instruments, a zero-point measurement is needed. That’s where Cross Ange made its triumphant entré.
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Closing Thoughts on Death Parade and The Rolling Girls

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MFW The Rolling Girls’ finale.

Before tackling the Ange-Kraken, I might as well get these little ones out of the way. Both of these shows were surprisers, but only one truly held out to the end.
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