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Tokyo Ghoul √A ‒ Episode 12

"Tokyo Ghoul was a deeply flawed, but wholly unique experience, and it went out as strong as it possibly could."
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Durarara!!×2 ‒ Episode 12

"There were so many matryoshka wheels spinning around in this season that the story ultimately seemed to be locked in place."
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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma GN 5

Food Wars! continues being chock-a-block with cliffhangers and competitions guaranteed to make you reluctant to put the book down once you've started reading. ― KFC and IHOP are not going to cut it when you've finished reading this volume of Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. From breakfasts to tempt even the least enthusiastic morning eater to fried chicken that will make you wish you could pull it out o...
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Kuroko's Basketball ‒ Episode 12

"This week on Kuroko's Basketball, get ready to have some feelings."
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Aldnoah.Zero ‒ Episode 24

"There is a better series laying somewhere amongst this content than what we actually got."
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The Rolling Girls ‒ Episode 12

"Rolling Girls wasn't great, but it deserved a better ending than this."
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GARO THE ANIMATION ‒ Episode 24

The adult-oriented fantasy action show comes to a close... for now.
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The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls ‒ Episode 11

“Alignment” is actually a major theme this week as Cinderella Girls pairs off its last aspiring idols and the combination couldn't be more mismatched."
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The List - 7 Manga for Monster Girl Lovers

First there were catgirls, then maids, then robot girls; presently, we live in the age of the monster girl. Here are seven shining examples of the genre. ― Supernatural romantic comedies have a strong, dedicated fanbase among both male and female readers. Commentary on its quality aside, Twilight was immensely popular and shone a light on a new sub-section of young adult novels. Vampire stories, inc...
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Log Horizon 2 ‒ Episode 25

"And Log Horizon comes to an end. Temporarily, I hope. Pretty please?"
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Shirobako ‒ Episode 24

"The final episode of Aerial Girls was delivered, the wrap party is over, and Shirobako ends with them. Or so it seems."
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Assassination Classroom ‒ Episode 11

"By introducing a character who can fight Koro Sensei on equal terms, the show forces itself to stop fooling around."
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ANNCast - Encyclopedia Brits-Ani-ca

Anime scholars extraordinaire Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements drop by the ANNCast clubhouse to discuss their new book, the monolithic behemoth known as The Anime Encyclopedia: Third Revised Edition. ― ANNCast Episode 221: Encyclopedia Brits-Ani-ca Get the Flash Player to see this player. Anime scholars extraordinaire Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements drop by the ANNCast clubhouse to discuss ...
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Death Parade ‒ Episode 12

Everybody get your hands up, it's the final episode of Death Parade!
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 405

"Tenten's mini arc comes to a close this week, and although the episode adheres to many of the same conventions as the previous two arcs, it features its own distinctive twists."
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Your Lie in April Episodes 1-22 Streaming

Your Lie in April paints adolescent love and musical performance in exuberant colors, and almost gets away with it, too. ― Your Lie in April is a beautiful show. That should be stated first, both because it's true, and because that's where the show itself begins. The first episode opens with a gorgeous, nearly wordless sequence of a girl chasing a cat through blooming spring flowers. Light piano sets...
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Log Horizon GN 1

Fans of the Log Horizon anime might find story questions answered more quickly in the first volume of this manga adaptation of the light novel. ― Log Horizon, like many a recent franchise, began its life as a series of light novels, in this case by Mamare Touno, before being adapted into both anime and manga. As might reasonably be expected, the difference in the adaptive mediums make each version a ...
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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ‒ Episodes 11 & 12

"What these episodes don't do is give the series a sense of finality, either in a thematic or a storytelling sense."
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KanColle ‒ Episode 12

"It's a bit of a stretch to call the ending of Kancolle a surprise, but it's certainly disappointing."
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The Testament of Sister New Devil ‒ Episode 12

"A distinct effort is made to wrap things up while still leaving plenty of room for the sequel."
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Review: The Anime Encyclopedia Third Revised Edition

The Anime Encyclopedia's third revision is an impressive achievement, steadfastly chronicling anime shorts, films, and series from 1917 through 2014. ― There is one thing that we can all agree on, hands down – The Anime Encyclopedia is one impressive piece of work. Co-written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy, this tome attempts to chronicle and catalog a century's worth of Japanese animation w...
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Gundam Build Fighters Try ‒ Episode 24

"All three main characters had powerful reasons to fight one-on-one with the Gunpla Academy members, making every stage of the battle interesting."
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Parasyte -the maxim- ‒ Episode 24

"Well, that was… an ending."
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The X Button - Havoc Heart

This week: an interview with Danganronpa writer Kazutaka Kodaka! Plus Breath of Fire, valkyries, rumors, and the link between Metal Gear and penguins. ― When was the last time a major game creator departed a big company? Keiji Inafune leaving Capcom? Koji Igarashi leaving Konami? Ken Levine leaving Irrational Games? Whatever it was, we're probably due for another one. That's why people are in a flut...
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Bleach DVD 24

Theron marathons the second half of a Bleach filler arc, but maybe it isn't all that bad. ― Volume 24 covers episodes 330-342, which constitutes the second half of the series' final filler arc: the Nozomi/Kageroza/Reigai story. It also marks Ichigo's last gasp as a Soul Reaper before being completely depowered; in fact, the arc actually resolves in episode 341, allowing for the entirety of 342 to be ...
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Yona of the Dawn ‒ Episode 24

"There are endings that wrap everything up in a nice little bow and endings that just sort of stop. Then there are those like Yona of the Dawn's final episode."
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Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! ‒ Episode 12

"This finale is packed to the brim with fast-paced action and hard-hitting revelations, but it never feels rushed."
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Let's Go To Tokyo: Days Five & Six

Bamboo spends her last couple days in Tokyo experiencing the fish market, a Love Live raffle, serene gardens, an enormous clock designed by Hayao Miyazaki, and more. ― My actual fifth day in Tokyo was spent at Anime Japan (you can see Part 1 and 2 for 600+ pictures from the event), but to be less confusing, I'm calling this post days five and six. I had a hankering for Daiwa Sushi while I was in Toky...
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Yurikuma Arashi ‒ Episode 11

"Yurikuma criticizes how the idea of salvation can be used to justify a life of suffering."
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Tales Of The Industry - Less Fanboying Is More

Justin's own story of being too much of a fanboy at his first industry job, and the conspiracy to get him fired. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. Some weeks will have anonymous tales contributed by current and former members of the industry, with details changed/removed to protect their jobs. Other weeks...
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Review: Rage of Bahamut: Genesis Episodes 1-12 Streaming

Based on the smash card game, Rage of Bahamut brings Hollywood style to the fantasy genre, but can it make it to the end on energy alone? ― MAPPA have been making quite a name for themselves recently. Founded in 2011 by Madhouse founder Masao Murayama, the studio has collaborated on two impressive Shinichiro Watanabe productions, Kids on the Slope and Terror in Resonance, as well as assisted Madhouse...
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Kamisama Kiss 2 ‒ Episode 11

"Most likely in the hopes of a third season, all chance of resolution to the Akura-oh storyline has been thrown out the window."
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Shelf Life - Spirits Away

Gabriella Ekens joins the Shelf Life family with a review of Gingitsune. Also this week, You're Being Summoned, Azazel. ― I'd like to welcome Gabriella Ekens to the Shelf Life team! I'm very excited to have her on board, as her writing and analysis about anime is some of the best I've ever had the pleasure to read. You can read her Winter 2015 daily streaming reviews of Maria the Virgin Witch, GARO ...
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Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road ‒ Episode 23

"The other characters' reactions to Onoda and Manami's actions keep the ongoing climb from getting tedious."
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Maria the Virgin Witch ‒ Episode 11

The true source of Maria's power problems is revealed in this penultimate episode, and Gabriella has a listen to Funimation's new broadcast dub!
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Yatterman Night ‒ Episode 11

"If there's a lesson to be taken out of this show, it's the perseverance of the human spirit in spite of all odds."
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Resident Evil Revelations 2

Capcom's horror sequel attempts to bring Resident Evil into the episodic age. Dave Riley, superfan of the original Revelations, investigates. ― For fans, Revelations 2 justifies its existence through its protagonists alone, Claire Redfield and Barry Burton, neither of whom have had more than a minigame cameo or light gun spinoff in a decade. Trapped on an abandoned island, Claire and Barry are paired...
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Let's Go To Tokyo: Day Four

Bamboo climbs Mt. Nokogiri and makes a few fuzzy feline friends in a day trip outside the city on day four. ― I've never been outside Tokyo's metropolitan areas before, so I was thrilled when Evan from PacSet told me he was taking a group to Mt. Nokogiri. Located in Chiba Prefecture, it's the site of the vast Nihon-ji temple area, known for its two large Daibutsu (large Buddha) sculptures. While the ...
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Gourmet Girl Graffiti ‒ Episode 11

"Either one of these stories would have been a chore to watch at around twenty minutes, but cutting them down to half that length keeps either one from wearing out its welcome."
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Kuroko's Basketball ‒ Episode 11

"I look forward to an episode where Kuroko does more than simply observe, and where the players are more than whatever the audience believes they are."
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CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon ‒ Episode 24

"While Rosalie and Hilda's effort to save and redeem Chris is far from the most important element of the story, it is the one thing that the episode does fully resolve."
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The Mike Toole Show - Damn Yankiis

Mike leaps on his chopper and checks his pompadour before diving into the world of anime about Japan's rapidly-disappearing motorcycle tough guy culture. ― I was totally supposed to go to Anime Japan this week, but a scheduling conflict kept me at home, so I've had to content myself with Bamboo's exhaustive reporting. Hey, these things happen. I'd like to hit the event next year, though. I want to ma...
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From the New World GN 7

From the New World's final volume suffers from some jumbled presentation of events and a mixed-up timeline at the very end, but is it a fitting conclusion? ― Endings are not easy. From the perspective of the reader, endings mean that it is time to say good-bye to a story and that it is now up to us to process the events of a tale and what, if anything, they might mean. For authors, endings are a chal...
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AnimeJapan 2015 - Part 2

Our photo tour of AnimeJapan concludes with a trip through the West Hall, featuring displays by Toei, Good Smile Company, ufotable and much more! ― If the East Hall (part one of our coverage) of Anime Japan 2015 wasn't overwhelming enough, there was an entire second hall with things to gawk at. Some ads in the hall for mobile provider NTT Docomo's anime streaming service, d Anime. Love Live! and Yowa...
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Durarara!!×2 ‒ Episode 11

"I don't know how you take material this apocalyptic and make it this drab, but DRRR x2 found a way, and it's a real bummer."
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Log Horizon 2 ‒ Episode 24

"I was already going to miss this show, but I won't complain about another episode or two demonstrating why."
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Aldnoah.Zero ‒ Episode 23

"The penultimate (or is it really?) episode of Aldnoah.Zero had so much going on that it could not even be bothered to use its opener."
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The Rolling Girls ‒ Episode 11

"This episode felt busy in a bad way, but hey, at least we got a bunch of great fights!"
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GARO THE ANIMATION ‒ Episode 23

"It's a return to the show's roots as an animated heavy metal album cover, and anyone who's into this show for its artistry will be satisfied."
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Shirobako ‒ Episode 23

"This episode combined everything that makes Shirobako great, tying it up into the perfect package."
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AnimeJapan 2015 - Part 1

Part I of our full report from AnimeJapan has over 500 photos from the show's East Hall, including Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, TMS and more! Merchandise, statues, professional cosplayers, prop replicas - this is it! ― Anime Japan is being held March 21 to 22 at Tokyo Big Sight, a convention center that anime fans are likely familiar with, even if they've never set foot in Tokyo. Home to trade shows like A...
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Sailor Moon Crystal ‒ Episode 18

"Hold on to your hats, everyone – this week on Sailor Moon Crystal the pretty guardians start to get it right."
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The List - 7 Things You Might Not Know About Hideaki Anno

A few things you might not have known about the man who told Shinji to get in the robot. ― There are few "household" anime names in the English speaking anime community: Hayao Miyazaki, Kunihiko Ikuhara, Osamu Tezuka, Shoji Kawamori, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Riyoko Ikeda, and Shotaro Ishinomori to name a few. Hideaki Anno is easily one of those names fans recognize as the creator of the Neon Genesis Evange...
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Umineko When They Cry Episode 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch Volume 3 GN 9

Umineko: When They Cry has been getting better with every arc, and with the end of episode four, it has really become difficult to put down. ― What is the difference between magic and imagination? How much belief does it take to make something real? As children many of us had imaginary friends, not unlike Maria's Sakutarou, and most of us probably had rituals that we believed would make things better...
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The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls ‒ Episode 10

Cinderella Girls turns in an inconsistent episode featuring three of the girls spinning off into their own group.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc ‒ Episode 11

"This was one of the tensest episodes of Stardust Crusaders yet, but it never loses its healthy sense of humor."
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Tokyo Ghoul √A ‒ Episode 11

"Kaneki is the bridge that burned, and now everyone else is going to burn along with him as the snow falls silently around them."
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Assassination Classroom ‒ Episode 10

"An acceptable placeholder, burning up some excess airtime in a reasonably pleasant manner."
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Death Parade ‒ Episode 11

The mysterious woman's backstory is fully revealed while Ginti makes an interesting final judgment on his two loiterers in the penultimate installment.
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Let's Go To Tokyo: Day Three

Bamboo visits Big Sight and Nakano Broadway... and takes a hard right to explore the sights, sounds and smells of Nakano itself, including the studio Golgo 13 built. ― The start of my third day wasn't exactly thrilling—I had to change hotels so that I could be closer to Tokyo Big Sight, where Anime Japan will be taking place this weekend. The upside is that it did give me the excuse to swing ove...
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Answerman - Shame And Atonement

This week, the aftermath of the Pokémon seizure incident, the aftermath of the Chage & Aska drug arrest, the aftermath of series not being streamed in certain countries. Plus, why more Western books don't get anime adaptations. ― It's been another busy week, so let's get right down to it... Nick asks: Some months ago, Shigeaki Miyazaki, better known as "Aska" of the duo Chage and Aska, was arrested ...
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Your lie in April ‒ Episode 22

"This is a story about teenagers wearing their big, messy hearts on their sleeves, and the show does that too. If that's what you want from an anime, it should leave you fully satisfied."
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ANNCast - Semicolon Science Spectacular

Zac, Hope and fan guest Lorenzo Pangelinan pour over the mysteries, the hype and oh the many catchphrases of the smash hit 2011 VN adaptation Steins;Gate. It's heavy! ― ANNCast Episode 220: Semicolon Science Spectacular Get the Flash Player to see this player. Zac, Hope and fan guest Lorenzo Pangelinan pour over the mysteries, the hype and oh the many catchphrases of the smash hit 2011 VN adaptation...
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Coppelion Complete Series BD+DVD

The controversial adaptation of the hit manga shows up on bluray, but is it worth your time investment? ― What happens when you attempt to condense two distinct story arcs covering eight volumes of manga into thirteen twenty-four minute episodes? Those of you who answered “nothing good” would not be far off, although this adaptation of Tomonori Inoue's manga of the same name is in no way a total loss...
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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ‒ Episode 10

The last girl in Saekano's harem arrives in an episode that attempts to turn the genre's fanservice on its head.
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 404

"Provides us with a compelling look into the mind of a secondary character who often gets the shaft in the main storyline, without skimping on the action."
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House of 1000 Manga - Vinland Saga

Shaenon sharpens her blade and gets ready for viking-on-viking violence in the epic historical drama Vinland Saga. ― Vinland Saga The Internet loves pirates as kitsch, but real pirates are noting to LOL about. A while back, my House compatriot Jason invited a friend to play a pirate-themed RPG, only to be told, “I hate pirates! Pirates boarded my family's boat to America! They killed people in front...
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Koimonogatari Blu-Ray 5

Monogatari's second season concludes with a tremendous arc that pits the great deceiver Kaiki against an angry god. ― As I've said before, Monogatari isn't just one consistent show - it is several very different shows, all of them awkwardly wound into a single production. Normally, that multiplicity reveals itself through the show's “brokenness” - an arc will be two thirds genius, one third garbage, ...
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Let's Go To Tokyo: Day Two

Bamboo makes the contractually-obligated journey to Akihabara, which has, to her delight, turned into a Love Live thunderdome. Maid cafes, anime shrines and more! ― Akihabara! Nerd mecca! If you're a video game and anime nerd, there is no feeling that can adequately replace stepping out of the Akihabara Electric Town station exit and seeing giant billboards advertising all of your passions on every i...
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Parasyte -the maxim- ‒ Episode 23

"After an excellent first couple arcs and questionable middle stretch, Parasyte is pulling itself together (no pun intended) for the ending."
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Gundam Build Fighters Try ‒ Episode 23

"Here was an episode that told us how great Gundam is, when it is much, much better at showing us."
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KanColle ‒ Episode 11

"KanColle is trying to juggle an awful lot of ideas here, and it'll take a deft hand to wrap everything up cleanly."
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The Testament of Sister New Devil ‒ Episode 11

"Don't you just hate it when you suddenly realize that the room you're standing in is actually part of the digestive system of a hellbeast?"
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Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! ‒ Episode 11

"After hinting at a deeper connection between Atsushi and Kinshiro all season, their checkered past is finally revealed."
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The X Button - Vita Signs

This week, Todd gives the Vita a checkup! Plus Nintendo on mobile devices, Kaio on nothing, and a dive into the depths of Data East! ― Nintendo recently announced a new partnership with mobile-game company DeNa, bringing us ever closer to a world where Nintendo titles show up on smartphones and tablets. It's a major development for this industry, so there's only one thing to do: talk about old Data ...
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Nisekoi: False Love Blu-Ray 2

The harem series trundles into its second set of 5 episodes, but has it broken out of the standard harem hijinks? ― Want to see the evidence of the impact that early Rumiko Takahashi romantic comedies like Urusei Yatsura and Ranma ½ are still having on anime today? Look no further than Nisekoi. While those two franchises may be utterly different stylistically than this one, the same basic formula is ...
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Let's Go To Tokyo: Day One

Bamboo is in Tokyo covering this weekend's AnimeJapan expo, but for the first few days, she's seeing the sights. Today: Harajuku, Tokyo Tower, a Butler cafe and more! ― One of the best parts about my job is that I've been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit over the years. Mostly it's within the U.S., which is fantastic enough as is, but every now and again, it's Japan. When I was asked, "Hey, can...
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Anime Spotlight - High School DxD BorN (Season 3)

Issei and company return with enough comedy and action to make you bust out cheering for your favorite Kuoh Academy students! ― High School DxD BorN (Season 3) Visit the Official Site › Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast Begins April 2015 (JST) Key Staff Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Daimidaler-The Sound Robot, Shattered Angels ) Series Composition: Takao Yoshioka (The Familiar ...
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Yurikuma Arashi ‒ Episode 10

After last episode's emphasis on Ginko and Yuriika, it's time to catch up with the rest of the cast. PLUS: Impressions of Funimation's new broadcast dub!
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Yona of the Dawn ‒ Episode 23

"The battle against Yan Kumji has ended, Yona and the pirates have saved the day, and now, plot-wise, it is time to move on and find that last pesky dragon."
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The Set List - Top 10 Bleach Theme Songs

With 366 episodes under its belt, Bleach has had a lot of great intros and outtros in its storied run. Which OPs and EDs stand above all the rest in the Soul Society? ― Some anime are long, some anime are longer, and a few anime are just the longest. When an anime gains enough steam to run for over a decade, it only seems fair to put in a class by itself for a musical countdown. With its beloved and...
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Maria the Virgin Witch GN 1

The anime is a hit, but is the first volume of the Maria the Virgin Witch manga just as good? ― Archangels. Valkyries. A succubus named after a virgin goddess and a witch named after the Virgin Mary. Welcome to the mythologically confused world of Masayuki Ishikawa's Maria the Virgin Witch, one of two manga set during Medieval European wars to come out in English in the early spring of 2015. (The oth...
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Interview: Hiroshi "Bamboo" Takeuchi, OVERDRIVE Producer

We sat down with OVERDRIVE and MangaGamer producer Hiroshi Takeuchi to grill him about the visual novel industry both in Japan and the US. ― Hiroshi "Bamboo" Takeuchi is a busy, busy man. When he isn't performing his duties as a producer for OVERDRIVE, a visual novel and eroge company responsible for hit games like Kira Kira, or as CEO of Japan Animation Contents Inc, he's literally performing as the...
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Kamisama Kiss 2 ‒ Episode 10

"Episode 10 is a rushed, if adequate, end to the Mount Kurama arc."
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Anime Spotlight - Seraph of the End

The Moon Demon Company will do all it can to save what's left of the human race from the Vampire invasion! ― Seraph of the End Visit the Official Site › Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast Begins April 2015 (JST) Key Staff Director: Daisuke Tokudo (Attack on Titian Episode Director (eps. 17,25), Guily Crown Episode Director (eps.5, 9, 21 ) ) ↑ Top Story Suddenly one day, the worl...
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Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road ‒ Episode 22

"Now this is the episode of Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road that we've been waiting for!"
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Maria the Virgin Witch ‒ Episode 10

"Maria's greatest strength isn't her magic, but her ability to encourage people to be their best possible selves."
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Yatterman Night ‒ Episode 10

"This episode of Yatterman Night is definitely one of the most engrossing the series produced in a while."
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Fairy Tail Part 14 BD+DVD

The Grand Magic Games arc of Fairy Tail is just getting underway, and there's an obvious, ominous sub-plot being carried out beneath the merriment. ― Tournament arcs, if not the staple of shounen action stories, are certainly a staple. Fairy Tail has traded in plenty of “X vs Y” battles before, but never actually delved into a formal tournament...until now. While it was mentioned and led up to in pre...
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Shelf Life - Devils Advocate

This week's new releases. Plus, a look at Devils & Realist, as well as the ultra scrappy Ben-To. ― Jump to this week's reviews: Ben-To Complete Collection BD, Devils and Realist Complete Collection BD. On Shelves This Week Bleach Uncut Set 24 DVD Viz - Hyb - MSRP $44.82Currently cheapest at: $27.94 Rakuten Synopsis: This set covers episodes 330 to 342, which finishes out season 15 and the anime-only...
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Anime Spotlight - Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku)

Eruna Ichinomiya has found the high school of her dreams. Is she ready to take on the challenges that come with it? ― Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) Visit the Official Site › Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast Begins April 2015 (JST) Key Staff Director: Tarou Iwasaki (Baki the Grappler, Ryoko's Case File) Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani (Free! Eternal Su...
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Gourmet Girl Graffiti ‒ Episode 10

"The execution may leave a lot to be desired, but this is one of the better story ideas that Gourmet Girl Graffiti has put forward."
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Kuroko's Basketball ‒ Episode 10

"This episode of Kuroko's Basketball gave us one of the closest, most fast-paced games yet."
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The List - 7 Tragically Unlicensed Shojo Anime

Everyone has a list of shows they'd love to see get licensed, and on most of those lists there are at least a few shojo series. Here are 7 of the most wanted. ― Next to sports anime, shojo are routinely left on the wayside during licensing pick ups. There are plenty of theories why. Older shojo series, including magical girl shows, have high episode numbers that cost more to produce. Things have got...
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CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon ‒ Episode 23

"Ange has always been the star and central character of the show, but for the first time in the series an episode is completely dominated by her will. And boy, is it fun to watch."
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The Rolling Girls ‒ Episode 10

"This episode had around four simultaneous stories going, and though none of them have quite combined yet, they're all moving forward in their own entertaining ways."

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