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Gintama ‒ Episode 319

"Now that all the key players have arrived on the titular planet, one of the biggest battles in Gintama history is primed to take place."
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Fuuka ‒ Episodes 1-4

"Overall, Fuuka's first four episodes are a drawn-out start to this simple-seeming story."
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ‒ Episode 40

"Even if I don't want to accept the circumstances leading up to this episode, I still couldn't take my eyes off it."
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 75

"This episode is kicking off yet another two-parter, which at this point is getting a little tiring."
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Interviews with Monster Girls ‒ Episodes 1-3

"As long as you don't mind its laid-back attitude, this looks like a very promising series."
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March comes in like a lion ‒ Episode 14

"March is still a compelling show, but it can't help but seem overshadowed by the greater show it could have been."
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ClassicaLoid ‒ Episode 15

"This week, ClassicaLoid delves into Sousuke's insecurities and develops him beyond just a one-note comic relief character."
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The Mike Toole Show - Binge Benefits

Mike weighs the pros and cons of binge watching, the act of watching entire anime series (or huge chunks of episodes) all at once. Is the binge good, or is the binge bad? ― Every January, I visit Arisia, a science fiction convention here in Boston. For me, it's a fun change of pace – the convention is smaller and lower-key than the anime events I appear at, and while I'm on the speaking program, the ...
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Seiren ‒ Episodes 1-3

"Seiren's weirdness is ultimately its most notable quality."
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Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga ‒ Episodes 1-3

"In addition to setting the stage for the Eyes of the Impure King, this first act of the new season is primarily focused on restoring and developing Rin's relationships with his fellow Exorcists."
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Big Order GN 1

Big Order's anime version may have been one of last year's biggest critical and popular bombs, but does the original manga fare any better? Rebecca Silverman finds out. ― Big Order is the third of Sakae Esuno's manga to be released in English, and readers may have noticed a trend: with each series, the story gets more complicated and bizarre as the storytelling gets looser. The basic themes within Bi...
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Saga of Tanya the Evil ‒ Episodes 1-3

"Overall, these first three episodes have the definite capacity to forcefully turn some viewers away, but absolutely everything about them clicks for me."
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Aoharu x Machinegun GNs 1-2

The anime may have been tragically DOA, but is the original manga of this uniquely airsoft-driven shojo title worth checking out? Rebecca Silverman investigates. ― Aoharu x Machine Gun is that rare story that doesn't conform to one specific subgenre. Ostensibly this is a shounen action tale, but with its female protagonist (mistaken for a male, a la Ouran High School Host Club), surprising lack of vi...
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The List - 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sailor Moon

With the Sailor Moon R movie now in theaters, it's the perfect time to revisit this Classic List and learn some new things about this groundbreaking anime. ― The Sailor Moon R movie is opened in theaters across North America this week! It seems like a great time to revisit some classic Sailor Moon trivia. Naoko Takeuchi's magical girl series had a profound effect on anime fandom, whether you caught ...
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All Out!! ‒ Episode 15

Our episodic coverage of All Out!! concludes this week, but that doesn't mean Jinko's quest to Hanazono has to end.
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ANNCast - It's High Noon

Zac and a panel of special guests run down the best games they played in 2016, the Nintendo Switch and 2017's biggest games! Overwatch, Final Fantasy XV, Resident Evil 7 and more! ― ANNCast Episode 280: It's High Noon Zac, Dave and Graz from Fast Karate for the Gentlemen and our own Dustin Bailey run down the best games they played in 2016, the Nintendo Switch and 2017's biggest games! The Last Guar...
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 490

"Since Shikamaru has always been more of a thinker than a fighter, it makes sense for his story to focus more on the intricacies of shinobi missions than outright brawling."
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Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas - Movie 1

So what the heck is this Chain Chronicle trilogy that's popped up out of the blue, and should you bother checking out its first movie? Theron Martin has the answers. ― Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas is the first of a trilogy of movies being released once a month between December 2016 and February 2017. A TV series version is also airing during the Winter 2017 season, but based on its first ...
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Scum's Wish ‒ Episodes 1-2

"Scum's Wish isn't a romance about loving others, it's a romance about hating yourself, which may ring more true to the reality of teenage sexuality, even if it's not as pleasant to sit through."
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Masamune-kun's Revenge ‒ Episodes 1-3

"If you can't laugh off some of what's going on here, you'll be left dealing with some pretty unpleasant individuals."
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KONOSUBA 2 ‒ Episode 2

"The writing in the series continues to maintain a sharp wit and does a great job of introducing lively new characters and making fun of various gaming conventions."
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CHAOS;CHILD ‒ Episodes 0-2

"So far, Chaos;Child seems to have given us just the right amount of background information to stand on its own."
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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid ‒ Episodes 1-2

"If the show can handle Tohru's tragic background as deftly as it does the comedic elements, there could be more to this series than expected in terms of emotional content."
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Classic Streaming: Bakemonogatari ‒ Episode 1

"Visually arresting and full of witty banter, Bakemonogatari's first episode offers a strong introduction to many of the key tentpoles of this bizarre franchise."
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BBK/BRNK: The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy

This ambitious, cel-shaded, super-robot CGI adventure reaches its conclusion in the second half. But is it worth following this overstuffed story all the way through the end? ― The second season of BBK/BRNK starts off with a pretty bad case of “what now” syndrome. With Reoko and her group out of the picture and the other Bubuki teams scattered to the four winds, there's no obvious conflict for Azuma'...
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Twin Star Exorcists ‒ Episode 40

"This episode gives the impression that it is both progressing the plot rapidly while somehow also stalling for time, which creates a decidedly awkward vibe indeed."
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Akiba'S Trip The Animation ‒ Episodes 1-3

"Akiba's Trip essentially does what it says on the box. It's a self-deprecating otaku comedy with an abundance of fanservice, and it's pulling off a decent balancing act thus far."
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ONIHEI ‒ Episodes 1-2

"If you're hankering for a period drama that doesn't skimp on blood and the consequences of foolishness, OniHei's first two episodes are setting it up to be a good one."
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Hand Shakers ‒ Episodes 1-2

"Hand Shakers is mystifying, maddening, and bizarre. It's bad in almost every way that a show can be bad."
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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. ‒ Episodes 1-2

"ACCA's plot continues to move at a very slow pace that will hopefully not alienate all of its potential viewers when it's not even halfway through the set-up."
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Nanbaka ‒ Episode 16

"Nanbaka shifts to Building 5 with an episode all about its supervisor, Samon Gokuu."
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Answerman - What Determine's An Anime's Art Style?

Konosuba has an extremely unique animation style, but how does the staff of a show decide how it's going to look in the first place? ― Michael asks: Hi, so with some people out for studio DEENs blood for konosubas unique artstyle . I was wondering, who decides on the art style for an anime show? Is it the animation studio itself or does someone else on the committee decide that? A lot of people cred...
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Anime Spotlight - Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

After persuading the master to become his apprentice, Yotaro went on to refine his craft and become a star, inheriting the name of Sukeroku III. ― Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Official Website: http://rakugo-shinju-anime.jp/ Official Twitter: @rakugoshinju Official Facebook: @rakugoshinju Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting January 7, 2017 in Japan Streaming avai...
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Seiyu's Life! Sub.DVD

It may not be Shirobako or Girlish Number, but Seiyu's Life! offers a behind-the-scenes look at the industry that's bound to please fans of anime voice acting. ― Between Shirobako and Girlish Number came Seiyu's Life!, an “industry insider” series that garnered so little interest during the Summer 2015 season with its tepid first episode that it wasn't picked up for streaming reviews. Funimation also...
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The Secret of Studio SHAFT

Widely known for megahits like Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari, Studio SHAFT have developed a strong and unique reputation among anime fans - but what is it that truly makes the studio unique? ― There aren't too many anime studios with serious "studio reputations" in the broader anime community. Gainax is one of the big names, though their star has faded in recent years, leading into much of their c...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 772

We finally step outside the Poneglyph room and get some fresh air as we inch closer and closer to the end of the Zou arc.
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Trickster ‒ Episode 14

We end our weekly review coverage of Trickster on a detour with the supporting cast, but that doesn't mean things might not get better for our floundering leads in the future!
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Anime Spotlight - Saga of Tanya the Evil

A little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and translucent skin. She flies in the sky, shoots down enemies relentlessly, and commands the force. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. ― Saga of Tanya the Evil Official Website: http://youjo-senki.jp/ Official Twitter: @youjosenki Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting January 6, 2017 in Japan Key Staff Director: Yutaka Uemura (The Mysti...
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Yowamushi Pedal New Generation ‒ Episodes 1-2

"It's a slow start, but with so much change in the air, it gets the timing right."
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Interview: Tales of Berseria's Yasuhiro Fukaya

The producer of the latest Tales game, Tales of Berseria, dishes about what we can expect from the newest installment in this beloved JRPG series. ― The Tales series was long an underdog in North America. Rampantly popular in Japan, the RPG line made far more modest appearances in the West up until Tales of Xillia arrived in 2013 and Namco Bandai's overseas plans for one of the Japanese game industry...
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Show By Rock!!# Episodes 1-12 Streaming

In its second season, Sanrio's magical, musical adventure changes its format up despite recycling some of the first season's story. Is it an improvement or a step in the wrong direction? ― The first season of Show By Rock!! charmed audiences with an electric color scheme, anthropomorphic animal character designs, and toe-tapping musical numbers. Based on a rhythm phone game, it fleshed out this music...
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Gabriel DropOut — Episodes 1-2

"As a high school comedy with an interesting twist, Gabriel DropOut is fantasy-flavored slice-of-life done right."
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Gintama ‒ Episode 318

"The second installment of The Battle on Rakuyo continues to lay the groundwork for what will likely be one of Gintama's most epic, action-packed story arcs."
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The Winter 2017 Anime Preview Guide

The Winter 2017 Anime Preview Guide has begun! Check back daily for fresh reviews of the entire winter anime season.
Available Now: Rewrite season 2 - Winter 2017 Shorts - Scum's Wish - Chaos;Child - Marginal #4 - Onihei - Super Lovers 2 - Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Kemono Friends - Hand Shakers - ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. - Gabriel DropOut - Tales of Zestiria the X - ēlDLIVE - Idol Incidents - Interviews with Monster Girls - and much more!
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Answerman - How Often Do Japanese Teenagers Live Alone?

It's a pretty common anime premise: high school-age teenager lives alone. But do Japanese teens actually live on their own? Justin explains. ― David asks: How common is it for Japanese teens to live on their own? You see it a fair bit, in anime and manga: teens living in a single person apartment, one that's either paid for by their family or paid for by part-time jobs. Do teens in Japan do this in ...
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Anime Spotlight - Gabriel Dropout

An angel at the top of an angel school has descended to the human world! However, she has been acclimated herself to the life of the human world so much that she ends up leading a self-indulgent life. ― Gabriel Dropout Official Website: http://gabdro.com/ Official Twitter: @gabdroanime Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting January 9, 2017 Key Staff Director: Masahiko Ohta (Mi...
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ‒ Episode 39

"The wheels of the plot are in motion again, but there are several pieces of the puzzle that make me ask "why?""
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Shelf Life - Chaos Dragon

Is the fantasy action series Chaos Dragon so bad it's good, or just plain bad? Gabriella Ekens bravely tries to find out. PLUS: all of this week's new releases and more! ― I spent some time playing the new Battlefield game over the holidays, and it reminded me that I have a consistent pattern when it comes to playing multiplayer shooters. I start off slightly bemused by how pretty the game is and ho...
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Time Travel Girl Episodes 1-12 Streaming

High school student Mari Hayase embarks on a time traveling adventure in search of her missing father, meeting famous inventors along the way. ― Time Travel Girl manages to make a not-incredibly-original premise into an enjoyable enough affair on the strength of its characters and the humanistic look at some of history's greatest achievers. The show requires the audience to overlook some necessarily ...
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 74

"With another decent two-parter wrapped up, I'm hoping we're getting closer to that Universe Survival arc that was announced a while back now."
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Tales of Zestiria the X ‒ Episode 14

"I'm glad to see Dezel taking a more active role in the story, because Rose's hesitation about the Seraphim is making it difficult for the story to include Mikleo, Lailah, and Edna."
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ClassicaLoid ‒ Episode 14

"Classicaloid has yet to do a two-parter before, but this is a good place to start."
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The Ghost and the Lady [Hardcover] GN 2

This otherworldly take on the story of Florence Nightingale continues with more of its gorgeous art and ghostly twists on historical fiction. ― The narrator of Kazuhiro Fujita's The Ghost and the Lady, the famed Man in Grey who is said to haunt the Theatre Royal at Drury Lane, has never been shy about telling us that the story he is telling is a tragedy. And how could it be anything else? At the end ...
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March comes in like a lion ‒ Episode 13

"March's underlying material remains strong, but its ways of executing on that material can be pretty shaky."
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Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū ‒ Episode 15

"Our rambunctious rakugoka is going through a rough patch, and while he doesn't find all the answers in this episode, he does scrounge up the motivation to keep moving forward."
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The List - 7 Anime Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary

Warning! This week's List might make you feel old, as several treasured anime classics round off their second decade in history this year! ― This week marked Japan's annual "Coming of Age Day" where individuals who turned the age of majority within the last year put on their very best and celebrate together. Hot spots were filled with smiling 20-year-olds in yukata. If the idea of someone born in 19...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Novel 6

Things have slowed down for these unusual MgRonald's employees since the last catastrophe, but there are still a few divine mysteries to resolve before Satan can let his guard down again. ― They say that it's best not to meet your heroes. There's definitely some truth to that, because once you do, you're forced to realize that they're just people like the rest of us, prone to faults, failings, and be...
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All Out!! ‒ Episode 14

"The clock is ticking if Sekizan wants to be the one taking his team to Hanazono, and there's no room for slowing down."
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Answerman - Why Are High School Jobs Not Allowed In Anime?

In shows like Yu Yu Hakusho, characters in high school are prohibited from having a job after school - is that a real thing? Justin gets into it. ― Skylar asks: Why aren't high school students allowed to have after school jobs in anime? Is this true of all high schools in Japan? Shows like Yu Yu Hakusho and Saiki Kusuo no Sainan (to name a few) have episodes dedicated to characters having to help th...
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ANNCast (Video) - Winter 2017 Roundup

Zac and Jacob argue about all the best and worst shows of Winter 2017, from Scum's Wish to Monster Girls to Hand Shakers. PLUS: The Crunchyroll anime awards and much more! ― ANNCast Episode 281: Winter 2017 Roundup Zac and Jacob argue about all the best and worst shows of Winter 2017, from Scum's Wish to Monster Girls to Hand Shakers. PLUS: The Crunchyroll anime awards and much more! You can listen ...
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Anime Spotlight - Chaos; Child

High school boy Takuru Miyashiro and his fellow newspaper club members at Hekiho Academy seek the truth behind a series of murders. ― Chaos; Child Official Website: http://chaoschildanime.com/ Official Twitter: @chaoch_anime Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting January 12, 2017 Key Staff Director: Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!, Fate/kaleid liner Pri...
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 489

With Itachi's story behind us, the anime moves into adapting Shikamaru's story, with much more faithful results.
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The Death and Rebirth of Rakugo

As Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū enters its final arc, Anne Lauenroth reflects on the fate of its tragic hero and rakugo as an artform. Is there some hope on the horizon after all? ― The second season of Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū is upon us, and it's like this wonderful gem of narrative craftsmanship never left. After patiently waiting for us during the nine month intermission (did Yotaro never leav...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Novel 7

This seventh volume makes it easy to see that the anime adaptation ended before the best parts of its story really began. Rebecca Silverman explores further. ― After reading this seventh novel of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon, it's easy to conclude that the anime ended before the best parts of the story really began. This second story to take place after the end of the animated ada...
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KONOSUBA 2 - Episode 1

"The beginning of KONOSUBA's second season shows no sign of letting up, as all the things that you both loved and hated about the first season are back in all their glory."
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Twin Star Exorcists ‒ Episode 39

"This was probably the single ugliest episode the show has produced since the nadir of Shimon's introduction all the way back in Episode 5."
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This Week in Games - The Sudden Rise of Fanservice Games

Dustin breaks down the discourse over fanservice games and where the business realities took us. PLUS: Games Done Quick, Scalebound and much more! ― Before anything else, you need to start your day off right. There are unlockable videos in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, and Nintendo put one of them up on Youtube. It is so utterly, incomprehensibly adorable that it even elicited an audible “d'aaawww” ...
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My Monster Secret GN 3

My Monster Secret settles into a comfortable rhythm in its third volume as Asahi's accidental harem gathers together for some summertime shenanigans. ― The idea that harem comedies “don't go anywhere” is a pretty common and understandable complaint. Manga in the genre often hang on a central “will they or won't they” question, but their chapters proceed as a series of moments where characters walk up...
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Answerman - What Are Japanese Public Baths Like?

In shows like Love Live you see public baths all the time - what are they actually like? Justin gets into it. ― Jim asks: I recently re-watched Love Live and Yama no Susume, and both shows have a similar scene: several girls are bathing together and chatting, and one of them makes a dramatic statement, punctuated by standing up in the bath, to shocked reactions and (in YnS) embarrassment by the girl...
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Anime Spotlight - ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

Jean Otus, the vice-chairman of the inspections department at ACCA headquarters, is one of the most cunning men in the syndicate's history. ― ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Official Website: http://acca-anime.com/ Official Twitter: @ACCA_anime Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting January 10, 2017 Key Staff Director: Shingo Natsume (One Punch Man, Space Dandy) Series Str...
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The Beginner's Guide to Blue Exorcist

Whether you're dying to get in to Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga and never watched the original or just need a refresher, our guide to Blue Exorcist will catch you right up for the sequel. ― A little less than six years ago, A-1 Pictures released their adaptation of Kazue Kato's hit shonen series, Blue Exorcist. The series chronicled the adventures of Rin and Yukio Okumura, two twin brothers that work as...
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Nanbaka ‒ Episode 15

"The return to comedy was welcome after the first cour took us down some dark corners, but two episodes in, it already feels stale."
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Flip Flappers Episodes 1-13 Streaming

Artistically daring and narratively complex, Flip Flappers is an anime like no other. Nick Creamer dives into its world of Pure Illusion. ― The anime industry isn't generally structured to reward anime-original passion projects. The current funding model relies heavily on production committees that generally bank on “media mix” dividends - anime are funded because they'll sell source material, music ...
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Trickster ‒ Episode 13

"If only something would actually begin to happen, now that we're in the second cour."
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Magic-kyun! Renaissance Episodes 1-12 Streaming

This idol-flavored reverse harem is just unique enough to stand out from the crowd, if you're looking for a supremely sparkly good time. Rebecca Silverman explains why. ― If there were an award for the sparkliest anime of Fall 2016, Magic-kyun Renaissance would be one of the top contenders. As part of a multimedia franchise that includes an otome game and a manga series, the story not only actively b...
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Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū ‒ Episode 14

The tragic tale of Yakumo and Sukeroku continues, with the spark of new hope being lit for the first time as the story jumps ahead to the 1980s.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 771

"It's getting a tad repetitive as we enter our third episode of standing around in a room talking."
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Answerman - Why Doesn't Anime Use Flash Animation?

One reader wants to know why anime studios don't use Flash animation to simplify some parts of the animation process. Justin breaks it down. ― Montiel asks: Why haven't [anime producers] tried to automate 2D animation further by using good ol flash instead of hand-drawing the inbetweens? I am aware in between animation is entry level grunt work, and sometimes even outsourced overseas to lower wage c...
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Gintama ‒ Episode 317

"Unlike past premieres, episode 317 isn't a good jumping-in point for new fans, but longtime viewers are sure to eat up The Battle of Rakuyo's first installment."
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Shelf Life - Heavy Object Part 1

Paul returns to the world of deadly war games, powerful mechs, and fluffy penguins in Heavy Object, along with all this week's new anime releases! ― I look even more disheveled than usual, I've doubled my caffeine intake, and I've barely left my apartment in the past few days. Yep, it must be Preview Guide time once again. So far, this season's shows are covering a pretty wide range from "really goo...
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Miss Bernard said. Episodes 1-12 Streaming

Bookworms should find a lot to love about this short gag series starring a goofball who wants to be well-read without actually cracking open a book. Rose Bridges digs in. ― Miss Bernard Said., like many three-minute gag comedies, is highly specific in its content and appeal. It's worth stating this right out of the gate; this is a show for people who love books and consider themselves big readers. If...
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Tales of Zestiria the X ‒ Episode 14

"All in all, Zestiria the X is setting its second season up to be a little bit darker than its predecessor."
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 73

"A fun, filler-style episode with a hook that I actually like a lot."
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The Mike Toole Show - The Amazing World of Anime Arcade Games

Mike straps you into a time machine and takes you back to an age when you'd walk into an arcade, pop in a quarter, and play through an anime. ― I was back in Japan a couple of weeks back, looking to experience my first Comic Market (it didn't disappoint) and do some other festive nonsense. After ringing in the new year at Kanda Myojin (the official Love Live! shrine, dontcha know), it was time for my...
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Sword Art Online Novel 9

SAO finally moves past the anime material into its fifth story arc, with new characters in a brand-new game! Theron Martin sets off into this unknown territory. ― With its ninth novel, the SAO franchise officially moves its core storyline past the point where the animated adaptation ends, making it the perfect jump-on point if you haven't been following the novels but have seen the anime and want to ...
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ClassicaLoid ‒ Episode 13

"This may be the weirdest and silliest episode of Classicaloid yet, but it's also one of the most enjoyable."
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March comes in like a lion ‒ Episode 12

"Having recovered from his cold, Rei finds himself reflecting on his time at the Kawamoto home and comes to an unfortunate realization."
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The List - 7 Tezuka Manga for Grown-Ups

Osamu Tezuka may be famous for family favorites like Astro Boy and Kimba, but some of his best creations are strictly for adults. Experience the darker side of this master's work. ― Even for the uninitiated, Osamu Tezuka's work has left a lasting mark. Your dad probably knows who Astro Boy is, even if he doesn't know he's a Japanese creation. Tezuka was a powerhouse creator in his time and is the mi...
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Bikini Warriors BD+DVD

Is this fanservice-fueled parody of fantasy RPGs worth watching? Theron Martin has the answers. ― Anime short series don't earn English dubs or even home video releases often, unless they're associated with an established franchise. (See The Adventures of Mini-Goddess or The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya.) So Funimation's decision to both dub and release this series of shorts from the Summer 201...
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All Out!! ‒ Episode 13

"This week, it's time to learn why Sekizan started playing rugby."
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 488

"For the first time in a long while, Naruto Shippūden is able to wrap up a non-manga-inspired story without leaving any gaping plot holes or a sense of incompleteness in its wake."
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Utano☆Princesama Legend Star Episodes 1-12 Streaming

UtaPri's bevy of beautiful boys are back for a fourth season of musical cheesiness and a few genuinely surprising plot developments. ― Another year, another season of the candy-colored singing sensation Uta no Prince-sama, also known as UtaPri. This season, subtitled “Legend Star,” picks right up from the cliffhanger ending of season three, which ended with a three-way tie for the honor of performing...
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Review: One Piece Film Gold

The newest, loudest, and flashiest One Piece movie will be out in theaters next week, but Sam Leach has our spoiler-free look at the movie's ups and downs! ― If there's one thing that Toei Animation irrefutably puts a ton of effort into, it's the theatrical One Piece movies. Ever since Strong World, these films have had manga author Eiichiro Oda playing the role of at least Executive Producer (and in...
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Anime Spotlight - KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2

What a life in another world really needs is a big, great adventure... Wait, no it doesn't! ― KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2 Official Website: http://konosuba.com/ Official Twitter: @konosubaanime Story Characters Trailer Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting January 12, 2017 Key Staff Director: Takaomi Kanasaki (Tokyo Ravens, Is This a Zombie?) Series Composition: Makoto Uezu (...

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