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Tari Tari was a pretty cute anime. It wasn’t a masterpiece or anything, but it was sweet.

It’s the last year of high school for five students, a year that they will remember forever. Konatsu Miyamoto quits the choir club and decides to make a new one to conquer her stage fright. Eventually she gets Sawa Okita, Taichi Tanaka, Wien Maeda, and Wakana Sekai to join her new club. Together the five of them learn to understand one another, becoming the best of friends, and even learn about themselves. All while they write and perform music for any audience willing to watch them.

I like that this was really centered around music, and the idea that music can bring people together, even if they disagree. I felt that the drama in the series wasn’t really that forced, although sometimes resolutions can be pretty cheesy. Wakana probably gets the most screen time, and I thought that was fair since she had the biggest hurdles to overcome.

I wasn’t feeling the art or designs for this for some reason. Actually, I liked the designs but sometimes they looked just silly. Especially on Konatsu. She’s suppose to be shorter than everyone else, but her head is the same size, so she always had this tiny body and huuuuge head. It was really distracting.

Tari Tari is a pretty basic slice of life anime. I really like that sort of thing, so I moderately enjoyed it. If you’re into that sort of thing as well, check it out!

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OH LOOK THIS ANIME AGAIN. Yeah alright. Despite Oda Nobuna no Yabou being a rehash, I actually really enjoyed it, and wouldn’t mind a second season at all.

Yoshiharu Sagara has been mysteriously transported to the past, but it isn’t the same past he’s been taught about. Instead, all of the feudal lords of this era are actually really cute girls. Due to some mishaps, Yoshiharu becomes friend and advisor to Nobuna Oda who is trying to unite Japan.

I think what I liked most most about Oda Nobuna no Yabou, is that the politics of this era really takes a front row to the plot, not the fact all the lords are cute girls. Its pretty political, and there are lots of battles and some war strategy too. There’s also a bit of romance too, which is also really nice. I suppose you could call the series a harem, since a lot of the characters want all up in Yoshiharu’s junk. But that’s something that also took a back seat, at least for me.

I love the character designs for the girls, they really are just way too cute. The cast isn’t just cute girls, there are plenty of creepy old man characters too. If you’re into that sort of thing.

Yeah, Oda Nobuna no Yabou seems like a rehash, and in a sense it is. But I think it does a good job to split itself apart from other types of anime with similar ideas. So if you like good luck female characters, some political intrigue, and even some romance, why not watch it?

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I was really excited for the second season of Rinne no Lagrange since I enjoyed the first. But for some reason the second season didn’t really work for me for some reason, and I have no idea why! It wasn’t bad, but I just couldn’t get into it.

Rinne no Lagrange 2 picks up right where the first season left off, with Madoka still in the Jersey Club and helping people out around Kamogawa. Eventually her, Lan, and Muginami reunite and get back in the pilot seats of their Voxes to help avoid a war brewing out in space.

Like I said, I couldn’t really get into the story of the second part. Maybe if the series wasn’t split-cour I wouldn’t have felt such a distinct divide between the two parts. There are revelations in this second part for a lot of characters that played minor roles in the first part. So it was interesting seeing these characters develop a bit. I felt the very last action sequence was a bit of a let down, but the ending of the series was pretty cute with the three girls continuing the Jersey Club together!

If you watched the first season of Rinne no Lagrange and liked it, then you should definitely watch the second season to finish up the series!

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I was about 2/3 done with Gundam AGE when I realized I just didn’t want to keep watching anymore. But I had already watched so much of it, so I knew that it would bug me to just drop it and know it was going to end soon. So I forced myself to finish it. And now I hate myself.

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE takes place over the course of 100 years, following three generations of a family that build and pilot the Gundam. The Gundam was created to use against a strange enemy that has been attacking the Earth space colonies. Flit Asuno is the first to use the Gundam on these new enemies, and begins a chain of events that will change everything.

I really enjoyed the first arc with Flit. I thought, this is really good! They’re rebels, and people die, and it’s pretty exciting! But then after that the series started falling really flat for me. Asemu’s arc was sort of boring, and mostly used as a way to introduce Zeheart to the series. Then Kio’s arc happened and that’s when I realized the series just took a total nose dive.

Nothing happens. His arc is nothing but him yelling at people to stop fighting. Then magically it’s the last episode and everyone listens to him! Actually everyone listens to Flit who has turned into a maniac and who was going to kill an entire colony of people before having a hallucination and then realizing “Mmm, better not.” AND THEN HE GETS TO BE SOME SORT OF HERO. OKAY THEN. I was more sad to see The Diva get blown up than any of these characters dying. It just wasn’t a very good ending. Everything is great because Flit made a 20 second speech. Cool.

Good thing: Most of the mobile suits are 2D animation, not 3D.

I wouldn’t really suggest this to anyone unless you’re a hardcore Gundam fan. If the series was about 25 episodes, I’d tell you guys to MAYBE try it if you’re curious. But 49 episodes of this shit?


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I like Phi Brain, I have no idea why, but I do. I think its because it’s not a typical action anime geared towards kids. It’s about solving puzzles and using your brain, which I think is pretty neat message to send across. Thankfully Phi Brain will be back sometime in 2013!

The second season of Phi Brain picks up right after the first season ended. This season is dedicated to a new group named the Orpheus Order, which seems to be a group of people that all have Orpheus Rings. Kaito, Nonoha, Gammon, Cubic, Ana, and the help of some new and old friends, solve various puzzles the Order create against them.

Really, the story is pretty close to the first season. Kaito solves puzzles against an evil organization, yadda, yadda. But that doesn’t bother me too much since it’s suppose to be about solving puzzles. But I have to say, some of the forced dramatics was way too much, even for me. Kaito actually believing his broken promise is the reason Freecell’s mom died… r u serious. But half way into the season things start to pick up a bit more, and I really enjoyed the last few episodes. I’ll be looking forward to see what they have plan for season three!

If you watched the first season of Phi Brain and had fun, then why not check out the second season? Might as well watch it before the third season comes out! The series isn’t a “MUST WATCH NOW” for people who haven’t picked it up yet, but it is something fun to watch on a weekly basis!

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So… season two will be starting soon, right? RIGHT. They can’t just leave the ending all open like that without a second season! I NEED MORE BASKETGAY.

Kuroko no Basket mainly follows Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami, as incoming first years at a new high school. They both join the basketball team at the school, and display an incredible talent for the sport. It’s revealed that Kuroko is the mysterious sixth member of the “Generation of Miracles” which were a group of middle school basketball players that their school to the championships three years in a row, and won all three. The old team has since been separated, all six going to different high schools. We get to watch as Kuroko, Kagami, and their new team try to beat the Generation of Miracles and get their school on top at the championships.

Sports anime are such a guilty pleasure of mine, because they’re just so… INSPIRATIONAL. Kuroko no Basket totally delivered for me. There are just so many interesting characters, although sometimes it can be hard to keep track of. I love Kuroko and that all he wants is to just be able to play basketball as a team. And I swear, the basketball games are probably more intense than any typical action anime out there. Edge of my seat, the entire time. Love it.

Also, the entire series is filled with cute boys. And the animation during the basketball scenes is fucking amazing. I was so impressed with it. I was just really impressed with this entire anime really! I was not expecting it to be THIS good.

If you dig sports anime, cute looking anime boys, some INTENSE BASKETBALL PLAYING, as well as quite a bit of humor, then you should probably watch Kuroko no Basket.

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Hyouka was GREAT. I really loved it. It was just really enjoyable and fun to watch! I would love, love a second season!

Hyouka follows Houtarou Oreki who doesn’t like to do anything he doesn’t have to. Due to some circumstances he ends up joining the soon to be disbanded Classics Club at his high school. It’s there he meets Eru Chitanda, who seems to be a bit of an airhead but also extremely curious about everything. Soon, Oreki’s friends from middle school also join the club, and the four end up spending their days solving mundane mysteries around the school and their city. While at the same time coming to terms with their feelings about one another.

I loved how Hyouka has a great balance between slice of life and mystery, even if the mystery are just silly little things that happen around them. You get the both of best worlds. I think the height of the series was during the school festival arc, after that it really slowed down which isn’t a bad thing. I personally liked that the last few episodes were a lot of more romance driven between Houtarou and Chitanda. But the episodes before that were a little more exciting with the mysteries. I loved Houtarou and Chitanda’s blossoming relationship, but I’m on the fence with Fukube and Ibara’s. I’d like to have a second season and really see that get developed more.

And OF COURSE since this KyoAni, the animation was amazing and the overall series was just freakin’ beautiful. The eyes man, THE EYES. It was lovely.

So if you’re into slice of life, romance, some neato bits of mystery then check out Hyouka!

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I really enjoyed Accel World!I really hope there is a second season, because this show was really fun to watch and I’d love for the story to continue.

Accel World is about Haruyuki Arita who is having a hard time in middle school. He gets bullied on a daily basis and is growing up apart from his only two friends. In this future, virtual games have become the norm and Haruyuki accels at them. Then one day he ends up at the same lunch table as the school’s most popular girl, Kuroyukihime or introduces him to a new game called Brain Burst. Haruyuki begins to come to terms with himself, his friends, and his new found feelings for Kuroyukihime all thanks to Brain Burst.

There seems to be a lot of “virtual game” anime this year, and I think Accel World is one of the best ones. Although it’s still pretty unrealistic, but it’s easy to get sucked into this new near futuristic world that is used as the setting. I like that Brain Burst is more of a fighting game and that there is a good side and a not so good side to using the program. Overall I really enjoyed the overall plot, but I felt the last arc with Noumi was a little overdrawn. But I really loved it when it started to heat up in these last three episodes. Actually seeing Noumi trying to fly when he say the birds in the last episode SORT OF BROKE MY HEART A LITTLE, NGL.

What I love most about the art is… NO 3D DURING THE BATTLES. The Brain Burst avatars are 2D art, which I love and always appreciate. The action scenes in the series were really great and I generally loved the style of the entire show. I also LOOOVED that the MC was a fat little waddling piece of blubber. He still had the same mentality as most MCs, but I feel like Haruyuki’s character was a lot more fleshed out and really explained WHY he was so withdrawn.

I think that if you’re into action anime with some sci-fi and a good deal of romance (and no ecchi!) then you’d probably really love Accel World! So check it out.

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Another amazing season of Yuru Yuri under the belt. I don’t think I could ever get tired of this show or these characters. Ever. Season 3 please?

Yuru Yuri is mainly about four girls in middle school who start an “Amusement Club” where they do nothing but hang out after school, talk, and eat. My kind of club. As the series progresses we get introduced to more characters with interesting personality quirks and we watch as their friendships, and relationships, grow. The entire cast is girls. All girls, all the time.

Yuru Yuri is probably on the top list of moe, yuri-esque, slice of life anime. There are no undertones! Girls legit want to get all up in other girls businesses, and it can often be very hilarious. I liked that the second season steered away from Kyouko, since the first season was heavily all about her. We got a chance to learn about some of the minor characters like Himawari and Sakurako, their history and relationships. Even Akarin actually got her VERY OWN EPISODE. So I was really happy these characters got plenty of screen time.

The art and the character designs are just adorable, and obviously so are the girls! But I swear, whoever is in charge of doing up Chinatsu’s drawings in the show needs a fucking award. Those things are pure horror, especially in the one ED where they had all 3D for the entire time. DA HALE.

If you enjoy slice of life, moeblobs, cute girls, blah, blah, blah, then watch Yuru Yuri. Both seasons. And if you’ve already watched the first season and haven’t watched the second season… what the hell is wrong with you? Watch it.

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I thought I was going to be watching a fun, light-hearted anime about a girl with pink hair. NOT REALLY. Although I absolutely loved what the show really is about, so I can’t even be angry. I need more. More faeries, more everything.

During the time Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita takes place, mankind is on the verge of extinction, taking its place are little, intelligent, strange creatures called Faeries. The story follows a young girl who becomes somewhat of an ambassador for the faeries and winds up in weird situations with her friends, all because of the faeries.

I love the story, I love the setting, I love everything. I totally felt stupid though because I didn’t even realize the story wasn’t in chronological order until about half way through. The series isn’t really dark, it just puts the characters into funky situations that sometimes makes you think. It’s not at all just cute things happening. These scenarios are really weird, with just a lot of cute looking characters involved.

I loved how the show was so bright despite being about a rather dark subject, which is all the humans dying out. Along with how cute the faeries are, it really gives the show a sharp contradiction.

Watch it. I don’t care what kind of anime you’re into, at least give Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita a try. You may love it, or you may hate it. But at least try it! It’s just really enjoyable, and honestly if you marathon you’ll probably be able to enjoy it a lot more than just watching one episode a week. It’s just a marathon sort of anime.

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