Autumn 2015 Episode Rankings – Week 2

October 17, 2015

We’re only in the second week of the season, and already I’ve come close to dropping a series from my lineup. 😮 Not through choice, mind, it’s just that the subtitle situation for Lupin III is ridiculous. I can only assume the English streaming sites aren’t allowed it until next season, just as Italy got it three months before Japan? Surely it’d be popular enough to warrant a simulcast otherwise? Regardless, I’m enjoying the series, so as long as passable subs continue to surface in time, it stays!

This time I’ll be focusing on anime that I didn’t cover last week, so mostly spin-offs and sequels~

Ii-cha's adorable description of the events gave the viewer some early clues - this show is already better than Ranpo Kitan. :D

Ii-cha’s adorable description of the events gave the viewer some early clues – this show is already better than Ranpo Kitan. 😀

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2011 Anime GARem!

December 22, 2011

This year has certainly been a better year than last for awesome male characters! Some of those which made my list fit the usual GAR requirements (inspiring, incredibly manly, look as though they could punch through a brick wall. Norio Wakamoto’s voice desirable, but not compulsory); however, I’ve thrown in a number of others who are just as awesome in other ways. Here it is:

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ACAA 2011 – AJ’s Top 12 Anime of the Year!

December 11, 2011

In recent months my blog has grown from something only my friends knew about (and rarely posted on), to a site with an appreciable amount of views and a small but awesome group of regular followers. I figure it’s time to try and open up a bit to the wider blogging world, and what better place to start than with kiddtic’s Ani Blogger’s Choice Anime Awards! (click the link for info, rules etc). I was always going to do a Top 10 anime list anyway, so why not start two weeks early and add two extra series. 🙂

And so it begins…

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Kaiji S2 Episode 26 – THE END

September 28, 2011

And so here it is at last, the finale of Kaiji S2! It was a year and two days ago that I finished blogging my first series, Shukufuku no Campanella. Amazing how time flies… Anyway, with episode 25 providing the epic climax we’d been waiting all those weeks for, episode 26 was free to focus purely on closure, wrapping up all the loose ends and squaring all those debts. 😛

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Kaiji S2 Episode 25

September 23, 2011

Nope, my internet held up after all. Barely. Wouldn’t call an average speed of 20 kb/s fast or anything, nor is it stable since it varies from 400 to zero kb/s, but it is usable. Barely. Anyway, the end of the series is swiftly approaching. I don’t have any specific plans for what to blog (if anything) after Kaiji 2, but the next season looks like it has plenty of potential, so we’ll see…

Previously, Kaiji ran out of balls for the second time, the money he borrowed from Endou completely gone. Read the rest of this entry »

Kaiji S2 Episode 24

September 22, 2011

The promised delays did indeed come to pass, but not for the reasons I expected – I’m actually doing very well on my dissertation. Instead, a combination of slow/nonexistent internet connection and a lack of releases by Nutbladder left me waiting. But the end of season is approaching, I plan to have a summary post up late this month or early next, and it’d help to have watched Kaiji 2 and finished these posts by then. So Doremi it is!

At the end of the previous episode, Kaiji *should have* defeated The Bog; the losing holes were clogged, he had plenty of balls in the tray, and two were heading right towards the jackpot… only to be repelled at the edge. Read the rest of this entry »

Kaiji S2 Episode 23

September 9, 2011

My dissertation is now in full swing – I have data (albeit not great data), I know roughly what I’m doing with it, and plan to have a full first draft ready soon. All this means I haven’t had much time for anime over the past 4 days; in fact, between Monday and yesterday I only watched the latest episode of Steins;Gate. I’ve allowed myself a mini-break today though, and blogging Kaiji remains a highly welcome distraction!

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