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Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace – First Impressions

07/05/2015 07:44:55 AM

Is it possible that noitaminA is back to doing what it used to? Or it that just wishful thinking on my part? It hasn’t exactly been the best of times for noitaminA.  The coveted time slot used to produce a raft of excellent anime from source ...

Gangsta. – First Impressions

07/03/2015 19:21:48 PM

The Summer 2015 anime season kicks off with one of the more anticipated series of the season.  The story of the Handymen will seem all to familiar to fans of a certain anime, but the first episode suggests this series will stand on its own ...

Summer 2015 Anime Preview

06/25/2015 11:53:39 AM

So it has definitely been a while since I’ve done a post; especially a season preview.  While I’ve only been following a few anime for each season for the past two years, I felt that recently things haven’t been all that exciting.

Tower of God Volume 2 Chapter 136 Review

02/04/2015 08:19:14 AM

Just managed to marathon read the whole of the Tower of God series, totalling 218 chapters. This is a Manwha style webcomic and was written/drawn by Lee Jong-hui (aka SIU). And things are getting really interesting right now! Baam (Jyu Viole ...

Aldnoah Zero Episode 13 Review

01/15/2015 14:11:26 PM

The episode is somewhat anti-climatic compared to how season one ended, Aldnoah Zero Episode 13 starts off with the end of the last season but then things change… Pretty much everyone lived… My originally thoughts were that everyone had ...

Aldnoah Zero Season 1 Review

01/14/2015 18:34:12 PM

Aldnoah Zero (ALDNOAH.ZERO) Season 1 was surprising, I’m writing this with episode 12 fresh in my mind as I just finished watching it minutes ago. I still can’t believe how it ended. All the main characters die Saazbaum kills the prince ...

Log Horizon Season 2 – Episode 7 Review

11/15/2014 19:01:25 PM

Unfortunately, we missed episode 6 but we are on for episode 7. It was a decent episode with some pre-battle preparation going on. Although a major lack of Shiroe, whom we haven’t really since since the deaths of Akatsuki and Shiroe. No T ...

Log Horizon Season 2 – Episode 5 Review

11/03/2014 07:18:16 AM

Log Horizon Season 2 – Episode 5  “Christmas Eve”   Finally it is going to be Christmas, and Crusty is at Seventh Fall battling the Goblins, Shiroe is out at the Depth of the Palm, and there is a special murderer killing adventure

Log Horizon Season 2 – Episode 1 to 4 Review

11/01/2014 11:37:54 AM

Log Horizon Season 2 I really liked season 1, and I am glad to see it continue onto Log Horizon season 2. I started watching Sword Art Online 2 expecting something like a fantasy continuation, but it disappointment me with where it went. However, ...

One Piece 660 Review – Damn you Donflamingo!

09/08/2014 20:45:38 PM

Sword Art Online Season 2 – Episode 1 to 10 Review

09/08/2014 14:13:35 PM

Log Horizon – Review of Season 1

09/08/2014 05:42:21 AM

Log Horizon finished airing recently, and luckily I had some spare time on my hands which I used to marathon the show. (Also I am back to reviewing anime!) When I heard the name of the show I was envisioning something like a sports/nature show. ...

We are back – and Anime Aura turned 3 last month!

09/07/2014 18:19:07 PM

Free! Eternal Summer – 05

07/30/2014 20:04:35 PM

This week’s episode of Free! Eternal Summer allows some character development for Nagisa Hazuki.  It’s about darn time. The episode has several parallels to the third episode of this season, which focused on Rei Ryugazaki, although this ...

Free! Eternal Summer – 05

07/30/2014 20:04:35 PM

This week’s episode of Free! Eternal Summer allows some character development for Nagisa Hazuki.  It’s about darn time. The episode has several parallels to the third episode of this season, which focused on Rei Ryugazaki, although this ...

Free! Eternal Summer – 04

07/24/2014 16:54:45 PM

This episode of Free! Eternal Summer focuses mainly on the past and present relationship between Rin and Sousuke. Because this episode focuses so heavily on Sousuke and Rin, it is incredibly flashback heavy.  We see flashbacks from Rin, Sousuke, ...

Free! Eternal Summer – 04

07/24/2014 16:54:45 PM

This episode of Free! Eternal Summer focuses mainly on the past and present relationship between Rin and Sousuke. Because this episode focuses so heavily on Sousuke and Rin, it is incredibly flashback heavy.  We see flashbacks from Rin, Sousuke, ...

Free! Eternal Summer – 03

07/16/2014 21:31:04 PM

In a Rei-centric episode, Free! Eternal Summer focuses on growth and the importance of friendship. There are a few running trends in Eternal Summer that I’d like to mention.  First of all, there are a ton of parallels to the first season ...

Free! Eternal Summer – 03

07/16/2014 21:31:04 PM

In a Rei-centric episode, Free! Eternal Summer focuses on growth and the importance of friendship. There are a few running trends in Eternal Summer that I’d like to mention.  First of all, there are a ton of parallels to the first season ...

Zankyou no Terror – First Impressions

07/11/2014 22:55:51 PM

Zankyou no Terror hooked me with the amazing music in the preview.  What will keep me watching is the amazing animation and captivating plot. The plot is so captivating thus far simply because there’s so little that’s actually revealed ...

Zankyou no Terror – First Impressions

07/11/2014 22:55:51 PM

Zankyou no Terror hooked me with the amazing music in the preview.  What will keep me watching is the amazing animation and captivating plot. The plot is so captivating thus far simply because there’s so little that’s actually revealed ...

Tokyo Ghoul – 02

07/11/2014 13:42:12 PM

This episode of Tokyo Ghoul steps up the gore as Kaneki’s friend Hide is threatened. (NOTE: I will be using the name for each character that he or she is commonly called in the narrative. This means some of the names I use in my reviews of ...

Tokyo Ghoul – 02

07/11/2014 13:42:12 PM

This episode of Tokyo Ghoul steps up the gore as Kaneki’s friend Hide is threatened. (NOTE: I will be using the name for each character that he or she is commonly called in the narrative. This means some of the names I use in my reviews of ...

Free! Eternal Summer – 02

07/09/2014 18:09:42 PM

What’s nice about this episode is that we get to see another relay. I’m a huge fan of the amount of actual competitive swimming already in Free! Eternal Summer! There are two main focuses of this episode: setting up the Samezuka relay lineup ...

Free! Eternal Summer – 02

07/09/2014 18:09:42 PM

What’s nice about this episode is that we get to see another relay. I’m a huge fan of the amount of actual competitive swimming already in Free! Eternal Summer! There are two main focuses of this episode: setting up the Samezuka relay lineup ...

Tokyo Ghoul – First Impressions

07/03/2014 20:09:35 PM

If you need to get your horror anime fix, it seems like Tokyo Ghoul will definitely be your best bet this season…if you can handle the blood and gore, that is. Fortunately, I like that sort of thing, so I’ll definitely be sticking with ...

Tokyo Ghoul – First Impressions

07/03/2014 20:09:35 PM

If you need to get your horror anime fix, it seems like Tokyo Ghoul will definitely be your best bet this season…if you can handle the blood and gore, that is. Fortunately, I like that sort of thing, so I’ll definitely be sticking with ...

Free! Eternal Summer – First Impressions

07/02/2014 17:48:07 PM

(Apologies again for the long absence, but life has been busy and unfortunately that has to come before anime. But I’ve got more free time now, so you can expect reviews for at least a few different shows from me this summer!) It’s that ...

Free! Eternal Summer – First Impressions

07/02/2014 17:48:07 PM

(Apologies again for the long absence, but life has been busy and unfortunately that has to come before anime. But I’ve got more free time now, so you can expect reviews for at least a few different shows from me this summer!) It’s that ...

Log Horizon – What if Elder’s Tale wasn’t really a game?

06/12/2014 18:16:44 PM

I was thinking of how Elder’s Tale had all these cars and buildings that were covered in grass and vegetation. Then I remembered Planets of the Apes. Do you remember how the Apes were living in the world’s future? (I’m not exactly s

Log Horizon – What if Elder’s Tale wasn’t really a game?

06/12/2014 18:16:44 PM

[important]This article is pretty much my opinion, and may have minor spoilers.[/important] I was thinking of how Elder’s Tale had all these cars and buildings that were covered in grass and vegetation. Then I remembered Planets of the Apes. ...

Noragami – 08-12 + Final Thoughts

05/25/2014 23:08:51 PM

Noragami was definitely one of the best anime of the Winter 2014 season, in my humble opinion. Episodes 8 – 12 of Noragami deal with Yato’s growing blight due to Yukine’s misbehavior, as well as Nora’s increasing focus on Yato and the ...

Nobunaga the Fool – 19

05/18/2014 23:18:14 PM

The latest episode of Nobunaga the Fool is all about the main characters facing their inner demons. Nobunaga, Jeanne, and Kenshin head to Yomotsuhirasaka to gain power from the ley lines after they face the dragons, which end up being analogues ...

Nobunaga the Fool – 05-18

05/16/2014 16:36:01 PM

Hello there, everyone.  Apologies for the long absence; school got incredibly busy for me this past semester, so I had to take a break from reviews for a while.  But enough about me.  You came here for anime reviews. So without further ado, ...

Spring 2014 Anime Preview

04/03/2014 07:17:44 AM

As I once again resurface to do a preview, I’m almost shocked at how stacked this upcoming Spring season is going to be.  Big studios, big source material and even big returns – you know what I’m talking about – are all featu

All 150 Pokemon in Pokemon Google Maps

04/02/2014 04:13:27 AM

Pokemon for Google Maps (well I don’t know the exact name of it) is a game that was released for Google Maps on the 31st March and finishes today according to the video released by Google below. I myself embarked on this epic Pokemon journey ...

Noragami – 05, 06, 07

02/17/2014 10:58:11 AM

The latest few episodes of Noragami reveal the anime’s true point: a focus on relationships. These episodes focus on Yato teaching Yukine about being a Regalia, and about their struggling relationship as Master and Regalia.  Hiyori does her ...

Kuroko no Basket – 44

02/16/2014 19:52:02 PM

The latest episode of Kuroko no Basket pushes competition to the backburner so Kagami and Kuroko can train a bit more for their game against Yosen High. As Seirin heads to Kagami’s place to unwind from the game against Touou, Riko decides ...

Strike the Blood – 18

02/16/2014 17:14:08 PM

The Fiesta for the Observers story arc continues in the latest episode of Strike the Blood. The beginning of this episode of Strike the Blood is full of ecchi and fanservice, along with more awkward moments between clueless Kojou and tsundere ...

Kuroko no Basket – 42 & 43

02/10/2014 01:33:46 AM

The finale of the Seirin vs. Touou game brings the most intensity yet in Kuroko no Basket as Kagami and Aomine enter the Zone! Episode 42 In an attempt to shut down Aomine’s impressive shooting ability, Kuroko, Kagami, and Kiyoshi triple-team ...

Strike the Blood – 16 & 17

02/09/2014 00:56:01 AM

Things in Strike the Blood get intense with the escape from the prison barrier of Yokoyogi Aya, the Witch of Notaria! Episode 16 This episode begins with Vatler facing off against Nagisa, Kojou’s younger sister, who is possessed again by some ...

Nobunaga the Fool – 04

01/27/2014 11:58:25 AM

In the latest episode of Nobunaga the Fool, we see how Nobunaga deals with challenges both on and off the battlefield.  Admittedly, he deals with the former much more easily. Nobunaga continues to show his skill on the battlefield in his fight ...

Noragami – 04

01/27/2014 00:12:14 AM

The latest episode of Noragami introduces us to yet another god and her Regalia.  This god, though, just happens to be Yato’s girlfriend. That’s right, Kofuku is Yato’s girlfriend, or at least that’s what they would have us believe.  ...

Kuroko no Basket – 41

01/26/2014 11:23:35 AM

Seirin loses some ground against Touou in the latest episode of Kuroko no Basket.  How much longer can this game possibly last? Imayoshi begins covering Kuroko, which shuts down his misdirection completely.  It shouldn’t be that surprising ...

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club – Season Two Confirmed!

01/26/2014 10:01:28 AM

At a Special Talk Event for Free! Iwatobi Swim Club today, it was announced that there will in fact be a second season of our favorite swimming boys! Source This news has not only been confirmed by ANN, but also Free!’s official twitter. ...

Strike the Blood – 15

01/25/2014 13:46:42 PM

This week’s episode of Strike the Blood closes The Labyrinth of the Blue Witch chapter on a rather depressing note. Apparently, Yuuma was only created (she’s a test-tube baby) by her mother, the Witch of Notaria, as a trump card so she could ...

Nobunaga the Fool – 03

01/23/2014 09:31:33 AM

With incredible animation, an amazing OST, interesting characters, and plenty of action, Nobunaga the Fool continues to be one of the best anime of the winter season. It should come as no surprise that the elder members of the Oda Clan dislike ...

Noragami – 03

01/21/2014 10:09:59 AM

The latest episode of Noragami introduces us to another god as Yato is briefly reunited with his old Regalia. It turns out that gods and Phantoms aren’t exactly invisible, but are just hard to notice.  They sort of fade into the background, ...

Kuroko no Basket – 39 & 40

01/20/2014 12:15:15 PM

The Seirin versus Touou game gets even more intense in the latest couple of episodes of Kuroko no Basket!  So much for my assumption that this would be a quick game. Episode 39 Kuroko’s Ignite Pass Kai gets past Aomine, which is a huge morale ...

Strike the Blood – 13 & 14

01/19/2014 22:19:14 PM

The latest story arc of Strike the Blood introduces Kojou’s childhood friend, Yuuma Yokoyogi, just in time for the Halloween Festa. Episode 13 Halloween doesn’t just bring the festival to Itogami Island, though.  It also brings a pair of ...

Nobunaga the Fool – First Impressions and 02

01/14/2014 01:32:42 AM

The genre-spanning, pseudo-historical action anime that is Nobunaga the Fool promises to be one of the more interesting anime this season. This anime is an amalgamation of several genres: pseudo-historical, action, science-fiction, fantasy, ...

Noragami – 02

01/13/2014 22:35:06 PM

In the second episode of Noragami, we get some background on the world between Shores and Yato picks up a new Regalia! The beginning of this episode gives us a lot of discussion of Phantoms through the eyes of Hiyori.  We also get a brief recap ...

Witch Craft Works – First Impressions

01/06/2014 20:27:00 PM

J.C. Staff brings us Witch Craft Works, a supernatural romance about an average boy and his witch protector. Not a lot to report on this one.  Honoka Takamiya is an average high school boy who just so happens to sit next to the most popular ...

Noragami – First Impressions

01/06/2014 17:57:53 PM

Kicking off the Winter 2014 season with Noragami, an anime that shows us even gods have it tough sometimes, especially when they don’t have many followers! At first glance, Noragami seems strikingly similar to Kyokai no Kanata: a world filled ...

Kuroko no Basket – 38

01/05/2014 12:49:59 PM

The latest episode of Kuroko no Basket kicks off the Winter Cup!  But, perhaps more importantly, we finally meet the final member and captain of the Generation of Miracles: Akashi Seijuro. The episode begins with more training for Seirin High ...

BlazBlue: Alter Memory – 12 (END) + Final Thoughts

12/27/2013 10:47:19 AM

The final episode of BlazBlue: Alter Memory is a disappointing end to a disappointing anime.  I suppose this should have been expected, though. The episode begins with people actually explaining things to Ragna for once.  Rachel and Kokonoe ...

Meganebu! – 12 (END) + Final Thoughts

12/23/2013 10:07:52 AM

The last episode of Meganebu! ends things the only way this series could: with lots and lots of glasses. The culture festival is underway and going well, despite the typhoon the previous night.  And throughout this episode, every glasses character ...

Kuroko no Basket – 37

12/22/2013 14:25:04 PM

The Seirin boys wind down from their game against Kirisaki Daiichi in the latest episode of Kuroko no Basket. What better way to celebrate a victory and recover from a rough game than to spend a day at the hot springs?  That’s exactly Riko’s ...

Outbreak Company – 12 (END) + Final Thoughts

12/22/2013 09:34:47 AM

The final episode of Outbreak Company deals with the aftermath of Shinichi’s defiance of the Japanese government’s plans for Eldant. The episode starts off with some JSDF soldiers infiltrating Shinichi’s bedroom intending to take him out.  ...

Strike the Blood – 12

12/22/2013 00:58:51 AM

The conclusion of the Amphisbaena chapter of Strike the Blood introduces another of Kojou’s Familiars as he fights to save Kanon Kanase. While mostly healed from the wounds Kanon gave him, Kojou is still unconscious at the beginning of this ...

Winter 2014 Anime Season Preview

12/20/2013 19:35:35 PM

Yes, this is in fact happening.  Whilst I have bogged down with real life priorities, like getting a job, I just couldn’t resist putting out the Winter 2014 Anime Preview.  Especially since I didn’t have the time to put out the Fall 2 ...

Kyokai no Kanata – 12 (END) + Final Thoughts

12/20/2013 01:20:34 AM

The final episode of Kyokai no Kanata is emotionally-charged with plenty of action.  I’m actually sad to see it end. Mirai and Akihito begin working together to fight against Beyond the Boundary, and it’s pretty epic.  They definitely ...