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Mayo Chiki 08

Mayo Chiki

That was a surprisingly d’aaaaaaw moment.

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Steins;Gate 22

Steins;Gate

This was certainly quite the mushy episode as Okabe and Kurisu finally confess their love for each other and say a looooong goodbye before Okabe flips the switch and moves past the 1% barrier. Kurisu’s reaction when Okabe said he loves her was pretty priceless. Also I wonder how far they went after the kiss marathon.

But of course….

Steins;Gate

Out of the tiger’s mouth, and in to crocodile’s teeth (as they say it over here). Looks like Kurisu’s death made things even more fucked up as now, it’s not SERN to stop anymore, it’s the bloody World War III. I assume nukes will have been liberally used.

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 09

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Camille is really one of the most complicated and conflicted characters of this show. Probably this season, even.

Well, the backstory between her and Claude is revealed quite a bit more in this episode, but we’re still grasping at threads as to where the show wants to bring us with it. I wonder if they are setting up for a Claude x Camille ending, or perhaps both of them just simply resolve differences and go to live their own lives with a much happier appreciation of their childhood memories? We’ve still not seen yet the real trigger of why Claude doesn’t quite get along with Camille yet too…

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The World God Only Knows 155

The World God Only Knows

KEIMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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YuruYuri 09

YuruYuri

HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGH. The student council president is so moe~

Also we finally find out who was the mysterious person on the beach episode and it turns out to be Matsumoto lol.

The Akarin ghost really had a terrible lack of presence too.

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Hanasaku Iroha 22

Hanasaku Iroha

Oh god, Denroku. What did they do to you?!

I am never inviting Yamakan Jiroumaru to any weddings never ever again.

The good thing about this episode was that Minchi and Ohana’s little romantic feud is finally over, after another fight (this time much more up to true tears‘ standards) where Minchi inadvertantly blurts out her long-standing crush in front of Tooru, who to his credit, quickly explains “it’s not like that” between him and Ohana. I must say though, that was a pretty wimpy way to resolve things, especially after Ohana rejects Minchi’s demands by saying she’s going to only continue her one-sided crush on Kou-chan instead of choosing Tooru. You do know he’s not dead, he’s very willing to go out with you and he’s still waiting for you, right? Interesting tidbit there from Satsuki about Ohana’s dad having passed away 15 years ago though.

Otherwise, the wedding went out without a hitch… well except for Denkako, and poor Tomoe not getting the wedding bouquet. Looks like she’s gonna be single for a while longer, though I wonder if she’s serious about going after Ren-san… ahahaha.

The show’s finally moving to the final arc though, as the episode’s epilogue has Sui springing on her intention to close down the inn after the festival. Preview is also showing Kou-chan appearing again, so I hope the show is going to be back on track after that month or so of meandering about with side characters and what not.

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Mawaru Penguindrum 07

Mawaru Penguindrum

… what

This show has gone a long way hasn’t it?

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The iDOLM@STER 08

The iDOLM@STER

Oh god this episode was fucking amazing beyond words.

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Steins;Gate 21

Steins;Gate

The dilemma of choosing someone’s life when both of them are close to you….

It’s been quite a while since Mayushii actually felt like a character in the show (as opposed to being the missing damsel-in-distress), so it made the episode present quite well the pressure of what Okarin has to do now. Saving one would mean the life of the other, and it’s not a light decision to take at all, especially considering he only has one more chance (since if Kurisu dies technically no more time leaping earphones etc etc).

I do wonder what part will SERN play in the end. With Moeka and the FB threat neutralized, I’m not sure if there’s any other way they could become the threat. Of course, there is Kurisu’s stabbing to still consider…

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Madoka Magica BD Vol. 5 GET!

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Finally, the long awaited blu-ray version of episode 10! Not sure if it was a good or bad thing, but there wasn’t much major changes(as in full redraws, different angles etc etc) in the blu-ray version compared to the TV version, even when I used the original MBS airing. Mostly background changes, adjusted the lighting here and there, but otherwise it’s pretty much the same as episode 10 in the TV version, especially for those who watched the “fixed” airing on Nico/CBC.

Episode 9 had quite a bit though, mainly during Kyoko vs Octavia’s fight. They really went all out to redraw that fight. A lot of fixed backgrounds as well, though most of the meduka moments are left intact, as usual.

The drama CD that came with this BD is probably the best so far, although all three are equally entertaining in their own rights. Farewell Days is actually a prequel of sorts, telling how Kyoko and Mami first met each other, way back when Kyoko first became a Puella Magi. I was quite surprised to know that she mostly learned how to fight properly from Mami herself. For some reason, I always had an impression of her actually becoming a Puella Magi a looooooooong time ago (say, half a century?) thanks to the flashback in episode 7. Turns out she was only ahead of Madoka and co by one year… or maybe they are retrofitting.

Nevertheless, that drama CD really make me want a Kyouko x Mami prequel OVA now. ヽ( >∀<)ノ AHAHA AHAHA AHAHAHAHA One more volume left! Cannot wait for Madoka-sama's episode!

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