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Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 13

Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon

Hahaha, Horizon still hasn’t learned much on making breakfast it seems.

Well, that ends this season’s run of Horizon. The hidden gem of the season, Horizon took a loooooong time to really get going, but once it did, it became quite enjoyable. The true star isn’t really its cast, but also the quirky and amazingly complicated world setting that came out from the mind of the original novelist.

I have to give a lot of thanks and appreciation to the Kyoukaisen Infodump for expounding a lot on of the hidden backstories and world settings that the anime couldn’t put out. When you know how much stuff that’s behind the scenes, so to say, you also start to appreciate and admire how Sunrise and the production committee had the balls enough to pull this show off too.

It’s going to be another looooong wait for the second season in Summer 2012.

Liked: Yes
Rewatch: Probably will need to do so to catch all the references.

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Ben-To 12

Ben-To

Well, that wasn’t as good as the Monarch Butterfly arc.

In fact, it was pretty ridiculous. I mean, “Fuck, those bitches be beating us up all nights so lets let them get first pickings” is the way to beat the twins? Sounds more like “You just don’t have the fucking balls to win them don’tcha” more like. You disappoint me, Heracles.

Still, Ben-To was decent enough a watch given the entire idea of the series. I really liked the “Honor and pride amongst wolves” idea and it would have been nice if they ended the show by emphasizing more on that instead. The twins were nice to have, but I felt it would have been a nicer ending if they swapped the arcs instead. Way it is now, feels like the show peaked at episode six then floundered around a bit and went out with a whimper.

Ben-To isn’t too bad of watch, as long as you don’t expect too much from a show about people fighting over half-priced lunch boxes. Just maybe might wanna stop at episode six or maybe seven, since the show doesn’t really go too well after that.

Liked: I guess it went OK.
Rewatch: Not… really.

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Shakugan no Shana Final 12

Shakugan no Shana Final

Finally, it’s time for the face off.

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Fate/Zero 13

Fate/Zero

>Broskander gets gaming console and limited edition game release
>says his LUK is pretty high.
>want to give him a true brohug.

True story right there. Broskander is best Servant a man could ever have.

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Negima! 348

Well, after the high of the Mundus Magicus resolution arc, the Athletics Festival arc looked pretty bland in comparison, but it looks like Akamatsu’s finally upped the ante now…

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C³ Cube x Cursed x Curious 12

C³ Cube x Cursed x Curious

And another open ending for this season.

I have to give credit though, this episode had quite some gruesome scenes. From Alice’s clone getting drilled to death to Iincho’s kidney massage, I admit I cringed quite a bit watching this episode. Then there was the random Jouji Nakata character appearing to save Alice for another day’s fight, plus hints of deeper and more dangerous things lying around for the rest of the cast, this really wasn’t much of an ending than a temporary parting isn’t it?

Still, Justice Maid Kamen was hillarious.

I’m not so sure about the prospects of a second season, but I guess this show defied my initial expectations and turned out to be another decent show, although I have to say the middle arc and the ending arc could have done better. Shiraho and Sovereignty didn’t really play much of a role after their arcs and the Family kinda turned out to be rather sickening types too, but they really lacked flair. Not to mention everyone seems to have forgotten about the anti-Waas knight organization too. Hurr.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. Plus it gave us a pretty decent set of opening and ending themes, so that’s a lot better than I can say for a lot of other shows. Plus, Iincho too!

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The iDOLM@STER 25

The iDOLM@STER

The curtains finally go down on iDOLM@STER. Sufficiently entertaining for me, given that I am not an idol-fag, but I almost gave up on the Haruka emo drama. But well, it’s only one more damn episode left, so yeah.

Given how much importance was given to the concert, I guess it was pretty disappointing to see only two songs performed, and one got turned in to some PV in the middle of the singing. I wanted some real, concert-y animation instead, dammit. But then again, this show is pretty much targeted at the fanbase, so this might have probably been more meaningful to them.

Well, it looks like while ending the series, they’ve also given it enough leeway to do a continuation if it suits them. Hopefully not though.

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Guilty Crown 11

Guilty Crown

Hurr, Shu got Inori NTR’ed again. He sure really does get fucked over a lot eh?

Guilty Crown

And dammit, not Gai! Not Gai!!!!!! (I am going to laugh if Shu goes Simon after this though.)

Well, that was a fairly ridiculous episode for the most part until the last 2 minutes, where it went full Eva or something. Seriously, wasting the entire episode just showing how everyone wants Shu to come rescue them was pretty fairly annoying, if only because everyone was doing it in such a way it felt like he was Jesus or something. And probably the most hillarious thing is that he pretty much dragged all his school friends along with him to (ab)use the Voids to do it. Sure hope they got out from that overturned, crushed jeep too!

Next week’s preview hints about introducing properly who is the mysterious pink-haired girl in all the flashbacks so far, which I gather seems to be named Mana. And that Virus tower thing in the middle of Roppongi better have a proper purpose to it!

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Boku ha Tomodachi ga Sukunai 12

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Heh, and I thought it was going to be Yozora end. Instead, they went down the open, “life goes on as usual” end instead. I guess that’s good in the sense that Yozora’s now properly stepped to the stage with Meat in the battle for Kodaka’s heart rather than abusing the childhood friend flag. But dammit, this episode really laid on the dere Yozora mode so thick. I also have to agree she kinda looks more likable with short hair.

Wouldn’t mind a second season of Haganai now. The world needs more Meat, Kobato and Yukimura after all.

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Mawaru Penguindrum 24

Mawaru Penguindrum

So… that was it? Derp.

In the end, nothing else mattered. I guess in a way, that was a pretty good end, but otherwise, I don’t feel satisfied :/

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