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This season has had some really good anime: from Joker Game to My Hero Academia, it’s been really fun watching all the interesting new shows that have been airing. There’s a wide variety of genres out there, and they all ask different questions on different issues that are important to us now, in our day-to-day lives: questions about excellence and obedience to authority figures, but one of the most personal questions brought out by a show this season, to me, comes from Kiznavier.

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Nobody’s perfect. Except those who are.

The end of the semester always brings a new set of challenges into the lives of students: final tests, last classes, closing presentations. It’s the end of an era (kind of), and with it comes changes. Some people move on to jobs, other people take time off, but the road to get there is paved with all the assignments that you’ve done over the past school year.  And as with all school duties, it’s often filled with pressure.

Recently I’ve been watching Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, and as a Senior in high school the story hits some key feels for me. For those of you who haven’t started it yet (shame on you!), the story revolves around a typical Japanese high school, and specifically centers around the life of a not-so-typical Japanese student.

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Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans

Episode 8: The Form of Closeness

Release Date: November 22, 2015

Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha

Studio: Sunrise

Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll

 

Synopsis: After infiltrating Naze Turbine’s ship, he agrees to meet with the leaders of Tekkadan. After some negotiations, he agrees to introduce them to the leader of Teiwaz in order for them to become a subsidiary of Teiwaz, and thus they’ll have a safe passage to Earth. Meanwhile, Mikazuki is doing some self-searching after his tough battle in space. Orga also comes to grips with Tekkadan’s financial problems on Mars, and meets with Naze once again to procure trader with which to sell items gained from Gjallarhorn.

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Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans

Episode 6: As For Them

Release Date: November 8, 2015

Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha

Studio: Sunrise

Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll

Synopsis: The episode opens up with McGillis deciding not to pursue Tekkadan immediately; he knows that they have Kudelia and are heading towards Earth. Meanwhile, Tekkadan needs a new guide to Earth, and they decide to hear to Jupiter to join up with a well-known mafia known as Teiwaz, who should be able to help them get to Earth unhindered by Gjallarhorn.

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Ohayo gozaimas! This past weekend I was recovering from Thanksgiving by browsing through Crunchyroll on my Wii U (the best way to recover from just about anything), and as I flipped through the alphabetical section I stumbled across an anime called “Break Ups”. Given my love for sad songs, sad stories, and sad songs that tell sad stories, breakup stories have often made their way across my various music playlists over the course of time, so I decided to give it a got just for the heck of it.

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Hey all! I wanted to apologize for the lack of reviews lately. Due to life stuff and lack of time, I’m going to have to drop my episodeic reviews for Attack on Titan: Junior High and Heavy Object. I simply don’t have the time to dedicate to both watching and reviewing them with my current schedule; if I had begun to review them when the season started, I would have been able to keep up a good schedule. As it is now, I can’t review them on an…Continue Reading “Update!”

Series: One-Punch Man

Episode #8: The Deep Sea King

Release Date: November 22, 2015

Genre: Action/Adventure

Studio: Madhouse

Where to Watch: Daisuki

 

Synopsis: The episode starts with a huge humanoid octopus guy claiming to be part of the Sea Folk, coming to claim the surface. Saitama takes out this one with one punch, but elsewhere in City J, a hero named Stinger faces off against several of the Sea Folk and the Sea King alone. Being severely outclassed, Saitama, Genos, and Mumen Rider race off to assist him, as the citizens of the city evacuate.

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Konnichiwa! As a teen guy growing up in the middle of our socially-conscious world, one thing I’ve noticed is that words are easily misunderstood. A lot. Especially over the Internet. You can say one thing and assume that someone will understand it, but when you actually talk to them about it they’ve completely misconstrued what you said to the point that your original meaning didn’t get across at all. It’s kind of sad, especially when communication is key to any type of relationship, be it between co-workers, friends, or family. And a good example of what a lack of communication does is found in Angel Beats.

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Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans

Episode 5: Beyond the Red Sky

Release Date: November 1, 2015

Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha

Studio: Sunrise

Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll

 

Synopsis: Tekkadan makes their deal with the bling-wearing-yet-shady Mr. Orcus, and he promptly sells them out to Lieutenant Coral, the man who orchestrated the attack on CGS back in the first episodes. Hoping to use this as a way to get out of any reputation damage he’s already suffered, he enlistd the help of Majors Baudin and Fareed to help him capture Tekkadan as they escort the Princess to Earth. On their way to the space station, Tekkadan is confronted by Gjallarhorn and Orcus, but they aren’t without a few tricks up their sleeve, and they engage in a heated space battle.

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