Weekly Anime Round-Up: May 27th-June 3rd

The end of the spring anime season is slowly creeping up, as after this week there are only 3 episodes left for most of the shows airing.  On yet another interesting side note, Zombies became all the rage again this week.  For all you anime fans that are not concerned about the zombie apocalypse, (or maybe the ones that are hoping all zombies are as cute as Rea) here is this week’s round up!

Accel World:  Episode 9

The Red King finally reveals she is trying to use Haru to defeat a being known as the Chrome disaster, a terrible monster that once brought chaos to the Accel world.  There is some hilarious jealousy between Kuroyukihime and Yuniko that results in the both of them sleeping over at Haru’s house.  There is a scene where the three of them go shopping at a supermarket, showing off the technology of this world by demonstrating the “augmented reality” created by the neuro linkers everyone uses.

AKB0048:  Episode 5

And now it’s time for this week’s episode of “Interstellar Idol Manufacturing.”  As the girls begin to fall into the routine of daily training, some of them begin to question the leadership structure of the group.  Two of the girls begin to search for the mysterious “S-Quadruple,” the entity behind all of the idol group’s songs, and most likely the leader of AKB0048.

Haiyore! Nyaruko-San:  Episode 8

In this episode of anime’s answer to Family Guy, things have returned to the normal pace of insanity.  This week Mahiro and company wind up getting sucked into a dating sim game, and the only way out is to spark off a romance.  I am biased towards this episode because they had an awesome reference to Guilty Gear, one of my favorite fighting games of all time.  They get bonus points for making Hastur into Bridget.

Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?  OF THE DEAD:  Episode 9
(Is This a Zombie?  2nd season)

Since Kyoko’s advice on defeating magical girl Chris doesn’t seem like it will work, Ayumu must find an alternative.  It seems Eu has a friend from the underworld that may just be powerful enough to beat Chris.  Lucky for Ayumu, this denizen of the underworld happens to be a busty manga artist that only wants help drawing her book.

Natsuiro Kiseki:  Episode 9
(A Summer-Colored Miracle)

This time the girls make more trouble for Saki with yet another accidental wish, even though the rock is far away at home.  Now poor Saki has been turned invisible.  While I was glad to have more rock wish fun, this show has suffered from some quality issues in the past couple episodes.  While things have improved a bit, there is a lot of bland scenery and crumby coloring throughout this episode.  It is truly a shame, since this show actually had beautiful scenery earlier in the season.

Sankarea:  Episode 9

Remember that cliffhanger ending from last week?  Remember being excited for this week’s episode to see what happened?  Too bad, you get a filler episode instead.  This episode revolves around Chihiro’s younger sister Meru, and takes place before the events of the last episode.  Unless you are interested in seeing a day in the life of Meru and her friends, you could totally skip this week’s episode and not miss a thing.

Upotte!!:  Episode 9

It’s Upotte’s turn for the obligatory beach episode, with even more bath time.  There is some very heavy “beam of light” censorship during the bath scene, perhaps to encourage the otaku to buy the uncut blurays.  I’m not one to gripe about that sort of thing, but it was so laughably bad that they should have just cut the scene altogether.  Once the fuzzy bath scene is over, however, the action heats up when the masked AK-47 girls deliver some mayhem.  If you thought Sako and Galil were trouble, wait until you get a load of these girls.

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