Weekly Anime Round-Up: August 12th – August 18th

Now that the Olympics are finally over, we can get back to what really matters: school elections and harem building.  Koichoco and Kono Naki are finally back, and we even get the treat of having an extra serving of Koichoco this week!  There is a lot to watch this week, so let’s get this round-up started!

Accel World:  Episode 19

Kuroyukihime’s adventure continues, as she encounters a Burst Linker that has been able to use cheating software to tame a legendary beast.  The drunken master of Kuroyukihime’s new friends shows everyone that he is more than just a lazy drunk, and there is even a surprise when someone else is able to enter the Accel World.  With this story finally wrapped up, next week we will be able to see what will become of Haru and Taku as they fight Dusk Taker and that filthy traitor…

Dog Days Season 2:  Episode 7

When the King of Heroes and the Demon King inspect a series of demon seals they made long ago, another hard lesson is learned about the dangers of touching seals.  The crew accidentally releases a mouse demon that has the strange ability to turn adults (teens?) into children.  As usual, Shinku and the other Heroes and Knights will have to come and clean up the mess.

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate:  Episodes 5&6
(Love, Election, and Chocolate)

The studio behind Koichoco was nice enough to catch things up a bit by giving us two episodes to watch this week.  The school election primaries have finally arrived, so everyone is doing their part to get as many votes as possible for Yuuki.  For some reason this involves cosplay and pandering to otaku and fujoshi to sell snacks at a high price to raise money for the campaign.  Will Yuuki’s speech be successful?  Will he be able to get enough votes in the primaries and make it to the main election?  Get your double dose of Koichoco to find out.

Kono Naki ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru!:  Episode 5
(One of Them is my Little Sister!)

Just as it seems Shougo’s worries are finally over, he continues to get harassed over the phone by yet another girl using the voice changing phone and making the claim of being his sister.  This incognito imouto insists that she will be able to fool Shougo no matter what, causing him to suffer restless nights.  Now a girl running a cosplay café seems to be aggressively pursuing Shougo…

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Season 2:  Episode 6
(Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)

The battle against the Trumps of England continues, giving us even more amazing, over the top action.  The fights were really amazing this week, with some spectacular, fast-paced animation bringing them to life.  As silly and abstract as this show is, episodes like this make it all worth it.  Be sure not to miss this week’s episode of Horizon! (As if anyone watching this, would.)

Oda Nobuna no Yabou:  Episode 6
(The Ambition of Oda Nobuna)

Sagara uses some knowledge of construction techniques from the future to build a fortress overnight, in hopes of giving Nobuna the ability to conquer yet another territory.  Unfortunately, the plan quickly falls apart when Nobuna is drawn into a trap, leaving Sagara and his group of loyal and deadly girls to defend the newly constructed fortress.  Try not to be overwhelmed by the sadness this week; I promise you, it will be okay.

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse:  Episode 7

And so this is the second and final part of the “stranded on an island” story arc.  Honestly, I have no idea why they felt this needed to drag on for two episodes, especially since this is filler-grade stuff.  At the very least there is some more bikini fanservice I guess.  Next week’s episode is going to take place on the front lines of the Soviet Union, so hopefully things will be more interesting.

Sword Art Online:  Episode 7

Kirito seeks the help of a cute blacksmith in order to forge a powerful new sword.  Unfortunately the materials required can only be gathered by a master smith in the nest of a dangerous crystal dragon.  Prepare for adventure and heartbreak in this week’s episode of Sword Art Online.

Yuru Yuri Season 2:  Episode 7

This episode brings more antics from Himawari and Sakurako, as poor Himawari overreacts to putting on some weight.  This week also looks into the disturbing life of Akari’s obsessive sister, with hilarious results.  On a side note, this show has officially corrupted the way I look at exercise balls for the rest of my life…

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