[Not Very] Weekly Anime Round-Up: August 27th – September 16th

Okay anime fans, I messed up.  The boring and wretched toils of real, non-2D life got ahold of me for a few weeks, so the “weekly” round-up did not happen for a bit.  A combination of working massive amounts of overtime, moving to a new city, and waiting to have precious internet installed had forced me to put the round-up on a temporary hiatus.  Fortunately I found a way to marathon 3 weeks’ worth of anime and get caught up with the important things in life, such as futuristic online gaming, mecha combat, and teenage time-traveling lesbians.  For the sake of brevity and brining things back to the status quo, I’m going to jump right into the current episodes.

Accel World:  Episode 23

Now that Haru has figured out the secret behind Dusk Taker’s ability to stay hidden from match lists, he has finally decided to confront him before his master returns.  Dusk Taker has challenged Haru and Taku to a match that will put everyone’s burst points on the line- the winner will take a huge pile of burst points, the loser will lose everything and have Brain Burst forcefully uninstalled forever.  I also discovered something interesting during the past few episodes:  it turns out this show and Sword Art Online both take place in the same universe, and both franchises were written by the same author.

Dog Days Season 2:  Episode 11

Now that the “war” between the three kingdoms has come to pass, it will only be a matter of time before Shinku and company will have to return to Earth.  Naturally, this means it’s time for a body-switching episode, since no one has used that cliché for a while.  This episode was filler-tastic, which is pretty disappointing considering this season may only have one or two episodes remaining.  However, there is some fun in watching Shinku try and deal with being stuck in the body of a large-breasted ninja…

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate:  Episode 10
(Love, Election, and Chocolate)

After Yuuki survives his close brush with death, he now has to deal with a literal “clinger”.  To make matters worse, Yuuki has discovered that the group sponsoring his candidacy has a rather shady background.  This episode of full of drama and political thrills, not to mention some shocking revelations…

Kono Naki ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru!:  Episode 10
(One of Them is my Little Sister!)

Shougo has finally found his real sister, and has decided to go back to finding a bride.  Unfortunately, his bride hunt will have to wait until he deals with that little conspiracy take control of his father’s company.  Can Shougo foil the plot to steal what is rightfully his before it is too late?  Looks like we will have to watch and see!

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Season 2:  Episode 10
(Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)

The battle with the Spanish Armada is finally underway, and even though the Spanish fleet is destined to “lose” this battle according to the plan, they intend to sink the Musashi no matter what.  As the battle rages on, some of the crew has moved into England in order to help Tenzou save his newfound love… and get some revenge on the Trumps of England.  Prepare yourselves for even more spectacular, over-the-top action this week!

Oda Nobuna no Yabou:  Episode 10
(The Ambition of Oda Nobuna)

Sagara is beginning to feel the consequences of tampering with the past, as he finds the events around him are growing more difficult to predict.  Just as he begins to question how he can still be useful to Nobuna without being able to use knowledge of the future, one of the most critical battles in this era is about to take place.  There are some really crazy things that happen during this episode, so to avoid any nasty spoilers I’m not going to say anything else.

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse:  Episode 11

A swarm of BETA rushing the base seems to be bad enough news, but things go from bad to worse when everyone figures out that the Soviets “allowed” this to happen.  It seems the Reds really want Japan’s shiny new radiation cannon for themselves, and will do anything to have it.  Can the team figure out a way to fight off the BETA and keep those dirty commies from stealing that really awesome gun?

Sword Art Online:  Episode 11

Kirito and Asuna have finally tied the knot, or at least they have in the virtual world.  In order to celebrate, they have decided to take a temporary leave from the guild and buy a home together.  As they go about enjoying their new lives together, they stumble upon a mysterious lost girl that has no name or stats, unlike a normal player.  Now the newlyweds have set out to return this lost girl home, and hopefully find her parents in the game world.

Yuru Yuri Season 2:  Episode 11

This week the girls discover a time machine just lying about the clubhouse for absolutely no reason.  Naturally, this causes Akari to accidentally get sent 1 year into the past.  Akari ends up trapped in the past when she finds out the time machine is broken, and she will need the help of a certain explosion-loving scientist in order to get back to the future.  In the meantime, Akari makes several attempts to alter her past in hopes of securing her place as the “main character” of the group.  The only bad thing about this episode is knowing there will only one more episode of this show left.

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