Weekly Anime Round-Up: September 17th – September 23rd

The summer season is coming to an end, and on that note two awesome shows aired their last episodes this week.  Accel World and Yuru Yuri are over, and both shows will be missed.  The weekly round-up may start to trim down for a bit during these next couple weeks as more shows finish up, but don’t worry, they will soon be replaced by a handful of new shows I plan on watching for the Fall season.

Accel World:  Episode 24 End

The final battle is Dusk Taker is underway, and now the pressure is on Haru to prove his worth to the Nega Nebulous legion.  As this story arc comes to an end, it seems there are still many questions left behind about the true nature of Brain Burst.  This show is selling reasonably well, and even has an upcoming PSP game in Japan; so there is a good chance we will get another season down the road.  This was one of my favorite shows of the year so far, and a big contender for my top 10 shows of the year.

Dog Days Season 2:  Episode 12

With only one episode left, the action and drama is getting intense for Shinku and friends.  Nah, just kidding- like the rest of this season, not much of interest happens this week.  It may seem premature to criticize this show before it’s finished, but I’m going to say this was one of the biggest flops of the season, and a huge disappointment.  I honestly have contemplated dropping this a few times over the course of the season, but I held on purely due to my love of the first season.  The cute, fun, and light-hearted nature of the original has somehow been confused with filler-grade fluff this time around, and this episode was more of it.  Even a mind-blowing final episode next week won’t make up for this season, but I’ll be sure to gripe about it when the time comes.

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate:  Episode 11
(Love, Election, and Chocolate)

Now that Yuuki knows the truth behind the so-called “Public Safety Committee”, he finds out his political career may be over before it has even started.  There is a lot that happens this week, and this article would be spoiler-tastic if I went on about what happened.  Stop reading this and go watch, NOW.

Kono Naki ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru!:  Episode 11
(One of Them is my Little Sister!)

As “Mister X” continues to help Shougo stop the plot to take over the company, Miyabi has decided to step up her game and ask Shougo on an actual date.  Unfortunately, Shougo’s doubts about the girls he had finally begun to trust are becoming more intense as new facts come to light.  Will Shougo ever be able to get some without ruining a chance to run a massive corporation and become stupid rich?  Hopefully we will find out next week!

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Season 2:  Episode 11
(Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)

As Tenzou races to save his love interest, the battle against the Spanish Armada continues at a furious pace, and this is only the first half of the fight!  If there is one thing that is certain, this season of Horizon is certainly not lacking in the action department.  The entire second half of this season has been nothing but Horizon’s trademark wacky combat, and this has been one hell of a fun ride.  Next week will likely wrap up this story arc, so get ready for things to get even crazier.

Oda Nobuna no Yabou:  Episode 11
(The Ambition of Oda Nobuna)

Word has reached Nobuna that Sagara did not survive his last battle (?), and she is not taking it well.  Now the rest of the crew has to find a way to calm Nobuna’s rage before she uses her military might to crush the will of the people she was working to unite.  Next week is the final episode, so we will have to see what happens then…

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse:  Episode 12

Yui desperately struggles to find a way to destroy the radiation cannon in order to keep it out of Soviet hands, while also dealing with a horde of BETA without a TSF.  Can Yui survive a swarm of hungry, hungry BETA long enough to accomplish her mission?  Will she ever just admit that she secretly wants to bang Yuuya?  We have yet another half of this season to find out!

Sword Art Online:  Episode 12

A member of the Liberation Army requests help from Kirito and Asuna to rescue someone who has been trapped in a secret dungeon beneath Beginner Town.  A sudden encounter with a high level monster reveals the shocking truth behind the mysterious girls Kirito and Asuna have been taking care of.  On a side note, it seems the popularity of this show has spawned an equal amount of haters out there.  The funny thing is, even though this show is only halfway over, I’m already considering it for an AOTY contender.  Haters gonna hate…

Yuru

This time the Yuri’s have decided to do Snow White and the 7 Dwarves for a school play.  This ridiculous rendition of a fairy tale classic turned out to be a hilarious way to end the season.  I had almost as much fun watching this as I did watching Nyarlko from the spring season, and I will surely miss the joy of Yuru Yuri Mondays.

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