Weekly Anime Round-Up: November 5th – November 11th

We are just about at the halfway-mark for the fall season, and we are really getting into the meat and bones of the newer shows.  So far I’m having a lot of fun this season, and some shows that I did not think I would keep watching are still grabbing my attention.  This week’s round up may be a tad late, since I got my hands on an import of Gal Gun that has been gobbling up my time between work and watching anime.  There are four other shows I picked up that I did not include in the round up, since I’m just catching up on them now.  If I keep up with them I may add a special mention of them at the end of this season.  Stay tuned!

Busou Shinki:  Episode 6

It seems that even in the future, airport security still sucks.  When a group of shinki’s programmed for terrorism sneak out of their luggage to plant a bomb, it makes one wonder why any airline lets robot girls built for combat on a plane in the first place.  Before I give into the urge to make tasteless jokes about a certain event in America that happened over a decade ago; I’m going to mention the shinki’s must fight off shinki terrorists on a plane this week.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!:  Episode 6
(Despite My Adolescent Delusions, I Want To Date!)

Now that the hobby club has been saved by the fact that everyone in class is a failure at math, the crazy hijinks can continue unabated.  Things get out of hand when Yuuta’s friend Makoto accidentally leaves behind a book containing a list of all the girls in class ranked by cuteness.  Will Yuuta’s male classmates find themselves at the mercy of every girl in class?  Watch for the hilarious conclusion to this series of events.

Girls and Panzer:  Episode 5

I have to admit, this was one of the most drop-worthy shows I picked up this season, but the past few episodes have been surprisingly good.  It would seem that Japan agrees, since this show has been climbing the charts for Blu-ray preorders.  This week showcases a hilarious attempt at recon along with even more exciting tank battles.  This show pushes the boundaries of ridiculousness, and yet it has become frighteningly entertaining.

Little Busters!  Episode: 6

This week continues the story of Komari’s despair.  Thanks to this episode, I will never look at moe girls the same, as sweet, adorable Komari becomes a victim to severe mental illness.  Can the Little Busters help Komari accept the loss of her past and move on, or will she just end up wandering the halls of an institution in a heavily-medicated stupor?  Get your Key-trademarked sadness on and find out!

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse:  Episode 18

This week’s episode sheds some light on why Yuuya’s old friends from the Army are total dicks.  While Yuuya comes to terms with even more baggage from his past, the team does the only thing they are good at besides piloting TSF’s: getting drunk.  On a side note, if the BETA ever does come to Earth, I have decided that I will open a bar near a military base and make a fortune.

Psycho Pass:  Episode 5

Since the “real life” meet up sting operation totally went to shit, it seems there is only one way to find the avatar-stealing murderer: old fashioned detective work.  One of the older members of the enforcers proves that real experience and a love for good booze beats the Sybil system and modern technology.  And of course, we finish with more exploding criminals…

Robotics Notes:  Episode 5

The tone of the show has now begun to diverge from the happy-go-lucky mood of students playing with robots to stranger things.  It seems the modern world has gone through some rather unusual events, and the members of the robotics club have clearly been affected by them.  In addition, a cute AI program shows up voiced by one of my favorite VA’s (voice actor), Rie Kugimiya.

Shinsekai Yori:  Episode 7
(From The New World)

It’s finally time for Satoru to throw down with the queerat army, but unfortunately he has exhausted his powers.  There is a lot that went on this episode, and talking about it too much would cause me to divulge spoilers, so I won’t go on about it.  I will say this, though: queerats freak me the fuck out.

Sword Art Online:  Episode 19

This episode has more to offer than delicious Leafa fan service… this time there is some actual fighting!  It seems Leafa’s rivals, the Salamanders, are hunting down Kirito and herself and they have come prepared to do so.  Unfortunately, Kirito must now decide if he should put aside he quest to save Asuna to help out his busty new comrade. (if only poor Kirito knew who she really was…)

Zetsuen no Tempest:  Episode 6
(Blast of Tempest/ AKA The Civilization Blaster)

Now that Yoshino and Mahiro have finally got their hands on a talisman that will help them fight off the mages, a puzzling turn of events has come their way.  The body of the girl that has been leading them all this time has been found, even though they talk to her constantly.  Just when things couldn’t get any stranger the Army jumps in to add to the chaos.

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