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

This was a fairly slow week for anime news.  Due to production issues, Girls und Panzer aired a recap episode, so don’t get too excited, tank fans.  On that subject, there was news this week that there is a “secret battle” between the Director of GnP and his animators on the subject of pantsu (step up casuals, google it) shots being placed in the show.  While the director forbids them, he also claims he would commend the bravery of animator that defies him.  Oh Japan…

Busou Shinki:  Episode 7

It’s time for another episode of lewd toys doing lewd things.  On a rainly day, the shinki’s must bring an umbrella to their master before he is trapped in the rain, and in the meantime, a shinki from next door drops by for a visit.  Whether or not this shinki is a friend or foe, however, is a question that still needs to be answered.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!:  Episode 7
(Despite My Adolescent Delusions, I Want To Date!)

Summer vacation has finally arrived, and Rikka’s sister has dragged Yuuta out on a trip to see their family.  It quickly becomes apparent that the burden of Rikka’s past may be what is behind her crazed behavior, and now Yuuta has to figure out what Rikka has been hiding from.  Things actually get serious this week, but trust me, this was an excellent episode that will have you eagerly waiting for next week.

Girls and Panzer:  Episode 5.5

Long story short, a production issue delayed episode six.  In the meantime, you can have this recap episode to cover the whopping 5 episodes of material.  Why?  Because fuck you, that’s why.

Little Busters!  Episode: 7

Now that the Little Busters have put up a middle finger to modern psychology and psychotropic drugs by fixing Komari’s bout with mental illness, it’s time for fun again!  The Buster’s finally return to doing what they do best- screwing around, fighting, and recruiting for what is going to be the worst baseball team in all of history.  This week the busters recruit a new member, Haruka, a “bad girl” that is constantly pestered by the student council’s “public morals” division.

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse:  Episode 19

Now that something important is about to happen in the show, it’s time to stall the old fashioned way:  a fan service-laden filler episode.  The top brass are upset with all of the nationalistic hate that has cropped up from the TSF tournament, so they are sending the troops on a trip to build teamwork.  Eventually the troops stumble upon the holy grail of anime fan service settings during their trip through wild Alaska:  hot springs.  This is going to be a hot springs episode, deal with it.

 Psycho Pass:  Episode 6

While looking at the results of the recent series of cases, the enforcers have begun to suspect that there is someone supplying potential murderers with the tools and means to act upon their desires.  As everyone is busy looking through the evidence and trying to understand who could possibly be the mastermind behind this wave of murders, trouble seems to be brewing at a private school.  So much for a utopian society…

Robotics Notes:  Episode 6

While most of the robotics club returns to their usual activities, Kaito continues to investigate the strange building where the ghostly AI resides.  I have to admit, I’m not exactly sure how this plot is going to connect to the original story of high school students having fun with robots, but I suppose I will have to wait and see.  It also seems that Subaru has some trouble coming his way.

Shinsekai Yori:  Episode 8
(From The New World)

Shinsekai Yori has decided to take a break from disturbing creatures and confusing storylines this week.  This episode does a time skip of a couple years, and instead of plot-related confusion, it’s time for sexual confusion!  I’m not sure if this stuff was tossed in for fan service or for creating a shock factor, but it is what it is.  At least the fujoshi (google is your friend) have something to look forward to this week.

Sword Art Online:  Episode 20

With Leafa’s old friends facing danger from a trap, Kirito’s lust for video game justice goes into overdrive.  Kirito will do more of what he does best in games:  kicking ass and getting women excited.  This episode features one of the best fights of either season, enjoy!

Zetsuen no Tempest:  Episode 7
(Blast of Tempest/ AKA The Civilization Blaster)

Much like this week’s episode of Muv Luv, this is a filler episode to take up some time before the real fighting begins.  Unlike Muv Luv, however, there is no fan service.  Instead, there is some character building that is actually relevant to the story, so I guess it’s not all bad.

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