Weekly Anime Round-Up: November 19th – November 25th

Fans of Dog Days got some good news this week, since season 3 was officially announced.  Anyone who followed the round-up while season 2 aired probably knows I wasn’t very fond of that season, but apparently it left fans begging for more.  As for the usual round up of shows from this week, Muv Luv has decided to do a recap episode, meaning I didn’t bother watching it.

Busou Shinki:  Episode 8

Ann suddenly finds out that she is somehow turned into a real human, and she even manages to go on a date with her master!  How could this be possible?  Has Ann finally found a way to live her dream, or is she really trapped in a nightmare?

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!:  Episode 8
(Despite My Adolescent Delusions, I Want To Date!)

Rikka is now forced to face her sister and her past on an empty lot that once contained her late father’s home.  With nothing to look forward to besides sad memories, Rikka runs off to find the first train back to her apartment.  When she finally gets back, however, it seems she is locked out.  Now she will have to stay the night with Yuuta…

Girls and Panzer:  Episode 6

After last week’s disappointing recap episode, we are finally delivered a proper 6th episode.  This week the girls continue their battle against a swarm of Sherman tanks, while also dealing with someone spying on their radio communications.  Can the girls beat overwhelming odds and come out victorious, or will they be stripped of their pride forever?  Watch and see.

Little Busters!  Episode: 8

While still under the scrutiny of the student council’s private “police” force, the Little Busters continue recruiting for the team.  This time they are joined by Kud, the tiny, cute, and goofy girl that rambles in bit of random English for no real reason.  It also seems that Kud needs a roommate, and since she has a problem, the Little Buster’s simply won’t be able to resist helping her solve it.

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse:  Episode 19.5

Muv-Luv’s production team has decided to prove they are perhaps the laziest team of all time.  This show has been plagued with several episodes that would be considered filler, and even after airing a filler episode last week, they have delivered the ultimate low-blow:  the recap episode.  Since I already had to sit through a recap episode last week, I decided I wasn’t going to do it again.  I skipped this week’s episode of Muv-Luv, and unless you suffered a brain injury, you should too.

Psycho Pass:  Episode 7

It seems the fear of the enforcers has not been unfounded.  There is a group of people who stay hidden from the watchful eyes of the Sybil system, giving murderers what they need to explore their “creative” side.  As vile as this group may seem, they happen to think a society that drugs up anyone with the slightest sign of stress may not have been the greatest idea.

Robotics Notes:  Episode 7

While most of the robotics club members have gone their separate ways, it would seem there is still a lot going on.  Mysterious events, malfunctions, and conspiracies have all begun to pop up in little ways around the group.  This show is certainly giving me a vibe similar to Steins;Gate when that show took a similar turn.  I’m really looking forward to see how all this turns out, especially with the ending of this episode.

Shinsekai Yori:  Episode 9
(From The New World)

Last week’s episode seems to have offended a small chunk of viewers, but if you have still managed to stick around to see what happens next, good for you.  This seemingly slow episode has some pretty shocking storyline twists, so I’m going to avoid saying much.  If anything, watch this week for Saki playing Metal Gear Solid, and for badass cats.

Sword Art Online:  Episode 21

While I admit I have been having fun watching this show, it has moments when the writing just goes full retard.  This episode was full of them.  Asuna discovers some shocking experiments conducted in the game, run by scientists with tentacles that love molesting girls, because the imouto fetish wasn’t enough for ecchi pandering.  Speaking of imoutos, watch Kirito’s sister break down when she realizes she will never get to bang him.  I’m serious, that is what happens this week.  I’m all for ecchi, but all this stuff seems like it was needlessly shoehorned into the show and I feel like it has become more difficult to take this seriously with each episode.  Also, why are the scientist’s avatars tentacle monsters?  WHY?

Zetsuen no Tempest:  Episode 8
(Blast of Tempest/ AKA The Civilization Blaster)

It’s time for the big showdown with the mages that are attempting to revive the deadly tree of exodus.  Even the JSDF and the US military have decided to join the fun, so we will soon get to see the treat of mages fighting Apache helicopters, Abrams tanks, and all the other wonderful toys of modern warfare.  There is some crazy stuff revealed during this episode, so I’m going to stop talking about anything else that happens.

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