Weekly Anime Round-Up: November 26th – December 2nd

We are finally reaching the last few episodes of this season before the winter season begins.  There are several shows that will continue on into the next season, but I will be picking up a handful of new shows as they come along.  In the meantime, it seems Muv Luv and Shinsekai Yori got good again, enjoy!

Busou Shinki:  Episode 9

A simple task of delivering lunch to their hungry master goes awry when the shinki’s stumble upon an underground society of lost shinkis.  Now the shinki’s have become caught up in power struggle between a shinki dictator and the local rebellion against her.  Lunch is probably going to be late…

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!:  Episode 9
(Despite My Adolescent Delusions, I Want To Date!)

Rikka is finally beginning to realize she has feelings for Yuuta, but of course she is too crazy to handle them properly.  Rikka decides that what she is feeling must be from some sort of dark magic cast upon Yuuta, so naturally she must challenge him in combat.  Prepare yourself for heart-attack inducing levels of moe.

Girls und Panzer:  Episode 7

After a visit to the world’s bitchiest grandmother, the girls prepare for their next battle.  The girls manage to find new tanks for their team, while getting lost within their own ship.  I really did not care for how they ended this episode, since they basically skip an entire tank battle and end the show with the result.  It felt really lazy to me, but hopefully it won’t be a recurring trend for the rest of the season.

Little Busters!  Episode: 9

As Rin tends to her legion of stray cats, she discovers a letter attached to one of them.  This cat has been carrying letters from a mysterious person that claims that he will reveal the secret of the world to Rin if she completes the tasks from each letter.  Even stranger so, the letter predicts a mishap with staffing at the school cafeteria, and only the Little Busters will be ambitious (and hungry) enough to deal with it.  The real question is, who could this mysterious/insane cat messenger be, and how could they predict what would happen in the cafeteria?

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse:  Episode 20

This week in Muv Luv:  something happens!  The TSF tournament is going to be put on hold for a bit, on the count of the base being overrun by the friendly neighborhood terror cell.  I don’t want to spoil much, so sit back and watch the heavily censored violence.  On a side note, the show has finally inspired me to get the games running on my computer, so I can enjoy the real Muv Luv experience.

Psycho Pass:  Episode 8

The enforcers continue their investigation into their latest artist/serial killer, and take a visit to one of the last remaining prisons in the world.  The events of this episode lead to a shocking ending, and I’m not going to say much more to avoid spoilers.

Robotics Notes:  Episode 8

It is quickly revealed that the club was vanned by none other than JAXA, whom is strangely enough looking to build a giant robot.  Akiho foolishly turns them down, leaving the robotics club to go back to struggling for funds.  Meanwhile, Kaito continues to investigate the secret reports, causing him to do a series of real-life “quests” to unlock the next one.

Shinsekai Yori:  Episode 10
(From The New World)

This week Saki finally gets to the bottom of “what the fuck is going on?”  This episode dumps out a ton of important stuff related to the storyline, and answers many, many questions about the true nature of cantus powers.  Be sure to catch this week’s episode!

Sword Art Online:  Episode 22

Now that poor Asuna has narrowly escaped becoming the star in an eroge game, it’s time for SAO to go back to doing the one thing it does right- action scenes.  Now that Kirito knows for sure Asuna is on top of Yggdrasil tower, he rushes in to begin the tower quest.  Also, there will be more Leafa/Suguha drama.

Zetsuen no Tempest:  Episode 9
(Blast of Tempest/ AKA The Civilization Blaster)

Spoilers from last week ahead:  catch up, casuals!

It’s been revealed that the princess has been dead for quite some time, and they are only talking to a past version of her from 2 years ago.  It also seems that stopping the tree of exodus’s revival could destroy the world.  Mahiro, however, does not give a fuck.  His quest for revenge isn’t going to end over the trivial matter of mankind’s annihilation, he came here to kick mage ass.  Can Yoshino talk some sense into his friend and find a way to save both the world and the princess?

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