Weekly Anime Round-Up: February 4th – February 10th

Another awesome week of anime has gone by, and I sure hope you all have been keeping up.  Things are getting crazy in the bigger shows from this season, and the rest haven’t quit delivering the fun.  I have only one show in the round up that isn’t really that exciting to watch right now, which I will address when I get to it.  Detailed discussion about a lot of shows this week would bring up too many spoilers, so forgive me for keeping this week’s round-up on the brief side.

AKB0048:  Episode 19
This is why you don’t do drugs at an AKB0048 concert.

Everyone is practicing for another upcoming concert, while “Sensei-Sensei” begins to consider a candidate for succession.  This episode is most just a warm up for bigger events to come.  Also, prepare to be DAZZLED.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT:  Episode 5
(I Don’t Have Many Friends)  AKA: Haganai
For science, of course.

Rika once again makes an attempt to turn Yozura into a fujoshi, this time by introducing her to a galge (dating) game for girls.  Most of this episode contains the typical antics of another day at the neighbors club.  It would also seem Rika’s new invention may get Kodaka into trouble.

Little Busters!:  Episode18
I’ve got 99 problems, and the Little Busters solved every single one.

The Little Busters are finally getting somewhere in figuring out the issues between Haruka and Kanata.  These poor girls have a family far more screwed up than mine, somehow.  Is there anything the Little Busters can’t fix?

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru:  Episode 6
(My Girlfriend and my Childhood Friend Fight Too Much) AKA: Oreshura
Stay told, bitch.

Eita now has yet another unwanted girl following him, this one clinging onto his middle school fantasies.  (Yes, it would seem this show is borrowing heavily from last season’s Chuunibyou)  Now it seems a new member will be joining the club.  Mana also decides to drop by and start more shit.

Psycho Pass:  Episode 16
Is the final showdown upon us?

Shougo and his gang have finally found where the core of the Sybil system is kept.  Yeah, you should just stop reading and go watch.

Robotics;Notes:  Episode 16
Well, at least this robot can walk without blowing an engine.

The robotics club finally gets Gunpro 2 up and running.  Then the shit hits the fan.  Once again, stop reading, go watch.

Senran Kagura: Episode 6
The deadliest ninja technique.

Last week’s sexy ninja battle continues.  As the battle drags on, the girls go from fighting in skimpy outfits to fighting in their underwear.  Oh, and I guess there is some storyline about a super ninja in there somewhere, too.

Shinsekai Yori:  Episode 19
(From the New World)
We don’t need no water let the motherfucker burn…

It would seem whatever was helping the queerats attack the village is far, far worse than anyone could have imagined.  The tone of this episode almost felt like a horror film at times.  Yet again, it’s time to avoid spoilers, so you should just go watch.

Vividred Operation:  Episode 5
And now industrial sabotage is moe.

We finally get to see a bit of the motivations behind the mysterious girl that is working with the “alone” to destroy the manifestation engine.  While there isn’t much high-tech magical girl action, this was a really awesome episode.  And don’t worry; they have gone above and beyond in filling the quota for ass shots this week.

Zetsuen no Tempest:  Episode 17
AKA: The Civilization Blaster
She is the only reason I haven’t dropped this show.

Okay guys, we get it, Hakaze has fallen in love with Yoshino, Mahiro is contemplating killing Yoshino, and the “mage of exodus” is good at killing trees and being beta.  We didn’t need several episodes to get this point across.  The pacing of this show has come to a screeching halt, but I’m too far along to give up on this one quite yet.   At the end of the episode Yohino’s secret is finally out of the bag, so hopefully something interesting will come of that next week.

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