Weekly Anime Round-Up: February 25th – March 3rd

We are down to the last few episodes left for the winter season, and I’ve already been cooking up plans for what to watch during the spring season.  I hope you enjoy big robots and cute rail guns, because that is a taste of what to expect this spring.  As for current events, I’m making up for last week’s lack of busty ninja girls with a double dose of Senran Kagura.  Another fun fact from this week:  Vividred Operation is getting a PS3 game, so fans of import games will finally be able to live out their fantasies of flying around as a magical girl alongside of F-35 fighter jets.  (Anyone telling you that isn’t their fantasy is a dirty liar.)

AKB0048:  Episode 22
Is this the end of fun as we know it?

With Akibastar in ruins and yet another Center Nova disappearing out of thin air, things are looking bleak in a galaxy that already seems to embrace everything being bleak.  Now the remnants of AKB0048 are on the run from the DES in a crippled starship, along with the traitor that caused this whole mess.  There are some big secrets revealed this week, along with more idol/mecha combat.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT:  Episode 8
(I Don’t Have Many Friends)  AKA: Haganai
Sena only took about 5 seconds to go into insane lolicon mode this week.

The neighbor’s club has decided to take a break from screwing around to go back to their plans for the upcoming school festival.  This week things take a turn for the serious as Yozora struggles with her feelings for Kodaka and her jealousy of Sena.  Don’t worry though, there is still more than enough ridiculousness to go around for this week.

Little Busters!:  Episode21
Wow, Kud seems pretty happy, what could possibly go wrong?  Oh, that…

Kudryavka’s story continues after last week’s cat master challenge.  In this episode we learn all sorts of interesting things about the most adorable Little Buster in the group, including her family’s ties to the Soviet space program.  Things have been happy for way too long, so naturally we are overdue for yet another dose of Key-branded suffering…

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru:  Episode 9
(My Girlfriend and my Childhood Friend Fight Too Much) AKA: Oreshura
Ku ku kuuuuu, I see what you did there.

Eita uncovers the secret of his pink-haired stalker, and finally gets the information he needs for Masuzu.  Does this mean he will be free for the rest of the summer to study?  Of course not, now he just has yet another girl to fight over him.  Be on the lookout for even more nods to other anime this week!

Psycho Pass:  Episode 19
Crime Coefficient: Bad Mother Fucker

Shinya’s now on the run from the Sybil system he worked so hard to protect, while the rest of his unit gets a set of orders that don’t quite make any sense.  Now Shinya has to figure out Shougo’s next move before he is hunted down by his former colleagues.  Just in case you are wondering, yes, this week’s episode is back to the usual standards.

Robotics;Notes:  Episode 19
Okay Exoskeleton, I guess you won the robotics expo.

Things quickly get out of hand at the robotics expo, and shit gets real.  The events of this episode tie right into both Chaos; Head and Stein’s; Gate, and the situation is worse than you could possibly imagine.  This was a really awesome episode that is full of surprises, just go watch it.

Senran Kagura: Episodes 8&9
Who doesn’t want to go on a ninja bunny ride with Hibari?

The girls continue to train in preparation for their next encounter with the dark faction, and Sensei can’t help but notice Hibari is slacking behind the other girls.  Just as it seems poor Hibari is down and out, things get worse when her evil stalker calls in a favor.  Will sweet and innocent Hibari become tempted by the dark side?

Shinsekai Yori:  Episode 22
(From the New World)
Can’t we have one fucking thing in this world that doesn’t look disturbing?

Now that the queerats have figured out how to use fiends against their human masters, things aren’t looking good for the human race.  Saki has been charged with finding an ancient weapon from the war between the normal humans and psychics, carrying the obvious name “psychobuster.”  This means traveling to the ruins of Tokyo, which just so happens to be a post-apocalyptic hell full of mutant monsters.  Good luck!

Vividred Operation:  Episode 8
Ace Combat: Vividred Operation

With the alone regenerating into a new form and Akane hospitalized by the battle, the UN is scrambling to find a way to save the Manifestation Engine.  Just like last episode, there is a much more serious focus this week, so the usual cute butt fan service has stepped aside for military fan service.  Don’t worry, they still show some cute butts.  Oh, and the fighting is awesome again this week.  Enjoy!

Zetsuen no Tempest:  Episode 20
AKA: The Civilization Blaster
She almost seems too happy to be back on that damn island again.

So Hakaze has decided to travel back in time, again, to find out who really killed Aika.  Fortunately the pacing of the show has picked up again, so I’m glad I stuck around.  There are spoilers galore if I discuss too much about what happens this week, so feel free to check out this week’s episode if you’re still watching this.

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