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

Once again, subs for Senran Kagura have been delayed for one reason or another, so I’m sorry to mention that it won’t be included in this week’s round-up, again.  From this point on it would be better to assume delays, so I will simply add the show to the article as subs become available.  I do have some good news though, this week I managed to get my hands on Vol. 3 of the TLR Darkness’s BD, and in another week or so we will finally have the conclusion to Girls und Panzer, which I’m obviously going to write about.

AKB0048:  Episode 23
Oh shit!  I’m tripping balls!

A malfunctioning Kiara Drive has left the remnants of ’00 stranded on a strange alien world full of hallucinogenic mushrooms and adorable monsters.  While waiting for repairs, the girls discover a Zodiac Inc. mining operation that is trashing the planet.  This is basically an anime version of Avatar, but instead of everything being solved with the betrayal of mankind and anti-American sentiment, idols fix everything with singing, mic-sabers, and mecha.  Oh anime, this is why I love you.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT:  Episode 9
(I Don’t Have Many Friends)  AKA: Haganai
And now we know where Sena gets her insanity from.

As the neighbor’s club begins filming their movie for the festival, it is revealed that Sena’s lolicon tenancies somehow caused her father to think her and Kodaka were getting married.  (We have to keep in mind that both Sena and her father are fucking nuts.)  More secrets about the forgotten past between Kodaka and Sena are then revealed, so I suppose I will avoid saying anything more so viewers can get their hands on this “meaty” situation.

Little Busters!:  Episode22
A nuclear-powered rocket built by a poor nation with Soviet technology?  Sounds safe to me.

Poor little Kud-o finds out that her mother’s rocket launch didn’t go very well.  Now she is struggling with a decision to return to her homeland to search for her mother or to stay with the Little Busters.  Her decision is made even harder by the fact that she may never be allowed to return to Japan if she is contaminated with the radioactive fallout from the explosion.  Being a Little Buster is hard…

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru:  Episode 10
(My Girlfriend and my Childhood Friend Fight Too Much) AKA: Oreshura
“And the #1 line that will get you convicted on a rape charge is…”

The club has finally been restored, but only under the condition that a certain student council member is allowed to join.  Much to my dismay, worst girl is now part of the crew, but here we are.  This week poor Eita is forced to endure every man’s worst nightmare: going shopping for swimsuits with girls.  To make matters worse, he is shopping with FOUR girls that are jealous of each other and arguably insane.  I don’t care how cute any of them are, I don’t envy Eita one bit.

Psycho Pass:  Episode 20
Tell me your secrets, magical talking gun.

The Sybil system itself decides to divulge its true nature to Akane in hopes that she will do its bidding, and she reluctantly agrees with a few conditions.  Meanwhile, Shougo is plotting to find a way to destroy Japan’s food supply just to screw with the Sybil system.  Will Akane betray everyone on the force to become a tool of “justice”?  Is Shougo going to find a way to piss in everyone’s bowl of “hyper oats?”  We must watch and find out, my friends.

Robotics;Notes:  Episode 20
Even when facing total annihilation, Frau continues to be best girl.

The world is in chaos, everyone in panic because of artificial delusions.  Conspirators are about to attach powerful bombs to rockets that will wipe out most of mankind.  A ghost from the past has possessed an innocent assassin.  Akiho’s answer to all of this?  Build a giant robot to fight for justice.  I have had my misgivings with this series in the past, but damn, this finale is gonna be fucking awesome.

Shinsekai Yori:  Episode 23
(From the New World)
This is where the ancients used to keep the candy, right?

Saki and company continue their journey through the mutant-infested underworld of old Tokyo in their quest to find the Psychobuster.  I have to admit, despite all of the flaws of this show, the team behind it did an excellent job of creating a creepy atmosphere.  Oh, and get ready for a visit from a faceless old friend…

To Love Ru: Darkness:  Episodes 5&6
Delicious BD Version
Are you enjoying these BD’s carefully?

As expected, Momo continues with preparations for her sex-tastic harem plan.  Somehow this involves Rito being turned into a girl and being played with by other girls, but hey, this is TLR, are you really surprised by anything at this point?  Be sure to enjoy these uncut episodes carefully!

Vividred Operation:  Episode 9
Fear not, the best couple has arrived!

Things slow down again this week, this time for some bonding between Himawari and Wakaba.  In this episode both girls focus on building the power of yuri…er…friendship.  An alone shows up towards the end to stir things up, but this is pretty much just an episode for slice of life/yuri fanservice.  Were you expecting some kind of philosophical stance on the condition of mankind?

Zetsuen no Tempest:  Episode 21
AKA: The Civilization Blaster
That’s right bitch, I dual wield.

Hakaze’s trip to the past finally answers many questions from the beginning of the show.  The answer, in a nutshell, is:  “it’s time travel, I ain’t gotta explain shit!”  Talking about anything else from this episode would be a dick move, even if it was completely predictable.  If anything, there was a pretty sweet fight in this week’s episode, so there’s that.

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