Weekly Anime Round-Up: June 9th – June 16th

The end of a really awesome anime season is upon us, but as we bid farewell to some really fun shows, there is some solace in knowing a handful of shows from this season are still only halfway finished.  Next season is going to deliver the return of some big names in anime, so there will be lots of fun.  As for current events, this week’s episode of Valvrave has caused quite a stir with the so-called “social justice warriors” of a few social networks; and they haven’t figured out that taking Valvrave seriously can cause brain damage.  Let’s not tell them the show isn’t even real quite just yet, their outrage is fun to watch.

Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge:  Episode 11
(The Severing Crime Edge)
It is never easy to admit to your friends that you got owned by a loli.

Kiri’s pride has been taken down a notch, mostly because the greatest threat to him protecting the girl of his dreams is… a little girl.  In his defense, the little girl in question is a professional assassin and she did use a technique that will cause all of those little cuts on his body to slowly bleed him to death.  For whatever reason, either the studio or the broadcast station went out of their way to censor the shit out of a blood transfusion scene, and it was so strange it was worth mentioning.  It looks like we have yet another awesome fight coming up next week.

Date a Live:  Episode 11
Yes, it is time for a swimsuit episode.

Now that Kotori can go into berserker mode at any given moment, Shido has to go on a date with her in hopes of sealing her powers.  This means it is time for a bit of fun and swimsuits, because this show was destined to have a swimsuit episode before this story arc draws to a finish.  I have no objections to an episode featuring delicious Kotori in a bikini.  Meanwhile, the AST has some new anti-spirit hardware in stock, and Origami is itching to use it against Ifreet…

Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince:  Episode 11
Tamaki is adorable when she is angry.

With most of the GDF’s forces destroyed, the pilots of MJP have got to get it together now more than ever.  This time they are being sent to Mars in order to infiltrate a crashed enemy ship and gather information from their computers.  A couple crew members of the Godinion also discover that a little flirting with Tamaki turns her into one of the GDF’s deadliest warriors.

Haiyore! Nyarlko-san W:  Episode 10
(The Crawling Chaos Nyarlko-san W)
I need to take space CQC lessons.

Nyarlko had come down with a common cold, frustrated that she is vulnerable to Earth’s germs.  This only complicates things when the Boss calls for her and Kuuko to take care of more pesky invaders.  This week’s alien abominations have plotted to steal Earth’s rare elements… so they can impress girls at the hostess club.  My SAN points are nearly gone.

Hataraku Maou-sama!:  Episode 11
(The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
Remember kids, being a NEET should not be a career choice.

Sadao’s landlord has sent him a truckload of boxes from Hawaii full of stuff to be sold, along with some goodies for the trouble.  Just as it seems the dark lord’s new and simple life couldn’t be any better, a couple folks he wronged in the past aren’t going to let him off so easily.  Things are building up for an awesome finale.

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko:  Episode 10
(The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat)
The only disease science refuses to cure because it is both cute and funny.

The mess of reality-bending wishes seems to have a lingering effect even after being canceled, and the cat god and his statues are nowhere to be found.  Despite the few oddities still lingering, everyone moves along their daily lives as the have before.  Is this the last of the cat god’s mischief?

Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride:  Episode 11
She’s right, the big brawl is a certainty for next week

The dark samurai have begun their hunt for the spirit stone, just as Muneakira and the girls have figured out the secret to creating a samurai bride.  The action and intensity are all building up for the final battle next week.  Most importantly, we get to find out which lucky gal becomes the samurai bride!

Kakumeiki Valvrave:  Episode 10
(Valvrave the Liberator)
Protip:  This will have consequences.

This week the students decide to have an election to decide who will lead them when they enter the neutral territory of the moon.  There is a bit of explanation about the background of the VVV project, but that will only leave you even more confused than you were before.  This week’s moment of pure insanity (that also filled social networks and blogs with rage):  mecha-space-vampire rape.  I never thought I would ever use all of those words in one sentence, but here we are.

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san:  Episode 11
Legendary monsters can’t resist cheap malt liquor.

This time we learn more about the downfall of Otohime and how this somehow involved the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the decisions of an economic council run by opium smoking mermaids (that somehow smoke under water).  This means only one thing: it’s time for Muromi and her friends to get drunk in front of a convenience store!

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.:  Episode 11
(My Little Sister Can’t be this Cute 2, AKA:  Oreimo 2)
Even their parents know best girl should be winning by now.

Best girl may be down, but she isn’t out, and thanks to Kyousuke’s parents, Kirino is out of the picture for a bit.  It seems that Mom and Dad are concerned about the possibility of their children hooking up, so they have sent Kyousuke to live on his own until his grades improve.  I never thought there would ever be a situation where parents would have to separate a brother and sister for playing pornographic video games together, but there is a first time for everything I guess.  For the sake of Kuroneko fans everywhere, let’s hope this doesn’t end like the light novel did.

Shingeki no Kyojin:  Episode 11
(Attack on Titan)
No biggie.

Pixiv has taken command, and he has convinced the troops that Eren is part of a new plan to retake the Trost district.  Unfortunately, the soldiers are frightened and on the verge of treason by this point and Eren isn’t quite sure what will happen if he turns into a titan again.  This week’s cliffhanger ending is practically an act of cruelty.  It would seem they are stalling things a bit for a big battle at the end of the first half, so we all have to hang on a bit more.

Suisei no Gargantia:  Episode 11
(Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)
This never ends well.

Ledo finds out his commanding officer was also stranded on Earth, but it has become an uneasy reunion.  It would seem that taking in the local culture wasn’t his thing, and unlike Ledo he has decided to stay inside of his Machine Caliber, declare himself a god, and rule every human he encounters with an iron fist.  This was an interesting episode, but much like last season’s Psycho Pass, this episode somehow made it past quality control, leaving behind some laughably bad backgrounds and a few sloppy faces here and there.  Hopefully this won’t happen for the next two episodes that wrap this show up.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S:  Episode 10
(A Certain Scientific Railgun)

She can melt me down any day.

Misaka’s desperate battle with the “Meltdowner” continues, and fatigue has started to catch up with her.  Once again, we are treated to more awesome fighting.  Next week should be interesting…

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