Weekly Anime Round-Up: August 12th– August 18th

This week’s episode of Symphogear won’t be covered, due to a lack of subtitles.  There is no simulcast for Symphogear, so it only available via fansubbing, and the shows only willing translator was diagnosed with a serious case of sand in his vagina or something, so this and several shows got backed up.  Hopefully we will get caught up by next week, but either way there is still lots of great stuff to watch this week.  Oh, and Oreimo finally ended, so won’t you stick around and rage with me for a bit?

Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation:  Episode 6
(Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation)
And she hasn’t even transformed yet…

The anime further encroaches on Neptunia V territory this week, this time covering the Lastation Hack story arc from the game.  This story arc is Neptunia’s take on the real-life PSN hack, complete with an eccentric and flamboyant villain to represent Anonymous, “Anonydeath.”  I can’t say enough how well this anime has captured the events and humor of all three games in such a short run.

Danganronpa:  The Animation:  Episode 7
That courtroom is getting rather empty…

After a quick investigation, the trial phase begins.  Trial episodes are fun to watch, but make for terrible discussion because of potential spoilers.  Tune in and find out which student gets the elaborate monobear execution this week!

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Ilya:  Episode 6
Ilya ain’t nuthin to fuck with.

Okay, so far this show has been fun, cute, and a bit goofy at times, all in a good way.  The one thing I didn’t expect from this show was the most awesome fight scene of this season.  Just go and watch it, and be totally fucking amazed.

Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince:  Episode 19
One small step for man, one giant leap into Wulgaru territory.

With humanity’s forces battered from the Wulgaru’s latest attack, it has become clear that mankind will be finished should the Wulgaru attack earth again.  Knowing this, the GDF has come up with a plan to destroy the gate that the Wulgaru use to enter the Solar system, but the problem is it lies past Saturn, a part of the solar system no man has been able to reach yet.  With team Rabbit’s machines under repair, team Rhino will be sent on a recon mission using a new sub-light speed drive.  As usual, everyone will prepare for this important mission by watching porn.

Highschool DxD NEW:  Episode 7
I wish demons would keep me safe.

The inevitable swimsuit episode is finally upon us.  Things go better than expected when a topless catfight breaks out.  Xenovia begging to become pregnant was also surprising.  All I’ve learned from this is that demons are awesome, and we should all strive to reach their overall greatness.  This episode features new opening and ending sequences.  I’ve watched the ending sequence at least 3 times so far, and it gets better every time.

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Megami-hen:  Episode 6
(The World God Only Knows:  Season 3)
One of these days I really have to try actual Japanese ramen.

This time Kaima moves on to the girl in the library.  I have to admit I did not care much for her story arc when it happened earlier in the series, so I wasn’t thrilled with having to see more of her.  Not a bad episode, but not great, either.  Your mileage may vary.

Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi:  Episode 7
(The Sunday without God)
The city of dead people was friendlier.

Ai’s travels continue, and this time she enrolls in school.  The problem is, the school is described by the students as a “concentration camp”, and anyone who leaves has to get past a gunslinger/teacher.  Things get even stranger when Ai learns about the people that the school has been gathering here.

Monogatari Series: Second Season:  Episode 7
Seriously, you can do this shit with a microwave and a cell phone these days.

As I expected, this show suddenly got good again as soon as the last story arc ended.  Araragi and Shinobu are loafing around and discussing the disappearance of Mayoi, and this somehow ends with time travel.  Wow, I guess this is gonna be fun after all…

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai :  Episodes 14, 15&16
(My Little Sister Can’t be This Cute, AKA Oreimo)
 No, this wasn’t a mistake, Oreimo ends like a 2D version of the Jerry Springer show, complete with bullshit and fistfights.

The grand finale of Oreimo is here, much to the rage-inducing excitement of fans around the world.  I already mentioned how this season was a major disappointment compared to the first, and this ending only brings the final result to a complete crash and burn.  There is a lot of rage amongst fans about this ending, and it isn’t because of “which girl won.”  No matter what your opinion is about this show, I don’t know of anyone that can watch the final scene without having “Wow, that was fucking stupid.” as a final thought.  I can’t help but think all of this was just grandstanding by the author of the series to stir up the fans for a publicity stunt; and while this has certainly been an effective advertising campaign, it also rendered a once fun and charming series into something trashy, melodramatic, and insultingly stupid.  No one should subject themselves to these three episodes, but every Oreimo fan is going to anyway, so sit down and enjoy the rage.

Ro-Kyu-Bu!  SS:  Episode 7
Aw, I guess we can forgive you for a recap episode, Tomoka.

This is a recap episode, with an odd twist.  Half of this episode has the first half of an OVA that was included with the Ro-Kyu-Bu PSP game that came out a few months ago.  The fansub community has been nice enough to put subtitles on this OVA shortly after it came out, so if you really need a dose of NBA lolis this week, go check it out.  Chances are, you already have.

Rozen Maiden (2013):  Episode 7
Don’t worry, I’m sure screwing with time will work out.

Jun from the “unwound” world is busy at work trying to make a new doll in hopes of changing his crappy life.  Unfortunately, as the famous Admiral Ackbar says, “It’s a trap!”  Jun from the “wound” world is desperately trying to stop his alternate self from setting off a disaster.  What does any of this have to do with adorable dolls?  We will have to wait and find out…

Shingeki no Kyojin:  Episode 19
(Attack on Titan)
She loves her work.

With the female titan nearly about to stomp on Eren and his group, Eren contemplates using his titan power to save everyone.  Upon being told to have faith in his comrades, Eren ponders some of his recent memories from when his power was being researched.  Can human ingenuity stop the female titan, or is it going to take some titan berserker rage to get the job done?

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S:  Episode 18
(A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Misaka should have known better than to say something like this to Kuroko.

This is a fairly easy-going episode about the reunion of Uiharu and her hospitalized roommate before they move into a new apartment.  They typical, Railgun-branded slice of life antics are all here for your enjoyment.  Don’t worry; Academy City is still working hard to combine science and cute girls for the purpose of pure evil in the background.

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!:  Episode 6
(It’s Not My Fault I’m Not Popular!)
AKA: Watamote
High quality “female-dominated” media.

After a night of playing eroge games, Tomoko notices she finally has a day without bags under her eyes.  With the “well researched” advice found in women’s magazines, Tomoko comes up with the crazy idea that staying up all night playing eroge games is the secret to beauty.  I’m sure you know where this is going, but let’s face it, it is even more fun to watch.

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