Weekly Anime Round-Up: September 2nd– September 8th

Symphogear is back, and despite all the fansub chaos I’ve gone against my word and decided to cover two episodes at once again.  I’m sure it will be delayed again next week, but I can’t help it, Symphogear has been really fucking good.  I’ve already mentioned a couple times that I am planning out what I’ll be watching for this fall, and after a recent chat with a couple of readers during a stream on the Varms Twitch channel, I’ve decided to try something a little different.

As usual, I’m going to pick up shows that interest me, but this time around I’d like to ask the readers what shows they would like to see for the fall anime round-up.  I won’t be able to take on everyone’s requests for obvious reasons, but I could certainly pick up one or two extra shows if the request is popular enough.  I’m going to ignore any requests to cover insanely long battle shonen that consist of hundreds of episodes with no end in sight (One Piece, Naruto, etc.), and the same rules I have for my own picks will apply to any shows I pick up from reader suggestions.  This means if I don’t care for a show after giving it a fair shot, it gets dropped.  If this will potentially upset you, never forget the #1 rule of anime enjoyment:  my taste > your taste.

If you are wondering how to find out what shows will be airing this fall, google “fall 2013 anime chart” and common sense should guide you the rest of the way.  Place your suggestions in the comments section below this article.  For a bit of extra fun, give me a brief explanation of why you are looking forward to the show you want to suggest, bonus points for creativity.

Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation:  Episode 9
(Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation)
Yellow Heart can have all of my shares.

Peashy has been reunited with her “mother”, and fans of Neptunia V should know what this means.  Now the goddesses set out to investigate a new nation that suddenly rose to power.  Prepare yourself for the rise of one of Gameindusri’s greatest goddesses.

Danganronpa:  The Animation:  Episode 10
Monobear is clearly a Bank of America investor.

The remaining handful of students are now getting closer than ever to figuring out how and why they ended up in this crazy school, and this seems to be upsetting to Monobear.  There is lots of spoilery stuff here, so I won’t go into detail.  Oh, and someone dies, not that such an occurrence is out of the ordinary for this show.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Ilya:  Episode 9
Loli Saber doesn’t fuck around.

Ilya gets a rare chance to hang out with her mother, and the two ladies have a heart-to-heart about the importance of standing by friends in need.  Meanwhile, Miyu is fighting for her life against the final and most powerful class card.  Once again, we are treated to yet another unexpectedly awesome, action-packed episode.

Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince:  Episode 22
I for one, welcome our new Wulgaru overlords.

The final battle for the survival of the human race has begun.  This can only mean another epic space battle, brought to life with the amazing and well-blended CG animation that makes this show a delight to watch.  Great things are sure to come in the next episode or so, and I can’t wait to see how this ends.

Highschool DxD NEW:  Episode 10
Living the dream.

Issei has an unusual meeting with the leader of the angels, and receives a pretty sweet upgrade for his boosted gear.  As Rias prepares for a upcoming summit between demons, angels, and the fallen, Issei continues to train Gasper in hopes of using his time-stopping ability for perversion.  Yes, stopping time for perversion is apparently very important.

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Megami-hen:  Episode 9
(The World God Only Knows:  Season 3)
Kaima keeps it real.

Kaima screws up, big time.  As much as I’d like to rant about all the feelings this episode gave me, I’d potentially ruin it for the slowpokes, so I’ll be nice and keep my mouth shut.  Watch and be sad my friends…

Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi:  Episode 10
(The Sunday without God)
Let’s keep the first few minutes of this episode secret from the mass media.

Ai’s journey leads her to the mysterious place where Alis and Dee have escaped from, long ago.  This new story arc takes us to yet another strange place in this dying world.  I have to admit, I’m really sad this show is going to end soon, because it has been a long, strange trip that I would love to see through to the end, and the only way to do so involves reading the (mostly un-translated)  light novel series.  This story would also make a really great RPG.  Get on it, Japan.

Monogatari Series: Second Season:  Episode 10
It was almost worth destroying the world to see late-teen Mayoi.

Araragi and Shinobu’s adventures in time continue.  Araragi meets up with the grown-up version of Mayoi, whom has been sent to deliver a letter from an old friend looking for help.  Now Araragi and Shinobu are hunting down the Shinobu from this timeline, the destroyer of this world.  This entire story arc has been really awesome, and I hope this trend keeps up.

Ro-Kyu-Bu!  SS:  Episode 9
Why does basketball make everyone so evil?

The tournament was a success, but now Subaru has to find a way to merge bitter rivals into a full team.  While this seems impossible, the girls are all united as a team for one purpose: Revenge.  Oh, and for whatever reason the girls are doing a lot of cooking for a local food festival.  Enjoy!

Rozen Maiden (2013):  Episode 10
Whore.

Kirakishou has taken form in the real world, and she has the potential to devour mankind, should she be left to her own devices.  Since letting humanity get snuffed out by a doll would be a really lame thing to do, Jun decides he has to make a contract with one of her sisters in hopes of stopping her.  Which doll will Jun pick?

  Senki Zesshou Symphogear G:  Episodes 9&10
Even Bill Nye will never enjoy science as much as Dr. Ver.

Two episodes of Symphogear got subtitles this week, and it still isn’t enough of this awesome show.  Awesome fights, montages with Rocky references, plot twists, and surprise betrayals are just some of the surprises awaiting Symphogear fans this week.  This show has been a blast to watch, and it is easily one of my favorites of the year.  Let’s all hope we get subs for next weeks’ episode on time!

Shingeki no Kyojin:  Episode 22
(Attack on Titan)
Levi is one badass motherfucker.

The highlight of this episode is a brief but very cool scene where we all get to see why Levi has the right to talk down on everyone around him, and why he has every right to do so.  This week I realized that there are only three episodes left of this show.  That makes me really sad.  This is going to probably be one of the rare occasions where I will force myself to find the time to catch up on the manga when this show ends.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S:  Episode 21
(A Certain Scientific Railgun)
 Saten learns the truth behind “anonymous political donors.”

Misaka discovers that adorable little Febri is a creation of science, and that she needs to eat special lollipops to live.  No, seriously.  This time she decides to open up to her friends for help, and it seems none of them have a problem with lifting a finger up at Academy City’s underground “evil science” industry.

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!:  Episode 9
(It’s Not My Fault I’m Not Popular!)
AKA: Watamote
The cake really is a lie.

Tomoko is reaching the final stretch of her summer break.  After her one and only friend blows her off for the last thing Tomoko was looking forward to, Tomoko decides to take on a part-time job making cakes.  Of course this isn’t going to end well.

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