Thanksgiving is coming, which means it is time to catch up with family for a good dinner. When you are done realizing why you stay away from your family outside of major holidays, be sure to catch up on this week’s anime, trust me, it will help you get some sanity back. Also, while not anime related at all, if you happen to also like Mystery Science Theater 3000, you should know that the wonders of the internet have been harnessed to bring back the MST3K Turkey Day Marathon (mst3kturkeyday.com). If you aren’t spending your holiday watching anime, that is what you should be watching. If you aren’t watching either, you are a terrible person.
What could possibly be worse than a rogue military unit that wants to destroy the world? That would probably be a pair of genetically-engineered, radiation resistant super-humans that have teamed up with said rogue military unit. Watch and learn how a series of bad ideas eventually led to the creation of mankind’s deadliest enemies!
If this show has taught us anything, it is that science seems to really hate hot girls. The Mark IV testing is about to begin again, because this show hasn’t been sad enough. There is also some symbolic hinting as to what the Nova really are. Oh, and there will be lots of full-frontal nudity, because there has been too much story getting in the way of that lately. Enjoy!
Adnimoon is sick of waiting to get the Galileo Tessero, so they are going to mercilessly hunt down the Ferrari sisters with everything they have. We also confirm who gets the title of worst girl. Prepare your hearts, this is gonna hurt.
As Ichika continues to pursue his reluctant potential combat partner, the rest of the girls begin training for the tournament. As usual, Ichika can’t figure out why all of the girls are mad at him, and yet another poor soul is well on her way to joining their ranks. We are also given our usual dose of fanservice this week.
Haruto and friends begin the plan to escape from enemy territory, and L-Elf finally has the chance to save his favorite loli space vampire. Speaking of space vampires, we finally get to learn what the fuck they really are. Oh, and big robots make things go boom.
Satsuki is disgusted by how easily so many high-ranking students were beaten down by Ryuuko’s fight club, so she has hatched a plan to re-evaluate the ranks. For an entire week, students are encouraged to fight each other by any means, in what Satsuki calls the “Naturals Elections.” Of course there will be wacky fighting… but this time in cars!
A phenomenon spirit-hunters call the “lull” is taking place soon. The lull causes phantoms to lose power, making this a joyous time for spirit-hunters looking to make easy money. Things take a more serious turn this week, and there is a bit of very cool spirit-hunter action.
Our adventures in suffering continue as Riki tries to rebuild the shattered Little Busters. His plan to go back to the good ‘ol days of playing with baseball are quickly stopped by… berserker Masato? Can Riki and Rin find the courage and strength to stop Masato? (More importantly, why hasn’t anyone called the cops?)
Raishin’s fight against Cherubim doesn’t go well, mostly because he did something terribly stupid. Seriously though, why would you take a hit for a cute girl/robot that can punch through solid steel? Anyways, after healing up, Raishin goes right back to doing what he does best, making Yaya destroy things that everyone says Yaya can’t destroy; because what else would you do with such an adorable weapon of mass destruction?
Not only was SHAFT nice enough to spare us from yet another recap episode, but we are treated to a pretty cool story arc as well. Hitagi finally decides it is time to deal with that terrible snake god everyone seems to have forgotten about, but the cool part is she is attempting to hire Kaiki the conman to deal with her. Kaiki is one of the most fun characters in this universe, and always seems to deliver and endless stream of awesome dialogue. This show was overdue for a decent story arc, and we are finally there it seems.
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (AKA Noucome): Episode: 7
(My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy)
The harem quest continues, and now the long awaited “popularity battle” has begun as well. Normally I’d be concerned about the fact that this school has spent so much money and time on this whole thing, but then I’ve had to remind myself that this show is just insane to begin with. And yes, there will be more silicone for everyone, in case you missed her.
The Empress is burned out from work (and maybe even not enough Shinichi time), so she decides to follow the path of the hikikomori (you should google it, but it is basically the Japanese term for a shut-in.) Shinichi volunteers to help get the Empress back to work, since he has firsthand experience as a hikikomori. For whatever reason, his plan involves helping the Empress live the life of a true hikikomori, doing nothing but living a life of video games, anime, manga, and junk food.
Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita (AKA Yuushibu): Episode: 8
(I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to get a Job)
It is hot outside, and Leon’s magic central air conditioning is broken. This is an ecchi show, so that means it is time for a swimsuit episode! This one delivers the goods, and even goes out of the way to find an excuse to get the Lawson girls AND All-A to put on swimsuits for our bouncy, depraved enjoyment. Take notes Best Buy, this is how you sell appliances.