Weekly Anime Round-Up: May 7th-May 13th

Another week has come to pass as most shows have hit the halfway mark for this season.  There is plenty of awesome stuff going on in most shows right about now, and it seems there will be more surprises to come.  At this point I can safely say this has been one of the most interesting seasons for anime in a long time, and I have even found myself picking up more shows and trying to catch up on them.

Accel World:  Episode 6

As Kuroyukihime recovers in the hospital, Haru and Taku have taken up tag team matches to grind levels.  Haru’s excitement for leveling up puts him into a dangerous situation, leaving him dangerously low on Burst Points.  This forces Haru to seek out the services of a “bodyguard” that provides protection to low level fighters.  Once again, Accel World delivers another episode that made me wish I could fast forward to next week and see what’s going to happen.

AKB0048:  Episode 2

Two episodes in, this show has already stirred up quite a buzz from of the internet; an article about it has even popped up on the gamer website, Kotaku.  While some have labeled this show as shameless otaku pandering, it’s hard to deny that this show is pretty damn entertaining.  This seemingly slow paced episode heats up towards the end with even more idol vs. space marine action.  Don’t let the haters fool you—if you are on the fence about watching this, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Haiyore! Nyaruko-San:  Episode 5

It would seem that poor Mahiro is just irresistible to Eldrich abominations, as even Hastur has fallen for him.  Just as Kuuko tries to take advantage of this situation, Mahiro’s mother is kidnapped whisked away in a… flying Delorean.  Naturally, this leads to an underwater adventure in Nyaruko’s car/submarine.  Was anyone really expecting this kidnapping to be taken seriously?

Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?  OF THE DEAD:  Episode 6
(Is This a Zombie?  2nd season)

Get ready for more magiclad girl antics, because Mystletainn is back!  With the school’s culture festival coming up, Ayumu finally can use Mystletainn to erase the memories of those who saw his public transformation and get his life back to normal.  Of course, a “normal” day for Ayumu involves more cross dressing, encountering a man that vomits blood constantly, revealing a strange hidden power in Tomonori, and fighting the megalo.  By the end of this episode it would seem that things are going to get serious very soon, or at least as serious as this show ever gets…

Natsuiro Kiseki:  Episode 6
(A Summer-Colored Miracle)

The wishing stone cooks up yet another wacky situation for this week’s episode of Naturio.  As Natsumi finds herself swamped with homework, chores, and tennis practice, the other girls decide to help out with another visit to the wishing rock.  This results in Natsumi living alongside a clone of herself, and trying to keep her clone hidden from her brother.  After last week’s “wish free” episode, I was happy to see the show getting back into its usual swing.

Sankarea:  Episode 6

This week Rea discovers the importance of eating hydrangea leaves to keep her new body in shape, but Chihiro’s grandfather points out more will have to be done to preserve her resurrected body.  Chihiro gets lucky when his father allows Rea to stay at the temple, but things may get crazy very shortly due to the fact that Rea’s father is still watching.  It would also seem that Wanko has become jealous of Chihiro’s undead roommate…

Upotte!!:  Episode 6

The tournament draws to a conclusion as L85 and M16 face off against Galil and Sako.  Once the tournament ends, the next half of the show returns to the usual schoolyard antics.  The short barrel (short hair) version of AUG gets screen time as she develops an unusual crush on FNC, and she tries talking with FNC’s friends to become closer to her.  Yeah, I’m not gonna lie, this show is pretty damn crazy.

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