Weekly Anime Round-Up: May 13th – May 19th

There is some good news for fans of the fighting game series, Blaz Blue, as an announcement came stating that it is getting the anime treatment.  The details at the time of this article a fairly scarce, but I’ve been hearing fans of this game begging for an anime for quite some time now.  And now I have some bad news for fellow Nyarlko fans:  episode 7 is on hold until next week because of the World Table Tennis Championships.  Yes, in Japan and most of Asia, Table Tennis is serious fucking business.

Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge:  Episode 7
(The Severing Crime Edge)
Yuri murder is the purest form of murder.

Ah, there’s nothing like kicking off this week’s anime with another exciting episode of the anime where people with crazy fetishes do battle with one another.  This time Kiri and Iwai have been given an invitation to meet with an organization of Authors and Insteads.  As they make preparations to meet the people that will likely become their opponents in the future, a few more things are revealed about the pasts of some of the characters, and there are some bits of fanservice thrown in just for fun.

Date a Live:  Episode 7
Someone should probably look into the AST’s policy of only hiring teenage girls.  Nah, nevermind.

The AST’s most skilled combatant arrives in town, and she introduces herself by delivering a serious beat down on the other AST members.  Meanwhile, a new student transfers to Shido’s school, introducing herself as a spirit.  The bad news is, not only is she telling the truth, she has the codename Nightmare, which she earned by killing 10,000 people.  And to top everything off it seems Shido is having some unusual sister troubles.  Things are going to get really interesting from here on out.

Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince:  Episode 7
Stupid sexy enemy of humanity…

This episode starts off by giving mankind’s enemy, the Wulgaru, some screen time.  This has introduced an unexpected level of depth to the show’s storyline, as well as a new set of characters to be fleshed out.  This is a pleasant surprise, especially since I was thinking the show was just going to keep the story in a simpler, one-sided direction.  In the meantime, the GDF has completed a new weapon and has decided to immediately move it into the largest battle they have ever organized.  Seeing as command has a reputation for making poor decisions, we will have to see how things unfold next week.

Hataraku Maou-sama!:  Episode 7
(The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
Emi’s angry expressions have somehow made her famous amongst fans.

The devil and his roommates now have a new neighbor, a young girl with very traditional Japanese attire and mannerisms.  As usual, Emi decides to do some stalking to see if she has more competition-er… to make sure her enemies aren’t up to something evil.  But on the upside of things, Sadao is getting promoted to shift manager at MgRonalds!

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko:  Episode 6
(The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat)
Get out of my anime, Anita Sarkeesian.

Youto has figured out what happened to his house, along with another cat statue that is causing more trouble.  A couple test wishes that end with lewd results proves how powerful and potentially dangerous this new statue is.  Meanwhile, Youto is also trying to find a way to avoid the wraith of a seriously pissed off Steel King, and this somehow also ends with lewd results.

Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride:  Episode 7
This is important for samurai training, right?

As the rest of the girls begin qi training under their new teacher, Jubei is trying to find a way to turn back to her normal form.  The typical ecchi antics go on, with a bit of Naoe’s usual troublemaking from time to time.  Unfortunately, the power of Jubei’s master samurai form has also drawn the dark samurai to the dojo…

Kakumeiki Valvrave:  Episode 6
(Valvrave the Liberator)
No, you are space vampire mecha pilots.  Know the difference, Saki.

Saki isn’t satisfied with causing the school to erupt into a perfectly choreographed Idol production and stealing a kiss from Haruto.  She decides that the best way to make her comeback as an Idol is to hop into one of the newly discovered Valvrave robots hidden away in the school basement and become a space vampire.  I wasn’t even 5 minutes into this episode when I began to realize that the craziness of the story has become so out of hand that it seems more like the description of something that happened in one of the comedy anime I have been watching this season.  Things go from bad to worse when Saki’s character devolves into an edgy, reckless, manipulative mess of a person that leaps onto the battlefield to be showered with attention on the WIRED network’s twitter-like social media site.  And she does all this attention-whoring after going on a rant about how much she hates human beings.

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san:  Episode 7
What do mermaids, Japanese demons, and talking snakes do for fun?  They like to hang out in the woods, eat mushrooms and trip their balls off, apparently.

Once again Taku is introduced to another of Muromi’s legendary friends, this one being a genuine Kappa.  Don’t know what a Kappa is?  It is a Japanese water demon known for causing mischief, drowning pets, livestock and children, and stealing a mystical ball containing the souls of men from their butts.  Seriously, go look it up in Wikipedia.  Prepare for hilarious moments involving hallucinogenic mushrooms and cucumbers.

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.:  Episode 7
(My Little Sister Can’t be this Cute 2, AKA:  Oreimo 2)
Uh oh, is best girl about to win?

Warning:  Potential Spoilers?

Just after Kyousuke lectures his sister out of dating, Kuroneko calls him out for a confession.  Now Kyousuke is left wondering if dating her is right thing to do, so he asks his friends and his sister for advice.  Sorry Kirino fans, you should have known Kyousuke wasn’t going to take the illegal route, not that I can hear your cries over the sound of best girl winning…

…And yes, I did allow spoilers for gloating.

Red Data Girl:  Episode 7
An ambush by Tengu ninjas somehow ends in disappointment.

Izumiko seems to have fallen into an ambush, yet there is little to no consequence.  The camping trip continues, with the occasional odd occurrence and little to explain why.  In case you haven’t noticed, my enthusiasm for this show has been getting fizzling out with each episode, especially since we are over half way through the show and it is up to the same trick of building up suspense for mediocre and inconsequential events.

Shingeki no Kyojin:  Episode 7
(Attack on Titan)
Oh c’mon, stop being such a negative nancy.

Mikasa finally learns Eren’s fate, and now the soldiers left behind are running low on the propellant that powers their titan-hunting gear.  There is some pretty crazy stuff that happens in this episode, and I’d be laying out some serious spoilers if I talked about it.  Don’t miss this week’s episode!

Suisei no Gargantia:  Episode 7
(Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)
Time for some revenge…

Ledo is shocked to discover the Hideuze are Earth, and instantly gets to work doing what he does best: killing Hideuze.  Unfortunately the peaceniks of Gargantia know the enemy of all mankind as a sacred creature, so Ledo is scolded once again for doing something awesome.  Now the people of Gargantia are in fear of these creatures coming for revenge, as Ledo decides to leave the fleet in order to fulfill his duty of killing the Hideuze without anyone to stand in his way.  And this time it looks like Amy and her slutty friends won’t be able to convince Ledo to stop, even with sexy belly dancing.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S:  Episode 6
(A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Accelerator makes a great first impression.

After Misaka watches her clone get brutally murdered for the sake of science, she decides it is time to dispense some electromagnetic justice.  Unfortunately she is about to get a lesson on how much of a difference in power there can be even amongst a fellow level 5 esper.  And in the meantime, poor Kuroko is still waiting by the phone for a call from onee-sama…

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