Weekly Anime Round-Up: August 19th– August 25th

Things are back up to speed, and I’ve managed to catch up on all things Symphogear, for those who felt left out last week.  We are entering the last quarter of this summer, and plans are brewing for the fall season.  At this time I’m not planning on taking up as many shows for the round-up, but I’m sure I will still get seduced by more shows than I plan to watch as always.

Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation:  Episode 7
(Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation)
Iris heart is arguably more evil at heart than the villains of Gameindustri.

Easy-going and absent minded Plutia joins the crew this week, much to the elation of fans of Neptunia V.  Arfore hatches a new scheme to destroy the goddesses, and anyone that has played V probably knows this is a bad thing to do around Plutia.  Prepare yourselves for the magnificence that is Iris Heart.

Danganronpa:  The Animation:  Episode 8
I really want a Monokuma plushie.

With another trial over, another floor of the Academy is unlocked.  Naegi bears witness to events that leads him to believe that Monobear has a student working for him amongst the crew, and this causes some friction between Kyouko and himself.  And of course, another student winds up dead.  Find out which one!

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Ilya:  Episode 7
Ilya demonstrates her true otaku spirit.

Before jumping back into the action, things go back into comedy territory this week.  Did you know that Ilya has a thing for maids?  The first half of this episode is full of depraved hilariousness, but things get serious again when the Assassin card appears.

Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince:  Episode 20
Careful, she’s a clinger.

Recent events have taken a toll on everyone, and in the meantime the GDF is trying to gather support for a final assault on the Wulgaru warp gate.  This episode is full of big revelations, so I’m not going to say anything else to avoid spoilers.

Highschool DxD NEW:  Episode 8
Xenovia teaches all of us the importance of safe sex.

Issei finally meets his antithesis, the White Dragon Albion, face to face.  Fortunately for Issei, Albion isn’t looking for a fight… yet.  This leaves Issei free to continue dreaming about becoming a harem king while making everyone one of his regular classmates jealous.  The week Issei and friends also meet one of the four Great Overlords, whom also happens to be a sexy magical girl.  Damn, this show just keeps getting better…

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Megami-hen:  Episode 7
(The World God Only Knows:  Season 3)
This dude is a machine.

Kaima has fallen ill from rushing to help Kanon without taking care of himself.  Not only does this not stop his conquest scheme, he uses it to his advantage.  Take a seat, OG’s and pimps, this is the work of a true master.

Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi:  Episode 8
(The Sunday without God)
This is one of the craziest casts of characters I have seen in a while.

The plan to escape the school is nearly complete, and the final breakout is to begin in another day or so.  When Ai discovers some of her fellow students would rather stay behind than escape, she attempts to coerce them into leaving with her insane positivity.  Just for added awesome points, there is a tiny bit of badass gun slinging to look forward too.

Monogatari Series: Second Season:  Episode 8
School uniform Shinobu is ridiculously adorable.

Araragi and Shinobu end up much farther into the past than the expected, by about 11 years.  Araragi decides that he should take advantage of this opportunity to change the fate of an old friend.  This somehow involves Araragi chasing little girls around the neighborhood…

Ro-Kyu-Bu!  SS:  Episode 7 (Last week’s episode should have been “6.5”, ~oh!)
Little girls have objectified and taken ownership of an innocent young man.  Checkmate, feminists.

Maho’s father invites Subaru and the girls to his Mansion, somehow confusing the event for an arranged marriage between Subaru and Maho.  Since he happens to be fabulously wealthy, he offers Subaru just about anything he can think of as an apology.  This leads to Maho’s father funding a huge basketball tournament that challenges loliballers from around Japan.  Yes, this episode has what you all came here to see: lolis playing basketball.  Prepare for a cliffhanger ending at halftime.

Rozen Maiden (2013):  Episode 8
I really hope this guy gets killed by one of the dolls somehow.

There isn’t much noteworthy to mention from this episode.  Jun goes to work, helps his friend out with her play, works on his doll, and his boss is still a cockmongler.  I’m sure they are going somewhere with this…

   Senki Zesshou Symphogear G:  Episodes 7&8
Never take candy from strangers, even if they claim to be scientists.

Did you miss not getting a fix of sexy girls in song-powered combat gear?  I sure did.  Things get pretty crazy over these two episodes, and since a lot of fans are playing catch-up, I’m not going to say anything to avoid spoiling the fun.

Shingeki no Kyojin:  Episode 20
(Attack on Titan)
As bad as this looks, she deserves everything she gets.

The female titan has been captured, and everyone is eager to find out if she is another human capable of transforming into a titan.  As usual, she is one step ahead of everyone, and manages to defend the nape of her neck even while captive.  What else could possibly go wrong?

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S:  Episode 19
(A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Children really should be afraid of tsundere’s that shoot lightning.

The Railgun “filler arc” continues.  Despite the grumbling amongst some fans, however, I don’t really think these episodes are much different from what happens between major conflicts, and they are still quite fun to watch.  For those looking for extra Railgun fun, the fansub community has put out MMR (Much More Railgun) 3 from the BD’s, the latest of the ridiculous shorts where the show’s creators go crazy.

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!:  Episode 7
(It’s Not My Fault I’m Not Popular!)
AKA: Watamote
I typically consider this an “awesome” day.

Summer break has arrived, and Tomoko does what she always does, playing games, watching anime, and surfing the internet.  For some reason she becomes concerned that she is “wasting” her summer, so she decides to make an attempt at becoming an internet idol. Things only go south from here.

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