Final thoughts on Ao Haru Ride:
Typical shoujo setup, insanely good execution. Great characters that continued making huge strides in their development without any melodrama. My favorite parts of this show were the really quiet, intimate bonding moments that you just don’t get to have in other romances. Unfortunately, no kiss. Guess it’s off to the manga for me!
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Final thoughts on Ao Haru Ride:

Typical shoujo setup, insanely good execution. Great characters that continued making huge strides in their development without any melodrama. My favorite parts of this show were the really quiet, intimate bonding moments that you just don’t get to have in other romances. Unfortunately, no kiss. Guess it’s off to the manga for me!

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ao haru ride anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Haikyuu!!:
Best sports anime I’ve seen since Chihayafuru. Watching Hinata and his team reach for the top was the highlight of my Sundays for the past two months. The teamwork, the stratagem, the intensity, it’s all there. Coupled with fluid animation, tight pacing, and excellent sound design, Haikyuu is one of the most accurate portrayals of what it means to play a sport. In its characters, it instills all the soul and energy of its genre. 
So you can’t help but cheer.
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Final thoughts on Haikyuu!!:

Best sports anime I’ve seen since Chihayafuru. Watching Hinata and his team reach for the top was the highlight of my Sundays for the past two months. The teamwork, the stratagem, the intensity, it’s all there. Coupled with fluid animation, tight pacing, and excellent sound design, Haikyuu is one of the most accurate portrayals of what it means to play a sport. In its characters, it instills all the soul and energy of its genre. 

So you can’t help but cheer.

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haikyuu!! anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Hanayamata:
Best moe show I’ve seen this year. It’s cute, colorful, and surprisingly impactful. Each character was given an equal amount of attention and care to their development arcs and it all came together quite nicely. I really appreciated how the tone could unsuspectingly shift from a silly gag to thoughtful dialogue. The finale delivered on a huge amount of buildup and was satisfyingly executed. Madhouse has put together a lovely experience I can only describe as dazzling. 
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Final thoughts on Hanayamata:

Best moe show I’ve seen this year. It’s cute, colorful, and surprisingly impactful. Each character was given an equal amount of attention and care to their development arcs and it all came together quite nicely. I really appreciated how the tone could unsuspectingly shift from a silly gag to thoughtful dialogue. The finale delivered on a huge amount of buildup and was satisfyingly executed. Madhouse has put together a lovely experience I can only describe as dazzling. 

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hanayamata anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun:
Hands down, best comedy of the season. I will miss these lovable dorks and hilarity of their daily lives. Chiyo is the cutest girl to have come out of this season. This show crafted its characters and comedic style with a lot of heart. And for that, it is going into my Summer 2014 Top 5.
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Final thoughts on Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun:

Hands down, best comedy of the season. I will miss these lovable dorks and hilarity of their daily lives. Chiyo is the cutest girl to have come out of this season. This show crafted its characters and comedic style with a lot of heart. And for that, it is going into my Summer 2014 Top 5.

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gekkan shoujo nozaki kun anime summer 2014

Fate / stay night Trailer 3

In case I haven’t hyped this up enough for everyone yet, Unlimited Blade Works is coming and it’s glorious. An absolute privilege to have such high quality animation on TV and simulcast. I can’t stop rewatching this trailer.

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fate stay night unlimited blade works anime fall 2014

Inou Battle wa Nichijoukei no Naka de (Inou Battle within Everyday Life) PV2

TRIGGER’s doing an adaptation so this isn’t going to be their original story and probably won’t be insane like Kill la Kill. But it seems their style of humor will fit pretty well with this.

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inou battle kill la kill trigger anime fall 2014

Final thoughts on Sabagebu!:
The utter hilarity of a club of highschool girls fantasizing about epic gun battles. When in reality they’re just playing with airsoft guns.
That is Sabagebu.
Momoka’s reprehensible greed and self-centeredness. Sacrificing her friends for her own survival.
That is Sabagebu.
A platypus operating a heavy machine gun from a helicopter.
That is Sabagebu.
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Final thoughts on Sabagebu!:

The utter hilarity of a club of highschool girls fantasizing about epic gun battles. When in reality they’re just playing with airsoft guns.

That is Sabagebu.

Momoka’s reprehensible greed and self-centeredness. Sacrificing her friends for her own survival.

That is Sabagebu.

A platypus operating a heavy machine gun from a helicopter.

That is Sabagebu.

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sabagebu! anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Captain Earth:
Oh Captain Earth, you were a strange strange ride. Everything seemed cool and shiny at the beginning with an amazing OP to boot. But on the whole it became a chore to watch with only a few parts being interesting.
The finale itself was better than I was expecting even if it’s rather absurd. I could tell it was drawing on TTGL elements which made it enjoyable. I don’t regret watching but I wouldn’t really recommend it either.
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Final thoughts on Captain Earth:

Oh Captain Earth, you were a strange strange ride. Everything seemed cool and shiny at the beginning with an amazing OP to boot. But on the whole it became a chore to watch with only a few parts being interesting.

The finale itself was better than I was expecting even if it’s rather absurd. I could tell it was drawing on TTGL elements which made it enjoyable. I don’t regret watching but I wouldn’t really recommend it either.

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captain earth anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Aldnoah.Zero:
Jaw-effing-dropped. My favorite anime this season. Wow. All my love to Urobochi.
Slaine embodied PIso’s Justice and pit that ideal directly against Inaho who embodied Urobochi’s utilitarianism. 
Slaine is now set to be the most interesting and sophisticated character of this show. I can’t wait to see his fate in the next season.
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Final thoughts on Aldnoah.Zero:

Jaw-effing-dropped. My favorite anime this season. Wow. All my love to Urobochi.

Slaine embodied PIso’s Justice and pit that ideal directly against Inaho who embodied Urobochi’s utilitarianism. 

Slaine is now set to be the most interesting and sophisticated character of this show. I can’t wait to see his fate in the next season.

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aldnoah.zero anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Tokyo Ghoul:
This adaptation gimped Kaneki’s character development hard. If you want to look into the manga, start from chapter 1. The anime leaves out so much that it will be very confusing to try to pick up where it leaves off.
The mangaka has ended the series at chapter 143 with a massive cliffhanger and fans are presuming he will author a sequel some time later.
The thoughtful inner monologue of this finale is kind of stuff that’s been getting cut out of this whole adaptation and what really makes Tokyo Ghoul enjoyable. Thankfully the finale was done pretty well even if that meant changing some things around and not completing the rest of the Aogiri tree arc.
I hope anime viewers will pick up the manga so they can experience the full breath of what Tokyo Ghoul has to offer.
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Final thoughts on Tokyo Ghoul:

This adaptation gimped Kaneki’s character development hard. If you want to look into the manga, start from chapter 1. The anime leaves out so much that it will be very confusing to try to pick up where it leaves off.

The mangaka has ended the series at chapter 143 with a massive cliffhanger and fans are presuming he will author a sequel some time later.

The thoughtful inner monologue of this finale is kind of stuff that’s been getting cut out of this whole adaptation and what really makes Tokyo Ghoul enjoyable. Thankfully the finale was done pretty well even if that meant changing some things around and not completing the rest of the Aogiri tree arc.

I hope anime viewers will pick up the manga so they can experience the full breath of what Tokyo Ghoul has to offer.

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tokyo ghoul anime summer 2014