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Hibike! Euphonium – 13 Review

hibike13.mp4 - 00008So the next time you blow out your birthday-candles, remember to shout at all the attendants what you wish for.

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Hibike! Euphonium 13: The ensemble has to overcome one last hurdle before it can go to the Nationals. Everybody’s nervous – but all their hard work pays off (big surprise…). Also, Kumiko and Shuichi are friends again, I guess.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – 24/25 Review

fate25.mp4 - 00009A whole series about a guy’s journey to realizing that the inability to change is a little bit problematic…

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Fate/Stay Night: UBW 24/25: Gilgamesh wants to destroy the world. Shirou wants to be a hero. Rin just wants to save the world and that asshole Shinji. Lucky for them… well, except for Gilgamesh… it doesn’t actually matter what they do. In the end it’s someone else who can take credit for saving the world. Then again, he really just did his job, didn’t he?

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Hibike! Euphonium – 12 Review

hibike121.mp4 - 00006Kumiko’s putting her warface on.

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Hibike! Euphonium 12: Kumiko didn’t care about music or playing the Euphonium. And still she played the Euphonium because everybody needs a hobby, right? Losing or winning were just two different sides of a coin she flipped as if it was the business of luck alone what would happen. But all that changed as she met Reina again and this time anything other than winning is unacceptable. Because this time it’s personal.

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Hibike! Euphonium – 11 Review

Sound!_Euphonium_Episode_11.mp4 - 00004I get the feeling that the director or script-supervisor has dictated that each episode-script had to contain at least one romantic scene between Reina and Kumiko with the addition that these two would be getting closer to just making out wildly on-screen with each new episode.

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Hibike! Euphonium 11: Kaori and Reina get their showdown. But before that their respective love-interests do the rounds in dealing with the circumstances of this confrontation. Also, the teacher’s cruel ploy ends up working for some reason without anybody realizing just how close they had come to the teacher putting Kaori into a VERY difficult position.

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Review-Roundup: Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 07-11, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 23

_C12__The_Disappearance_of_Nagato_Yuki-chan_-_07.mp4 - 00001She is, she really is! Nagato’s new personality in this spin-off-series is less interesting than the old one, especially in romantic scenarios.

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Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 07-11: Somehow Nagato manages to get closer to Kyon. Some might say it’s all thanks to the plot but whatever… Anyway, then one day she almost gets hit by a car but during the accident she becomes the emotionless alien-version of herself again and so… stuff happens which I guess, some people care about.

F/SN: Unlimited Blade Works 23: Gilgamesh wants to initiate an apocalypse because humanity has mostly turned into weed (in his opinion). Shirou, Rin and Saber are the only ones who can stop him. And… they pretty much get as far as to the point where a cliffhanger seems sensible.

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Hibike! Euphonium – 10 Review

Sound!_Euphonium_Episode_10_HD.mp4 - 00005This moment has been hinted at a couple times before but this is the most extensive flashback of this defining moment for Kumiko. So there you go: Another thing to add to the giant pile of character-shit the next two episodes have to resolve somehow!

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Hibike! Euphonium 10: Kumiko has a touching conversation with Senpai and the peace of the ensemble gets disturbed by malicious rumors accusing the teacher of unfairly choosing Reina to be the soloist. Reina denies it openly and (naturally) she explains the whole situation only to Kumiko.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 22 Review

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_22.mp4 - 00007What a tsundere looks like after her “first time”.

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F/SN UBW 22: Rin, Saber and Shirou sit around tired in Shirou’s living-room when shiny-boy decides it’s time for dinner! Of course, that’s the right thing to do! Also, Shirou experiences a bunch of shit he doesn’t understand at all (which is fine because nobody seems to expect him to understand that stuff in the first place). And I guess, the world is about to end.

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Review-Roundup: Hibike! Euphonium 09, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 21

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_21.mp4 - 00004And the rest is, as they say, history…

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Hibike! Euphonium 09: Auditions are happening and Kumiko is about to lose confidence… as her secret lover Reina appears and makes her swear to kick ass or something. Also, Hazuki still gives a shit about Shuichi. Neither Kumiko nor the series actually does so at this point.

F/SN: UBW 21: Archer loses because of all the feels and Gilgamesh blabbers about the end of the world. Because if the end of the world hadn’t been at stake Rin, Shirou and Saber just would’ve gone on a nice holiday instead of course!

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Review-Roundup: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 19/20, Shokugeki no Soma 06-08, Sidonia no Kishi S2 05-07, Hibike! Euphonium 07/08

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_19.mp4 - 00002Yep, two whole episodes of fighting and arguing because two dickheads are just too frigging stubborn to find a compromise.

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F/SN: UBW 19/20: Shirou and Archer finally meet in battle which naturally means… A lot of talking! Meanwhile Rin has the most tumultuous damsel-in-distress-arc imaginable.

Shokugeki no Soma 06-08: Soma can do no wrong! And apparently the best kind of school might as well be a tournament in disguise.

Sidonia no Kishi S2 05-07: Tsumugi, Izana and Tanake are having a jolly good time! Meanwhile, evil people do evil stuff with somewhat disastrous results! And those two things barely have anything to do with each other. Talk about plot-synergy!

Hibike! Euphonium 07/08: What do you do as a teenager when you’re not devoting yourself to playing music? Of course, you study! Or you go on a date! As far as teenage-life-tropes go not the most imaginative choices. Maybe the vague romantic tension between two girls will spice things up – is what the script-writers probably thought.

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Review-Roundup: Hibike! Euphonium 04-06, Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 03-06

_C12__Hibike__Euphonium_-_06.mp4 - 00001Asuka is most definitely the most entertaining character of Hibike! Euphonium.

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Hibike! oEuphnium 04-06: A bunch of schoolkids deal with a teacher who seems nice but employs some really draconic teaching-methods. But it’s all fine because, as they say, pain is the best teacher. Also, we all know that you’ve wasted your childhood if you’ve never tried VERY hard to win a national competition.

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 03-06: Eruna does some nonsense and somehow some droopy dramaqueens get cured of their droopiness in the process. Also, battles and stuff.

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