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Review-Roundup: Aquarion Logos 04, God Eater 03, Ranpo Kitan 04

Aquarion Logos S01E04 (720p).mp4 - 00004Sure, bad puns are one way to deal with high-concept story-ideas…

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Aquarion Logos 04: Love is in the air! Obviously the upcoming Tanabata-festival is a big chance for the shy girl to confess to the dude who considers himself to be the savior of the world. And… that doesn’t go anywhere really. Instead we deal with three people finding out that synchronizing with three people for an Aquarion-gattai-formation feels MUCH better than doing it with two persons. And shy-girl confesses… that she has a traumatic past she now has managed to overcome somewhat! Truly, it’s exactly what you would call a victory for love!

God Eater 03: There’s a special kind of Newbie on a plane. She’s surrounded by monsters. Newbie-dude and two veterans come to her rescue. Things work out in the end. … The End.

Ranpo Kitan 04: Someone who calls himself Twenty Faces has been killing off criminals which haven’t landed in prison or exited it early for some reason. The best solution genius-kid and girly-boy come up with is to just release a very evil criminal as bait. Turns out when you secretly help an evil criminal to avoid prison, some vigilante-like killer shows up! And after the killer who tried to kill the dude from the last episode gets revealed we’re supposedly very anxious to hear his excuses for the whole thing.

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Review-Roundup: God Eater 02, Akagami no Shirayukihime 01-03, Rokka no Yuusha 01-03

God Eater - 02.mp4 - 00000Yeah, audience, GOT IT?! We all need to know, of course, what buttons need to be pressed for rapid-fire! Maybe the next time someone uses a coffee-machine or a copy-machine in an anime, someone should go into detail about what buttons to push in what order to make the damn thing work…

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God Eater 02: The fight continues – but the new guy with his special Newtype-abilities fucks up. Naturally he lands in a cell and it takes a LOT of talking for the authority-figures to understand what kind of peanutbrain the main-character truly is. And just as it obviously becomes clear that they can’t let a potential fighter sit around in a cell when they desperately need one, the episode already ends… What a cliffhanger!

Akagami no Shirayukihime 01-03: Girl with red hair (!) has trouble with a prince. Another prince rescues her. And then she gets into even more trouble – which she also gets rescued again from by that second prince… It’s all very romantic and innocent.

Rokka no Yuusha 01-03: The world’s about to end – again. And six heroes must kill the ultimate evil – again. But nothing’s ever as simple as it seems, is it?

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Aquarion Logos – 03 Review

Aquarion 03.mp4 - 00012And risking her life in mecha-battles against evil word-monsters will definitely bring her one step closer to achieving that goal!

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Aquarion Logos 03: The idol-business, as it turns out, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – especially if your resume ends with you barely having left kindergarten. Karan is one such girl and her mother is the kind of dragon you definitely don’t want to have for your childhood-experience. But thanks to a supernatural catastrophe the mother realizes just how much of an asshole she has been to her daughter and Karan can forgive her for being an asshole (seems like kindergarten teaches kids a lot about adult-regrets these days). Also, Maia establishes her tsundere-position and gets lost in the city…

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Ranpo Kitan: Game Of Laplace – 03 Review

Ranpo Kitan - Game of Laplace - 03 [720p].mp4 - 00002That’s one of the good guys. You know, being into little girls as a middle-aged man… turns out it’s not THAT weird apparently!

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Ranpo Kitan 03: Someone who weirdly sounds like a child-molester gets falsely accused in a case of various girls having gone missing. Girly Boy is right there to help him clear his name and find the most recent girl Shadow-Man had gotten close to. Also, the kidnapper wanted to bang the Girly Boy – but that’s par of the course at this point, I guess.

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Review-Roundup: God Eater 01, Aquarion Logos 02, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu 12-15

God Eater - 01.mp4 - 00002This is where the anti-hero needlessly tries to convince himself (and us) that beneath this angsty and angry façade isn’t a heart of gold.

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God Eater 01: Another mopy teenager in another post-apocalyptic world that can’t get its shit together! Luckily said angsty teenager will save them all… at his own pace naturally.

Aquarion Logos 02: Do words even matter? What do we have to tell each other that a bunch of mechas or weirdly characterized cleaning-ladies can’t convey without a lot of words? Look at it that way: You need one word to pilot a mecha but how many words does it take to order a coffee at Starbucks…?! Really makes you think, doesn’t it?

Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 12-15: Turns out alien-Nagato is cooler than the moe-Nagato this spin-off invented. Big surprise! But this isn’t her story…! Where would the romantic drama come from if the female lead were an actual cool person…?!

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Ranpo Kitan: Game Of Laplace – 02 Review

_C12__Ranpo_Kitan_-_Game_of_Laplace_-_01.mp4 - 00009Sure, there are some special agents like James Bond who have a license to kill and then there are guys like this one who have a license to not have to go to school…

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Ranpo Kitan 02: Girly boy sets up a trap for a killer while enticing his boyfriend. And… the killer falls for the trap. The police are right there as well for an applause-break (it’s the most active they’ve been during this investigation).

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Review-Roundup: Ranpo Kitan: Game Of Laplace 01, Aquarion Logos 01

_C12__Aquarion_Logos_-_01.mp4 - 00010Finally we get a hero insane enough to have a genuine hero-complex!

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Ranpo Kitan: Game Of Laplace 01: A dude gets murdered. The police’s best suspect? A little boy! And there’s even a genius-boy-detective getting involved as well! Naturally the little boy loves it all – even as when he gets imprisoned by the police because at the end of the episode they really consider him to be part of this murder… It’s hard to tell where the series’ seriousness and sense of humor starts and ends with this absurd tale…

Aquarion Logos 01: Another one of those! This time around it’s language itself that goes berserk and needs to be fought with the Aquarion-mecha! Also, the heroic main-chara is simply crazy.

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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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