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Final Review: Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (or OreShura for short) is based on an ongoing light novel of the same name. Eita Kidou is a high school student who has the dream of attending medical school. As a result of his dream as well as family issues, he attempts to avoid the typical high school student social and romance life. Unfortunately, this doesn’t last long when Mazusu Natsukawa, the most beautiful girl in school suddenly makes him her boyfriend. Of course, while this is against Eita’s personal will, the catch is the two attempt to be a fake couple in order to maintain peaceful high school lives. However, matters only get more complicated when childhood friends get involved. OreShura premiered during the Winter 2012/2013 anime season and was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll.

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Final Review: Vividred Operation

Vividred Operation is an original work by Strike Witches’ Kazuhiro Takamura. It is set in a futuristic world where everything is powered by the Manifestation/Incarnate Engine. However, that peace does not last forever: An unknown species known as the Alone begins to attack the society with its priority of the Incarnate Engine’s destruction. Akane Isshiki is given a special key by her grandfather, granting access to the Vivid System to help in fending off the Alone. Akane is later joined by a group of friends: Aoi Futaba, Wakaba Saegusa, and Himawari Shinomiya. Vividred Operation premiered during the Winter 2012/2013 anime season, was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll, and licensed by Aniplex USA.

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Final Review: Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! (or OniAi for short) is based off a light novel of the same name. The story follows the daily life of the Himenokouji twins who are finally reunited 6 years after the death of their parents. Since then, Akiko has developed an incestuous fondness for her brother, Akito. Unfortunately the feelings don’t reciprocate. While they now live together, they also live with three (soon 4) other girls that attend the same school. Akiko sees them as competition and attempts to pursue her brother more to reciprocate her feelings. OniAi premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season and was simulcasted by Funimation.

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Final Review: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012)

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012) is based off the 63 volume manga of the same name. To date, the Jojo series has received very spread out and non-chronological adaptations of the 8 part series with the first adaptation in 1993-1994, which animated the second half of the third part of the series: Stardust Crusaders. The 2012 anime adaptation animates the first 2 parts of the manga (volumes 1 through 12), featuring Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. Phantom Blood had received a film adaptation in 2007. In essence, this is the tale that begins all of Jojo. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure 2012 premiered during the Fall 2012 and Winter 2012/2013 anime seasons.

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Final Review: Love Live! School Idol Project

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Love Live! School Idol Project is based on a Japanese multimedia project that began in 2010. The anime adaptation focuses on the Love Live! cast trying to save their high school from shutting down due to low applicants. The franchise has spun off various music videos since its inception, some of which were included in the anime itself. Love Live! premiered in Winter 2012/2013 for 13 episodes, was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll and licensed by NIS America.

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Final Review: Psycho-Pass

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Psycho-Pass is an original anime written by Gen Urobuchi that premiered in the NoitaminA slot during Fall 2012 and Winter 2012/2013 anime seasons. It takes place in the near future in a utopia like setting where humans are measured by a metric known as the crime coefficient. The coefficient is the society’s way of determining how likely any one person is likely to commit a crime be it a misdemeanor or a lethal/murder. The show specifically focuses on Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Division and how they attempt to maintain order in this futuristic society. Psycho-Pass is licensed by Funimation.

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Final Review: Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman is an anime inspired based off a pachinko game with designs and animation inspired by Monkey Punch, creator of the Lupin III franchise. Set in a fantasy, historical setting, Roman acts as both a thief and a helper with the primary purpose to help the weak being bullied by the strong and/or wealthy. Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman premiered during the Winter  2012/2013 anime season and was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll.

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Final Review: Bakuman 3

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

As the name implies, Bakuman 3 is third season of the Bakuman franchise that began running in 2010. As it is the third season of a long running title, I will skip most of the introduction since viewers watching at this point are either completionists or obviously fans of the series. Bakuman 3 began airing in Fall 2012 and ran for 25 episodes to end in March 2013. Unlike the first two series, Bakuman 3 was neither simulcasted nor licensed for release in the US. The first season was licensed and partially released in the US before dropping the licensed. The second season was licensed but never released prior to the dropping of the license. Note: I have completed reading the manga prior to watching this series so there may be some bias in my review.

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Final Review: Shirokuma Cafe

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Shirokuma Cafe is based off an ongoing josei, gag manga of the same name. It follows the daily lives of animals and humans living together where the animals can actually speak. The main crew features a polar bear, a penguin, and a panda. The series ran for a whole year consisting of 50 episodes between April 2012 and March 2013. Shirokuma Cafe was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll during its run.

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Final Review: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (or Maoyuu for short) is based on a series of light novels that ran between 2010 and 2012. It is often compared to Isuna Hasekura’s Spice & Wolf light novel due to its similar nature and approach. Maoyuu is set in a time where humans and demons are at war. Upon the hero’s encounter with the demon king (or rather queen), the demon queen proposes an alliance to help end the war and bring prosperity to both humans and demons alike. The hero agrees and thus began the life and adventures of the demon queen and the hero. Maoyuu ran during the Winter 2012/2013 season and was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll.

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