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Anime roundup 7/19/2013: Expository Lumps

And now, the rest of your season premieres! For those who were eagerly awaiting Symphogear G or the new Milky Holmes, I regret to...

Anime roundup 7/12/2013: The World Is Illusion

It's season premiere time, so let's set aside the continuing shows for a week to look at new stuff. (Space Brothers is taking the...

Anime roundup 7/5/2013: The Moving Finger Writes

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, end - By golly, they managed it. The big fight scene and enough time left over to wrap...

Anime roundup 6/28/2013: Fall of the Guardians

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #12 - Is it an act of insubordination if you refuse the orders given by your superior officer's...

Summer 2013 Anime Preview

So, you heard about that Sailor Moon reboot everyone is all excited about? It's been pushed back to 2014 at least. Instead, here are...

Anime roundup 6/21/2013: The Great Chain of Beating

Hunter x Hunter #84 - One of the recurring features of shōnen series is a tendency to look at characters exclusively through who...

Anime roundup 6/14/2013: Strange Aeons

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #10 - So the magical glowing trails from which all the fleets of Earth draw their electricity are,...

Anime roundup 6/9/2013: Meeting the Enemy

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #9 - Now Ledo knows what, or rather who, he's been fighting... almost. The descendants of the human/squid...

Anime roundup 6/2/2013: Graduation Day

Hunter x Hunter #81 - Watch that fight scene in isolation, and it's just another case of insanely exaggerated martial arts. But watch...

Anime roundup 5/26/2013: In the Long Run We Are All Dead

Hunter x Hunter #80 - The Chimera Ant queen has just collected the brain of a man so misanthropic that he founded an...

Anime roundup 5/19/2013: Ant Misbehavin’

Space Brothers #57 - Everyone caught that piko-piko is the Japanese onomatopoeic equivalent to "beep", right? So we all know how the author...

Anime roundup 5/12/2013: Failure Analysis

First, some big news for those of you in Spain and Portugal: Crunchyroll expanded its offerings for you as of May 9th. The specific...

Anime roundup 5/3/2013: Photoeugenic

Hunter x Hunter #77 - Giant ants! Giant mutant intelligent ants! Giant intelligent ants which eat people and then practice Lamarckian evolution! I expect...

Anime roundup 4/28/2013: Tribal knowledge

Hunter x Hunter #76 - Hunter x Hunter was previously adapted for TV in 1998-1999 for a series that ran to the middle of...

Anime Roundup 4/21/2013: Fee Fi, Ho Hum

More international streaming sites have announced their spring simulcasts, and I'm afraid it looks like the entire world will get to see a couple...

Anime roundup 4/14/2013: This Will Be on the Test

A big stack of first looks this week, and then it'll be time to make decisions about what to add for the regular weekly...

Anime roundup 4/7/2013: Stop the World, I Want To Get Off

First, a little awards news: Nominees for the Seiun for Best Media (roughly equivalent to Hugo nominees for Best Dramatic Presentation) include two anime...

Spring 2013 Anime Preview

Every three months, like clockwork, Japanese TV remakes itself. A bunch of shows end, a bunch more start, and many continuing series bring out...

Anime roundup 3/31/2013: You Are In a Maze of Twisty Little...

From the New World, end - If there has been one theme running through every episode of From the New World from the beginning,...

Anime roundup 3/24/2013: High Anxiety

Space Brothers #49 - Yes, international viewers who may not be familiar with the southwestern US, there are rattlesnakes near Amarillo, and yes, if...

The story so far: Hunter x Hunter

International stream: Crunchyroll (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand; subtitles in English or French; and for those who may be wondering...

Anime roundup 3/17/2013: Showdown time

So here's how this works: Every week, I commentate on the latest episodes of various anime series, and then we all discuss further in...

The story so far: From the New World

International stream: Crunchyroll (North & South America, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden; subtitles in English, Spanish, or Portuguese) The...

The story so far: Space Brothers

Hello there! I'm going to be doing weekly discussions of current sf anime episodes and previews of upcoming shows in this slot. Since we're...