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    Post by Almael on 12/6/2017, 8:19 am

    I think the manga for Monster Girl might be better. * shrugs*

    Apropos, there are two shows this season I forgot to mention in which I do have semi interest. They are based on novels and manga of the same name and kind of got popular. Both are travelers genre. I haven't watched much yet.

    Kino no Tabi
    A boy who travels the world with his bike. He visits places with their special culture and or other specifics. It ranges from interesting to weird. It explores possibilities of human society and culture. The more interesting of the both like
    a nation that allows killing or a nation where people's deed earns points (positive and negative).

    Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
    Two girls travel the apocalyptic world in a WWII nazi-german hybrid caterpillar threaded bike. It explores the limits of humanity vs. survival, and adds other aspects into the mix to liven it up. The style is simple.
    The creator probably has a motorbike fetish, for a few seconds I saw something like an old Honda C50 or italian Garelli? scooter-hybrid or moped (as know in most part of the world).

    Apropos bikes, there's "Two Car", a motorcycle sidecar racing show.

    Shoukoku no Altair ep.21
    Looks like the Battle of Houston was used for this one as far as battleground and strategy are concerned.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/6/2017, 2:39 pm

    Well they do seem to be concentrating more on the ecchi side of things in the anime so far.But still
    enjoyable as long as you don't mind too much the occasional boob joke.

    Monday re-watched Buso Renkin, which was why I made the comments I did elsewhere.
    Tokiko is still unable to summon Valkyrie Skirt and Kazuki is nowhere nearby so it's up to Gota to
    protect his beloved senpai.
    Unfortunately he is up against Shinobu a Alchemist Warrior whose Buso Renkin allows him to drift in and out of shadows like a ninja.
    Then Gota comes up with a daring tactic that allows him to defeat Shinobu.
    Elsewhere Chitose is leading her team against Victor.At fist it looks like they will be successful but
    he turns out to be too strong and she uses Hermes to transport the team back to the safety of the plane.Finally Kazuki arrives where he will face his next opponent:Captain Bravo!..

    Tuesday episode 3 of Flying Witch. Makoto asks her 'uncle' for a plot to plant some vegetables as it is part of a witch's training.Kei and Chisanu help.Then Makoto gets distracted by a pheasant and tires to catch it.
    Later a mysterious witch and her cat arrive.
    It turns out to be Makoto's older sister.She wants to see how her little sister is doing and is disappointed that she hasn't been practicing any magic lately(Chito snitched on her! Laughing )
    with Chisanu watching her sister teaches Makoto a simple spell to summon crows.
    Unfortunately because Makoto uses her own hair in the spell instead of one she gets an entire
    murder of crows!...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/8/2017, 3:21 pm

    Wednesday episode 8 of School Live,the girls discuss what they want to do after 'graduation'.
    Yuki says she might simply work because then she won't have to worry about tests any more but
    Yuri reminds her that even at work they have to take tests for advancement.
    Kurumi says she'll either work or get married and Yuki can't have but tease her about "Mr.Shovel"!
    (Who knew Yuki could be so cruel? Laughing )
    Later Miki finds Yuri still awake unable to go to sleep because she's trying to find the secret of the key they found.
    Miki can't sleep either and they talk about the odd fact that the school has everything that anyone needs to survive a catastrophe.
    They then go and search around for what ever the key opens ending up in the staff room.
    They're about to give up when Yuki comes in and they tell her they're on a scavanger hunt.
    She gets excited and finds a stuff toy animal and a sleeping bag before uncovering a hidden
    drawer.
    They find a briefcase in the drawer and Yuki goes out.
    Yuri asks Miki to wake Kurumi up and the three of them go through the contents.
    They discover to their horror that their city may in fact be the testing ground for some sort of
    biological weapon.
    The last scene shows Yuki in front of a door talking to Megumi!

    Th,episode 8 of Himouto!Umaru-chan, it's the week of Christmas and Taihei gets the kotatsu
    out.Umaru helps by getting all her junk moved and then piles stuff on top of the kotatsu.
    Later Umaru feels blue because Kirie hasn't posted anything on her blog and Ebina's gone home.
    She's surprised when Taihei comes home early dressed as Santa with Kirie tagging behind.
    On New Year's Bomba comes home with Taihei and they all watch the New Year'sBell Ringing.
    Tachibana is shown in line on tv to ring the bell and can't wait for the proper time but runs up and
    then declares on the news that she was the first to ring the bell.
    New Year's Day Uramu thinks Taihei is pissed because she promised to be more serious "Next Year".
    But really all he wanted was to take her to the shrine for their yearly visit.
    They get their fortunes and Uramu asks her brother which is worse: no luck or limited luck?
    After the ED there is an epilog that features Bomba and Taihei's boss Kauna.She let them go
    early because she was feeling lonely herself.
    It also shows that she is crushing on Taiehi and has been since they were all in Junior High.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/11/2017, 5:46 pm

    Friday episode 9 of Bubblegum Crisis,Tokyo 2040Nene teases Leon about his trying to become
    Priss' boyfriend.Linna wants to know why Priss hates Boomers so much.Mackie and Slyia make up and
    she promises to protect him.
    Later Slyia is pissed with Nene for teaching Mackie how to hack instead of training;then Nene reveals what she knows about Priss and Leon which makes Slyia really pissed off!
    The next Boomer attack and Priss and Linna are wondering why Nene is in a snit.
    And this whole episode starts off with Genom,the AD Police and Knight Sabers all wondering about the disappearance of Boomers working the underground.

    Saturday Introductions I and episode 7 of Girls Und Panzer. I mention the introductions
    because it's as long as a normal episode.Basically a recap episode with the main characters being
    introduced.This is also sub only unlike the rest of the series.
    Episode 7 deals with the girls of Oorai getting ready for their match against Anzio( you really need
    to get the OVA,This Is The Real Anzio Battle to see the actual match though because the tv episode only shows the finale of the match).
    A lot of it has to do with a search for substitute tanks since at least one of the ones they've used
    is out of commission.
    In the process Saori and the Frosh girls get lost in the belly of the ship.

    Sunday episode 7 of Monster Musume this was interesting as the ED and OP are reversed.
    The reason being that it starts off with the Monster Girl Squad going up against some outlaw
    Orcs who have taken over a comic book shop.They're demands were somewhat absurd:
    basically Orc X Human Female Henati manga! Rolling Eyes
    After the squad takes down the orcs Agent Smith invites them over with Kurusu and the girls.
    In the second part Kurusu gets kidnapped by Archanea.
    The others don't notice anything is wrong until Papi and Suu start bringing in the groceries and
    Papi says they found them outside.
    Eventually Smith allows Archanea to stay with Kurusu since his house is the only one large
    enough,and as Archanea herself mentions there are already plenty of other monster girls living
    there!
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/13/2017, 2:06 pm

    Monday Spice And Wolf episode Wolf And Some Youngsters.
    Holo and Lawrence help their new found sheperdress friend to take her flock to market.
    On the way they encounter a pack of wolves.
    Later on the return trip the wolves continue to track them.
    The party separates and Lawrence gets waylaid by bandits.
    Holo confronts the wolves and an elder wolf.They surround her...

    Tuesday Flying Witch episode 4, while at a cherry blossom festival Makoto,Kei and
    Chisanu meet a mysterious fortune teller.It turns out to be another witch who is also a
    friend of Akane's,Makoto's big sister.
    When she lets down her hood they see she has been transformed into a half-dog.
    She blames Akane for it and tells them the story of how it is that now she can only be
    human when the night comes.
    Later Akane arrives (after Makoto's attempts to cure Inuikai fail),she tells everyone what
    really happened and Inuikai is embarrassed and apologies for blaming Akane.
    After the sun goes down they finally get to see what she actually looks like and Kei states
    that it's too bad because she just happens to be his type of girl!
    Inuikai flies off with her hamster having a more positive and optimistic attitude now knowing she
    won't be cursed forever.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/15/2017, 2:34 pm

    Wed.episode 9 of School Live Yuri,Miki and Kurumi are still talking about what to do now with the new information they find when Yuki comes in with a dirty Taomaru.She tells them that he got dirty while playing in the 'pool'.They all decide to clean it up and end up having a day at the 'swimming pool'.
    Kurumi and Yuri end up in an epic squirt gun fight and all of the girls play volleyball with a beach ball.
    Later that night Taomaru sneaks out to do some howling,and he hears a noise.
    He starts to growl when something eerie starts shambling his way...
    Comments:1)Did the girls all have a massive and collective brainfart between the ending of episode 1
    and episode 9 after Yuki had told them about Taomaru being able to open doors on his own?
    2)And now Zombie Megunee finally shows up!

    Th. episode 9 of Himouto!Umaru-chanThe first part was about Valentine's Day and shows
    Ebina asking Umaru over to help her make some chocolates.Mobota is also making chocolates and
    cookies but her stupid big brother eats them all so she has to make another batch for Umaru
    and Taihei.
    Anyway Umaru winds up getting Taihei to help her and Ebina with the chocolate they're making.
    Later Tachibana wants Umaru to come and help her shop at a anime store she's found.
    It turns out she's a big anime fan but secret because she says her big brother might think
    it's something she wouldn't like,but in reality she does.
    The second part involves the case of a missing pudding snack and Taihei ends up making some
    home made pudding for them..

    I also watched some of the first Banquet Monday Special I say some because I thought it was at the end when it was really in the middle.Anyways it was the usual cast discussion which I always find interesting.
    The seiyuus had a lot of fun and giggles on this one.
    Turns out that they really want a movie and a season 3 (well we all know now about Season 2
    being out so hope they get season 3 and the movie as well)
    Kirie's seiyuu another reason to love the character..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/18/2017, 6:04 pm

    Episode 10 of Bubblegum Crisis,Tokyo 2040 on Friday.After the incident from episode 9 Priss
    wants Nene off the team.Sylvia makes a bet with her: if Nene underperforms in their next assignment
    she's out,but if she outperforms Priss she stays.
    Meanwhile Sylvia is herself concerned that the video of the monster some how makes her panic just watching it.
    Mason secretly engages a team that not even GENOM is aware of to investigate.
    While Leon and his partner (aided by Nene's help) also do an off the book investigation of their own.
    Nene ends up earning her keep and finds the monster's weak point;destroying it just as it has
    Sylvia in a trance state...

    Saturday episode 8 of Girls Und Panzer Oorai prepares for the semi-finals against the reigning
    champs:Pravda.This is the same team that beat Miho's old school a year again,so Katyusha,
    Pravda's diminutive commander is cocky enough to predict a victory.But Darjeeling reminds her
    that Miho is in command of Oorai.
    At first everything goes well for Oorai and they take down four of Pravda's tanks but then they
    become so eager to finish it off that the rest of the team falls into a trap.
    Managing to rally everyone,Miho leads them into a large building (I think it was supposed to be
    something like an abandoned cathedral or something like that).
    There while Miho and the others are willing to concede defeat and wait again for next year,they
    finally learn the truth: if Oorai doesn't win their school will be closed!
    Worse not only do they have to win against the very school that defeated Miho's old school in order
    to keep Oorai open they will have to win the championship against Miho's former school
    and her big sister Maho!...

    Sunday episode 8 of Monster Musume
    The addition of yet another new roommate is once more taking some adjusting.Cerea for one
    cannot abide the presence of Rachnea and takes off with a rather surprised Kurusu.However
    they're nearly mobbed by the same gang from episode 1 and because Cerea cannot legally
    attack a human they're at their wits ends until Rachnea shows up and literally wraps things up for them.
    Later Kurusu wakes up with a cold and Smith reminds the girls that there is a danger of the germs
    mutating and crossing species,which means they would all be in danger if they tried nursing him.
    The only exception being Suu since she has no immune system.
    Suu tries to do her best but in the end realizes it was her fault for allowing Kurusu to catch cold in the first place.
    In the end Smith herself catches cold but her subordinates aren't exactly ready to help nurse her seeing as they were dumped with all her paperwork that she was supposed to do herself in the first place...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/20/2017, 2:18 pm

    Monday re-watched episode 3 of Suzuka raw. This is the episode that introduces Honoka.
    School starts and Suzuka and Yamato end up in the same class. He's a bit down because she already has her friends from track and Yasobu also has his friends.
    That's when Honoka walks up to him and reminds him of when they first met when they were children.
    Later Suzuka tells Yamato she can't walk home with him because of track club.
    A few days later he gets a cold because he did wait for her too long.
    Yasobu brings Honoka over and she fixes dinner for him;when she leaves she meets Suzuka.
    Suzuka gets the microwave she ordered and decides to try it out.
    Meanwhile Yuko and Yasobu are eating up the food that Honoka made for Yamato with a lot of
    complaints from Yamato.
    After they leave Suzuka brings some eggs she hard boiled in the micorwave but they turned
    powdery because you can't hard boil eggs in the microwave! Laughing

    Tuesday episode 5 of Flying Witch Makoto continues to unpack.Chito decides to go for a walk
    and Chisanu follows her.They go all around the town.At one point a cherry blossom fells on the top of Chisanu's head and a kindly old woman tells her she will have luck in love.
    Then Chito walks to where some boys have buried something and marks the spot.
    Chisanu follows and falls into a hole.
    She finds a message saying "keep away" and thinks Chito made it so goes home.
    At home Makoto has found some pickles she made and everyone has some.
    Later Makoto decides to go on a walk but when Kei reminds her of her directionlessness,she tells
    him that's ok because she uses Chito as her GPS.
    They go through the same route as before and eventually after being chased by a dog meet up with
    Nao.
    Makoto tells her all about familiars and Nao tells her that she has a delivery to make so they decide
    to go together.
    That meet the same old woman who immediately spots Makoto as a witch.
    After leaving her they find the place where the boys buried a box and it turns out to be a time
    capsule.Makoto reburies it and then they go their separate ways again..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/22/2017, 3:32 pm

    Wer. episode 10 of School Live the horror portion of the show is now heating up towards the end.Kurumi in the dungeon like basement was especially well done as far as the horror part went.
    And then when she learns that it was Megumi who infected Taromu and everything...
    Miki saying that she would be alright because it was Megumi,is a good point since not being in the same class as the others she doesn't have the same emotions when it comes to her.
    Also the zombies have finally broken through the barrier and Yuki looks to have come out of her
    delusional state..

    Th. episode 10 of Himouto!Umaru-chan I started with one of the mini Umaru episodes.
    It was about Taiehi and Umaru in a parallel world where all the different Umarus existed side by
    side.It was all the dub version which was interesting.
    In the actual episode Umaru gets sick from playing computer games too close to the computer
    so she has to stay in.She gets pissed when Taihei goes to work and leaves her alone so when he
    gets sick the next day gets her revenge on a shopping spree..
    Next she and Ebina talk about the lunch that Taihei made for her at school..
    Then she accidentally fires the modem with cola and winds up spending time at a manga cafe..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/26/2017, 5:51 pm

    Welp still waiting for the Blu Ray player to get here.Then I think I will have to see about getting a
    HDMI converter so I can connect it to the tv!
    Anyways:

    Friday episode 11 of Bubblegum Crisis,Tokyo 2040 Linna goes home after she gets a message from her parents only to find out it's a marriage interview.Meanwhile Mason investigates the Knight Sabers and the latest Boomer attacks.But this one is huge and Priss is the only one left to battle it...

    Saturday episode 9 of Girls Und Panzer With everything on the line Miho has to come up with a daring plan to defeat Pravda.This is the second time the girls do the dreaded Anko Dance!

    Sunday episode 9 of Monster Musume someons is sending Kurusu intimating letters and
    Miia and Mero are enlisted by Smith to have them uncover the blackmailer..
    And..so...using the orc was more than a little weird for a bodyguard,I mean wouldn't the
    zombie have been less noticeable?

    Monday watched episode 5 of Squid Girl for my Raw Mondays.Introducing Cindy Campbell
    the American scientist obsessed with proving our little Squiddy is actually an alien! lol!
    Also Squiddy goes to school and the first mini-squid girl minisode!
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/27/2017, 2:00 pm

    Tuesday episode 6 of Flying Witch.Chinatsu wants to be Akane's apprentice witch and after getting the ok from her parents she and Makoto go to the store to get some supplies to use.
    On the way home Chisanu asks Makoto how many different types of witches there are and she tells
    her;then Chisanu wants to know what kind of witch Makoto wants to be,but all she can say is that
    she wants to be someone who helps other people.
    At home Akane shows them how to set up the spell.While they wait Makoto teaches Chisanu how
    to draw a proper pentagram.
    When the spell is ready Akane urges Makoto to taste some of the snacks that were part of the
    spell.
    When she does she says she doesn't feel any different then her sister tells her to watch the movie
    that Kei has playing and she starts to cry.
    Akane says that the spell will make anyone cry at anything but it will only last for about an hour.
    Than it is Chisanu's turn and instead of crying she winds up laughing!
    Nana comes in and asks the girls to help her with supper and Chisanu laughs while Makoto cries.
    Then Nana's husband comes in and Kei hears his dad alternating between crying and laughing and
    realizes he's eaten both!
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 12/29/2017, 4:17 pm

    Welp only the finales left for School Live and Himouto!Umaru-chan respectfully.
    Wed. in episode 11 of School Live the main part of the action centers around Miki going off to get the cure for Kurumi,while Yuri is left to take care of her.
    Yuri has to decide how long she'll wait before she has to fulfill her promise to Kurumi,but is
    reluctant to do so.
    Meanwhile Yuki has finally snapped out of it,though she still hears Megumi's voice.
    Miki reaches the shelter where she confronts Megumi-Zombie and thanks her for protecting them,
    and then says:"Rest In Peace" as she kills her.
    At the same time Yuki senses something and says "Goodbye,Megu-nee!"
    Miki gets the antidote but is now surrounded by zombies and can't find away out.
    Time is running out and Yuri has to kill Kurumi sooner than she wants.
    Yuki hears Megumi tell her to go to the broadcast room has it is the only way of saving the
    School Living Club members...

    Th.episode 11 of Himouto!Umaru-chan three shorts of Umaru and her friends:
    in the first Ebina gives Umaru and Taihei some treats from Akita but she and Umaru are still hungry so they call out for pizza.Later Taihei takes the girls out for ice cream and they both devour a
    mountainful of parfait!
    In the second it's the middle of Summer and both Umaru and Kirie are listless.Taihei promises to take them to the beach one of these once he can borrow Bomba's car; Kirie doesn't know Bomba,and
    Taihei says he's a friend (she doesn't know it's her own brother! Laughing )
    The girls start to imagine what the beach will be like.
    Next Umaru and Tachibana are at the arcade trying to get some ice cream treats.
    When they do Umaru teaches Tachibana the "correct" way to eat.
    At the end Taihei is pissed with Umaru because of all the ice cream she's been hiding and wants to know when she got the cooler...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 1/1/2018, 5:06 pm

    New Year and new avatar,this time from LOTR.

    Friday episode 12 of Bubblegum Crisis,Tokyo 2040: Linna gets back in Tokyo as Priss fights the
    Boomer on her own.Nene hacks into the military and discovers the secret of the Boomer and feeds the info to Mackie covertly while at the same time giving it to her fellow AD Police officers.
    Mason has Slyvia's informant give her false info to see what her reaction will be and then has him
    killed;later he shows up at Nigel's just as Mackie arrives.
    Nene does some private research into the Stingray family tree and finds the shocking truth about
    Mackie...

    Saturday episode 10 of Girls Und Panzer: the championship round is about to start.
    Darjeeling,Kay and Katusya all in their own way stop by to wish Oorai and Miho luck.Miho tells the rest of the club that even though they are going up against her former school,she thinks of
    Oorai now as her alma mater.
    The commanders and sub-commanders meet but the two sisters don't say a word other than
    Miho wishing her sister luck.
    As she goes the friend she rescued from last year's tournament runs up and thanks her.
    The round begins and Oorai is surprised by a ambush.Miho orders the tanks to go in a zig zag
    formation toward the woods...

    Sunday episode 10 of Monster Musume Kurusu,Papi and Suu are having a BBQ in the
    woods with Zombia acting as guard when an angry Dryad shows up.It turns out to be Papi's
    friend Ki who has been poisoned by toxic waste and her tree has thus grown.She's angry and
    in the end they have to suck the poison out of her to get her back to normal.Smith says she
    can either stay or go home,but she opts to stay so she can play with Suu and Papi.
    Later it's Cereas' turn with Manako the Cyclops acting as guard.
    Unfortunately: 1)Cereas takes things too serious for it to be an actual date(she wears her full
    set of armor!) and 2)a little devil named Lilith shows up to mess with Cereas.
    Fortunately for everyone Rachenea was also in the neighborhood and takes care of Lilith.
    Don't ever cross Rachenea! Laughing
    Unfortunately Lilith though a devil isn't 'D"...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 1/3/2018, 2:12 pm

    Monday I watched Run Lola Run so no anime,although the scene where she runs down the hallway and down stairs was animated.
    Basically a fun popcorn type movie where everything is repeated but with different results each time:
    1.Lola gets shot to death
    2.Manni gets run over by the ambulance
    3.Happy ending Manni gets the money
    The really funny thing was at the end when Manni finally has the money and has paid off his crime boss and sees Lola with the bag of cash she won in the casino and asks her:"What's in the bag?"
    Laughing

    Tuesday episode 7 of Flying Witch in the first part Makoto,Chisanu,Nao and Kei all go to the
    mountains to get some fresh wild vegetables.Chito asts disgusted toward Nao because Nao said she was getting too big.
    Kei finds out he forgot the bell to scare off the bears with and tells Makoto that Nao loves frogs
    (she doesn't and screams when Makoto shows her a little frog thus scaring off the bear).
    Later when they get home Akane tells them about a cafe that serves really good cake but when they get there it's all dumpy looking.
    Then Kei shows Makoto and Chisanu a note that Akane gave him and Makoto realizes to see the
    actual cafe you have to do a certain ritual and they find the dump replaced by a really beautiful
    villa.
    Nobody seems to be there but Akane tells Makoto that the waitress is a ghost( a really cute but
    shy one has she gets embarrassed when Makoto does a spell to reveal her and afterwards
    puts on a mask to hide her face as she serves them).
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 1/5/2018, 4:34 pm

    Wed. episode 12 the finale of School Live,when Yuki notices Taomaru's reaction to her she
    realizes that everyone still has memories of when they were still alive.She uses this to tell everyone
    over the loudspeaker why she loves school so much.She also tells them that it's time for everyone
    to go home.
    The zombies start moving out and give Miki time to get back to Yuri with the cure to give to Kurumi.
    The girls also try to give it to Taomaru but he's too far gone and recovers but dies.
    After burying him they have a graduation ceremony and head out to the evacuation area and the
    university.
    On the way out Miki spots a now zombiefied Kei walking in.She doesn't have Kurumi stop the car because she realizes for Kei it's too late as it was for both Megumi and Taomaru.
    The ED shows the girls traveling and there is an epilog at the end that shows an unidentified girl
    (Kei?)pick up and look at the message the girls sent.

    This was a fun combination of horror and humor and I really enjoyed it,with the exception of what happens to poor Kei at the end and also Megumi.

    Th.episode 12 and the finale of Himouto!Umaru-chan Taihei keeps his promise to take
    Umaru and her friends to the beach.The only problem is even though he has a license he doesn't
    have a car.So they go out to rent one but it turns out Taihei as a phobia about driving so Bomba
    ends up driving.
    Kirie sits in the back seat thinking of how much an idiot her big brother is because he can't
    recognize his little sister! Laughing
    At the beach everyone is having fun and then the girls meet up with Tachibana who came on a cruise with her brother Alex.
    Of course she wants to turn everything into a competition but Umaru suggests they just have
    fun..which they do.
    On the way back Umaru is sleeping in her chibi form next to Kirie and Ebina.
    Taihei wonders if next time they shouldn't go to the mountains since Umaru loved the beach so much.

    I have to say Kirie is still my #1 girl here.I love the fact she doesn't take any crap from her big brother.I mean the guy is embarrassing enough with the afro...
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    Post by Almael on 1/6/2018, 2:35 pm

    Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou ep.12 & Shoujo Shuumatsu Jugyou (the ~specials)
    have ended. The serie's manga also officially ends. Here we are finally told about the past.
    In presumably the distant past Japan started a war and won. Then sometime later earth gets invaded and mankind builds huge shelters into the ground a la Blame universe. But at last these, too, were invaded. Sometime later presumably at the last human enclosed colony "grandfather" sent the girls off through the only known exit to him.
    Now the girls have found an old soviet sub (Typhoon class) which holds recorded "intel" on humanity. It was obviously preserved by people as a museum or so. Here they meet indescriptive/mysterious beings who devour nuclear power. The girls are told they are the last of mankind and now that they are done with their work Earth/Life will go into a slumber. This seems to be a similar reference to the other japanese mysterious do-guu figures in anime...
    Overall, nice, it keeps you interested even if it kind of plays down things that otherwise in other shows would get more care e.g. like actions.

    Kino no Tabi ep.12
    the show ends with a hint of a possible continuation.
    In this episode Kino is engrossed in a battle in the field of sheep... Nope, no red eyed sheep but no less either. Laughing
    Overall, interesting ideas but ultimately unrealistic except for the social point system now coming into effect in China.

    New season start:
    Toji no Miko
    a show about Mikos with swords fighting evil creatures. The actual story is about relationship and internal affairs & conflict. Might be interesting but it won't get above 3rd place for me.

    Grancrest Senki
    You can guess by the name it's a fantasy (game?) anime. A world in which mage and knight go into contract to serve/rule the world and fight against chaos creatures. Atm the lead female character is most interesting, the rest aren't much yet. I'll put it in 2nd place for now.

    DARLING in the FRANKXX
    To air next week. Probably on the better side of the season. We'll see.

    And I just saw some nice new Fate/Night Saber figurines at animenewsnetwork, Jean d'Arc and Mordred. I wonder where they appeared in the many shows...

    Edit:
    Sanrio Danshi
    another boy group show. Meh

    Citrus
    a yuri show. Hmm...

    Pop Team Epic
    currently highest viewer ship. Flushing it...
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 1/8/2018, 4:27 pm

    Sent in my order for the Actually I Am blu ray and the Photon dvd. I guess now that
    I have a blu ray player even though it isn't set up yet I ought to start collecting BDs.

    Friday watched episode 13 of Bubblegum Crisis,Tokyo 2040,Slyia goes get some help from
    an old acquintance.They discuss what Mason is after in the lab.Slyia is surprised that he has come so close to finding it,but because of the sift in the underground geology since the earthquake has been
    hitting the wrong spots.
    Meanwhile Nene has been telling both Priss and Linna separately about her suspicions concerning
    Slyia.She brings it up in the next meeting.
    Slyia begins to break down and assures everyone that Mackie had nothing to do with what brought on the earthquake.
    Nene storms off angry.
    The other two reaffirm their loyalty to Slyia and the Knight Sabers.
    Before they leave on their next mission Linna tells Priss that she knows she still cares for Nene...

    Saturday episode 11 of Girls Und Panzer Miho realizes that Oorai cannot survive the ambush and so orders a retreat using smoke to hide their movement.They make it to the heights just in time
    and begin bombarding the other team.
    Still it looks like they've trapped themselves;but what the others don't realize is that Miho has ordered the student council in Turtle to hold back and act as a sniper unit.
    Then she reveals another part of the plan as she has Turtle move in between the enemy tanks.
    Since they can't shoot Turtle they are forced to open up a wedge that Oorai uses to good advantage.
    Miho's idea is to take the battle into the city just like with St.Gloriana's,however when they make it to the river and try to ford it Bunny gets stuck and the other tanks have to tow it out as a unit.
    They make it into town and anew surprise:one of the biggest tanks the Germans ever constructed
    for WW2!...

    I also watched the second Introduction in the extras.This takes place between the bout with
    Saunders and the Finale.

    Sunday episode 11 of Monster Musume since D has not been caught yet the girls in the
    Monster Squad decide to take in their hands to have indivual dates with Kurusu.The first up is
    the Orc who turns out to be the girly girl of the group.She wants to spend the whole time going
    shopping and buying the latest CDs.
    After her is Zombiena who has two tickets to,,,what else?...a zombie flick! Laughing
    Afterwards she loses her hand and Kurusu sews it back on for her.
    Shy little Manako is the last one,but she keeps bumping into things! This is because she lacks
    proper depth perception.
    Later talking together all the girls realize now why the Monster Girls all love him: he treats everyone
    like they were normal human girls and not just monsters like everyone else does.
    Kurusu finally meets D on the way home.
    She turns out to be a Dulahad or headless harbinger of death who has come for him..
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    Monday re-watched episode 23 of Slayers Try.After the massacre of the Dragon Elders
    Lina and the others continue on their journey.It leads them to where Jellos is and they end up
    having to battle him.
    Meanwhile Xellos has his own problems.
    After finally defeating Jellos Lina and the others begin their journey once more,but this time
    on Filia's back.
    To get her to go faster Amelia uses a stick and carrot to which Filia exclaims: "I'm not
    a horse!" Laughing

    Tuesday episode 8 of Flying Witch the owner of the cafe returns with her daughter and
    there is a lot of mistaken identity as Makoto,Chisanu and Kei think the daughter is the mother
    until it's resolved by the mother entering the building.
    They also get to meet some of the regulars:
    The Veil of Night,who is a really kind and generous female spirit.
    Two Ladybugs who use the cafe as one of their regular date spots.
    A fox who allows them to pat his fur.
    Meanwhile Akane and Kenny set off on their next journey,this time to Vietnam,where she wants to try out a new spell.

    The epilog shows Akane and Kenny in Vietnam and the spell works but she wants to get photo
    evidence of it so she travels back to Aomori prefecture to fetch Makoto,who is asleep, to take the pictures.
    Later at breakfast Makoto tells everyone else that she had a strange dream that she was in a Chinese painting with Akane! Laughing Laughing
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    Post by Almael on 1/10/2018, 6:41 pm

    New anime still coming for the season.
    Chinese anime is certainly starting to increase but meh. They still need to learn and understand what they are doing. Despite flooding/streaming the net with their TV/movie copied versions they still lack polish, originality, etc. They only seem to do well with fantasy shows. I also see them starting to make games but still twenty years behind except for MMO's (they learned from WoW).

    Overlord II/season 2
    another game anime. Well, it might be entertaining but I don't see a lot of reason. It's at least not bad.

    Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card
    Clamp has been quiet for a long time. I suppose family life got in the way of these women.
    Anyway, it starts where it left off the original series. One day Sakura meets Syaoran again on her way home. The world has moved to a more modern world. Before she knows it she's drawn into another card adventure. All cards collected have become cleared! (wiped clean) She comes under attack but her powers are ineffective. This is when the ey from her dreams turns into a new staff. (powerup/upgrade a la Sailor Moon). After defeating the enemy it's turned into a new card.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 1/12/2018, 4:36 pm

    Wed. Please Teacher episode 1 dubbed. Not too bad really Bridget Hoffmann did a good
    job with Mizuho.I didn't know until looking it up in the wiki that Michelle Ruff played Kei's best
    female friend Koishi.
    Funniest part was of course when Mizuho and Kei transport from that dimension where everything was getting sucked into a vortex and wind up in the bath tub! Laughing
    Marie needed to work on his landing there.

    Th. epiosde 1 of Martian Successor Nadeisco Starts out with the Jovian Lizards attacking Mars.Akito tries to at least slow them down before they can overrun the shelter he's in but no
    good.
    Then a year later Nargil decides to launch the Nadeisco with Yukari in command.
    She drops a picture of herself and Akito when they were kids and he bikes all the way to the
    ship to give it back to her.
    One thing leads to another and he finds himself on board as the cook!
    Then the pilot of the mecha gets injured showing off and Akito winds up in the cockpit trying
    to get his favorite action figure.
    He finds himself suddenly in a fight with the enemy again and manages to take a few out.
    Yukari orders the Nadeisco to come up from behind and finish the remainder of the enemy.

    Too early to decide on a favorite character though I have to say Ruri and Megumi are well
    in the running with Yukari.Though I love Ruri's assessment of the rest of the crew thus far:
    "Everyone's an idiot!" lol!
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    Everyone's weird or complicated in Nadesico. It's probably why most people go for Ruri. I haven't set on any myself so if I got to chose it got to be either Akito, Yurika or Ruri.

    Back to new anime:
    Hakyuu Houshin Engi
    After over a decade this series finally got an anime. I used to consider it 3rd rank but with today's anime and how it's made I suppose it's on the same level as Attack on Titan.
    It's a typical (classic) story with buddist/chinese deities & demons where the hero is thrown into a chaotic world and he has to fulfill his fate...

    Killing Bites
    another deathmatch anime where the hero becomes a playball of the powers that be. At least it's not one of those bad psycho anime. Watchable but nah.

    Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
    An assassin/cross-dresser anime...

    Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
    another online-game series. It doesn't have the faults of Sword Art Online but it's missing the things that made SAO popular. So far you are better of with the manga.

    Violet Evergarden
    This is a number one contender. WWI era alternative world where Auto Memory Dolls are a thing. A classic automata story so to say, due to history a japanese favorite theme. Compared to most anime these days it extremely well drawn. Has blood and gore..

    skips the rest

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    Post by Almael on 1/14/2018, 11:27 pm

    continuing sampling the new season:

    Darling in the FranXX
    Not quite as expected. It's another version of Chrome Shelled Regios (CSR). On an arid planet mankind is struggling for survival in biosphere/colony domes. Children are raised to pair up and pilot mechas to fight off the enemy.
    The enemies are animal machine creatures similar to the Blame universe rather than the insectoids of CSR. Imagine the recent game Horizon Zero Dawn without plants and primitive humans. The game might have been inspired by Blame and other apocalyptic Ghibli movies (Laputa?) to begin with...

    Seeing as there is a decent number of choices this time around I'm pleased.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 1/15/2018, 4:28 pm

    Got my confirmation for Actually I Am and Photon. Now still need to get a new tv to be able to watch BDs with.

    Friday episode 14 of Bubblegum Crisis,Tokyo 2040,despite telling Priss and Linna she'd be more open and honest with them Sylia goes it alone. Nene contacts the other two and the go try to find
    her.
    Meanwhile Mason has Genom search in the same area and runs across Sylia just as she's about to
    destroy a large cocoon.
    Mackie shows up just after the rest of the Knight Sabers.
    Mason sneers: " so the Queen has called her pawn to her."
    The cocoon opens and releases a young naked girl who takes Mason's hand despite Slyia's pleads.
    She faints...

    Saturday episode 12 of Girls Und Panzer the final battle continues.After a comment that the Maus looks like two tanks on top of another Miho comes up with an unexpected plan.She orders
    Turtle to stop the tank by ramming under while another tank drives on top to prevent it from
    turning its turret around.
    Then she orders Hana to fire at the grills which puts it out of order.
    Maho arrives finally and chases Miho until a sqaure;but the rest of Oorai blockade it so that
    Maho can't get any help.
    The sisters chase each other around.
    Miho orders Hana to get ready to fire five seconds and Hana replies she can do it.
    It's like the match against St.Gloriana's but the girls from Oorai are better prepared.
    They fire point blank and win the match.
    Later Miho tells her big sister that she finally found her tankery.
    Erika meanwhiles states they'll be the ones who'll win next time.

    Comment:Read up on Shiho(Maho and Miho's mother) at the GUP wiki.
    It seems despite her cold ruthless appearance she's not really a bad mother,she just doesn't
    know how to parent.I think that's why she is so gung ho on Tankery as it is something she knows.
    On the other hand apparently she had to buy a book on how to parent and freaked out both
    her daughters in her attempt to follow the book's teachings(Maho even thought she wanted her
    out of the house!)
    Also apparently the card game suggests that her husband and the girls' father is a sailor which is why he is not in the picture.

    Sunday episode 12 of Monster Musume after learning that the Dulahad is after Kurusu because of the various dangerious positions the girls have put him in,the girls do it some more
    by trying to keep him safe. This amounts to him being nearly dropped,drowned and crushed
    to death in the process.
    He gives up and tells the girls that there is no use and so he decides to home.
    Later Smith shows up and reveals that the Dullahad is another of her wayward clients and her name
    happens to be Lala.
    "Lala-chan!?"
    Later the cupboard is bear and Kurusu and the girls go to do some shopping.
    At first the shopkeepers freak out when they see them,but later seeing how each enjoys what
    they have displayed gladly give their unsold produce to them.
    This however still isn't enough and Kurusu and Suu go visit Kii(Papi's dryad friend).
    She allows them to gather some plants in the forest and it is revealed that Suu is able to detect
    good from posionus plants.
    They gather enough and just in time as Smith and her Monster Squad girls arrive...

    Favorite line of dialogue:
    Zombiena:" I could die for another bite of this."
    Doppleganger: "You're already dead." Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Watched episode 10 of X for my raw Monday night.This was Yuzuhira's back story.
    It revealed that when she was in grade school her teacher had his students do water colors from
    nature.Inuki showed her a secret waterfall and she used that as her project.But when she showed it to the teacher he told her that it wasn't a real place.
    She adamantly argued it was and that her dog, Inuki, had shown her where it was.
    Then she pointed where Inuki was quietly standing in the corner but no-one else could see her.
    Later after being bullied about it her friends say they'd go with her to see it.
    Even the two bullies decide to go along.
    But when they get there the two boys who were bullying her nearly get injured or die because
    they were overly eager and fell off a cliff.
    At the ranger station after everyone has been picked up by their parents her best friend apologies
    to Yuzuriha and tells her she really wanted to believe her story.
    Later on her grandma tells Yuzuriha that's because only those who have spiritual vision can see
    Inuki..

    Next time I do X I want to do Satsuki's back story so that way I will have done both my
    favorite Dragon of Heaven(Yuzuriha)and Dragon of Earth(Satsuki).

    Tuesday episode 9 of Flying Witch,Inukai comes back and does a bit of fortune telling for
    Makoto,Kei and Chinatsu.Her familiar is a bit nervous about being around Chito but Makoto assures her that Chito has given up on chasing mice.
    The next day at school Nao reveals that she's on a diet because she wants to be more attractive to boys.Makoto tells her that boys like girls who have a little flesh on them so she should eat a bit more.
    Later they come home together so that Makoto can show her the garden and find Akane back from
    Africa.
    With Chitsanu's help they harvest some of the radishes and eat them along with Kei.
    Makoto assures Nao that they are good for girls' complexions.
    Akane and the cats meanwhile are sleeping and snoring.
    Later that night Akane tries to wake up everyone so she can give them their presents.

    And now I think I would like to get the manga to get as Paul Harvey famously would say:
    "The Rest Of The Story" Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Laughing I haven't seen that sentence yet. Your best chance is in a novel.

    Overlord II ep.2
    I wasn't that interested in this show but this episode was kind of different and in that way good.
    It goes into detail about lizard-men. So far only the food show Isekai Shokudou had something to say about them. Most other fantasy shows don't go so deep.

    Beatless
    Secret automatons escape a facility and fall into the hands of the hero....
    Another harem show with 3D CGI combo graphics. Might be interesting but not really interested.

    Kokkoku
    A show about a modern day run down ordinary family with a secret paranormal heritage. One day the youngest member of the clan gets kidnapped. As the grandfather sees no other option he reveals the secret to the family.
    As it turns out it was all a scheme by dubious people to get hold of the family secret. Things go back to distant and recent past. It's a kind of revealing secrets story show based on one single case in progress.

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