Question: Am I bad luck? Because as Tim and I realized this week, whenever I ask for something to happen in an anime, it never ever happens, even if it would be self-evidently awesome and the writers are nuts for not going wi... | subscribe
You know how I've been calling Moyo "The Demon Paralegal?" Well, I think that name needs to be revised to Moyo: The Paralegal Who is Also Satan, Lord of Darkness. In addition to stopping time and sporting some pretty impressi...
Welcome to this week's round of Shonen Showdown, the weekly anime and manga battlin' recap that's coming to you today courtesy of booting into Safe Mode! Aww yeah, core drivers, networking support, and nothing else, coming at you this weekend!
That said, our stripped-down circumstances this week won't stop us from giving you the very latest in hot Hunter x Hunter, Naruto and Bleach recaps, all of which are set below and hosted on our site, which is thankfully more reliable than a bad set of video drivers!
Happy Monday midnight, everyone! It's time now for Annotated Anime, the recap roundup that will always approve of you, no matter how much of a perverse deviant you turn out to be! Thumbs-up!
Indeed, "thumbs-up" should be a symbol for this whole shebang, as Karen, Brittany, and yours truly deliver the latest in Yowapeda, Hozuki no Reitetsu, Engaged to the Unidentified, Tonari no Seki-kun, Pupa, Onee-chan ga Kita, and Sakura Trick.
Our own Jeff Chuang is currently enacting his regular pilgrimage to Glorious Nippon, and will be back with the latest from Saki: The Nationals, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, and more soon!
And of course if you'd like to know the latest happenings from the rest of the season's high-profile animated offerings like Space Dandy, Kill la Kill, Golden Time, Gundam Build Fighters, Wizard Barristers, Samurai Flamenco, Wake Up Girls, and more, our solo recaps are all collected right here!
This week, Wizard Barristers takes a page out of Samurai Flamenco's book and features costumed tokusatsu heroes in addition to the usual routine mech-summoning and imaginary law-quoting. Unfortunately, inviting comparisons to Samurai Flamenco really isn't a good idea, because while the plot of that show is bonkers to be sure, it actually does follow its own internal logic, which this show does not. This episode was full of things that make no sense, or things that only make sense if you assume that everyone involved is even dumber than Cecil.
On the plus side, Tsunomi develops an actual personality, but it's the personality of an absolutely batshit crazy person who shouldn't be out on the streets without medical supervision, let alone practicing law. So one step forward, two steps back?
It's time again for Shonen Showdown, the weekly fighting anime and manga roundup that's opting to use this week's header selection to anticipate the end result of many a successful Valentine's eve! How did your love-love day go?
Speaking of things we love, it's time to talk about comics and cartoons chock-full of wanton violence! With pirate epic One Piece on break this week, we've got the usual complement of Bleach, Naruto, and Hunter x Hunter to get you pumped! Get on below and join us in this shonen action love-fest!
In the most procedural-like episode yet, Cecil learns that even those pesky non-cute people have their uses when crafty octogenarian Kamakira outperforms her on a case, even though it seems like he's not taking it seriously. Meanwhile the magic cult plot is still on a slow burn, somebody gets naked in a bowling alley against their will, and Stabler shows up with free cans of apple cider just to remind us he exists.
Attention, employees! It's time now for Annotated Anime, the weekly recap that finds the above header quite accurately reflects Japanator's team-building activities.
This sunday we've got a raftload of hot new coverage of the week in anime goodness, including Hozuki no Reitetsu, Yowapeda, Sakura Trick, Onee-chan ga Kita, Pupa, Saki: The Nationals, Engaged to the Unidentified, Tonari no Seki-kun, and World Conquest Zvezda Plot!
Don't forget our usual coverage of top-profile shows as well in the solo recaps!
Welcome to the past-midnight edition of Shonen Showdown, your weekly roundup of anime and manga's most belligerent battle series! What's so different about the past-midnight edition and the usual one? Well, we've hot hot hot* lip-locking action between Naruto and Sakura for one!
Well, that's not much, to be honest, but to make it up to you, dear reader, we've also got a full complement of Bleach, One Piece, and Hunter x Hunter recaps in here, too! Y'know, to make it a real party.
*Actually, it's not so hot when one party is gravely injured and on the verge of death.
It's time again for a new installment of the recap rodeo that's lovely for everyone but expectant mothers*, the Annotated Anime Roundup!
We've got it all, right here and ready for you this week, with the latest installments of World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Saki: The Nationals, Tonari no Seki-kun, Engaged to the Unidentified, Yowapeda, Pupa, Onee-chan ga Kita, Sakura Trick, and now, Hozuki no Reitetsu! And don't forget our regularly-posting standalone recaps for shows like Wizard Barristers and more!
After last week's logic-free affair, this was a pretty good episode of anime. Characters who had been lingering in the background until now got to distinguish themselves by doing interesting stuff, concerns actually relevant to the real-world criminal justice system were discussed, and the larger plot about Cecil's destiny is moving forward at a good clip. On the other hand, our alleged prodigy's level of idiocy reaches dizzying new heights. I wonder if there's some kind of inverse relationship there, where the more entertaining the show is overall, the dumber Cecil has to be. This episode was pretty solid, so our favorite badly-dressed barrister is dumber than a bag of rocks this week.
I will continue charting this correlation as the show goes on; expect a full report, complete with graphs, at the end of the season. As the world's foremost scholar on Wizard Barristers, I take my duties very seriously-- unlike, you know, Cecil. Who only just now learned that lawyers sometimes have to defend bad people. I don't know how they do things in your native Ottawa, Cecil, but here in Wizard-Japan, lawyers defend all kinds.
It's time again for your Annotated Anime Roundup, the weekly recap wrangle that collects all the quick hit goodness from Glorious Nippon's anime industry.
Now, say it with me: HOORAY FOR "EXOTIC JAPAN"! Buy some Gundam crap!*
OK, since that's done with, you can get all exotic on the latest batch of short-form recaps, including Sakura Trick, Yowapeda, Onee-chan ga Kita, Pupa, Tonari no Seki-kun, Saki: The Nationals, and World Conquest Zvezda Plot. In addition, we've got a few new entries to add to the pile from Witch Craft Works and Engaged to the Unidentified.
And we've still got some last entries from the season's First Impressions, too. Who says we don't do nothin' for ya?
*Brought to you by the Gundam Build Fighters Gunpla Promotional Tourism Committee.
Hello and welcome to the latest installement of Shonen Showdown, your weekly recap of the best in battle anime and manga! We've got the full cast in this week, with sweet double-dose recaps of One Piece, Naruto, and Hunter x Hunter all present and accounted for. Oh, and Bleach gets all religious on everyone's ass, and for no particularly good reason as far as I can tell.
Either way, that doesn't diminish the quality of today's cover page celebrating Naruto's 15th year in publication. Fifteen years. That's crazy.