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Annotated Anime: Myriad Colors Phantom World episodes 7-9

I've been hard on Myriad Colors Phantom World since its inception because I went in expecting more from Kyoto Animation's effort. Their past shows have been great when they work, so I was hoping this too would be one of the better series in...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Oshiete! Galko-chan episode 10

When I first started watching Oshiete! Galko-chan it wasn't for the visuals or the premise, it was because it was kinda interesting to see the show answer these quite weird questions. Questions and queries that made you go 'hmmm...' but wer...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 732

I know anime takes a lot of liberties with real world scientific laws. Pretty much everything we know about modern science can be skewed in anime and then thinly explained before becoming the norm in that series. Time isn't one of those pro...

 
 
 
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Annotated Anime: Myriad Colors Phantom World episodes 4-6

To tell you all the truth, I've been drafting and deleting this article for awhile now. The more I write recaps, and the more I start watching anime (I just finished Netflix's Seven Deadly Sins a bit ago, too), the more I start noticing sim...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 731

There is so much in anime that happens in between minutes of time that if I was able to that much done in the span of a few short minutes, you would see a lot more Annotated Anime articles on Japanator each week. One Piece's  time mani...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Oshiete! Galko-chan episode 8

I'm not adverse to learning new things but the stuff that really stick are told through anime. Detective Conan/ Case Closed  has taught me the signs of cyanide poisoning, Lucky Star the benefits of leaving curry out to make it tas...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Haruchika: Haruta & Chika episodes 5-7

We are checking in with our favorite high school friends of the Japanese TV season again as we look at the next three episodes of Haruchika: Haruta and Chika. The gang is finishing up the school term and new faces arrive to make their lives...

 
 
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First Impressions: Oshiete! Galko-chan

It's another anime that I joined a little behind the viewing schedule and now it's halfway through the season. This time, it's an anime about high school girls discussing their daily life in a high school peppered with jokes, nice visuals, ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu episodes 4-6

The last time we checked in on Shouwa Rakugo, it was shaping up to be one of the best (or at least, most grown-up) anime series to air in years. Anime fans looking for more mature, grounded plotting and complex character work were surprised...

 
 
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Impressions: Dimension W episodes 1-6

Anime with a futuristic, science fiction setting are always a toss up. For example, another science fiction series this season, Luck & Logic, ended up being awful halfway through its second episode. So I was really nervous about Dimensi...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 729

From browsing Reddit, I stumbled upon an excellent Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike match between Dudley and Ryu where they go back and forth, back and forth. And it's how I feel about the final match between Luffy and Doflamingo. A...

 
 
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Impressions: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash episodes 1-4

There’s something great about playing anime roulette when one chooses a show to cover—especially if it’s a title that one isn’t too familiar with. Before I jumped into the anime adaptation of the light novel Grimgar ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: GATE episodes 13-16

The last time we checked in with GATE, A-1 Pictures' chronicle of the Japan's encounter with nothing less than an entire other world, I noted that the show was considerably less, well...controversial than I had been led to believe by some f...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 728

It's been a while since I've caught up with One Piece and there's been so much to see. A quick first impression of Fourth Gear is it looked so stupid. And I think that's what Oda was going for because when I saw it in action it was ama...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Haruchika: Haruta & Chika episodes 2-4

So now that we took a look at the first episode of this series, now it's time to see more of what makes this show go and what makes these characters tick. We've already seen that this series is not one of shock and surprise and is a very ge...

 
 
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First Impressions: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

If you've ever held the opinion that the medium of Japanese anime could stand to see more mature stories for adults, you absolutely owe it to yourself to at least try watching Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu.  I'm not saying you're ...

 
 
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First Impressions: ERASED

If there's anything universal to the experience of being an adult, it's probably regret. Or more specifically, regretting the mistakes of childhood. Come on, you've done it before, too, I'm sure. Perhaps you've lost touch with an old buddy ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Haruchika: Haruta & Chika

I'm not exactly sure why I picked this new show of the winter season, really. I had no idea what it was about or the background behind it. Just a very brief description and one picture from a preview of the new anime debuting during these c...

 
 
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First Impressions: Active Raid

If you held a gun to my head and demanded I tell you my favorite anime series of all time (you could've just asked, jeez!), Patlabor: The Mobile Police would definitely be on that list. Though I encountered it relatively late into my a...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Attack on Titan Junior High

I'm in the minority here. I'm not following what seems to be the popular opinion. I'm not following what as an anime fan I am supposed to like this season.   I loved Attack on Titan Junior High. I'm in the minority here. I'm not follo...

 
 
 
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The Japanator Awards 2015: Sal's Top 5 Anime of the Year

It felt like it was only yesterday that we started 2015 with a bang. I guess that’s what happens when one loses track of time. While I had the great luck of catching more shows this year, it turns out that most of them haven’t e...

 
 
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The Japanator Awards 2015: Red's Top 5 Anime of the Year

The end of this year is here and boy, it was a fun year for anime. I should say that I didn't get to watch much because of life getting in the way but the ones I did watch are ones that I do love and thoroughly enjoy. I notice that many of ...

 
 
 
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The Japanator Awards 2015: Anthony's Top 5 Anime of the Year

It's that time of the year to wax retrospective about the year we just had. Whether it was good or bad, we give this year a final look before looking forward to 2016. Today is my day to look back at my top 5 anime of 2015. This year I incre...

 
 
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The Japanator Awards 2015: Josh's Top 5 Anime of the Year

With this year on the wane and a new year imminent, it's time to reflect on what came before: Our life choices, the state of the world, and most importantly: The Japanese cartoons we watched! It's time for 2015's Japanator Awards! As ever, ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episodes 722-724

And now we close on another year in Dressrosa. We had made substantial progress through the arc with most of the executive fights over and only the biggest fight to tackle now. The pacing is still slower than a tortoise and the animation qu...

 
 
 
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Annotated Anime: Owarimonogatari Episode 12

The Monogatari series can be sometimes hard to follow. Lots of characters interact in the background, a substantial amount of lore and exposition is dumped on the watcher every two episodes, and if you're a subtitle reader you'll spend the ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Attack on Titan: Junior High episodes 8-10

Japanator's look at the chibified adventures of the gang from Attack on Titan continues as this time around we look at episodes 8,9, nd 10. We get to see some of the minor members of the team run around and live life today as well as more f...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Owarimonogatari Episode 11

The Monogatari series is part of the rare breed of anime genres of having a lot of harem traits and showing the consequences of misleading actions. Araragi being a harem lead has perverted tendencies, but also the decency not to cheat ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Punch Man episodes 9-10

One Punch Man  might be a comedy, but just as even the grimmest, darkest fiction isn't completely free of levity, this satirical send-up of all things superheroic can sometimes swing things straight and earnest. And from the pace of pr...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episodes 720+ 721

Whenever this show has a juicy title, you can always guarantee that 90% of the episode will be filler. The part you want to see will be at the very beginning then quickly revisited at the end for a cliff hanger. Or on the flip side, will be...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Owarimonogatari episodes 9-10

Monogatari fans that love reading will really enjoy these next two episodes. Monogatari fans that like Izuko Gaen and think that she isn't in the show enough will really like these episodes. Monogatari fans that also like Monogatari would a...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Durarara!!x2 Ten episodes 9-12

I really cannot catch a break with recapping this series. When last last weekend rolled around I was only expecting to binge watch One Piece, read some dialogue heavy Owarimonogatari, and enjoy just ONE episode of Durarara!!x2 Ten. However,...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Attack on Titan: Junior High episodes 5-7

Hello, Japanator readers! It's time for us to take a look at the next three episodes of the chibified adventures of the Attack on Titan gang. What adventures and junior high troubles will Eren and the gang face this time around? Let's find ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Punch Man episode 8

If last week's installment of One Punch Man was about complicating the world of heroism for our man Saitama - and to an extent, for us as observers of the show's world, this week's episode is all about intensifying it. In a word, things get...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episodes 715-719

It's been too long my friends for a salty sailor to be denied the high seas. I've saved One Piece until last since little ever happens week to week. And the five weeks I do decide to leave are the five episodes where three executives a...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Owarimonogatari episode 8

From reading posts by anime fans whenever a show has a selection of female characters (often attractive) one of them will be selected as best. This is an entirely opinionated but I think the most common favourite in the Monogatari ...

 
 




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