Everything changes for 23-year-old job hunter Juri Yukawa when her brother and young nephew are kidnapped by a mysterious organization, and her grandfather reveals his possession of The Stone, a bizarre artifact that allows him to enter the world of Stasis, where everything and everyone but them has been frozen in time. Using The Stone’s powers, Juri, her father and her grandfather attempt to sneak into the kidnappers’ hiding place while they’ve been rendered motionless — but they soon find out they’re not alone.
After the remarriage of her mother, Yuzu is beyond upset when she finds out the conservative girls’ school she’ll be attending won’t land her a boyfriend anytime soon. After she gets a humiliating scolding from the diligent, aloof student council president Mei on her very first day, things couldn’t possibly get any worse for Yuzu — until she finds out none other than Mei is to be her new step-sister, and they’ll be living under the same roof. Oh, and Mei sexually assaults her a couple of times, but the official summaries conveniently forget to mention that.
Dissatisfied with the lackadaisical life she’s been living up to now, Mari Tamaki decides to skip school and venture out into the unknown, but is too scared to eventually go through with it. One evening, she comes across an envelope dropped by a girl, and discovers it contains one million yen. She soon learns that the girl, Shirase Kobuchizawa, has been saving up the money to travel to Antarctica and find her missing mother.
As per Christmas tradition, Aqua yet again turns the blog into Pitchfork for a day and invites you to take a look at his favourite Japanese songs of the year.
Behold, the field in which we grow our blogs! Lay thine eyes upon it and thou shalt see that it is barren! In the chaotic race towards the final days of this godforsaken year and the 12 Days of Glorio we’ll celebrate to see it off, we’d almost forgotten all about our seasonal look back…
Orphaned and plagued by visions of otherworldly creatures, Chise Hatori has sold herself into slavery, looking for a place to call home. Luckily, the mysterious man who ends up buying her has something else for her in mind. Welcoming her into his household, he announces himself as the titular magus, Elias Ainsworth, and claims he’ll make Chise his apprentice… and his bride.
After The Wrap-Up and The Roundup, it’s time for The Catch-Up! Because it’s a bit silly to write a ‘first look’ post on shows that aren’t technically new, The Catch-Up gathers our brief impressions on new seasons of returning shows and reminds readers what we thought about their earlier installments. Join us as we answer such important questions as “Will Blood Blockade Battlefront still be good without Rie Matsumoto?”, “Will ClassicaLoid still be good without the great Bach-sama?” and most importantly, “Will the Glorio Blog still be good without Aqua’s weekly struggle with Love Live Sunshine!!?” We reserve the right to change our answer to any of these at any time.