The Roundup: Spring 2014 Volume 12

I get the week off as Lifesong and Marlin finish off the remaining shows from Spring. Some deserve another chance, some we’ll be glad to see dead and buried, and The World Is Still Beautiful remains as firmly planted in the middle as it has all season.

OP/ED Op-Eds: The Best of Spring 2014

It’s the end of yet another anime season, so amidst all the final impressions, we also try to choose our favourite anime theme songs of the season. This proved rather exceptionally hard this season, as not one, but two songs were picked by two different people. I had no idea we had such unanimous taste over here. Then again, maybe we just didn’t watch enough anime this season, and that should probably tell you something.

The Roundup: Spring 2014 Volume 6

The Devil’s Riddle almost jumps the shark, Date a Live and Chaika get beat with the Ugly Stick, and even though Ping Pong has gone on to a better place Nananananana has our back when it comes to animated table tennis action.

The Roundup: Spring 2014 Volume 2

In this week’s episode: Lifesong and Marlin both refuse to drop anything as we unleash our full slate of shows. A certain table tennis anime continues to ping our pong (that sounds disgusting), Nananananana’s Buried Treasure goes for the shotgun blast of anime girl fetishes, and if you look closely you just might find a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure joke.

First Look: Black Bullet

In the future, a parasitic virus that turns humans into monsters has wiped out the bulk of humanity. The survivors live in cities walled off by a metal effective against the monsters, also used to create bullets. Some girls are born with the virus and can utilize it for superpowers, making them humanity’s last hope to fight against their enemy.