Five Years of GLORIO: 2012-2013

To celebrate our 5th anniversary, we decided to relive our favorite part of forcing ourselves to watch every anime that ever comes out: the surprises. Just about every season a show or two pops up out of nowhere and turns out to be pretty good, and we wanted to give a shout out to a few you might of missed. To start, we’ll be taking a look at 2012 and 2013.

OP/ED Op-Eds: Best of Summer 2012

With the Summer season coming to a close we’re dedicating this week’s OP/EDs to our favorite OP and ED of the past season. Not a lot of noteworthy opening and endings to choose from this Summer, but these two definitely stand out above the rest.

It's exactly what it looks like

Humanity Has Declined Episode 9

As the fairy population continues to explode, a small group of outcasts seeks asylum with the humans. The Mediator is assigned to move them to a remote territory, but the group gets stranded on a deserted island en route. With nowhere to go, the fairies’ eagerness to please soon has them experiencing what humanity is really like.

Lawsuit

Humanity Has Declined Episode 8

As the Mediator tries to figure out the Fairies’ time loop, she runs into a very different version of the Assistant. She then must use the clues she’s been given to piece together who he really is.

This episode is BANANAS

Humanity Has Declined Episode 7

Grandpa sends The Mediator on a errand to pick up The Assistant, but he’s nowhere to be found. She runs into a fairy, after which there are bananas and cloning and/or time travel involved. I have no idea what is going on anymore.

Incoherent Babble Episode 2: Yuiyui edition

Incoherent Babble is back, as Aqua, Zigg, Iro and Jel return to your ears for more baseless rambling. This time they’re taking on the K-ON! movie, which was simulwatched and enjoyed to varying degrees. Highlights this episode include Aqua heartlessly mocking Zigg’s pronunciation, Iro’s general hatred of K-ON! and all things associated with it and the group’s impressive derailment into a discussion of Madoka Magica. Informative!

Humanity Has Declined Episode 5

A festival is held to celebrate the increasingly futile Human Monument Project and the discovery of a possible new electricity source. This causes the fairies, who die when exposed to electromagnetic waves, to leave Camphorwood. In the meantime, the Mediator investigates the ruins of a nearby city the UN would like to restore and Nana Mizuki shows up as some kind of robot cat girl.

Humanity Has Declined Episode 3

The Mediator is visited by an old “friend” known as Y who is working on a project to preserve human history. Y loses focus on her mission and works to revive a long lost art form, leading to disastrous consequences.

Humanity Has Declined Episode 2

We’re kicking off our weekly GLORIO anime coverage with brief recaps and impressions of our favorite shows of the season. We promise to keep it safe and professional on the main page, but be warned: once you click “read more” we’ll be flying those spoiler flags nice and high.