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.


Welcome to another edition of What We Got and What We Thought. Better late then never this month as we find only Gee, Life, and myself with new things to talk about.

Kokoro Connect Final Impressions

When we learned that the final arc of Kokoro Connect was going to be cordoned off to be released at a later time, it left a sour taste in the mouths of us loyal fans here at the Glorio Blog. Poised to be one of our favorite shows of the year, the lack of conclusion made us have to reevaluate it at the breaking point, and ultimately label it incomplete and unsatisfying. Now that this last arc has been released, will it be everything we hoped for? Read on as we look at Kokoro Connect Episodes 14, 15, 16, and 17, the Michi Random arc.

The 2012 GLORIO Awards Part 2: Taking the Stage

Welcome back to the First Annual GLORIO Awards, our collection of highlights from the anime of 2012. For our second part, we’re taking the stage and honoring the best characters and performances of the past year. So join us once again as we announce our winners, and as always feel free to jump in the debate with your own selections.

Kokoro Connect Episode 13 and Final-ish Impressions

After Taichi earns his award for worst coverup attempt, Heartseed 2 goes berserk with its age shifting powers. At the same time, Iori’s step-dad has gone out of control. Can our group help Iori in time, or will the constant interference be a hurdle they simply can’t cross?

Kokoro Connect Episode 12

As the phenomenon continues, Aoki and Yui come to terms with their past emotions in order to move on to the future. Will Inaba never give me a screen that I can’t exploit for hilarity?