We say goodbye to the last stragglers of Summer as this season of the Roundup comes to an end. Glasslip leaves Marlin wanting, Aqua is pleasantly surprised by Barakamon, and I’m just sad I have no Sabagebu! header for the final post.
The season is almost over and many of our Roundup shows are coming to an end. We say goodbye to favorites like Sabagebu! and HaNaYaMaTa, and a considerably less fond “see you later” to Aldnoah.Zero.
In this week’s installment… Our shows hold steady as the end of the season rapidly approaches. The comedies stay funny and sweet and Aqua still hates Aldnoah.Zero, so business as usual. The Roundup is a weekly guide to all the “other” shows we’re watching this season. Check out our full, weekly coverage of: Blue Spring Ride – Hunter…
Lifesong and Timmy are off cavorting at Nan Desu Kan but the rest of the crew picks up the slack. Argevollen gets practical, HaNaYaMaTa keeps its pants on for the hot springs episode, and Sabagebu continues its glorious streak of 80’s action movie references.
Aldnoah.Zero drags our writers down from their usual disappointment to shame. Fortunately the rest of this season’s comedies hold strong, even with Barakamon taking the week off.
Lifesong begins his mid season cuts, Argvollen and Rail Wars surprise Gee and Timmy respectively, and I try to convince myself that this week’s Sabagebu! is scathing social commentary.
Glasslip and Argevollen heat up plot wise and fan service-wise respectively while Sabagebu proves it’s both funny AND environmentally conscious. Who knew?
We hit the midpoint of the season and the entire crop of great comedies are still going strong. Locodol finally ends Sabagebu’s header image streak and no matter how frustrated he gets, Gee is still watching Argevollen and Aldnoah.Zero.
Casual murder continues to dominate this season as Akame ga kill! throws up death flags everywhere, Sabagebu! loses a few good men to some deadly toilet humor, and Locodol kills off some… chocolate tanukis?
Battle lines are drawn again over Aldnoah.Zero, Rail Wars! has even less trains and more boobs than usual, and Sabagebu! manages to make “may the force be with you” jokes funny again.
Our weekly coverage fills up as we (or should I say Lifesong) add a few new shows. Opinions continue to be split on Aldnoah.Zero but the flurry of oddly named upstart comedies stay unanimously entertaining.
Our first batch of Summer shows hit the Roundup with several Slice of Life surprises and mecha cliché disappointments. Throw in some extreme(ly censored) violence and it’s going to be a fun summer!
Kouta Shibaki accidentally summons a powerful witch who can grant any wish. The only catch? The wish will cost him his life.
A lot like Persona 4 The Animation, only this time with an extra lady! Oh, and there’s some plot stuff and a reduced episode count and apparently Kanji shows up in episode two and did you see mysterious fox? Man he’s adorable…
Izumi Sena is born into a family of actors but has no desire to pursue acting himself. As he enters his first year of college, he’s a hardcore otaku that wants to be a manga artist, even though he has no talent for it. All of that changes when a chain of coincidences pairs him up in a commercial with the hottest young actor in Japan… oh, and he just happens to look stunning in makeup and a dress.
The battle for feudal Japan rages on! This time, the scene is set for the inevitable Battle of Sekigahara. Let’s just ignore history and pretend like we don’t know who will come out on top of this.
Momoka Sonokawa is a high school student who has recently transferred schools. However at her new school, she meets the eccentric Mio Ootori, an airsoft fanatic. One thing leads to another and she’s dragged into the schools Survival Game Club.
Tokyo is plagued by a string of gruesome murders, committed by vicious, cannibalistic creatures known only as Ghouls. Ken Kaneki soon finds himself at the mercy of one, but miraculously manages to survive… at a cost.
In an alternate universe where Japan’s rail system is still run by the government, a bunch of high school kids join the train security force.
Nearly one year after the Sword Art Online incident, the government recruits Kirito to help investigate a series of mysterious murders. To find the killer he must enter Gun Gale Online, the only MMO in Japan with professional players.