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Characters that made my year – Angelise Ikaruga Mitsurugi (12 Days of Anime: Day 8)

December 21, 2015

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Okay time for something a bit different! Not so much a favourite character or a really great show, but rather a completely repellent character from a show that was unbelievably terrible. Princess Angelise ‘Ange’ Ikaruga Mitsurugi from Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons.

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Characters that made my year – Hans Humpty (12 Days of Anime: Day 7)

December 20, 2015

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Okay now for a character I loved for entirely shallow reasons – not that that is a bad thing! Hans Humpty from Rokka no Yuusha.

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Weekly Trash Update! 10

December 20, 2015

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Day: We’re fast approaching the end, folks. Which trash show will triumph above all others? Hint: it won’t be K: Return of Kings.

Cara: Definitely not K: Return of Kings, but any of the others could easily run away with the crown!  Going to be sad to see this season end.

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Characters that made my year – Matsuno sextuplets (12 Days of Anime: Day 6)

December 19, 2015

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And we’ve reached the midway point! I’m incredibly hungover so this is going to be very short – good thing the Matsuno sextuplets from Osomatsu-san aren’t particularly complex to write about!

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Characters that made my year – Reina Kousaka (12 Days of Anime: Day 5)

December 18, 2015

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Keeping up pretty well so far (have probably jinxed myself now) – now it’s time to look at a character from a show I wasn’t really expecting much from but ended up really enjoying – Reina Kousaka from Sound! Euphonium.

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Characters that made my year – Tarou Takanashi (12 Days of Anime: Day 4)

December 17, 2015

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And now for a character I ended up doing a complete 180­° on over the course of the series, Tarou Takanashi from SHIROBAKO.

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Characters that made my year – Yona (12 Days of Anime: Day 3)

December 16, 2015

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Day three and it’s time for one of the better female characters of the year – Yona from Akatsuki no Yona.

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Characters that made my year – Genos (12 Days of Anime: Day 2)

December 15, 2015

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Next up is a character that shot into my favourites almost immediately – Genos from One Punch Man!

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Characters that made my year – Leonardo Watch (12 Days of Anime: Day 1)

December 14, 2015

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So here I am again with my spin on The Twelve Days of Anime, an event were anibloggers decide to bombard you, our beloved readers, with moments we feel are the most memorable of the past year – opinions and spoilers abound~!  I have my own little twist on the concept, were I select stand-out characters over single moments, because I have a terrible memory and find characters easier to remember. I was going to give this a miss this year, simply because I am really snowed under and didn’t think I could keep up (since, surprise-surprise, I didn’t write these in advance again!)……but then I looked back and this will be my sixth year participating! Hard to believe I’ve been about that long to be honest.

Anyway, going to keep these even shorter than normal in the vain hope I manage to make it to Day 12 in a timely manner…..we’ll see how that goes.

So kicking things off is one of the most adorable characters from this year – Leonardo Watch from Blood Blockade Battlefront!

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Weekly Trash Update! 07-08

December 6, 2015

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Day: I… didn’t watch any Valkyrie Drive this week. I’m a failure of a trash blogger! I’m just going to have to binge it when my life is a bit less hectic (I didn’t manage to watch a single episode of anime the week before this one). This season’s been so good that it’s hard to keep up with everything I like, and this time was no different.

Cara: So life majorly got in the way last week (I completely ruined my arm pulling teenagers around a roller-rink at my cousin’s birthday party), so you lucky things get a double dose of trash this week! YAY~!

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Weekly Trash Update! 05

November 15, 2015

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Day: No Valkyrie Drive this week as I couldn’t make the episode work, sadly. Just think, though, of what you have to look forward to next week with a double helping of it! Just right for all those double-Gs, ehhhh? ;D

Cara: It’s mid-season, so what better time to fire in a bonus episode of trashy entertainment!?  This week Day & I also watched the 6th episode of Shomin Sample – without any context.  See how that turned out below~! (If you’re looking for last week’s post, it’s over on Day’s blog).

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Weekly Trash Update! 03

November 1, 2015

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Day: This week kicked my ass, so thank goodness I’ve got great anime like High School Star Musical and Valkyrie Drive to soothe my tired soul with.

Cara: Happy (belated) Halloween~!  I’m splurging on trashy cartoons rather than candy this year – seems like a great choice to me!  More of the same in our usual batch of Trash shows – a wee bit later than usual since this week time just seemed to evaporate, but we should be back to the usual Saturday update next week.  Oh and if you’re looking for last week’s post it’s over on Day’s blog~!

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Weekly Trash Update! – 01

October 17, 2015

WeeklyTrash01Day:  So, I’m pretty proud to announce a new feature for this season for both Caraniel’s Ramblings and GAR GAR Stegosaurus – the Weekly Trash Update! In it, we’ll be covering the trashy shows that both of us are watching this season. Right now, we’ll both be covering K: Return of Kings, High School Star Musical, and Dance with Devils. I’ll additionally be covering Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-, although I’ve got nothing for this week since episode two hasn’t aired yet and I already wrote a fair bit about its première episode.
Cara: Yes, really excited about this new project!  We’ll be switching the hosting each week, so make sure to check both blogs each week for the new update.  I’m also going to be covering Seraph of the End S2 (well if it proves to be as entertaining as S1 was anyway), and other shows may pop up from week to week (since we all know I watch everything!).  So without further ado, lets get into some quality anime!

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First Impressions: Autumn 2015 – Part 5

October 11, 2015

autumnanimeOkay! This should be the last of the first impressions posts for this season (thank god I hear you all cry!), and as has been typical across the board this season, it’s another mixed bag!

  • Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (AntiMagic Academy ‘The 35th Test Platoon’)
  • Fushigi na Somera-chan
  • Subete ga F ni Naru – The Perfect Insider
  • Garo – The Crimson Moon
  • Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” toshite gets-sareta ken
  • Seraph of the End S2
  • Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-

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First Impressions: Autumn 2015 – Part 4

October 10, 2015

autumnanimeSo I started a new job on Tuesday, which has sort of wiped all of my time off the face of the planet……hence being massively behind all of a sudden.  I am trying to catch up but these impressions will probably be shorter as a result.

Anyway next I had had a look at:

  • Star-Mu – High School Star Musical
  • JK Meshi
  • Ame-iro Cocoa – Welcome to Rainy Colour!
  • Osomatsu-san
  • Kowabon
  • Dance with Devils
  • Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note
  • Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation

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First Impressions: Autumn 2015 – Part 3

October 5, 2015

autumnanimeSome pretty interesting shows in this next batch, but I don’t really have a lot to say about them.  I’m also slipping into old habits of keeping everything on again……I need restraint!

Next up is:

  • Comet Lucifer
  • Concrete Revolutio
  • Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan
  • Komori-san Can’t Refuse!
  • One-Punch Man
  • Lupin III (2015)

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First Impressions: Autumn 2015 – Part 2

October 4, 2015

autumnanimeOkay moving onto another mixed bag of shows – I am keeping quite a lot of these on though.

  • The Asterisk War
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight
  • Owarimonogatari
  • Haikyuu!! Second Season
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Utawarerumono – The False Mask

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First Impressions: Autumn 2015 – Part 1

October 3, 2015

autumnanimeOkay then the floodgates have opened and I’m already half buried under a flood of new shows to try out, but I’ll do my best to get these posts out in a timely manner.  First bunch of new shows are a mixed lot – strong showing from the sequels, but the new series aren’t really anything to get excited about.

First up is:

  • Lance N’ Masques
  • Hackadoll – The Animation
  • Heavy Object
  • Noragami Aragoto (S2)
  • Soukyuu no Fafner: Exodus (S2)
  • K: Return of Kings (S2)
  • Young Black Jack
  • Kagewani

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The Best of Summer 2015!

September 29, 2015

Summer2015So nearly everything from the Summer season (that isn’t continuing on) has aired its final episode now, which means it is list time!  This summer season ended up being one of the most entertaining in recent years, so entertaining I ended up watching 22 shows.  Yes.  Twenty-two shows.  I know, I have problems.  I definitely didn’t expect to watch everything I picked up to completion, since I’ve been getting better at dropping stuff, but weirdly shows seemed to improve on whole this season, so I didn’t really want to drop much!

Anyway, lets move on to my top 10, which wasn’t really all that hard to pick despite the massive pool I had to choose from.

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Autumn 2015 Anime Preview!

September 15, 2015

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Hello!  Yes it is me and I’m still breathing – my ever problematic arm decided to go on an unsanctioned strike a few weeks back, and then I just wanted a break from the internet for a while.  But I’m still a creature of habit, so had to do my usual preview – so here I am full of pain meds and ready to pass judgement on the upcoming Autumn season shows!

Summer ended up being a much, much better season than I thought it would be, will Autumn manage the same feat?  Lets have a look shall we, starting with the sequels & spin-offs again.

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