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Yata’s 12 Days of Anime – 2015 – #12: Yurikuma Arashi and Stupid Catchphrases

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Fellow writer Harubro and I go way back. I think we discovered our shared love for the same shows back in 2012, and since then, it’s rarely happened that one of us loves something the other doesn’t. Up until this year, I could probably count the times that’s occurred with just my ten fingers. But when we started FGJ, we pushed ourselves to attempt watching more seasonal shows than usual for great justice, and we also realized with more speculative picks comes the greater opportunity for our opinions on said picks to diverge.

As early as January, diverge they did with Yurikuma Arashi. My reaction: “Kunihiko Ikuhara fans such as myself will like this.” Haru’s reaction:

WHAT IS THIS?

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FIRST THIRD THOUGHTS – WINTER 2015

A couple weeks in to the start of 2015 as the year promises to be a busy but fun one, Yata and Haru are back to bring you updated thoughts on the season’s new anime and some enjoyable carry-overs from the fall season. Yata especially has plenty of catching up to do since he’s a chump and his schedule didn’t permit enough time to write up his conclusions on last season. That’s life though. Things happen…and sometimes things don’t happen, but this thing is happening. What are the frontrunners? What did we try to give a chance but drop? Let’s run ’em down.

Side note, we meant to post this yesterday, but the Super Bowl got us distracted, hence being one episode behind on Maria and Yurikuma. Bear with it.

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First Impressions – Winter of 2015

We told you we’d be back soon. Like, really really soon. Here we are. Yes, it’s first impressions time again, and while winter is generally a slow season for anime, there were a lot of series that caught our interest when we looked at its chart back in December. We didn’t check out everything – last fall made us learn the hard way that just because you watch more doesn’t mean what you watch will be good – but we did check out everything that seemed important and intriguing to us or surprisingly good to other anime critics. Like last fall, we won’t be posting scores this early. This is simply our thoughts on the pilot of each show we watched, followed by whether we thought it seemed worthy of continuation. We’ve also added little summaries to each entry below, just in case you’re out of the loop (and there’s nothing wrong with that!). Let Justice-sensei put your ignorance to ease.

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