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Accel World | Air TV | Aishiteruze Baby | Akagami no Shirayukihime | Akatsuki no Yona | Aldnoah.Zero
Angel Beats! | Animal Academy | AnoHana| Arata: The Legend | Assassination Classroom | Asterisk War
Astro Boy | Azumanga Daioh

B
Bakuman | Beast Master | Beyblade | Birdy the Mighty: Decode | Black Bullet | Black Cat
Blue Inferior| Brynhildr in the Darkness | Buddy Complex | Bungou Stray Dogs

C
[C]-Control | Captain Earth | Case Closed | Casshern Sins | Celestial Method | Charlotte
Chichikogusa | Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai | Clannad | Clay Lord | Claymore | Code: Breaker
Code-E | Code Geass | Coppelion | Corset ni Tsubasa | Crest of the Stars | Cyborg 009

D
DanMachi | Darker Than Black | Dawn of the Arcana | Dengeki Daisy
A Devil and Her Love Song | Diamond Cut Diamond | Digimon Adventure | Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Tamers | Dimension W | .hack//G.U.+ | .hack//link |.hack//Quantum | .hack//SIGN
.hack//xxxx | Double Gauge | Dragon Drive | Durarara!!

E
Eden of the East | El Cazador de la Bruja | Elemental Gelade | Erased | Ergo Proxy | Eureka 7
Evergreen

F
Figure 17 | The Friendly Winter | Free! | Fruits Basket | Full Metal Panic

G
Gakuen Babysitters | Gargantia | Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun | GetBackers | Guilty Crown
Gundam Seed | Gunslinger Girl

H
Hayate the Combat Butler | Heat Guy J | Heroic Legend of Arslan | Hetalia: Axis Powers | Hitogatana
Horimiya | Hunter x Hunter | Hyouka

I
Illegal Rare | Immortal Rain | Inu x Boku | Irregular at Magic High School | Iris Zero | Isshukan Friends

J
Joker Game | Jormungand | Jyu-Oh-Sei

K
K | Kagerou Days | Karneval | Kiddy Grade | Kimi ni Todoke | Kimi to Boku | Kino's Journey
Kiznaiver | Kotoura-san | Kuromukuro

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La Corda D'Oro | Lagrange | Last Exile | Last Ranker be the Last One |Library Wars | Lime Odyssey
Little Busters | Love So Life | Lucky Star

M
Mai-HiME | Maid-Sama! | Majestic Prince | MAOH | March Comes in Like a Lion | Medabots
Michiko & Hatchin | Monster Rancher | Mouretsu Pirates | My Hero Academia | My Little Monster
My Love Story!!

N
Nabari no Ou | Nagi no Asukara | Naruto | Night Head | Night Raid 1931 | Nisekoi | No.6
Norn9 | Nui! | Nukoduke!

O
Oban Star Racers | Okami-san and her Seven Companions | Okami-kodomo | One Piece
One-Punch Man | Orange | Oresama Teacher | Otomen

P
Pet Girl of Sakurasou | Plastic Memories | +Anima | Poco's Udon World | Pokemon | Princess Jellyfish
Psyren | Pumpkin Scissors

R
Re-Life | Rideback | R.o.D. TV | Romeo x Juliet | Rurouni Kenshin

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S.A. | Saijou no Meii | Sailor Moon: Crystal | Samurai 7 | Sands of Destruction | School Rumble
Seven Deadly Sins | Sgt. Frog | Shining Hearts | Shirayukihime to 7-nin no Shuujin
Silver Diamond | Skip Beat | SNAFU | Solty Rei | Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii | Spiral | Starry Sky
The Story of Saiunkoku | Sword Art Online | SAO II

T
Tegami Bachi | Touhou Shinigami | Trickster | Trigun | Tsubasa: Those With Wings | Tsukikage Ran

U
UN-GO | The Unlimited

V
Valvrave

W
Wasureyuki | When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace | Whistle! | WIXOSS | Wolf's Rain
World Embryo | World Trigger

Y
Yatterman Night | Yotsuba&! | Young Black Jack | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

Z
Zankyou no Terror | Zennou no Noa | Zoids | Zoids: Chaotic Century

Kuromukuro

Plot: When the ogres attacked over 400 years ago, a samurai named Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma and the princess of the Washiba fought back with a stolen mecha dubbed "Kuromukuro".
Now, the ogres are back. The first line of defense against the alien mecha is a special organization of UN scientists, who are researching a relic found at the Kurobe Dam. The daughter of the research director, Yukina Shirahane, is at Kurobe when the ogres attack and accidentally activates the relic. Kennosuke emerges, and, mistaking Yukina for his princess, fights off the ogres to protect her. Through an odd turn of events, Yukina becomes bonded to the Kuromukuro, and with Kennosuke's knowledge of the ogres, they are able to fight back. But can the samurai, displaced from his time, be trusted? (A-)

Characters: B

Artwork & Animation: Absolutely GORGEOUS backgrounds! -- A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B

Objectionable Content: blood, suggestive themes, profanity

Other: This was a bit more complex than what I could go into here. The series has a satisfying storyline, and watching Kennosuke try to acclimate to his new surroundings is a lot of fun.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Poco's Udon World

Plot: When Sota Tawara returns home to Kagawa in the wake of his father's passing, he finds a small child curled up in a pot in his father's noodle shop. He quickly takes a liking to the boy and starts taking care of him. But what will he do when he finds out that his new charge is actually a shape-shifted tanuki? (B-)

Characters: A-

Artwork & Animation: B+

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: mild

Other: A quiet slice-of-life/fantasy series carried almost wholly by the way the characters are handled (and partly by the cuteness of Poco). While the plot is nothing to write home about, and the ending feels slightly rushed and anticlimactic, it has its emotional moments.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Fall 2016 Anime: Show & Tell!

What shows are you watching this anime season? Which ones are your faves? Share your recommendations!

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Trickster

Plot: Yoshio Kobayashi, a boy protected by an invincible shield-like power that he can't control, is unable to die and a danger to those around him. Kensuke Hanasaki is a member of the Boy Detectives Club. Intrigued by Kobayashi's abilities, Hanasaki invites the young misanthrope to join the club by striking a deal with him: he'll help Kobayashi find a way to die if Kobayashi still can't find a reason to live. (Execution is a bit shabby, but there's potential -- B-)

Characters: Definitely the series' weakest point -- C-

Artwork & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: B+

Music: B

Objectionable Content: suggestive themes, blood, profanity

Other: It takes place in a cool world, and the potential is there for a good story. But the characters can sometimes be grating, and, more than halfway through the series, there's still not much positive development.

Overall Score: B-

Recommendation: 2/5

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Evergreen

Plot: Yoshimatsu Hotaka lost his father to a congenital heart disease and views himself as a weakling, having inherited the same disease and undergone a surgery that left an awful scar. He uses the manga club anthology to vent his feelings, and, in the meantime, is content with watching Niki Awaya, the girl he has a major crush on, from the club room window. When Hotaka and Niki finally meet for the first time during a swimming test, he has a hard time believing that Niki actually likes him. Pushed on by his friend, On-chan, Hotaka slowly takes the first steps toward befriending Niki -- who he may have more in common with than he could imagine. (There's a pretty good plot being slowly revealed, but something's a little off about the execution. B-)

Characters: B

Art: B

Objectionable Content: fan service, profanity

Other: I haven't finished the series yet, so perhaps I'm jumping the gun on my judgement. There's obviously a big bomb waiting to be dropped on Hotaka, and that part of the story is interesting. But there's something that holds it back from being as good as it could be.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2/5

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