The iDOLM@STER – Episode 9 – Mystery of the Missing Gorgeous Celeb Pudding

Let this scene set the theme for this mystery...

I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of the Futami twins because they are out of control. Despite the cliché storm in their mystery, they were still entertaining.
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The iDOLM@STER – Episode 8 – Adventures of Azusa Miura… in a Wedding Dress!

It seems that everyone wants a piece of Azusa...

Sorry about that long delay… Since the subs got delayed for the past two weeks due to some extraordinary circumstances, I had to put this show off and watch some of my backlog. Gratefully, episodes 8 and 9 were finally released today, so I’m confident that I will get caught up by Monday.

As for this episode, Azusa getting lost and a group of bodyguards chasing after her was a fun experience. All of this happened with her wearing a nice-looking wedding dress.
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Tears to Tiara – Episode 13 – Taliesin and the Tricky Duel

Taliesin knows how to deceive everyone!

Subsequently after the kidnapping of Rhiannon and her return, the Gaels become increasingly concerned about the growing threat from the Empire. Eventually, they decide to do what’s best… Attempt to forge an alliance with another clan.
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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes – Summer Special – Kokoro Becomes an iDOLM@STER!

Oh god, what did they do to you, Kokoro-chan?

Well, sort of… It’s not like she had a choice or anything.

It felt like a long time since Tantei Opera Milky Holmes ended back in December of last year. This show was particularly fun not because the girls were adorable, but for the outright hilarious comedy that didn’t involve the overused tsundere archetypes.  With a second season coming next winter, I can only wonder about the shenanigans Milky Holmes and the Genius 4 will be up to.

For now, we have the summer special 1, which centers on Kokoro’s journey of becoming an idol shortly after the G4’s demotion for failing to capture Aresenè among other things.
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  1. The special took place between episodes 7 and 8.

Hanasaku Iroha – Episode 23 – Ko’s Sudden Optimism

Satsuki is here to help!

Takako decides to track down the con artist in Tokyo that ran away and took the money with her last effort to save the inn. Ohana also tags along to confront her mother about her future and of course, meeting her crush, Ko.
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Aria the Animation – Episode 4 – Ami’s Promise

This girl seems to want something...

For those in the United States, I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day and the last unofficial days of summer vacation. For me, I had some fun with my parents and sister as we went to Atlantic City to go dolphin watching and look at the ridiculously small aquarium. Afterwards, we went out to dinner, stay at a hotel and went home today. Although short, it was pretty fun.

On the other hand, Akari sets out on an adventure with Woody to send an old letter from a young girl that she made a promise with.
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Tears to Tiara – Episode 12 – Kidnapping of Rhiannon and Her Kindness

Rhiannon seemed to be in good spirits even if she was kidnapped...

While Rhiannon lays down a flower ring for the deceased Rubrum soldiers, she finds herself getting kidnapped by Gaius.  The resulting reaction from the Gaels was obvious…
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Aria the Animation – Episode 3 – Alice’s Hidden Smile

Not quite the greeting Akatsuki expected...

Since there is a recent shortage of iDOLM@STER subs, I decide to dive deeper into my backlog. I realized that I haven’t gotten too far in Aria the Animation since I only watched the first two episodes.  Of course, Episode 3 brought back the charm and happiness of the series with another young, but cute girl being introduced to the story.
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