Fate/Zero – Episode 1 – Brief First Impressions

They make a fine couple...

As expected, Fate/Zero started with a bang in a massive, 48-minute first episode. From my experience, it’s the longest introduction to a story I have seen for the first time since I started watching anime. Considering that this episode is very long, I’m only going to share my overall thoughts in a brief manner with the assumption that everyone had already watched it.
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The iDOLM@STER – Episode 13 – Unexpected Trouble and Miki’s Shining Performance

Despite the anxiousness, the performance will turn out fine.

The big day has finally arrived and everyone’s excited for the performance. Unfortunately, tension increases as a typhoon makes landfall, leaving Ritsuko and her unit stranded with the strong possibility of not making it on time.
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The iDOLM@STER – Episode 12 – Miki’s Rebellious Return

No matter how you look at it, she is very upset.

Through some miscommunication, it caused Miki to get her hopes up a bit too much. Ultimately, Ritsuko’s rejection crushed her dreams and this causes her to change her mind and quit until the Producer convinces her to come back.
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Shinryaku!? Ika Musume – Episode 1 – Return of Chizuru’s Status Quo!

You don't want to mess with Chizuru... she's dangerous!

Finally, the second season of Ika Musume has invaded the blogosphere with the first episode. Of course, if you interested in watching this show and haven’t watched the prequel, I highly suggest doing so before jumping right in or you can get lost pretty easily.

Like in my previous posts of this show, I will split the post into three parts on each sketch showing by brief thoughts about it.
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Ikoku Meiro no Croisèe – Final Review

With the start of the 21st century, the so-called Iyashikei genre became popularized, especially with Aria through its gorgeous scenery, focus on friendship, and lighthearted feeling. I tend to enjoy them as it melt the stress from life that gives you a good feeling.

Ikoku Meiro no Croisèe is just that, except it involves a really cute and young Japanese girl living in a foreign country like France. (Image Source)
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Tamayura (OVA) – Episodes 3 & 4 (END) – Finding that Special Place…

Believe it or not, Fuu was so clumsy back when she was a child.

At the last half of the story, we get to see Fuu and her friends searching for the spot where her father took that special picture. Through the help of Sayomi, whose driving skills is very dubious, she made this adventure possible.
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Ikoku Meiro no Croisèe – Episode 12 (END) – Claude’s Acceptance for Yune

Yune just loves her cats...

We are finally at the end with Yune obsessing over cats once again.  Underneath it all, there are some dramatic and heartwarming moments to resolve Claude’s concern for her.
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Tamayura (OVA) – Episodes 1 & 2 (First Impressions) – Pictures Tell a Thousand Memories

The girls simply enjoys being with each other...

Before the Fall Anime Season begins, I decided to take a look at Tamayura, which is a four episode long OVA involving four girls. Of course, I always tend to like these shows because the nostalgia, lighthearted story and of course, friendship.
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