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Gurren Lagann Writer/Director Reunite for Action Anime Kill la Kill



After much speculation, it was finally revealed that the new anime project from Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima – who last collaborated on the epic Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – is the school battle action Kill la Kill, which will be produced by Studio Trigger. An official website has also been launched at





Attack on Titan Part II (Episodes 3 and 4): Class of the Titans



In part I of my series of posts about Attack on Titan I mainly addressed the hype surrounding the show and added some general first impressions about the art, design, animation, story, etc. This and future posts will deal a bit more with the actual plot, and will therefore include spoilers (I am assuming if you are reading this you're already watching the show).

Attack on Titan Part I (Episodes 1 and 2): Eren the Giant Slayer


(Note: This review is spoiler-free)


Hype, hype, hype, hype, hype, hype, hype. It will be utterly impossible for anyone to discuss Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) this season without at least addressing the frenzied excitement leading up to, and following, its premier last week. The only missing piece in the puzzle was that it hadn't been licensed for simulcast yet, but that issue was recently resolved when it was announced that it would be airing... on both Crunchyroll and FUNImation. Did I mention this show has a lot of hype?

Shin Sekai Yori Review


(Note: This review is spoiler-free and only contains a few small details about the plot)


Along with watching about 12 new shows from Spring 2013, I am slowly going through a bunch of stuff I missed last year. After watching (and loving) Zetsuen no Tempest, I went against my own instincts and popped on Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World). Smart decision.

Three Episodes In – Vividred Operation


Naked Impact!!!

(Note: Contains some spoilers, but it doesn't matter. You'll understand what I mean if you read this)


So, as mentioned in my Sasami-san@Ganbaranai review, having been disappointed with the Winter 2013 crop of anime, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and watch a couple of shows that I would normally skip because they had caught my eye for various reasons. The second show I took a gamble on was A-1's new original show Vividred Operation. It piqued my curiosity for two reasons: