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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Episode 15 Review

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Episode 15, "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Haruhi is excited to participate in Tanabata activities, much to the chagrin of Kyon. After the SOS Brigade write wishes to hang on a bamboo shrub, Haruhi sinks into melancholy. Mikuru asks to meet Kyon after the club meeting, where she asks him to come with her to the Tanabata of three years prior via time travel. It's there that Kyon meets with a younger Haruhi, helping her draw strange symbols on her middle school's grounds. To return to the present, Kyon and Mikuru enlist the help of Yuki, who freezes them in time as three years pass. When they return, Kyon is concerned about any further time travelling adventures.

Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 07 Review

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Episode 7, "Battle with 10-Fold Gravity! Goku, Your Training is a Footrace"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Goku, wearing his weighted clothing, chases Bubbles across Kaio-sama's planet, eventually catching him. Meanwhile, Piccolo trains Gohan in battle. Kururin, Tenshinhan, Chouzu, Yamcha, and Yajirobe continue to train at Kami's palace. Back at Kaio's planet, Kaio gives Goku a new test: to hit his grasshopper friend Gregory with a heavy mallet. Goku manages to complete this task, prompting Kaio to begin Goku's real training.


 

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga vs First TV Series - ROUND SEVEN

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Fullmetal Alchemist Manga vs First TV Series - ROUND SEVEN

The Greed arc is where the manga and first animated series really begin to part company. I'll review the last chapter of volume seven in the next round, because of its close connection with another chapter in adaption in the first anime series.

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Chapter 26: To Meet The Master

Event(s): While Edward goes to get his assessment done in the Southern Headquarters, Alphonse is lured into a trap by a group of chimeras; after meeting with his master, Scar kills people threatening him

Episode 32: Dante of the Deep Forest/Episode 33, Al, Captured/Episode 26: Words of Farewell

Event(s): At Izumi's teacher Dante's house, a group of chimeras take Alphonse captive while Greed beats up Edward; after meeting with his master, Scar kills people threatening him

Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen - Episode 06 Review

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Episode 6, "Fire! Photon Beam!!"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Kouji finds himself in jail due to his overexhuberant actions in Mazinger. Inspector Ankokuji investigates the deceased Dr. Kabuto and looks for the Pilder, which went missing. Sayaka and the other members of the Robot Corps, meanwhile, meet Tsubasa Nishikiori, a mysterious woman who was able to instruct Kouji in firing the Mazinger's Photon Beam, which destroyed Count Brocken's bomber mecha. Ankokuji sends officers to look for the Pilder at Kurogane House, while Dr. Hell realizes who the woman is.

Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 06 Review

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Episode 6, "Finally Reached the End! The Strange Exam of Kaio-sama"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Time passes, and little Gohan has grown acostumed in living in the wilderness, prompting Piccolo to start his formal battle training. Meanwhile, Goku reaches the end of Snake Way, and a small little planetoid with extremely high gravity, the home of the word pun-loving Kaio-sama. Requesting training from him, Goku's first task is to adjust to the planet's gravity by catching Kaio's monkey friend, Bubbles.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episode 06 Review

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Episode 6, "Road of Hope"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Edward and Alphonse head back to their hometown of Risembool, escorted by Alex Louis Armstrong. On their way, they meet Dr. Marcoh, a researcher into the military's own efforts to create the Philosopher's Stone, who gives Edward a hint as to where to find his research. In their hometown, Winry and Pinako work on a new automail arm for Ed and adjustments for his leg. They leave with the comfort of knowing they have a place to come back to.

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Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen - Episode 05 Review

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Episode 5, "Assault! Count Brocken"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Dr. Kabuto and his bodyguard enter Mazinger's cockpit. Dr. Kabuto instructs Kouji how to use various features of the Mazinger, which is used to destroy Garada K7 and Doublas M2. However, he soon passes away from injuries sustained in his escape from Ashura, prompting Kouji to go into a rage and nearly kill the half-man, half-woman. Kouji is calmed by Sayaka. Ashura escapes and sees the arrival of Count Brocken, commander of Dr. Hell's air forces, who unleashes a Bomber Beast to destroy the town of Atami. Kouji is told by a mysterious woman to fire the Photon Beam.

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