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Review of Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova – Episode 9: Kongou on the Edge and Nearly Perfect Tactics

Quick SummaryIn Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova – episode 9, “Desperate Escape,” Gunzou Chihaya and Iona attempt to run Kongou and Maya’s blockade. But they learn about something that shakes Iona to her core: the full extend of Kongou’s hatred. They also learn that hatred is driving Kongou to act irrationally — and dangerously! Even with the full support of Takao and Hyuuga, […]

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Review: One Punch Man Episode Season 2 Episode 08 – Best In Show

Quick SummaryIn One Punch Man Season 2 Episode 08 (a.k.a., episode 20), “The Resistance of the Strong,” the Monster Association’s plan marches inexorability forward. Goketsu, the monster that intruded on the martial arts tournament, gave the contestants a choice: Eat the monster cells and become monsters, or die. One by one, the remaining contestants tried to fight […]

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Review: Midnight Occult Civil Servants Episode 08 – Best in Show

Quick SummaryIn Midnight occult civil servants episode 8, “Old Coyote and the Garden of Falling Stars,” Kyouichi Sakaki, Arata Miyako, and Arata’s friend Izumi take Kyouichi’s recently-rescued sister shopping. After all, her tastes are decades out of date. Though obviously overjoyed that his sister is returned and safe, Kyouichi seems to be troubled about his own future. Afterward, […]

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Review of Fairy gone Episode 08: A Bittersweet Victory and the PM at Lancepoint

Quick SummaryIn Fairy gone episode 8, “Pipe Blowing in Stage Wing,” Sweety Bitter Sweet double-crosses the double-cross she double-crossed in the previous episode and captures Gilbert Warlock. Together with Mariya Noel and Klara Kysenaria, they descend into the cellars of Gilbert’s home on the way to obtain Black Four. Will Gilbert actually lead them to it? Will Sweety let […]

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Review of Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova – Episode 8: Hyuuga Ascending and the Unholy Allure of Dogma

Quick SummaryIn Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova – episode 8, “House of Dolls,” Kongou and Maya blockade Gunzou Chihaya’s base at Iwoto.  Gunzou pursues a novel strategy: he asks Hyuuga to invite Kongou and Maya to visit. He also asks Iona to greet them, which she does — along with Takao. Knowing the destructive capabilities of a Mental Model […]