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Netflix to stream 12 original series, starting in November 2017

Here’s a look at the anime 12 series hitting Netflix (Polygon), with the first titles coming in November. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 7, 2017 - 4 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Mob and Reigen  Season 1, Ep 12

Mob decides: should I stay or should I go? [Season finale]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2016 - 4 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Master ~Leader~  Season 1, Ep 11

Reigen, self-proclaimed psychic, tries to talk his way out their current situation.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: The Heinous Aura ~Mastermind~  Season 1, Ep 10

Mob and Teru have infiltrated Claw's HQ. Ritsu and the others have broken free and are in search of their missing member.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Claw ~7th Division~  Season 1, Ep 9

Mob, Ritsu and friends find more people who are like them, but different. More fighting ensues.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 26, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: The Older Brother Bows ~Destructive Intent~  Season 1, Ep 8

Ritsu flexes his strength, Mob's kindness is unwelcomed, and a mysterious man appears to upset it all.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 26, 2016 - 1 comment

Mob Psycho 100: Exaltation ~I've Obtained Loss~  Season 1, Ep 7

Ritsu wants to surpass his brother, and he has a little spirit to help him, maybe. And then there's the troubles at school.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 26, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Discord ~To Become One~  Season 1, Ep 6

Mob gains fame, while his brother Ritsu deals with social pressures from Salt Middle School's Student Council president, and being the younger brother of Mob. Ritsu then gets invited to the Awakening Lab, and later he meets one of Mob's acquaintances.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Ochimusha ~Psychic Powers and Me~  Season 1, Ep 5

Mob faces his first psychic battle against another person, but he tries to stay true to his master Reigen's teachings that he should never use psychic powers on a person.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: Idiots Only Event ~Kin~  Season 1, Ep 4

Mob becomes a pawn in the middle school turf war between the tough guys at his school, Salt Middle School, and a rival school, Black Vinegar Middle School, when the BVMS leader, the physically unimposing Teru, deals with the entire Salt Middle School gang with ease. Mob's unlikely friends come to his aid, and he deals with a lingering spirit.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mob Psycho 100: An Invitation to a Meeting ~Simply Put, I Just Want to be Popular~  Season 1, Ep 3

Doubting his chances to become popular through his school club activities, a downcast Mob meets a woman in a smiling mask, who informs him that she can help him become popular. He follows her to an underground meeting area where a cult known as (LOL) has formed in service to a man with the power to make anyone laugh and smile.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2016 - 1 comment

Mob Psycho 100: Doubts about Youth ~The Telepathy Club Appears~  Season 1, Ep 2

The "Telepathy Club" at Mob's school is in danger of disbanding after it drops below the minimum amount of members, and their leader, Kurata, convinces Mob to join. Later, Reigen takes Mob on a contract to exorcise a spirit at a private all-girls high school, so they cross-dress to try to get onto campus.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2016 - 1 comment

Mob Psycho 100: Self-Proclaimed Psychic: Reigen Arataka ~And Mob~  Season 1, Ep 1

The teenage years: the most emotional period in one's life. And that's no different for Shigeo Kageyama, aka Mob, a teenage boy without any notable skills in life, except his psychic powers. Then there's the good student and generally admired kid, Mob's younger brother, Ritsu, and Mob's mentor, the self-proclaimed exorcist named Arataka Reigen. In this first episode, Arataka and Mob face evil spirits with salt and psychokinetic powers.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2016 - 4 comments

Samurai Champloo: Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 1) (Generous Elegy 1)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 20

A beautiful, sorrowful, blind musician joins the journey; Mugen is charmed, Fuu finds a friend, and Jin finds a challenge. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 21, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Unholy Union (Karma and Retribution)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

Guns, God and Government in Edo Japan: wherein a cynical charlatan fleeces the Hidden Christian flock, Fuu gets closer to the Sunflower Samurai, and a truth is finally revealed. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 14, 2015 - 1 comment

Samurai Champloo: War of the Words (Pen in One Hand, Sword in the Other)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 18

Hiroshima gets a facelift when kids trade in the sword for the graffiti brush; Jin keeps a promise to a long-lost friend and confronts the shock of the new, while Mugen learns to read and conquers a castle. [18th episode total, start of the second season] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 7, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Lullabies of the Lost (Verse 2) (Idling One's Life Away, second verse)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17

Jin and Fuu reunite, only to be attacked (again) by a vengeance-driven samurai from Jin's old life. Meanwhile, Mugen takes aim at an arrow-slinging foreigner who's at the top of everyone's most wanted list. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 31, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Lullabies of the Lost (Verse 1) (Idling One's Life Away, first verse)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 16

Tempers flare, harsh words are exchanged, and the trio splits (again), each marching off in a different direction. Mugen runs into a fellow outlaw and identities are mistaken, and Jin's past catches up with him (again), while Fuu ends up at the bottom of a river. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 31, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Bogus Booty (Through and Through)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 15

While Mugen, Jin and Fuu stop to fish, Jin makes up for his lack of fishing skills by finding a bag of gold koban. The group gets to "a real city," Osaka, where Fuu stuffs herself, and then Mugen and Jin abandon her for the red light district. While there, their gold gets the attention of a gang of sorts. Mugen proves his prowess for love (or at least, lust), Jin makes the best of his situation, and Fuu is left on her own. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 17, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Misguided Miscreants (Part 2) (Dark Night's Road 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 14

(Continued, with more backstory for Mugen, Kohza and Mukuro.) Thinking that Mugen is dead, Kohza finds Jin and Fuu and asks for Jin to kill Mukuro. The double-cross turns into a triple-cross, and in the end, Mugen survives. Kohza does, too, though she wishes she hadn't. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 10, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: The Disorder Diaries (Learning from the Past)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12

Recap episode! This is a look back on the first 11 episodes, as seen through the eyes of Fuu, by way of her diary that Mugen lifts when he and Jin talk about the lack of information they have on the Sunflower Samurai. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 26, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Gamblers and Gallantry (Fallen Angel)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11

Jin comes to the rescue of a lady in distress, Mugen gets involved with beetle sumo wrestling, and our trio's loyalties are tested. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 20, 2015 - 1 comment

Samurai Champloo: Lethal Lunacy (Fighting Fire With Fire)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

While on the road, Fuu, Mugen and Jin meet a a Buddhist monk making himself available for anyone who wishes to give alms, and when he finds they are out of money and hungry, he offers them work for food and lodging. Meanwhile, Fuu notices an award for the capture of an unknown assailant who is killing powerful samurai to test his sword (tsujigiri), and tells Jin and Mugen of the reward. Jin passes, and Mugen leaves the work behind in search of the tsuijigiri. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 12, 2015 - 3 comments

Samurai Champloo: Beatbox Bandits (Evil Spirits of Mountain and Stream)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

The episode is a flashback from a tough checkpoint agent who never let anyone sneak through, on his last day of work. Mugen, Jin, and Fuu need to cross a border so they purchase travel passes since they don't have any. When their passes turn out to be fake, the trio are sentenced to death by the head of the checkpoint, a sadistic man who has family connections that keep him from being disciplined for his brutal actions. However, the guards offer Mugen a chance to save his friends. If he can deliver an object through a forest full of bandits and return before sunset, Jin and Fuu will be spared. Mugen runs afoul of the bandits, who have big plans for a revolution. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 12, 2015 - 2 comments

Samurai Champloo: The Art of Altercation (Self-Conceit)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

Saganshougen Nagamitsu is going to be Big, as you can tell because he sings and has a posse. His goal: defeat Mariya Enshiro's bespectacled murderer, Jin. Except he doesn't know what Jin looks like without his glasses, so when Jin pawns his glasses, and he almost gets side-tracked trying to woo Fuu. Meanwhile, Mugen and Jin run into Budoukiba, a sultry lady who likes to pair her wine with men who can hold their own against her when drinking. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 4, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: A Risky Racket (Surrounded on all Sides)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Fuu, Jin and Mugen finally get a break and win a nice purse while gambling. But when they go to pay for their soup, Fuu finds that their purse is gone. The same nimble-fingered young thief also lifts a valuable package from a group of shady characters. Who will find him first? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 22, 2015 - 0 comments

Samurai Champloo: Stranger Searching (Redheaded Foreigner)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Jin, Mugen and Fuu enter an eating contest, thinking they can get free food. Unfortunately for them, there is an entry fee that Mugen and Jin paid with their swords, which they would get if they won the competition. It comes down to Fuu and a mysterious, large foreigner, and Fuu loses on a technicality. The stranger offers Mugen and Jin their swords back for a tour of Edo (old name of Tokyo), which is also foreign to the trio, but Jin forges ahead. When they run into trouble, Mugen and Jin defend the stranger, only to learn that stating his name and role would give him free access of the country. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 15, 2015 - 1 comment

Samurai Champloo: Artistic Anarchy (Utter Indifference)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

Fuu models for ukiyo-e artist Hishikawa Moronobu only to end up tangled in a larger criminal enterprise. Will the others be able to save her in time? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 8, 2015 - 1 comment

Samurai Champloo: Hellhounds for Hire (Part 2) (Tacit Understanding 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Mugen, Jin, and Fuu reunite, as the struggle between the Nagatomi Gang and the established Kawara Gang grows more intense, due to actions by Sousuke Kawara. The leaders of the gangs decide to gamble using dice (Chō-Han) in order to settle the struggle and settle the fate of their struggle to control the contested territory. Who will come out on top? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 1, 2015 - 2 comments

Samurai Champloo: Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1) (Tacit Understanding 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Mugen and Jin decide to split up, leaving Fuu to her own devices, only to reunite in a town where a new gang is trying to push the established group out. Mugen joins the Nagatomi Gang, while Jin later finds himself aligned with the established Kawara Gang, who are lead by a kindhearted leader named Heitaro the Buddha. Meanwhile, Fuu gets in trouble when she doesn't heed the warnings of a fortune teller.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 22, 2015 - 2 comments

Samurai Champloo: Redeye Reprisal (Veritable Pandemonium)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

Fuu, Jin and Mugen are almost out of money, and Mugen offers to take care of a local monster for a reward. Jin is tested by a deceptively adept samurai, while Mugen is lured into danger by two different women. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 15, 2015 - 5 comments

Samurai Champloo: Tempestuous Temperaments (Storm and Stress)  Season 1, Ep 1

Samurai Champloo is a series set during the Edo period (1603–1868), but with mix of anachronistic modern elements, most notably a range of modern hip-hop elements. The first episode introduces the three main characters: the restaurant server, Fuu, a sword-wielding ruffian named Mugen, and a composed samurai named Jin. Jin and Mugen face down the corrupt local politician and his thuggish son's friends (respectively), only to get caught and face execution, which puts their duel on hold, and gets in the way of Fuu's goal of finding the samurai who smells like sunflowers. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 8, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

There is a mysterious terrorist plot to destroy the human population on Mars using an unknown pathogen. The bounty hunter crew of the Bebop work to find the terrorist and discover the source of the pathogen before the attack can take place. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 1, 2015 - 4 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Mish-Mash Blues  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 27

Due to the violence portrayed in the series, and the violence occurring at the time in Japan, the series was briefly canceled and "Mish-Mash Blues" (fansub transcript; part 1, part 2) was created. The characters provide a philosophical commentary, set to hip-hop loops and played over clips from the first 12 episodes, and it ends with the words: "This Is Not The End. You Will See The Real 'Cowboy Bebop' Someday!" [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 25, 2015 - 12 comments

Cowboy Bebop: The Real Folk Blues (Part 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 26

Reunited, Spike and Julia pick up where they left off in their plans to escape Red Dragon, but it is soon foiled by Vicious. Spike returns to the Bebop for one last farewell, knowing that he will likely die before he can return, and then storms the Red Dragon's headquarters to confront Vicious for the last time.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 19, 2015 - 4 comments

Cowboy Bebop: The Real Folk Blues (Part 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 25

Left alone by the rest of the crew, Spike and Jet are ambushed by members of the Red Dragon syndicate. They are saved by Lin's brother, Shin, who explains that Vicious has tried to seize control of the organization and was sentenced to death. He also states that all people connected to him are also being hunted down, and Spike rushes to find Julia.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 11, 2015 - 1 comment

Cowboy Bebop: Hard Luck Woman  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 24

While heading to Mars, the Bebop is diverted to Earth, where Faye decides to investigate her past by traveling to the landmarks she sees in the video she recorded as a child, taking Ed along with her. Meanwhile, Jet and Spike go after what looks to be a lucrative bounty.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Brain Scratch  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 23

There's a new popular religious cult, calling itself SCRATCH, which is based on the belief that an individual can achieve eternal life by digitizing the soul and uploading it into the Internet. Spike, Jet and Ed notice Faye in some news coverage of the cult, which has been tied to a number of missing people and suicides. When Spike and Jet see that the cult's leader, Dr. Londes, has a sizable bounty on his head, they get involved.
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 28, 2014 - 3 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Cowboy Funk  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 22

While Spike is after the Teddy Bomber, he comes across Cowboy Andy, the other bounty hunter that criminals fear. And he's a real cowboy fanatic, with the horse, the costume, an entrance song and he's a member of the YMCA (that is, Young Men's Cowboy Association). Well, he was, until he was kicked out for causing too much trouble. Can the Teddy Bomber finish his monologue without being interrupted, and will Andy and Spike find a way to co-exist in the small world of bounty hunting? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 21, 2014 - 3 comments

Psycho-Pass: Gauging the Soul  Season 2, Ep 10

Kamui and his group try to locate the Sibyl System by overloading the network, by using the stolen Dominators on a group of 500 hostages. Kasei realizes the goal and orders Akane to kill Kamui by setting off a detonation that would kill all the hostages, pushing Akane further by showing her pictures of her grandmother's murder scene (actual scenes not visible in the episode). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 18, 2014 - 1 comment

Cowboy Bebop: Boogie Woogie Feng Shui  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 21

Jet receives a cryptic e-mail from his old friend, Pao, who is one of the top three feng shui masters on Mars. Or was, as Jet finds Pao's gravestone, where he meets Pao's daughter, Mefia, and some hitmen. Spike and Faye speculate about Jet's relationship to Mefia, which gets to Jet, but they all work together to solve the mystery of the sun stone. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 14, 2014 - 2 comments

Psycho-Pass: Omnipotence Paradox  Season 2, Ep 9

Mika learns the truth of the Sibyl System and her hue is unchanged. Seeing this, Kasei and Togane decide to use Mika to push the ever-calm Akane into darkness. Meanwhile, Akane and the others learn of one of Kamui's school friends, Koichi Kuwashima, who didn't get on the fateful plane. The young man is now an up-and-coming official who seems to be working with Kamui.
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 13, 2014 - 0 comments

Psycho-Pass: Untraceable Children  Season 2, Ep 7

As Mika's group handles the aftermath of the drone incident, Akane tries to determine Kamui's motives behind obtaining Dominators. and confronts Kasei on why she hasn't deactivated Shisui's Dominator privileges. Meanwhile, Mika looks up Togane's background, learning all of the inspectors he had previously worked with became latent criminals, and of his family's medical corporation. As the group examines evidence found in Kamui's hideout, they discover Kamui had used a hologram that was aged up from a child who died in a plane accident 15 years ago. Akane apprehends a surgeon who previously operated on Kamui and has Saiga interrogate him. Pieces start falling together, linking seemingly unrelated events and details together into one complicated web, all connected to Kamui.
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 10, 2014 - 0 comments

Psycho-Pass: Those Who Cast Stones  Season 2, Ep 6

The episode opens with the MSWPB tangled in a battle with civilian-controlled drones, through the "Hungry Chicken" mobile game. Akane figures out Kamui's intention behind this event, while Shion and Sho Hinakawa try to handle the mobile game-controlled drones, further stressing out Mika.
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 8, 2014 - 1 comment

Cowboy Bebop: Pierrot Le Fou  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 20

In the 20th session of Cowboy Bebop, Spike chances upon the brutal murder of a group of bodyguards and the man they are protecting. The killer is a comical figure, rotund with an exaggerated top hat, who seems to be able to repel bullets and literally fly around. Spike escapes his first encounter with Mad Pierrot, but is invited to Space Land to have a final showdown with Pierrot. Who is this magical maniac, and will Spike survive? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 7, 2014 - 3 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Wild Horses  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 19

While Spike is having the Swordfish II repaired, Jet and Faye try to get a bounty on a group of pirates who use computer viruses to terrorize interplanetary shipping.
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 30, 2014 - 3 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Speak Like a Child  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 18

Faye gets a mysterious package with a lot of forwarding addresses, and she leaves instead of dealing with whatever is inside. Jet and Spike end up dealing with its contents, which includes a treasure hunt on Earth. Ed shows off a surprising amount of knowledge for ancient technology. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 23, 2014 - 4 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Mushroom Samba  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17

The Bebop crashes onto the moon after being side-swiped in space. Ed and Ein venture out for food but are entangled in the operations of an outlaw smuggling psychedelic mushrooms.
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 16, 2014 - 4 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Black Dog Serenade  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 16

An ISSP prison ship has undergone a mechanical malfunction, and has been taken over by the prisoners it was transporting, led by Udai Taxim, the Syndicate assassin who took Jet's arm. Jet's former partner, Fad, enlists him for the retrieval operation, but Fad's motivations might not be as noble as they seem.
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 9, 2014 - 1 comment

Cowboy Bebop: My Funny Valentine  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 15

Session 15 follows Faye as she recounts to Einstein the data dog what her past or lack thereof has been like. There's flashbacks and future shocks, nostalgia and nobody wins in the end.
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 2, 2014 - 1 comment

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