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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

Fall 2016 Anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Aug 30, 2016 - 31 comments

Steven Universe: Restaurant Wars  Season 3, Ep 12

When Steven dares to order off-menu from Beach Citywalk Fries, he unwittingly rekindles a feud between them and Fish Stew Pizza.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 25, 2016 - 16 comments

Sailor Moon: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III  Season 3, Ep 0

The season adapted the Death Busters arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Takeuchi Naoko's original Sailor Moon manga. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon on Jun 27, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Only Yesterday

Takeo, 27-year-old career woman, travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo in this animated feature from Studio Ghibli.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 12, 2016 - 3 comments

Summer 2016 Anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Jun 9, 2016 - 76 comments

Spring 2016 anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Mar 5, 2016 - 31 comments

Rwby: Full Series Discussion  Season 0, Ep 0

In the world of Remnant, Ruby Rose and her teammates Weiss, Blake, and Yang study to become Huntresses at the Beacon Academy in the city of Vale. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero on Feb 14, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 5, 2016 - 28 comments

Movie: Princess Arete

Confined in the castle tower by her father, Princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she sneaks out to watch the common people at work. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jan 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Winter 2016 anime

A new season of anime has started. Which series have caught your attention? Which series would be good to follow on FanFare? [more inside]
posted by needled on Jan 9, 2016 - 26 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Go Beyond the Sky and Stars  Season 1, Ep 7

Emi and Ullr talk shop at a bar while Earth-chan, the Sputnik-like superhero, races past their window to confront Judas, a superhuman recently released from prison. Judas is at that moment meeting Kikko, assigned with bringing him to the Superhuman Bureau's office. Kikko's next assignment is to open discussions with the seemingly temperamental Earth-chan. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 15, 2015 - 4 comments

Concrete Revolutio: They Are Always Laughing  Season 1, Ep 6

In Year 44, Fuurota encounters some past acquaintances while following Jiro, who is no longer with the Bureau. And on June 30, Year 41, the Beatles played at the Budokan. [more inside]
posted by needled on Nov 12, 2015 - 1 comment

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 2  Season 1, Ep 5

In year 42, Yoshimura and Fuurota are in the southern islands of Japan searching for the carcass of a beast the U.S. military is said to have abandoned. Meanwhile, student unrest is being whipped up against superhumans, the flames being fanned by various agents. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 1, 2015 - 12 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 1  Season 1, Ep 4

Year 14: On a tropical island, Professor Hitoyushi encounters GaGon, a monstrous ape-like creature, for the first time. Three years later, Americans are shown trying to confront GaGon with their own superheroes. Twelve years after that, a Japanese city is fleeing the attacks of a different monster, and Prof Hitoyushi retrieves a young Jiro lying passed out on a river bridge. And in year 41, a proliferation of monsters becomes a problem when Japan's primary defender against them has left. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 29, 2015 - 3 comments

Concrete Revolutio: An Iron Couple  Season 1, Ep 3

In Shinka year 47, an expat stranded for 27 years returns to a hero's welcome. In year 41, a string of bombings that leave no evidence, targeting Yatsuka Heavy Industry, attract the attention of both the Superhuman Bureau and the cyborg Inspector Shiba. Each has their own personal reasons for interest in the attacks.
posted by ardgedee on Oct 27, 2015 - 7 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Inside the "Black Fog"  Season 1, Ep 2

Fuurota, a ghost boy, transforms into a bird and frees a colorful beetle before a black fog descends. The Superhuman Bureau retrieves him later and informs him that they're going to be responsible for watching him. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 24, 2015 - 12 comments

Concrete Revolutio: The Tokyo Witch  Season 1, Ep 1

Jiro Hitoyushi, a 1970s-era sentai type superhero, recruits Kikko Hoshino, a 2000s-era magical girl type superhero at her day job as a cafe waitress, to aid him in thwarting a major scientist's collaboration with industrial spies. Five years later, Jiro is fleeing Kikko and Fuurota on a train while the non-superheroes around them protest. An interesting spin on one of the premises of Moore and Gibbons' "Watchmen": What kind of world would it be where various forms of magic, monsters, aliens and robots can coexist? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 22, 2015 - 17 comments

Fall 2015 anime

A new season of anime is dawning. What are people looking forward to? Which series would be good to follow here? [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Sep 3, 2015 - 59 comments

Gatchaman Crowds: contact point  Season 2, Ep 1

An alien ship crash lands in a rural area near the house of a young girl called Tsubasa Misudachi. Hajime and the other Gatchaman arrive to handle the situation. J.J. makes Tsubasa the newest Gatchaman. (NOTE: Episode 0 "inbound" should be watched before viewing this episode - it will make things a bit less confusing.)
posted by needled on Jul 11, 2015 - 6 comments

Summer 2015 Anime

Summer 2015 anime have been starting up this week. Which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? What are your first impressions as the first episodes air? [more inside]
posted by needled on Jul 3, 2015 - 29 comments

Movie: When Marnie Was There

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect. [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Jun 22, 2015 - 6 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

Aldnoah.Zero: Inherit the Stars (Shooting Star of Yesteryear)  Season 1, Ep 24

Some of the Orbital Knights continue battling UFE forces even after Asseylum's ceasefire order, while others choose to wait and see. In the end peace is established, with the Vers Empire providing Aldnoah technology to Earth in exchange for economic assistance. [more inside]
posted by needled on Mar 29, 2015 - 4 comments

Spring 2015 Anime

Many series are winding down this week, and new Spring 2015 anime, as well continuations from previous seasons, are starting up next week. Which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? What are your first impressions as the first episodes air? [more inside]
posted by needled on Mar 27, 2015 - 10 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Unvanquished (Sky of Prayers)  Season 1, Ep 23

Klancain rescues Asseylum and Edelrittuo from the UFE commandos and manages to spirit them out of the moon base in his ship. Mazuurek vows his allegiance to Asseylum, and Asseylum contacts her grandfather, the Emperor. Slaine orders an all-out attack on the Earth forces in space, and enjoins the Orbital Knights on Earth to engage in battle earthside. However, Slaine's broadcast is interrupted by Asseylum's, declaring her intentions for peace between Vers and Earth, and her assuming the throne as Empress of Vers.
posted by needled on Mar 22, 2015 - 5 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

Aldnoah.Zero: Out of the Past (Chance Meeting and Separation)  Season 1, Ep 22

Slaine greets Klancain and tries to bring him to his side, as Klancain is influential among the Vers Knights loyal to the Emperor. United Earth Forces launch a two-pronged attack on the Vers moon base. The UFE attack includes a covert operation with special ops forces infiltrating the Vers moon base. [more inside]
posted by needled on Mar 15, 2015 - 2 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Fortune's Fool (Beyond the Dream)  Season 1, Ep 21

Earth forces, including Inaho, are forced to confront the three Vers Knights without the support of the badly damaged Deucalion. Inaho is experiencing increasing side effects from using his cybernetic eye. Meanwhile, Lemrina confronts Asseylum. Count Klancain, Cruhteo's son, arrives from Vers.
posted by needled on Mar 8, 2015 - 6 comments

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

Aldnoah.Zero: The Light of Day (The Price of Honor)  Season 1, Ep 20

Trapped by three Vers Knights working in concert, UFE squads retreat thanks to a daring intervention from the Deucalion. Mazuurek holds a personal audience with the disguised Lemrina, asking her questions about Earth. He then maneuvers to enter Slaine's landing castle while Slaine is absent and questions Edelrittuo. Lemrina is increasingly distressed with her role in Slaine's life. [more inside]
posted by needled on Mar 1, 2015 - 6 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

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