Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Burning Ashes Season 1, Ep 13
León is discovered by a farm girl, whose family takes in León and nurses him back to health. Meanwhile Alfonso must deal with reconstruction efforts in Santa Bard, as well as fighting Horrors. Garm remains as unhelpful as ever. [more inside]
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.
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.
The Winter 2015 anime season is nearly upon us - 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]
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Blood Moon Season 1, Ep 12
León succumbs to Mendoza's machinations while Alfonso battles the Horror summoned by Mendoza. Alfonso makes a decision regarding Garo in order to protect Santa Bard.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: DESTINY Season 1, Ep 12
The season finale is a combination Christmas/New Year episode. On Christmas Eve, Kohina is confronted by a peculiar salaryman while she window-shops. Later, on New Year's Day, the whole gang cleans house and visits the local temple.
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]
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]
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Shadow Slasher Season 1, Ep 11
In the castle, Alfonso, León, and Germán encounter Bernardo, who is only interested in fighting Germán. While Germán and Bernardo confront each other, Alfonso and León venture deeper into the castle in search of Mendoza.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Fallen Blood Season 1, Ep 10
Alfonso and León join forces due to their shared goal of freeing Valiante from Horrors. Alfonso is introduced to Ema and Germán. Germán misunderstands his relationship to Alfonso, which leads to his reminiscing about his younger days with Anna and Bernardo. Meanwhile, Alfonso prepares a plan for attacking the castle. News of Rafael's death leads Mendoza to remember the origins of his rift with the Makai Order.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Adult Dropout Cosplay! Season 1, Ep 11
The household succumbs to even more chaos than usual after Inugami steals Kokkuri's bottle of rejuvenating spring water.
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]
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.
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.
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.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Kureha's Days Spent Waiting in Vain! Season 1, Ep 10
Kokkuri and Kohina meet a mysterious girl waiting under a red maple tree, and decide to help her, with the assistance of other forest residents.
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]
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The Age of Many Worries! Season 1, Ep 9
Kokkuri panics when he begins losing his hair. Inugami feels bitter and lonely when the household ignores him, so he decides to run away.
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.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: New Hope Season 1, Ep 9
Rafael sends Alfonso to fight the Chimera of Orvien as the final test to become a Makai Knight. León also decides to fight the same Horror and runs into Alfonso along the way. While fighting the Horror together, Alfonso finds out León is Garo. The Horror proves to be too powerful for the two, when Rafael appears to provide assistance.
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]
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Full Monty Season 1, Ep 8
Germán rescues a woman from some thugs, and ends up losing his clothes, money, and fighting a Horror, in addition to being pursued by guards. Ema informs Germán of León's defeat at the hands of the Black Knight. They discuss the possibility that León may not be worthy of the Garo armor. León runs into his naked father upon his return to town and throws a bag of money at Germán's face.
Shigaraki wins tickets for a trip to the hot springs, and so Kokkuri and the gang takes a hot springs vacation. Kokkuri uses the trip to find a way to revert the curse received in the previous episode. [more inside]
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Cat God Tama's Love at First Sight! Season 1, Ep 7
Kokkuri and Kohina confront the cat god Tama after she has been stalking them. Later, while cleaning the Ichimatsu family storehouse, Kokkuri opens one of the boxes out of curiosity.
CRFC4: The 2006 film Paprika features a team of psychotherapists who have invented a device that allows them inside the dreams of their patients. When the device is stolen, they attempt to solve a mystery that blends the real world and the dream world. [more inside]
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.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Sorrow Beast Season 1, Ep 7
León is pursued by the Knighthood of the Black after the innkeeper's wife mistakes him for Prince Alfonso and reports him. In the subsequent fight with the Black Knight, León has to be rescued by Ema, but the Black Knight interferes with the rescue attempt. León wakes up in an unfamiliar neighborhood, where people call him Pepe, and his own memories are fuzzy. He learns the local church selects children to send to a place called Lograja, but things may not be as they seem.
Steven Universe: Garnet's Universe Season 1, Ep 33
Steven makes up a story about how Garnet spent her day, in the style of classic videogames and shonen anime.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Kohina, the Cyclops, and Shigaraki! Season 1, Ep 6
Kohina begins seeing small demons and spirits, and Kokkuri and Shigaraki begin to worry. Later, Kokkuri and Inugami have a heart to heart talk.
Psycho-Pass: The Scales of Justice Season 2, Ep 1
The MWPSB (Ministry of Welfare's Public Safety Bureau ) is called to investigate a incident involving an explosion at a busy shopping venue despite no casualties. So far, their main suspect is Akira Kitazawa due to his unstable Crime Coefficient and prior knowledge of demolitions. As a part of Division 1 Inspector Akane and her Enforcers are called in to track and arrest the suspect, who flees from the scene with a female hostage by car. [more inside]
Psycho-Pass: The Creeping Unknown Season 2, Ep 2
Inspector Akane and Enforcer Togane start interrogating the suspect Kitazawa who talks about a person who is able to lower crime coefficients and responsible for the fake hostage. After examining the hologram used in the crime they find out it's extremely elaborate and not the regular run of the mill criminal. [more inside]
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The Flowers on the Desk are a Message! Season 1, Ep 5
Shigaraki encounters Inugami in female form for the first time and things get awkward. Later, Kohina is confronted by Jimeko-san at school and meets the school's new exchange students.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Black Knight Season 1, Ep 6
Germán and León finally arrive in Santa Bard, Valiante's capital, where León was born and his mother perished at the stake. While gathering information, Germán befriends blacksmith Jordi whose son recently died while trying out to join the Knighthood of the Black. Meanwhile Ema rescues León at the market. Ema and Germán exchange information about the Knighthood of the Black and determine it is composed of Horrors. Mendoza is aware of the presence of a Makai Knight and a Makai Alchemist in the city. The Black Knight, who heads the Knighthood of the Black, offers to take care of the situation.
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.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The One on My Mind is Into Sci-Fi! Season 1, Ep 4
Shigaraki the rather unpleasant tanuki introduces himself and we learn about his past with Kokkuri. Later Kokkuri, concerned about whether Kohina is being bullied, follows her to school and meets the grey schoolboy Yamamoto-kun.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Inugami, Stay! Go to Your House! Season 1, Ep 3
Inugami settles in at Kohina's house and gets to work on haunting her. He does his best to disrupt Kokkuri-san's daily routine of house chores and caring for Kohina as well...
Psycho-Pass: The Salvation of Job Season 2, Ep 4
After interrogating the politician Masuda, Inspector Akane finds herself at a dead end about Kamui other than hearing his name tied to clear HUEs. However, Inspector Aoyanagi does gain some new info related to Kamui's motives and ideals for their society from the criminal. [more inside]
Psycho-Pass: Unforbidden Games Season 2, Ep 5
The MSWPB continue to investigate the crime scene from earlier that day at the clinic but don't find anything new other than the same mysterious message "WC?" Meanwhile, Inspector Akane is working with other people to continue checking up on potential suspects tied to Kamui and visit one of his a possible secret bases. All seems normal until halfway there is a sudden incident connected to the drone's controls ends up causing another problem. [more inside]
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: A Refreshing Smile is the First Step Towards Becoming a Real Human! Season 1, Ep 2
Kokkuri-san tries to break through Kohina's doll facade, which leads to her first attempts to smile. Later, we are introduced to the dog ghost Inugami, who also has a past involving Kohina.
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.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Doll Girl Meets Kokkuri-san! Season 1, Ep 1
A young girl, Kohina, seemingly living alone without parents, has decided to extinguish her feelings and become a doll. One day she summons a fox spirit while playing a Japanese version of ouiji, and the spirit, Kokkuri, becomes her protector. This is a dark comedic anime based on a popular 4koma manga. In this first episode, we are introduced to the two main characters and Kohnina's seemingly unvanquishable hunger for cheap cup ramen. [more inside]
Sailor Moon: Princess Serenity Season 1, Ep 9
The bad guys win, Usagi learns about the changes her body will be going through, and you, the audience, were deeply moved. Trust me.
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Gaia Season 1, Ep 5
Prince Alfonso learns about his origins and Makai Knights from Rafael Banderas, the man who rescued him from an attack by Horrors sent by Mendoza. Rafael is the Makai Knight Gaia, and a friend of the previous Garo. Rafael agrees to teach Alfonso the ways of the Makai Knights in order to protect the kingdom of Valiante from the Horrors and Mendoza. [more inside]
Psycho-Pass: The Devil's Proof Season 2, Ep 3
Inspector Akane continues to focus on her investigation of the strange message left at the previous crime scene and by meeting with other characters who may or may not have relevant information to the case. Inspector Aoyanagi meets with Ginoza about what it means to be an Inspector before receiving a surprising phone call. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Bohemian Rhapsody Rewatch Season 1, Ep 14
The Gate Corporation have put out a 12 million Woolong bounty on capturing the mastermind behind a series of bold Astral Gate heists, which drained the savings from people as they check through a hijacked gate. Spike, Jet and Faye have each caught a number of perpetrators, but they're no closer to the mastermind, whose lone signature is a pawn device, loaded with a saved chess game.
Cowboy Bebop: Jupiter Jazz (Part II) Rewatch Season 1, Ep 13
Faye is attacked and later helped by Gren, who holds a grudge against Vicious. After explaining his story to Faye, Gren chases after Vicious, and when he and Spike end up reaching him, a three-way battle takes place. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Jupiter Jazz (Part I) Season 1, Ep 12
In the 12th session of Cowboy Bebop, Faye cleans out the crew's safe and leaves the Bebop, heading to frigid Jupter. While Jet chases after her, Spike decides to follow some references to a woman named Julia instead, which leads him to another confrontation with Vicious and his old comrade Lin. Meanwhile, Faye meets a sax player named Gren who also knows Julia. [WARNING: brief scenes animated female nudity]
Cowboy Bebop: Toys in the Attic Rewatch Season 1, Ep 11
There's something else on the Bebop, and it's no rat. Jet is the first one to get bitten, and before long, his injury becomes infected. The rest of the crew begins to fear for their safety, as the creature gets everyone except Spike, who must confront the creature or face possible death.
Cowboy Bebop: Ganymede Elegy Rewatch Season 1, Ep 10
Stripped to its basic pieces, the 10th session of Cowboy Bebop is a simple story: Jet returns to Ganymede for the first time in years, meets the woman who broke his heart, and finally lets her go. But it's never that simple.
The Fall 2014 anime season is nearly upon us - which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? Perhaps take a cue from other FanFare discussions and have a "New Anime" club to watch a number of these, whether they continue to get covered or not? [more inside]