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]
Aldnoah.Zero: Childhood's End (Though the Heavens Fall) Season 1, Ep 12
The heavily damaged Deucalion rams into Saazbaum's landing castle in a desperate move to continue with the plan to deactivate the landing castle's Aldnoah drive. Inaho battles Saazbaum while Yuki and Inko attempt to get Asseylum into the landing castle's Aldnoah drive room. Meanwhile Slaine returns to Saazbaum's landing castle. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Jamming with Edward Rewatch Season 1, Ep 9
In the 9th session, the crew go back to the ruins of earth to track down a hacker who is accessing satellites to carve giant drawings in South American deserts. While on Earth, everyone says they should talk to Radical Edward, a mysterious hacker whose description changes drastically from person to person. Ed is found, and the bounty is claimed, but the culprit is deemed not eligible for bounty collection.
Ping Pong the Animation: Smile Is a Robot First Watch Season 1, Ep 2
Coach Koizumi has started working Smile hard, and he definitely doesn't appreciate the extra attention. Available on YouTube! More about this amazing show in the first episode's post. [more inside]
Two old friends go to spy on a new table tennis champ at a rival high school, but meanwhile their own team is falling apart. This is the first episode of the most recent anime series by Masaaki Yuasa, who recently guest directed the Adventure Time episode Food Chain. US distributor Funimation has put the entire series on YouTube, so watch this episode there! More, spoiler-free information about the series inside. [more inside]
Aldnoah.Zero: Wind, Snow and Stars (The Battle of Novostalsk) Season 1, Ep 11
Saazbaum starts his assault on UE HQ with his landing castle. Saazbaum himself leads the charge as Saazbaum's troops decimate UE forces to find and kill Asseylum. Edelrittuo and Rayet manage to get Asseylum onto the Deucalion. The plan is to deliver Asseylum to Saazbaum's landing castle so she can forcibly shut down its Aldnoah drive.
Cowboy Bebop: Waltz for Venus Rewatch Season 1, Ep 8
While the crew hunts down a Venusian mobster, Spike meets Rocco Bonnaro, who is on the run from that same mobster the crew is tracking. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Heavy Metal Queen Rewatch Season 1, Ep 7
The seventh session of Cowboy Bebop features outer space freight hauling, a bunch of "back-stabbing," good-for-nothing bounty hunters after bounty with a dragon tattoo named "Decker," a Rumplestiltskin-like name guessing game, and a tight situation in an old abandoned mine.
Aldnoah.Zero: Before the War (A Storm Brewing) Season 1, Ep 10
The crew of the Deucalion work to restore power when the Aldnoah drive suddenly stops working and the ship crashes in the tundra. During the investigation, Rayet reveals her secret. Meanwhile, Saazbaum tells Slaine his side of the Tanegashima Incident.
Aldnoah.Zero: Darkness Visible (Memory Device) Season 1, Ep 9
Slaine wakes up in Saazbaum's landing castle, where Saazbaum explains some of the background of the Vers-Earth war. While practicing with the Areion's combat simulator, Rayet has flashbacks to her first encounter with Nilokeras. Dr. Yagarai tries out a new treatment for Lt. Marito's PTSD, forcing him to to fully confront the memory of his first encounter with a Vers kataphrakt.
Cowboy Bebop: Sympathy for the Devil Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
Spike and Jet go after a three million Woolong bounty on Giraffe, a former member of the Self Defense Volunteer Squad. Appearances are deceiving, pulling Spike and Jet into a strange story of an unlikely survivor of a hyperspace gate explosion.
Cowboy Bebop: Ballad of Fallen Angels Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
While pursuing the bounty on an executive of the Red Dragon Syndicate, Spike ends up confronting Vicious, an old enemy of his.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: C: The Visual Device will Laugh – INTERCEPTER Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
An old friend of Togusa's and a police detective working in the Laughing Man task force, is murdered after he calls Togusa, requesting to see him concerning what he terms "suspicious internal activity" by higher ups in the police department.
Aldnoah.Zero: Then and Now (The Day We Saw the Bird) Season 1, Ep 8
Magbaredge and her crew discover a ship hidden underground. They realize it was an Earth ship designed to be powered by an Aldnoah drive, but abandoned when it could not be activated. Princess Asseylum reveals her identity and activates the ship's Aldnoah drive. Meanwhile Cruhteo interrogates Slaine in his landing castle as Saazbaum observes. As the interrogation proceeds, Saazbaum makes a decision.
Cowboy Bebop: Gateway Shuffle Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
This session opens with Faye floating aimlessly, as both she and her ship are empty, and she tries to hail passing craft to ask for assistance. She gets a response from the ruins of a ship, where a dying man gives her a suitcase to be delivered to the ISSP, but requests that she doesn't open the case. Meanwhile, in a restaurant on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, Spike and Jet are scoping out their next bounty, only to be interrupted by an impromptu display by the Space Warriors, a group of environmental terrorists who are out to save the Ganymede sea rat from people. There's a messy bit of monkey business, but don't worry, next time we'll make money. (I should have seen that coming.)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: SA: A Modest Rebellion – ANDROID AND I Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
A series of android suicides prompts Section 9 to investigate the manufacturer, Genesis Androids.
Femianne continues attacking with her kataphrakt Hellas. Inaho decides to take a gamble and join forces with Slaine. Saazbaum discovers Slaine is headed to Tanegashima. Meanwhile, Magbaredge and her crew make a surprising discovery in Tanegashima. Asseylum makes an important decision.
Cowboy Bebop: Honky Tonk Women Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
In the third session of Cowboy Bebop, Jet dreams of Charlie Parker quoting Goethe, Spike and Jet cross paths with a sneaky gambler who complicates things for the bounty hunters when they learns what she's after (and then who she really is), and there's shady deal done, stand-off style, in space suits. [more inside]
Aldnoah.Zero: Steel Step Suite (Island of Memory) Season 1, Ep 6
At Emperor Rayregalia's formal declaration of war against Earth, all Earth personnel with military training are conscripted, including Inaho and friends. Captain Magbaredge sets course for Tanegashima, sparking memories of the battle in Tanegashima 15 years ago. Meanwhile, Slaine escapes from Cruhteo's landing castle, even as Saazbaum asks that Slaine be captured alive for his knowledge of Dr. Troyard's research.
A heavy-assault multi-ped tank runs amok, Section 9 is called in to stop the tank.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Body of the Sanctioned Season 1, Ep 2
The brothers contunue their adventures in Liore.
Aldnoah.Zero: Phantom of the Emperor (Before the Audience) Season 1, Ep 5
The Vers Emperor declares an armistice, to the dissatisfaction of the Orbital Knights. Saazbaum orders an investigation into Trillram's death, while Cruhteo is ordered by the Emperor to investigate Asseylum's death. Ignoritng the armistice, Vlad seeks a rematch with Inaho. [more inside]
Sailor Moon: Rei ‑Sailor Mars‑ Season 1, Ep 3
Queen Beryl hints at the true power of the Legendary Silver Crystal. Disturbing rumors about the Sendaizakaue bus swirl all around Usagi. Amid the rumors, Usagi meets a beautiful shrine maiden with black hair named Rei Hino. [more inside]
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: SA: Public Security Section 9 – SECTION-9 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Section 9 is called in to resolve a hostage crisis at a geisha house staffed by android geisha.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Those Who Challenge the Sun Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric arrive at Liore, where they hear about a religious leader named Father Cornello who can create miracles.
Cowboy Bebop: Asteroid Blues Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, two down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, go to the Tijuana asteroid colony in pursuit of Asimov Solensan, a criminal who stole a cache of the dangerous drug Bloody-Eye from his former syndicate.
Aldnoah.Zero: Point of No Return (Knights in Pursuit) Season 1, Ep 4
Friends reunite on the rescue craft, and wait for the ship helmed by XO Mizusaki to arrive to escort them to safety. Slaine decides not to reveal to Cruhteo that Princess Asseylum is still alive. Cruhteo orders another of his knights to eliminate all survivors in Shinawara. [more inside]
Inaho and his friends are holed up in their school, having been ordered by 2nd Lt. Marito to distract the Vers Kataphrakt while a rescue operation can be organized. Based on what he's observed first-hand of the Kataphrakt, Inaho comes up with a plan to fight back against it. [more inside]
Aldnoah.Zero: Beyond the Horizon (The Longest Day on Earth) Season 1, Ep 2
The Vers invasion has started. Vers landing castles crash into Earth cities, while the ones still in orbit destroy Earth communication links. Earth defense forces are overmatched against Vers weaponry. [more inside]
Aldnoah.Zero: Princess of Vers (Princess of Mars) Season 1, Ep 1
The Princess of Vers, Asseylum Vers Allusia, heads to earth on a peace mission. It has been 15 years since Heaven's Fall, when the moon was partially destroyed during a battle between the Earth Federation and the Vers Empire. [more inside]
Sailor Moon: Ami - Sailor Mercury - Books Included Season 1, Ep 2
Ami Mizuno’s IQ is off the scale, which has made her somewhat of an outcast amongst her peers. This doesn’t stop the kind-hearted Usagi from making friends with her. (with some assistance from Luna) When Jadeite sends another Youma to obtain more human energy and search for the Silver Crystal a new sailor guardian is reveled! [more inside]
I know there's anime watchers here on MeFi. I guess my question is if anyone has any objections to including anime here on FanFare. [more inside]