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Annotated Anime: Fall 2012 Week 5

Josh Tolentino:

Hello, and welcome to your late-in-the-week edition of Annotated Anime, the weekly Japanator recap that made the most of its storm-born break period contemplating one of life's fundamental mysteries: How can you steer a tank with hands that plant flowers?"

The answer? "Easily, unless you're trying to do both at the same time."

Our work is done, but before we retreat to the Meditation Hammock to contemplate whether the question was a rhetorical one, we should show the work which led to our profound insight. It mainly consists of watching a ton of hot new Japanese cartoons, including JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Girls und Panzer, Blast of Tempest, K, Magi, Hiiro no Kakera, Little Busters!, Robotics;Notes, Busou Shinki, Sword Art Online, Bakuman, Hidamari Sketch, Chuunibyou, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Muv-Luv Total Eclipse, Shin Sekai Yori, Space Bros., and Jormungand Perfect Order!

Indeed, such a diverse banquet of Nippon's animations are rich fare to conte...

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