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Spring 2014 Overview - Week 5

Another week! Quite a bit more in-depth overviews of the various episodes we've watched over the past week.

Longer write-ups for: Black Bullet, No Game No Life, Mekakucity Actors, and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Shorter write-ups for a handful more!

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Thunder_God2397d ago

Who would have thought, that my problem is the season is /too good/? In most seasons I drop the bad stuff. This season, I'm tempted to drop anything that isn't amazing or that I'm already invested in (returning shows), and that is still likely to leave me with quite a few shows to watch on a weekly basis!

tazmeah2397d ago

Good post. I approve. My only complaint is that you transliterate titles instead of translating them, when there's a known English translation. For example, you say "Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei" instead of saying "The Irregular at Magic High School".

As a fellow reviewer of anime, I think we'd reach larger audiences if we spoke in ways that more people understood. No "mera mera no mi". No "Kage Bunshin No Jutsu".

Thunder_God2397d ago

I usually do both, but it also depends on the title. I just already poured too much time into this piece, 3.7k words, yo.

Some series are mostly known by one name, so "Akuma no Riddle" makes sense, as no one calls it "Riddle Story of Devil", or on the reverse, "Escha and Logy - Ateliers of Dusk" as the Japanese name is a mouthful.

Some do get both names used quite often, such as Mahouka Koukou / The Irregular... I tend in these cases to use what is more commonly used in the big anime internet communities, which is the Japanese name, but yes, you're right. I might edit it later.