Mysterious Girlfriend X, Mysterious Revisitation Y

In the September 2014 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon manga magazine, Riichi Ueshiba’s Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X) ended a run stretching back to August 2006. If one goes back far enough in the history of this blog, the 2012 anime adaptation of Mysterious Girlfriend X was among the first things I had commented about in the initial post.

Things have, of course, changed a lot with the blog since that time.

With the manga ending, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit where we essentially started.

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Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Twelve

This Week: Barakamon, Free! – Eternal Summer, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, M3: The Dark Metal, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Space☆Dandy Season Two, and Tokyo ESP.

The last episode of Free!, while every other show in this lineup moves to the diving blocks so they can set up for their finales.

As a reminder, after weekly shows conclude for the season, I now collect my episode remarks and move them into separate posts with the other episodes of the same show. This way, if readers new or old ever want to check out what I thought of a particular show as it was airing, they can do so without having to click through the weekly posts and be surrounded by unrelated series.

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Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Eleven

This Week: Barakamon, Free! – Eternal Summer, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, M3: The Dark Metal, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Space☆Dandy Season Two, and Tokyo ESP.

The last week before anything covered in these posts comes to their conclusion, for all the dread or joy that entails.

There are even final episode counts finally out now for Gundam-san and Matsutaro, so this entire board will indeed be wiped out after the next two weeks! I will get to rebuild completely next season, rather than anything carrying over, which should be pretty freeing when it comes to selecting what to write about.

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Mothballs: We, the Trees Shall Advance into the Wind

This Week: The Poem of Wind and Trees (Kaze to Ki no Uta)

From the Character Designer of Mobile Suit Gundam and the Director of 1983’s Crusher Joe film, Yasuhiko Yoshikazu helmed this 1987 anime adaption of Keiko Takemiya’s groundbreaking shōnen-ai manga.

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