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Anime Admirers 2013: Monogatari Series: Second Season

Given the raw strength of sales of the franchise in both the original light novel and anime adaptation department,  the idea of thinking it finds a place in a favorites of the year least is not very surprising from many perspectives.

Indeed though, for a series that is often all about matters of character perspective, this entry has taken great strides in distancing itself from the ones that had become all too familiar.

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Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Eight

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

Holiday travel shmalliday travel, time to try and talk about animated television with an even more animated dachshund trying to get at my keyboard!

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Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Four

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

What a strange and unusual week. This is at least part of why I do not subscribe to “three episode” rules.

Some productions changed thematic gears, others artistic ones. What seemed like previously pretty solid ground for a few is now potentially giving way to marshy swamps.

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Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Three

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

Many folks I know ascribe to the notion of a “three episode rule” when it comes to selecting what to keep and drop around this time of the season. The productions have had some time to stretch their legs, jog a few laps, and we get an idea of who may or may not be making the varsity team.

Much like many fantasy sports groups though, I don’t use such trap doors to get myself off of a sinking ship, so none of these shows I am following will be traded away regardless of how enjoyable or terrible they are proving to be.

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Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Two

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

The problem with deciding to write about currently airing shows this season is I found myself convinced into picking up three more, even if they won’t all be week to week affairs (that’s what I like to tell myself).

Monogatari finished an arc, so I actually get to talk about that. Pupa is still missing. But otherwise, all things being equal, while this will be long I think I have a solid foundation for these posts for the rest of the season.

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