Every year, Right Stuf offers up to 95% off select anime, manga, and more in their annual holiday sale, so it’s an awesome time to pick up a series that you’ve missed or stock up on gifts for friends. With new deals happening every week and rotating MegaDeals, however, it can be rather difficult to keep up with all the best bargains. But never fear, because Chic Pixel is here to keep you in the know!
The time has come to throw down our first impressions of the 2015 fall anime season! And, in a first in Chic Pixel Plus history, one show just doesn’t make the cut…. We also discuss the anime opening theme collaboration made in heaven, scanalations, and get a wee serious in Nippon Neighborhood Watch about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Do either of us still play Splatoon? What the hell is going on in this episode’s cover image? Learn all that and more on this week’s episode of Chic Pixel Plus!
00:01:38 – Hayashibara Megumi and Shiina Ringo’s anime theme collab
00:05:24 – Buzzfeed article promotes scanalations?
00:21:13 – Splatoon update
00:42:14 – Manga Book Club: Centaur Edition
00:28:40 – The Perfect Insider episode 1
00:37:00– Concrete Revolutio episodes 1-2
00:45:37 – One Punch Man episodes 1-2
00:54:38 – JK Meshi episodes 1-2
01:01:14 – Nippon Neighborhood Watch [further reading]
Opening ♫ – “Youthful Days’ Graffiti ” by Hanasoumen-P
Closing ♫ – Splatoon festival turf war theme
In this week’s episode, we get a fancy new intro and forgo Media Minute to spend extra time recapping the summer anime of 2015! But first, we make time to discuss our shoujo horror manga pick (aka “spooks for preteen girls”) in Manga Book Club. Then it’s an anime extravaganza as we give our final thoughts on all the shows we watched this season. Plus, we bring out the guillotine and each select our favorite show of the lot! Can you guess our picks?
Of course, we also announce what we’ll be watching for the fall 2015 anime season. Be sure to tweet along as you watch using #TGIAnime!
0:01:22 – Manga Book Club: Hontou ni Yabai Horror Stories: Hatsu Kare Jigoku
0:15:53 – 2015 summer anime roundup
0:16:51 – Anne’s Gangsta impressions (no spoilers)
0:18:59 – Himouto Umaru-chan series impressions
0:27:11 – School-Live! series impressions
0:39:32 – Makura no Danshi series impressions
0:44:16 – Wakakozake series impressions
0:48:24 – Gachaman Crowds insight series impressions
1:00:24 – 2015 summer anime final thoughts
1:03:16 – 2015 fall anime picks
1:14:21 – Nippon Neighborhood Watch
Opening ♫ – “Fake Style” by Fake Type
Closing ♫ – “Shiawase no Kaeri Michi” by Yuuka Ueno
30 seemed like a cool number to celebrate, so we begin this episode with a hurrah before diving straight in to the good word on Japanese Netflix and all our favorite news from this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Then, Manga Book Club dons a ghost costume as Sarah announces her spooky October pick (and relays a related tale of woe). Most notably, we now have show notes so you can skip segments of TGI Anime to avoid spoiling certain shows! Check ’em out:
0:02:14 – Japanese Netflix
0:08:25 – TGS 2015
0:42:40 – Umaru Nendoroid re-release
0:44:26 – Makura no Danshi game
00:47:07 – Manga Book Club: Halloween Edition
0:54:31 – Japanese Kindle PSA
0:58:35 – Himouto Umaru-chan episodes 9-10
1:10:33 – School-Live! episodes 9-10
1:21:08 – Makura no Danshi episodes 9-10
1:29:13 – Wakakozake episodes 10-11
1:36:49 – Gatchaman Crowds insight episodes 9-10
1:55:52 – Nippon Neighborhood Watch
Sarah’s Manga Book Club pick
Opening ♫ – “Tenchou, Watashi Baito Yamemasu” by Su凸ko D凹koi
Closing ♫ – “Makura no Danshi” by Natsuki Hanae
We all knew it was coming… In this episode, we discuss a number of prickly subjects, including comics set in Japan written by non-Japanese authors, what a five year old is doing in our hot boy anime, and how we critique our media. We also review our Manga Book Club pick, Hakumei to Michiko, which can basically be summarized with one word: “cute.” You’ll also find impressions of Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key, Match Shōjo, Dragonball Z: Resurrection F, and a whole lot more in this whopping 2+ hour episode!
Opening ♫ – “Haru to Shura” by Kinoko Teikoku
Closing ♫ – “Monster Hunter Swing”
In this week’s slightly overdue episode, Sarah digs deep into Gatchaman Crowds insight, I accidentally watch all of Gangsta., and the stars align for not one, but two anime fashion montages. We also announce our next Manga Book Club pick, Hakumei to Michiko, talk about the exciting world of Japanese ice, discuss a new Yowamushi Pedal app, and offer some first impressions of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls!
Don’t forget to share your own summer anime impressions using #TGIAnime!
Opening ♫ – “Nazo Nazo” by Bakubaku Dokin
Closing ♫ – “renegade” by Stereo Dive Foundation
Episode 27 of Chic Pixel Plus is full of princes and boyfriends! Prince boyfriends, if you will. Oh, and we also discuss our first Manga Book Club pick, Chii-chan wa Chotto Tarinai and reminisce about our youth. Ah, to be young and have prince boyfriends.
Other exciting topics include that absurd new Final Fantasy XV trailer, a comic called Otaku Dad, our bi-weekly anime recap, and a woeful tale of failure in Sarah’s Nippon Neighborhood Watch report. Enjoy, and don’t forget to send us feedback! We love hearing from you.
Opening ♫ – “This New Year” by Big Tree
Closing ♫ – Squid Sisters song