Joukamachi no Dandelion Episode 1 — Soooo, are we gonna address the elephant in the room?

Joukamachi no Dandelion is about nine superpowered siblings competing to be elected for their father’s throne. I have to ask: why does it matter to the citizens that they can choose which corrupt despot to win again?

This looks so wrong. Coincidentally, it's a representation of everything this show knows about monarchy.

This looks so wrong. Coincidentally, it’s a representation of everything this show knows about monarchy.

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Classroom ☆ Crisis Episode 1 — The propaganda is strong in this one

*groans*

Welcome to Corporate Elitism the Anime!

I liked it better when anime was about ordinary students, not this rich snowflakes bullshit.

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Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace Episode 1 — I put more edge in your edge so you can act clever while you act clever

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Ranpo Kitan will probably be a mediocre show, but that still depends on how much space it will give and to what direction it will take its more interesting aspects. It’s a psychological anime about how an ordinary student gets involved with a super genius broody teenager detective, and I expect it won’t amount to much more than that sounds — you know, Japanese Sherlock Holmes except edgier. However, the characterization of the protagonist is compelling, at least enough to give Ranpo Kitan another episode. After all, the very atmospheric opening indeed hints at a more character centric show.

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