S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2013 Pt. 1

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful. Here are the first seven from the new season:

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Listen – Episode 1 of Gifu Dodo!! Kanetsugu and Keiji from Studio DEEN with the opening “Samurai Rock ~Gifu Dodo!! ver.” by Kouji Kikkawa. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Free! from Kyoto Animation with the opening “Rage on” by OLDCODEX. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Servant X Service from A-1 Pictures with the opening “May I Help You?” by Ai Kayano, Mai Nakahara, and Aki Toyosaki. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of KINMOZA! from Studio Gokumi with the opening “Jumping!!” by Rhodanthe*. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Genshiken Second Season from Production I.G with the ending “Aoku Yurete Iru” by Nozomu Yamamoto, Sumire Uesaka, Yumi Uchiyama, and Ai Kakuma. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist from Dogakobo with the opening “Believe My Dice” by Takuya Eguchi, Takuma Terashima, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and Tetsuya Kakihara. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of The Eccentric Family from P.A. Works with the opening “Uchouten Jinsei” by milktub. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2013 Pt. 3

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful. Here are 6 from the new season:

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Listen – Episode 1 of Karneval from Manglobe with the opening “Henai no Rondo” by GRANRODEO. It is streaming on Funimation and Hulu.

Listen – Episode 1 of Attack on Titan from Production I.G and Wit Studio with the opening “Guren no Yumiya” by Linked Horizon. It is streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Listen – Episode 1 of The Flowers of Evil from ZEXCS with the opening by Uchujin. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Arata: The Legend from JM Animation and Satelight with the opening “GENESIS ARIA” by Sphere. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Valvrave the Liberator from Sunrise with the opening “Preserved Roses” by Nana Mizuki x T.M.Revolution. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Mushibugyo from Seven Arcs Pictures with the opening “Tomoyo” by Gagaga SP. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2013 Pt. 2

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful. Here are 8 from the new season:

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Listen – Episode 1 of Devil Survivor 2 The Animation from Pony Canyon with the opening “Take Your Way” by livetune adding Fukase from SEKAI NO OWARI. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Majestic Prince from Dogakobo and Orange with the opening “Sayonara tte iu” by Chiaki Ishikawa. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of The Devil is a Part-timer! from WHITE FOX with the ending “Sankaku e.p.” by nano.RIPE. It is streaming on Funimation.

Listen – Episode 1 of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet from Production I.G with the opening “Kono Sekai wa Bokura o Matte Ita” by Minori Chihara. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of The Severing Crime Edge from Studio Gokumi with the ending “Kimi to Futari” by Karin Takahashi × Yurika Endo. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Muromi-san from Tatsunoko Production with the opening “Nanatsunoumi Yori Kimi no Umi” by Sumire Uesaka. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU from Brains Base with the opening “Yukitoki” by Nagi Yanagi. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Episode 1 of Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live from Dongwoo Animation and Tatsunoko Production with the opening “BOY MEETS GIRL” by Prizmmy☆.