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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Good Anime/Manga Situational Report:

Here's the good anime that's currently airing this season and is worth at least a try, in the order of how exciting each episode is week to week (not in the order of how good the series is overall, which would favor older series too much):

1.  SAO Alternative: GGO
2.  Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
3.  Major 2nd
4.  Steins;Gate 0
5.  Hugtto Precure
6.  Gurazeni
7.  One Piece
8.  Bolt

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Here's the lowdown on the good manga that is still coming out and thus must be tracked continuously to stay on top of things:

Weekly translated manga includes:

One Piece

Monthly translated manga includes:

Shingeki no Kyojin
UQ Holder
Shinohayu: Dawn of Age
Akatsuki no Yona
Fate/Kaleid Liner
Railgun: Astral Buddy
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
Vinland Saga

Some manga are translated or released sporadically, but they still come out every now and then:

Shin Prince of Tennis
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
New Game
Yuru Yuri
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
Akame ga Kill! Zero
Dimension W
Major 2nd
Sakura Trick
Nanoha Reflection
Nanoha Vivid
Lucky Star
Junai Sensation
Alien Nine Next
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
Angel Beats:  Heaven's Door

Some manga are lost to the West because no one's translating them:

Fairy Tail Gaiden:  Raigo Issen
Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku
Futari Ecchi
Sakura Zensen
Yama no Susume
Sore ga Seiyuu!
Zettai Karen Children
Broken Blade
Joukamachi no Dandelion

Some Manga are licensed by official companies even though fansubbers have abandoned them so at least they'll come out eventually:

Kin-iro Mosaic
Fairy Tail:  Blue Mistral
Kyoukai no Rinne
Non Non Biyori
Kimi ni Todoke

Some manga are on hiatus due to useless authors:

Nanoha Force
Rurouni Kenshin
Hunter x Hunter
K-On! Shuffle

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