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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.  Eromanga Sensei
2.  Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka?  Isogashii desu ka?  Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
3.  Shingeki no Kyojin 2 
4.  Berserk 2
5.  Bolt
6.  Sakura Quest 
7.  Granblue Fantasy the Animation 
8.  Tales of Zestiria the X
9.  Kira Kira Precure a la mode
10.  Dragon Ball Super
11.  One Piece 
12.  Kyoukai no Rinne S3 
13.  Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Kinki Kyouten 
14.  Danmachi Sword Oratoria
15.  Re:creators
16.  Hinako Note
17.  Clockwork Planet

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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:

Fairy Tail

Monthly translated manga includes:

Fate/Kaleid Liner
Shingeki no Kyojin
To Love-ru Darkness Bangai-hen
Shinohayu: Dawn of Age
Vinland Saga
Mujaki no Rakuen
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
Bolt
UQ Holder
Saki
Toki
Akatsuki no Yona
Card Captor Sakura:  Clear Card Hen
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
Berserk

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

Shin Prince of Tennis
Chihayafuru 
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Btooom!
Broken Blade
Sakura Trick
Saki Biyori Otona no Maki
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
New Game
Joukamachi no Dandelion
Major 2nd  
Dimension W
Nanoha Vivid
Kimi ni Todoke
MIX
Hayate no Gotoku
One Piece

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

Fairy Tail: Blue Mistral
Fairy Tail Gaiden:  Raigo Issen
Fairy Girls
Yuru Yuri
Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku
Futari Ecchi
Lucky Star
Locodol
Hanayamata
Sakura Zensen
Junai Sensation
Kokoro Toshokan
Guyver
Kyoukai no Rinne
Major
Yama no Susume
Nichijou
Working! Re: Order
Bang! Dream!
Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Freezing
Non Non Biyori

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

Akame ga Kill Zero
Kin-iro Mosaic
Angel Beats:  Heaven's Door

Some manga are on hiatus due to useless authors:

Bastard!
Nanoha Force
Ad Astra per Aspera
Hunter x Hunter
Zettai Karen Children  

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