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Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume: The girls' tabletennis club suffers a crushing defeat at a tournament. They're all a bit dejected, but then a new girl comes to try out the club -- and she's really good. Even better than the new 'ace' of the team, who will need some time to get used to that fact...
It's pretty standard, and did not hold our attention.

Shoushin Shoujo Matoi: Matoi works part-time as a shrine maiden at a shrine. Her father is a police detective who is on a case of disappearing people. And then there is an attack by an evil spirit on the shrine: one of the visitors gets possessed and starts attacking Matoi's father who is visiting as part of his investigation. Matoi gets possessed by one of the gods that are enshrined in the shrine and proceeds to take out the evil spirit!
Interesting take on the magical girl phenomenon: this time it's based on holy shinto power, which interests me.

Natsume Yuujinchou Go: Fifth series of Natsume! I had not expected another series, because at the end of the fourth series, Natsume seems in a good place mentally: good friends who take him as he is, and accepting the affection and care of his stepparents. This series is a bit of a throwback, with Natsume once again being unsure of his place in the world. He wants to know more about his grandmother and starts to ask questions of the spirits to that effect.

Nanbaka: A group of five inmates have been able to escape from every single prison they have been in by using their special abilities. So now they're all locked away in a secret prison that is impossible to escape from -- but that doesn't stop them from trying.
Kinda weird and not very funny.

Hibike! Euphonium 2: Second series of the highschool wind orchestra that decides to compete in the national competition and their conductor who holds them to their word. In the first series, we see them win the regional competition, and now in the second series, the orchestra will have to up their game to advance in the competition.
If you liked the first series (and/or the movie), you don't need me to tell you to go watch this.

Bungou Stray Dogs 2: Second series about the detective agency. This series seems to focus on Dazai's time with the Port Maffia. He is confronted with some secret assassins running around -- or something. We watched the first series, but it declined as it progressed. This second series did not hold our attention -- we didn't care at all.

Brave Witches: A "side-story" of Strike Witches. Our young Japanese witch isn't very good at using her magic, unlike her sister who is a succesfull witch in the army. But when she has to race against a classmate for a position on a squadron of witches to be stationed overseas, things go wrong and she shows that she is capable of impressive feats of magic when she needs to. So she gets selected and shipped off...
Fanservice galore! And it seems like it will be a simple rehash of Strike Witches, so we'll skip this one.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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