ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.9 Review: Assassins’ Flop

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In a departure from the mortar-sealed narrative construction we’re used to getting, this week’s ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) slows its plot to a sluggish pace. Catching revelations still squeeze out of the text, but the animation doesn’t look particularly good while it happens.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.8 Review: Disappearance

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Like previous episode of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka), this one picks up right where the last left off, but it does so in much more depth than you might have expected.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.7 Review: Royal Rumble

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The rising actions kicks off in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) this week as plain as can be. Revelations abound, built up within the episode by stellar pacing and call backs that substantiate the vagueness of episodes past.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.6 Review: Suspicion Shift

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This week on ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-kawe learn how Jean became an orphan. His parents died in an train crash along with 63 others travelling between Peshi and Rokkusu. The character interactions that follow fundamentally shift the suspicions that have been hinted at throughout the show.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.5 Review: Cover Blown

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This week on ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) we get a sampling of more fantastic music, and we learn that the anime knows how to paint characters’ understanding, rather than hiding every plot point behind a cryptic veil.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.4 Review: Shard World

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) introduces a strikingly different locale this week with a mini arc, while still managing to develop its overarching mystery.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.3 Review: All in The Eyes

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) pushes forward this week by thickening its plot and introducing new characters. And despite some less focussed plot lines that close the episode, its great directing maintains the distinct mystery tone its already established.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.2 Review: Double Agent?

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The intrigue of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) explodes this week as small-scale malpractice from the premiere gives way to questions of corruption and revolt. And with complex characters as fun to deduce as they are beautiful, this police drama is still on the must-watch track.

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Winter 2017 Anime Preview: ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department

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Don’t let the long name of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) dissuade you. The political drama has great writing, directing and art design all going for it.

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Fringe 2013: Freud’s Last Session review

A philosopher and an author walk into a study… 

It sounds like the beginning of a nerdy graduate student’s joke, but rather than the first part of a cheesy one-liner, it’s the simple premise behind the great two-man-onslaught that is Freud’s Last Session.

Freud invites C. S. Lewis over to his home outside London to start the show. It’s the beginning of the German bombings during the second World War – the warning sirens are literally sounding outside during points of the show – but these two men have much more pressing matters to address.

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