W 11, Koyomi 10-11, Gate 23, Teekyuu 81

Dimension W 11 starts with the aftermath of the Loser/Chrysler fight, and now Loser has all the numbers and is probably invincible or something. Meanwhile, Lwai fills Kyouma and the rest about how he's actually a robot controlled by what's left of himself back home, and he's fine with that. So is Kyouma, so the … Continue reading W 11, Koyomi 10-11, Gate 23, Teekyuu 81

KonoSuba 8, Koyomimonogatari 8-9, Dagashi 8, Shoujo-tachi 9

KonoSuba 8 ... I don't know what the hell happened. What were all those dolls? Why was Aqua behind the door? And you know, it didn't matter much. Our heroes are sent to exorcise a bunch of spirits by Wiz, a nice but hapless servant of the demon king. There's lots of running around in … Continue reading KonoSuba 8, Koyomimonogatari 8-9, Dagashi 8, Shoujo-tachi 9

Koyomimonogatari 7, Gate 20, KonoSuba 7, Dimension W 8

Koyomimonogatari 7 starts with "Platinum Disco," so I was in a good mood to enjoy another trivial little episode of this Bakemonogatri-lite series.  As you could guess, the person with a question this time is Tsuhiki, about her tea club-mates' refusal to listen to reason and accept that there is no ghost-kid who signed up … Continue reading Koyomimonogatari 7, Gate 20, KonoSuba 7, Dimension W 8

Catching up: Koyomimonogatari, Dimension W, Teekyuu (somewhat)

First, Koyomimonogatari. Episode 4 brings us back to Araragi helping to clean Kanbaru's room, way back when, and follows it along with the usual come-ons and Araragi taking a bath and hearing a tale about Kanbaru's father seeing a girl's reflection in the water. When not part of a flow of larger things these little … Continue reading Catching up: Koyomimonogatari, Dimension W, Teekyuu (somewhat)

Koyomimonogatari 2-4, Dimension W 2-4

Midway through this post I realized that with my more limited time there's no way to catch up if I write about every episode, so I will say even less per show than I was before.  At least until I get all the way back ... Koyomimonogatari's short form is in a way a sort … Continue reading Koyomimonogatari 2-4, Dimension W 2-4

New Shows Winter 2016 #5

Oh god, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R begins with an idol song. After that, we actually meet Komugi, your typical air-headed clumsy genki middle-school of the doctor's daughter variety, meaning no one minds if she slaps heating pads on elderly patients. She also works as a small-time idol for pharmacutecials. The story is routine. Odd event … Continue reading New Shows Winter 2016 #5

Finales of the season’s best shows (in my opinion): Owarimonogatari, OPM, Teekyuu!

Owarimonogatari finishes up a little sooner than I thought, or hoped. Why is it I have so little to say about the shows that are finishing up this season? Let's see. There's a sweet conversation between Araragi and Senjougahara, a reaffirmation of their love that made both happy in their particular crises and maybe added … Continue reading Finales of the season’s best shows (in my opinion): Owarimonogatari, OPM, Teekyuu!

35 10, Owarimonogatari 11, HO 10

Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai seems more and more to be about every nice character's skeleton-filled closets. Ouka, Mari, Usagi, Ikagura, and now finally it's time to see what Takeru's got hidden. Turns out to be Kiseki, a cute little thing with an onii-san complex and the power to destroy the world via, er, well, … Continue reading 35 10, Owarimonogatari 11, HO 10

Tens: Owarimonogatari, OPM (and 9), Cavalry, Asterisk

It's not that I'm tired of all the talking. If I didn't like talking in anime I would have dropped the franchise long ago. But Owarimonogatari 10 is the second week in a row where a lot of talk can be wearying. I suspect it's because Gaen is doing all the talking and she has … Continue reading Tens: Owarimonogatari, OPM (and 9), Cavalry, Asterisk

Nines: Owarimonogatari, Cavalry, and Asterisk

Owarimonogatari 9 (week nine already?) has, of all things, too much talk. We start with that half-crab half-monkey apparition, dispatched by Araragi and Kanbaru and then again by Shinobu when the snakes come out ... Every time a familiar animal appears I try to make the connection to the times a character would be inhabited … Continue reading Nines: Owarimonogatari, Cavalry, and Asterisk