Chuunibyou Ren finale, and a digression about my visit to Kyoto

You may remember that I was going sightseeing in Kyoto. And I did. I strongly recommend it. Just remember to wear comfortable shoes, because you'll do a lot of walking. Highlights included Maruyama Park, the old-fashioned Higashiyama district next door to it, and the Fushimi Inari shrine. My calves are still complaining about that last … Continue reading Chuunibyou Ren finale, and a digression about my visit to Kyoto

Kill 23, Nobunagun, Yakuindomo, and Chuunibyou Ren 11

Kill la Kill 23 is a big epside with lots of dramatic moments, fighting, and shouting, all to get us ready for the big finale next week. Good thing, too. Frankly, it's beginning to wear thin. When you have a show as over-the-top and intense as this one, you run the danger of bludgeoning the … Continue reading Kill 23, Nobunagun, Yakuindomo, and Chuunibyou Ren 11

Asukara 23, Chuunibyou Ren and Yakuindomo * 10

Sorry, busy with work so I'm falling behind. Nagi no Asukara 23 spends most of its time not trying to figure out how to get Manaka's ability to love back, but instead whether she's better off without it. On the pessimistic side are Chisaki and Kaname, with Hikari and Sayu doing the yelling for the … Continue reading Asukara 23, Chuunibyou Ren and Yakuindomo * 10

Kill 19, Asukara 29, Chuunibyou Ren 7

I don't really know what to think about Kill la Kill 19. I didn't expect a huge episode full of fights and revelations after that craziness last week, and I didn't get one. Not to say it was sedate. Instead, the episode concentrated on getting us caught up with what happened to everyone AFTER last … Continue reading Kill 19, Asukara 29, Chuunibyou Ren 7

Asukara 19, Chuunibyou Ren and Nisekoi 6

In Nagi no Asukara 19, I thought maybe they'd get through the entire episode without using the "change" metaphor, but unfortunately it came back later on. Still, they spend most of the episode playing with variations; "suspended" for one. Tsumugu and Chisake both talk about how their lives and relationships have been so since the … Continue reading Asukara 19, Chuunibyou Ren and Nisekoi 6

Kill 17, Asukara 18, Chuunibyou Ren 5

My reaction to Kill la Kill 17, for the record, was "... the FUCK??!?" Then I tried to figure out when we could have gotten a clue for this. And little comes to mind. Last week, Ragyo told Satsuki all about the life-fibers plans to take over the world, but because of her blasé reaction … Continue reading Kill 17, Asukara 18, Chuunibyou Ren 5

Chuuibyou Ren and Zvezda 4, Dandy and Fool 5

In Chuuibyou Ren 4, Shinka runs for the student council. In terms of high school election episodes it's not bad, no evil rivals undermining her campaign, no heartwarming scenes of everyone working together, because none of the other characters really care. But it was more painful than some because you sort of knew she was … Continue reading Chuuibyou Ren and Zvezda 4, Dandy and Fool 5