Winter 2014 #4

Continuing ... D-Frag! is crazy and energetic enough, but episode one left a bad taste in my mouth. There's a Game Creation Club which is in danger of folding because they don't actually create games, so they're off to recruit. They somehow latch on to an up-and-coming delinquent named Kazana and make his life miserable … Continue reading Winter 2014 #4

Chu2koi 9, Panzer 7

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! 9 lightens the mood a little, easy to do when it's Rikka in love. Or rather, Rikka in denial of love. Since that time together last episode Rikka has been avoiding Yuuta and moping more than usual. It gets so that Touka visits Yuuta's room to ask him what he … Continue reading Chu2koi 9, Panzer 7

Chu2Koi 8, Bakuman3 7, Polar Bear 34

Thinking ahead to Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! 8 I was hoping for something really big. Rikka's been leading this little fantasy life of hers ever since her father died and now, having to accept reality, she prepares for an epic battle against the overlord, her older sister. It won't be the same after this. … Continue reading Chu2Koi 8, Bakuman3 7, Polar Bear 34

Chu2koi 6, Panzer 5.5(?), and a couple screenshots of those short shows.

I suppose they felt to explain the reason for Rikka's delusions in Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!, but part of me wished they hadn't. The show could have gotten along just fine without giving Rikka a Tragic Event to hide from. Yuuta didn't have one, Sanae, as far as I know, didn't have one either. … Continue reading Chu2koi 6, Panzer 5.5(?), and a couple screenshots of those short shows.

Chu2koi 6, Pet na Kanojo 5, Joshiraku finale

It's looking like not much will really happen in Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!, but that's all right. Episode 6 is the best yet. I can't think of a moment in it that wasn't fun to watch. There IS a story here but it pops up almost at random at the halfway point when Isshiki, … Continue reading Chu2koi 6, Pet na Kanojo 5, Joshiraku finale

Sukitte 4, Chu2koi 5, and some Joshiraku and a Wooser screenshot for the hell of it

I'd hate to think that this is going to be the routine for Sukitte Ii na yo: Mei encounters something unpleasant about Yamato or his world, and gets all grumpy until they make up at the end. Okay, that's not really fair. There were differences between Mei's past blue funks and the righteous anger she … Continue reading Sukitte 4, Chu2koi 5, and some Joshiraku and a Wooser screenshot for the hell of it

A few quick ones before I take a break for a few days

Chuuibyo Demo koi ga Shitai 3 introduces Dekomori to the show, but I'm not sure that's such a good thing. What we have here is another we'll-make-our-own-club episode, a natural extension of a what-club-should-I-join episodes, and usually gets continued as a we-need-five-members episode. We get all of these. For the first category, Yuuta seems uninterested … Continue reading A few quick ones before I take a break for a few days

Tonari 2, Kamisama 2, Chuuinbyou 2, PSYCHO-PASS 1

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun sure didn't waste any time getting the romance started. At first I thought we were just going to meet some of the side characters for the first time. Out of the blue comes Asako, a dumb but beautiful girl who begs Shizuku to help her study for a make-up exam. Shizuku says … Continue reading Tonari 2, Kamisama 2, Chuuinbyou 2, PSYCHO-PASS 1

Chuunibyou 1, Horizon finale, Wooser 1

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! is off to a promising start. Not surprising with its pedigree. We got Yuuta, entering high school, wanting to put all of his 8th grade syndrome fantasies behind him, especially this dark flame master stuff he obsessed about. He's boxing up all that old crap when a mysterious girl appears … Continue reading Chuunibyou 1, Horizon finale, Wooser 1