Gate 19 starts with disturbing plans from the empire, then gets mostly silly. First we have Zorzal pronouncing himself emperor and raising the rabble against the green people, then meeting with his sneaky-looking generals about how to beat them using more underhanded, covert tactics, something they should have been doing long ago. Meanwhile that long-haired … Continue reading Gate 19, W 7, Dagashi 6, Teekyuu 77
Haruchika can annoy me a lot, and one reason is know-it-all Haruta. Happily, episode four introduced us to one of his terrifying older sisters, Minami who knocks him down a few pegs. Unfortunately, we still have to witness his boy genius act, this time involving a so-called haunted apartment... which leads me to my next … Continue reading Fours and fives: Haruchika, Shoujo-tachi, Dagashi
After episode one, I figured the point of Dagashi Kashi was to show us Hotaru's various schemes to keep Kokonatsu working at the candy store. I expected devious and funny plans and a good deal of tempting via fanservice. Episodes 2-3 showed us that while Hotaru's goal is the same, the show is less interested … Continue reading 2-3’s for Dagashi, Divine Gate, Pandora, Marshmallow. Guess which I’m dropping? WRONG!
For installment 3 we start with Dagashi Kashi, which made me laugh more than the other shows put together, well, so far. We have high school boy and budding manga artist Kokonotsu being told by his candy store in a small town owner father, You, that he must take over the family business, or rather, … Continue reading New Shows Winter 2016 #3