FranXX 23, Hisone finale

Darling in the FranXX 23, while being a big space-battle episode, does a better job when it focuses on humanity in the future. I say "humanity" because the show makes a point that the Children, some of whom are fighting in space, some (Mitsuru and Kokoro) staying on Earth, are basically it, as far as … Continue reading FranXX 23, Hisone finale

FranXX 22, Hisone 11, Steins;Gate 12

Darling in the FranXX 22, post Grande Crevasse battle, has the kids trying to prepare for the next stage in their lives, or so they think. So they dutifully plant vegetables, which die because there's no life in the earth anymore. Meanwhile, everyone learns what we already knew--that Kokoro is pregnant, and she's given choices, … Continue reading FranXX 22, Hisone 11, Steins;Gate 12

FranXX21, Hisone 10, Comic Girls 11

Darling in the FranXX 21 is a big, grand, heroic episode where everyone makes dramatic decisions and sacrifices, sometimes more than once. Naturally, little of it makes any sense. We start with the ongoing fight, and the bad guys announcing again that they're going to set off the Klaxosaur bomb thing and blow everything up, … Continue reading FranXX21, Hisone 10, Comic Girls 11

Steins;Gate and Hisone 6, Franxx 18, Comic Girls 7

Steins;Gate 0  7 has bad guys busting into the lab while everyone's there, but they haven't killed anyone yet. It would be interesting if they killed Mayuri again, well, maybe not, as it would make Rintaro such a basket case that the story couldn't move forward. Also, they burst in but don't do anything except … Continue reading Steins;Gate and Hisone 6, Franxx 18, Comic Girls 7

Steins;Gate and Hisone 5, Comic Girls 6, FranXX 17

I just finished Steins;Gate 0 5 and find I have little so say about it. Again, the plodding writing sometimes threatens to pull me out of things, but they threw in enough surprises, especially the doozy at the end, that it didn't matter. And, to be fair, while I might gripe about the writing, this … Continue reading Steins;Gate and Hisone 5, Comic Girls 6, FranXX 17

Steins;Gate 0 4, Comic Girls 5, Hisone 4, FranXX 16

I'm have three problems with Steins;Gate 0. The first is the obvious one: I can't remember all the characters. It's been seven years, after all. So it took me a long moment to figure out why Rintarou was so freaked out by Moeka's appearance. Rintarou's flashbacks helped. The second problem is that Rintarou is still … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 4, Comic Girls 5, Hisone 4, FranXX 16

Evergarden 11, Yuru Camp 12 (finale), Franxx 11

Violet Evergarden 11 has a civil war going on in the north, between some well-organized bad guys who have a thorough and well-planned strategy, and the good guys from "Camp Menace" who are so incompetent, just standing there and not looking for cover during an ambush, that you wonder how they managed to win the … Continue reading Evergarden 11, Yuru Camp 12 (finale), Franxx 11