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

W and Phantom 10, KonoSuba 9, Teekyuu! 79

Dimension W 10 brings us (and Kyouma) closer to the mystery of what happened years ago. First, Mira and the twins do a number on the robot that's going after Kyouma, only to have it wake up again, only to have Kyouma wake up as well and finish the job. Why did he wake up? … Continue reading W and Phantom 10, KonoSuba 9, Teekyuu! 79

Phantom World 9, Gate 21, W and Komugi-chan 9

I probably would have enjoyed Musaigen no Phantom World 9 more if I understood the historical context of the play the gang gets roped into performing, that is, more than a thirty-second peek at "Ikedaya Incident" in Wikipedia. Still, it was fun to watch. I cringe when I see shows that have amateur plays in … Continue reading Phantom World 9, Gate 21, W and Komugi-chan 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

Gate 19, W 7, Dagashi 6, Teekyuu 77

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

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