Flying Witch 11 and finale, Delta 13

We get the final two episodes of Flying Witch at once. I haven't seen episode 12 yet, but #11 is a delight. This is such a quiet, peaceful show that a flying whale traveling the world whose back contains the ruins of an ancient civilization ... well, it IS of great interest to Akane, Makoto, … Continue reading Flying Witch 11 and finale, Delta 13

Kuromukuro 10, Asterisk 11, Tanaka-kun and Flying Witch 10

Kuromukuro 10 gives us one or two dollops of information and spends the rest of its time with pointless side bits. The surrendering bad guy, Fusnarie, gets questioned by the UN and tells us that they invaded 450 years ago but the advance party was driven off by the Black Glongur (relic), though of course … Continue reading Kuromukuro 10, Asterisk 11, Tanaka-kun and Flying Witch 10

Delta 10, Witch 9, Asterisk 22, Kumamiko 10

I should have seen it coming in Macross Delta 10 ... There are reasons why I didn't. First, Messer looked like he was going to be peacefully shipped off to a Vars-free environment and teach recruits, not that we believed for a second that he would stay gone long; I figured there would be a … Continue reading Delta 10, Witch 9, Asterisk 22, Kumamiko 10

Kuromukuro and Flying Witch 8, Asterisk 21, Delta 9

Kuromukuro 8, to my surprise, has no battle in it, well, one slice at the very end after an interesting chase (the robot tried to go under the log.  Note that for later).  In fact, the episode dithered a bit too much.  Perfectly fine for Yukina's absense to simply be a big pout, and I … Continue reading Kuromukuro and Flying Witch 8, Asterisk 21, Delta 9

Asterisk 20, Flying Witch 7, Delta 8

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 20 has to carry both Ayato and Julis's finals match and Kirin and Saya's rescue mission.  Didn't expect both of them to finish up in one episode, but they came close. Starting with the match, we get some pre-planned maneuvers and, as usual in this series, too much talk, as A/J try … Continue reading Asterisk 20, Flying Witch 7, Delta 8

Sixes: Kuromukuro, Tanaka-kun, Flying Witch

Kurumukuro 6 is an extensive mecha battle where they manage to smash up the airport, which is no fun for me because I've never actually been there. Good battle anyway. It starts with a buildup using clips from last week and then we have the three-on-one with Kennosuke/Yukina vs the Yellow Crab and the two … Continue reading Sixes: Kuromukuro, Tanaka-kun, Flying Witch

Flying Witch 4-5, Asterisk 6

Falling behind again. Didn't realize I was still two episodes behind with a show: Flying Witch.  Still, this show continues to breeze by so quickly that two episodes felt like only twenty minutes ... okay, thirty.  In episode 4 we meet another witch, Inukai, who had an unfortunate encounter with Akane's experimental chocolates and now … Continue reading Flying Witch 4-5, Asterisk 6

Tanaka-kun, HaiFuri, Flying Witch 2-3

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge seems to realize that in order to have a successful series with a listless protagonist, they better bring in some interesting side characters.  Miyano is a great start.  A small, genki girl who is determined to emulate Tanaka's languid personality, and she'll work to her utmost to achieve it!  Yet she … Continue reading Tanaka-kun, HaiFuri, Flying Witch 2-3