Finales: Tokyo ESP, Free2, Hanayamata

Tokyo ESP ends in about as ridiculous fashion as you would expect. Episode 11 brings us right around to episode 1, with the parliament in the air, literally, and people rushing to get there and find a way to stop these unstoppable bad guys, who, as it turns out, could be stopped quite easily when … Continue reading Finales: Tokyo ESP, Free2, Hanayamata

Hanayamata 11, Free2 12

Work is going to delay my posts for a couple days, so I thought I'd put these two up now. Hanayamata 11 was sweet and infuriating at the same time. It was sweet because, for once, all the tears Hana and the others shed felt right on target. Not too many, not too few. They … Continue reading Hanayamata 11, Free2 12

Hanayamata 8-9, Akame ga Kill 9, Zankyou 8, Free 2 10

Hanayamata 8 sort of ruined all the fun for itself by foreshadowing a disastrous accident onstage. It looked to be a real memory or an anxiety dream, and I can't tell which because Naru and Yaya have never mentioned it before. Either way, you knew the dream meant a bad thing happening, namely Naru falling … Continue reading Hanayamata 8-9, Akame ga Kill 9, Zankyou 8, Free 2 10

Tokyo ESP 8, Glasslip 9, Free! 9, Space Dandy 8

Tokyo ESP 8 is a mixed back of little events to set things up for what looks to be a big battle arc. The Professor and Minami go to work recruiting other people who have taken the goldfish, so to speak, one of them completely indifferent, another a sympathetic victim. Since they must murder someone … Continue reading Tokyo ESP 8, Glasslip 9, Free! 9, Space Dandy 8

Aldnoah and Barakamon 7, Free! 7-8, Akame 7

Aldnoah Zero 7 was great fun, though there were some nutty coincidences and a bewildering exchange between Inaho and Slaine near the end whereupon Inaho shoots down Slaine's ship, well, Slaine was shooting too ... Not sure where they're going with that. Looking at it through Inaho's eyes, this guy has just helped him kill … Continue reading Aldnoah and Barakamon 7, Free! 7-8, Akame 7

Barakamon 4, Zanyou 3, Free 3-4, Hanayamata 4

Barakamon 4 starts with a crisis of communication. Both Handa's computer and cell go on the fritz at the same time. But before we can settle down and watch what we think's going to be the episode's theme explored, it gets bored with it. Well, there's an amusing bit where he has to deal with … Continue reading Barakamon 4, Zanyou 3, Free 3-4, Hanayamata 4

Twos and a three: Tokyo Ghouls, Nozaki-kun, Free 2

I'm dropping Tokyo Ghouls, not because I think it's a bad show, but I've never been big on horror and this show is dripping with it. Episode 2 had Ken get a lecture from Touka while she beats him up, and later he gets a lecture from Nishiki while HE beats him up. It's satisfying … Continue reading Twos and a three: Tokyo Ghouls, Nozaki-kun, Free 2