Coppelion and Galilei cross the finish line and fall over dead

Coppelion ends the way it begins, with a hopelessly messy and silly story taking the life out some effective moments. There's a few things that the show has done well, believe it or not. Up to now, the running theme that the girls are artificial humans, dolls, created to do mankind's bidding without any thanks … Continue reading Coppelion and Galilei cross the finish line and fall over dead

Galilei 9-10, Kill and Asukara 11

For the past couple weeks I kept thinking: do I really want to watch another episode of Galilei Donna? Not really, but I did anyway. Happily, episodes 9 and 10 aren't as bad as I had feared. Just a little stupid, is all. First, Anna's treachery has to come out. There's the usual gasping and … Continue reading Galilei 9-10, Kill and Asukara 11

Kill, Coppelia, Kanata 9, Galilei 8

At the end of Kill la Kill 9 I wondered a few things. Mainly, is this going to be the format for the foreseeable future? Every week Ryuuko takes on another high-ranking student council member, she gets beaten up for most of the episode while we get the odd side scene about the bad guy's … Continue reading Kill, Coppelia, Kanata 9, Galilei 8

I don’t much care for Nati no Asukara or Coppelion 7, nor Gallilei Donna 6

Nagi no Asukara 7 made me want to punch a few of the characters, and Hikari was not one of them. But is that a good thing? I'm talking of course of the adults, the fat pigs who live both underwater and on the surface, and who insist on insulting each other and getting into … Continue reading I don’t much care for Nati no Asukara or Coppelion 7, nor Gallilei Donna 6

Monogatari SS 19, Galilei 5, Coppelion 6

Last week's Monogatari SS, with that beautiful artwork panning by why Shinobu gave a rather sad monologue about part of her life and someone she met, and how they were pulled apart, felt elegant and dignified. As for this week: While we get back to the worrisome plot in episode 19, the whole thing is … Continue reading Monogatari SS 19, Galilei 5, Coppelion 6

Nagi no Asukara 4, Galilei 4, Monogatari SS 14 or 17

I mentioned before that Nagi no Asukara was beginning to resemble Hanasaku Iroha in its storytelling approach, that is, letting big things subtly grow from little moments, but episode four strikes me of being more like its lesser PA Works cousin Tari Tari, where they try to do the same thing but the characters aren't … Continue reading Nagi no Asukara 4, Galilei 4, Monogatari SS 14 or 17

Scrambling to catch up: Galilei and Biyori 2, Coppelion 3

Galilei Donna 2 has to do some explaining and get the plot moving, so it's as fun as episode one. We also here the phrase "Galileo Inheritance" used way too much. Last week it was the pirates who wanted to know. This episode, Cassini the cop wants to know, that evil guy who looks like … Continue reading Scrambling to catch up: Galilei and Biyori 2, Coppelion 3

Fall 2013 Shows #6 (and last): noitaminA Edition

Rounding out the list of shows I meant to try out we get the two latest noitaminA offerings. Galilei Donna is the first, and it looks promising. We're introduced three girls as they're put into inexplicable danger. The smallest one, (Hozuki, we learn later) is chased around the streets of some unnamed wintery Italian town … Continue reading Fall 2013 Shows #6 (and last): noitaminA Edition