Finales: Uchouten Kazoku, Genshiken N

Uchouten Kazoku's final had a big exciting scene in it, but mainly it was a lot of mythical creatures talking about not much. The big scene, Friday Fellows vs. Tengu, was as weird as I expected. Unlike Railgun S, which I watched earlier today, here's a confrontation that no one expected or really wanted, apart … Continue reading Finales: Uchouten Kazoku, Genshiken N

Genshiken N 12, Watamote and Teekyuu finales

Genshiken Nidaime 12 has two stories running in it that are sort of related. In the first and more "fun" section the Saki/Madarame arc finally finishes. Not only has he more-or-less admitted that he's had a thing for Saki for years, now he's forced to go face the rest of the club and discover they … Continue reading Genshiken N 12, Watamote and Teekyuu finales

Watemote and Genshiken N 10, Teekyuu still slumping

After a shocking opening bit, Watamote 10 settles down and becomes simply depressing. There's a seating change and Tomoko suddenly finds herself stuck right in the middle of that group of chatty, flirty kids. I can sympathize with her. Being stuck with in with a group of people who are everything you're not day in, … Continue reading Watemote and Genshiken N 10, Teekyuu still slumping

Kyojin 21, Genshiken and Uchouten 9

When, last week in Shingeki no Kyojin, the female giant got herself devoured to prevent capture, it meant we'd have to wait a few more dragging episodes before we saw her again. Happily, I was wrong. It STARTS that way. From their various locations in the forest the characters talk about the implications, Armin as … Continue reading Kyojin 21, Genshiken and Uchouten 9

Monogatari 6, Titan 19, Genshiken N 7

In Monogatari Second Season 6, Araragi finally slips back into the main character seat and wastes no time getting girls to talk to him. In fact, we start mid-conversation with someone named Ougi, talking about the paradox of danger associated with traffic lights, and how they're all red from time to time, for three seconds. … Continue reading Monogatari 6, Titan 19, Genshiken N 7

Titan 18, Watamote and Genshiken N 6

Parts of Shingeki no Kyojin 18 doesn't work very well, like when someone says something. Other parts are great, like whenever the female giant is around. I swear, after all those episodes of "normal" giants lumbering around looking grotesque and eating people, it's a relief to see one who does her killing with such panache. … Continue reading Titan 18, Watamote and Genshiken N 6

Fives: Watamote, Genshiken N, Uchouten K, shows that don’t care about story arcs, oh, and Teekyuu stats

Watamote is stuck in the same basic rut it was before. Tomoko wishing she was popular (while sneering at the popular girls) tries a lamebrained scheme to make herself more popular, which doesn't work. The show doesn't seem interested in going beyond this basic premise, which is their call to make, but it means we … Continue reading Fives: Watamote, Genshiken N, Uchouten K, shows that don’t care about story arcs, oh, and Teekyuu stats

Genshiken N 4, Titan 16, Watamote 4, Teekyuu 17

A problem I'm having with Genshiken Nidaime at the moment is that not only do I not know all the anime/manga/game references the show makes (who was Sue dressed as?), but I don't know all the references to the show itself. It's been a while since I read the original and I've read none of … Continue reading Genshiken N 4, Titan 16, Watamote 4, Teekyuu 17