Girls und Panzer's finale is their biggest and most hopeless-looking battle yet. But you know Miho isn't going to give up. First they have to take out that monster Maus. It's ingenious, like most of Miho's plans when the odds are against her, but it's early in the episode yet and there are still a … Continue reading Finales: Panzer, Kanojo Pet
A three month wait for another Girls und Panzer, and I can't believe how much I missed it. The show's weakness is the personal stuff they put in to try and make the characters more sympathetic, but there's none of that here, well, apart from the fact that Miho's battling her sister, and the school … Continue reading Just what the season needs: Girls und Panzer 11
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo 9 starts the next crisis for Sorata and Mashiro. Some crisis. A new girl, Rita, arrives and tells Mashiro she should go back to England with her. People are waiting for her next painting. Naturally, Rita's beautiful, sort of a Mashiro with bigger boobs who can dress herself, and she … Continue reading Pet 9 and Panzer 8
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! 9 lightens the mood a little, easy to do when it's Rikka in love. Or rather, Rikka in denial of love. Since that time together last episode Rikka has been avoiding Yuuta and moping more than usual. It gets so that Touka visits Yuuta's room to ask him what he … Continue reading Chu2koi 9, Panzer 7
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun 8 manages to get stuff done amongst some silly scenes, to my surprise. And it made me think too: just how long is Shizuku going to put up with this? I think it's the show's lighthearted atmosphere of the school festival that threw me off. Starting off with Shizuku as a haunted … Continue reading Tonari 8, Kanojo Pet 7, Panzer 6
I suppose they felt to explain the reason for Rikka's delusions in Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!, but part of me wished they hadn't. The show could have gotten along just fine without giving Rikka a Tragic Event to hide from. Yuuta didn't have one, Sanae, as far as I know, didn't have one either. … Continue reading Chu2koi 6, Panzer 5.5(?), and a couple screenshots of those short shows.
Geez, Bakuman doesn't stop for anything, does it? It's not that the series feels rushed, well, busy maybe, it's that the the everyday working events are made dramatic by the precariousness of the manga artists' profession, and then emphasized by time jumps to the big moments. What happens in episode 5 occurs in a time … Continue reading Bakuman3 5, Tonari 6, Panzer 5