FranXX and Hakumei/Mikochi 10, Yuru Camp 11

Darling in the FranXX 10, as expected, turns from one couple to the next, Zorome and Miku, though it's mainly Zorome's episode with Miku just doing enough of the Miku things that it gets Zorome going. However, the examination of Zorome is handled only superficially--what the episode's really about is a closer look at civilian … Continue reading FranXX and Hakumei/Mikochi 10, Yuru Camp 11

Nines: Evergarden, Tiny Life, FranXX

The story in Violet Evergarden 9 is as predictable as they come. We start with the end of the flashback, with Gilbert dying and the suddenly armless Violet determined to pull him out of there with her teeth if need be. Pretty much everything we expected. After that we get scenes of Violet dealing with … Continue reading Nines: Evergarden, Tiny Life, FranXX

Hakumei/Mikochi 7-8, FranXX 8, Yuru Camp 9, Dagashi2 8

I suppose it's time to catch up with Hakumei to Mikochi, though I hardly suspect there will be any great story arc unfolding. We almost have a death in episode 7, however, when Koharu the beetle nearly starved. I keep wondering how I'll react if someone indeed dies in this show. Also, the girls spend … Continue reading Hakumei/Mikochi 7-8, FranXX 8, Yuru Camp 9, Dagashi2 8

Evergarden, FranXX, and Hakumei/Mikochi up to 6

Well I THOUGHT Violet Evergarden was going to expand the story now, have some unpleasant wartime experiences rise and and bite her, but episode 6 gives us just another stand-alone featuring an emotionally messed-up young man that is shown the way forward from an AI. It's not all that good a story, either. We're told … Continue reading Evergarden, FranXX, and Hakumei/Mikochi up to 6

Threes and fours: Slow Start, Yuru Camp, HakxMik

Quick thoughts while I continue my scramble to catch up ... Slow Start is becoming quite a nice "cute girls doing cute things" (CGDCT) series. It's taken care of the early hurdles of introducing characters and the situations they're all in. Episode 4 bought us Hiroe, possibly the last regular character, another girl unlucky with … Continue reading Threes and fours: Slow Start, Yuru Camp, HakxMik