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

Fives: Agame ga Kill, Aldnoah.Zero, Glasslip, Hanayamata

Akame ga Kill 5 introduces a new character, a strange piece of work named Seryu, empire soldier, young and eager, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, who Tatsumi runs into when he gets lost in the capital. The contrast between her and the nasty people she works with is jarring, especially when she goes on about fighting evil, … Continue reading Fives: Agame ga Kill, Aldnoah.Zero, Glasslip, Hanayamata

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