Abbreviated new shows Fall 2016 2

The last installment had me considering a lot of shows and saying "no" a lot. This time we'll begin with ... Natsume Yuujinchou Go ... YES! YES! YES! Instant approval! I will watch this series no matter what! After some usual re-intro scenes and a bit of mystery, Natsume meets a girl in a pot … Continue reading Abbreviated new shows Fall 2016 2

Hibike! Euphonium finale

Hibike! Euphonium 13 is a solid finale, where everything is focused on the contest, and the little dramas percolate underneath. And it was often excruciating.  The first half was Kumiko getting up and ready, meeting at the school, loading the instruments, taking the bus to the theatre, every mundane thing the band has to do … Continue reading Hibike! Euphonium finale

Twelves: Euphonium, Nisekoi2, Finales: Show by Rock, Mikagura, and Teekyuu!

Hibike Euphonium 12 ... It's going to take a while to get that little tune out of my head. It starts with Taki asking the Euphs to help play one particularly nasty passage.  Kumiko can't handle it, but spends most of her time practicing, and gets better.  Taki is still not impressed, but she promises … Continue reading Twelves: Euphonium, Nisekoi2, Finales: Show by Rock, Mikagura, and Teekyuu!

Nisekoi 10, Show by Rock and Euphonium 11

Nisekoi 10 is a more sober affair than most episodes.  Shuu has a crush on Kyoko, the homeroom teacher, but she announces she's quitting to get married next month.  So the question for Shuu, and Raku, is should he confess before she leaves, knowing it might complicate things, or carry the secret to his grave.  … Continue reading Nisekoi 10, Show by Rock and Euphonium 11

Show by Rock and Euphonium 10, Nasuno desu 9-10

In Show by Rock! 10, we learn that Chuchu has high ambitions, that she planned to use Plasmagica as a stepping stone on the way to being a star. As we saw last week, Cyan has innocently begun to steal her limelight, and now she's thinking of quitting.  Dagger knows what's up and immediately invites … Continue reading Show by Rock and Euphonium 10, Nasuno desu 9-10

Show by Rock and Euphonium 9, Teekyuu 45

Show by Rock! 9 finally brings us the battle of the bands, but not before another attempt at changing their image a little until Rom and the rest of Shingan Crimsonz, the most superficial band in the series, tells them they're being superficial.  Still, he's right.  They should let the music speak for itself, oh, … Continue reading Show by Rock and Euphonium 9, Teekyuu 45

DanMachi, Show by Rock, Euphonium 8, Teekyuu 44

DanMachi 8 feels like a story arc ending, but we weren't really in one, were we?  But then I realized that all that getting beaten up by Aiz and moaning about how he isn't getting stronger was a personal arc for bell, preparing him for his big success against that minotaur.  It works fairly well  … Continue reading DanMachi, Show by Rock, Euphonium 8, Teekyuu 44