Robotics 8, Honeycomb 9

Well, those scary men in suits and black dress girl, that supposedly signified the convergence of plot in Robotics;Notes, was a ridiculous red herring. I can see Akiho's dad trying to help her out, but to get a bunch of goons and black vans was going overboard for this unassuming guy. Not only that, but … Continue reading Robotics 8, Honeycomb 9

Polar opposite eights: Honeycomb and Jojo

Hidamari Sketch - Honeycomb 8 brings us to the preparation and the actual school festival. Last year each got its own episode but that was because Yuno had a small crisis. This year her class's program illustrations are their exhibit, so their actual project, a haunted house, doesn't need much buildup. Besides, we've seen all … Continue reading Polar opposite eights: Honeycomb and Jojo

Hidamari Honeycomb 6, Shin Sekai 7, Robotics 5

Hidamari Sketch - Honeycomb 6's two parts make for one of the more different episodes in any of its seasons. Mainly because part two takes a close look at Hiro. We've seen Yuno fret and worry about her goals and future a lot but rarely do we get this from the other characters. Maybe a … Continue reading Hidamari Honeycomb 6, Shin Sekai 7, Robotics 5

A few quick ones before I take a break for a few days

Chuuibyo Demo koi ga Shitai 3 introduces Dekomori to the show, but I'm not sure that's such a good thing. What we have here is another we'll-make-our-own-club episode, a natural extension of a what-club-should-I-join episodes, and usually gets continued as a we-need-five-members episode. We get all of these. For the first category, Yuuta seems uninterested … Continue reading A few quick ones before I take a break for a few days

Robotics:Notes 1, Btoom, Hidamari and Wooser 2

I'm not sure how, but ROBOTICS;NOTES (noitaminA has an all-caps block this season) is from the same creative source as Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate. The former was dismal, the latter, fantastic. Judging from episode one, I expect this one to fall somewhere in between. Our heroes are Kaito and Aki. Kaito is a bored sort who … Continue reading Robotics:Notes 1, Btoom, Hidamari and Wooser 2

Three shows where nothing really bad happens

One of the reasons I love Hidamari Sketch, besides the cuteness dosed with Shinbou's surreal imagination, is its happy, nonthreatening nature. Nothing seriously bad will happen to these characters, so I can bask in viewing their peaceful lives. Unfortunately that doesn't leave much for me to talk about. But one thing the new series cannot … Continue reading Three shows where nothing really bad happens

Two Hidamari Sketch specials. Nothing has changed, thank heavens.

Since the third season of Hidamari Sketch finished I've gone back and watched the first two. It's become a sort of comfort food; I've probably seen each season in its entirety three times now. That's a little too much even for me. I want new episodes. I am overjoyed that another season is on the … Continue reading Two Hidamari Sketch specials. Nothing has changed, thank heavens.

Two finales: Baka to test, Hidamari Sketch

After a wild ep12, Baka to Test to Shokanju's finale is relatively tame, no, I take it back; it's dull. Yoshi insists on fighting Class-A again, but they can't for three months. He digs out a favor and convinces the principal to make an exception. She agrees, but with certain conditions. It's one-on-one between Yoshi … Continue reading Two finales: Baka to test, Hidamari Sketch