Letter Bee 24, Ookami’s silly finale, and Hidamari Sketch 11

Letter Bee 24 had the potential to be quite an exciting episode, but, well … It starts off just fine, with Zazie making his surprise appearance and rescuing Lag, but then they flash back as to why he followed, sort of. Zazie likes to kill gaichuu, but says “I had intended to meet you coming … Continue reading Letter Bee 24, Ookami’s silly finale, and Hidamari Sketch 11

Another doozy from Durarara … oh, and Hidamari Sketch 10

At first Duradura 11 appears to be one of the quieter episodes, but it soon veers gleefully out of control. Just the way I like it. When I say “quiet” I don't mean the opening parts were not tense. We get a meeting between Mikado and Namie over the whereabouts of Celty's Head (which is … Continue reading Another doozy from Durarara … oh, and Hidamari Sketch 10

A couple episode 8’s: Vampire Bund, Hidamari Sketch

Dance in the Vampire Bund 8 starts as a typical post-story arc episode, where things are tidied up, and fortunately, they decide not to make it complete filler. They jump right into the next arc. And the little filler at the beginning works pretty well. Yuki considers quitting the student council, because it hurts her … Continue reading A couple episode 8’s: Vampire Bund, Hidamari Sketch

Durarara 8, Letter Bee 19, Hidamari Sketch 7

Durarara 8 starts with Selty pining for her head but soon expands onto a theme of things lost and found in general. From Anri's missing shoes (some jerk keeps stealing them), to Erika and Martin missing each other downtown, to Selty and Shizuo trying to remember what building used to occupy a now-vacant lot. It's … Continue reading Durarara 8, Letter Bee 19, Hidamari Sketch 7

Cross Game 45, Vampire Bund 6, Hidamari 6

Cross Game 45 has a record three games in it, but they're background for the personal dramas and do little more than reflect them. Besides, they're all wins on the way to the big games coming up. The first half mainly concerns Aoba and what's been bugging her for a while. Kou has surpassed her … Continue reading Cross Game 45, Vampire Bund 6, Hidamari 6

Sora no Woto 4, Vampire Bund 3, Hidamari Sketch 4

Sora no Woto 4 continues with the serial bonding, this time with Noel, the sleepy mechanic. The only problem is we don't learn much about her except she's gifted at what she does. But we can make a few guesses. The squadron is a contradiction. On one level they're a handful of young women who … Continue reading Sora no Woto 4, Vampire Bund 3, Hidamari Sketch 4

I have little to say about Baka to Test 3, Nodame 3, Hidamari 3

Very little to say about Baka to Test to Shokanju 3. Recriminations as to who was responsible for losing the last match. We watch as Yoishi's wallet is flattened further and further by the girls forcing him to see movies and eat crepes. He's attacked by Minami's sister, I believe, and everyone runs around. And … Continue reading I have little to say about Baka to Test 3, Nodame 3, Hidamari 3

Omamori is Gone, Nodame 1 Looks Good, Hidamari 2 is What it is.

I decided to give Omamori Himori a second chance. But after the swimsuit modeling and the typical beach antics, none of it funny, I was rooting for the villain. Unfortunately, she does not succeed. Dropped. I've been looking forward to the return of Nodame Cantabile, but apprehensive at the same time. I didn't care for … Continue reading Omamori is Gone, Nodame 1 Looks Good, Hidamari 2 is What it is.