Pleiades and Nasuno finales, Yuki-chan 13

Houkago no Pleiades ends sweetly, and as expected, it's confusing . The girls, reunited, make a last jump to catch the last bit of engine only to find it's in a black hole!  Well, they've done every other cool astronomical thing out there, I guess this is the way to top it.  But they don't … Continue reading Pleiades and Nasuno finales, Yuki-chan 13

Yuki-chan 12, Pleiades, Mikagura, and Nasuno-desu! 11

Houkago no Pleiades 11 is a pleasantly confusing as the episodes leading up to it. The main confusion this time around is the concept of change.  Suburu, now powerless and unable to see the alien overlord thanks to her adventure with Minato, is told by her parents that she's changed, though she denies it.  I'll … Continue reading Yuki-chan 12, Pleiades, Mikagura, and Nasuno-desu! 11

Mikagura and Pleiades 10, Yuki-chan 11

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 10 brings the Otone/Seisa rivalry to a head, and at the same we start seeing glowing things.  About the latter, it looked like the ghost tracking story was just a flimsy plot thing to goof around with while Otone and Seisa squared off, but apparently there is something going on because we … Continue reading Mikagura and Pleiades 10, Yuki-chan 11

Mikagura and Pleiades 9, Yuki-chan 10

So the situation currently in Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku is that Eruna needs one more member to form a club, but just can't get one.  Midway through, we find out that the only other member, Otone, being something of a celebrity, has attracted interested people, but she has driven them away.  When Eruna sees this and … Continue reading Mikagura and Pleiades 9, Yuki-chan 10

Mikagura, Pleiades, and Nasuno 8

I wonder if Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku is going to have a major story arc after all.  True, in episode 8 they start setting up a rivalry between Seisa and Otone, and there's some darkness lurking elsewhere as well, but it all seems rather minor and disposable, like the rookie challenge battle arc which was over … Continue reading Mikagura, Pleiades, and Nasuno 8

Mikagura, Pleiades and Nasuno-desu 7, Yuki-chan 8

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 7 introduces Otone, the girl who ruthlessly defeats Asuhi in the rookie finals.  A monotone girl who seems cruelly indifferent to everything and everyone, turns out she's a flake, and a bigger one than Eruna.  Eruna has the attention span of a gnat, but the motivations behind these swings are easily grasped, … Continue reading Mikagura, Pleiades and Nasuno-desu 7, Yuki-chan 8

Pleiades 6, Yuki-Chan and DanMachi 7, Nisekoi2 6, Teekyuu 42

Houkago no Pleiades 6 felt at times like a season finale.  For a while I thought maybe this was actually a six-episode mini-series, but no, there's still more engine fragments to collect, but elsewhere much has changed.  Basically, Horned Cape or whatever he's called (we learn this week it's not Minato) sends off one of … Continue reading Pleiades 6, Yuki-Chan and DanMachi 7, Nisekoi2 6, Teekyuu 42