Hyouka 12, AKB0048 11, Tari Tari 2

I kept waiting for the mystery to show up in Hyouka 12, it's probably already started, but who cares? I was too busy marveling at what I was seeing to notice. It's cultural festival time and everyone more or less is excited about it. The lit club is less thrilled about accidentally ordering 200 copies … Continue reading Hyouka 12, AKB0048 11, Tari Tari 2

Hyouka 11 and new shows Tari Tari and Muv-Luv Alternative

Watching continuing shows while the new ones are showing off their bright, shiny faces for the first time can be difficult. This is, in fact, the reason why I'm dropping Eureka Seven Ao. I found it hard, after a week, to maintain any enthusiasm for it, and when the new shows appeared the backlog got … Continue reading Hyouka 11 and new shows Tari Tari and Muv-Luv Alternative

Moretsu 25, Kanojo X 12, Hyouka 10, AKB0048 9

A really big issue comes up in Moretsu Pirates 25. Ironbeard brings it up. Will the pirates in this "frontier" area of space continue working under the letters of marque or will they go off somewhere and be real pirates? It's rather different than the big issue I THOUGHT they were going to bring up: … Continue reading Moretsu 25, Kanojo X 12, Hyouka 10, AKB0048 9

Kanojo X 7, Hyouka 5, Moretsu 20, Kimi to Boku 8

Nazo no Kanojo X 7 has Urabe at her most mysterious, and at the same time at her most "normal," and childish. Early on, taking a cue from Ako, she visits the flu-ridden Tsubaki, and after drool has been exchanged, leaves, not even showing him the swimsuit she had on underneath her coat, because she … Continue reading Kanojo X 7, Hyouka 5, Moretsu 20, Kimi to Boku 8

Hyouka 4, Kimi to Boku 7, Moretsu 19, Nyaruko I forget …

Hyouka 4's mystery, or continuation of a mystery, doesn't quite live up to the others so far, but its patient telling and production levels carry it along. Chitanda agrees, after some prodding by Houtarou so he won't have to do all the work, to let the other lit club members into her story. They research … Continue reading Hyouka 4, Kimi to Boku 7, Moretsu 19, Nyaruko I forget …

Hyouka 3, Amnesia 5, Bread 4

I described the previous episode of Hyouka as "lazy," but deliberately so. That's the wrong word. I was led to it by Houtarou's attitude. A better word for this series is "patient." Because this week's episode moves as slowly as the last one did. Chitanda presents a problem for Houtarou's consideration. He tries to wrangle … Continue reading Hyouka 3, Amnesia 5, Bread 4