Finales: Maria, Yuri Kuma, Koufuku Graffiti

Maria the Virgin Witch finishes nicely, with me scratching my head. The witches face off against Michael, in spite of Maria's protests, and are easily beaten.  Then Michael gets to the important matter, what to do with Maria, who, by the way, hasn't backed down an inch.  Neither has Joseph or Ezekiel.  Michael is confused … Continue reading Finales: Maria, Yuri Kuma, Koufuku Graffiti

KanColle finale, Yuri Kuma 11, Koufuku 10-11

Kantai Collection ends pretty much the way we expected. Akagi is about to get sunk by some aerial monsters but Fubuki shows up just in time. She and her team kick some butt briefly, until another bad guy shows up, so more good guys show up, and more bad guys show up, and while we're … Continue reading KanColle finale, Yuri Kuma 11, Koufuku 10-11

KanColle 8, Maria 6-7, Koufuku 7

Kantai Collection 8 ... (Quick lookup of the actual battleship. Hmm, now I know why they named that island "Truk.") The story had Fubuki and the others gather at Truk, their farthest base, where they meet Yamato, an elegant lady with great power, who is prevented from going to sea because she consumes so much. … Continue reading KanColle 8, Maria 6-7, Koufuku 7

Durararax2 6, Aldnoah 18, Yuri Kuma 7, Koufuku 6

  Durarara!! x2 6 has its usual lot of scenes, as usual, but very few plot points get covered, and nothing has reached a head yet. The episode mainly sets up the fact that everyone's looking for that little girl, Akane, for various reasons. But we don't know the important thing--why she got attached to … Continue reading Durararax2 6, Aldnoah 18, Yuri Kuma 7, Koufuku 6

Maria 4-5, Yurikuma 5, Koufuku 5

Maria the Virgin Witch 4-5 continues to stir morality around, not to mention the plot, though it looks like Maria hasn't changed her mind one bit. Okay, not quite true, she now accepts that reasonable people might think she's wrong. However, I still think she's in the right. Everyone has tried to come up with … Continue reading Maria 4-5, Yurikuma 5, Koufuku 5

Shirobako 17, Koufuku 3-4, Kancolle 5, Saekano 4

Shirobako 17 is another good episode, well, they haven't done an episode below "good," so that's a given, but I'm trying to figure out what the point of it is. The main story arc gives way to a smaller crisis this week, as Musani is ordered by that asshole agent to make a PV to … Continue reading Shirobako 17, Koufuku 3-4, Kancolle 5, Saekano 4

2015 new winter shows #3

There's really no story to Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 1. Instead, it's an episode-long character and background information episode that mocks the concept even while doing it. For instance, the girls are introduced by Tomoya, the unabashed nerdy male lead, while one of them, Utaha the scriptwriter, complains about the infodump way he's going about … Continue reading 2015 new winter shows #3