A Christmas Eve filled with battles and blood: Kanata finale, Kill la Kill 12

Well, the last few days have been most unpleasant, so it's appropriate first I put Kyoukai no Kanata to rest. The whole thing felt rushed. It LOOKED good, as usual. Akihito and Mirai's big battle at the end great eye-candy, but the things holding it up felt routine and the end perfunctory. Akihito had to … Continue reading A Christmas Eve filled with battles and blood: Kanata finale, Kill la Kill 12

Catching up with Kanata and Biyori

(By the time I got round to posting about episode 10, episode 11 came up, so these two reports come several days apart) Kyoukai no Kanata 10 gives us some misdirection, a great whammy, and proceeds from there to confuse us all over again. Not a bad episode's work. Part of the confusion stems from … Continue reading Catching up with Kanata and Biyori

Kill, Coppelia, Kanata 9, Galilei 8

At the end of Kill la Kill 9 I wondered a few things. Mainly, is this going to be the format for the foreseeable future? Every week Ryuuko takes on another high-ranking student council member, she gets beaten up for most of the episode while we get the odd side scene about the bad guy's … Continue reading Kill, Coppelia, Kanata 9, Galilei 8

Eights: Kill, Coppelion, Kanata; Thirty-ones: Teekyuu

Kill la Kill 8 is basically a setup for the Big Fights we've been expecting since the beginning, though we didn't know it at the time. All we knew was that there would be a huge resetting of authority in the school and everyone, including the four devas, have to fight for it. So it … Continue reading Eights: Kill, Coppelion, Kanata; Thirty-ones: Teekyuu

Kill and Kanata 7, NN Biyori 6, Teekyuu 30

Kill la Kill 7 was a nice little fable about the dangers of success, or something like that. Ryuuko and Mako form a fight club. Ryuuko beats up all the other clubs and Mako does the paperwork, AND gets first a one-star and a two-star uniform. Each one brings her and her family higher up … Continue reading Kill and Kanata 7, NN Biyori 6, Teekyuu 30

NouCome (yes, NouCome) 2-3, Kill la Kill and Kanata 4

With my backlog growing bigger and bigger I turned to the shows I hadn't watched since episode one to see if I wanted to keep them. That submarine girl series? Nah. Tokyo Ravens? Maybe. Gingitsune? Haven't gotten back to it and maybe never will. I had almost forgotten about NouCome, and so watched episode 2 … Continue reading NouCome (yes, NouCome) 2-3, Kill la Kill and Kanata 4

Nagi no Asukara 2, and then 3 and then Kill and Kanata 3 because they keep coming.

Nagi no Asukara 2 has a more cheerful mood than the first episode, well, up to a point. It looks like the only really abusive surface people are schoolchildren, and the only sea-kid who has a grudge is Hikari. The show is taking pains to show with his scrunched-up faces that he's just young and … Continue reading Nagi no Asukara 2, and then 3 and then Kill and Kanata 3 because they keep coming.

Twos: Kanata, Kill la Kill, Coppelion

Kyoukai no Kanata continues to impress. KyoAni shows are pretty much lighthearted things. I can't remember a moment of overwhelming joy or sorrow in one since Clannad--After Story. Apart from that, and the other Key adaptations, they're all safe. None of the characters are at serious risk. That means, apart from the mock fights in … Continue reading Twos: Kanata, Kill la Kill, Coppelion