More finales: DanMachi, Nisekoi2

I haven't seen Sidonia or BBB's yet, so at this moment DanMachi has delivered the best finale of the season. It was far better than I expected, and yes, it had draggy moments.  Early on when the adventurers (even the bad ones) were regrouping and then flinging everything they had at the goliath, arrows, swords, … Continue reading More finales: DanMachi, Nisekoi2

Twelves: Euphonium, Nisekoi2, Finales: Show by Rock, Mikagura, and Teekyuu!

Hibike Euphonium 12 ... It's going to take a while to get that little tune out of my head. It starts with Taki asking the Euphs to help play one particularly nasty passage.  Kumiko can't handle it, but spends most of her time practicing, and gets better.  Taki is still not impressed, but she promises … Continue reading Twelves: Euphonium, Nisekoi2, Finales: Show by Rock, Mikagura, and Teekyuu!

Nisekoi 10, Show by Rock and Euphonium 11

Nisekoi 10 is a more sober affair than most episodes.  Shuu has a crush on Kyoko, the homeroom teacher, but she announces she's quitting to get married next month.  So the question for Shuu, and Raku, is should he confess before she leaves, knowing it might complicate things, or carry the secret to his grave.  … Continue reading Nisekoi 10, Show by Rock and Euphonium 11

Sidonia and Nisekoi 9, BBB and DanMachi 10

In Knights of Sidonia 2 9, something finally happens. Okay, it takes a while.  First we have Nagate and Izana off on their romantic visit to the Thousand Year Village, with its cherry blossoms, zero-gravity hot spring, Nagate's thickness, and Izana's growing frustration, which causes her to fling him and herself into the lovely giant … Continue reading Sidonia and Nisekoi 9, BBB and DanMachi 10

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

Sixes: Nisekoi (actually 5), Show by Rock, Mikagura, Euphonium

While it's been clear for a long time that Nisekoi is going to play its ridiculous story out as long as humanly possible, and possibly not resolve at all, it doesn't mean that it can get away with too many meaningless side stories like we get in episode 6.  Or maybe I'm annoyed because both … Continue reading Sixes: Nisekoi (actually 5), Show by Rock, Mikagura, Euphonium

Nisekoi2 4, Yuki-chan and Show by Rock 5, Teekuu 41

Nisekoi 2 4 wraps up the Mom arc using utterly predictable story and character bits filtered through Shaft's usual weirdness, which makes it palatable but not terribly good.  Basically, Raku works his butt off to free up some time for Hana to be with Chitoge in that hotel room.  Then comes the inevitable pleading, discussion … Continue reading Nisekoi2 4, Yuki-chan and Show by Rock 5, Teekuu 41