New shows: Spring 2015 #6

Finally, the last installment!  And we start with something I probably would have ignored if I had known: Urawa no Usagi-chan, about a high schooler named Usagi who, er, likes to have good days and walks to school, where she's met and teased by her good friends Minami and Tokiwa, I think.  And that's it, … Continue reading New shows: Spring 2015 #6

Nisekoi finale, Mahouka, Captain Earth, and Kanojo no Flag 8

Nisekoi ends, rather early in the season, too. That's okay, I guess. It's not like they're going to get anything solved, anyway. And we get the Romeo and Juliet that the series deserves. One way to get through a high school series is seeing how well they do the seemingly obligatory rituals, and the school … Continue reading Nisekoi finale, Mahouka, Captain Earth, and Kanojo no Flag 8

Sidonia and Mekaku 6, Kanojo Flag 6-7, Nisekoi 19

Knights of Sidonia 6 does what I hoped the series would do sooner or later, have Nagate apparently fuck up and cost Sidonia a life, Shizuka no less. While it's nice to see the hero triumph, it gets dull if that's all he does, misadventures adjusting to his new life on Sidonia aside. Mind you, … Continue reading Sidonia and Mekaku 6, Kanojo Flag 6-7, Nisekoi 19

Ping Pong and Nanana 5, Nisekoi 18, Mahouka 6

Ping Pong 5 lowers the intensity a little, except for the dispatching of Sakuma, the guy who dispatched Peco in the tournament. The show seems to enjoy presenting players who are really good only to show how frail they are against people who are better than they are. Except for Kazama, who goes on to … Continue reading Ping Pong and Nanana 5, Nisekoi 18, Mahouka 6

Nisekoi 17, Captain Earth and Kanojo Flag 5, Mekaku 4

Captain Earth 5 gives us a low-key story about a mission to sneak in and retrieve a prisoner in orbit, well, it might actually be an excuse for Teppei to meet his genetic "father," Eiji, and for Akari to see her mother, with the secret mission on the side. Who knows? I'm still trying to … Continue reading Nisekoi 17, Captain Earth and Kanojo Flag 5, Mekaku 4

Wixoss 4, Captain Earth 3-4, Sidonia 3, Nisekoi 16

Some series like to give you a big infodump in episode one, while others try to inject their backstories into the action, which then stumbles. Selector Infected WIXOSS is letting its story unfold just right. We have a lot of mysteries going on here. Besides the game itself and who's behind all this wishing stuff, … Continue reading Wixoss 4, Captain Earth 3-4, Sidonia 3, Nisekoi 16

Wixoss 2-3, Nisekoi 14, Captain Earth and Mahouka 2

Selector Infected WIXOSS is turning into an interesting series. I'm still wondering why so-and-so is getting another attack when it should be whozit's turn, and so forth, but overall they're doing a good job of explaining the game rules on the fly so we can get into the flow of battle without infodumps. And so … Continue reading Wixoss 2-3, Nisekoi 14, Captain Earth and Mahouka 2

Asukara 25, Yakuindomo ?, Nisekoi and Fool 12

The events of Nagi no Asukara 25 seems to be all about gods playing dice with the loves of adolescents and young adults. Actually, for a while it looked like things had settled down. Hikari loves Manaka, and if Manaka could, she'd love him back. Miuna isn't happy about this because she loves Hikari, too, … Continue reading Asukara 25, Yakuindomo ?, Nisekoi and Fool 12

Asukara 23, Zvezda 11, Dandy 12, Fool 12, Nisekoi 11

(I'm dumping what I got here because I'm off sightseeing for a couple days. Kyoto!) Nagi no Asukara 23 has the all the usual characters limping around emotionally, in love with people who don't appear to be in love with them, but who knows? Nobody seems to know what's going on. Manaka has an excuse; … Continue reading Asukara 23, Zvezda 11, Dandy 12, Fool 12, Nisekoi 11