New shows, old shows and more finales

La Storia della Arcana Famiglia brings us to the island of Regalo and the "family" who runs the place. We start with one of those nameless villains whose villainy brings out all the characters to defeat him and introduce themselves to the viewer. Thus introduced to a boatload of young men and one feisty girl … Continue reading New shows, old shows and more finales

Finales, Amnedia, Kimi to Boku II, and Acchi Kocchi 11

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia's finale made me want to bang my head against the wall, scratch that, the creators' heads against the wall. It starts out as a breath of fresh air after the drawn-out events before. Yuuko's one person again. She's playful again. And while she now is capable of getting angry, that means … Continue reading Finales, Amnedia, Kimi to Boku II, and Acchi Kocchi 11

Three shows that are more or less about space, and one that isn’t

Earlier in Space Brothers I wished I could have seen more of the testing process. Well, I didn't need to see all of the physical exams, but I wanted to see what sort of physical and mental testing astronauts have to go through. With episode 10 we finally get a better look. The whole procedure, … Continue reading Three shows that are more or less about space, and one that isn’t

Amnesia 7, Shining Bread 6, Acchi 7

The nasty black thing in Tasogare Otome x Amunesia is revealed. Episode 7's telling is messy, the idea not original, but it's effective nonetheless. In order to lull us, the show ignores Kirie's encounter with the nasty thing last week and devotes several moments to Yuuko's delightful side, a mock exorcism, messing with Teiichi during … Continue reading Amnesia 7, Shining Bread 6, Acchi 7

Sixes: Apollon, Kanojo, Tsuritama, Acchi

Sakamichi no Apollon 6 brings us something new: the threat of change. Its most blatant manifestation comes in the form of Beatles-fan Seiji, Sentarou's new classmate (the fact that he and Kaoru are now in separate classes is the first sign that things will now be officially different than before). He's recruiting a drummer for … Continue reading Sixes: Apollon, Kanojo, Tsuritama, Acchi