Some shows continue, others finish or restart, and two cross over

I thought that The iDOLM@STER 13 was the final episode, but apparently they're just getting started. This episode does, however feel like a finale as the girls perform their first big show with some minor complications. Like the main act running late because of a typhoon, and then, just for fun, a flat tire, and … Continue reading Some shows continue, others finish or restart, and two cross over

Episode catchup dump post

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 8 is another good episode, though it's a mystery to tired ol' me how the tension between Claude and Camille came about. All I know was that their little scene had so many secret meanings and unspoken facts going on that it tired me out just watching it. But it looks … Continue reading Episode catchup dump post

Penguindrum 6, Sacred Seven 7, Baka to Test Ni 5-6

Very little actual plot happens in Mawaru Penguindrum 6. We do get some answers but we also get more questions. And a lot more colorful weirdness. We learn what the diary is. It belonged to Momoka, Ringo's sister, who died long ago. And it puts a twist on Ringo's obsession with Keiju. Before, I had … Continue reading Penguindrum 6, Sacred Seven 7, Baka to Test Ni 5-6

I stumble through some more early episodes.

Idolm@ster 2, just like 1, isn't as bad as I feared. It's not good, either. It's not a show I'd recommend to someone I'd actually like to have a conversation with. It's often inane and it gives an overly-nice view of the idol business, but they do just enough to keep the episode from wallowing … Continue reading I stumble through some more early episodes.

Three new shows and an old one: Usagi Drop, Baka to Test, Penguindrum, Idolm@aster

Usagi Drop, the second NoitaminA show is about a bachelor who takes in an abaondoned waif to live with him. I suppose we'll get all sorts of episodes where the girl (Rin) does something a kid would do and Daikichi learns patience, responsibility, love, etc. I'm not a big fan of this story. But the … Continue reading Three new shows and an old one: Usagi Drop, Baka to Test, Penguindrum, Idolm@aster

Two finales: Baka to test, Hidamari Sketch

After a wild ep12, Baka to Test to Shokanju's finale is relatively tame, no, I take it back; it's dull. Yoshi insists on fighting Class-A again, but they can't for three months. He digs out a favor and convinces the principal to make an exception. She agrees, but with certain conditions. It's one-on-one between Yoshi … Continue reading Two finales: Baka to test, Hidamari Sketch

Durarara 12, Baka to Test 12, Hanamaru 11

After the wildness of last episode Durarara 12 almost feels like a final episode. Things settle down, life goes on. On the other hand there's a lot of talking about what to do next. It's as if the show itself isn't really sure. But this is after a rather large revelation. Mika Harima didn't die. … Continue reading Durarara 12, Baka to Test 12, Hanamaru 11