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

Ookami 11, Baka to Test 11, Hanamaru 10

Ookami Kakushi's story ended with episode 11, but there's still one to go. Probably some silly filler thing. So, after all this time, I never figured out the situation. Gods and fallen gods, wolf princesses wearing white, it all became a dull blur in my mind. But at least this time they were able to … Continue reading Ookami 11, Baka to Test 11, Hanamaru 10

Ookami 9, Railgun 22, Baka to Test 9

Ookami Kakushi 9 reveals more of the towns secrets to Hiroshi and us, mainly through exposition, and I'm still not sure how wolves fit into this whole thing. I'm also not sure about gods, and the fallen, as Nemeru says he's one or the other. The important thing is that gods, or fallen, give off … Continue reading Ookami 9, Railgun 22, Baka to Test 9