Nodame 6, Baka to Test 8

Nodame Cantabile 6 is one of the sweeter and more focused ones, but it starts as a near-disaster for our couple. Chiaki hadn't told Nodame that he'd be performing her beloved Ravel concerto with Rui. And though he keeps meaning to tell her, she finds out from someone else first. The rest of the episode … Continue reading Nodame 6, Baka to Test 8

Yumeiro 18, Letter Bee 18, Baka to Test 7

Yumeiro Patissiere 18 is one of the odder episodes I've seen in this series. It isn't that the show gets even more surreal than having sweets fairies flying around; it's the whole circumstance of Kashino's family, especially his older sister. Ichigo falls down the stairs and gets taken to the hospital for some routine tests. … Continue reading Yumeiro 18, Letter Bee 18, Baka to Test 7

Yumeiro 16, Sora no Woto 5, Baka to Test 5

Yumeiro Patissiere starts where it left off, with Ichigo diving into the pond to rescue Satsuki's bottle of rose water. Kashino, of all people, dives in to rescue her. Still, as they're drying off, Satsuki says he's going to drop the effort to make rose cake. We know Ichigo has a quick temper, but it's … Continue reading Yumeiro 16, Sora no Woto 5, Baka to Test 5

Kimi ni Todoke 16, Baka to Test 4, Ookami Kakushi 4

Kimi ni Todoke 16 is a flashback episode, so there's very little to say about it. Nice to have everything summarized, I guess, and it's a good way to flash through some of the bigger scenes, and to catch some early, spooky, “Sadako” moments. But who the hell are these guys? Well, we sort of … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke 16, Baka to Test 4, Ookami Kakushi 4

I have little to say about Baka to Test 3, Nodame 3, Hidamari 3

Very little to say about Baka to Test to Shokanju 3. Recriminations as to who was responsible for losing the last match. We watch as Yoishi's wallet is flattened further and further by the girls forcing him to see movies and eat crepes. He's attacked by Minami's sister, I believe, and everyone runs around. And … Continue reading I have little to say about Baka to Test 3, Nodame 3, Hidamari 3

Two’s: Ladies vs. Butlers, Vampire Bund, Baka to Test

Ladies vs. Butlers 2 doesn't improve much. Akiharo begins school, meets butler-buddies, including Shingo(?), who is actually as perverted as everyone imagines Akiharo to be, and a little guy who's job it is to add a few lines here and there. He shows his abilities as the World's Worst Butler. There's a scene where the … Continue reading Two’s: Ladies vs. Butlers, Vampire Bund, Baka to Test

Letter Bee 13, Vampire Bund 1, Baka to Test 1

Letter Bee 13 is another stand-alone episode, alas. Lag is sent with a letter from a guy named Promesa, only he wants the letter back. The would-be recipient, a woman named Pistis, hasn't heard from her beloved Promesa in five years and is being pressured by this guy who's name I didn't get (but he … Continue reading Letter Bee 13, Vampire Bund 1, Baka to Test 1