A quick goodbye to Bakuman, and hello new season

A quick note to celebrate the ending of Bakuman after god-knows-how-many episodes. The finale was what I expected, about half of it covers the Reversi premiere (looks like a show I'd drop quick, to be honest) and the other half gives us Mashiro trying to get the words out of his mouth. Well, there's a … Continue reading A quick goodbye to Bakuman, and hello new season

Bakuman3 22, Chihayafuru2 9

As Bakuman3 winds up its all-encompassing story arc, they come up with a terrific episode. Now that the boys have their anime there's not much more the series can throw at us, apart from the new chief editor wanting Reversi to be a flagship series for the magazine while the boys think it will finish … Continue reading Bakuman3 22, Chihayafuru2 9

Robotics 19, Kanojo Pet 20, Bakuman3 21

Robotics;Notes 19 is good stuff, everything the premise could be, but it's so late in the series that I wonder if the series can be salvaged. Also, it's damn confusing. Okay, so the solar flare isn't real, but using faked reports and footage makes it feel like it's actually happening. That's interesting. The question is … Continue reading Robotics 19, Kanojo Pet 20, Bakuman3 21

Chu2Koi 8, Bakuman3 7, Polar Bear 34

Thinking ahead to Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! 8 I was hoping for something really big. Rikka's been leading this little fantasy life of hers ever since her father died and now, having to accept reality, she prepares for an epic battle against the overlord, her older sister. It won't be the same after this. … Continue reading Chu2Koi 8, Bakuman3 7, Polar Bear 34

Tonari 7, Bakuman3 and Pet 6

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun doesn't seem to care if it makes any progress toward a happy couple ending or not. We start with Haru's dead aunt Kyoko, whose practical life aphorisms have gone whoosh over his head until recently. It's a testament either to the show or to Haru's strange way of thinking that she only … Continue reading Tonari 7, Bakuman3 and Pet 6