More shows fall over dead: Chocolate, Who’s the sister, Binbougami

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate ends with annoying obstacles tossed in Yuuki's path to election victory. The Katahina faction, whatever the hell they are, put in a last-day-last-ditch effort. The negative article mysteriously put in the online newspaper was bad enough, but they also kidnap Chisato and have Yuuki run around from telephone to telephone … Continue reading More shows fall over dead: Chocolate, Who’s the sister, Binbougami

Four shows that haven’t ended yet but probably should have.

In Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II 24 the important things come through even if the details are as confusing as ever. First we get Tenzo, I mean Clothutil's attempt at rescuing Mary from an execution she actually wants, maybe. Tenzo demonstrates his skills by getting past that sword guy who nearly killed him before (with … Continue reading Four shows that haven’t ended yet but probably should have.

Natsuyuki finale, Imouto ga Iru 10, Binbougami 11

I shouldn't be surprised the Natsuyuki Rendezvous finale was different and a little confusing. We jump way into the future, where the daughter of Rokka and Ryuusuke is making plans for the shop now that her father has died, and we get a line on how he followed Rokka. So the two have passed on, … Continue reading Natsuyuki finale, Imouto ga Iru 10, Binbougami 11

Tari Tari 11, Space Bros 23, Binbougami 10

Like in every other episode of Tari Tari, episode 11's big events are mixed almost evenly with the rest of the side stories and quick looks at characters. Well, that's an exaggeration. There's nothing bigger than the school being closed down (after the remaining students have graduated) and turned into condominiums, but if there's a … Continue reading Tari Tari 11, Space Bros 23, Binbougami 10

Natsuyuki and Binbougami 9, Chocolate 8

Natsuyuki Rendezvous 9 is the most effective episode so far, though in a way it's the slowest-moving. There's only one event, but it's a big one. As we expected, Rokka encounters Shimao (still in Ryuusuke's body) up in the mountains. In the scenes that follow it becomes impossible for him to hide the switch, and … Continue reading Natsuyuki and Binbougami 9, Chocolate 8

Five episodes that more or less annoyed me

I'll probably watch Natsuyuki Rendezvous through to the end, but it gets harder and harder. It looks like Ryuusuke has found a way through the ridiculous impasse by the end of the episode, but his impetus, apart from scarily getting caught there forever by dwelling on the past, like Shimao perhaps, are unclear. Fairy Rokka … Continue reading Five episodes that more or less annoyed me

Those silly shows again

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 19 finishes up its story arc, I think. Well, at least the five duels were concluded and interrupted. First we get a history lesson from Master Scarred (cloak-girl) about how Catherine, Anne and Henry VIII all got whisked off by fairies at some points in their lives, which is linked somehow … Continue reading Those silly shows again