Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai's 2011 season was a mixed bag. The show didn't seem to go anywhere, many thought Yozora was too abrasive, and there was a bit too much fanservice involving middle-schooler Kobato. On the other hand, Haganai (as some call it), unlike most other comedies, even good ones, had the ability to … Continue reading Part 6, two more shows and now I’m done with this.
After watching Last Exile Fam 10 (or as the subber has it, 9.5) to catch up on the action (all the battles in one episode! Whee!) it's time to settle in for some new material in episode 10 (or 11). The show wastes no time. In fact, it's one of those episodes where so much … Continue reading Last Exile Fam 11?, Boku wa Tomodachi ends, Kimi to Boku 13
Since Chihayafuru 12 became available to me the moment I had finished with #11, I might as well take care of it now. The prelims are done, the nationals are head, Mizusawa is going to represent all of Tokyo ... and nobody else cares. That's the nice irony that this show gives us, the fact … Continue reading Episode dump: Chihayafuru, Tomodachi, Working’!!, Tamayura, Horizon
Last Exile - Fam had two terrific battle episodes in a row. So you can't blame them for easing up on the blam-blam-blams for #9. So it's time to crank up the political intrigue and bring Sara and the conspirators back into the fun. Surprisingly, apart from a cryptic opening scene and the arrival of … Continue reading Last Exile Fam 9, Tomodachi 10, C3 11
Ben-To 9 is a random episode where we see various characters doing the things they tend to do. It's not bad, though again little attention is paid to Sen. We got Ume and the twins confronting each other about people at their respective schools, allowing us not only a staredown but a freakout by Kyou. … Continue reading Two nines: Ben-To, Tomodachi, and two tens: Kimi to Boku, C3
Ben-To 8 overall isn't much, just a long-winded way of introducing the twins Kyou and, er, the other one. I'll call her Nee-San. They are infatuated with Sen after seeing her in battle, and are, apparently, formidable wolves themselves. But the episode works more as a bunch of quick gag scenes, or rather, normal scenes … Continue reading Three shows not up to much this week: Ben-To 8. Tomodachi 8, Kimi to Boku 9
I'm tired for reasons I don't get, too tired to write, but here are some extra-quick thoughts about some shows. Working'!! 7-8 exhibits some of the show's strengths and weaknesses. There's a molester who hangs out on the way Inami goes to work. This alarming news reaches the Wagnaria staff, and is diffused in a … Continue reading Working’!! 7-8, Tamayura 7, Boku wa Tomodachi 7, C3 8
Tamayura - Hitotose 6 is harmless enough. We go back in time and discover how Maon made friends with Fuu and Norie. Interesting that they chose Maon; they featured her in an episode not long ago. And I don't mind too much as long as she doesn't overdo the whistling. Alas, in the first half, … Continue reading Horizon, Tomodachi, and more Tamayura, even though I did one yesterday
UN-GO 4 had a satisfying end to the Kazamori story, and a typical reaction from me when I watch a mystery: I follow right along until there's a moment I get distracted by something I forgot, and it's downhill from there. People say things, point at each other, other characters show up and I don't … Continue reading UN-GO 4, Tomodachi 5, iDOLM@STER 18, Tamayura 4
How can anyone expect me to catch up if my laptop dies one me? ... Oh, that's right. No one does. Luckily, I never save anything too important on it, and I had a backup of Mawaru Penguin 16 on the desktop. But all my screenshots are gone. The gods of computers, at least the … Continue reading I try to catch up, I fail, I break a laptop. Episode dump.