Threes: Bakuman II, Mashiro-Iro, Boku wa Tomodachi

Bakuman II 3 is no different from the others. Our boys keep working and concentrating on their dreams and a speed bump slows them down a little. This time it's Nakai, Aoki's assistant, who's been ditched because Aoki wants to do something less shonen-ish. Nakai swears to work outside her window to show his dedication … Continue reading Threes: Bakuman II, Mashiro-Iro, Boku wa Tomodachi

Penguindrum 14, Boku wa Tomodachi 2, and more

Mawaru Penguindrum is getting a little disturbing. Its world of fate and victims grows more insular. Is there any character in this show that isn't connected to that wheel of fate of theirs? In episode 14 we learn a lot about Yuri, we see her dump her lover from her theatre company and speed off … Continue reading Penguindrum 14, Boku wa Tomodachi 2, and more

New shows with transfer students: Persona 4, Mashiro-Iro Symphony, Taken-Ki!, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Persona 4 - the Animation is just another introduction episode. We meet characters, there's hints of threat, something scary happens near the end, and, depending on how much time the show has, the hero discovers his hidden power and transforms, or they put it off for another episode. You can get an idea of how … Continue reading New shows with transfer students: Persona 4, Mashiro-Iro Symphony, Taken-Ki!, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai