A passing glance at shows I watched but didn’t write much about, if anything

Now that many of the season's shows are wrapping up, I thought I'd give thoughts about the ones that I actually wound up finishing but haven't written about much, or at all. I polished off RDG last week, so I'll ignore it here. For me, Hataraku Maou-Sama! never got past the question of how such … Continue reading A passing glance at shows I watched but didn’t write much about, if anything

New: Gargantia, also Nyaruko-san W

Suisei no Gargantia may or may not fall into some routine space robot category, but the first episode is very promising. Ledo is a a pilot helping to defend the galaxy-wide human race against some nasty aliens who have a penchant for undersea motifs (starfish, snails) in their craft. We see him wake up just … Continue reading New: Gargantia, also Nyaruko-san W

Finales: Fujiko, Nyaruko … also more bread.

Lupin III - Mine Fujiko to lu Onna has an effective but underwhelming finale. (some spoilers here ...) Two reasons for this. The first was the big mystery itself. Instead of getting what we expected, we get additional characters and a story even more convoluted. It was great to look at; I loved the elaborate … Continue reading Finales: Fujiko, Nyaruko … also more bread.

Amnesia and Kimi to Boku 12, Bread 10, Nyaruko 11

Finally, Tasogare Otome x Amunesia gets around to doing something they should have done episodes ago. I've been complaining about how Yuuko won't be whole and healthy again (if you can call a ghost healthy) until she accepts Shadow Yuuko, with all the painful memories and ugly thoughts that come with her, so why don't … Continue reading Amnesia and Kimi to Boku 12, Bread 10, Nyaruko 11

Amnesia 10, Kimi to Boku 11, Nyaruko 10

Tasogare Otome x Amunesia 10 promised to be depressing, and it was exactly that, nothing more. Nothing really got to me. We learned some things we didn't know about the story, is all. It's probably because we were expecting it. When we see the living Yuuko wake up and put on her clothes (and get … Continue reading Amnesia 10, Kimi to Boku 11, Nyaruko 10

Amnesia 9, Naruko 9, Shining Bread 8

It was clear two episodes ago in Tasogore Otome no Amunesia that the Shadow Yuuko was not going to go away. Unfortunately, Teiichi and Kirie haven't figured it out yet and Yuuko's in denial. So when Shadow Yuuko returns we get a lot of running away and trying to escape, first Yuuko alone, then with … Continue reading Amnesia 9, Naruko 9, Shining Bread 8

Amnesia, Nyaruko-san 8

Tasogare Otome no Amunesia got very interesting last episode. This week, episode 8 deals with the fallout and stumbles, but it's early yet. Last week, a dark side of Yuuko, her unpleasant memories personified, confronted her. Afterwards Yuuko forgot her happy memories with Teiichi and became dull and grumpy, i.e., the sort of ghost you'd … Continue reading Amnesia, Nyaruko-san 8

Sevens and one Eight: Apollon, Fujiko, Tsuritama, Nyaruko

Sakamichi no Apollon 7 begins by giving us a twist. After Kaoru's temper tantrum last week I expected a lot of episodes of regret from all parties, and I got that. I also expected Kaoru to regress and go back into his shell, to be alone again. But that didn't happen. Well, it looks that … Continue reading Sevens and one Eight: Apollon, Fujiko, Tsuritama, Nyaruko

Hyouka 4, Kimi to Boku 7, Moretsu 19, Nyaruko I forget …

Hyouka 4's mystery, or continuation of a mystery, doesn't quite live up to the others so far, but its patient telling and production levels carry it along. Chitanda agrees, after some prodding by Houtarou so he won't have to do all the work, to let the other lit club members into her story. They research … Continue reading Hyouka 4, Kimi to Boku 7, Moretsu 19, Nyaruko I forget …

Apollon and Girlfriend X 5, Kimi to Boku 6

It's hard to tell where Sakamichi no Apollon 5 is going at first. We get a few scenes where the coincidences distract from their purpose. Kaoru just happens to be playing telephone-on-a-string with Sachiko, bringing up the fact that Ritsuko now hates him, when she passes by and takes the can from Sachiko. Sentarou just … Continue reading Apollon and Girlfriend X 5, Kimi to Boku 6