Two more finales: Nodame, Hanamaru

Nodame Cantibile – Finale's, er, finale is uncertain, with things left up in the air while also trying to give us some closure for the side characters. The manga's creator, Tomoko Ninomiya, fell victim to some physical ailments, not to mention pregnancy, and you get the feeling that later, sporadic efforts to continue the series … Continue reading Two more finales: Nodame, Hanamaru

Durarara 12, Baka to Test 12, Hanamaru 11

After the wildness of last episode Durarara 12 almost feels like a final episode. Things settle down, life goes on. On the other hand there's a lot of talking about what to do next. It's as if the show itself isn't really sure. But this is after a rather large revelation. Mika Harima didn't die. … Continue reading Durarara 12, Baka to Test 12, Hanamaru 11

Sora no Woto finale, Hanamaru 8

There were many things in Sora no Woto 12 that didn't make sense, but that was true for the entire series. Frankly, I don't care too much. They made much of the idea that the soldiers didn't want to return to war, only their superiors did, Hopkins (“War advances civilization and science”), the tank commander … Continue reading Sora no Woto finale, Hanamaru 8

Ookami 11, Baka to Test 11, Hanamaru 10

Ookami Kakushi's story ended with episode 11, but there's still one to go. Probably some silly filler thing. So, after all this time, I never figured out the situation. Gods and fallen gods, wolf princesses wearing white, it all became a dull blur in my mind. But at least this time they were able to … Continue reading Ookami 11, Baka to Test 11, Hanamaru 10

Ookami 8, Cross Game 46, Hanamaru 6

Ookami Kakushi 8 continues to answer a questions only to raise a couple more. We learn that the hospital is trying to develop a vaccine for the curse, and they want Sakaki to help, but he's got his own agenda, basically revenge for the killing of Miera, I believe, but isn't it really Kaori who … Continue reading Ookami 8, Cross Game 46, Hanamaru 6