The Ikoku Meiro no Croisée finale has another Yune/Claude conflict, Yune trying to track down a nonexistent cat (though the bell sound, ever explained, was a nice touch), a crisis, and we finally learn enough about Claude's grump of a father to learn why Claude's a grump himself. Not for the first time, Yune becomes … Continue reading Episode dump with a couple of finales
There's no way to describe the plot of Hanasaku Iroha 23. It moves forward, but in little ways, different characters, different scenes. As usual, most of these scenes are spot-on, gentle humor undercutting when things are about to get too maudlin. What I found most interesting was Ohana's new, fumbling relationship with a woman who, … Continue reading Episode dump: little bits about Hanasaku, Steins;Gate, Croisee, etc
I should have posted this before my weekend from hell began and I got too busy (Labor Day Weekend? I wish. Weekends are my busiest time around here). Once again, while I write about these episodes, new ones appear. Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 9, sorry, partie neuf, continues with the little tea party as the … Continue reading Episode dump: Croisee, Natsume, Tiger/Bunny, etc.
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 8 is another good episode, though it's a mystery to tired ol' me how the tension between Claude and Camille came about. All I know was that their little scene had so many secret meanings and unspoken facts going on that it tired me out just watching it. But it looks … Continue reading Episode catchup dump post
Itoku Meiro no Croisée 5 has the closest thing to a crisis we've had yet. Yune runs off from the store and gets lost. And this is after Claude has given her a lecture on how not to trust Parisians, especially if they smile at you. She didn't listen and a little thief stole a … Continue reading Ikoku Meiro no Croisee 5-7
After three episodes of No. 6 it's partly what I feared. It's a not very original dystopia story with rebels who want to see it torn down. But I think the series is aware of this as well and is going to play with our expectations for a while. Rat is a complete bore, justifiably … Continue reading A few episodes I watched
I have decided to break my silence and look at the new season, but this time I won't stick them all in a single post. And I don't plan to keep up with every episode of what I watched like I did last year, but maybe you'll see more of me from now on. So … Continue reading My first peek at the new season: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée and Kami-sama no Memo-chou