Three finales: Last Exile Fam, Inu x Boku ss, High School Boys

I'm getting tired of writing farewells to series. Today I must write a couple more. Starting with Last Exile - Fam, the Silver Wing. Let's start with the big crisis. Luscinia has Sara in the center of the big white exile, everyone else is either trying to get to them, trying to destroy the exile … Continue reading Three finales: Last Exile Fam, Inu x Boku ss, High School Boys

Last Exile 20 (22?), BRS 8, Amagami+ 12, Inu x Boku 11

Last Exile 20 (or 22) overcomes the problems the show has developed by giving us terrific action. We've pretty much had our moral issues discussed. It's time for the fighting! Okay, though this show has been something of a letdown with its clumsy storytelling (and that happens in this episode as well), it's handled the … Continue reading Last Exile 20 (22?), BRS 8, Amagami+ 12, Inu x Boku 11

BRS 7, Papa’s getting boring, High School Boys, and Inu x Boku 10,

The seams are beginning to show in Black Rock Shooter. I was afraid this would happen. What started as a bizarre and entertaining metaphor where young girls' pain is shouldered by fighters in another dimension is beginning to lose its power because they feel an obligation to explain everything. I shouldn't have expected anything else, … Continue reading BRS 7, Papa’s getting boring, High School Boys, and Inu x Boku 10,

Nisemonogatari 10, Symphogear 10, Inu x Boku SS 9, Kill Me Baby 10

Nisemonogatari 10 ... Well, Araragi-kun did keep saying that his sisters were fake ... We don't know if they both are. In fact, I don't see any evidence that Karen might also be a supernatural being. First, all her actions, her leaps and handstands and balancing, suggest someone attuned to the physical. Spirits may invade … Continue reading Nisemonogatari 10, Symphogear 10, Inu x Boku SS 9, Kill Me Baby 10

BRS 5, Nisemonogatari 9, InuxBoku 8, High School Boys 8

Black Rock Shooter 5 almost makes sense. The fighting world is more of the same. This time it's Yomi and Mato's girls squaring off. The former now has all those skulls working for her while the latter, as usual, doesn't rely on anything else besides her blade(s) and that big gun of hers. Not that … Continue reading BRS 5, Nisemonogatari 9, InuxBoku 8, High School Boys 8

Chihayafuru 20, Ano Natsu 7, Inu x Boku SS 7

So much seems to happen in Chihayafuru 20, but we'll only see the consequences later. First up we get Chihaya and her nearly failing grades, so she can't to go the next tournament, but study under the tutelage of that sadistic taskmaster Desktomu. But Chihaya really isn't the focal point here. Taichi goes to the … Continue reading Chihayafuru 20, Ano Natsu 7, Inu x Boku SS 7

Nisemonogatari 7, Amagami SS+ 7, Inu x Boku 6

Nisemonogatari 7 finally ends the Karen Bee arc with what feels like little more than sophistry. We get three conversations, the first, Araragi/Karen being the shortest and most violent. The upshot again is that the being right doesn't mean much if you're not strong, that being strong isn't meant in a physical way, but in … Continue reading Nisemonogatari 7, Amagami SS+ 7, Inu x Boku 6