The finale of Asobi ni Iku Yo does what you expect it to. The good cats win, the bad dogs lose. But it was hard for me to get interested in it. It starts out well enough. The Cathian rescue ship needs thirty minutes to fuel up but there's NATO tanks and helicopters on the … Continue reading The final finales: Asobi, K-ON!!
K-ON!! is over, story-wise, but we still have a couple of filler episodes to entertain us until the fall season overwhelms us in less than a week. The thing is, I don't see why they couldn't have put episode 25 where it belonged. It was a nice, typical episode. Azusa discovers an old Light Music … Continue reading K-ON!! 25
Technically, K-ON!! isn't over. There should be two more episodes to go. But for all intents and purposes the show officially ends with episode 24, graduation day. Even though there's an extra sentimental, bittersweet feeling to this episode it still manages to showcase the show's specialties: day-to-day life and HTT goofing off. Oh, and music. … Continue reading K-ON!! 24, really the finale.
The final episode of K-ON!! is already out and everyone but me has seen it. Nevertheless I'm going to write about the previous episode, because, er, I'm behind. In this episode the girls set records for dithering, and for once I don't mind at all. It's the day before graduation and the seniors are not … Continue reading K-ON!! 23, Asobi 10
In K-ON!! 22 the important real-life events, like studying and taking exams, waiting for results, etc, appears in spots around the main focus, Azusa making the girls a Valentine's day gift. But when you look at it, that's not really it. Sure, much of the episode revolves around Azusa deciding to make them a cake, … Continue reading K-ON!! 22
When an extra episode of Sora no Woto appeared I thought it would be fun to pair it up with its civilian counterpart, K-ON!! I don't expect to have any sage pronouncements on the concept of moe in these differing series, but the character designs are so similar … At the time of this writing … Continue reading K-ON!! 21, Sora no Woto 7.5: Moe in peace and war
K-ON!! 20 brings me everything I like and hate about this series. Um, three-quarters like. One-quarter hate. It feels like a finale. It's the girls' last show, save possibly Azusa. KyoAni figured we'd want to see the whole performance, and we do get almost all of it. Unfortunately that means we see all the dithering … Continue reading K-ON!! 20
Yumeiro Patissiere 44 starts like a filler episode but they throw in a Grand Prix battle which makes most of the others look mundane by comparison. Last time they set up stalls in front of the Louvre. This time it's Mont Saint-Michel that gets invaded by Team Ichigo and Team Koshiro, not to mention Henri … Continue reading Yumeiro 44, K-ON!! 19
Nothing much to Yumeiro Patissiere 43. Ichigo manages to make another grumpy adult happy through her sweets. It's a story we've seen before. The question is how can they make it different? The contestants are split into twos to go train with three-star patissiers. Ichigo and Kashino head off to what they discover to be … Continue reading Yumeiro 43, K-ON!! 18
Asobi ni Iku Yo 4 continues to do what the show specializes in: toss out so much weird stuff that you stop objecting and let it wash over you. Starting with yet another questionable organization, well, we've had glimpses of them before: the Kitten's Paw cult, people who want to be like cats so they … Continue reading Asobi 4, K-ON!! 17