Finales, Amnedia, Kimi to Boku II, and Acchi Kocchi 11

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia's finale made me want to bang my head against the wall, scratch that, the creators' heads against the wall. It starts out as a breath of fresh air after the drawn-out events before. Yuuko's one person again. She's playful again. And while she now is capable of getting angry, that means … Continue reading Finales, Amnedia, Kimi to Boku II, and Acchi Kocchi 11

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

Kanojo X 7, Hyouka 5, Moretsu 20, Kimi to Boku 8

Nazo no Kanojo X 7 has Urabe at her most mysterious, and at the same time at her most "normal," and childish. Early on, taking a cue from Ako, she visits the flu-ridden Tsubaki, and after drool has been exchanged, leaves, not even showing him the swimsuit she had on underneath her coat, because she … Continue reading Kanojo X 7, Hyouka 5, Moretsu 20, Kimi to Boku 8

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

Threes and one four: Sankarea, Kanojo X, Kimi to Boku, Nyaruko

Usually when I forget about a show it's a sign that I should perhaps give up on it, that it obviously hasn't made an impression and that I watch too many shows anyway. Thus I have dropped Zetman and, er, that show with the girl in the countryside and the guys sworn to protect her. … Continue reading Threes and one four: Sankarea, Kanojo X, Kimi to Boku, Nyaruko