Kokoro finale(?!) and Space Bros 26

Kokoro Connect surprised me by apparently ending. ANN says 17 episodes, but we only got 13, and this felt like a finale. Wikipedia confirms it. I wonder if the additional four episodes will be DVD-only, or maybe the public turn against the show changed someone's plans. Well, we do get a finish to the current … Continue reading Kokoro finale(?!) and Space Bros 26

Kokoro 12, Space Bros 25

Kokoro Connect 12 brings Yui and Aoki's problems to the front, and sort of takes care of them. Aoki's problem is easy. The fact that his younger self confuses Yui for Nana finally gets to the former, rather understandably, and while Aoki is a shallow sort, he is doing some hard thinking about this, though … Continue reading Kokoro 12, Space Bros 25

Moyashimon R finale, Polar Bear 24, Kokoro 11

It feels like Moyashimon Returns finished when it was just getting started. Even though the entire finale was dedicated to goodbyes in France and Hellos in Japan, Marie finding the perfect thing for her dad to do that will keep him interested in the business, and Hasegawa free to return home, only to wonder what's … Continue reading Moyashimon R finale, Polar Bear 24, Kokoro 11

Space Bros 22, Kokoro 9, Tari Tari 10

Man, Space Brothers knows how to tease. We knew last week that Mutta wasn't selected, but they managed to go through that entire episode before we learned who did make it. Not to mention the show's off-week, we waited a long time. And though we knew that JAXA would chose additional candidates at their discretion, … Continue reading Space Bros 22, Kokoro 9, Tari Tari 10

SOA, er, SAO 8, last week’s Horizon, and Kokoro 8

There are two main stories in Sword Art Online, and they've been neglecting both--up to now. The main story is, of course, getting to the top of the game, if you can still call it that, and getting back to the real world. We learn, unfortunately largely through exposition, that the number of players still … Continue reading SOA, er, SAO 8, last week’s Horizon, and Kokoro 8

Four shows, written on the fly, not worth reading …

My posts might be like this for the next couple of days, if I post at all. If someone says too much they can usually apologize for it and say they let their anger get the better of them, or that was the beer talking, something like that. But that only excuses their saying the … Continue reading Four shows, written on the fly, not worth reading …

Kokoro 6, Tari Tari 7, Bananas have increased 7

In Kokoro Connect 6, Dung Beetle, er, Balloon Vine has apparently gotten bored with the body switching and has something even nastier set up for our poor victims. With the body switching, at least the kids were aware of what was going on and deal with the problem rationally, but now that their bodies "act … Continue reading Kokoro 6, Tari Tari 7, Bananas have increased 7

Kokoro and SOA 5, Space Bros 19, and goodbye Campione! …

Sword Art Online 5 drops the standalones and gives us probably a two-parter, basically a murder mystery. First we have to re-introduce Asuna, that girl in the credits whom we haven't seen anything of since. Now she's the leader of a top group and a rather ruthless one, which means when she gets together with … Continue reading Kokoro and SOA 5, Space Bros 19, and goodbye Campione! …

Kokoro 4, Tari Tari 5, Electricity has declined 5, Joshiraku 3

Kokoro Connect 4 manages to salvage a dreary episode with something unexpected. After Inaba has told Taichi that she can't trust anyone, she was born that way, etc., he gets her to say this to the rest of the gang, and gets humorous variations on the theme that basically say "What's the big deal?" Aoki's … Continue reading Kokoro 4, Tari Tari 5, Electricity has declined 5, Joshiraku 3