More shows fall over dead: Chocolate, Who’s the sister, Binbougami

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate ends with annoying obstacles tossed in Yuuki's path to election victory. The Katahina faction, whatever the hell they are, put in a last-day-last-ditch effort. The negative article mysteriously put in the online newspaper was bad enough, but they also kidnap Chisato and have Yuuki run around from telephone to telephone … Continue reading More shows fall over dead: Chocolate, Who’s the sister, Binbougami

Four shows that haven’t ended yet but probably should have.

In Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II 24 the important things come through even if the details are as confusing as ever. First we get Tenzo, I mean Clothutil's attempt at rescuing Mary from an execution she actually wants, maybe. Tenzo demonstrates his skills by getting past that sword guy who nearly killed him before (with … Continue reading Four shows that haven’t ended yet but probably should have.

Natsuyuki finale, Imouto ga Iru 10, Binbougami 11

I shouldn't be surprised the Natsuyuki Rendezvous finale was different and a little confusing. We jump way into the future, where the daughter of Rokka and Ryuusuke is making plans for the shop now that her father has died, and we get a line on how he followed Rokka. So the two have passed on, … Continue reading Natsuyuki finale, Imouto ga Iru 10, Binbougami 11

Natsuyuki 10, Imouto ga Iru 9, Chocolate 9

The big line in Natsuyuki Rendezvous 10 comes at the end, where Rokka asks Shimao (still in Ryuusuke's body) where the Ryuusuke she fell in love with went. It's a nonsensical question because while Shimao told her that it had been him and not Ryuusuke for some of the events, he hasn't told her exactly … Continue reading Natsuyuki 10, Imouto ga Iru 9, Chocolate 9

SAO 9, Moyashimon 8, that sister thing 8

A solid episode of Sword Art Online. The big question is did they just finish a small story arc or is this part of a larger one? Never mind the biggest one. Kirito and Asuna get a look at the 75th level boss and, being the experienced warriors they are, run away and have lunch. … Continue reading SAO 9, Moyashimon 8, that sister thing 8

Natsuyuki 7 and two olympic refugees

Do I have to talk about Natsuyuki Rendezvous 7? Well, I'll say this. Shimao has completely screwed up the situation, but not in the way I expected. At the end he's given Rokka every indication that he's still around somehow, what with that ghostly appearance and the flower arrangements he left at the shop. Then … Continue reading Natsuyuki 7 and two olympic refugees

Short ones while because I’m ill: Chololate and Imouto 4, Polar Bear 17

Of course the day before a week's holiday I start to get sick ... Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! 4 surprised the hell out of me. We learn who the sister is! ... sort of. After Ikusu does some research she should have done from the beginning they determine that the sister is … Continue reading Short ones while because I’m ill: Chololate and Imouto 4, Polar Bear 17

Threes: Chocolate, that sister thing, Moyashimon II, and Space Bros pod episode 2589

Now that Yuuki has finally agreed to run for student council president, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate can get down to business, which in this case means a long, long scene where Mouri, the current president, lends his support and they talk strategy. It's livened up by the fact that Mouri is probably up to … Continue reading Threes: Chocolate, that sister thing, Moyashimon II, and Space Bros pod episode 2589

I zip through a number of episode twos of little value

Natsuyuki Rendezvous 2 leaves me a little worried. It looks for all the world that we're going to get twelve or however many episodes of the three unhappy people spinning their wheels. Shimao-kun will continue to interfere with Ryousuke's moves on Rokka, because he clings to her. Rokka will play around with the thought of … Continue reading I zip through a number of episode twos of little value