Chuunibyou 1, Horizon finale, Wooser 1

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! is off to a promising start. Not surprising with its pedigree. We got Yuuta, entering high school, wanting to put all of his 8th grade syndrome fantasies behind him, especially this dark flame master stuff he obsessed about. He's boxing up all that old crap when a mysterious girl appears … Continue reading Chuunibyou 1, Horizon finale, Wooser 1

Horizon 25, Polar Bear 26, SKET-Dance finale

It's frankly impossible to describe what happens in Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II 25. It's almost nothing but battling and more battling. Perhaps the highlight was when the Musashi crew grows despondent and Chancellor Toori, still naked, offers to come over and console them. Be fair, Toori proceeds to give a good rallying speech, and … Continue reading Horizon 25, Polar Bear 26, SKET-Dance finale

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.

Lagrange 22, Yuru Yuri II 11, Horizon II 23

Rinne no Lagrange 22 brings all its strengths together and produces a huge episode. Not its greatest, but damn close. If there's a flaw to the series it's that the events sometimes get so cosmic that we lose our connection to it. That's because the show is centered around and grounded by Madoka, a Kamagawa … Continue reading Lagrange 22, Yuru Yuri II 11, Horizon II 23

Horizon II 22 or something, Yuru Yuri II 10, Polar Bear I 23

As usual with Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II, I spend more time trying to figure out who the hell everyone is and what their relationship is with everyone else than I do following the story. This time we pay a lot of attention to Chancellor Segundo, who is leading the Armada against Musashi in what … Continue reading Horizon II 22 or something, Yuru Yuri II 10, Polar Bear I 23

Horizon II 22, Joshiraku7, Penguin, er, Polar Bear 22

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II 21 nearly buried me alive with talk. I swear, it's all action or all talk with this show. No in-betweens. First we have Innocentius and Tachibana barging in on the high-level negotiations and asking why they're fine with killing Double Bloody Mary when they fought to save Horizon. I could … Continue reading Horizon II 22, Joshiraku7, Penguin, er, Polar Bear 22

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

Those silly shows again

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 19 finishes up its story arc, I think. Well, at least the five duels were concluded and interrupted. First we get a history lesson from Master Scarred (cloak-girl) about how Catherine, Anne and Henry VIII all got whisked off by fairies at some points in their lives, which is linked somehow … Continue reading Those silly shows again

Lots of shows, most of them silly, or at least surreal

Hatsuyuki Rendezvous 5 livens things up with some surrealism. I had dreaded this moment when Shimao used Ryuusuke's body; it was almost as troublesome as I had feared. Shimao gets a pass for fumbling around in this new body of his by the fact that he had been drinking, but you wonder what was going … Continue reading Lots of shows, most of them silly, or at least surreal