Three finales: Last Exile Fam, Inu x Boku ss, High School Boys

I'm getting tired of writing farewells to series. Today I must write a couple more. Starting with Last Exile - Fam, the Silver Wing. Let's start with the big crisis. Luscinia has Sara in the center of the big white exile, everyone else is either trying to get to them, trying to destroy the exile … Continue reading Three finales: Last Exile Fam, Inu x Boku ss, High School Boys

Last Exile 20 (22?), BRS 8, Amagami+ 12, Inu x Boku 11

Last Exile 20 (or 22) overcomes the problems the show has developed by giving us terrific action. We've pretty much had our moral issues discussed. It's time for the fighting! Okay, though this show has been something of a letdown with its clumsy storytelling (and that happens in this episode as well), it's handled the … Continue reading Last Exile 20 (22?), BRS 8, Amagami+ 12, Inu x Boku 11

Some near-finales for you: Natsu, Ano Natsu, Last Exile Fam

We're getting a lot of pre-finale cliffhangers this week, a lot of characters in crises of various kinds, some of more interesting than others. We start with Natsume Yuujinchou Shi, where our boy heads to his first home, but before he gets there he's assailed by youkai and memories of the past. The two work … Continue reading Some near-finales for you: Natsu, Ano Natsu, Last Exile Fam

Natsume 11, Last Exile Fam 20 (I think), Moretsu 10

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi 11 is the beginning of a two-parter that doesn't feel like one. Natsume learns that the house he first lived in is going to be sold. It has happy memories for him, about the only ones he had until he moved to where he is now, so he has struggled to forget … Continue reading Natsume 11, Last Exile Fam 20 (I think), Moretsu 10

BRS 4, Last Exile Fam 17, Moretsu Pirates 8

As I see it, the fighting world in Black Rock Shooter is a reflection of what's going on, a muddled reflection, sure, but nothing happens in that world that isn't started in the real world. In the real world we got a lot of teen angst which is interesting only in that the girls are … Continue reading BRS 4, Last Exile Fam 17, Moretsu Pirates 8

Last Exile Fam 15, Amagami and HS Boys 5

After the wild events of the past two weeks of Last Exile - Fam everyone is content to get their affairs in order or become turncoats. It's also a way for us to see the current political, military, and exile-ly status of the principals. Most important, it's where where little Sara Augusta is finally convinced … Continue reading Last Exile Fam 15, Amagami and HS Boys 5

Last Exile Fam 13-14, Another 3, Listen to Papa 3

Last Exile - Fam 13 boils down to a battle where one side whips out a new weapon, the other side whips out a cooler weapon, and over and over until they're throwing exiles at each other. It's simplistic, but in spite of the show's remarkable animation and art, not to mention the odd backstory, … Continue reading Last Exile Fam 13-14, Another 3, Listen to Papa 3

Last Exile Fam 13, High School Boys 2, Papa no Iukoto 2

It's been so long since I've seen Last Exile - Fam do a current episode that I'd forgotten what the hell was going on. Bad guys attacking the Silvius is all I know. I don't remember how Fam, Giselle and Millia wound up in the hands of Dian, the Glacies pilot they had helped before. … Continue reading Last Exile Fam 13, High School Boys 2, Papa no Iukoto 2

Back to ongoing shows: Chihayafuru 14, Last Exile Fam 12, Bakuman II 14

Now that I've survived the crush of new shows, it's time to look at three that have been on awhile. In Chihayafuru 14, Arata has promised Chihaya that they'll play again, which means it would be in a tournament, but not this one. He's gone just as quickly as he left. The only reason he … Continue reading Back to ongoing shows: Chihayafuru 14, Last Exile Fam 12, Bakuman II 14