Twelves: Arakawa, Neko Overrun, two finales that really aren’t

There's one more episode, but Arakawa under the Bridge 12 was, I assume, the official climax. Even the prologue seemed more poetic and poignant this time around. The construction under the bridge crisis is halted, to the ignorance of the bridge denizens, who go about doing their typical weird things. Turns out Recruit didn't have … Continue reading Twelves: Arakawa, Neko Overrun, two finales that really aren’t

Heroman 12, Neko Overrun 11

The big event in Heroman 12 is that Joey's identity is revealed to NIA, and apparently next week he'll be a fugitive from justice, or at least the government. But the show spends most of its time on a more benign story: Joey and Lina's first date. It's both good and bad. Joey is worried … Continue reading Heroman 12, Neko Overrun 11

Yumeiro 33, Neko Overrun 10

Yumeiro Patissiere 33 concludes the battle between Team Ichigo and Team Natsuki, i.e. the tropical girls. It's a little odd because it's so straightforward, or maybe predictable is the name for it. Team Natsuki, a team with not only no animosity toward Ichigo (Just like the last group. Apparently all the classless teams were eliminated) … Continue reading Yumeiro 33, Neko Overrun 10

Maid-Sama 10, Neko Overrun 9, and predictability

Kaichou wa Maid-Sama 10 is completely predictable, yet as an episode it's okay. This time the show focuses on Misa's friend Sakura, who's in love with Kuuga, singer with a boy band who has been flirting with her onstage and outside the theatre. And now she's actually been invited to meet her idols for a … Continue reading Maid-Sama 10, Neko Overrun 9, and predictability

Five Leaves 6, Angel Beats 9, Neko Overrun 8

House of Five Leaves 6 continues with characters only explaining what they have to, and little if anything to Akitsu, but it's notable in that Akitsu actually does something. We carry on with the story of Senkichi, the man who asked the Elder for money last week. The blackmailer, Denshichi, won't leave him or his … Continue reading Five Leaves 6, Angel Beats 9, Neko Overrun 8

Arakawa 5, Giant Killing 6, Neko Overrun 5

Shows constructed of vignettes have a habit of dragging. One sketch doesn't work, which slows down the momentum for the next one. Soon I'm checking the time and wondering if it'll be over soon. Working! is like this, the same with Hidamari Sketch and Arakawa Under the Bridge. But sometimes everything seems to work, and … Continue reading Arakawa 5, Giant Killing 6, Neko Overrun 5

Some more fours: Neko Overrun, Working!!

Mayoi Neko Overrun 4 drops almost all pretense of story and, well, I'll let the screenshot set it up for me. Once there, naturally, Ieyasu sets off Chise's anti-peeking device and the boys are blasted, naked, into the mountains, where their adventures begin. Meanwhile the girls indulge in the usual hot spring activities and show … Continue reading Some more fours: Neko Overrun, Working!!

Threes: Giant Killing, B Gata H Kei, Neko Overrun

In Giant Killing 3 Tatsumi continues his unique style of managing, by apparently not managing at all. Leaving the players for “self-practice” the squad immediately breaks into factions and bickering, and we are introduced to some more of them. Kuroda is one of them. Now that Murakoshi is no longer captain he can't boss people … Continue reading Threes: Giant Killing, B Gata H Kei, Neko Overrun