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

Tens: Kokoro, SAO, Moyashimon

After I learned about the ugly business involving the Kokoro Connect staff and a powerless voice actor I wondered how that would affect my viewing of the show from here on out. Turns out, not much, though the irony of it happening with a series about people being humiliated by a powerful force for shits … Continue reading Tens: Kokoro, SAO, Moyashimon

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

Sixes: Natsuyuki, Moyashimon, Binbougami

I have nothing concrete to say about Natsuyuki Rendezvous 6, instead all I have are questions. It's not fair play for Shimao to inhabit Ryuusuke's body and make moves on her in the first place, but is it really fair to present to Rokka a combination of the two? Rokka's falling faster for this dual … Continue reading Sixes: Natsuyuki, Moyashimon, Binbougami

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

Quick fours: Natsuyuki, Moyashimon, Binbougami

Natsuyuki Rendezvous 4, once again, has them getting absolutely nowhere, well, at least until the very end. Ryuusuke and Rokka go on a date to an amusement park where, as Ryusuuke says, he tries his best but doesn't get anywhere. Part of the date reminds Rokka of the time she and Shimao went to the … Continue reading Quick fours: Natsuyuki, Moyashimon, Binbougami

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

Twos: Chocolate, Moyashimon, Estetica, and one drop

I just can't figure Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate out. All that happens in episode 2 is Yuuki deciding not to run for school president, getting advice from the contrary from several people, and deciding to run after all. Oh, and he happens to run into a lot of cute girls. The former was pretty … Continue reading Twos: Chocolate, Moyashimon, Estetica, and one drop