A lot of finales … and Polar Bear 13 because I thought that was ending too

I think I've seen every season-ender for my shows except Acchi Kocchi. Now I'm ready for the deluge! The big fight in the Moretsu Pirates finale is underwhelming, but in a different way than usual. A great start, though. We see the pirate fleet prepare and sync up. Marika and the crew are taken aback … Continue reading A lot of finales … and Polar Bear 13 because I thought that was ending too

Space Bros 13, Sankarea 11, Eureka Ao 10, Natsuiro 12, Polar Bear 12

Most of Space Brothers 13 was a question: Why are we spending billions of dollars sending people into space when we could devote the funds to something more worthwhile?" The three teams in their little environments are asked to write a rebuttal to a harsh TV critic, and while they do so we're presented with … Continue reading Space Bros 13, Sankarea 11, Eureka Ao 10, Natsuiro 12, Polar Bear 12

Tsuritama 9, Eureka Ao 9, Natsuiro 10, Kore wa Zombie finale, and Polar Bear 11

In Tsuritama 9 we get ... plot! Lots of plot. It starts with plot, it ends with plot, we have big armed forces plot, we have friendship plot, we have bro/sis plot. Really, what we get is everything the show has labored to develop finally coming to a head. Start at the beginning, we see … Continue reading Tsuritama 9, Eureka Ao 9, Natsuiro 10, Kore wa Zombie finale, and Polar Bear 11

Nines and an Eight: Natsuiro, Sankarea, Eureka Ao, Kore wa Zombie, Polar Bear

Natsuiro Kiseki 9 continues the story on the island in a rather sweet episode where, surprisingly, Yuka says the most important thing: some things you can't do anything about. This is contrasted by the behavior of Ko, the rude boy from last week who's actually a girl, who misses the doctor who practiced on the … Continue reading Nines and an Eight: Natsuiro, Sankarea, Eureka Ao, Kore wa Zombie, Polar Bear

Sevens and EIghts: Eureka Ao, Sankarea, Natsuiro, Kore wa Zombie, Polar Bear

Eureka Seven Ao 7 starts out in the worst way possible, then gets a lot better. First we have the attack on GenBleu headquarters by that smug asshole calling himself "Truth." I got what I expected. Truth going around blowing things up at will, guards running around helplessly, and more Truth blowing things up, smirking … Continue reading Sevens and EIghts: Eureka Ao, Sankarea, Natsuiro, Kore wa Zombie, Polar Bear

Lots of shows: AKB0048, Tsuritama, Natsuiro, Eureka Ao, Sankarea, Polar Bear

AKB0048 3 is just as insane as the first two, hurrah! It's going to be hard to talk about this episode without spoilers, and I'll do my best, but you are warned. Because for this episode the other side of future-idoling comes into play--the combat. The girls have reached the mothership and are immediately put … Continue reading Lots of shows: AKB0048, Tsuritama, Natsuiro, Eureka Ao, Sankarea, Polar Bear

Moretsu 18, and Accel, Natsuiro, Acchi 5

That's how you do it! Moretsu Pirates 18 is one of the best yet. We get a chase, lots of light shows, strategy meetings (though I noticed the ship stopped rocking about during that scene, what was up with that?), sneaky strategy, a bizarre twist, calm characters letting loose, and who cares if the ending … Continue reading Moretsu 18, and Accel, Natsuiro, Acchi 5

Eureka Ao 3, Kore wa Zombie 4, Natsuiro 4

Eureka Seven Ao 3 is mostly bickering between the Okinawans and other governments and organizations that want the IFO, which, Ao learns, was actually called a Nirvash. Meanwhile, Ao gets abducted and rescued and so conveniently gets to hear different sides of story. Not that it matters to him. The core of the episode is … Continue reading Eureka Ao 3, Kore wa Zombie 4, Natsuiro 4

Ozma finale, Space Bros 4, Moretsu 16, Natsuiro 3

Ozma's mini-epic comes to a close. The last episode had a cut feel to it. It was too short to convey all the cosmic stuff effectively, but since they didn't have the budget anyway, this comes as no surprise. Most of it could be predicted. Sam, Maya, and Mimay get "eaten" by Ozma (which we … Continue reading Ozma finale, Space Bros 4, Moretsu 16, Natsuiro 3