Episode dump with some finales: Natsume, Memo-Chou, etc

Dantalian no Shoka provides us with a flashback episode as we go back to WWI and Huey's experiences there. But Huey is not the center of this story; that belongs to his friend, then enemy, Ilas. It's a typical episode for this series, beautiful to look at with occasional stunning animation and images, tied to … Continue reading Episode dump with some finales: Natsume, Memo-Chou, etc

Episode dump with a couple of finales

The Ikoku Meiro no Croisée finale has another Yune/Claude conflict, Yune trying to track down a nonexistent cat (though the bell sound, ever explained, was a nice touch), a crisis, and we finally learn enough about Claude's grump of a father to learn why Claude's a grump himself. Not for the first time, Yune becomes … Continue reading Episode dump with a couple of finales

Episode catchup dump post

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 8 is another good episode, though it's a mystery to tired ol' me how the tension between Claude and Camille came about. All I know was that their little scene had so many secret meanings and unspoken facts going on that it tired me out just watching it. But it looks … Continue reading Episode catchup dump post

Natsume Yuujinchou 6-7 and other, mostly lesser shows

Natsume Yuujinchou San 6 and 7 gives us a two-parter, and a departure from the show's mood we've seen thus far, at least this season. The mood is darker than usual, and unlike most episodes, the greatest threat comes not from youkai, but from humans who are connected in some way to them. Natsume discovers … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou 6-7 and other, mostly lesser shows

A few more things I watched before I stop watching for a few days

Because I can, I will tell you some more of the things I've been watching before I take an actual vacation ... Idolm@ster 3 splits the story between the girls' performance in the sticks, and Yukiho's fear of men and dogs. The sticks part works all right. The girls adapt and help out in ways … Continue reading A few more things I watched before I stop watching for a few days

I stumble through some more early episodes.

Idolm@ster 2, just like 1, isn't as bad as I feared. It's not good, either. It's not a show I'd recommend to someone I'd actually like to have a conversation with. It's often inane and it gives an overly-nice view of the idol business, but they do just enough to keep the episode from wallowing … Continue reading I stumble through some more early episodes.

Two shows I expect not to like: Nekogami Yaoyorozu, Manyuu Hikenchou

Nekogami Yaoyorozu has nothing that stands out, no reason to watch it, but I think I will anyway. I think it's cute. Even through the OP I was thinking to myself, “Hey, that's kind of cute.” And it's strange. I've seen these sort of character designs before. None of them really stood out as especially … Continue reading Two shows I expect not to like: Nekogami Yaoyorozu, Manyuu Hikenchou