No.6 went through the motions until the very end. It gave us the destruction of the wall, the “liberation” of the inhabitants (who, at the end, were walking like lemmings to the outside, even though they never showed us a single indication that most of them really wanted to know what was out there), and … Continue reading noitaminA finales: No.6, Usagi Drop
Not sure I like the ending of Steins;Gate. It makes perfect, logical sense, at least it seems to. I lost track of the endless returns in time to fix this thing or save that person long ago; it really boiled down to whether Okabe could rescue Kurisu, and in what messy way would his Master … Continue reading Steins;Gate finale, and other shows.
I should have posted this before my weekend from hell began and I got too busy (Labor Day Weekend? I wish. Weekends are my busiest time around here). Once again, while I write about these episodes, new ones appear. Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 9, sorry, partie neuf, continues with the little tea party as the … Continue reading Episode dump: Croisee, Natsume, Tiger/Bunny, etc.
Through another rough work week and a head cold, I watch on ... Mawaru Penguindrum 7 continues with the sad and desperate Ringo story arc, which only gets worse, and buries us with another truckload of visual quirks that either have profound meaning or are the workings of my cold-addled head, I can't tell anymore. … Continue reading Penguindrum 7, Natsume 8, Hanasaku 21
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
For the most part No.6 4 gives us more of the same, the same dystopia and the wretched hive of scum and villainy outside its walls. Rat is still a smug asshole. Sion is still the pure, helpless saint figure. And episode 4 gives us little more than some character background. In a show like … Continue reading Catching up with No.6
After three episodes of No. 6 it's partly what I feared. It's a not very original dystopia story with rebels who want to see it torn down. But I think the series is aware of this as well and is going to play with our expectations for a while. Rat is a complete bore, justifiably … Continue reading A few episodes I watched
Episode twos roll by, and it becomes a little easier to decide what and what not to watch. For instance, that show that left such an impact on me that when episode 2 came up I couldn't remember what had happened before, and I can't remember the title. … you know, that show with rabbits … Continue reading Sorting through episode twos
The bad news is that Uta no Prince Sama is a girly story about a young maiden who enters a prestigious performing arts school and is surrounded by good-looking boys who dote on her, and they're apparently all would-be idol singers, and they start the episode with a generic boy-group song. The good news is … Continue reading Uta no Prince Sama 1, No.6 1