Occult Academy 13 – Finale

Give Occult Academy credit. They made the finale much more interesting than I thought they would. I was expecting a little cleanup, maybe somehow Maya meets her dad, maybe Uchida meets his younger self and makes peace with himself. I didn't expect the curveball they threw us. Good job! So it's a shame that it … Continue reading Occult Academy 13 – Finale

Occult Academy 12

This is what happens when a series with a definite, built-in crisis kills too many episodes with unimportant story arcs. They have to crowd all the important stuff into the final episode, or two. On the other hand this can lead to an episode like Occult Academy 12, full of chases, explosions, confrontations and crises. … Continue reading Occult Academy 12

Yumeiro 42, Occult Academy 5

In last episode's Yumeiro Patissiere Team Ichigo decided to make gelato for the Cake Grand Prix. This week they have to figure out how to make it actually taste good. So the first half goes. It's all business. They clean out the old kitchen, they work over recipes. They're helped by their landlady, dutifully tasting … Continue reading Yumeiro 42, Occult Academy 5

Yumeiro 41, Occult Academy 4

After last episode's splendid fairy abuse Yumeiro Patissiere 41 gets down to business. Time for the first round of the Grand Prix. First we get more introductions. Rick's team is introduced to Ichigo's, one by one, so you think they're all going to be important in some way, and indeed they're a interesting team. Most … Continue reading Yumeiro 41, Occult Academy 4