Letter Bee 24, Ookami’s silly finale, and Hidamari Sketch 11

Letter Bee 24 had the potential to be quite an exciting episode, but, well … It starts off just fine, with Zazie making his surprise appearance and rescuing Lag, but then they flash back as to why he followed, sort of. Zazie likes to kill gaichuu, but says “I had intended to meet you coming … Continue reading Letter Bee 24, Ookami’s silly finale, and Hidamari Sketch 11

Ookami 11, Baka to Test 11, Hanamaru 10

Ookami Kakushi's story ended with episode 11, but there's still one to go. Probably some silly filler thing. So, after all this time, I never figured out the situation. Gods and fallen gods, wolf princesses wearing white, it all became a dull blur in my mind. But at least this time they were able to … Continue reading Ookami 11, Baka to Test 11, Hanamaru 10

Kimi ni Todoke22, Durarara 10, Ookami 10

Kimi ni Todoke 22 shows us Sawako's biggest weakness: the fear of hurting or disappointing people, even when she's perfectly justified in doing so. But it's a Christmas episode, so it's all happy in the end. Really, a Christmas-themed episode in March is just the wrong time. By now I'm thoroughly sick of anything having … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke22, Durarara 10, Ookami 10

Ookami 9, Railgun 22, Baka to Test 9

Ookami Kakushi 9 reveals more of the towns secrets to Hiroshi and us, mainly through exposition, and I'm still not sure how wolves fit into this whole thing. I'm also not sure about gods, and the fallen, as Nemeru says he's one or the other. The important thing is that gods, or fallen, give off … Continue reading Ookami 9, Railgun 22, Baka to Test 9

Ookami 8, Cross Game 46, Hanamaru 6

Ookami Kakushi 8 continues to answer a questions only to raise a couple more. We learn that the hospital is trying to develop a vaccine for the curse, and they want Sakaki to help, but he's got his own agenda, basically revenge for the killing of Miera, I believe, but isn't it really Kaori who … Continue reading Ookami 8, Cross Game 46, Hanamaru 6

Ookami 6, Kimi ni Todoke 18, Yumeiro 17

With Ookami Kakushi 6, it's become clear that the hassaku the town grows has some sort of control over people who are afflicted with some sort of supernatural disease, but it's a bad crop this year. There's a drug that might help, but there's intrigue there that hasn't been revealed yet. In terms of the … Continue reading Ookami 6, Kimi ni Todoke 18, Yumeiro 17

Cross Game 43, Ookami 5, Kimi ni Todoke 17

Last episode Cross Game was all about turning back to the game, but ep43 sputters a bit along the way. Oh, they play a game and watch another, but the shifts in scene and the minor details they always throw in were more annoying this time. Even the weekly Nomo moment felt off. Or maybe … Continue reading Cross Game 43, Ookami 5, Kimi ni Todoke 17

Kimi ni Todoke 16, Baka to Test 4, Ookami Kakushi 4

Kimi ni Todoke 16 is a flashback episode, so there's very little to say about it. Nice to have everything summarized, I guess, and it's a good way to flash through some of the bigger scenes, and to catch some early, spooky, “Sadako” moments. But who the hell are these guys? Well, we sort of … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke 16, Baka to Test 4, Ookami Kakushi 4

Cross Game 41, Ladies vs. Butlers is gone, Ookami Kakushi 3

I never thought I'd say it, but Cross Game has been dithering around too much recently, especially when it comes to the whole Kou/Aoba/Akane/Azuma situation (Rearrange those as you see fit). I know this show is rarely straightforward, and we get everything, as usual, through side glances and symbolism, but there's under a season left … Continue reading Cross Game 41, Ladies vs. Butlers is gone, Ookami Kakushi 3