Finales: Darker than Black, Seitokai no Ichizon, Sacred Blacksmith

I was hoping for something epic in at least one of these final episodes, and Darker came close, but ... Poking around the intertubes to see who had a better understanding of what the hell happened in the Darker than Black finale I found most people are just as bewildered as I am. That's sort … Continue reading Finales: Darker than Black, Seitokai no Ichizon, Sacred Blacksmith

Blacksmith 11, Railgun 12

The Sacred Blacksmith 11 clears up what happened to Luke that time when Lisa was killed by Valbanill. It happens because Cecily interferes with Empire affairs. She gets off on the wrong foot by going after Siegfried, who is the “Man in Black,” though no one believes her. Dragged into the meeting for reasons I … Continue reading Blacksmith 11, Railgun 12

Finishing Up Episode Tens: Blacksmith, Sasameki

The Sacred Blacksmith 10 sorta kinda explains most of the mysteries left in this show, but I admit I'm still confused. We learn why the old crazy knight keeps referring to Elsa when Elsa's right there, well, no it actually doesn't. What we get are a lot of exposition scenes about destinies and the true … Continue reading Finishing Up Episode Tens: Blacksmith, Sasameki

Nines: Blacksmith, Letter Bee, 11Eyes

Not one, but two painful flashbacks in Sacred Blacksmith 9. But the ep starts cute, with Cecily forced out in girl-clothing to see Luke, while Luke wonders what gift he should give “her.” Some nice misdirection here when we learn that the gift is actually for Lisa Oakwood, the girl he couldn't protect, who died … Continue reading Nines: Blacksmith, Letter Bee, 11Eyes

Cross Game 34, Blacksmith 8, Trapeze 7

Cross Game 34 takes place around New Year's, the off-season, but the boys (and one girl) have little else on their mind but baseball. Three of them go to a shrine to pray for the team. Azuma goes home but returns early because of boredom. Aoba plays around in the batting cage. Azuma tries to … Continue reading Cross Game 34, Blacksmith 8, Trapeze 7

Blacksmith 6, Railgun 7, Sasameki 6

After an uneventful ep5, Sacred Blacksmith 6 tosses us right into a fight with no explanation. Just three girls going after Cecily, or rather, her sword Aria. Be fair, she bravely fights back and gets some good shots in, it's three against one, and they all have demon swords. So does Princess Charlotte, their boss, … Continue reading Blacksmith 6, Railgun 7, Sasameki 6