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

Seitokai 11, Trapeze 10

Because of its lack of plot and predilection towards quick, meaningless gags, sometimes it's hard to find anything to say about Seitokai no Ichizon. Ironically the girls in episode eleven have a hard time thinking up anything, too, because Ken is out with a fever. But they somehow manage get through an afternoon of silly … Continue reading Seitokai 11, Trapeze 10

I Quarrel with Letter Bee 10, Seitokai 10 and Trapeze 9

For those of you who were tired of backstory in the last episode, Letter Bee 10 is mostly backstory again, even with it being Lag's first official day on the job. Aria tells us what happened, let's see, 12 years ago on day 311 or something like that, when the artificial sun that puts the … Continue reading I Quarrel with Letter Bee 10, Seitokai 10 and Trapeze 9

Seitokai no Ichizon 9, Kimi ni Todoke 9, Trapeze 8

I suppose I shouldn't have watched any anime yesterday after seeing Kiki's Delivery Service for the first time. Anything else is bound to be a letdown. So I chose Seitokai no Ichizon 9 in hopes that its fast delivery and silly, referential humor would provide at least a change of pace. It pretty much succeeded. … Continue reading Seitokai no Ichizon 9, Kimi ni Todoke 9, Trapeze 8

Episode 8’s: Yumeiro, Letter Bee, Seitokai no Ichizon

After a pointless scene where Ichigo is ditched by the mean girls in the other class Yumeiro Patissiere 8 introduces two new characters. One is the school president Tennouji, the envy of the school, and may I say, isn't there another student in the school besides Ichigo and her friends who don't have some ulterior … Continue reading Episode 8’s: Yumeiro, Letter Bee, Seitokai no Ichizon

Darker than Black 6, Seitokai no Ichizon 7, Letter Bee 7

Last night I started to watch Darker than Black episode 7, only to get confused. Wait, wasn't there an ambush going on? What happened to the thingamabob everyone is after … Then I realized I hadn't seen ep 6 … Well, that's taken care of now. Quite an interesting episode. First there's chasing down the … Continue reading Darker than Black 6, Seitokai no Ichizon 7, Letter Bee 7

Seikokai no Ichizon 5, Cross Game 30

You can't really say Seitokai no Ichizon is in a development stage because there's nothing to develop. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh have similar structures, in which the characters interact in certain situations but there's no plot to advance. (By the way, I just finished the first volume … Continue reading Seikokai no Ichizon 5, Cross Game 30

Trapeze 2, Fairy tail 3, Seitokai no Ichizon 4

Trapeze 2 concerns Taguchi, a man who, thanks to a bizarre accident (There's little in this series which isn't bizarre) develops a permanent erection. They send him to Irabu, the shrink, and his hot nurse, who gives him a shot of vitamins. But like last week the main problem is something the patient has to … Continue reading Trapeze 2, Fairy tail 3, Seitokai no Ichizon 4

Kobato 3, Seitokai no Ichizon 3

The mended-heart-of-the-week of this instalment of Kobato was mildly interesting. Schoolgirl Mutsumi constantly argues with this one boy, so we know immediately that she likes him. When Kobato manages to get them to share an umbrella she goes back from being heartbroken to happy. (If only all school crushes ended this easily) Whereupon she immediately … Continue reading Kobato 3, Seitokai no Ichizon 3