La Storia della Arcana Famiglia brings us to the island of Regalo and the "family" who runs the place. We start with one of those nameless villains whose villainy brings out all the characters to defeat him and introduce themselves to the viewer. Thus introduced to a boatload of young men and one feisty girl … Continue reading New shows, old shows and more finales
Lupin III - Mine Fujiko to lu Onna has an effective but underwhelming finale. (some spoilers here ...) Two reasons for this. The first was the big mystery itself. Instead of getting what we expected, we get additional characters and a story even more convoluted. It was great to look at; I loved the elaborate … Continue reading Finales: Fujiko, Nyaruko … also more bread.
Finally, Tasogare Otome x Amunesia gets around to doing something they should have done episodes ago. I've been complaining about how Yuuko won't be whole and healthy again (if you can call a ghost healthy) until she accepts Shadow Yuuko, with all the painful memories and ugly thoughts that come with her, so why don't … Continue reading Amnesia and Kimi to Boku 12, Bread 10, Nyaruko 11
I'm beginning to think that what we see in Hyouka is what we get. If they were going to dive any deeper into the characters or work on a more "important" mystery they would have done so by now. They literature club mystery is the as ambitious as they're going to get. Houtarou would probably … Continue reading Hyouka 8, Shining Bread 9, Acchi 10
It was clear two episodes ago in Tasogore Otome no Amunesia that the Shadow Yuuko was not going to go away. Unfortunately, Teiichi and Kirie haven't figured it out yet and Yuuko's in denial. So when Shadow Yuuko returns we get a lot of running away and trying to escape, first Yuuko alone, then with … Continue reading Amnesia 9, Naruko 9, Shining Bread 8
A hell of a lot of fun in Moretsu Pirates 21, one of those episodes where a lot of things could happen and they do--all at once. First they have to set it all up. Hakou's dinghy team arrives to the obvious fear and consternation of the other participants and the Chairwoman, who remembers all … Continue reading Moretsu 21, Spacebros 9, AKB0048 5, Shining Bread 7
The nasty black thing in Tasogare Otome x Amunesia is revealed. Episode 7's telling is messy, the idea not original, but it's effective nonetheless. In order to lull us, the show ignores Kirie's encounter with the nasty thing last week and devotes several moments to Yuuko's delightful side, a mock exorcism, messing with Teiichi during … Continue reading Amnesia 7, Shining Bread 6, Acchi 7