Finales: Tari Tari, Lagrange

Sorry to say that Tari Tari's final episode was everything we expected and nothing more. But I expected that, too. After the morning prep scenes and rain-watching (I will always remember Miyamoto in her fish suit), we get the inevitable confrontation with the school board presidents and our plucky kids who just want to put … Continue reading Finales: Tari Tari, Lagrange

SAO 11, Space Bros 24, Tari Tari 12

Sword Art Online has a cute little story arc going. I thought this would be a silly honeymoon episode, but when we see the happy couple they've already been relaxing for a few days. A nice new house in the woods, some domesticity, getting used to living together, but apparently not sleeping together. Other than … Continue reading SAO 11, Space Bros 24, Tari Tari 12

Tari Tari 11, Space Bros 23, Binbougami 10

Like in every other episode of Tari Tari, episode 11's big events are mixed almost evenly with the rest of the side stories and quick looks at characters. Well, that's an exaggeration. There's nothing bigger than the school being closed down (after the remaining students have graduated) and turned into condominiums, but if there's a … Continue reading Tari Tari 11, Space Bros 23, Binbougami 10

Space Bros 22, Kokoro 9, Tari Tari 10

Man, Space Brothers knows how to tease. We knew last week that Mutta wasn't selected, but they managed to go through that entire episode before we learned who did make it. Not to mention the show's off-week, we waited a long time. And though we knew that JAXA would chose additional candidates at their discretion, … Continue reading Space Bros 22, Kokoro 9, Tari Tari 10

Four shows, written on the fly, not worth reading …

My posts might be like this for the next couple of days, if I post at all. If someone says too much they can usually apologize for it and say they let their anger get the better of them, or that was the beer talking, something like that. But that only excuses their saying the … Continue reading Four shows, written on the fly, not worth reading …

Kokoro 6, Tari Tari 7, Bananas have increased 7

In Kokoro Connect 6, Dung Beetle, er, Balloon Vine has apparently gotten bored with the body switching and has something even nastier set up for our poor victims. With the body switching, at least the kids were aware of what was going on and deal with the problem rationally, but now that their bodies "act … Continue reading Kokoro 6, Tari Tari 7, Bananas have increased 7

Lagrange 17, Tari Tari 6, Hyouka 16

Rinne no Lagrange 17 (or whatever) feels like the episode before a season-ending finale. We got the ship falling apart, Madoka and Yurikano having a fistfight, the other girls doing espionage, those three former bad guys rushing there in their Vox, and the girls' own Voxes have taken off with no pilots. We even had … Continue reading Lagrange 17, Tari Tari 6, Hyouka 16

Kokoro 4, Tari Tari 5, Electricity has declined 5, Joshiraku 3

Kokoro Connect 4 manages to salvage a dreary episode with something unexpected. After Inaba has told Taichi that she can't trust anyone, she was born that way, etc., he gets her to say this to the rest of the gang, and gets humorous variations on the theme that basically say "What's the big deal?" Aoki's … Continue reading Kokoro 4, Tari Tari 5, Electricity has declined 5, Joshiraku 3

Catching up … Hyouka 14, Tari Tari 4, SOA 3, Manga has Declined 4

Mystery? Hyouka doesn't need a mystery to be good. Oh, there's a mystery all right, the missing Go stones, the tarot card, and this week the ladle that nearly cost the Classics club the cooking contest title. Up until now it hasn't gotten anyone's interest except Satoshi's; you can tell by his grin that he … Continue reading Catching up … Hyouka 14, Tari Tari 4, SOA 3, Manga has Declined 4