Summer 2013 #7: where I marathon the rest because I’m hopelessly behind.

Blood Lad turns out to be better than I had thought. From the picture I saw I thought it would be a bunch of stylish modern-day vampires, all smirking bishies of course, but instead we got a comedy about a boss in the demon world (Staz) who has a thing for Japanese pop culture (Eww!) … Continue reading Summer 2013 #7: where I marathon the rest because I’m hopelessly behind.

Some quick summaries before I go …

Since I have a bit of time, like another day or two, I can post some more. But my computer setup is more frustrating, so it's not going to be the usual routine. Kuragehime 8 moved Shuu's story along nicely, thanks to the greed of the chauffeur and a misdialed number. So not only is … Continue reading Some quick summaries before I go …

Three Eights: God Only Knows, Arakawa, Arterial

The World God Only Knows 8 is a silly filler episode in 3-4 parts which intertwine, but it doesn't work very well. In part one Elsie has quite rightly realized she's pretty useless and decides to counterattack by making Teima a delicious strawberry cake, using her own ingredients. I don't bake much, but I can … Continue reading Three Eights: God Only Knows, Arakawa, Arterial

Arakawa x 2 and God Only Knows 7

Once again, in Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, the show works better when Ric cooperates with the other bridge folk, rather than just reacting to them. On the other hand, this episode wasn't much anyway. Shiro and the Mayor have an argument over who will live longest, and so Ric's company brings in some … Continue reading Arakawa x 2 and God Only Knows 7

God Only Knows 5, Amagami 18, Arterial 5

The World God Only Knows 5 brings us Kanon, an idol singer, who, in an incredible coincidence, just happens to be in Keima and Elsie's class. Elsie and the rest of the school adore her. Keima couldn't care less, and in a long sequence involving Nazi-style rallies, makes it very clear why he prefers 2D … Continue reading God Only Knows 5, Amagami 18, Arterial 5