Happy Holidays everyone! I had a great Christmas, I hope you had the same. Now it back to work. Today we say goodbye to three series and start to wrap up another season. Damn, this has been a good year. UN-GO came and went, delivering either a mystery that I didn't have the wits or … Continue reading Finales: UN-GO, iDOLM@STER, Ben-To
iDOLM@STER 23 continues the Haruka story, rather, it's her turn to wander off in a funk and think things out while everyone else worries about her. It's practically a mirror image of Chihaya's crisis, though this one has no ridiculous bad guys behind it or painful past to overcome (but she does sit around at … Continue reading Episode dump; iDOLM@STER 23, UN-GO 10, BakumanII 12, Ben-To 11, Tamayura 11
And I thought that the last episode of Last Exile - Fam had some exciting scenes. Episode 8 is even better. As you remember, the bad guys, led by a not-impulsive older guy aboard their flagship Anshar, have tailed Fam to the Silvius and are demanding they hand over Millia. There's a brief discussion. Millia … Continue reading Last Exile Fam 8, Tamamura 9, UN-GO 8
Mawaru Penguindrum 21 is comparatively light on new metaphors, but they make up for it with plot developments which are just as weird. By the end, the Takakura "sibling's" "family" is shown to be as flimsy as the gaily-colored house they live in. There's a reporter snooping around who's discovered that Kanba is getting Himari's … Continue reading Penguindrum 21, UN-GO 7, two iDOLM@STERS and Horizon … oh, who cares?
Guilty Crown 4-5 brings us Shu's indecision between following a repressive regime who thinks it's saving the world from evil viruses, and the rebels headed by a megamaniacal handsome guy who everyone claims is wonderful. He wonders if he's just jealous because of Gai's charisma and the fact that everyone follows him blindly and tells … Continue reading Episode dump: Guilty Crown, UN-GO, Kimi to Boku, etc etc etc
UN-GO 4 had a satisfying end to the Kazamori story, and a typical reaction from me when I watch a mystery: I follow right along until there's a moment I get distracted by something I forgot, and it's downhill from there. People say things, point at each other, other characters show up and I don't … Continue reading UN-GO 4, Tomodachi 5, iDOLM@STER 18, Tamayura 4
Damn, I'm falling behind. I have two Ben-to's to watch, two Working'!!'s, god knows what else. This always happens this time of the season, before I get serious about cutting shows. In a way, Chihayafuru 4 ends much the same way that 3 did, with Chihaya gloriously happy for a minute or two until the … Continue reading Chihayafuru 4, Tamayura 3, UN-GO 3