noitaminA finales: No.6, Usagi Drop

No.6 went through the motions until the very end. It gave us the destruction of the wall, the “liberation” of the inhabitants (who, at the end, were walking like lemmings to the outside, even though they never showed us a single indication that most of them really wanted to know what was out there), and … Continue reading noitaminA finales: No.6, Usagi Drop

Episode dump, Natsume, Usagi Drop, too many others

Natsume Yuujinchou San 9 begins a two-parter, but it's clear that the underlying theme will again be friendship, the "Trust them" variation. Most interesting to me was the way Natsume and his friend Tanuma react to the situation. Natsume can interact with youkai and Tanuma can sort of see them, so there's nothing they have … Continue reading Episode dump, Natsume, Usagi Drop, too many others

Penguindrum 8, Usagi Drop 9, Dantalian 8

For a while I've been hoping that they would wrap up the Ringo story. Her quest, Project M or whatever, was growing more hopeless by the episode, and the farther Ringo takes it, the worse it would turn out. Besides, there's slingshot girl waiting in the wings. However Mawaru Penguindrum has shown no interest in … Continue reading Penguindrum 8, Usagi Drop 9, Dantalian 8

Episode catchup dump post

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 8 is another good episode, though it's a mystery to tired ol' me how the tension between Claude and Camille came about. All I know was that their little scene had so many secret meanings and unspoken facts going on that it tired me out just watching it. But it looks … Continue reading Episode catchup dump post

Usagi Drop, Hanusaka, Sacred Seven, Prince-Sama, Idolmaster–a mess of a post while I catch up

While I was too busy to write last week, I wasn't too busy to watch an episode or two and scribble notes, which I've hastily assembled here and dare to call a coherent blog post. Usagi Drop 4 and 5 manage to balance Daikichi's problems with the sheer cuteness of the situation. The big crises, … Continue reading Usagi Drop, Hanusaka, Sacred Seven, Prince-Sama, Idolmaster–a mess of a post while I catch up

Three new shows and an old one: Usagi Drop, Baka to Test, Penguindrum, Idolm@aster

Usagi Drop, the second NoitaminA show is about a bachelor who takes in an abaondoned waif to live with him. I suppose we'll get all sorts of episodes where the girl (Rin) does something a kid would do and Daikichi learns patience, responsibility, love, etc. I'm not a big fan of this story. But the … Continue reading Three new shows and an old one: Usagi Drop, Baka to Test, Penguindrum, Idolm@aster