Finales: Ping Pong, Wixoss, Nanana

It's an insult to other sports shows when I say Ping Pong is more than a sports show. But look at the final match. Sure we get some great action. We see Peco scoring a couple points and then Smile scoring one, but there are gaps in between these points while we watch the people … Continue reading Finales: Ping Pong, Wixoss, Nanana

Ping Pong 10, Wixoss 11, Nanana 10

I can't remember when I looked forward to an episode as much as Ping Pong 10. Happily, the episode did not disappoint. But it surprised me a little. The Peco/Kazama match could have wound up the other way and it would have made sense, maybe more sense than a guy with a bum let taking … Continue reading Ping Pong 10, Wixoss 11, Nanana 10

Ping Pong and Nanana 5, Nisekoi 18, Mahouka 6

Ping Pong 5 lowers the intensity a little, except for the dispatching of Sakuma, the guy who dispatched Peco in the tournament. The show seems to enjoy presenting players who are really good only to show how frail they are against people who are better than they are. Except for Kazama, who goes on to … Continue reading Ping Pong and Nanana 5, Nisekoi 18, Mahouka 6

The noitaminA shows (3) and Kanojo Flag 4 … Yes, I’m falling behind.

Let's start with the noitaminA shows ... Ping Pong 3 ... For Smile, two steps forward, one step back, I suppose. We're mostly at the regional tournament, all the players we've met so far, and they're all trash-talking and analyzing each other to death. Tsukimoto is there too, acting as nonchalant and diffident as ever, … Continue reading The noitaminA shows (3) and Kanojo Flag 4 … Yes, I’m falling behind.