Finales: Rokka, Gate, Shimoneta, Teekyuu5

Rokka no Yuusha ends, for now, but not without a big belly laugh at our expense. As for who the fake brave was:  I KNEW IT!  I KNEW IT ALL ALONG!  I KNEW IT EVEN BEFORE THE SHOW HAD STARTED!  I KNEW IT BEFORE THE BOOKS WERE EVEN WRITTEN!  I AM A GENIUS! ...  Okay … Continue reading Finales: Rokka, Gate, Shimoneta, Teekyuu5

Rokka, Gate, and Charlotte 11

In Rokka no Yuusha 11, the bad news is they're still at that damn temple.  The good news is we might actually be close to moving on. Nachetania, now a little crazy, tries to kill Adlet.  Then Maura and Goldof join in, with Flamie on the other side, and we get a nice-looking fight scene.  … Continue reading Rokka, Gate, and Charlotte 11

Eights: Charlotte, Rokka, Shimoneta, Jitsu wa

After an episode where they kill off Yuu's cute kid sister and one of Yuu descending into the depths of despair, remorse, rage, etc, Charlotte 8 tries to make it up to us by giving us a bit of a healing episode.  Yuu happens to meet Sala, the lead singer of ZHIEND.  Stupid coinkidinks aside, … Continue reading Eights: Charlotte, Rokka, Shimoneta, Jitsu wa

CC, Rokka and Shimoneta 7, Teekyuu 55

I'm starting to get things mixed up in Classroom Crisis.  Or I'm not paying enough attention.  First, A-TEC feeds Angelina and Iris the information they need to sneak into the hijacked spacecraft's cockpit and gives them a flight plan.  The stupid pilot interferes, Iris has a traumatic flashback and faints, no one is operating the … Continue reading CC, Rokka and Shimoneta 7, Teekyuu 55

Rokka, CC, and Shimoneta 6

Rokka no Yuusha 6 doesn't really go anywhere.  Adlet and the others are still trapped there, and they've all pretty much decided that he's the fake brave, and so must be evil.  Only the princess disagrees but no one much listens to her anyway.  We spend a few minutes watching Adlet invent possible scenarios that … Continue reading Rokka, CC, and Shimoneta 6

4-5s, Charlotte, Rokka, Shimoneta, and Teekyu 52-3

I think I might be in a permanent catchup mode.  Sorry about that. Charlotte 4 is a throwaway episode, I hope.  The gang go and stop a pitcher from a nearby high school team to stop using telekinesis on his pitches.  Though I was briefly misled by the idea that the catcher was actually the … Continue reading 4-5s, Charlotte, Rokka, Shimoneta, and Teekyu 52-3

Twos and threes: Charlotte, Shimoneta, Rokka

(watching these episodes on separate days, so there's not much connection between the episode reports) Charlotte 2 doesn't tell us a lot we didn't already know.  We get some of Nao's backstory, how her brother was turned into a lunatic by the experiments the government did on him, and that she escaped.  I can understand … Continue reading Twos and threes: Charlotte, Shimoneta, Rokka

New Summer 2015 #3

PA Works is one of my favorite studios.  Their shows look great, with great direction, and their attention to detail is one of the best around.  But they often get meandering, slightly self-indulgent material to work with and they had fallen into a rut, until, well, you know.  So now we see their latest: Charlotte.  … Continue reading New Summer 2015 #3