Finales: Seakano Flat, Uchouten Kazoku … also Re:Creators 12

It's been a week, so it's time to quickly put Saekano Flat to rest ... The first half is Tomoya and Kato's date, which is not really a date because in spite of all the shopping scenes, hand-holding, and revived fond memories, there is no romance here. It's partly to cheer up Tomoya, of course, … Continue reading Finales: Seakano Flat, Uchouten Kazoku … also Re:Creators 12

Re:Creators 11, Saekano Flat 10

Re:Creators 11 is basically three scenes of talk, but after all the battling recently I think we were due for one. With Selesia and Meteora out of danger (they heal really fast it seems) Takashi and Selesia have a little talk. It's not terribly important in terms of the story, but it helps strengthen the … Continue reading Re:Creators 11, Saekano Flat 10

Sakura Quest 10, Saekano2 9, Re:Creators 10

The man climbing out of the pod during the thunderstorm in Sakura Quest 10 no doubt has a mundane and slightly funny explanation, but it came as a surprise at the end of a typical episode, where once again little bits here and there are thrown together to make a not supernatural at all story. … Continue reading Sakura Quest 10, Saekano2 9, Re:Creators 10

Re:Creators, Uchouten Kazoku 7, Sakura Quest 8, Saekano2 7

In Re:Creators 7 it looks like Souta was the one who created military arms girl, or should I say, Altair, but we can't be sure. He says "Altair is my ..." but stops himself. He might have gone on to say "My friend's creation." We still don't know who the pigtailed girl is. On the … Continue reading Re:Creators, Uchouten Kazoku 7, Sakura Quest 8, Saekano2 7

Saekano2 4, Hinako, Re:Creators and Kazoku 5

Saekano Flat 4 has Utaha's expected rage over Tomoya's rejection of both her endings, and then tears. What I liked about it is that Tomoya doesn't back down. He has solid, clear reasons why her stories won't work--they're too wordy, novelistic, and because he's so obsessed about the game, he's not about to let the … Continue reading Saekano2 4, Hinako, Re:Creators and Kazoku 5

Catching up with Re:Creators and Saekano2

Three episodes in, Re:Creators hasn't has bobbled the ball a little, but hasn't dropped it. If there's a problem right now it's that everyone is too busy speculating on why these fictional characters are arriving on our world, or they're reacting to the "real" experience here, like coffee. Meteora is doing most of the speculating, … Continue reading Catching up with Re:Creators and Saekano2

New shows Spring 2017 5, the last

Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii Desuka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desuka? ... what a title. Anyway, we have a woman talking about how happy she was that someone loved her while we watch a sky battle and people plunging to earth. Cut to a generic fantasy village where everyone's an animal, except for a girl chasing a … Continue reading New shows Spring 2017 5, the last

Shirobako finale … oh, and Saekano’s too

Did you really think they would fail? While the big emotional punch came last week, there was still plenty to cheer and get weepy about in the Shirobako finale. And there was plenty of time to create tension over finishing Third Aerial Girls Squad in time. We've seen the characters scrambling and working their butts … Continue reading Shirobako finale … oh, and Saekano’s too