Your Lie in April finale, Yuri Kuma 10

Well, if Your Lie in April chose to go that route, I don't think they could have done a better job. But it still bothers me. Basically, Kaori's function in the show was to inspire Kousei, then die. It's a cheap way to produce emotions no matter how well it's done. And it reduces Kaori … Continue reading Your Lie in April finale, Yuri Kuma 10

Lie 21, KanColle 10

Your Lie in April 21, after the events at the end of #20, feels partly like a cheap shot. Yes, Kaori had an attack and was in intensive care for a while, and it was hit or miss. But she recovers enough that he and Kousei can spend a little time on the hospital roof … Continue reading Lie 21, KanColle 10

Kantai 6, Shirobako 18, Lie in April 17, Saekano 5

Kantai Collection 6, a silly filler episode about a curry contest, didn't bug me too much. Since there's a, er, fleet of characters to deal with it's nice to see how they react to each other. The trouble is, apart from people Kongou, who is not only taller but dresses differently than the others in … Continue reading Kantai 6, Shirobako 18, Lie in April 17, Saekano 5

Aldnoah 16-17, Lie in April 16, Durarara2 5

Aldnoah Zero 16 concentrates on two people. Slaine, of course, because he's arguably the main character now. And, of all people, Marito. Both stories are straightforward. Slaine, the new count of whatever Saazbaum was count of, and a mongrel and mangy cur to his fellow counts, is fully aware of the enemies he has now, … Continue reading Aldnoah 16-17, Lie in April 16, Durarara2 5