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

Shirobako 23, Kancolle 11, Saekano 10

You know, after Shirobako 22 aired last week, it occurred to me that if they're going to redo the last episode of Third Aerial Girls Squad, that means re-recording, and that might mean Shizuka might be called in. The girls' dream was to all work together on a professional production, right? I am so glad … Continue reading Shirobako 23, Kancolle 11, Saekano 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

Shirobako 17, Koufuku 3-4, Kancolle 5, Saekano 4

Shirobako 17 is another good episode, well, they haven't done an episode below "good," so that's a given, but I'm trying to figure out what the point of it is. The main story arc gives way to a smaller crisis this week, as Musani is ordered by that asshole agent to make a PV to … Continue reading Shirobako 17, Koufuku 3-4, Kancolle 5, Saekano 4

Shirobako 15-16, Lie in April 14-15, KanColle 4

One of the traps Shirobako had set episodes ago was that Third Aerial Girls Squad's author's agent saying "It's all good, see you later" every time Seiichi or someone else had a question. I KNEW that sooner or later the unseen manga author would step in and say "Do it again." Good thing it came … Continue reading Shirobako 15-16, Lie in April 14-15, KanColle 4

Catching up with Lie in April and Shirobako

At the beginning of Your Lie in April, Kousei, grumbling over Kaori's choice of Kreisler's "Love's sorrow" for their gala piece, notes that Rachmaninoff had arranged it for solo piano, I should have guessed what would happen. He's grumbling about the piece because it reeks of his mother. He would lie asleep under the piano … Continue reading Catching up with Lie in April and Shirobako