I watch three Kotoura-Sans and one Space Brothers

Kotoura-san continues to threaten whiplash with its mood changes. While catching up and watching episodes 7-9 today it struck me that I've never seen a show that can turn on a dime like this one. Episode one, with its tragic first half and all-romcom second warned us early on. And even now, with a completely … Continue reading I watch three Kotoura-Sans and one Space Brothers

SpaceBros lightens up for a bit, ShinSekai doesn’t

Shin Sekai Yori 19 doesn't really answer any questions from last week but instead concentrates on upping the intensity level; no better way to do that than a haunted house. Saki and Satarou join the remnants of another group and go investigate a hospital where a friend is recuperating from an undisclosed ailment (hmm ... … Continue reading SpaceBros lightens up for a bit, ShinSekai doesn’t

Sukitte and Busters 9, Space Bros 35, and a Teekyuu screenshot

Sukitte Ii na yo 9 brings one story arc in for a soft landing and immediately revs the engines for the next one. Since the big crises mostly happened last episode there's not much to the first half. We start right off with Yamato telling Megumi he's giving up modeling. I could argue that maybe … Continue reading Sukitte and Busters 9, Space Bros 35, and a Teekyuu screenshot

Sukitte and Busters 6, Spacebros 32, and a Wooser screenshot

Sukitte Ii na yo 6 is interesting from a high school romance anime story because it invents an improbable and contrived conflict yet doesn't fall into any of the usual traps. We meet Megumi, a popular model who just happens to transfer to Mei and Yamato's school, funny how that happens. She sees Yamato and … Continue reading Sukitte and Busters 6, Spacebros 32, and a Wooser screenshot

Space Bros 31, SAO 18, Busters and shinki 5, and two of those really short shows

Space Brothers, being all about, you know, space and space exploration, pauses from any sort of plot development for an episode while Hibito gets launched. Which is as it should be. They've been leading to this from episode one. We see the launch from different perspectives and it's hard to say which one takes precedence. … Continue reading Space Bros 31, SAO 18, Busters and shinki 5, and two of those really short shows

Two ep28s and more twos

Sukitte li na yo 2 continues to give the shoujo romance tropes little twists to keep them fresh, though some of the storytelling effects that made episode one stand out are missing this time. What amazed me the most about this episode was how quickly Mei accepts new friends. Naturally, she's a little uncomfortable being … Continue reading Two ep28s and more twos