SAO 14, Space Bros 27, Onii-Chan-long-name 1, Bakuman 3 1

A rather unexpected conclusion in Sword Art Online latest arc, to say the least. "Fuck it! Let's just go to the ending!" Except it isn't. We're all ready to watch our heroes continue their struggle against the giant centipede thing, and it winds up taking maybe two minutes. It's dead. That was the first surprise. … Continue reading SAO 14, Space Bros 27, Onii-Chan-long-name 1, Bakuman 3 1

Kokoro finale(?!) and Space Bros 26

Kokoro Connect surprised me by apparently ending. ANN says 17 episodes, but we only got 13, and this felt like a finale. Wikipedia confirms it. I wonder if the additional four episodes will be DVD-only, or maybe the public turn against the show changed someone's plans. Well, we do get a finish to the current … Continue reading Kokoro finale(?!) and Space Bros 26

SAO 11, Space Bros 24, Tari Tari 12

Sword Art Online has a cute little story arc going. I thought this would be a silly honeymoon episode, but when we see the happy couple they've already been relaxing for a few days. A nice new house in the woods, some domesticity, getting used to living together, but apparently not sleeping together. Other than … Continue reading SAO 11, Space Bros 24, Tari Tari 12

Tari Tari 11, Space Bros 23, Binbougami 10

Like in every other episode of Tari Tari, episode 11's big events are mixed almost evenly with the rest of the side stories and quick looks at characters. Well, that's an exaggeration. There's nothing bigger than the school being closed down (after the remaining students have graduated) and turned into condominiums, but if there's a … Continue reading Tari Tari 11, Space Bros 23, Binbougami 10

Space Bros 22, Kokoro 9, Tari Tari 10

Man, Space Brothers knows how to tease. We knew last week that Mutta wasn't selected, but they managed to go through that entire episode before we learned who did make it. Not to mention the show's off-week, we waited a long time. And though we knew that JAXA would chose additional candidates at their discretion, … Continue reading Space Bros 22, Kokoro 9, Tari Tari 10

SOA 6, Space Bros 20, Polar Bear 20

Sword Art Online 6 brings an effective end to the murder mystery, with a few flaws that come with the situation. (Spoilers ahead) I don't know if you could call this an actual mystery. We're playing in an imagined world here, with its own rules. MMPORG veterans might have some advantage, but no one reading … Continue reading SOA 6, Space Bros 20, Polar Bear 20

Kokoro and SOA 5, Space Bros 19, and goodbye Campione! …

Sword Art Online 5 drops the standalones and gives us probably a two-parter, basically a murder mystery. First we have to re-introduce Asuna, that girl in the credits whom we haven't seen anything of since. Now she's the leader of a top group and a rather ruthless one, which means when she gets together with … Continue reading Kokoro and SOA 5, Space Bros 19, and goodbye Campione! …

Hmm, what shall I drop? Campione! 4, Space Bros 18, Muv-Luv 5, SOA 4

I have got to drop some shows. I am watching way too many. But the ones I'm still watching haven't given me any reason to give up on them. There's something just a little too interesting, something that makes me want to come back every week. Here's one of them: Campione!. Today we get the … Continue reading Hmm, what shall I drop? Campione! 4, Space Bros 18, Muv-Luv 5, SOA 4