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 8, Spacebros 34, Lagrange12.5

One of the things I like about Sukitte Ii na yo 8 is that the romance is messier than the usual anime. It doesn't have the lovers overcome some obstacle like a boss in a game that leaves them happy ever after (though shows like that can be fun too). Things linger in this show; … Continue reading Sukitte 8, Spacebros 34, Lagrange12.5

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

Sukitte 4, Chu2koi 5, and some Joshiraku and a Wooser screenshot for the hell of it

I'd hate to think that this is going to be the routine for Sukitte Ii na yo: Mei encounters something unpleasant about Yamato or his world, and gets all grumpy until they make up at the end. Okay, that's not really fair. There were differences between Mei's past blue funks and the righteous anger she … Continue reading Sukitte 4, Chu2koi 5, and some Joshiraku and a Wooser screenshot for the hell of it

Shin Sekai Lori 5, SAO 17, Busters and Teekyu 4

Shin Sekai Yori turned up its intensity last episode and in episode 5 it doesn't relent. Episode 4 started with a lot of exposition, but very powerful exposition, before the monk showed up and the attack by the queerats or wererats, depending on your translation. I wasn't ready for the episode to end, and this … Continue reading Shin Sekai Lori 5, SAO 17, Busters and Teekyu 4

Three threes and a thirty: Robotics, Psycho, Sukitte, Polar Bear

ROBOTICS;NOTES 3 continues to slip in a darker story around its lighthearted robot battlin'. Just a little at a time. We got the sudden blurriness Kaito experiences which could be easily attributed to fatigue (staying up all night because you don't have hotel room will do that to you) except the show makes too much … Continue reading Three threes and a thirty: Robotics, Psycho, Sukitte, Polar Bear

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

Still more new shows, but Sukitte might be the only one worth watching

From the basic setup, Sukitte li na yo seems to be another high school romance story, but in terms of execution it's clearly different. We have Mei, the friendless high school girl. We got Yamato, the most popular boy in school, and his joking, pervy sidekick. We also also have some spiteful schoolgirls. We have … Continue reading Still more new shows, but Sukitte might be the only one worth watching