Elevens: Aldnoah, Akame, SAO2, Nozaki-kun

Aldnoah Zero 12 is one of those episodes where it's tense all the time, everyone's battling, but there's nothing really to say. All the familiar things happened. the bad guys have pushed the good guys to the brink, the good guys have one more attack ready, Inaho comes up with a cunning plan which frankly … Continue reading Elevens: Aldnoah, Akame, SAO2, Nozaki-kun

SAO 10, Dandy and Nozaki-kun 9-10

Sword Art Online 10 starts well but falls into a hole, or cave, halfway through. It's not that they shouldn't have put that cave scene in the story; it was necessary to clear the air between them, and to allow Sinon to tell her story and make a decision or two about herself. In fact, … Continue reading SAO 10, Dandy and Nozaki-kun 9-10

Zankyou and Tokyo ESP 7, Glasslip and SAO2 8

It was suggested to me that Zankyou no Terror 7 was going to have a lot of running around in airports. That proved to be the case, but the show did a terrific job of salvaging what could have been a dire bunch of scenes. The "chess match" business was ridiculous last week, and just … Continue reading Zankyou and Tokyo ESP 7, Glasslip and SAO2 8

Tokyo ESP 3, Aldnoah, Akame and SAO2 4

Episode one of Tokyo ESP was dark, episode two was goofy. With #3 they try to mix the two moods with interesting results. After rescuing a girl named Murasaki while she was trying to rescue the flying penguin (from whom?), Rinka begins to think that there might be something to this superheroing business after all, … Continue reading Tokyo ESP 3, Aldnoah, Akame and SAO2 4