The last finales, I think: Sakurako-san, 35 (sorry, late)

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru ends, right when it was getting started. We start with Shoutarou moping about, wanting to get in touch with Sakurako and getting no reply when he does. This leads to a flashback about when they first met, the middle-schooler Shoutarou moping about (he mopes about when not … Continue reading The last finales, I think: Sakurako-san, 35 (sorry, late)

Subete ga F ni Naru finale, Sakurako-san and 35 11

Just some quick thoughts. After watching Subete ga F ni Naru's finale I wondered what would have happened if Sakurako-san had been at that lab. She would have slapped on her gloves examined the body, and concluded that the corpse wasn't Dr. Magata. Well, any competent detective would have done the same. In other words, … Continue reading Subete ga F ni Naru finale, Sakurako-san and 35 11

35 10, Owarimonogatari 11, HO 10

Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai seems more and more to be about every nice character's skeleton-filled closets. Ouka, Mari, Usagi, Ikagura, and now finally it's time to see what Takeru's got hidden. Turns out to be Kiseki, a cute little thing with an onii-san complex and the power to destroy the world via, er, well, … Continue reading 35 10, Owarimonogatari 11, HO 10

F, Sakurako-san, and 35 9, Teekyuu 69

In spite of my complaints about the pacing, I found myself looking forward to Subete ga F ni Naru 9, if only because noitaminA shows traditionally run only 11 episodes and so they had to start moving along. This week's breakthrough by Souhei (complete with "how could I be so STUPID?" lines) was ingenious but … Continue reading F, Sakurako-san, and 35 9, Teekyuu 69

35 7, Asterisk and Cavalry 8

Taimado Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai has had story arcs opened and more-or-less finished for everyone but Ikagura, the more mature one who wears a lab coat. In episode 7 she gets her turn, and it's pretty weird. Apparently she was a clone of sorts, raised to wear a lab coat and do research on things … Continue reading 35 7, Asterisk and Cavalry 8

35, Asterisk and Cavalry 7, Teekyuu 67

The story arc introduced last week in Taimado Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai looked to be a longer one, what with Usagi's getting transferred out, that asshole Tenmyoji to deal with, not to mention Mephistopheles, but they managed to wrap it all up in episode six, neatly with a nice ribbon ... no wait, that was … Continue reading 35, Asterisk and Cavalry 7, Teekyuu 67

Sakurako 5, Subete ga F 5, HO 6, 35th 5, Teekyuu 65

Well, that was a nice bit of holiday, so I decided to let a whole week's worth of episodes go by before I wrote about anything again ... And when I do, with Sakurako-san, I find I have absolutely nothing worthwhile to say about it.  Except nice dog! and so who IS that character who … Continue reading Sakurako 5, Subete ga F 5, HO 6, 35th 5, Teekyuu 65

Sakurako, 3, F 3, HO 3-4

Another week, another body for Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru 3.  The only difference is this time there is no foul play.  Otherwise we have Sakurako and Boy out on a trek that I don't believe was ever explained.  Sakurako wouldn't have gone out there for the watermelons or the caves.  Maybe … Continue reading Sakurako, 3, F 3, HO 3-4

Concrete 2-3, Subete ga F 2, Taimadou 2, OPM 3

Concrete Revolutio 2 (and probably 3--I haven't seen it yet) settles down after its nearly incomprehensible opening episode and starts introducing new characters and getting us used to their odd world.  #2 at least is a better episode for the coherency.  We meet Fuurouta, the child, a "ghost" as they call him, who can shapeshift … Continue reading Concrete 2-3, Subete ga F 2, Taimadou 2, OPM 3