Finales, Amnedia, Kimi to Boku II, and Acchi Kocchi 11

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia's finale made me want to bang my head against the wall, scratch that, the creators' heads against the wall. It starts out as a breath of fresh air after the drawn-out events before. Yuuko's one person again. She's playful again. And while she now is capable of getting angry, that means … Continue reading Finales, Amnedia, Kimi to Boku II, and Acchi Kocchi 11

Amnesia and Kimi to Boku 12, Bread 10, Nyaruko 11

Finally, Tasogare Otome x Amunesia gets around to doing something they should have done episodes ago. I've been complaining about how Yuuko won't be whole and healthy again (if you can call a ghost healthy) until she accepts Shadow Yuuko, with all the painful memories and ugly thoughts that come with her, so why don't … Continue reading Amnesia and Kimi to Boku 12, Bread 10, Nyaruko 11

Amnesia 10, Kimi to Boku 11, Nyaruko 10

Tasogare Otome x Amunesia 10 promised to be depressing, and it was exactly that, nothing more. Nothing really got to me. We learned some things we didn't know about the story, is all. It's probably because we were expecting it. When we see the living Yuuko wake up and put on her clothes (and get … Continue reading Amnesia 10, Kimi to Boku 11, Nyaruko 10

Amnesia 9, Naruko 9, Shining Bread 8

It was clear two episodes ago in Tasogore Otome no Amunesia that the Shadow Yuuko was not going to go away. Unfortunately, Teiichi and Kirie haven't figured it out yet and Yuuko's in denial. So when Shadow Yuuko returns we get a lot of running away and trying to escape, first Yuuko alone, then with … Continue reading Amnesia 9, Naruko 9, Shining Bread 8

Amnesia, Nyaruko-san 8

Tasogare Otome no Amunesia got very interesting last episode. This week, episode 8 deals with the fallout and stumbles, but it's early yet. Last week, a dark side of Yuuko, her unpleasant memories personified, confronted her. Afterwards Yuuko forgot her happy memories with Teiichi and became dull and grumpy, i.e., the sort of ghost you'd … Continue reading Amnesia, Nyaruko-san 8

Amnesia 7, Shining Bread 6, Acchi 7

The nasty black thing in Tasogare Otome x Amunesia is revealed. Episode 7's telling is messy, the idea not original, but it's effective nonetheless. In order to lull us, the show ignores Kirie's encounter with the nasty thing last week and devotes several moments to Yuuko's delightful side, a mock exorcism, messing with Teiichi during … Continue reading Amnesia 7, Shining Bread 6, Acchi 7

Hyouka 3, Amnesia 5, Bread 4

I described the previous episode of Hyouka as "lazy," but deliberately so. That's the wrong word. I was led to it by Houtarou's attitude. A better word for this series is "patient." Because this week's episode moves as slowly as the last one did. Chitanda presents a problem for Houtarou's consideration. He tries to wrangle … Continue reading Hyouka 3, Amnesia 5, Bread 4

Fours and a three: Kanojo X, Amnesia, Shiny bread, Nyaruko

With Nazo no Kanojo X 4 we learn that Urabe isn't the only interesting girlfriend in school. Oka, Ueno's girlfriend, suddenly sits down at Urabe's desk and nap area and proceeds to feed her. This in itself is a serious breach of the school's status quo. Then things get really interesting. Inadvertently sharing spit from … Continue reading Fours and a three: Kanojo X, Amnesia, Shiny bread, Nyaruko

Threes: Fujiko, Accel, Amnesia, Acchi Kocchi

Fujiko 3 ... I don't know much about steam trains, but I figure if the drivers are killed then no one is feeding coal to the engines, and the train would have stopped not long after leaving the station. And cutting off the freight car wouldn't do anything to decrease its acceleration. Putting that aside … Continue reading Threes: Fujiko, Accel, Amnesia, Acchi Kocchi