W 11, Koyomi 10-11, Gate 23, Teekyuu 81

Dimension W 11 starts with the aftermath of the Loser/Chrysler fight, and now Loser has all the numbers and is probably invincible or something. Meanwhile, Lwai fills Kyouma and the rest about how he's actually a robot controlled by what's left of himself back home, and he's fine with that. So is Kyouma, so the … Continue reading W 11, Koyomi 10-11, Gate 23, Teekyuu 81

Dagashi 9, Shoujo-tachi 10, Phantom World 11, Teekyuu 80

Dagashi Kashi 9 is one of the better ones. The first one, concerning wata-pachi, brings up the idea that foods that bring you pain can be enjoyable (Hotaru has a mouth ulcer). Actually, they bring up a different issue, that foods that you should not eat are tastier for that reason, but watching the pleasurable … Continue reading Dagashi 9, Shoujo-tachi 10, Phantom World 11, Teekyuu 80

W and Phantom 10, KonoSuba 9, Teekyuu! 79

Dimension W 10 brings us (and Kyouma) closer to the mystery of what happened years ago. First, Mira and the twins do a number on the robot that's going after Kyouma, only to have it wake up again, only to have Kyouma wake up as well and finish the job. Why did he wake up? … Continue reading W and Phantom 10, KonoSuba 9, Teekyuu! 79

Boku Dake 9, Komugi-chan R 8, Dagashi 7, Teekyuu 78

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi 9 sees the end of the Kayo story arc, if that's the right thing to call it. The confrontation between Akemi, Kayo's mom, and Sachiko ... AND the children's welfare people, goes along expected lines. Kayo is taken away (by nice people) and we may never see her again. This … Continue reading Boku Dake 9, Komugi-chan R 8, Dagashi 7, Teekyuu 78

Gate 19, W 7, Dagashi 6, Teekyuu 77

Gate 19 starts with disturbing plans from the empire, then gets mostly silly. First we have Zorzal pronouncing himself emperor and raising the rabble against the green people, then meeting with his sneaky-looking generals about how to beat them using more underhanded, covert tactics, something they should have been doing long ago. Meanwhile that long-haired … Continue reading Gate 19, W 7, Dagashi 6, Teekyuu 77

Catching up: Koyomimonogatari, Dimension W, Teekyuu (somewhat)

First, Koyomimonogatari. Episode 4 brings us back to Araragi helping to clean Kanbaru's room, way back when, and follows it along with the usual come-ons and Araragi taking a bath and hearing a tale about Kanbaru's father seeing a girl's reflection in the water. When not part of a flow of larger things these little … Continue reading Catching up: Koyomimonogatari, Dimension W, Teekyuu (somewhat)

3’s, 4’s, and 5’s: Kono subarashii, Phantom World, Boku Dake, and Teekyuu 74

Continuing my desperate catch-up ... Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo! Is turning into a nice, silly comedy. Episode two introduced Megumin, a arch mage or something like that, with one very formidable power that takes FOREVER to conjure up (I think the show's already cutting it shorter by ep3, though I'd like to see … Continue reading 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s: Kono subarashii, Phantom World, Boku Dake, and Teekyuu 74

New Shows Winter 2016 #6, and the last.

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle has young Lux, prince of the overthrown nasty empire, chasing a cat, falling through a rooftop, wouldn't you know it, right into a girls' bath on top of Lisha, the princess of the empire that overthrew his.  Whee!  Naturally she challenges him to a duel, making this show the season's Asterisk or … Continue reading New Shows Winter 2016 #6, and the last.

Finales of the season’s best shows (in my opinion): Owarimonogatari, OPM, Teekyuu!

Owarimonogatari finishes up a little sooner than I thought, or hoped. Why is it I have so little to say about the shows that are finishing up this season? Let's see. There's a sweet conversation between Araragi and Senjougahara, a reaffirmation of their love that made both happy in their particular crises and maybe added … Continue reading Finales of the season’s best shows (in my opinion): Owarimonogatari, OPM, Teekyuu!

Cavalry, Asterisk, and OPM 11, Teekyuu 70

Rakudai no Kishi no Cavalry 11 brings us to Ikki's family problems again, when a fake scandal is pumped up by the knights organization and he's brought in for interrogation, over a week of it and counting, with breaks to do his battles. It all follows a pleasant break where we learn what we expected, … Continue reading Cavalry, Asterisk, and OPM 11, Teekyuu 70