2021 Spring 2

The slime spinoff starts with a window, presumably about to be opened. First we have Tensura Nikki - Tensei Shitara Slime datta ken. Basically it's Rimuru and his friends living day-to-day. Rimura walks or bounces around town checking out how people are doing and how construction is going. It's all little experiences. Benimaru talking about … Continue reading 2021 Spring 2

Twos and threes: Horimiya, Mushoku, Biyori2, Slime, Wonder Egg

Drama! The thing about Horimiya, well, two episodes in, is that it covers the romcom tropes, what to get Hori for her birthday, the misunderstanding over the missing SC files (and Sengoku the prez being a bit of a jerk), and the whole thing with Miyamura's first name (Izumi), oh, and Miya's mom, but then … Continue reading Twos and threes: Horimiya, Mushoku, Biyori2, Slime, Wonder Egg

Slime 12-13, Yagate and IndexIII 12

It's nice to see Tensei Shitara Slime Datta ken moving away from minor and easily-resolved conflicts to something bigger and more complicated. We start with the dryad Treyni asking for Rimuru's help, which is more of a time-killer because we know he'll agree. Things get more interesting when we then turn to Gabiru's group. After … Continue reading Slime 12-13, Yagate and IndexIII 12

Akanesasu and Slime 11

Akanesasu Shoujo 11 is very much a penultimate episode of an anime series, with fundamental crises of motivation and confidence overcome, and a big heroic battle at the end--followed by a twist. The twist wasn't a big surprise, once I thought about it. The episode had been leading to it. Asuka realizes that this super-Asuka … Continue reading Akanesasu and Slime 11

Spyce 2 (and done), Conception 2, Akanesasu and Slime 3-6

After two episodes I'm still not sold on Release the Spyce. The second has the inevitable training of Momo by Yuki, the taciturn one with the scar on her eye. It goes exactly as predicted. Momo can barely keep up with the regimen, the running and chatting up of people, but gets better and manages … Continue reading Spyce 2 (and done), Conception 2, Akanesasu and Slime 3-6

One more new show, then a couple ep2-3s

Merc Storia: Mukiryoku Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo stars Yuu, the son of a man who heals monsters (makes them less nasty) and is gone most of the time. One time when he returns he brings Yuu a jar of liquid, and one day a cute little fairy thing called Merc pops out … Continue reading One more new show, then a couple ep2-3s