Finales: Tokyo ESP, Free2, Hanayamata

Tokyo ESP ends in about as ridiculous fashion as you would expect. Episode 11 brings us right around to episode 1, with the parliament in the air, literally, and people rushing to get there and find a way to stop these unstoppable bad guys, who, as it turns out, could be stopped quite easily when … Continue reading Finales: Tokyo ESP, Free2, Hanayamata

Zankyou 9, Glasslip 11, Tokyo ESP 10

Zankyou no Terror 9 is mainly two deceptively quiet scenes that are extremely powerful and just fly by, leaving me wanting more. In the first scene Shibazaki and Hamura visit Souta Aoki, one of the one's responsible for the Athena Project, and he spills the beans. Simple as that. And we the viewer probably didn't … Continue reading Zankyou 9, Glasslip 11, Tokyo ESP 10

Tokyo ESP 8, Glasslip 9, Free! 9, Space Dandy 8

Tokyo ESP 8 is a mixed back of little events to set things up for what looks to be a big battle arc. The Professor and Minami go to work recruiting other people who have taken the goldfish, so to speak, one of them completely indifferent, another a sympathetic victim. Since they must murder someone … Continue reading Tokyo ESP 8, Glasslip 9, Free! 9, Space Dandy 8

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

Glasslip 7, Tankyou and Tokyo ESP 6

Glasslip 7 has the same nonchalant tone as the others have had, but they throw in some extra weirdness right at the start. Something like this makes the viewer stand up and take notice, but we're not told the reason why there's extra Kakerus around. The other two of him are unwelcome, but not threatening. … Continue reading Glasslip 7, Tankyou and Tokyo ESP 6

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

Zankyou and Tokyo ESP 2, SAO2 2-3

After Zankyou no Terror 2 I went and looked up the riddle of the sphinx because I had never heard of the second interpretation, that it referred to Oedipus himself. After one minute on Wikipedia hours of thorough searching I didn't find it, nor did I find any indication that it happened after Oedipus blinded … Continue reading Zankyou and Tokyo ESP 2, SAO2 2-3