Evergarden 11, Yuru Camp 12 (finale), Franxx 11

Violet Evergarden 11 has a civil war going on in the north, between some well-organized bad guys who have a thorough and well-planned strategy, and the good guys from "Camp Menace" who are so incompetent, just standing there and not looking for cover during an ambush, that you wonder how they managed to win the … Continue reading Evergarden 11, Yuru Camp 12 (finale), Franxx 11

Yuru Camp and Evergarden 10, Gagashi2 9-10

In Yuru Camp 10, Rin faces her GREATEST CRISIS! But it is OVERCOME with the assistance of Nadeshiko and Chiaki, who sends her a Line message suggesting that the closed road really wasn't closed, but they forgot to take down the barrier. Then she battled GREAT WINDS to set up her tent. But she TRIUMPHS … Continue reading Yuru Camp and Evergarden 10, Gagashi2 9-10

Nines: Evergarden, Tiny Life, FranXX

The story in Violet Evergarden 9 is as predictable as they come. We start with the end of the flashback, with Gilbert dying and the suddenly armless Violet determined to pull him out of there with her teeth if need be. Pretty much everything we expected. After that we get scenes of Violet dealing with … Continue reading Nines: Evergarden, Tiny Life, FranXX

FranXX 7, Evergarden 7-8, Slow Start 8

Darling in the FranXX 7 is, of all things, a beach episode. Well, they do more than that. They introduce that blond kid and apparently he's going to be surveillance, but what he's surveying is unclear, 02 and Hiro of course, but I think he ought to keep an eye on these other kids as … Continue reading FranXX 7, Evergarden 7-8, Slow Start 8

Evergarden, FranXX, and Hakumei/Mikochi up to 6

Well I THOUGHT Violet Evergarden was going to expand the story now, have some unpleasant wartime experiences rise and and bite her, but episode 6 gives us just another stand-alone featuring an emotionally messed-up young man that is shown the way forward from an AI. It's not all that good a story, either. We're told … Continue reading Evergarden, FranXX, and Hakumei/Mikochi up to 6

Evergarden, FranXX, Dagashi, and Takunomi up to 5

Violet Evergarden, with episode 5, looks ready to break out of its recent standalone stories where she writes letters and heals hearts. At the end of the episode we meet someone that she met in battle once, and he is NOT happy. In fact, he wonders, aloud and spitefully, how a murderous war machine can … Continue reading Evergarden, FranXX, Dagashi, and Takunomi up to 5