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

FranXX and Hakumei/Mikochi 10, Yuru Camp 11

Darling in the FranXX 10, as expected, turns from one couple to the next, Zorome and Miku, though it's mainly Zorome's episode with Miku just doing enough of the Miku things that it gets Zorome going. However, the examination of Zorome is handled only superficially--what the episode's really about is a closer look at civilian … Continue reading FranXX and Hakumei/Mikochi 10, Yuru Camp 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

Hakumei/Mikochi 7-8, FranXX 8, Yuru Camp 9, Dagashi2 8

I suppose it's time to catch up with Hakumei to Mikochi, though I hardly suspect there will be any great story arc unfolding. We almost have a death in episode 7, however, when Koharu the beetle nearly starved. I keep wondering how I'll react if someone indeed dies in this show. Also, the girls spend … Continue reading Hakumei/Mikochi 7-8, FranXX 8, Yuru Camp 9, Dagashi2 8

Catching up and falling behind with Slow Start, Yuru Camp, Dagashi and Takunomi

Slow Start 6 has little to write about. It's the usual well-balanced dose of cheerful girly activities, friendship, kindness, innuendo, fanservice, and weird lines. I think the winning conversation this week had to do with the toughness of Eiko's nipples, though I rather like the one in the photo above, too, though how Hana's mind … Continue reading Catching up and falling behind with Slow Start, Yuru Camp, Dagashi and Takunomi

Threes and fours: Slow Start, Yuru Camp, HakxMik

Quick thoughts while I continue my scramble to catch up ... Slow Start is becoming quite a nice "cute girls doing cute things" (CGDCT) series. It's taken care of the early hurdles of introducing characters and the situations they're all in. Episode 4 bought us Hiroe, possibly the last regular character, another girl unlucky with … Continue reading Threes and fours: Slow Start, Yuru Camp, HakxMik

2-3’s: Sora Yori, Yuru Camp, Slow Start

Somebody suggested that Sora yori mo Tooi Basho was going to be a K-ON for Antarctica, and there were times during episodes 3 and 4 where I began to see their point. Focused, disciplined Shirase turns out to be possibly the biggest idiot of the group with her plan to seduce a male explorer and … Continue reading 2-3’s: Sora Yori, Yuru Camp, Slow Start