Elevens: Aldnoah, Akame, SAO2, Nozaki-kun

Aldnoah Zero 12 is one of those episodes where it's tense all the time, everyone's battling, but there's nothing really to say. All the familiar things happened. the bad guys have pushed the good guys to the brink, the good guys have one more attack ready, Inaho comes up with a cunning plan which frankly … Continue reading Elevens: Aldnoah, Akame, SAO2, Nozaki-kun

Hanayamata and Akame ga Kill 10, Free2 11

You can tell a lot about Machi's personality in Hanayamata 10 by how she joins the club. She just announces that she's joining, and that's that ... with a little hesitation on the "please take care of me" line. And from there she starts working them to death as if she was the president. True, … Continue reading Hanayamata and Akame ga Kill 10, Free2 11

Hanayamata 8-9, Akame ga Kill 9, Zankyou 8, Free 2 10

Hanayamata 8 sort of ruined all the fun for itself by foreshadowing a disastrous accident onstage. It looked to be a real memory or an anxiety dream, and I can't tell which because Naru and Yaya have never mentioned it before. Either way, you knew the dream meant a bad thing happening, namely Naru falling … Continue reading Hanayamata 8-9, Akame ga Kill 9, Zankyou 8, Free 2 10

Aldnoah and Barakamon 7, Free! 7-8, Akame 7

Aldnoah Zero 7 was great fun, though there were some nutty coincidences and a bewildering exchange between Inaho and Slaine near the end whereupon Inaho shoots down Slaine's ship, well, Slaine was shooting too ... Not sure where they're going with that. Looking at it through Inaho's eyes, this guy has just helped him kill … Continue reading Aldnoah and Barakamon 7, Free! 7-8, Akame 7

Fives: Agame ga Kill, Aldnoah.Zero, Glasslip, Hanayamata

Akame ga Kill 5 introduces a new character, a strange piece of work named Seryu, empire soldier, young and eager, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, who Tatsumi runs into when he gets lost in the capital. The contrast between her and the nasty people she works with is jarring, especially when she goes on about fighting evil, … Continue reading Fives: Agame ga Kill, Aldnoah.Zero, Glasslip, Hanayamata

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