Phantom World 9, Gate 21, W and Komugi-chan 9

I probably would have enjoyed Musaigen no Phantom World 9 more if I understood the historical context of the play the gang gets roped into performing, that is, more than a thirty-second peek at "Ikedaya Incident" in Wikipedia. Still, it was fun to watch. I cringe when I see shows that have amateur plays in … Continue reading Phantom World 9, Gate 21, W and Komugi-chan 9

Boku Dake 9, Komugi-chan R 8, Dagashi 7, Teekyuu 78

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi 9 sees the end of the Kayo story arc, if that's the right thing to call it. The confrontation between Akemi, Kayo's mom, and Sachiko ... AND the children's welfare people, goes along expected lines. Kayo is taken away (by nice people) and we may never see her again. This … Continue reading Boku Dake 9, Komugi-chan R 8, Dagashi 7, Teekyuu 78

Boku Dake, Phantom World, Shoujo-Tachi 8, Komugi-chan 7

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi 8 starts with a bit of terror, and a conundrum. The killer enters the bus. Kayo is too terrified to escape, but all the killer does is kick a box, dumps a backpack full of incriminating things ... and leaves without opening the curtain. The only thing I can think … Continue reading Boku Dake, Phantom World, Shoujo-Tachi 8, Komugi-chan 7

New Shows Winter 2016 #5

Oh god, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R begins with an idol song. After that, we actually meet Komugi, your typical air-headed clumsy genki middle-school of the doctor's daughter variety, meaning no one minds if she slaps heating pads on elderly patients. She also works as a small-time idol for pharmacutecials. The story is routine. Odd event … Continue reading New Shows Winter 2016 #5