Ping Pong and Nanana 4, Mahouka 4-5, Wixoss 5

One of the things I like about Ping Pong is that I have no idea where the story is going. True, we know who the strong players are, the people who Tsukimoto will probably meet in the future, but you get the idea that maybe he won't. There are other things going on for all … Continue reading Ping Pong and Nanana 4, Mahouka 4-5, Wixoss 5

The noitaminA shows (3) and Kanojo Flag 4 … Yes, I’m falling behind.

Let's start with the noitaminA shows ... Ping Pong 3 ... For Smile, two steps forward, one step back, I suppose. We're mostly at the regional tournament, all the players we've met so far, and they're all trash-talking and analyzing each other to death. Tsukimoto is there too, acting as nonchalant and diffident as ever, … Continue reading The noitaminA shows (3) and Kanojo Flag 4 … Yes, I’m falling behind.

New Spring 2014 #5

Let me get this straight. In Black Bullet, the "initiators" are cursed children who are keeping mankind safe from the nasty Gastrea bugs. They are teamed with "promoters" who do ... what, exactly? We meet and follow Rentaro, an eighteen-or-so-old promoter, who has nothing special going for him and can't even shoot all that well. … Continue reading New Spring 2014 #5