Abbreviated new shows fall 2016 1

With my schedule being what it is I don't have the time to look at as many new shows, let alone follow them. so I'm afraid that this season I will be a lot more picky about what I'll watch and skip shows I would normally take a look at. Sorry about that. As usual … Continue reading Abbreviated new shows fall 2016 1

Show by Rock and Euphonium 7, Teekyuu 43

In Show by Rock 7 the bad guys set up a rumor that a popular place for spontaneous live shows is this one park, and then they pluck members away.  Our visual kei idiots Shingan Crimsonz immediately go there to perform, while Plasmagica hears about the disturbances and goes to investigate.  It's a park where … Continue reading Show by Rock and Euphonium 7, Teekyuu 43

Sixes: Nisekoi (actually 5), Show by Rock, Mikagura, Euphonium

While it's been clear for a long time that Nisekoi is going to play its ridiculous story out as long as humanly possible, and possibly not resolve at all, it doesn't mean that it can get away with too many meaningless side stories like we get in episode 6.  Or maybe I'm annoyed because both … Continue reading Sixes: Nisekoi (actually 5), Show by Rock, Mikagura, Euphonium

Nisekoi2 4, Yuki-chan and Show by Rock 5, Teekuu 41

Nisekoi 2 4 wraps up the Mom arc using utterly predictable story and character bits filtered through Shaft's usual weirdness, which makes it palatable but not terribly good.  Basically, Raku works his butt off to free up some time for Hana to be with Chitoge in that hotel room.  Then comes the inevitable pleading, discussion … Continue reading Nisekoi2 4, Yuki-chan and Show by Rock 5, Teekuu 41

Fours: Euphonium, Mikagura, ShowbyRock, Pleiades, Nasuno Desu

Hibike! Euphonium 4 has the expected turnaround from the band that sucks to the band that sucks a little less, because they practiced a lot.  They also ran a lot of laps, did breathing exercises and bitched about how hard it was.  Well, most of them did.  Reina enjoys the hard work and the goal, … Continue reading Fours: Euphonium, Mikagura, ShowbyRock, Pleiades, Nasuno Desu

Gunslinger 2 (gone), Etotama 2 (gone), Show by Rock (not gone?!)

Well, after two episodes I'm going to drop Gunslinger Stratos, under the "not bad, but nothing really stands out and there's other things to watch" category.  Tohru is a combination backstory and "why am I fighting, anyway" episode, and I mistrust infodumps like the one they gave us here.  Also, Tohru apparently finds a reason … Continue reading Gunslinger 2 (gone), Etotama 2 (gone), Show by Rock (not gone?!)

New shows: Spring 2015 #3

Gunslinger Stratos has Tohru, an average kid in a future where Japan has been divided into corporate zones, and depending on your abilities and training, you will be shipped off to do some preordained job.  Tohru just wants to have a quiet life.  He has a rich girl, Kyoka, after him, and her jealous brother … Continue reading New shows: Spring 2015 #3