Week #10 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #10 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.10) *On Notice*

SYNOPSIS

All right, what’s the show going to do to somehow survive another week? Tamotsu’s up early to see an old friend and next to him is a bugged out looking girl? The hell? I think the show’s in danger now, cause the theme isn’t hitting me well. He’s jealous as fuck now, as most boys are when a friend gets a girlfriend before him. Niwaka uses this opportunity to suddenly push Matome to actually get her to “date” him, under the guise of a practice date. But we all know she’s interested in him…for some reason. They end up going for food left and right…well mostly Matome. They finally reach Tamotsu’s favourite place when the girl from the vigilante group gets knocked out and there’s a guy eating all the food and keeps everyone else from eating. So Matome takes him on in an eating contest. It’s a long and grueling fight and Matome wins just barely. The loser was supposed to pay, but Matome just wants him to enjoy food…except he’s a Bugged One and doesn’t care, so he create a black hole in his mouth and starts sucking them in. Electric Mayonnaise saves the day again though and it seems like through this day Tamotsu and Matome are closer now.

At this point, I’m just going to finish the show. Three episodes have passed since I put it on notice, only two remain and the show isn’t quite as dull as it has been at the midway point.

THE GOOD

  • Matome really became adorable this week, she’s always had the nice butt, but now she’s cute too with all the blushing

THE BAD

  • I’m now extremely hungry after watching this…

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.1)

Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

The girls are talking about kissing and Sakie’s jealous as hell because Hikari has a kiss on Tetsuo’s cheek on her record, while she has nothing. The jealousy is running wild amongst the girls, now Kyouko’s following him around trying to add a kiss to her record as well. It causes her to nearly drop her head and knocks Tetsuo over, who scolds her and causes her to run off crying. The girls find her and she’s just upset that she made someone who she views to be so kind, so angry. So Hikari brings him over and forces her to talk with him, holding her head so she can’t run away. They make up, but no kisses for her. We see the vice-president has been watching Tetsuo for a bit now and I wonder if he’s going to overreact in thinking he’s trying to seduce the demi girls in the school. For whatever reason, Tetsuo another day takes Kyuoko to a university, to an old friend of his who does research and is a physics major. He believes something as simple as her being able to eat proves that there is a place between space and time. There’s a lot of scientific mumbling about having to do with wormholes and quantum physics, but in the end he believes that a dullahan may unlock a lot of scientific research one day. Machi walks off a little after they’re done, getting a phone call, likely from her folks, so Tetsuo and his friend take some time to think about things. She’s considering herself becoming a scientist perhaps to research herself.

THE GOOD

  • A nice cute episode

THE BAD

  • The research section got a little overbearing
  • This vice-president angle, I know it’s going to piss me off next week..

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Fuuka (Ep.1)

Fuuka (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

Fuuka’s clearly thrown off seeing Yuu with Koyuki. But with practice going again, Fuuka’s still behind on the lyrics. When Yuu offers his help, she suddenly snaps on him. Yep, she’s way jealous. At night, he calls her to talk with her after what happened earlier, but it only makes it worse, not that he knows. Him being nice to her only makes her feelings stronger and makes it harder for her to watch him with Koyuki. Speaking of which, she calls him to tell him she’ll be able to see their first gig. He asks her about writing lyrics and she goes a little psycho girlfriend and tries to stray him off of Fuuka, not that he appears to have any interest in her. Finally, we see Fuuka alone admitting her feelings for Yuu to herself. She’s finally finished the lyrics as well and Yuu’s really into it. It appears we’re skipping the practice stage and going straight to the show. Out of nowhere, unless I’ve missed this backstory, Makoto is basically being disowned by his family because he’s pursuing music rather than whatever his father wants him to do. Tama and Nico (the HEDGEHOG members) suddenly decided to show up as well, the first time they’ve met the rest of the band in years. Oh no…they’re gonna have Fuuka get hit by a car, aren’t they? Nope, but the charm got run over. The show starts off well, playing the same ol’ song. Second is that slow song that Koyuki joined in for. Finally, we get the original song, “For You”. Oh dear, Koyuki’s turn to get jealous. The show goes so well, they’re asked to come back and play again soon. Fuuka however, is very quiet…she’s considering taking that solo gig now. It’s very obvious she’s doing this to get away from Yuu so she doesn’t have the reminder. 

THE GOOD

  • The original song was very good, loved it
  • Finally an episode without fan hatred, a nice change of pace

THE BAD

  • I know it’s for drama, but holy crap Fuuka and Koyuki are both becoming so childish right now, it’s infuriating!

Episode Score: 4/5


Gabriel Dropout (Ep.1)

Gabriel Dropout (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

Now after Satania’s glorious plan to infiltrate Heaven has failed, everyone’s headed to their actual home worlds. Gabriel intends to catch up on sleep while she’s home and sees her younger sister, while the older one’s at school. Her sister noticed something very different about Gabriel, what could it possibly be?! She tries to go to bed, but her sister wants to play and you can’t resist a cute face. They play ye olde games, naturally Gabriel’s less than impressed. But maybe food will help as there’s a snack for them…and it’s beans. In Hell, Satania is home with her family as she boasts about her…accomplishments. Oh dear, his parents are even dumber than she is. The son seems to be the only level-headed one there. Oh, and they run a bakery in Hell, that’s what they really do under the guise of SUPER EVIL DEMONIC THINGS!!! Vigne meanwhile is still on her way home, reminiscing a time when she saved a baby monster. It’s now a pet in the house, named Chappy. When she gets home, Chappy’s not tiny anymore! She has to talk him for a walk. Meanwhile, Satania is trying to summon a familiar, a Charmander-looking dragon named Alexander. Then Vigne and Chappy run into them, almost literally. Satania is not happy seeing her having such a large familiar in comparison. Finally, we see Raphiel (I wasn’t really looking forward to it) returning home. Her maid’s hot as hell though. The maid actually tortures her, perverted as hell! Yes! Someone to counter her! The two angels later go to report to the school president about their accomplishments in the human world, which will determine their money allowance. You know EXACTLY where this is going. Gabriel of course, talks about her in-game achievements like they’re real things. GABRIEL ACTUALLY CONVINCED HIM?!!! The two girls afterwards struggle finding something to do in Heaven, no games to play or Satanias to torture. Speaking of which, she gets a call from her wanting to know how to sneak into Heaven. Gabriel wants to do it, cause she’s bored as hell. 

THE GOOD

  • CHAPPY!!!
  • Finally we have someone who really gets to Raphiel, I love it!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

There’s a sports festival coming up at Kanna’s school, this’ll be interesting with her unable to use her powers. She gets excited about it, until she’s disappointed to learn Kobayashi can’t come with her, since she’s working. She doesn’t take it very well and struggles with it, after all she views Kobayashi as her mother. After watching her work though, she does accept that she’s working hard and not just avoiding her. Feeling guilty though, Kobayashi starts working later to try and get that one day off and succeeds, much to Kanna’s joy. It’s sports day and both Kobayashi and Tohru are there and so is Lucoa for Shouta. Kanna and Riko doing a three-legged race goes as poorly as you’d expect. Other events take place, Shouta winning all his because Lucoa is the best distraction ever. Kanna wins a few things as well. The last event could have Kanna’s class winning their grade, a baton race. Riko drops the baton though and is way behind now. Oh dear, Kanna’s gonna cheat a bit. But she doesn’t (at least that isn’t obvious) and she wins for her class. Afterwards, Kobayashi notes to herself how much she’s changed, now a guardian at a sports festival. 

THE GOOD

  • A Kanna-central episode, which means it was the cutest thing ever!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.1)

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Kazuma’s had enough of the Axis followers and marches right into the church to end this. Megumin is there shaking like she’s been violated and Darkness is getting stoned by children. Aqua meanwhile, is in a confession booth and enjoying her days of being worshiped. He tries to get her to knock it off but she ain’t listening, so he fibs about taking her prized possessions, aka her booze to get her to come out, though she just get a chance to stick it to Eris and her boobs a little more. There’s good news for Kazuma though…the baths are mixed! Though unfortunately, the other girls aren’t interested when he’s in there. And then the Axis faith even invades the bath too. But the girls do eventually come in, probably thinking he’s not there anymore. Oh, never mind, they’re not in the mixed bath, there is a bath for separate genders too. They still hit him anyways by the end of it. Returning, Aqua’s crying up a storm again, because she turned the secret church hot spring into regular water. The next day, they’re to investigate the hot springs because the water quality has dropped, aka it’s how the Axis faith really makes their money, so they need to fix it. Except none of them are going, because who gives a shit about Aqua, am I right? They find Aqua in the town square trying to rally her followers to fix her problems, because she purified pretty much all the hot springs. It backfires terribly, she can’t fool her fellow scammers followers. She gets stoned by her own followers and they return later to burn the witch pretending to be Aqua, aka Aqua. 

THE GOOD

  • Hot springs. Yay!
  • Aqua getting what she deserves, it never gets old
  • Facial expressions on point this week

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.1)

Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

So who the fuck is this brat we’re getting way too late in the show?! Apparently he has a letter of an arranged marriage between the two of them. His name is Kanetsugu Gasou. Yoshino immediately calls Masamune, but he’s busy training in the woods. The new school term begins and Aki’s already back to her man-hating ways, rejecting another. Her friends however note how she’s spending a lot of time with Masamune rather than them and notes their summer vacation trip together. Gasou butts in and the girls are shocked how she doesn’t cut this fat kid down. Back to class, Neko’s still around, despite what we all might have thought. I however anticipated she’d be around somehow, anime logic pending. He sees Aki outside with Gasou and isn’t quite happy with this, especially when he meets the guy. So apparently Masamune was Gasou’s nickname, my money’s on Aki being dumb and thinking both of them were the same guy. He runs off, finds Yoshino and drags her with him. She notes that Aki is acting very odd, perhaps thinking it’s love. So he studies Gasou for a while and just gets more pissed off watch him and takes it out on Yoshino in very cheesy ways. Her friends meanwhile are very depressed themselves, well mostly the one girl who clearly wanted to scissor Aki for all of eternity, not that the other two wouldn’t enjoy it either. Gasou approaches them and they nearly kill him, but he has something to tell them that explains everything, except we don’t get to see it yet, of course. No time to worry, Tae’s got a school play the cast is going to do and of course Masamune is the prince AND OF COURSE KOJUUROU IS SNOW WHITE, HAHAHAHA!!! But Masamune’s mind is obviously elsewhere. Now we see the girls intend to protect Gasou as well and we see why. He doesn’t want to marry her, in fact he doesn’t feel like he has the right to be around her, viewing her as a goddess he isn’t good enough for. So we see how this is going to end. Two classes want to put on Snow White and I’m sure the other class has Aki in it. You can do the math here, right? Oh…never mind, the vice president (who’s one of Aki’s friends) has the other class get to do the play, even though Masamune’s class put in their proposal first, because she’s clearly a bitch. Tae’s not happy about this and runs off to deal with it. Masamune suggests they vote which class gets to do it. He also bets with Gasou that the winner gets to dance with Aki at the post-festival dance.  

THE GOOD

  • Yaoi Snow White, hahahahahaha!!!

THE BAD

  • Gasou can go fuck himself, this character in my opinion has screwed up the anime
  • The winner gets to dance with Aki…did anyone happen to ask Aki how she feels on this?

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Nanbaka (Ep.14)

Nanbaka (Ep.23)

SYNOPSIS

Trois once again comes through and frees Jyugo from Ruka’s grasp with a good ol’ shot to the noggin. However, Honey’s had enough of Jyugo and demands he not come with them anymore. Uno manages to get him out of the situation and has to coax Jyugo once more. This time, it’s finally enough to make him start talking, except Ruka interrupts before that happens, along with two guards. Uno tries to help, but he can’t and watches as Jyugo gets pummeled over and over. Ruka is about to kill Uno when Honey and Trois finally help out. After a lot more arguing, it appears everyone’s back in the game again and they take their chance, trying to trap Ruka and the guards so they can leave. But even with an elaborate plan of attack, Ruka still manages to escape and is now taking them seriously. 

THE GOOD

  • The fighting was really cool this week and the music was fantastic
  • I didn’t think I’d ever enjoy Honey and Trois and here I am loving them now

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)

Youjo Senki (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Tanya is on a train heading to HQ when she runs into Uger, now a Major after her suggestions to him. He tells her about an operation the railway division is taking part in, where they’ll pull back the lines. This confuses Tanya until she realizes it’s a feint to draw their enemies in to finish them off. We shift to a battle where we’re suddenly watching Tanya actually losing a battle and terribly. But she won’t retreat in fear that their plan will be discovered. Tanya appears to take a shot before we return to the barracks with others. Tanya is however back at HQ and talking with Erich and knows they’ve been delivering false propaganda to rally the Republic to fight in one place, hence the plan. Just when things seem fine, that crazy Doctor shows up again. They’ve got new tech for her unit to try out…but they can’t turn. Back at the Rhine, the Republic advance begins and the plan begins. Meanwhile, she’s flying in these crazed man’s rocket and is beyond pissed off,more than happy to kill Being X if she gets the chance. 

THE GOOD

  • Mildly annoyed Tanya is so much fun to watch

THE BAD

  • Unfortunately the rest of the episode was a lot of story filler, I think it’s about time now we see her start to really face off with Being X here, this war story’s starting to run out of juice

Episode Score: 3/5

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