Week #8 – Summer Anime 2017

Week #8 has arrived with this Summer anime season. What’s in store this week?!

Just like every week, I’ll be watching my selected shows for the season and giving my brief feelings on the episode, along with things I liked and things I didn’t like. So let’s get a’watchin’!

***WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!***


18if (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

That was a really interesting episode. The deaf girl was super cool and interesting, not to mention the amount of psychology banter and such. Although at the same time, the episode drags on quite a bit, can be quite confusing and there’s also quite a bit of “look inside yourself” kind of cliche banter. In the end, while I did enjoy certain aspects of the episode, this week falls a bit short as more of it came off boring and preachy.

THE GOOD

  • Very interesting girl this week
  • Some interesting psychology-based chatter

THE BAD

  • Very boring and dragging in places
  • Cliche banter

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Aho Girl (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

A fair episode this week, nothing really standing out in the same way that most other episodes do, though I’ll admit a slight bias to the Iinchou moment of self-awareness. Well…before Sayaka brought her back to Iinchou’s insane “reality”. The first skit with the gal girls was pretty funny too and the fourth skit between the two dogs was good too, but I didn’t get the same over-the-top fun feeling that other episodes have giving me. Don’t get me wrong, this was still a very good episode, but compared to other episodes from this show, it’s not quite up there.

THE GOOD

  • Iinchou continues to be my favourite
  • Gal girls are slowly making their way up the ladder though…

THE BAD

  • Nothing negative to report, just weaker episode in comparison to others thus far

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Centaur no Nayami (Ep.8) 

THOUGHTS

This was interesting and more interesting and then…THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?! So to start off, the “loving(?)” rivalry between Ayaka and Himeno was a fun first half, it had some good humour in there and some perfect facial expressions. Then the second half starts with the merfolk and we’re shown that the girls apparently don’t wear tops amongst themselves, only when encountering others (lucky bastards…), which was weird. Furthermore they do this offering thing where presumably the Antarcticans make a robot claiming to be that very god for some reason? It was a little out of place, didn’t make any sense and wasn’t explained. And then the episode just randomly ends with Manami’s baby sister playing a game with her imaginary friend? O…kay?

THE GOOD

  • Great first half, really enjoyed the Ayaka character
  • More mermaid ecchi

THE BAD

  • Completely nonsensical final 7-8 minutes

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Isekai Shokudou (Ep.8) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

Well thankfully there’s a lot of promise again with this show and it just might’ve saved itself because it did all this without even really having Kuro as a factor in it. First off, the mermaid story was fantastic, I loved the natural relationship formed between the mermaid and the sailor she saved, it was a beautiful little story. On top of that, we have Aletta finally finding a second job, helping out Sarah no less, so there’s a cool matchup! There’s some growth going on here and Kuro wasn’t there to facilitate that growth. She was there momentarily and played her role perfectly, but we’ve yet to really see her at her full potential yet, which I’m sure will be soon.

THE GOOD

  • Great story between the mermaid and the sailor she saves
  • Aletta’s future is bright and it shows with the happy nature around the show

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Not the best episode I’ve seen from the show, but nothing terrible either. There just wasn’t anything specific I could point out to you as something cool or interesting that happened, beyond the call back of that crystal monster from earlier in the season, which appears to be the big conflict of the show now. Other than that, we had a funny little bicycle learning session and a classic walking in on girls changing scene that gets parodied to hell here. But yeah, nothing too special this week.

THE GOOD

  • Fun learning to ride a bike scene

THE BAD

  • Nothing special happened, just an average filler episode.

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Jikan no Shihaisha (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

The idea of Victo’s hometown being either completely fake or somehow 32 years back in time is quite the curious concept and very mysterious. I’m not quite sure where this is going to go, especially when Kiri has no data coming up on the scanners, so a Horologue at first glance doesn’t appear to be involved. Either way, it made for an interesting episode, one where there was some funny bits and some emotional bits, not to mention a ton of guilt. It’s hard for me to decide how I feel about the majority of this episode when no reveal or conclusion has been reached yet. We’ll have to see next week what’s really going on here.

THE GOOD

  • Very interesting concept of a town backwards in time

THE BAD

  • A little too much on the guilty stuff, but we’ll see next week if there’s a payoff

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


New Game!! (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

This week pretty much focuses solely on Momiji, which has made me come to the decision that I don’t like the new additions to the series. Naru hasn’t really done much to warrant anything, but Momiji’s arrival has set in motion a cliche I really have a tough time dealing with, the rival who’s always upset at the main character. It’s not funny to me, as many times as the show tries to make it so, it also doesn’t help I think her character just isn’t all that interesting either. She breaks the flow of the cast and it showed this week, despite an over-the-top maid cafe attempt. There were things to like, but they all came from the original cast, not Momiji.

THE GOOD

  • Maid cafe hilarity

THE BAD

  • Momiji really broke apart the good vibes I was getting and took the episode down a few pegs

Episode Score: 3/5

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