Week #10 – Summer Anime 2017

Week #10 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.10)

THOUGHTS

What a trippy and interesting episode. It almost seems like this week was not directed at saving another woman, but now the steps being taken to wake up Haruto. This girl in particular is quite the handful, her imagination is wild, her creativity blooming and her personality while meek, still brimming with potential there to love. But as we drew to the end of the episode, it became very apparent that she was not the one who was waiting to be saved and in fact it almost comes off like she intentionally put herself in her own dream world, knowing what she could accomplish there, so we now have an idea that the professor isn’t really the only one aware of this other side. So with likely two episodes left, it appears the rest of the journey will be waking Haruto, so he may live a normal life again and perhaps meet all the lives he’s now saved over the course of this season.

THE GOOD

  • Very trippy art design
  • Interesting girl in question this week
  • Turnaround with Haruto now being the one who needs to be woken up

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aho Girl (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

While I think I’m definitely losing interest in the show with the original effect on me fading away, this was still a fun episode. It had everything I wanted, Iinchou on full display, the gal girl getting involved, Dog getting involved, the stars all aligned in this episode and it was a blast to watch. This would’ve been a 5/5 episode had this been earlier in the season, but since I’ve gotten used to the humour and the insanity of the show, the values have been lost just a tiny bit.

THE GOOD

  • Iinchou and Yoshiko’s mother really pulled out all the stops this episode
  • Gal girls will always be a secret favourite of mine
  • Initial D and Dragonball Z referencing?! I’m in!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Centaur no Nayami (Ep.10) 

THOUGHTS

This was a much better episode that still had some adult topics and serious topics and didn’t need to go the most horrific route this time to do so. Merging two different stories on the same day also made for a nice episode, having the trio’s stalking of Quetzalcoatl’s date along with Manami going on a “date” at the same place, it ended up being a very refreshing and calmer episode that was just nice to sit down and watch for 20 minutes. In particular, the thought process a teenager goes through when it comes to trying to help their parent(s), when the reality is they’re not even adults themselves yet, so planning out the life of another adult is one hell of a hefty task. Some good stuff in this episode.

THE GOOD

  • Nice, calm episode
  • Some good life-related topics involved

THE BAD

  • There were no “illicit sexual relations”

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Isekai Shokudou (Ep.10) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

It always frustrates me when I have to let go of a show so close to the end of a season, but I cannot allow this show to get by on being the same thing every week and offering nothing new beyond a different couple characters and two new dishes. The show has always been extremely lazy in its writing and I allowed it to get by on the basis of having some cute girls and a ton of food porn. But after 10 episodes I’m at my wit’s end with the show. It has to go.

THE GOOD

  • Kuro once again (for a minute at most)
  • I did enjoy the fairies trying to eat a crepe, as well as the elves connecting together because of the restaurant

THE BAD

  • In the end, the show for 9/10 episodes has done the exact same thing over and over and it’s time to call it out on that

Episode Score: 2.5/5 ***DROPPED***


Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

A very standard swimsuit episode, as I expected from this anime. Sure, they did introduce Sango and Kokuyou (who I’m not too big on so far) and brought some interest in Babylon existing in this world, but this was a fan service episode through and through, there’s no point in denying that fact. They brought back every conceivable girl, hell even Tsubaki got a daydream swimsuit image (which she rocked by the way!), so yeah, fan service. Can’t complain.

And the winner of the swimsuit episode…LAPIS! Honestly, sure she had a conservative get-up with shorts on, but the colours and style matched up with her perfectly and she really exploded onto the screen for me. Elze and Linze went the stripes route and was fine, Yae went single-colour and honestly I didn’t think the purple worked for her very well. If anything, second place went to Leen and Tsubaki took third.

THE GOOD

  • I will never tire of swimsuit episodes, don’t care what anyone thinks
  • Interest in the Babylon thing that ended the episode

THE BAD

  • Didn’t take to Sango and Kokuyou well

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jikan no Shihaisha (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

FINALLY!!! We now know what’s going on and we got an extra “truth” in as well. The obvious revelation is that the Horologue that stole Victo’s time and memories in the first place is the one who created this time loop within his hometown. Not only that, but he has taken a human form through all the time he’s eaten over the years. After that, Victo continues to be the pathetic excuse of a man he’s become in the second half and it appears Kiri is taking over from here. Secondly, we seem to have confirmation that Mina (aka Nana) is legitimately Kiri’s mother and Victo’s wife, although there’s still a hint of doubt in there, like there’s one final piece to the story that hasn’t been told. Perhaps Mina took the place of Victo’s real wife, perhaps Mina herself is a Horologue that is playing the role of Nana, who knows? But there’s a lot going on now that really makes me interested in the last few episodes to go.

THE GOOD

  • A few revelations really making the story more interesting
  • A cool villain in the Horologue’s human form

THE BAD

  • Bill being killed off like nothing
  • Victo still being a pathetic mess

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


New Game!! (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

This was a nice “near the end” level of episode. The game is nearly finished, Nene is making strides as a programmer, Momiji and Tsubame are starting to fit in with the rest of Eagle Jump, hell even Kou and Rin are progressing in their potential lovers relationship. I actually thought they might’ve had a kiss for a second there. But yeah, nothing too crazy here, some funny pet stuff, a few cute moments, specifically with Nene, who has really grown on me this season, but there wasn’t anything huge that stood out for me this episode. It was just a great watch.

THE GOOD

  • Cute all around with pets, Nene, all that jazz
  • Some real progress with various sidestories on the show

THE BAD

  • Nothing of real note to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

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One comment

  1. I’m kind of glad now I didn’t invest a lot of time in Restaurant to Another World. It was a first episode drop from me but I was kind of wondering if I should go back and check it out, but after reading your reason for dropping it, I’m pretty happy with my choice now.
    Thanks for sharing.

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