Week #12-13 – Summer Anime 2017

Week #12 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.12)

THOUGHTS

After 12 episodes we now having the entire gang together, all the witches Haruto has saved (INCLUDING KAYO!!!) have come together in an attempt to awaken Haruto from what appears to have been a very long sleep. However I’m bothered by how they react to him, I’m trying to understand what they see that’s so wrong and different to them. After all, wasn’t the one figure skating girl asleep for decades given that she woke up as an old woman? Either way, I’m extremely curious as to what the end really is, I’m unsure what that church and that doctor has to do with it and I’m still not even 100% sure if Eve is truly bad or not, though I’m heavily leaning in that direction now. Well! One episode left, we’ll see how it ends!

THE GOOD

  • So happy to see everyone back, including Kayo of course, that got me emotional
  • I’m sold on the way this ending is being done, still mysterious, I have a stake in what happens, all that jazz

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


18if (Ep.13)

THOUGHTS

Wow, what a mixed bag of a finale! To start off, HOW FUCKING FUNNY WAS IT THAT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ENTIRE HUMAN WORLD WAS SAVED BY GIRL TALK?!!! That whole segment had me in stitches, Eve as pissed off as she was calmed down just from a bunch of girls talking about how dumb men are, which by the way is 100% true, I am fully aware of how dumb I am. The whole thing was so good, just the witches and Eve eating cake and drinking tea talking about their problems, it was hilarious. However, like I said at the start, it was a mixed bag.

Haruto as we are led to believe is Adam, as in Adam and Eve. We think he’s about to kiss Eve, turning her into a normal girl and thus waking up and the two being regular humans in the human world. Instead, he decides to go to Heaven with Eve and die in the human world. And as the episode ends, none of the witches or the professor have heard back from him. So that’s your ending, Haruto never wakes up and in fact, he dies. Not only does he die, but they haven’t seen him since. So…great?

THE GOOD

  • Hilarious first half, showing how the apocalypse can be avoided
  • Great to see literally everyone together at the end

THE BAD

  • Haruto dies and it’s made to be so non-chalant and unimportant
  • We also don’t see Haruto returning to the dream world, much like he promised before leaving everyone

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Aho Girl (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

First show this week to completely end its season. This show really had it all, the humour was random and on-point, the characters all had their unique traits going on and they meshed well together, I really didn’t have much to complain about this season. This episode took us ten years into the past as we see Yoshiko and Akuru first few hijinks together and showing us that for sure there’s no tsundere attitude coming from Akuru, he straight up hates Yoshiko and wants to get as far away from her as possible. I was hoping for a little more with the other girls though, we basically get nothing from the others, it’s just Yoshiko.

THE GOOD

  • Ridiculous humour that any five year-olds could never create

THE BAD

  • The other girls got no real screen time in this last episode
  • The whole “they’re the exact same, just five years old” didn’t work so well with me, it was a tad bit awkward

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Centaur no Nayami (Ep.12) 

THOUGHTS

Well that first half was a fan service epic! The second half…serious, why were they arm wrestling?! But yeah, lots of good ecchi in that first half, but the second half was just…what the fuck?! The show itself has been like that, some really good bits and some really dumb bits. Overall, the show may just be the weakest of those I finished and really didn’t live up to the potential it had with the fantastic cast of characters they had. Lot of wasted potential with this show.

THE GOOD

  • Ecchi-ridden first half

THE BAD

  • Second half made zero sense as to why it was there

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

I’m shocked. Sure, throughout the series we’ve had confirmations of love between both parties, we’ve seen kisses, all that lovey-dovey jazz. But for this entire final episode to be devoted not to any final boss kind of plot, but instead focus on the almost unheard of topic of legitimate marriage by not just one male and one female character, but MULTIPLE FEMALES, IN FACT THERE ARE FIVE MORE YET TO CONFESS TO TOUYA!!! That in itself is one of the most surprising and amazing things I have ever seen an anime do. As a veteran of harem-style anime shows, love confessions are already in short supply, marriage even rarer. But I’m not sure if any harem anime has actually legitimately had the male protagonist not only confess to being in love with multiple girls, but plans to actually marry them. Wow!

That aside, the episode itself however isn’t too much to gawk at. There’s no real ecchi aside from the “catching them undressing” flashback that we discover the God of Love intentionally set up for him and the comedy of the show isn’t quite there either. What the episode does though is not wind you up for a sequel, regardless that they show five more wives, Leen likely to be one of them. Could there be a sequel? Sure, but they don’t leave you with a cliffhangar or an insulting “will they fuck?” kind of comedy gag. It’s pretty much implied that once Touya matures a little more (or the episode ends) that these five so far will definitely be “involved” with each other. And for that, I give a standing ovation for an anime finally willing to do this, instead of not having anyone end up with the main character so their viewership can still dream of taking a fictional character that doesn’t exist as their wife. Can’t we all just stick to dreaming about having sex with various anime girls? Who cares if they’re married or in a relationship, we can always dream this happens before the marriage and confessions!

THE GOOD

  • Unheard of end results with Touya and the four girls

THE BAD

  • Nothing to go crazy about in terms of a climatic ending

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Jikan no Shihaisha (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

Victor has finally broken out 100% of the chains holding him back and boy oh boy did we get a hell of an emotional moment out of it. Turns out that his parents, or at least his mother knew he was her son almost right away when the group showed up, thus Victor at least with his mother finally gets the opportunity to apologize and atone for the years he didn’t cherish with his family before they died. And now with Aiks going full “this isn’t even my final form”, we’ve got the big battle to end it all next week. However one question remains, are we ever going to see this “His Majesty”? Or is this a second season character?

THE GOOD

  • Really emotional moment between Victor and his mother
  • Villain has gone full Frieza on the main cast

THE BAD

  • Still being left in the dark on who this “His Majesty” character is

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Jikan no Shihaisha (Ep.13)

THOUGHTS

The ending left quite a lot to be desired, in all honesty. Aiks as we discovered even in defeat has not been 100% killed, thus Victor (who barely survives death) still remains in his younger form, which I suppose isn’t all that bad, as I don’t think Victor butt would be as good when it’s 27 years older. There was some emotion in the ending, but when it’s understood that there’s no way the show is just killing off its main character like that, the impact isn’t as hard as it could be in other shows. But after the end of this season, I’m still very happy with how the show went, I got more than I ever could’ve expected out of this show. I had it slated to be a quick drop based on the plot summary and it turned out to be one of the few to finish and one I’d still rate quite highly.

THE GOOD

  • Good final battle
  • Very funny ending to the final episode of the season

THE BAD

  • The stakes never truly felt high in the battle
  • Seems like a cop out to not have Victor regain his time after all this

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Game!! (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

It was emotional, it was sweet, it was funny, but Kou still kept her pants on. I almost feel like giving that a 1/5 rating given that we saw her only go pantsless twice all season, it’s extremely disappointing! But jokes aside, the episode really was very emotional and heartwarming. Kou really has left Eagle Jump to improve her skills in a completely different market, working for a French studio. Poor girl’s going to be working for Ubisoft, I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. We got almost everything we wanted, Momiji finally stopped being a bitch, Umiko actually said something nice to Kou, everyone got drunk again and Aoba finally let Kou have it for all the crap she’s done to her.

But the most important thing we wanted was only half-done and I have to devote an entire paragraph to this, as it’s an issue I’ve really got to nail down and might at some point write an entire article about. I am so sick and tired of anime refusing to 100% love. Smartphone is getting praised endlessly from me for actually having the balls to do it, which shouldn’t be ballsy at all to do so! But anime has this thing about making sure every conceivable girl is single so anime weebs (yes, I am calling out that name when I myself am one) can continue to dream about them being their waifu. Y’know…they are fictional, you can dream about them being your wife even if they’re married canonically. It frustrates me to no end and I now demand a third season be produced so it can end with Kou either returning from her time in France, or at least coming back on vacation so that she and Rin can finally have that perfect moment. I will not rest until this anime shows those two kissing, for fuck’s sake they’r two consenting adults and they’re in love, FUCKING SHOW IT ALREADY!!!

But yeah, the episode was a great send-off and I really REALLY hope it isn’t over, I absolutely want a third season. I want to see Momiji and Tsubame grow, I want to see Nene actually develop (pun intended) into a legitimate programmer and hell, I want to see Aoba become a team lead. That is…unless Hifumi gets there first.

THE GOOD

  • Very emotional and heartwarming
  • A good send-off to a beloved character

THE BAD

  • Tough to know where the show will go without Kou there (if there’s a following season)

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

One comment

  1. In Another World With My Smartphone definitely went somewhere unexpected. While the anime and story as a whole still isn’t brilliant, I had a lot of fun with the show, and that ending was fantastic in that the show had used so many cliches all the way along and then it broke through and did something totally unexpected right at the end. Very enjoyable watch this season.
    I’m still kind of stuck on the end of 18if though. Not sure I liked how it resolved things.

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