Week #8 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #8 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

FINALLY!!! The moment I’ve been waiting all season for! The fifth and final member has arrived! Isn’t she cute?!

…And she’s he’s a trap.

…Hideri’s almost my favourite already. Seriously, he has created an even more insane atmosphere around the cafe, he has the best facial expressions, aside from Maika’s sadism and he works off of every character so well, except for Kaho, who’s kind of played the odd-girl out during this episode. It honestly annoys me that it took this long to bring Hideri in, he missed the swimsuit episode for god’s sake!!!

Ahem, anyways, this episode puts the show right back into form and hopefully the craziness only continues for the rest of the season because of it.

THE GOOD

  • Hideri single-handedly has elevated this show

THE BAD

  • Hopefully it’s not a consistent issue, but Mafuyu and Kaho especially has almost zero screen time

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Certainly better than last week, but man, talk about throwing every cliche in the fucking book here:

  1. Main character is told she will be the one who kills everyone
  2. Main character denies this fate, aims to save everyone
  3. Shitty main villain responds by “killing” main character’s best friend/love interest
  4. Turns out best friend/love interest only got shot in not lethal areas, was never in danger
  5. Good guys barely escape while villain claims he will accomplish everything he wants
  6. Member of the main cast aims to kill the main character because of what she is

Seriously, man! This show in two episodes has gone from really good and interesting, to downright cliche and infuriating. It still has the charm that has kept me with the show and I’m so mad at it that I want to drop it (much like Shokugeki no Souma), but man oh man is it pissing me off that six episodes of awesomeness has turned into two straight episodes where I’m like “COME ON! GIMME SOMETHING TO WORK WITH HERE!!!”

THE GOOD

  • I’m really REALLY interested in Guinevere

THE BAD

  • As cliche as it fucking gets
  • Finis is a horrendously annoying villain

Episode Score: 2.5/5

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Well that was a fight, now wasn’t it? Shame though, as it’s wasted in an episode that doesn’t explain anything from what we needed answers to after last week’s episode. We still know nothing about El Dorado, why Sophie is being summoned by the “king” of it and really what the whole plan from these Horrors are. Sure, we know that Dark Knight is either Luke’s father, or his father figure, but that’s really it. Other than that, we had an awesome battle between Dark Knight and Sword, but fights are only as good as the reasons for why they fight and we really didn’t have one, other than the fact that they’re supposed to be enemies. So in the end, not as strong an episode as it could’ve been.

THE GOOD

  • Fantastic battle between Sword and Dark Knight

THE BAD

  • Nothing has been explained, in fact now I have more questions than I did last week

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Awww, this was such a downer episode! But for the right reasons. The show really nails down the hardships of people falling in love and then realizing they’re just not the one. This is seemingly happening for both Miyako and Haruto. Miyako loves Itsuki, but sees that he and Nayuta get along so perfectly, she feels like she’s no match for her. Haruto loves Miyako, but knows without a shadow of a doubt that she only has eyes for Itsuki, so how does he compete with that? It such a tough road that I don’t know how I’d handle. I never had that kind of experience, I’d just get flat-out rejected, so god only knows how I’d deal with the knowledge that there’s someone else that I can’t compete with.

Aside from that, the episode had its fun moments with the amusement park and Nayu’s dirty novel, but the focus was certainly on the romantic downfalls for both Miyako and Haruto.

THE GOOD

  • Well-written, realistic feeling stories featuring characters falling in love but realizing they aren’t the one
  • Some funny moments with Nayu’s dirty novel, etc.

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

This was a great episode from a philosophical standpoint. It goes to show you what fear can do to the human mind, make them twist the truth into something so insane that it defies all human logic. A radio outpost that’s making people do criminal things? Crazy, right? In reality, the country in question that Shizu, Riku and Ti visit is a normal country. It has murderers like everyone else. I really liked how Shizu handled the situation at the very end and you could almost twist his words there as well. Who knows, maybe he was testing to see if they’d go crazy on their own by letting them believe they’d all go into a murderous rage the next day? We’re to understand he made up the new outpost and the scare just to prove there’s nothing there anymore, but even then, would they all just immediately believe nothing’s wrong anymore? It’s quite the interesting idea.

THE GOOD

  • Really interesting story
  • Happy to see Shizu and the gang back

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Konohana Kitan (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

The longer this show goes on, the less I understand about the world they all live in. Now a human falls into the world and can go back, like she was just dreaming? Satsuki tries to explain this in the episode, but the reasoning is so wishy-washy.

And then…WHAT THE FUCK?!!! We had a really nice story with the girl who washed up on the beach now we have a kid who was given up for adoption or something? The hell, man?! I mean, it comes off like the world Konohanatei is in is a spirit world in every sense, not just for the dead, but those dreaming and perhaps in a coma. I also writing this as I watch, something I don’t do often and now it seems to have popped up that the girl from before is the older man’s step-daughter. Even crazier, time seems to not exist in the world either, as the young boy who shows up earlier comes back all grown up and with the older man…AND HE WAS A DOG! AND THE OLD MAN IS BLIND!!!

I can’t write swerves that good. Sweet Jesus.

My only question though…how as a dog does Kaito have the thought that he’ll grow up to be rich and work hard and thoughts like that?

THE GOOD

  • Swerve central!
  • Nice story with the girl in the first half

THE BAD

  • Confusion. Lots of confusion.

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Right off the bat, you can’t do anything but not root for these two, especially knowing that Moriko and Yuta knew each other during an extremely difficult time in Yuta’s life, where he was mourning the loss of his adopted parents.

And now that the episode’s over…GAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

The cliffhanger, oh it hurts so bad, I want to see Moriko’s reaction now that Yuta found a pair and finally told her (without his phone battery dying) that he’s Lily and the two of them have known each other years before in a different game. I admit, I have a fear that she’ll somehow get upset with him because he lied or some bullshit, but I hope the show does what it should do and bring them even closer together, so with two episodes left, we get the happy ending we’ve been wanting since Episode 1 or 2.

THE GOOD

  • It’s finally happened!

THE BAD

  • I have to wait until next week for Moriko’s reaction!!! >_<

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Pretty standard episode, though the tables have turned with Sora being ill. Classic trope in Chihiro not being able to cook at all, so she makes him a drink instead. Nothing special here.

THE GOOD

  • Nothing really all that good

THE BAD

  • But nothing really that bad either

Episode Score: 2.5/5


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.8) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

…So he won on his own merit. Okay. That’s a start.

For once the episode wasn’t trying to drag you through the metaphorical mud, so thank god for that. However, I will certainly be keeping my eyes on this show, because of the nature of the characters in question.

For the remainder of this season, I will keep it on a light “on notice” kind of warning, as in that the show is treading on thin ice and if a single episode pisses me off in the way last week’s episode did, I will not hesitate to stop covering it. I want to also say that I would still likely watch the show, but by dropping it, I remove coverage of it, therefore giving it less of a platform.

THE GOOD

  • No bullshit reasons for Soma winning
  • An episode without tears or anger (not counting Eizan)

THE BAD

  • The potential of the arc reverting right back to where it was last week

Episode Score: 4/5 

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