Week # 6 – Spring Anime 2018

Week # 6 has arrived with the 2018 spring 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!!!***


Amanchu! Advance (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Well it seems pretty clear at this point that we’re going to have two love stories play out, except one may more about loss. With this episode, we now know for sure that there is something between Futaba and Hikari (Futaba’s made it pretty clear, in my opinion) and hell, Kokoro sort of has a desire to enter into the fray as well. But what really struck me at the end was Mato talking about her past and feeling like she’d left something behind, clearly showing the male teacher we’ve been seeing this season. It’s very obvious that Mato and this guy had a thing together and it broke somewhere along the way. Curious to see where we go from here.

THE GOOD

  • Futaba/Hikari/Kokoro make a hilarious love triangle
  • Very curious about Mato now

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Butlers X Battlers (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

Well shit, that escalated, didn’t it? After J’s careless searching for Tenna’s pendant, he finally manages to get it away from Tsubasa, only to be attacked by a new Butler (we’ve yet to see the identity of) AND in the process of doing so, killing Haruto by crushing him with a pillar broken during the fight. Now is he actually dead? By realism, he sure should be, but given the show’s powers and since we’ve still surely got a few surprises left, I imagine either he will survive by some wizardry and bullshit OR he’ll be brought back to life somehow. I just can’t imagine him staying dead, if he even ends up being dead. Good episode, glad to see it ramp up a bit.

THE GOOD

  • New threat involved
  • J finally has to come to terms that his actions either killed or damn well nearly killed someone else close to him

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Comic Girls (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

So somehow after five fantastic episodes of this show, there’s still a new character than can we me over. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore Tsubasa and Ruki is such a beauty, but holy fuck does Fuura bring this show to a whole ‘nother level! What bugs me though, is I’m getting the sense she won’t be around the entire time and may just be a once every couple episodes kind of girl. Also they bring her in after the swimsuit episode?! SHAME!!!

Also, their teacher discovering her idol manga author is Tsubasa was extremely entertaining, though I’ll admit it still bugs me a little bit how she literally looks to be only (at most) 5 years older than them. Throws me off a little bit.

THE GOOD

  • Fuura. Just Fuura alone sells this week for me

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 


Hinamatsuri (Ep.6) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

With a minute left in the show, I was about to be like “Y’know, the second half wasn’t terrible, but it’s clear to me the direction of this show isn’t worth hanging onto”…

And then Anzu struck. That first picture you’ll see below of her happily crying. I have mentioned coming close to crying a couple of times and she in one fell swoop hit that level for me. I was expecting the usual emotional wave of her just letting out one big cry to finish things off, but instead she smiled. That hit he super hard, because I wasn’t expecting it and goddamn was it ever the perfect moment.

So y’know what? The show is still on notice because the first half was awful. Once again, Hina proves to be not funny at all. But goddamn Anzu just gave the show one more week to try and figure itself out.

THE GOOD

  • Anzu literally saving the show at the last possible moment, giving me a rare near-cry

THE BAD

  • First half was extremely dull, Yoshifumi and Hina continue to just not click at all with me

Episode Score: 4/5 (2/5 not counting Anzu)

Status: On Notice

 

 

 


Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

Well that was frustrating to watch, for more reasons than one. The more important one is that the episode just wasn’t entertaining at all, the jokes didn’t hit and given that we pretty much knew what was going to happen, the blow had been hit before the show actually threw the punch, so there was no lasting impact. On the other side, watching what quite honestly is a grand exaggeration of mobile gacha games, it just wasn’t even funny. The show has taken good potshots before this episode, but this one was just straight up twisting things around. You never get one-star rolls all the time, you do get guaranteed rares, so when this episode fakes that at all out, it’s not funny anymore so much as it’s just frustrating.

So like I mentioned in my recent video on how this season has been so bad, my fears have come true in that this show needs to be put on notice because it’s now gone from entertaining to extremely tedious to watch.

THE GOOD

  • Honestly? Nothing really, I didn’t smile once

THE BAD

  • Excessive over-exaggeration of mobile gacha games
  • Potshots were in bad form, every joke missed by a country mile

Episode Score: 1.5/5

Status: On Notice


Mahou Shoujo Ore (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

A much better episode, y’know…CAUSE IT WAS AN ACTUAL FUCKING EPISODE!!! The hot springs hijinks were in full force, making fun of the usual fare you’d see in this type of episode, though I’ll admit it carried on waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long and had essentially no real fighting in it, as Sakuyo’s little spat wasn’t really anything to speak of. Now halfway into the show, I’m getting kind of annoyed with the whole “isn’t that douche guy totally evil?!” crap and I’m actually expecting them to pull a fast one and be like “Oh, he’s not the villain, he’s just a giant douche in real life.” instead. But whatever, the show’s at least still being funny.

THE GOOD

  • Lots of funny moments with these hot springs hijinks

THE BAD

  • The sauna stuff with Mohiro did drag on a little too long

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Space Battleship Tiramisu (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Subaru saves Christmas (not really) and we learn that “Cody” was actually his long-lost brother, who’s that sexy motherfucking blonde eyepatch-wearing boy we’ve been seeing for weeks now.

…Get those two with Leroy in some crazy over-the-top space hot springs scene and we’ve got ourselves the greatest anime in history!!!

THE GOOD

  • Total randomness with Subaru’s love for Christmas
  • BLONDIE’S ARRIVED!!!

THE BAD

  • I want to bathe in hand sanitizer after that Shigeruko spit scene *shudder*

Episode Score: 4/5

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