Week # 7 – Spring Anime 2018

Week # 7 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.7)

THOUGHTS

That was extremely weird. A Peter Pan ghost in the school on overnight stays who tries to take kids who don’t want to grow up away? There’s so much to digest with this, not to mention the fact that Mato has the ability to see ghosts like this and knows enough to be able to save Ai from being taken away by him. It was also weird to see Ai so easily swayed, given how she’s the sturdy one out of all of the girls. But yeah, man, that was a really, REALLY fucking odd episode to throw in there. Hell, this season has been quite strange, with lucid dreaming and now yokai are 100% real in this show. It’s quite the strange collection of things they’re throwing in the pot this season.

But most importantly, was it a good episode? Eh, it’s was fine at best.

THE GOOD

  • …I guess I’d call it a very interesting plot during this episode?

THE BAD

  • Just felt weird and out of place for the show

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Butlers X Battlers (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

They officially have my attention. The reality appears to be that most of the characters we’ve seen are also Butlers or descendants of them. Haruto and the cafe owner is confirmed, I’m willing to bet Holmes is as well and maybe even Dracula. So at Episode 6 we’re seeing the surprises come out, so it’s only a matter of time now before things really start to kick into high gear. Hopefully there’s still fun in all of this and it doesn’t get all super broody serious, but for the time being, I’m in and ready to go!

THE GOOD

  • Surprises with Haruto and the cafe owner being descendants

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5


Comic Girls (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Another great episode and FUURA’S STILL AROUND!!! So everything’s at max percent, everything I’ve liked thus far about the show was in full force, there’s really nothing I can complain about, aside from the fact Tsubasa didn’t get a lot of screen time this week. But we got a little ecchi, more Fuura hijinks, Kaos actually maturing a tiny bit (pun totally intended) and hell, Koyume’s finally getting her career really started. Makes you start to wonder if they’re going to push Kaos finally becoming a serialized artist herself soon enough.

THE GOOD

  • Fuura’s still around and not in the background
  • Ruki continues to push the waifu tier this season
  • Kaos maturing

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hinamatsuri (Ep.7) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

Huh. It actually survived another week on the basis of comedy, something the show has been struggling with for me. Sure, there is the additional enjoyment I’m getting out of Anzu having a better life now (though I admit I keep thinking it’s somehow going to end), but Hina actually had a couple of good jokes in there when it came to her wanting to be the student council president. Now I’m not going to tell you this was a great episode, there’s still a lot of work to be done, so the show is still staying on notice. But hey, if it can stay at least at this quality level, it’ll survive until the very end.

THE GOOD

  • Anzu continues to enjoy a better life
  • Hina actually being quite entertaining with her student council arc

THE BAD

  • Kind of a waste of a final act with the Nitta/Utako date

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari (Ep.6) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

It’s amazing to me that a show with such a wide range of characters can come off so dull and boring. Wiseman and Choco, really since Episode 2 have been the only bright spots and they can’t do enough to save this show for me. Episodes tend to be boring, uninspired and have jokes that just don’t hit. Their main cast is horrendous, Haru is one of the most boring main characters I’ve ever seen, Liza doesn’t really seem to fit into any box, so I can’t really get any sort of traction on her, and Gajeru’s just an idiot. Campanella and Erika each don’t really show much personality either, so it’s really down to Wiseman and Choco and when they’re either the foils or the one-liner character, that’s not enough for an anime to succeed.

Thinking about it more, I gave this show way too much time to recover, because the art style and design really worked with me, so I was hoping it would finally get some good comedy in there and have some fun, but instead they don’t really throw anything significant in, there’s no story, there’s really no comedy, hell there isn’t even really any ecchi, aside from the obligatory hot spring episode. There’s not much to grab at unless you really like the source material and as someone on the outside looking in, this show has given me zero reason to keep moving forward.

THE GOOD

  • Wiseman and Choco, that’s all I can really say

THE BAD

  • A really interesting concept yielding zero results
  • The cast cannot hold together a show that is not hitting at all with me

Episode Score: 1.5/5

Status: Dropped


Mahou Shoujo Ore (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Nothing overwhelming this week in either direction. There’s slight interest with what Sayo’s going to do, with her broken down body and there is slight interest with Saki shattering her weapon, though admittedly I don’t understand why this happened, it’s not really explained. After all, you don’t beat the demons with magic…you just beat them to death. Are you expecting me to believe Sayo “gently” beats them to death? But on the other side, the show just didn’t do anything extraordinary, which has continually been the case. The show isn’t having a bad day, but man oh man it’s frustrating watching it fail to get over the hump.

THE GOOD

  • Intrigue with Sayo and Saki’s futures

THE BAD

  • Extremely uneventful episode

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Space Battleship Tiramisu (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Episode-wise, nothing too special here, just getting to know Isuzu a little more this week.

I’m a little mad I must admit…his brother is actually pretty pathetic, given the badass look that he has. He constantly forgets shit, is extremely meek and honestly very girly it would seems.

…Which really makes it hard for me not to love him!!!

THE GOOD

  • I want to hug Isuzu a little bit…
  • Hilarious contrast between how Isuzu looks and how he actually acts

THE BAD

  • I want to take a bath after watching this episode…and not in that green shit

Episode Score: 3.5/5


To Be Heroine (Ep.1)

THOUGHTS

So this randomly appeared on Crunchyroll and it’s only one episode. So I figured since the list is getting so short, might as well look at this and see what’s up!

It’s so fucking weird and random. Now you’d think this is a good thing, given the kinds of shows I like, but in this specific case, the random isn’t all that funny and the weirdness is downright wrong due to the whole “tiny children in their underwear” stuff. So I’m putting the show on notice, just to see what one more episode entails. Otherwise, this will be an easy drop, as this first episode really didn’t get my attention beyond making me raise my eyebrows over and over again.

THE GOOD

  • I mean…they got the weird and random parts right

THE BAD

  • Unfortunately the weird and random aren’t yielding comedic results and there’s no one I’m interested in at this point
  • Mascot baby is annoying as fuck

Episode Score: 2/5

Status: On Notice

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