Week # 8 – Spring Anime 2018

Week # 8 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.8)

THOUGHTS

I’m not sure whether to be confused or annoyed that for a second episode the show has run towards the Peter Pan concept like we saw last week. I mean look, I’m not hating this episode, but given how there was originally supposed to be an arc with Futaba trying to get her advanced license, that’s been throw out the window for a little while now, so it’s kind of infuriating that we’re getting such a long aside here, not to mention that it’s very likely this will be another full episode.

Now I have my suspicions on what’s going on here. I cannot explain the dream world, that part is impossible. But is it possible that this world is truly a manifestation of the feelings between Mato and this other teacher that I cannot remember his name? He does appear similar to Peter. That’s all I can say for sure.

But yeah, I like and also don’t like how this dream thing is now taking essentially a quarter of the entire show.

THE GOOD

  • I am admittedly curious with where this arc goes, specifically with Mato

THE BAD

  • I’m also admittedly frustrated how this is taking so much of the season

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Butlers X Battlers (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Like the week before, we’re ramping things up with more and more characters awakening to the Butler bloodline they are all seemingly apart of. Is it a little dumb that they all just happen to have ties to thus rare bloodline? Of course it is, but it’s a show about pretty boys and involves time travel, I’m not expecting amazingly detailed reasoning here.

At least Dracula is part of the group.

THE GOOD

  • Still interested in where the show is going
  • Dracula has powers too

THE BAD

  • A little too ridiculous that EVERY single one of these boys are Butlers

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Comic Girls (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

A fun episode, full of stupidity, laziness, ridiculousness and Kaos crying every other sentence. Remember how I said she was starting to mature? Yeah…that didn’t keep improving. I love how they’re trying to make it seem like she’s just really strong and keeps going, but I’m starting to view it more like she’s a glutton for punishment. Either way, got a lot more out of the older girls this week, which was nice. Throw in a quick scream from Fuura and you have a decent episode!

THE GOOD

  • Nice to see the adults get some time this episode

THE BAD

  • Kaos backtracking a bit

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Hinamatsuri (Ep.8) 

THOUGHTS

Is it weird that when this show has an okay episode, it’s like a high score for it? That’s how frustrating the show has been in the first half and now it’s starting to actually do a few things right. The biggest one this episode was that I actually enjoyed Hina throughout the entirety of the episode. She actually appears to be having some thoughts beyond being lazy and eating, thus she ends up being partially entertaining. I was admittedly disappointed with the Mami arc, if you’d call it that. I was hoping she’d carry on this Master stuff with Hina longer than half an episode, this was ended way too early. I would’ve looked for her to be similar to Hitomi, she just starts getting caught in more things as the show rolls forward. But yeah, a decent episode.

THE GOOD

  • Hina actually starting to show signs of improvement

THE BAD

  • Mami story concluded way, way too soon

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Mahou Shoujo Ore (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

A fun episode, though not without the usual blandness of it. Saki’s mother is a bit too ridiculous, but then again I tend to have a problem with parents who still act like children. But yeah, as a whole the show continues to sputter on, barely being above average to the point I have no real reason to drop the show. It’s sad, but that’s really it, the show is just good enough that I can’t give a legitimate reason as to why you shouldn’t watch it. Sure it’s a little bland, but it’s still funny and ridiculous. And that’s what I like.

THE GOOD

  • Saki’s mother is insane
  • I want to see more from the PRISMA girls

THE BAD

  • The usual “Meh!” nature of the show

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Space Battleship Tiramisu (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Isuzu’s a whiny bitch (it’s actually annoying now) and now back on the Tiramisu there’s a robot trying to get Subaru kicked off the ship basically the second he gets back. Normally you’d think it’d be funny, but in actuality, this was kind irritating. Meh.

THE GOOD

  • Nothing much, really

THE BAD

  • The robot was funny for a moment then dropped the act and it became dumb
  • The more I think about it, the more I’m only interested in Subaru and Leroy

Episode Score: 2.5/5


To Be Heroine (Ep.2) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

I’m dropping it. I could give you a list of reasons as to why, but most importantly I just can’t make sense of what I’m watching. If you’ve been reading my weeklies for a while now, you know how much I enjoy the weird stuff, the absurd, the over-the-top. This is what happens when you try to make an anime that falls into those categories, but have no real control over it. Even the most insane shows I watch have sense to them. The most I can really grab from this show is like Futaba is creating a world as this bizarre representation of a myriad of suppressed childhood memories and pain she’s dealt with and even if I’m 100% right on this, the way the show’s doing it is in a way that’s extremely difficult to follow.

I can see how this show could end up being really good, but I cannot justify it to myself to watch any further, when these two episodes have been as boring as they’ve been.

THE GOOD

  • I honestly can’t really grab anything overly positive, other than that it wasn’t an insultingly bad episode

THE BAD

  • Continues to be boring, nonsensical and difficult to follow along with
  • No character after these two episodes is interesting to me, nor do I enjoy listening to them

Episode Score: 1.5/5

3 comments

  1. Lol on Butlers what does the They mean? I like the simplicity of the summary.

    Like

    1. CSRadical · · Reply

      You see, the show did this amazing thing where the characters altogether did–

      Ah screw it. I’m dumb and somehow forgot to write the summary for that episode, lol.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I was totally trying to analyze what that meant haha! You got me there.

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: