Week # 9 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!!!***
I’m unsure whether I like or hate this ending. I suppose if I really think about it, it’s probably the right ending. Mato is reunited with her love and Ai takes a back seat, because y’know…Towano (what a shocker that the guy with the same hair, but just older, he was Peter all along!) is like double her age, if not more. The journey to getting their was very cliche, a lot of existential monologues and all that jazz, so that part wasn’t as fun. I think as a whole, this 3-episode arc kinda sucked compared to everything else. Sure Mato has something in her life now, but it came at the expense of so much more.
Here’s what we didn’t get over the last 3 episodes:
- ACTUAL DIVING!!!
- Futaba working towards her advanced license
- More relationship development with Futaba and Hikari
- Kokoro has been completely missing these last three episodes
There’s way too much that was thrown to the wayside over this 3-episode arc. If it had been a lot better, I could look past this, but given the majority of the arc and the way it’s ended overall, it’s just not worth the time lost. There was too much confusion, it was boring at times and quite frankly, it just didn’t fit. All this arc did is explain why we had that weird dream sequence with Futaba, so we could see that dream control was a possibility here. But yeah, overall this arc just wasted valuable time that could’ve been used elsewhere.
- Decent ending, Mato got what she needed
- Overall waste of valuable time, didn’t need to be three episodes
- Way too easy to figure out who Peter would turn out to be
Episode Score: 3.5/5
So everyone’s got their powers going and it’s pretty much set that the headmaster is the villain and the greenhouse guy is likely the one who attacked J a few episodes ago. As of right now, I’m in standby mode. I can’t say this is a great episode, as it was more of an information dump than anything else. Sure, Dracula getting smacked in the face with a volleyball was funny, Ren giving himself boobs accidentally was fucking hysterical, but until we really get to the meat and potatoes of this show, I can’t really sit here and tell you much otherwise. We’ve got at least 4 episodes to go, to which I have to admit that perhaps this show needs far more than a 12-episode run to make better use of the time.
Because if it is only 12 episodes, having everyone awaken to their powers after two-thirds of the show being completed…not so great.
- Dracula getting smacked around
- Ren freaking over having boobs was hilarious
- Nothing to complain about this week
Episode Score: 4/5
A decent episode, certainly not as strong as we’ve seen from other episodes. The first half was good, getting to see Tsubasa in a more feminine light was refreshing, although it mostly just confirmed how much I love tomboy Tsubasa. Koyume apparently puts on weight, though they really don’t show it at all, the one time she can’t put on a dress doesn’t help, she literally looks the same. I think this episode however shows that those two are indeed a great couple together, they really build off one another. But they better not get together, otherwise who else will Ruki grope for her material?
As for the second half, it sucked. Plain and simple. There was nothing funny (yes that included them finding their teacher’s old manuscript) going on, they only really confirmed their friendships, something that I think was pretty apparently at this point. But at least Fuura broke it up at the end to make it funny, I needed that laugh.
- Koyume and Tsubasa are so great together
- Feminine Tsubasa sucks
- Second half was boring
Episode Score: 3/5
An actually entertaining episode. Really enjoyed the Mao opening, where it was basically making fun of Cast Away and those types of survival on a deserted island kind of films. I really hope she shows up next week, I want to see her interact with Hina and Anzu. I also really like how they’re still bringing in new characters and they’re fitting into things perfectly, like they’d been there all along. The Nitta nearly getting whacked bit was questionable at best, it was dumb comedy and not the good kind. Hina however trying to celebrate Nitta’s promotion, once again she comes off very funny in this act, moving away from her usual dry and boring routine and having some genuinely smile-worthy moments. For a show that I couldn’t wait to drop a few weeks ago, it’s actually starting to make progress.
So by that logic, next week is going to be the worst episode ever…
- Hina continues to improve
- I liked Mao, can’t wait to see her with everyone else
- Nitta’s near-death act was very dull
Episode Score: 4/5
It was fine, I guess. I mean I got what I wanted, more from the PRISMA girls. I suppose it’s pretty funny how even though Michiru is extremely obvious with her emotions, she can’t generate the Love Power necessary for a proper transformation and is now become a running joke, it seems. I’m admittedly annoyed with Hyoe and how I now have it in my end that he’s not the actual villain, because it’s so fucking obvious that he is. So at this point, I almost just want the season to get moving along here so it can be over so average shows like this are gone from the weeklies.
Cause if I’m being completely honest here folks, this show is only on the weeklies still, because it’s not bad per se and because I need to keep something other than Amanchu, Butlers X Battlers and Comic Girls on this review.
- Got what I wanted, more of PRISMA
- The way they’re moving the story and villain along is so dull, it’s almost painful
Episode Score: 3/5
The robot is good now and the pubic hair came back with a wife, only to die trying to save Subaru from his copy that we saw the week before. So they took the fun thing away with the robot being a douche when alone with Subaru, the pubic hair came back and then died and now the copy’s arrived.
I swear to god that copy better be the greatest thing ever, or I’m gonna be pissed!
- Return of the pubic hair
- The robot is no longer fun
- The pubic hair is dead
Episode Score: 3/5