Week # 7 – Summer Anime 2018

Week # 7 has arrived with the 2018 summer 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!!!***


Angels of Death (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

The longer this show goes on, the more I wonder just what Rachel is. Is she a murderer, is she a puppet, is she an innocent lost soul carrying the bloodlust and despair of a murderer? Or let’s take the title of the anime literally, is she the reincarnation of a literal angel of death, like say Azrael? Only time will tell, I suppose, but as we saw this week, Rachel is no longer just acting like her innocent, usual self. She’s more quick to move, doesn’t waste time, has no problem just gunning people down, now that she’s taken a shot at Cathy. Something’s going on here and now it’s a matter of finding out what that is and how this priest fits in with all this.

Also I noticed something very peculiar. After this guy, there’s no one else advertised on the show’s OP or poster. There’s still one more basement floor left after the priest. That only makes me think that the final floor is Rachel’s floor and perhaps she’s the one who designed all of this, the guarding of the final floor. If you want life, you must get through the Angel of Death. I looked into her name in religious texts and it doesn’t appear like her name is synonymous with death, though “Rachel’s Tomb” is described as one of the holiest burial sites in Judaism, so that’s a curious fact. But yeah, who knows what’s going on here, I can tell there’s going to be a lot of symbolism coming up as we learn who Rachel truly is, so I’m looking forward to that reveal.

THE GOOD

  • Very, VERY curious about who Rachel truly is
  • The priest has an interest blend of curiosity and danger about him

THE BAD

  • The potential of having Zack-less episodes

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Cells at Work! (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Another good episode, much better than last week’s and a good finale to this cancer arc, assuming it’s the only one. NK is my walkaway favourite now on the show, she’s hot, badass and downright hilarious at times. It was also nice to see all the previous cells back for more in this episode as well. But yeah, all this episode really makes me think, is that I really don’t want cancer. I don’t want my body to look like a scene from AKIRA.

THE GOOD

  • I love NK
  • Nice to see everyone back

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chio’s School Road (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Another ridiculous episode that got a little too weird, but at least this time it wasn’t as disturbing as last week *shudder shudder*. I mean, it’s still a little weird when you’ve got what looks like a grade schooler shoving her fingers up girls’ asses and getting the same done to her, but at least it’s not some creepy old homeless man doing it. The first sketch was all right as well, with Chio trying to hide buying a BL magazine, but the “enema” sketch was clearly the funniest and most ridiculous. Not the show’s best episode, but not the worst. NEEDS MORE YUKI!!!

THE GOOD

  • Absolutely ridiculous second sketch with the younger girl

THE BAD

  • Perhaps a little too much?

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harukana Receive (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Well we finally have our fifth with Akari, who since she’s got no partner, will likely serve as the team’s manager. Though I’m willing to bet that at some point in the season, she’ll have to come in as an emergency replacement for Claire, she seems like the one of the two sisters who’d injure herself. Akari’s all right, she’s certainly weak compared to the Thomas sisters and well, honestly everyone except Haruka, who still at times is just terrible, but Akari will do. I just need to see Ayasa and Narumi back, they’ve been gone for too long now. Magazine covers just don’t cut it anymore.

THE GOOD

  • A rounded out cast of five for the club
  • Kanata really shined this week

THE BAD

  • Akari being a little weaker just shows how weak Haruka as a character is

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

This episode was all kinds of meh, nothing really funny, nothing too sexy (cause fabric-melting slimes look like shit) and while it’s nice we have an actual villain here in Shera’s brother, his cheap tactics of having mind control just didn’t make him that interesting, rather just made him seem like an easy character to use to push the story forward and not require much explanation as to how. Either way, Diablo will deal with him and his “powerful Summon” next week and hopefully as well, we get that dark elf back into the fray. She’s been gone for far too long.

THE GOOD

  • The show has a villain…

THE BAD

  • …but the villain mostly sucks
  • No real notable comedy or ecchi either, which is amazing for this show

Episode Score: 2/5

 

 

 


Island (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

I’m still confused, the anime is doing its best to make me wonder if there’s nothing going on at all with this time travel, over-the-top storytelling stuff, or if there truly is something insane going on with these islands. Either way, I’m interested in what’s actually happening, though this episode didn’t do the greatest job of being all that interesting. Rinne when she’s being bitchy and whiny, it isn’t that much fun to watch and it really brought the episode down for me. Couple that with a lot of downtime, nothing really funny happening, and we’ve got a meh episode.

THE GOOD

  • More intrigue, keeping me guessing

THE BAD

  • Rinne was terrible this episode
  • Nothing funny or truly notable to speak of

Episode Score: 2.5/5


Overlord III (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Well we’ve got all our new characters out of the way now. Climb and company are back, but probably not integral this time around. Maybe later, with this Bloody Emperor guy that looks like a real pushover. We have new adventurers though and they seem to be the real catch this season, as they’re heading into the Tomb of Nazarick. It’s not stated, but it’s obvious they are, both from the clues they give with the map and Arche describing a small village nearby. Not to mention, Momonga clear asks these guys why they’re going to this “ruin”, as if he’s asking them one more time, before they inevitably are killed. I wonder how many of these characters will live, I would assume Arche is one of them, but after that, who knows. I can tell that silver-haired douche though will definitely be forcing a VERY uncomfortable scene on the half-elf later in the season.

THE GOOD

  • New characters, while some return
  • Nazarick is getting its first intruders

THE BAD

  • Wasn’t overly attached to any of these new characters

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

We actually had a weaker episode this week, though not by too much. Nakai’s half was entertaining, gave us a different look about her that was ridiculous and silly, the second half wasn’t too bad either with Yuuna going on a date with Kogarashi to another hot spring place. But the downside to this episode was that there wasn’t anything overwhelming about the episode, nothing truly stood out. It kinda shows us who the weaker characters on the roster are, especially with Yuuna. She’s better off bouncing off the other girls, but on her own she’s not as good.

THE GOOD

  • A few silly spots and ridiculousness with Nakai’s “dream”

THE BAD

  • Relatively underwhelming, nothing standing out

Episode Score: 3.5/5

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