Week # 8 – Summer Anime 2018

Week # 8 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.8)

THOUGHTS

So Rachel is a monster, Zack is a monster, Danny’s alive and the rest are presumably ghosts. Lot of fuckery going on here and once again, I have no idea what the show is trying to do here. Is this purgatory? Is this hell? Is this somehow some real-life supernatural bullshit? I can’t figure it out, not to mention what the role this priest guy is playing as well. There’s too much going on and I can’t explain any of it.

THE GOOD

  • Intrigued in what this place truly is

THE BAD

  • In return, the worry that all of this in the end will make no sense

Episode Score: 3/5


Cells at Work! (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

A silly episode for sure, watching RBC trying to get through the heart and lungs on her own. This was more like a filler episode than anything else, no real disease or infection to worry about, or anything like that. Instead, it’s a more peaceful, silly episode where WBC is keeping an eye on RBC’s journey and stealthily helping her stay on the right path. There wasn’t anything special about it, nor was there anything bad, just a relaxing episode.

THE GOOD

  • RBC at least looks like she’s trying to improve
  • Relaxing, light-hearted episode

THE BAD

  • Nothing special happened, just a filler episode

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Chio’s School Road (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

A fun episode, mostly having to do with Yuki being a naive pseudo-exhibitionist and Chio just being an idiot trying to live out her Western video game fantasies in real life again. But seriously, I’d 100% play a Splinter Cell style game with Chio as the lead. As we’re two-thirds the way through the season here, I’m starting to run out of descriptive things to say that I’m not just overly repeating here, so I apologize if these thoughts are more “I liked this sketch, but not this sketch.” rather than what they normally can be. The show has tipped its hand completely by this point, so unless it does something extremely ridiculous or uncomfortable, I’ll mostly just talk about what I liked and didn’t like from now on with this show.

THE GOOD

  • Enjoyed the first two acts, especially “Chio Fisher”

THE BAD

  • The disciplinary committee girls isn’t interesting enough to have a sketch

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harukana Receive (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

An okay episode, granted a lot of it was spent on training and random montages, but the episode itself was fine. Marissa is doing a good job pushing everyone to the next task at hand and with a bit of mending with Narumi, there’s that as well. But in terms of overall entertainment, there wasn’t nearly as much, at least not in my eyes. But this was basically a bridge episode, a down period, so I’m not that upset about it.

THE GOOD

  • I love Marissa

THE BAD

  • Not a lot of entertainment value, very much a filler/bridge episode

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

In 99.9% of Isekai anime like this show, where the main character is the only player trapped in the game, he’s never challenged, at least in terms of being near death. So this is new territory for me to watch, as Diablo actually legitimately had a real close battle on his hands, to the point he exerted all his MP to survive. As I expected, he handled the Force Hydra easily, but for Galford to just appear out of nowhere and literally push him to the limits, that was awesome to watch.

…And then the realism kicks in after one drink. That’s probably what I’d be like if I had one pint of anything. I’ve never gotten drunk before, so I assume I’d be that much of a lightweight. Don’t think I’d be so lucky to have a pink-haired bunny girl to hug though…

THE GOOD

  • Actually having a challenge for Diablo
  • Shocking conclusion to the Prince arc
  • Sylvie’s getting into the ecchi fun

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Island (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST WATCH?!!! TIME TRAVEL IS LEGITIMATE, THERE’S SOME CRAZY ALIEN TECHNOLOGY HIDING AROUND AND RINNE ACTUALLY FUCKING DIED?!!!

Knowing that Setsuna was a real person, Rinne did indeed disappear for five years without aging and time travel does exist in this world, Jesus H. Fucking Christ that takes every theory I’ve had and turn it upside down. There’s now a part of me that wonders if Kuon and “Drifter” Setsuna are perhaps Rinne and Setsuna respectively from the future, or even beyond that if you count Sara, what if this isn’t a different time period, but an alternate reality altogether? I can’t explain a damn thing now with this episode completely blindsiding me.

But holy freaking hell was I ever engaged once they discovered that little room in the cave!

THE GOOD

  • My intrigue and brain is at an all-time high
  • The show is certainly keeping me guessing

THE BAD

  • Kuon hating Setsuna and then suddenly being nice to him again was random

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Overlord III (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Fucking hell they didn’t hold back, eh? The torture and downright dismantling of everyone except our main party of four was just fucking brutal. Except for Hamusuke, he did a good job! I’m hoping that at the very least, the blonde girl doesn’t get killed, but it’s also very possible all four could stay alive, though I think if anyone’s a potential casualty, it’s that paladin-looking guy with the beard. Here’s hoping…

THE GOOD

  • Good lord, that was brutal
  • HAMUSUKE!!!

THE BAD

  • The poor guy who’s getting a spiky kidney stone…

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

An interesting idea to have someone trying to take Yuuna away, but he’s so boring as a character, it doesn’t really work. Hell, I’m faaaaaaaaaaar more interested in the eyepatch girl than anyone else, can’t we just have more of her instead? Admittedly the problem with shows like this is that they focus on one character and generally speaking, for whatever reason, that character is always annoying at times and in this case, Yuuna very much is. Her voice really bugs me after a while and her over-apologizing is irritating as well, so to have that thrown at us throughout an entire episode? Not so much fun. So when someone comes to “steal her”, I’m thinking that this didn’t happen soon enough. You should be going after Sagiri or Chisaki anyways, Kogarashi, you dumb-dumb!

THE GOOD

  • Really like the look of eyepatch girl

THE BAD

  • Weak “villain”
  • Yuuna over-usage really tires me out

Episode Score: 2.5/5

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