Week # 11 – Summer Anime 2018

Week # 11 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!!!***


Cells at Work! (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

Any episode that ends up centering around the Macrophages is a great episode to me. When you add onto it with them looking absolutely ridiculous as Monocytes while wearing Hazmat gear, even better. Same ol’ shtick otherwise with the hijinks and antics the characters get into, plus a return from the yellow “female” antigen enemies we saw earlier in the season. It really does amaze me how this show is almost over and it’s still fun to watch, despite the formula being used over and over again. That’s a testament to how good the characters are, how good the voice acting is, all that jazz.

THE GOOD

  • Macrophages as Monocytes was a hilarious reveal

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cells at Work! (Ep.11)

THOUGHTS

An episode on heat stroke and that might’ve been the most worrying episode we’ve had. What a great representation of how badly your body becomes once it’s dehydrating. It’s scary to think about, y’know? The episode as a whole was very good and honestly, I can’t much more than that, it was just really good at showing how dangerous heat stroke actually is.

I’m glad we’ve got one episode left to go, cause it’s very prevalent that I don’t have as much to talk about when it comes to this show. What can I say, RBC’s adorable, Platelets are the cutest thing ever, Macrophages are badass, y’know, the usual.

THE GOOD

  • Great representation of heat stroke

THE BAD

  • The show is becoming so same-y, I’m running out of things to say

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Chio’s School Road (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

That was a really fun episode. You got a lot more out of Momo and now with Chiharu (the little blonde girl being Andou’s sister, we’ve got even more potential for groupings for even more hijinks. Momo being a giant sweets lover really brings something fun out of her, now if only she’d do something with her hair to make her look less like a schoolboy. Andou and Chiharu on the other hand was fucking hilarious to watch together, those two are a great pair to work with Chio and Manana. A lot to love here.

THE GOOD

  • Momo actually being fun
  • Chiharu and Andou together are fantastic

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Chio’s School Road (Ep.11)

THOUGHTS

Another really fun episode, but I have to address the elephant in the room from this episode. Holy fucking shit did the show really sexualize the hell out of Chio! Y’know, for a show that tries to tell us over and over that she’s painfully average, bloody hell they made it real hard to convince me of that! But alas, all’s fine, cause the girl won 6 million dollars in her video game being an absolute troll and griefer! Good for her…not! In the other half, the whole “Do I smell?” situation with the girls was okay at best, until Yuki came in and shattered everything with her brutal honesty afterwards. Loved it. Not as amazing as last week’s episode, but still a very good one.

THE GOOD

  • Chio at her best while gaming
  • Yuki destroying Manana at the end

THE BAD

  • I hate trolls

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harukana Receive (Ep.11)

THOUGHTS

So they’re going to sudden death in the final set. I’m actually a little irritated that they’re having the two actually take the Thomas sisters to the limit. This is what I tend not to like about sports anime, the rookie always seems to be able to overcome years of experience in the end and nine times out of ten that doesn’t happen, yet it happens nine times out of ten in anime. If the two actually pull off the win, while yes I’ve enjoyed the show, I won’t like the outcome. Haruka is channeling “Instant Learning”, where she’s never tried stuff before and pulls it off flawlessly, think AOKANA, how that fucking show ran with the idea that someone who’s never played the game before can be unbelievably good at it and beat the best with ease.

The anime has been very fun to watch, but for the love of god, can one sports anime I watch actually have the team that should win actually win for once?

THE GOOD

  • Back and forth match

THE BAD

  • I did end up skipping ahead a little bit, I can’t watch volleyball for a full 20 minutes
  • Potential result of the match may not be realistic

Episode Score: 2.5/5

 

 

 


How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Ep.11)

THOUGHTS

Alicia betrayed then, unsurprisingly.

They killed Rem.

Krebskulm has been fully awakened.

…Well shit! I guess Diablo’s going to have to One Punch Man this shit one more time, eh? I’m not worried about Rem, honestly I’m not worried about anything. The show is what it is, everything(ish) will be fine by the end of next week’s episode, aka the finale. I imagine Klem will return to her biscuit loving self somehow and everything will be fine.

Except for Alicia, fuck her. She wasn’t good in her non-backstabbing state anyways.

THE GOOD

  • Time for the ultimate final battle! That will only take one episode…
  • Shocking they actually killed Rem

THE BAD

  • They can’t pull off a good villain here with Alicia, she’s just not cut out for it
  • The fact this whole final battle will be within at best, half an episode, ain’t that exciting

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Island (Ep.11)

THOUGHTS

I FUCKING KNEW IT!!!

Once the future became apparent in the past few episodes, things started to click. With time travel comes alternate realities, alternate versions of people, etc etc. So when that became a possibility, Kuon became a far more interesting person. By the end of last week’s episode, I had an idea of who Kuon was, but I had zero evidence to support it, it was just a feeling and I try not to just guess and throw shit at the wall, hoping something sticks. When I make a theory, there’s something supporting it. Kuon’s true identity being “steampunk” Rinne was just a gut feeling I had, given that Setsuna had traveled from the future, to the past, back to the future. If he can go between eras, so should someone else, and when Kuon is shrouded in so much mystery too, you have to wonder, right?

So Kuon is Rinne, which means Rinne gave birth to Rinne. Either my head is going to hurt like a motherfucker in this final episode, or who knows. Maybe Sara will see herself with giant boobs and get real sad. That’ll be funny.

THE GOOD

  • A lot of loose ends starting to tie up

THE BAD

  • Extremely rushed episode, you can tell this episode needed to be an episode earlier

Episode Score: 3/5


Overlord III (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

Death will be coming soon. I fully expect characters we’ve grown to like will be dead in the next few episodes. Gazef and Brain are two I think for sure will, Climb, I’m not so sure yet, as he’s chained to Renner. This is the true point where I’m now prepared to see just how violent and tyrannical Ains will become. I do not believe Brain or Gazef will die to anyone except him, so that will be the real test. And yes, I say that even with all the Death Knights he brought. I think they will be there solely to destroy the number of random soldiers.

So, we’ll see, won’t we?

THE GOOD

  • Intriguing setup for what will likely be a bloodbath

THE BAD

  • The need to prepare for a number of major characters dying in the remaining episodes

Episode Score: 3/5


Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

Good lord that episode wasn’t relenting, eh? An endless supply of over-the-top ecchi moments that of course happen now that Chisaki spends a night at the inn. At least she understands what Kogarashi has to go through every day now. It’s kind of a new thing to me, a female character who’s part of the harem and actually sees with her own two eyes how Kogarashi isn’t a pervert, so much as the other women in the harem are beyond insane when it comes to putting him in very inappropriate situations. I like that she’s become a sort of “I like you because you actually have morals, after all.” girl in this harem, while the others continue to either trying to bone him every chance they get, or just have the amazing luck of constantly falling on him while half-naked.

THE GOOD

  • Unrelenting ecchi
  • Chisaki becoming more than just another girl in the harem
  • Oboro continues to be amazing at breaking the ice

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

A swimsuit episode. Need I say more? Sagiri being Sagiri is always fun, but having Urara with her really brings out the best in her (and apparently results in the two wearing skimpy swimsuits with lots of groping…) and made the first half really fun to watch. The second half, well…tentacle rape aside I like what Chisaki’s going for with the test of courage idea to try and get people to understand and believe that Kogarashi is indeed a spirit medium. However it backfires tremendously and now a real monster is involved and that’s our cliffhanger. Should be another one-punch finale, but who knows, we’ve got two episodes left, we’ll see what happens.

And since it’s a swimsuit episode, you know what that means! The winner is…honestly, no one. None of the girls really had a swimsuit on that brought the best out of them. I mean if you were to force me to pick someone, I mean…I guess Sagiri, but that’s more because of her body than the swimsuit. Hers is too plain, Chisaki and her friend’s choice were obnoxious and Urara’s honestly just didn’t gel with me either. Yuuna is also disqualified, because a plain pink frilly bikini is the most cliche and boring choice possible.

THE GOOD

  • Ecchi central with this swimsuit episode

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

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