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Week # 12 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #12 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

This is how you end a show. Everyone was together in a silly escapade, everyone got their time in, got their jokes and gimmicks in and hell, everyone got some naked time…well…EXCEPT FOR HIDERI?!!! HOW’S THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!!! Either way, everything I could’ve asked for was in this episode. Dino actually confessed (though Maika only heard it in her dreams as she was asleep) and Maika technically confessed but naturally in her sadistic manner. Miu and Mafuyu finally got some real time in this episode, including us finally getting some Mafuyu butt during the hot springs section of the episode! We got origin stories of the cafe, including the ridiculous way in how Mafuyu got hired, literally so much got put into a 20-minute episode and I didn’t feel overwhelmed, instead I’m extremely satisfied with how it ended.

It makes me sad to think that this show probably wouldn’t get a second season, but then again the response to this show has been VERY positive, so who knows. As for me? I would 1000% watch a second season, hell I would watch 10 more seasons of this show if it was the same great content we got in 12 episodes.

I’ll spoil the season-end right now, this show is absolutely the Show of the Season for me. One single episode fell below a 4/5 score, the lowest being the one 3.5/5. The show is the one I waited for the most every week, never took its foot off the gas and never really pissed me off in any ways. The worst thing I could say about it is that it had a single episode that just wasn’t anything special. That’s it.

This may be my favourite show all year, it’s the 15th piece of anime I’ve given a 10/10 rating, the 13th TV series to get that rating. And as I look at these 15 pieces of anime, I can safely say this is a top 5 of all-time for me, next to Infinite Stratos, ERASED, Hellsing Ultimate, and Spirited Away. That’s some real nice company there!

THE GOOD

  • Strong finish
  • Everyone got time to get their shit in
  • Confessions, origin stories, a lot of content for a finale

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about, a solid season if there ever was one

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

I gave this episode a chance. It would either end a 7/10 or a 6/10 depending on the life of Finis. And naturally, the anime has to kill all family members, as it loves to do. So a 6 it is.

I am absolutely stifled by this show. How does a show that did so well in its first half, turn out to be so boring, cliche and downright campy? Its romance was unbelievably forced and cheesed up, like this show was designed for 6 year-old girls. Its villains were one-dimensional and their motivations were never truly explained. I mean fuck, the best reason we get for Isaac is because a village resented him a little too hard for failing. Then they kill him with ease, Finis dies for no reason, other than Cardia being more in pain. And then lastly after everything that happened, the war, the death, the fallout…there really isn’t any fallout actually. They’re just living a semi-normal life now, as if these things really never happened. AND GETTING MARRIED WHAT LOOKS LIKE AS SOON AS LUPIN HEALED UP!!!

Y’know what? Fuck it, the show gets a 5/10 now. I now have another scar adding to the many reasons why I don’t trust shoujo anime. Considering Cardia is almost lifeless woman, isn’t it a terrible lesson to girls that you don’t need a personality to get a man, you just have to be pretty? Bloody fucking hell, I’m done talking about this piece of shit. BE GONE WITH YOU!!!

THE GOOD

  • Nothing, I can’t see any good right now through these black-coloured eyeglasses

THE BAD

  • Villains die easily and for no real reason
  • Chance after chance to save some face and they failed every time
  • Terrible end to what started as a curious romance
  • Campy as fuck and doesn’t deal with the fallout at all

Episode Score: 1/5


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

A pretty typical episode this week. I’m getting kind of annoyed that we’re having these side episodes now during this trip to El Dorado. The kind of episode we saw this week should’ve been one of the more earlier ones, but instead we’re getting this well after. The episode itself wasn’t terrible per se, but this villain wasn’t as interesting, the supporting characters didn’t have any life to them, so it was hard to feel for George and his mother, it really was just an episode where the three of them showed up somewhere, found a Horror and then killed it. Nothing more, nothing less.

THE GOOD

  • Well…I suppose there was a bath scene…

THE BAD

  • Weak villain and supporting cast

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

Wow, the episode was a real letdown. It’s pretty much sequelbait, which I’m totally up for a second season of this, but man oh man they really didn’t resolve anything at all. Second season is basically going to be the following arcs:

  1. Itsuki’s series turning into an anime and the hardships involved
  2. Miyako starting her job as an editor in order to become Itsuki’s editor
  3. Chihiro feeling she needs to reveal her gender to Itsuki
  4. Itsuki admitting his feeling to Nayuta
  5. Haruto continuing his pursuit of Miyako

There’s probably a couple more things in there, but those are definitely the five major ones and all of them remained unresolved. So a second season? I’m down, but man I wish this final episode had a lot more going on with it. The origin story was bad, the board game was depressingly funny and that was pretty much it.

THE GOOD

  • High chance a second season will come, based on the sheer number of unresolved arcs

THE BAD

  • There really wasn’t anything defining about this episode, went out with a whimper

Episode Score: 3/5


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

I’m really disappointed in this final episode. I mean sure, I enjoyed the ridiculousness of Kino having to have a final standoff with like 100 sheep as if she’s starring in her own massive Kill Bill-level movie fight scene, but in terms of a finale, it was EXTREMELY weak. Not to mention, the whole fourth wall breaking of Kino haphazardly saying goodbye for the season’s end wasn’t really that funny, nor entertaining, it was just a silly way to end the season. This still was the show that emotionally struck me the most this season and I would 100% watch a second season of this show, but man oh man was this ending weak sauce!

THE GOOD

  • Absolutely insane final battle with a herd of sheep

THE BAD

  • Weak way to end the season, no real emotion and a terrible meta ending

Episode Score: 2.5/5


Konohana Kitan (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

Wow, a weak episode with quite the interesting ending. Tsubaki as we learn is actually Okami from a long LONG time ago. Apparently Yuzu stumbled into a time warp and ended up when Tsubaki was starting out as a wish giver. And when Yuzu makes a wish, it’s actually for Tsubaki (aka Okami) to have a home of her own, which ends up being Konohanatei. All in all though, the episode wasn’t that great and really ends the season on a bit of a downer, there were so many better episodes this season that this final one really doesn’t give the show its due.

But after 12 episodes, I would 100% watch a second season if it were to come back.

THE GOOD

  • A very interesting ending, relating to Okami in her past

THE BAD

  • Very weak final episode
  • Zero hot springs scenes, HOW ELSE WOULD YOU END THE FINAL EPISODE?!!!

Episode Score: 3/5


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.12)

THOUGHTS

Same as last week, just a cute episode, nothing overwhelmingly special. Continuing how they first met, followed by the two girls she works with squealing as they hear the story and fall in love with her boyfriend themselves. It’s funny though, as they call him Chisato’s future wife, not husband. I guess Sora just can’t do much with that super young boy look he’s got going on.

THE GOOD

  • Same ol’ stuff

THE BAD

  • Nothing special, just a nice little episode

Episode Score: 3/5

Week #10 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #10 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

I was really happy with this episode. We got a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG needed episode specifically on Mafuyu and from multiple angles. Her thoughts on romance, given she’s a college girl, her desire to teach and her ability to do just that and be an fantastic older sister, both literally and metaphorically. Mix that in with the show’s usual comedy and we got a pretty good episode this week. Hell, we even got a nice little bit of ecchi at the end.

…Maika is seriously making a sneaky case at sexiest girl. Seriously…

THE GOOD

  • Long overdue Mafuyu episode
  • Perfect mix of comedy and seriousness

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

It was getting better and then returned to it’s average state. The first half was strong, Drac finally got some fighting in, Saint looked like a fucking badass and then…oh shit! Saint kills Finis in one fell swoop? Oh wait…there’s multiple clones of him…and the end boss is a fucking machine. Ugh…lame!!!

I’m forcing myself to finish this show though…

THE GOOD

  • Awesome first half with Drac and Saint given some much needed fight time
  • Momentary shock moment with Saint killing “a” Finis

THE BAD

  • Terrible turn of events with the end boss being Isaac in machine form, Cardia being captured and the good guys in disarray. Cliche. As. Fuck!

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

What a dark story. To realize that while we knew Dark Knight was Luke’s father, Luke was essentially the cause of his mother’s murder. He distracted her, causing Dark Knight to lunge in for the kill. Along with that, the realities of such a large-scale destruction really got shown in this episode. A child dying, or so we thought, but in the end, the man who saved her still dies later. We truly understand the realities of life, no matter how good you are as a person, you cannot escape your fate. Death comes when it comes, innocent or guilty. A truly real episode.

THE GOOD

  • Emotional and real, something anime rarely gets right
  • Adelaide comes off as a fantastic character

THE BAD

  • It’s just a shame she never gets any true screen time, used as the conflict between Luke and Dark Knight, his father

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

Of course they’re not related by blood. So the plot thickens, now the accountant knows Chihiro’s gender too, which makes me wonder how many more of the main cast do and just don’t make note of it? Either way, we got a lot in this episode, specifically what will likely be the final couple episodes, as Chihiro tries to get Itsuki to make amends with the family, specifically his father.

However, it’s hard to tell. We have to keep one major factor in mind…we have multiple girls who have fallen for Itsuki and it’s completely unresolved. We’ve got Nayuta, who’s basically been trying to ride him all day, every day, there’s Miyako who’s your classic best friend in love with the main character and then it’s becoming more and more apparent that maybe, just maybe Chihiro looks at Itsuki just a bit differently. But who knows, we’ll find out soon enough.

THE GOOD

  • Some good serious family stuff thrown in with the usual comedy

THE BAD

  • Lack of over-the-top stuff this, Nayu taking pictures of animal dicks doesn’t count

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

…I have never felt the way I do right now as I currently write this episode. I am legitimately shaking, I was going to continue watching more shows for this week and the episode has put me in such a state of mind that I can’t get myself to continue at this current moment. It’s 10am, I’ll probably watch more later in the afternoon or evening, but right now I’m incapable of watching anything else right now and will probably be sitting here for a little while before I can get myself back to normal.

For spoilers, the entire episode was me sitting there waiting for the swerve that the country was truly this horrific, dark country with a terrible secret they were hiding from all those who lived on the outside. As each minute passed, I got more and more ready for the incoming swerve. Then Kino left the country…and I didn’t notice there were 3 minutes left in the show. The volcano erupted and that’s when everything hit me. The characters we grew to love in that episode, namely Sakura…dead in an instant. Gone. Ceasing to exist. Then we learn the truth:

  1. The country was bad, hating outsiders, treating them like shit
  2. A month prior to Kino’s arrival, they knew the volcano would erupt, killing them all if they stayed
  3. They could’ve left, but chose to stay and accept their fate, perhaps feeling it was karma, but their reasoning was that they didn’t know how to live anywhere else
  4. None of the children knew about this
  5. Sakura’s parents in a last ditch effort tried to get Sakura out of there and to go with Kino, but she refused, her dream to inherit the inn too strong
  6. Sakura also knew of their fate

My heart is still sinking, I never really handle the death of “good” characters, but this hits harder because it’s a child and one of the nicest ones we’ll see all season. She was intentionally written to become a character you fell in love with, only for the show to shock you and have you watch her die with zero chance of anything stopping the imminent death. God fucking damn it…

THE GOOD

  • Perfect writing, keeping you on your toes until the very end when you drop your guard and the swerve comes
  • Quite possibly the best episode I’ll watch all season, evoking emotions I have never felt to this extent before

THE BAD

  • There isn’t a thing I can stay about this episode that is bad

Episode Score: 6/5

 

 

 


Konohana Kitan (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

I enjoyed the first half of the episode, but man oh man there was way too much fucking crying in this episode. It really shows that Yuzu is way too easy to bring to tears and actually gives you a legitimate reason to think she’s annoying, like every character does when they first meet her. Sure, she’s adorable, but sweet Jesus she can get under my skin with her proneness to crying over nothing. Otherwise, I still liked the episode, being a Satsuki-central episode after all. But man I could’ve done without 25% of it being crying.

THE GOOD

  • Satsuki-central episode, the best thing I could ask for

THE BAD

  • The massive amount of crying really offset the episode, had trouble staying focused
  • I’m starting to get really annoyed with the characters getting overly upset over the tiniest of things

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

It’s not quite the ending I was hoping for, but given the characters and their personalities, it’s probably the best we were going to get. I wanted more than hand-holding, I wanted more than just the admission of wanting to be more than just partners. I wanted love confessions and a kiss, but anime doesn’t like doing that so we didn’t get it. The journey was arduous, full of frustration and the potential of the show actually not having the ending we all wanted to see, but in the end we got what we wanted, even if it wasn’t 100% what we were all hoping to see.

I truly hope this show doesn’t end this way. I think there’s great potential in another season where the two start living their life as partners both in Fruits de Mer and in real life. Not only that but we have potential in seeing the rest of the main party in real life as well, I think there’s real drama in everyone discovering their real life personalities compared to their in-game ones. Either way, I really hope this isn’t the end of the series. I know there’s an OVA coming and I hope Crunchyroll has it, but I would love a second season of this.

THE GOOD

  • The resolution we all wanted

THE BAD

  • But at 90% in terms of actions and visuals, the kiss was missing

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.10)

THOUGHTS

Honestly, nothing special at all. T’was April Fools during this episode, there were terrible pranks to be had and this episode was essentially the equivalence to a lame couple joking around with each other. It was kinda cringe-inducing.

THE GOOD

  • Same as usual, I enjoy drunken Chisato

THE BAD

  • Lame altogether with the April Fools stuff

Episode Score: 2.5/5

Week #9 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #9 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

Y’know, now that Hideri’s here, I totally forgot we hadn’t seen that dog yet! Sure enough, there he is! Even better, “Owner” may have created the funniest moment I’ve seen all year in anime, trying to get Dino to wake up and take him for a walk by threatening the damage of his treasured anime figurine. I paused and laughed for a good minute from that moment. The rest of the episode was the usual good level I’ve come to expect from the show, though I will admit the second half with Maika’s sister visiting the restaurant fell a little flat.

THE GOOD

  • Owner rounds out the entire cast
  • Possibly the funniest moment all year in this episode

THE BAD

  • Second half fell flat

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

Well it’s time for the emotional dialogue for 20 minutes filler episode of the show. Not a whole lot, just setting up for the final three episodes. The lone interesting thing is now the vial of poison Saint has given Cardia, it makes me about 75/25 that she’ll use it to foil Finis’ plans in the end. But otherwise, there just really wasn’t much going on and the emotional stuff from Cardia wasn’t that strong.

THE GOOD

  • Interest with the poison vial

THE BAD

  • Nothing at all going on
  • Emotional dialogue didn’t resonate

Episode Score: 2.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

Well what’d ya know? Actual lives not only were lost, but they make note of it as well, there’s no bullshitting here. This entire episode was purely filler for the travel from the city to what will likely be the end point of the show. Not much to speak of, minus the long trail of mourning Sophie does, which eventually breaks her towards the end of the episode as she lets it all out. Emotional, heartfelt, but not much going on otherwise.

THE GOOD

  • Emotional moments from Sophie

THE BAD

  • Nothing really happened in the episode, just filler

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

Well this episode was extremely risque and inappropriate…

…So it was the best episode ever, right? The entire episode was about whether nudity or underwear is better than the other. I mean, the real correct answer is all off the fucking above, but I’ll put my two cents in. Underwear gets the edge because your imagination takes over to finish the ending sequence, while nudity does all the work for you, leaves no room for imagination.

But yeah, the episode was super entertaining, super funny and yes, super sexy. What more could I ask for? Oh right, Chihiro wasn’t part of the naked festivities.

THE GOOD

  • Hilarious and full of ecchi, nothing more one could ask for

THE BAD

  • Lack of Chihiro butt (minus five stars for that!!!)

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

This episode was going so well until they wasted the last bit with a country where your memories there are erased when you leave. I’m sorry but that wasn’t interesting at all, it came off like filler, like they didn’t know what to do with the remaining five or so minutes. The rest of the episode was all right, but that end bit left a sour taste in my mouth.

THE GOOD

  • Good mix of both main characters

THE BAD

  • The forgotten memories country was a waste of time, really bad filler

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Konohana Kitan (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

AAAAAWAAAAAAAA!!! Oh my god that episode was freaking cute! The first bit with the turtle was a little funny, but it wasn’t until Awanami showed up where things really went crazy and adorable as all hell. Everyone had a role to play whether it’s Yuzu and Ren, Natsume and Kiri, hell even Okiku got some good screen time in this one. A lot to love in this episode.

THE GOOD

  • Cute as fuck!
  • Everyone got a good turn in this episode

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

It’s finally happening. Holy crap, they’re actually gonna pull it off properly. One episode to go and we’re right there, the two are together in Yuuta’s apartment, they are fully aware of their long history together, hell they’ve even been teased by people wondering if they’re together. I was worried they were going to go the best friends route, but the closer we got to the end of this episode, the more I’m thinking “They’re…they’re actually going to pull the trigger!!!”, because as many anime watchers know, Japan doesn’t seem to like having relationships in their shows, because they like having all their cast members single, so people can dream about marrying them. But here, it’s actually going to happen!

THE GOOD

  • It’s…it’s gonna happen!!!
  • Unbelievably cute and adorable to watch

THE BAD

  • Not a damn thing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.9)

THOUGHTS

Hugs are the cure for everything apparently. I won’t argue. Nice little episode with a silly little gimmick in that a 30-second hug makes anyone happy and it goes from person to person.

THE GOOD

  • Adorable premise

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.9) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

I’m not talking about this show anymore until the arc is over. It’s back to everything I hated about the start of it and now there’s four more idiots they’ve brought in. The show is losing its appeal with me and while I will finish this season and maybe talk about the whole season when I do my season end video, I’m done giving an arc this bad time here.

I don’t hate the show by the way, just this arc. And I don’t want to talk about it anymore.

THE GOOD

  • Isshiki making Hisako and Erina crazy
  • Alice and Ryo entering the frame

THE BAD

  • Everything else is so bad, I’m tired of talking about this arc that’s pissing me off as much as it has been

Episode Score: 2/5 ***DROPPED (Still going to watch on own time)*** 

Week #8 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #8 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

FINALLY!!! The moment I’ve been waiting all season for! The fifth and final member has arrived! Isn’t she cute?!

…And she’s he’s a trap.

…Hideri’s almost my favourite already. Seriously, he has created an even more insane atmosphere around the cafe, he has the best facial expressions, aside from Maika’s sadism and he works off of every character so well, except for Kaho, who’s kind of played the odd-girl out during this episode. It honestly annoys me that it took this long to bring Hideri in, he missed the swimsuit episode for god’s sake!!!

Ahem, anyways, this episode puts the show right back into form and hopefully the craziness only continues for the rest of the season because of it.

THE GOOD

  • Hideri single-handedly has elevated this show

THE BAD

  • Hopefully it’s not a consistent issue, but Mafuyu and Kaho especially has almost zero screen time

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Certainly better than last week, but man, talk about throwing every cliche in the fucking book here:

  1. Main character is told she will be the one who kills everyone
  2. Main character denies this fate, aims to save everyone
  3. Shitty main villain responds by “killing” main character’s best friend/love interest
  4. Turns out best friend/love interest only got shot in not lethal areas, was never in danger
  5. Good guys barely escape while villain claims he will accomplish everything he wants
  6. Member of the main cast aims to kill the main character because of what she is

Seriously, man! This show in two episodes has gone from really good and interesting, to downright cliche and infuriating. It still has the charm that has kept me with the show and I’m so mad at it that I want to drop it (much like Shokugeki no Souma), but man oh man is it pissing me off that six episodes of awesomeness has turned into two straight episodes where I’m like “COME ON! GIMME SOMETHING TO WORK WITH HERE!!!”

THE GOOD

  • I’m really REALLY interested in Guinevere

THE BAD

  • As cliche as it fucking gets
  • Finis is a horrendously annoying villain

Episode Score: 2.5/5

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Well that was a fight, now wasn’t it? Shame though, as it’s wasted in an episode that doesn’t explain anything from what we needed answers to after last week’s episode. We still know nothing about El Dorado, why Sophie is being summoned by the “king” of it and really what the whole plan from these Horrors are. Sure, we know that Dark Knight is either Luke’s father, or his father figure, but that’s really it. Other than that, we had an awesome battle between Dark Knight and Sword, but fights are only as good as the reasons for why they fight and we really didn’t have one, other than the fact that they’re supposed to be enemies. So in the end, not as strong an episode as it could’ve been.

THE GOOD

  • Fantastic battle between Sword and Dark Knight

THE BAD

  • Nothing has been explained, in fact now I have more questions than I did last week

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Awww, this was such a downer episode! But for the right reasons. The show really nails down the hardships of people falling in love and then realizing they’re just not the one. This is seemingly happening for both Miyako and Haruto. Miyako loves Itsuki, but sees that he and Nayuta get along so perfectly, she feels like she’s no match for her. Haruto loves Miyako, but knows without a shadow of a doubt that she only has eyes for Itsuki, so how does he compete with that? It such a tough road that I don’t know how I’d handle. I never had that kind of experience, I’d just get flat-out rejected, so god only knows how I’d deal with the knowledge that there’s someone else that I can’t compete with.

Aside from that, the episode had its fun moments with the amusement park and Nayu’s dirty novel, but the focus was certainly on the romantic downfalls for both Miyako and Haruto.

THE GOOD

  • Well-written, realistic feeling stories featuring characters falling in love but realizing they aren’t the one
  • Some funny moments with Nayu’s dirty novel, etc.

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

This was a great episode from a philosophical standpoint. It goes to show you what fear can do to the human mind, make them twist the truth into something so insane that it defies all human logic. A radio outpost that’s making people do criminal things? Crazy, right? In reality, the country in question that Shizu, Riku and Ti visit is a normal country. It has murderers like everyone else. I really liked how Shizu handled the situation at the very end and you could almost twist his words there as well. Who knows, maybe he was testing to see if they’d go crazy on their own by letting them believe they’d all go into a murderous rage the next day? We’re to understand he made up the new outpost and the scare just to prove there’s nothing there anymore, but even then, would they all just immediately believe nothing’s wrong anymore? It’s quite the interesting idea.

THE GOOD

  • Really interesting story
  • Happy to see Shizu and the gang back

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Konohana Kitan (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

The longer this show goes on, the less I understand about the world they all live in. Now a human falls into the world and can go back, like she was just dreaming? Satsuki tries to explain this in the episode, but the reasoning is so wishy-washy.

And then…WHAT THE FUCK?!!! We had a really nice story with the girl who washed up on the beach now we have a kid who was given up for adoption or something? The hell, man?! I mean, it comes off like the world Konohanatei is in is a spirit world in every sense, not just for the dead, but those dreaming and perhaps in a coma. I also writing this as I watch, something I don’t do often and now it seems to have popped up that the girl from before is the older man’s step-daughter. Even crazier, time seems to not exist in the world either, as the young boy who shows up earlier comes back all grown up and with the older man…AND HE WAS A DOG! AND THE OLD MAN IS BLIND!!!

I can’t write swerves that good. Sweet Jesus.

My only question though…how as a dog does Kaito have the thought that he’ll grow up to be rich and work hard and thoughts like that?

THE GOOD

  • Swerve central!
  • Nice story with the girl in the first half

THE BAD

  • Confusion. Lots of confusion.

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Right off the bat, you can’t do anything but not root for these two, especially knowing that Moriko and Yuta knew each other during an extremely difficult time in Yuta’s life, where he was mourning the loss of his adopted parents.

And now that the episode’s over…GAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

The cliffhanger, oh it hurts so bad, I want to see Moriko’s reaction now that Yuta found a pair and finally told her (without his phone battery dying) that he’s Lily and the two of them have known each other years before in a different game. I admit, I have a fear that she’ll somehow get upset with him because he lied or some bullshit, but I hope the show does what it should do and bring them even closer together, so with two episodes left, we get the happy ending we’ve been wanting since Episode 1 or 2.

THE GOOD

  • It’s finally happened!

THE BAD

  • I have to wait until next week for Moriko’s reaction!!! >_<

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.8)

THOUGHTS

Pretty standard episode, though the tables have turned with Sora being ill. Classic trope in Chihiro not being able to cook at all, so she makes him a drink instead. Nothing special here.

THE GOOD

  • Nothing really all that good

THE BAD

  • But nothing really that bad either

Episode Score: 2.5/5


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.8) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

…So he won on his own merit. Okay. That’s a start.

For once the episode wasn’t trying to drag you through the metaphorical mud, so thank god for that. However, I will certainly be keeping my eyes on this show, because of the nature of the characters in question.

For the remainder of this season, I will keep it on a light “on notice” kind of warning, as in that the show is treading on thin ice and if a single episode pisses me off in the way last week’s episode did, I will not hesitate to stop covering it. I want to also say that I would still likely watch the show, but by dropping it, I remove coverage of it, therefore giving it less of a platform.

THE GOOD

  • No bullshit reasons for Soma winning
  • An episode without tears or anger (not counting Eizan)

THE BAD

  • The potential of the arc reverting right back to where it was last week

Episode Score: 4/5 

Week #7 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #7 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Decent episode, started off really well with the jungle setting and the girls trying to get past having zero strawberries in the restaurant, but this episode got a little deflated during the “Strawberry Search Date” with Maika and Dino. It went a little too long, didn’t have enough jokes and kind of lost me for a bit. Even worse, THEY TALKED ABOUT HIRING ONE MORE GIRL AND IT STILL HASN’T HAPPENED!!! IT’S EPISODE SEVEN, WHERE THE FUCK IS THE IDOL GIRL?!!!

THE GOOD

  • Real good spots with the jungle setting

THE BAD

  • WHERE THE FUCK IS THE FIFTH GIRL?!!!
  • Maika/Dino strawberry date was a very weak section of the episode

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Pre-review: I hate not noticing there were 45 seconds after the credits that I missed…

So yeah, Cardia’s a test tube created being, a Homunculus. That explains the big boobs. This episode was extremely frustrating for me, mostly because it had something that really makes me hate a show whenever it does this. There are few things that really drive me crazy in anime, one of them is when they introduce a new character who plays the role of the innocent civilian who dies to further the motivations of a main character. Elaine did not need to die, Etty did not need to become an orphan, just so Cardia’s backstory could have more emotion. That was a bullshit addition that didn’t need to be thrown in. They could’ve just had Elaine have a sickness she has to live with the rest of her life, she didn’t need to be killed for this. Not only that but the episode ends (credits-wise) with Etty saying she still hates her for killing her mother, whether intentional or not, but doesn’t think she’s a monster. That’s a bullshit ending and the people who worked on this show know it.

As for the post-credits, blah blah blah, Isaac’s a terrorist, blah blah blah, Finis appears to be taking over his work and destroying London, blahbedy blahbedy blah!

…This episode sucked. I don’t have an inclination to put it on notice, but man, this episode was awful.

THE GOOD

  • Not really much honestly

THE BAD

  • A waste of innocent life in Elaine just to terribly push Cardia’s backstory into play
  • Every cliche in the book thrown in this episode
  • I’m not really caring about Finis destroying London, I don’t take him seriously as a villain

Episode Score: 2/5

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Well fuck me I think the happy episodes are over now, because shit just got real. So yeah, El Dorado as we see is looking like some cult organization surrounded by Horrors, perhaps assuming the leader is the “King of Horrors”, leading in people as food or potential soldiers in the organization. We don’t quite know why they’re targeting Sophie specifically for something greater, as it’s clear they were going to use all the children and the Sister as food, but Sophie was to be something more. It’s coming to my attention that her brother may just be more than a missing person. But yeah, Sister dies to what will likely be the end villain, or the second last boss of the series in Dark Knight, who based on his name, I’m willing to bet was once with the group that Sword, Luke and Gina all belong to.

But yeah, um…holy mother of fuck!

THE GOOD

  • Things really moved forward and fast!
  • I was legitimately shocked from this episode, wasn’t expecting the Sister to die

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about, apart from the lump in my throat after that horrific episode

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Really happy with this one, especially now that we see Haruto is willing to take a shot at Miyako’s heart. The tabletop RPG concept was pretty fun, especially since Nayu endlessly ruined it with her pervy mind that I love so much. It was a nice getaway after an emotional episode last week.

I wonder though how this will all work out. Consider the following:

  1. Haruto likes Miyako
  2. It’s semi-implied that Miyako likes Itsuki
  3. Nayu REALLY likes Itsuki
  4. Itsuki likes little sisters and yet somehow doesn’t know Chihiro is one with that butt of hers
  5. Chihiro clearly has a love for Itsuki, but I’m unsure if it’s just sibling love or not and I don’t know if it’s been mentioned if the two are step-siblings or brother and sister by blood
  6. Setsuna now discovering that fine Chihiro butt may also fall for her as well

That’s quite the crazy potential love…shape, eh? Makes for a very interesting second half now.

THE GOOD

  • I really enjoyed the tabletop RPG setting
  • Nayu ruining everything with her pervy mind as always
  • Potential relationships forming, especially with Haruto now making a move on Miyako

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

What a fun episode this was, yet I didn’t find any images that truly gave me the visual I wanted. Honestly, the best way to visualize this episode would just be to actually watch it. By viewing the past of Kino’s master, I really want a series dedicated to stuff this woman did as well, because holy freaking hell she’s a badass! Gorgeous too! It was really cool how they weaved that in at the end, with how her arrival pulled that country out of its repulsive military government and into a much more prosperous and vibrant nation. But yeah, do yourself a favour and watch this episode, it’s awesome and quite the laugh as well.

THE GOOD

  • I want an entire series featuring Kino’s master

THE BAD

  • My only real complain, even though the episode is a 5/5, is that the Master section was fully in sepia tone. Would’ve loved some colour

Episode Score: 5/5


Konohana Kitan (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

A really sweet episode, with the classic fireworks festival in full display. We got quite a lot in this episode, for starters Satsuki still looking sey, even with a mask on, Yuzu quite possibly being dead as it’s implied she could’ve just walked into the afterlife, Okiku unable to leave the inn as she could just fade into the afterlife and another half-episode dedicated to Ren bitching and complaining about Natsume not noticing her, without just scissoring her when they go to bed. Really enjoyed this episode, full of funny moments, moments that made me smile and just plain beautiful moments.

THE GOOD

  • A little bit of everything to enjoy

THE BAD

  • I’m starting to get frustrated with Ren constantly complaining about Natsume and not doing anything herself

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Oh my god this anime. Now we know that Moriko and Yuuta were best friends in a previous MMO before Fruits de Mer. Jesus H. Fucking Christ, this show! The overwhelming coincidences is destroying my brain, not to mention the lack of patience I’m having with Yuuta being the little broody bitch he’s kind of becoming now. I suppose that’s the goal of the show though, it wants you to root for the pairing and get it over with already. So I guess it’s doing its job?

THE GOOD

  • Lilac really stood out this week

THE BAD

  • The overwhelming coincidences are starting to get a little annoying
  • I’m also tired of waiting for Yuuta to get his shit together and for Moriko to be so clueless on these coincidences

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

This was so freaking cute, watching Chihiro gets scared and the drunken scared and then just super turned on. This is the reason why I love shorts like this, you get all the best stuff in one quick episode and that’s it, zero time to make mistakes. If you haven’t watched this show at all and don’t plan on it, just give this episode a shot, it’s so freaking adorable.

THE GOOD

  • Chihiro at her absolute best in this one
  • Classic romantic couple watching a horror film tropes

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Fuck this arc. It’s taken away everything that made the show fun, it’s given us characters that I legitimately want to punch through my TV and it’s given us a story that is the most infuriating and downright despicable thing I have watched ever in anime. This episode especially has made me hate the show right now and I’m giving it the results of this Shokugeki to show that it’s not continuing with this bullshit.

Side note, I don’t care if you think I’m being a little dramatic and over-the-top in how I’m viewing this show. No, the anime is not doing its job by giving us villains we hate, this isn’t “I want to see them get their comeuppance” kind of hate, this is pure “get the fuck off my TV screen” kind of hate. This show suddenly isn’t fun to watch and that’s why I loved this show in the first place.

THE GOOD

  • NOTHING

THE BAD

  • EVERYTHING

Episode Score: -5/5 ***ON NOTICE***

Week #6 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #6 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Standard swimsuit episode, though this one had at least some good moments and jokes in there. Generally speaking, swimsuit episodes are more for fan service, but this one still continues the relationship forming between Dino and Maika, hell we’ve even gotten more ground on Kouyou and Kaho, now that he can’t keep his eyes off her, even when he’s trying to. I enjoyed this episode, as I always do with these kinds of episodes, but I felt it offered a little more than most of these do.

THE GOOD

  • Above average swimsuit episode
  • Both potential relationships improving

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed this episode, mostly because Nemo may just be my favourite over-the-top villain in an anime. I was dying laughing every time he was on-screen. Not only that, but the race itself was fun to watch, full of cool moments and hilarious hijinks, aka loading Van into a capsule, just to fire him at a ship. Loved it. A nice getaway from the usual plot of the show, gives you a chance to enjoy the characters for once.

THE GOOD

  • Nemo is my favourite villain now
  • Van in a shootable capsule is the best invention ever

THE BAD

  • Knowing that Nemo won’t be around every episode

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Another good episode, but again not as amazing as past episodes have been. I’m glad to see Luke back and the Horror being the entire theater was super interesting and yet horrifying at the same time. Sophie’s becoming more involved as well, so there’s progress. But there wasn’t necessarily anything to make the episode memorable, there was no character behind the theater horror and there wasn’t anything memorable either about the battle with said Horror, in fact there really wasn’t a battle at all.

THE GOOD

  • The return of Luke
  • Sophie is becoming more involved and plays off Sword so well
  • Interesting idea for a Horror

THE BAD

  • No character behind said Horror
  • Battle was non-existent

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Nothing too special this episode I felt. I mean sure, we got some wonderful Chihiro butt for the first time and yes, we got some real emotion out of Haruto, but I don’t feel I got what I wanted from the episode. It wasn’t that funny, the Cat & Chocolate section was actually quite boring (though I’d play that game for sure) and the seriousness kind of caught me off guard when the show is as funny as it is.

Seriously though, that Chihiro butt. Can we have a scene where it’s her butt and Setsuna’s chest together? I’ll die happy.

THE GOOD

  • I can’t wait for the next time Setsuna and Chihiro cross paths

THE BAD

  • Relatively unfunny episode

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Much like the Holocaust episode of A Centaur’s Life, this episode really evoked a lot of negative emotions in me. I did not enjoy watching this episode, regardless of the “happy ending” in the closing minutes. This was an episode showing the horrific nature of slavery and we watched a bunch of children die, whether they “deserved it” or not. Was not a fun episode to watch, so ignore the rating, as it doesn’t represent the show itself, I’m still way into this show, it’s just that the episode really REALLY wasn’t enjoyable.

THE GOOD

  • Photo at least survived

THE BAD

  • Very negative emotions coming out of this episode, I don’t watch anime to feel this way
  • Unnecessary violence and death of children

Episode Score: 2/5

 

 

 


Konohana Kitan (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

A weird one to say the least. I mean sure, we got Satsuki being scared as hell and continuing to get more attractive, we had Ren nearly strip herself and Natsume (fake or not) and going to town and hell, we even had Kiri being the sexual deviant she is, but the actual ghost story of this episode really didn’t grab me at all. It felt like this was more of a way to get Yuzu’s backstory in, along with a few ecchi situations and a few jokes. The ghost story the episode seemed to be centering around, it just wasn’t that interesting.

THE GOOD

  • Nice bits of ecchi and humour

THE BAD

  • Ghost was interesting, nor was her story
  • Didn’t really react much to Yuzu’s backstory

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

I can tell these last few episodes are going to frustrate me. Because you know the story they’re telling is Yuuta basically giving up and letting Moriko get away from him and into the hands of Homare, who is a bit too much. I’m actually frustrated in that Moriko’s even connecting with him, given how over-the-top he is and how reserved she is, I thought she’d be running for the hills. But yeah, you can tell the story is going to be a love triangle that will be frustrating to watch if you’re going for a Moriko/Yuuta shipping, which I imagine is EVERYONE WATCHING THE DAMN ANIME!!!

THE GOOD

  • Moriko continually being super adorable, though I miss the longer hair

THE BAD

  • The love triangle angle is going to frustrate me endlessly

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Oh dear, Chisato has a potential drinking buddy…who might be as attractive or even more attractive than her. Yui’s pretty cool, she’s a hard worker, wants to better herself and is very open with herself, as we see that she has no problem drinking her face off around Chisato. I hope she’s more consistent in the show, but I doubt it honestly, I think the focus is solely on Chisato and Sora.

THE GOOD

  • I love Yui
  • It’s nice having someone who can drink with Chisato, rather than just making her drinks

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

At the very least, we didn’t immediate get a lashing of the new asshole villain’s tyranny. Instead, the episode is focused around Soma being tasked with the ultimate goal of breaking Erina out of the hell she’s been in since she was a child. It reinforces a goal he’s already had, to have Erina say something he cooked is delicious. The longer the series goes on, the more you’re rooting for an Erina/Soma shipping, despite how sad I’d be to watch Megumi get her heart broken. It’s nice to see characters like Alice and Hisako really shed the bitch character and become as likable as they are now. Soon, Erina will follow.

THE GOOD

  • Alice, Hisako and a little bit of Erina opening up
  • Dialing it down on the villain taking over Totsuki, at least for one episode

THE BAD

  • I still don’t like this villain at all

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

Week #5 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #5 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Blend-S (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

Another really good episode and a lot to love as well. Maika’s hair is now a character in itself, capable of whipping naughty boys like the dominatrix she truly is. We’ve got a potential shipping with Kaho and Kouyou after being locked in the staff room for what was probably a couple hours at best. And lastly, we got a view of Maika’s siblings, who are crazier than she is, which seems almost impossible. A lot to dig into this week and all of it was very enjoyable.

THE GOOD

  • Maika’s hair whip, that is all
  • Potential relationship beyond the already established Maika/Dino pairing
  • Maika’s family really gives understanding to why she’s the way she is

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

Straight-forward episode, didn’t come across anything too special. The episode was centered around Dr. Frankenstein’s backstory, how he created a poison that was used to massacre the vampires during the war and also ended up being the basis for the very Horologium poison that resides within Cardia’s body. There wasn’t much to speak of here, some backstory, a nice little scene between Fran and Cardia. If anything, the episode just showed how weak Queen Victoria is as a villain, her voice actress is doing a terrible job of making her seem threatening at all.

THE GOOD

  • Good backstory for Frankenstein, gives him reason for what he does, how he feels

THE BAD

  • Nothing special during the episode
  • Victoria is slowly becoming weaker and weaker as a villain

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Dies irae (Ep.4) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

I am dropping this show, for the simple reason of how dumb a single concept was uttered. The Nazis are now training Ren to be stronger…so they can fight and defeat him. The second that logic is used, I’m out. I don’t care how good the characters seem, how awesome the animation and music is, a concept that stupid cannot be praised.

Note: I did watch the entire episode and it’s still a cool show. I might even finish it on my own time. But because the concept is admittedly one of the more ridiculously stupid things I’ve seen in an anime ever, I’ve gotta show that here, thus the drop.

Episode Score: N/A ***DROPPED*** 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

We finally had a weaker episode, so the show is indeed human. The Horror this episode really didn’t have anything to make me hate her or sympathize with her, she just…existed. Sure, killing kids and such should automatically make her bad, along with the attempted rape of Sword (which how did he let himself get into that situation?!), but there wasn’t anything about her that forced me into making a decision whether I was happy she died, or sad that everything happened. The episode was helped a little bit by Sophie and Gina ruling the episode, but yeah, easily the weakest episode with a not-so-great villain.

THE GOOD

  • Gina’s back AND with Sophie

THE BAD

  • Weak villain

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


 

Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

A relatively boring episode after the hot spring debacle was over. It’s clear that beyond the fact that Setsuna may just have won the award that Victor from Chronos Ruler single-handedly won last season (PSST!!! It’s the sexy boy award!!!), this episode was spent getting Itsuki’s writing career back on track and hell he’s finally gotten his series adapted into more than just a light novel, now turning into a manga. So that’s cool and all but…Chihiro and Nayu were basically nowhere to be found this week, so that sucks.

THE GOOD

  • Great hot spring moment
  • Setsuna’s hot, guys…
  • Itsuki’s career finally advancing

THE BAD

  • Not a whole lot excitement after the 10-minute mark
  • Bunch of the main cast non-existent

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

I was about to tell you this sweet story and then the final 15 seconds kind of left me with a sour taste in my mouth. But here’s the basics of the story:

  1. Guy meets farmer’s daughter
  2. Guy falls in love with farmer’s daughter
  3. Farmer’s daughter turns out to be a princess
  4. Guy is part of a revolution to kill the royal family and overthrow them
  5. Guy kills royal family with a grenade
  6. Guy realizes he killed his lover and goes crazy, eventually believes his lover left and will return one day
  7. His new housekeeper turns out to be the princess he fell in love with, who was never around when he in reality killed the royal family’s doubles
  8. Girl is content with living this lie, having him believe his lover is still out there somewhere
  9. And then at the very end, guy reveals he’s known the entire time that housekeeper is his lover and is pretending not to know…for some reason

That’s the part I don’t get, why are they not just living normally? Sure, he tried to kill her, but surely she understood this when she met him and knew he was part of the revolution. So I imagine there’s no hard feelings from her end, so what harm would it have been for the two to just reveal the truth to each other? It was a nice episode and then got a little…odd.

THE GOOD

  • Very sweet story with the housekeeper

THE BAD

  • Odd choice of ending that episode

Episode Score: 4/5


Konohana Kitan (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

This episode very much reminded me of the silliness that Flying Witch had that made it such an enjoyable, yet calming slice of life anime. There was just enough randomness in this episode to make it memorable, while the majority of the episode was very soothing, just easy to watch and get lost in it for the 20 minutes it runs for. Really found myself mesmerized with the weaving, much like Yuzu was and I thought it was really neat that it turned out that these rain weaving sisters are the ones who create rainbows, signalling the end of a period of rainfall. Really cool episode.

THE GOOD

  • Very calm and soothing episode
  • Just enough silliness with the introduction of Okiku (and Sakura’s death stare with scissors in hand)

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

An entire episode of revealing what we already knew. This still had the core things I like about the show, but this episode just felt like it was missing something and I think that something is what Episode 6 will bring. There just was too much time spent waiting for this moment to happen, so the payoff didn’t come yet, which next week should certainly bring.

THE GOOD

  • Moriko’s reactions to being found out were priceless

THE BAD

  • Lot of time wasted to get to the end of the episode

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

A nice easy episode to enjoy. Chisato working her ass off, can’t get drunk so instead we get a more relationship-based episode, where it’s just Sora helping her out in a pinch and Chisato being grateful for it. Nothing special here, just super normal and adorable to watch.

THE GOOD

  • Very real, believable relationship between the two

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

All right, anyone who’s read the manga and knows what happens, please enlighten me whether this new arc with Erina’s father being the new head of Totsuki is actually any good. Because in my eyes, this is pure bullshit. We don’t need another villain, we don’t need any more adversaries, we have an entire group of ten people for Soma to go through, why do we need another giant fucking asshole on the show? I was really interested in this man when it pertains to him being the one person who makes Erina tremble. But that’s all I want from him, I have trouble understanding how him being the head turns this show into anything other than a “WE’LL TRIUMPH THROUGH FRIENDSHIP!!!” bullshit storyline in the end. So yeah, I’m slightly pissed off.

Also, fuck Rindo. She went from cool to cunt in seconds.

THE GOOD

  • Good start, interesting reaction from Erina with her father

THE BAD

  • I hate this man as the lead villain, it’s unnecessary given the Elite Ten already exist AND Soma’s yet to surpass his own classmates

Episode Score: 3/5

Week #4 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #4 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Anime-Gataris (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

*sigh* Why do shows have to frustrate me so much? I actually like this show, but from a critic’s perspective, holy hell this anime is frustrating on so many levels. The absurdity of its plot, the fake bullshit the show tries to cultivate with this ridiculous rivalry with the student council, all of this stuff continues to infuriate me and it’s a constant thorn in my side. The main cast themselves are fun, but with this horrendous plot and further horrendous “villains”, I can’t for the life of me give a strong reason as to why you should actually watch this show.

So in all honestly, while I may watch it on my own time, it’s not deserving of being put on these posts anymore, not with the lack of effort it’s done to create an interesting scenario. The cast is good, but what good’s the cast when you don’t want to watch what they’re doing? So yeah, it’s dropped.

THE GOOD

  • The information about the behind-the-scenes in anime production was interesting
  • When the main cast fanboy/fangirl out, it’s awesome

THE BAD

  • The “story” continually jabs you in the side with its lackluster “the Student Council is trying to shut them down every episode” plot
  • Even worse, the President was once into anime, so there’s the “she used to love it” crap, it just doesn’t work here

Episode Score: 2/5 ***DROPPED***


Blend-S (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Miu is making the show even better, playing the role of the devilish girl keeping things at the status quo for her own gain. Not that we mind though, after all it means the insanity between Maika and Dino continues on and we wouldn’t want them married already, would we? Now we’re just waiting for the idol girl, not to mention Miu’s not quite in full character yet if we’re to believe the responses customers are giving about her. Another great episode, the show’s still running at full speed.

THE GOOD

  • Miu’s become a great addition to the team
  • Maika’s attempts to be extremely sadistic was fantastic!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Decent episode, gives us a little more goings on with Sherlock Holmes (I’m calling him this, fuck the stupid sounding name they gave him) now being a constant thorn in Lupin’s side. I’m not surprised Finis is Cardia’s sister either, after all there has to be some reason Finis is so interested in her. Well, other than the fact she apparently shows her chest to anyone who asks. It was nice to also see Lupin and the gang actually get knocked on their asses for once, we need that stability so that we don’t just assume they’ll win every fight. Otherwise it turns into AOKANA and I’m still not over that bullshit.

THE GOOD

  • Good new secondary “villain”
  • Main cast gets handed their first loss, makes things stable again

THE BAD

  • Baby Drac had almost no screen time

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dies irae (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Was this series’ story always this weird and complicated? Either way, I was getting really intrigued up until the second half with Kasumi apparently being possessed or some shit, then it got really weird and I got very, VERY lost. If the series is going to be able to move forward with me, I need action, I need those cool fights and I need full-on Nazi insanity from the villains in this show, not this tame bullshit we’ve gotten thus far. Girls like Rusalka have gotten me intrigued, now it’s time someone follows through with their promises. So I want to see something worth seeing next week, otherwise I may have to chalk this show up to just being pointless rhetoric.

THE GOOD

  • Rusalka really sold me in the first half
  • Curiosity with Kasumi going foward

THE BAD

  • Was eventually completely ruined by an overly confusing plot that has gone from “Crazy Nazi villains” to a story with so many secrets it’s hiding that I cannot keep up

Episode Score: 2.5/5 ***ON NOTICE***

 

 

 

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

When I think that at some point, the show’s gotta slow down, Jesus fucking Christ it ramps it up even further. This time around, we get a truly horrific story, one of a young woman who’s older priest brother turned out to be one hell of a fucking lunatic. And yet after all the presumed mutilation he did to his sister, she’s the one who becomes a Horror and ends him. First time I think we’ve had a victim to a Horror that we’re 100% having no problem with being killed. Crazy shit aside, it’s also great to have Sophie back in seemingly full force, though I fear we’ll be seeing a Horror version of her brother perhaps as the end boss this season.

THE GOOD

  • One hell of a horrific story about this episode’s Horror
  • Sophie’s back!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about AGAIN this week!

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Oh dear. If this show hasn’t disturbed you yet, Ashley’s definitely found the line for the majority of people now. I’m convinced this anime is just doing whatever it pleases, begging for people to stop watching the show. Puh-lease, they’ll have to do better than that to get me to stop watching this hilarious trainwreck of an anime! Ashley is becoming my favourite character, just watching her fuck around with the two guys is hysterical. I cannot wait to see what happens when she crosses paths with Nayu.

But yeah, if you want to be tested with a ton of deplorable porn game titles like “F*ck-A-Sis”, this episode’s got you covered. Goddamn do I need a metaphorical shower after watching all that.

THE GOOD

  • So deplorable and disgusting, it’s hilarious
  • Ashley may just be the best character all season

THE BAD

  • SERIOUSLY? AN IMOUTO GAME WITH A SCAT FETISH?!!! *throws up*

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Okay okay okay, I know in the end everything was fine, but I have a couple of questions…

  1. WHY THE FUCK DID TI STAB SHIZU?!
  2. WHY, AFTER SAYING SHE DIDN’T WANT HIM TO LEAVE TRY TO KILL THEM BOTH WITH A GRENADE?!!! HE ONLY HAD A STAB WOUND IN THE STOMACH!!!
  3. WHY DID SHIZU TELL KINO NOT TO SHOOT?! HE KNOWS KINO IS A MARKSMAN, IT WAS AN EASY SHOT!!!

Ahem! But yeah, this episode was looking really nice and interesting and then the last five minutes happened and it went all downhil from there. I’m still not 100% sure what those cloaked figures that disappeared were. I guess AI, but why would the clothes just fall to the floor like that? Something had to fill the space, right? It can’t just disappear. But yeah, I kind of have to immediately dock a few points for an EXTREMELY confusing final five minutes, despite that I really liked the “It’s all they’ve ever known, why would they leave it?” message the majority of the episode was conveying.

THE GOOD

  • Nice to see Shizu again
  • Interesting societal positions with this country

THE BAD

  • Shizu almost died for what seemed like no reason whatsoever
  • Ti’s logic is beyond out of wack
  • Very confusing final minutes

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Konohana Kitan (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Half really good, half not-so-good. Really enjoyed the absurdity of the first half, especially the “reveal” of Ren’s not-real pregnancy, my brain was shitting itself trying to figure out what the hell was going on before her yukata got opened up, revealing the egg. And now we have this super kawaii furry pig running around each week, what’s not to complain about?! On the second half however, this was even further confusing. Yes, I got the whole, Shino is a spiritual representation of the daughter the old woman lost many years ago, but at the very end, the mother ascends up to Heaven as well. Um…I guess this is an anime where you just dissolve into the air and not, y’know…die like everyone else? It was a little confusing and the emotional weight didn’t carry through this story, there wasn’t enough time I understood things to allow me to have an emotional attachment to this story.

THE GOOD

  • Pregnancy absurdity, that was too funny
  • More Yuzu and Satsuki silliness, loved it

THE BAD

  • Very confusing second half, missed out on an emotional reaction

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Well, we’re to assume the beans have been spilled now, Moriko saying enough to the point Yuuta is now connecting the dots and thinking that maybe, just maybe the partner he’s been playing with online is actually Moriko herself. For the next six episodes, the story truly begins now for this love story. I’m getting some bad vibes though, folks. Not because I think it’ll be bad, I just know the broken heart story is coming now. It might not even be with Moriko or Yuuta, but quite possibly the real people behind Kanbe and Lilac, as it’s pretty obvious as well there’s a relationship with those two players, who we know Lilac is indeed female and I’m to assume now that Kanbe is the green-haired convenience store clerk we see all the time. The show was still fun, but I’m now preparing for the emotional distress that will definitely be coming at some point

THE GOOD

  • Expansion beyond just Moriko/Yuuta

THE BAD

  • Potential for emotional distress, broken hearts and tears being shed

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Much better, less time spent making a pointless story and more time with Chisato just being super adorable and soon, drunk off one drink. Can’t really say much else, other than the sexual innuendo that may or may not have been there at the end. Quite interesting…

THE GOOD

  • Chisato, that is all

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

That…was…*sniff*…so heartwarming to watch!!! Seriously, I think all the nostalgia kicked into full gear when all the main rivals of Soma came in to help out and form their own “restaurant” for a day. I legitimately had near-tears, y’know when your eyes start to get into that mode but never shed a tear? Yeah, that’s what I had at the end there. It was so cool to see Ikumi especially join the fray and then the Aldinis helping out as well. I never would’ve expected Subaru though, but it made complete sense, because he mimics everything, he’d be a perfect fit. I loved the reasoning as well for the win, I knew it would go this away eventually, people got tired of standing in line at Kuga’s. My only question though: why only that day?

Anyways, this episode was fan-fucking-tastic and I hope the show keeps this path forward as things keep moving.

THE GOOD

  • Nostalgia up the ass with the super team of chefs coming together
  • Solid reasoning for Soma’s win, he needed help, he didn’t just randomly win

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

Week # 3 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #3 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Anime-Gataris (Ep.3) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

I’m glad that the irony of the show talking about shows being dropped at Episode 3 didn’t apply here, as the show will be staying for the foreseeable future. I’m glad too, because I really like the delivery of it now that the main characters are fully interacting with each other. Watching the over-the-top levels of anime fandom conversations they’re having, it’s infectious, you almost want to join them. Kaikai being the one to set everyone straight was fantastic as well, loved the resolution there, though it’s clear we haven’t seen the last of the cliche “bitches” of the Student Council.

THE GOOD

  • Kaikai is fucking awesome
  • I love the natural delivery of the conversations, it’s pure unadulterated fandom

THE BAD

  • If the main conflict is a Student Council who just doesn’t like anime, it’s going to be an ongoing problem for me during this show

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Blend-S (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Well we got to see the 4th member of the waitress staff, shame we don’t get to see her in action yet. Hell, she’s not even hired as of the end of this week’s episode! But either way, holy hell we’ve got someone that’s going to work off of Maika so well, just look at how a single doujinshi she’s into has completely broken Maika! This can only make things funnier and funnier, which by the way is already at a 5-star level of comedy, this episode being the third straight week of just that. Everything was still solid, the “date” with Dino and Maika went way too well, Mafuyu was on her game still and now with new blood coming into the picture, it’s only going to get better.

THE GOOD

  • The “date” was super adorable and funny
  • New character coming in and she’ll be working so well with Maika

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

I am shocked how good this show has been so far, considering it’s a shoujo anime. This episode itself is easily the shining star as we get all the main characters really starting to interact with each other, Cardia’s now being training so she’s not the damsel character all season long and hell, we’ve got a pretty kid boy in “Baby Dracula”, aka Delacroix II, which by the way, unless that’s a canon name for Dracula (Delacroix), that’s really fucking clever! But yeah, this episode was fan-fucking-tastic, filled with comedy and one hell of a backstory for both Hellsing and Dracula, both having a common goal, though Dracula is not as aware of it, since it appears Hellsing hasn’t told him why he had to kill Baby Drac’s family and even then it didn’t save Hellsing’s family. They’ve made a villain you want to see die, that’s for sure.

THE GOOD

  • Hellsing and Dracula will be great additions to the main cast, now that Baby Drac’s arrived and Hellsing isn’t just a badass mute.
  • Cardia is being trained so she won’t keep a constant damsel in distress role

THE BAD

  • Can they at least cut the bottom half of Cardia’s dress off now? She’s gonna trip trying to fight in that thing!

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dies irae (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

This show is becoming like Hellsing but at high school. This is going to be so much fun. Upskirts of Nazi schoolgirls with awesome bloody battle sequences? What isn’t there to love?! In all seriousness though, the show has gone in an even better direction now, the Nazis have shown up, they’re being all friendly with Ren, especially Rusalka (pink hair) who is quickly becoming one of my favourite girls this season, and now at least she and Kei are joining him at school. It makes me wonder how long this will last though, as I assume they’ll be trying to kill each other very soon.

THE GOOD

  • Loving all the Nazi characters, especially Rusalka
  • Story beginning to push through

THE BAD

  • “WHAT’S GOING ON?!” cliche with the main character, it’s old

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Yet again, another awesome and badass episode! A new sext femme fatale, a cool mafia plot and a sentient computer for the end boss?! Sign me the fuck up for that awesome shit! I wasn’t bored at all during this episode, every single moment had something cool going on, whether it was badass action, enthralling story, interesting characters, or Gina’s butt and boobs. Okay okay okay, mostly Gina’s butt and boobs. But yeah, this show is turning out to be a surprising shining star for me after 3 weeks.

THE GOOD

  • The badassery continues AND there’s some real sex appeal this week too!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

I freaking love this show. It gives zero fucks about taboos and just has fun with it. It’s absolutely ridiculous in everything it does, whether it’s the main characters somehow having the money to just take plane trips around Japan for writing inspiration, or Nayu and Miyako apparently finding ways to get naked every episode now. The show just doesn’t care and I love it for that.  I will say it again, if you can handle insanity (and admittedly A LOT of uncomfortable topics and A LOT of ecchi) in anime, this has been more than that for me after three episodes.

THE GOOD

  • I love the ridiculousness of this show in every sense of it
  • I’m hoping the show finds ridiculous ways that Nayu just parades around naked and suckers Miyako into joining her every week. It’s not because it’s more nudity/ecchi, I just love how silly it’s been these two straight episodes already

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

What a strange episode. It was very calm, yet extremely frustrating to watch. Let’s just talk about this ‘bothersome country’, shall we? Basically because they have to move forward in order to see new sights, they’re okay with destroying property with that giant tank of a country?! I wish Kino had called them out on that, because let’s be honest, I don’t care how nice those people were, holy fucking shit they’re extremely selfish. We saw an innocent family’s home get destroyed! The episode itself was fine, nothing special, but man oh man was that entire concept frustrating me.

THE GOOD

  • Some really cool imagery with the country and the mural

THE BAD

  • An extremely annoying premise that never really got called out for

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Konohana Kitan (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Huh, I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy this episode, given that it mostly centered around Ren, who’s a type of character I’m usually annoyed by. But in this show where everything is turned up to 11 on the cuteness scale, it manages to get past the initial annoyance of Ren’s personality with this quasi-yuri story it’s trying to have. Slightly annoyed the show just can’t have two girls say they love each other when it obvious as hell that they are. Either way, it was a cute episode with some interesting stuff and a bullshit premise that Aoi is a boy. I saw that sumo outfit, there’s no “boy” there!

Side note, the sexual assault moment was a bit unnecessary. Actually not a bit, it was completely unnecessary.

THE GOOD

  • I actually enjoyed Ren for an episode
  • Nice yuri relationship story

THE BAD

  • Very uncomfortable and unnecessary sexual assault moment in the early minutes

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Once again, this super adorable MMORPG romantic story of an anime continues to keep a steady pace and being a very entertaining show thus far. Moriko and Yuta continue to be super adorable and having zero clue they’re so close to banging if they just shared a room together for more than five minutes. The only thing that’s weirding me out is how overly involved the friends are, whether it’s the other members of the guild or Yuta’s co-worker, who just a little too off his rocker at times. But yeah, this show’s been a consistent good so far.

THE GOOD

  • It’s going to be a broken record, but Moriko is so freaking adorable!
  • Continual progress in their relationship

THE BAD

  • The friends of the characters both in-game and in the real world are maybe getting a little too involved in all this

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

This was a nothing episode to say the least. The problem with it being a two-minute short is that if it doesn’t strike right off the bat, it won’t have time to catch up. This episode suffers because the first 30 seconds tailed on with Chisato rolling her ankle. By that point, there isn’t enough time to fit in the cute, drunken Chisato we love from the first two episodes, even if this week she got drunk from a non-alcoholic beverage.

THE GOOD

  • Chisato is still awesome

THE BAD

  • Waste of time with the injury angle
  • Didn’t get as much time with the fun stuff

Episode Score: 3/5


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Not as flashy an episode this week, the bulk of it was definitely spent on furthering Soma’s character and his journey to learn even more about cooking. Obviously at this point he won’t beat Kuga, but maybe the goal now is for him to win on one day. My idea is that on the final day, people stop going to Kuga’s place because they’ve eaten the same thing over and over, while Soma keeps adjusting on the fly to what teh customers want. This’ll be interesting, that’s for sure.

THE GOOD

  • Good character development
  • Alice is just killing it

THE BAD

  • Nothing special happened

Episode Score: 3.5/5

Week # 2 – Fall Anime 2017

Week #2 has arrived with the Fall 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!!!***


Anime-Gataris (Ep.2) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

I’ve gotta say, with all these new characters thrown together, I’m now far more interested in the show than I was after the first episode, with the only reason it stayed alive is because I saw potential with said new characters. Now the show will remain on notice for one more week, because literally after all these characters got together, they are in danger of being kicked out of their club room, which to me is an absolutely retarded chain of events, it could’ve been done after a couple more episodes of hijinks. So the true test for this show comes next week, how do they handle such a dumb, cliche plot conflict? If all goes well, the show will continue on with me. If it’s handled terribly, then even with it’s potential, I will drop it.

THE GOOD

  • New characters really flesh out the show’s potential
  • Endless possibilities for hijinks with this show

THE BAD

  • Really, REALLY dumb and cliche storyline with their club being “cancelled” before it really even begins

Episode Score: 3.5/5 ***ON NOTICE***

 

 

 


Blend-S (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

I’m so relieved that this show’s fantastic first episode wasn’t a fluke. The comedy continues at full speed in this episode, with Maika starting to (dare I say…) blend in at her new job and starting to (unintentionally) get a hang of the sadist personality her waitress character operates under. At this point, Maika and Mafuyu are running away with being the best characters on the show, so it ended up being even better that the two worked together on an in-house contest where they one, due to Maika’s accidental sadism. It’s no longer a question to me as to whether this show will be good or not, now it’s where in the Top 5 this show will finish.

THE GOOD

  • Comedy continues at 110%
  • Maika and Mafuyu rule the show together

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

I’m really surprised, this show is not only staying interesting to me, but actually got better as well. A little more action added in, some new characters that really flesh out the cast, Van Helsing in particular and even Cardia already showing some progress, although granted it’s still “I don’t know what to do…” attitude, but she’s at least putting a foot forward now. We’ll see as the show progresses if it actually can keep this going, as part of me thinks this story can easily fall off the rails.

THE GOOD

  • Van Helsing is a great addition to the cast
  • Cardia opening up a little bit, less Bella from Twilight now

THE BAD

  • Villains seem at this point like they could knock the story right off its rails

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dies irae (Ep.1)

THOUGHTS

Nothing too special this episode, just establishing some of our main characters outside of the Nazi banner. The main character is what you’d expect from a male lead, a bit clueless and boring, while the girls lead the way, Kasumi being the tsundere keeping the male lead in check and Rea, the monotone girl who is all kinds of perverted and weird, just the way I love those characters. Story-wise, there isn’t much to go through, by episode end we know the Nazis are on their way into the city and that’s about it, like I said this was just another character introduction, this time for the good guy.

THE GOOD

  • I really love Rea and Kasumi
  • Encapsulating atmosphere

THE BAD

  • Male lead isn’t all that great so far

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Garo: Vanishing Line (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

Another fantastic episode. Not as cool as the first, but there wasn’t as much action this time around. This episode was a bit more story-focused as we see our first character that goes through the full transformation into a full-fledged Horror, only this time the damage is limited.  It was hard to watch though, you feel extremely bad for the man, after all the reason for his troubles that lead to him turning into a Horror were not his fault, it was an accident that injured him and forced him into that state of mind. We’re also introduced to Luke, who’s playing a great ying to Sword’s yang. Everything I liked about this show is continuing, the visuals and music are top-notch, the action is fast-paced and everything just looks so fucking cool!!!

THE GOOD

  • Badassery continues
  • Luke adds a great foil to Sword’s personality
  • Interesting villain this episode, easy to sympathize

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 


Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

I’m just gonna say it: If you can’t stand excessive ecchi, get out while you can. This show will clearly be just that, as the majority of this episode featured somebody either topless or completely naked. The difference between a show like this and something like Highschool DxD or Masou Gakuen HxH, is that this show is actually providing something beyond that. The overwhelming absurdity of not just Itsuki as a personality, but Nayuta as well, it’s such a draw for me. Not to mention the good comedy the show has and a character to root for in Miyako, which you almost assume will be the endgame for Itsuki, should the show actually provide a romantic couple (it likely won’t). But yeah, because I’m okay with ecchi-ridden content, this show’s sticking around for me, but man oh man I’m not surprised the ratings are so low on MAL.

After all, too much ecchi automatically means the show is shit, right? *sigh*

THE GOOD

  • Absurdity and comedy drawing me to it
  • Miyako is impossible not to love

THE BAD

  • Not for me, but it’s bad for Chihiro…she is “secretly” Itsuki’s little sister after all

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

Well it wasn’t as dark as last week, but this “beautiful journey” so far has yielded quite the death count, has it not? This time is Colosseum form, where Kino gets the urge to participate for what I assumed was to win and the new rule she’d get to put into play was the abolishing of said Colosseum. However, likely due to the crowd demanding blood, she no longer wants to save them and calls for further bloodshed, saying (after killing the king with a “stray bullet”) that they all fight and the last man standing is king, essentially destroying the country from the bottom up.

I have a theory. Based on her cold-blooded nature, her gun skills and the fact she threw rocks at her own reflection at the end of the episode, I think we’re going to find a lot more about Kino’s past as we get further in. I think she’ll be similar to Vash the Stampede in Trigun, she’ll be an ex-mercenary, a cold-blodded killer, one who’s trying to escape that past. Well, we shall see as the series pushes forward, won’t we?

THE GOOD

  • Another shocking conclusion
  • Interesting development with Kino, including her hot streak

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Konohana Kitan (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

Definitely not as fun as the first episode, but not bad either. The first half was very good, the light-hearted nature of the show was on full force. Once we got to the two demigods(?) however, it kind of started to falter. The older sister didn’t offer much beyond tripping and the little sister was annoying as fuck and their “resolution” didn’t exactly come off well either. Along with Satsuki’s backstory, it kind of felt a little disappointing when we saw where her older sister was. I thought it’d be something more serious, but no…she’s just…jealous maybe? It’s not even that clear, so it was a tough second half to sit through.

THE GOOD

  • The light-hearted nature of the show is still shining bright
  • Yuzu and Satsuki continue to shine

THE BAD

  • A very poor second half in plot, new characters and its resoluton

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Net-juu no Susume (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

Picking up right where it left off, the show continues it’s adorable, awkward trip through an adult romantic story featuring a bunch of hardcore MMORPG players. Moriko continues to shine as an overly introverted woman in her 30s and now things get more interesting with everyone believing she’s far younger (and male), not to mention the overlap has now hit even further with her actually becoming acquainted with Yuta, the player (we’re to assume) behind Lily. Getting very interesting and it’s just such a cute show thus far.

THE GOOD

  • Moriko still rocking it
  • Interesting overlap between the game and reality

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

This show is so freaking adorable. It really does remind me a lot of how me and my girlfriend are at home, except neither of us drink all that much. The relationship between Chisato and Sora is super adorable and semi-realistic. She just wants to spend time with him, that’s all. Even if it means not having food or getting the laundry in before it rains.

But if there’s no booze…GTFO!!!

THE GOOD

  • Very cute relationship

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

The show really has returned to what I loved about it in season one, everyone is busy doing there own thing while the main narrative is active. Soma is busy fighting Kuga, but Alice is trying to stay involved, Takumi is still trying to be Soma’s #1 rival, Erina STILL hates/wants to fuck Soma, Hayama, Ikumi, Akira, they’re all busy doing something. In the tournament format of the majority of season two, it was terrible, it was too focused. When this show is being silly, light-hearted and random while keeping a tiny bit of focus on the end goal, it’s top quality and that was exactly what this episode was. I’m curious how a tiny booth is going to beat Kuga’s temple though…

THE GOOD

  • Everyone’s involved, no spotlighting
  • Great humour with Erina and Alice especially

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week (other than Kuga’s shitty hair)

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Two Car (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

I’m not going to be patient with this show if it’s not going to show me anything interesting. This entire episode was a whole lot of nothing, there wasn’t any comedy, there wasn’t any interesting storylines (because teammates bickering is so cliche, it’s nothing special) and hell, there wasn’t even any ecchi, there’s nothing to give me a reason to watch on, whether it’s for legitimate or ironic reasons. It’s just a show that does nothing with nothing, there isn’t an interesting thing about it, hell I’d say even the concept doesn’t really have legs. For me, a racing anime needs more than teammate quarrels or slow-mo decision making, that stuff doesn’t work with me at all.

THE GOOD

  • I mean…there’s a lot of cute girls?

THE BAD

  • Nothing interesting to grab onto
  • Teammate quarreling doesn’t elicit any reactions from me

Episode Score: 1.5/5 ***DROPPED***


Urahara (Ep.1)

THOUGHTS

After two episodes of this show, I’m going to drop it. Not because it’s bad necessarily, in fact I really like the art style of this show. The problem is that I cannot for the life of me figure out the show at all, it’s confusing as all hell and I’m not really attaching directly into anything. It’s definitely a show that a certain type of crowd would love the hell out of, and I don’t blame ’em. Me? It’s cute looking and seems very fun, but I have no inkling to keep watching it, it’s like staring at artwork rather than an anime. And I don’t feel like staring at artwork for 20 minutes straight.

THE GOOD

  • Lovely/crazy art style

THE BAD

  • I can’t follow anything that’s going on, nor understand it
  • I have no inkling to watch, it’s the kind of show I’m more interested in seeing screenshots, rather than a 20-minute episode

Episode Score: 2.5/5 ***DROPPED***