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Winter Anime 2017 Awards

So the fall anime season has ended (or at least every show has had their 12-13 episodes), so an awards show is in order! These awards will be for both the good and the bad of this season’s anime, nothing I watched this season gets a free pass!

There’s one change this year. The ‘Worst Show’ category will now be renamed the ‘Worst Show I Finished’. I feel it’s unfair to give a ‘Worst Show’ award to a show I watch one episode of.


Worst OP

“Jitensha ni Hana wa Mau” by AOP – Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club

Winner: Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club

This is literally the only OP of everything I watched that I didn’t like, that’s just how damn good the music was this season for me. This song isn’t even that terrible, but it’s just very plain, as the show very much is as well.


Worst Story

 

Fuuka

Masamune-kun no Revenge

Youjo Senki

Winner: Masamune-kun no Revenge

The plot of this show was the main reason I got intrigued. A fat kid after being left heartbroken by a bitch of a girl loses all the weight and becomes essentially the hottest guy in school. He aims to seduce this same girl so he can get his revenge and break her heart. There could have been so many interesting twists and turns and a good ending to it, but instead the show is mostly filler, the twists they try to throw in don’t really offer anything to the story and then on top of that, the ending is nothing. It’s hoping for a second season that I don’t plan on watching even if it gets the green light.


Biggest Disappointment

 

Fuuka

Masamune-kun no Revenge

Youjo Senki

Winner: Masamune-kun no Revenge

As I just mentioned earlier, this show really had my interest and it really didn’t do anything to affirm that interest I had. The show wasn’t terrible to the point of dropping it, like I did with so many other shows, but it just didn’t offer what was I hoping for. I wasn’t all that engaged, I wasn’t laughing along with a lot of the humour, hell I don’t even have a “best girl” in that show. The show didn’t deliver.


Best Start, Shit Finish

 

Fuuka

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Youjo Senki

Winner: Fuuka

This show at one point during the season was in my Top 3. It was kicking all kinds of musical ass, had a really interesting love triangle starting to form and looked absolutely gorgeous. Then in the second half, the show played the same song over and over again and the love triangle turned into the most childish, frustrating storyline I have watched in a while in terms of an anime I actually finished. I was so into this show and the central character that I had fallen in love with basically pissed all that good will away by Episode 10.


Worst Male Character

 

Masamune Makabe – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Jyugo – Nanbaka

Winner: Jyugo

These were the only two I was cross with at any point this season, which is surprising because I usually list every male character as a bad character. In this case, a lot of it has to do with Jyugo being a bad character since the very beginning, he’s very one-dimensional and a frustration to watch, he’s basically walking self-doubt and it gets super annoying after a while. And when this second season took a light break from the comedy for a more story-driven, battle heavy season, his bullshit really came into the light this season especially.


Worst Female Character

 

Fuuka Akitsuki – Fuuka

Raphiel Shiraha – Gabriel Dropout

Quetzalcoatl – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Viktoriya Serebryakova – Youjo Senki

Winner: Quetzalcoatl

Fuuka got really annoying towards the end, Raphiel is a giant pain in the ass, Viktoriya basically is a useless “main character”, but Quetzalcoatl is literally a one-purpose character for one joke that gets tossed around over and over and over again. While I don’t mind that kind of comedy, when every other character in that show was fantastic, a lifeless character really stands out. Hell, she’s a big breasted character and she still doesn’t even look that good! It’s anime! How is that even possible?!


Worst Show I Finished

 

 

Fuuka

Masamune-kun no Revenge

Youjo Senki

Winner: Masamune-kun no Revenge

Given the awards already, this seems pretty obvious. The show had such an interesting concept and did nothing with it and the entire season there really wasn’t a standout episode that really pushed it to the forefront. The show just did enough to not be terrible and while Fuuka really frustrated me towards the end and Youjo Senki really didn’t hold the awesome start it had, Masamune just never came to be anything the entire way through.


Best OP

“Shadow and Truth” by ONE III NOTES – ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka

“Ikken Rakuchaku Goyoujin” by Earphones – Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

“Original” by TrySail – Demi-chan wa Kataritai

“Climber’s High” by Manami Numakura – Fuuka

“Aozora no Rhapsody” by fhána – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

 

Winner: Demi-chan wa Kataritai

This award would’ve gone to Fuuka, but because it got overplayed so much during the show, I couldn’t take it anymore. My second choice then is Demi-chan and not even because it’s the second best song. The animation that plays during the OP is so cute and looks so perfect for what the show is. It’s one of two OPs that I watched every episode, Kobayashi being the other and thus the runner-up.


Best Art Direction

 

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Fuuka

Nanbaka

Youjo Senki

Winner: Fuuka

Despite my harsh feelings against the last three episodes of the show, Fuuka overall looked absolutely gorgeous. The character detail was solid and any anime that has people playing music on stage and I actually think they’re playing the exact notes and beats of the song, mad props to that!


Best Character Design

 

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Fuuka

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Nanbaka

Winner: Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

For Kanna alone, Kobayashi wins. But the variation in characters, of course the dragons specifically, they really added a ton of life to the already joyful show. And yes this even includes this season’s worst character, but let’s be honest, Fafnir, Tohru and Kanna are the real standouts here.


Best Story

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Fuuka

Masamune-kun no Revenge

Nanbaka

Youjo Senki

Winner: Demi-chan wa Kataritai

For the shows I watched this season, there really weren’t any solid stories all the way through. But what Demi-chan did aside from the other four is that it stuck to its narrative and didn’t suddenly adjust to evoke emotion in you, because you’re supposed to feel emotional. Every episode contributed more to the same story, a human trying to learn more about demi-humans. That was it and the show stuck to it and stayed on track and by doing so, offered a real interesting story, not to mention some real life applications with racism and sexism that aren’t revolving around people yelling online.


Funniest Show

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Gabriel Dropout

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Winner: Gabriel Dropout

Satania and her melon bread alone really brings the humour, but the show in its entirety doesn’t slack off. Gabriel is a fantastic main character that would make Umaru proud, Vignette’s struggles of being the nicest demon ever is fantastic and even Raphiel gets some shit eventually with her peeping maid. There’s so much to talk about in terms of humour with this show, there’s no doubt in my mind that if you’re looking for a show to just kick back and laugh your ass off, this is the one this season you should be going to.


Most WTF?! Inducing Show

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Gabriel Dropout

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Nanbaka

Winner: Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

For nearly getting dropped and then coming out with an episode that makes fun and references some of the most random professional wrestling references and then following that the next episode by shitting all over card game anime, that alone generates a lot of fun levels of “WTF?!”. Then there’s of course the Street Fighter episode and then the majority of the show when it comes to the random stripping. Show is chalk full of WTF?! moments.


Best Ecchi

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Fuuka

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Masamune-kun no Revenge

Winner: Fuuka

Honestly, I don’t even count Fuuka (who is gorgeous) and Koyuki (who’s cute) in this equation. Literally the couple of times Hibiki, Yuu’s older sister is either naked or damn near close and then the shower scene with Sara, those two girls completely pushed the needle all the way up and then broke the meter. Akiba’s Trip came close by quantity, but in the end Fuuka wins by sheer quality of work.


Best Screencap

01

 

— Something so dangerous, yet so adorable and funny looking — Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

 

01

 

— A callback to one of my favourite episodes from the first season — Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

 

— The best/worst mother you could ever have — Masamune-kun no Revenge

 

01

 

— Yes, pat me! — Nanbaka

 

01

 

— The single scariest screencap of a child I may ever take in an anime — Youjo Senki

 

Winner: Youjo Senki

When the face Tanya has is so damn creepy and funny and awesome all at the same time, it becomes my Twitter avatar and I’ve been wanting to change it for weeks now, but I can’t get myself to change it because it’s such a good picture…yeah, that’s more than enough to get this award in my eyes. I only wish Tanya was like this the entire season rather than really that one episode.


Sexiest Screencap

 

— Matome showing off the best butt in anime this season! — Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

 

01

 

— Usually it’s a male vampire enjoying a lovely lady, but no complaints from me here! — Demi-chan wa Kataritai

 

 

— Sara showing off the second-best butt in anime this season! — Fuuka

 

01

 

— Sometimes a swimsuit gets matched so perfectly to a girl AND is still sexy as fuck! — Fuuka

 

01

 

— Why I’m glad I have no sisters, let alone attractive ones — Fuuka

 

Winner: Fuuka (Hibiki in her underwear on the couch)

As I said in the ‘Best Ecchi’ award, Hibiki really set the tone for gorgeous anime girls this season. With this shot alone, she did something that rarely happens with me: I got really interested in an anime girl that was older than the average anime girl. Her topless out of the shower shot was pretty good too, but this shot really takes the cake.


Best Couple/Duo

Hikari/Himari – Demi-chanwa Kataritai

Hikari/Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Kyouko/Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Kobayashi/Tohru – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Honey/Trois – Nanbaka

Winner: Hikari/Tetsuo

This is mostly due to Hikari just owning every time she’s on camera, but she really does shine the best when she’s alone with Tetsuo. She has her moments with the girls, but with him, she opens up and on top of that as at her goofiest, which is her strong point and then some. When those two were together, I was always smiling as wide as possible without hurting myself, they’re that good together.


Sexiest Female Character

Sakie Satou – Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Fuuka Akitsuki – Fuuka

Hibiki Haruna – Fuuka

Sara Iwami – Fuuka

Darkness – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Winner: Hibiki Haruna

For being one of very few “older” women in anime to grab my full attention, this was a no brainer. Sara tried really hard towards the end with her shower scene, but in the end I have to give props to a character that manages to do something few ever do. This season was a lot lighter on ecchi than I thought it would’ve been, but especially in Hibiki’s case, she made the moments she got really count! Holy hell!


Sexiest Female Character (in secret)

Matome Mayonaka – Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Kyouko Machi – Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Megumin – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Tae Futaba – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Yoshino Koiwai – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Winner: Tae Futaba

For being a character that literally has fuck all to do with the show and is as much of a side character as one can be, Tae stands out anyway and in a show where there are two girls you’re supposed to focus on AND a tiny girl with giant boobs, Tae still ends up being the hottest girl on the show, in my opinion. She won the swimsuit episode without any contest and I only wish she got a lot more attention in th show because she deserved it.


Prettiest Female Character

Kyouko Machi – Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Fuuka Akitsuki – Fuuka

Megumin – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Aki Adagaki – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Tae Futaba- Masamune-kun no Revenge

Winner: Megumin

Come on, how is Megumin not the prettiest girl?! Maybe it’s just me and my major bias with her, but man is she such a pretty girl. While Darkness is hot and Aqua is glamorous, Megumin sets the tone for being cute while retaining a hidden beauty. Least that’s in my eyes, I’m sure most people would pick Fuuka from my list without hesitation. Bah! You just don’t see it!


Best Male Character

Tetsuo Takahashi – Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Yuu Haruna – Fuuka

Kazuma Satou – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Hajime Sugoroku – Nanbaka

Fafnir – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Winner: Kazuma Satou

There’s some real good in here, but Kazuma really turned things up a notch this second season of Konosuba. He was even more deplorable, gave less fucks and was crazier than he’s ever been. And for a show like Konosuba, it couldn’t have been better.


Best Female Character

Hikari TakanashiDemi-chan wa Kataritai Kanna Kamui – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Fuuka Akitsuki Fuuka Kanna Kamui – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Satanichia Kurumizawa McDowellGabriel Dropout Kanna Kamui – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Kanna Kamui – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Kanna Kamui – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Tanya DegurechaffYoujo Senki

Winner: Kanna Kamui

This isn’t even a question, I would love to hear from anyone who watched anime this season AND watched Kobayashi to tell me why the character they picked as the best female character of the entire season is better than Kanna! Every single moment this adorable girl was on-screen, I was done, I couldn’t stop smiling and wanting to give her the biggest hug ever! She stole the show every single time she appears, I’m honestly picking her to win this award at the end of the year as well. I’d love to see someone try to beat her.


Best Show

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Gabriel Dropout

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Nanbaka

 

Winner: Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Out of all the shows I watched this season, without a shadow of a doubt the show that stayed consistently good was Demi-chan. Every other show had a lull moment, or its consistency wasn’t as high as Demi-chan kept. That was the show I was excited the most to watch after Week 1 and it pretty much stayed that way all the way through. Others rose and dropped, but Demi-chan always stayed at or near the top. It’s a show that doesn’t demand too much from you and yet entertains you almost as much as an over-the-top show like Konosuba or Gabriel. It’s such a good show and I hope that it’ll find a way to bring a second season, though I suspect this was a one and done.


And there we are, there’s my best of this season awards! Hope you enjoyed them, don’t forget to leave your own winners in the comments below! See you in the spring!

Week #13 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #13 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.13)

SYNOPSIS

So many are being arrested, both the vigilantes and former villains. Until Electric Mayo arrives looking like Ghostbusters and starts dealing with the police. Tamotsu and Mayo are busy trying to find the villain, when they find a reporter working for them reveals their intent is to take over Akihabara and then try to overthrow the government to create an independent nation. They find their secret base through the reporter and make their way in. Also, Mayo’s apparently 78 years old. Wow, she’s got the best butt ever for a 78 year old. The two fall into endless traps and then get into a fight with two bodyguard, along with copies of many of the villains, except they’re defeated fast, all of them. They reach the main room where her grandmother is waiting. It’s clear she’s driven by hate after World War II caused Matome’s mother and father to die and attacks them with everything she has. Meanwhile the others are with Matome’s sister when a giant…thing starts destroying the city, having Matome imprisoned within it. It’s fitting that her grandmother who thinks humans are depraved, yet she wears the most revealing outfit in the end. The professor meanwhile has a secret weapon ready, but they need Matome with the other two girls first. But her sister takes her place, her memory jostled and making her think she’s Matome. Tamotsu meanwhile is trying to save the real one and is saved by Pyuko!!! He saves Mayo and then Pyuko is for-sure destroyed this time (maybe). There’s a concert going on meanwhile with the three girls and the secret weapon are glowsticks that release something into the air. It transforms Matome and Tamotsu into a giant…love statue? Bah, it’s Akiba’s Trip, why am I asking questions. Through everyone’s support, they eventually defeat her grandmother. Also Pyuko’s still alive, but needs a few patches to fix herself (hahahaha!). I love how afterwards how no one notes that y’know…GRANDMA’S NAKED!!! But because she’s naked, she fades away after apologizing to her. Except the professors traps her essence before she’s completely gone, she’s not getting away that easily. The politician is overthrown and Tamotsu’s friend Santa is appointed the new one. LET THE FESTIVAL CONTINUE!!! However, the two fighters discover their powers still prevent them from leaving Akibahara. They try to kiss for real when future Arisa and Niwaka carry them away. Apparently it’s their fault, so they must fix it. 

THE GOOD

  • Everything you could ask for in an over-the-top anime making fun of every trope and cliche in the book
  • Even Grandma’s sexy as fuck!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report at all, loved the end of this show and its recovery

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.12)

SYNOPSIS

Tohru is having a blast cleaning the house before Kobayashi and Kanna return home. She’s having trouble making dinner taste really good and knows her tail isn’t an option, when Lucoa shows up with snacks. It’s clear this will turn into an episode when everyone under the sun will give Tohru an ingredient to put in the rice dish she’s making, or at least give her one piece of advice to the point she’ll overdo it. When she learns how expensive things are, she goes through a portal and returns with…something. Oh dear, that’s a lot of somethings that aren’t from this world. Returning home, Kobayashi thinks she’s getting a good normal meal, oh dear I’m so sorry Kobayashi. Except she gets drunk and misses her stop. OHHHHHH! It’s a memory of her meeting Tohru. Drunk Kobayashi just wanted to hug her, hahaha! Pissed off drunken Kobayashi then drunk power pulled the sword out of Tohru and is still pissed and wants to drink more and have a dragon listen to her drunken ramblings. Did I mention how drunk she is? They drink together and that’s when she talks about being alone and then asks Tohru to come home with her…and the demands she be her maid as well. She wakes up and returns home for reals this time and oh dear. Later, Tohru ends up talking about her past and a human that in the other world that befriended her once. This girl talked about being a maid if she was free, perhaps explaining why the all-powerful dragon didn’t take issue with being told by Kobayashi to be essentially a servant for her. We see that in the present day, that girl got her wish as well. Oh dear, the portal opened and a very evil dragon looks to be coming out.

I know there’s one more episode, but since I’m transitioning into the spring season next week, I’ll watch Ep.13 on my own. Assume that this series was as fantastic as it has been for the first 12 episodes. Solely on Kanna’s back though, let’s be honest. 

THE GOOD

  • A curious look into Tohru’s origins
  • Kobayashi drunkenly demanding that because Tohru mistook her for a boy, that she got to squeeze Tohru’s boobs. Excellent!

THE BAD

  • I don’t like the show suddenly trying to put a villain (possibly) in at the end, I kinda liked it staying goofy

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)
Youjo Senki (Ep.12)

SYNOPSIS

Tanya is trying to visit the generals, but upon learning they’re celebrating victory, she leaves further pissed off. Erich comes across the almost defeated looking Tanya and asks her to give her unfiltered opinion, to which she answers that Strategic HQ knows how to create a victory but not how to use it. He then gives her a report about her disobeying orders, thinking she isn’t one to do so, but is starting to be a little annoyed by her attitude. She says that HQ are being foolish, referring to her own history in that we as humans believe in rationalism, but don’t understand how important to take revenge into account. In other words, she believes that the Republic may still be in this fight and they may do something extremely crazy to try and regain ground. Sure enough, a report comes in of a small force still active elsewhere. Naturally, the generals throw the 203rd at the problem, but one of the generals ponders if another country could be joining the enemy forces. Tanya meanwhile…REALLY wants to shoot a religious statue right now. She knows that taking two countries in the center of the continent will make all the surrounding ones out of fear throw everything they have at the Empire now to stop them, fearing they’ll be next if they don’t act. The Empire has become the evil enemy to everyone who isn’t the Empire. We see a US girl named Mary Sioux (Mary Sue) who I can clearly figure is going to be Tanya’s rival, perhaps God himself gifts this girl ultimate power. 

After the credits, Tanya gives her anti-God speech, saying that he must not be an all-good being if he’s subjecting people like herself and her comrades to an infinite supply of violence and cruelty. She claims she will kill God and take his place. 

Well that was a whole lot of nothing for the end, zero closure. Season 2, anyone? I’m considering it, but man these last few episodes will make me think at least twice about it.

THE GOOD

  • I honestly don’t have much to add here, I was extremely bored

THE BAD

  • No battles, no real crazy Tanya and the ending literally doesn’t exist
  • I don’t care we got the Tanya I want in the post-credits, why haven’t we been getting this all this time before?

Episode Score: 2.5/5

Week #12 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #12 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.12)

SYNOPSIS

Seems the evil black-haired lady is ready to finally make her move. Tamotsu wakes up, his hair back to normal, but then why’s he not dead? He then asks Matome to give him power again, but she refuses and then a ton of armed guards approach, demanding Arisa to come back to the US with them, to become a large company’s CEO. It’s serious so she actually leaves. So the only other fighter on the roster has now left (to return in the final episode somehow, of course), via a plan IN THE MIDDLE OF AKIBAHARA!!! The group is really down now, to the point Matome’s ready to go back on her own again. She leaves them too, while the vigilantes get the rest of them together to protest the Akiba Ban, but he leaves not long after, dejected. He leaves Akibahara for the first time since everything happened and returns home. The ban is getting worse and it’s turning into what Shimoneta was. Matome finally battles her (I’m assuming) sister for the first time since everything, while Tamotsu continues to sulk. But seeing the fight on TV, he leaps into action. Apparently the two girls consider the black-haired lady their Grandma. It’s anime, I don’t ask. As expected, Matome is losing the fight. Tamotsu runs into her with a scooter. He kisses Matome out of pure emotion and his powers return. He’s also even stronger and takes the fake to task. The two embrace afterwards, but the fake isn’t done yet, but a bikini-clad Arisa finishes her off. Huh…back already.

THE GOOD

  • Two Matomes again…still in heaven
  • Ridiculous returns where the story makes no sense, love it!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.1)
Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.12)

SYNOPSIS

Come on, you didn’t think the show would go the whole season without swimming, did you? I’m convinced we’re just getting school one-pieces, which’ll suck cause if any set of girls need the chance to be unique, these are the girls.

Anyways, Tetsuo and Hikari are talking about a vampire’s eyesight and other pertinent things that make Hikari be, well…Hikari. She asks if she can borrow the school pool on Saturday. He also sees Hikari’s panties, naturally which she over-exaggerates to Himari about and stirs shit up. Sakie meanwhile is freaking out at home because she did ask Tetsuo in that video that they ought to go out for drinks. The following day she tries to ask him and he offers her to join him on Saturday…not that she knows about the pool. Though upon getting there, he intends to leave, but she ain’t letting him get away that easy. She wants him to join them and have fun, but he believes the opposite, since Sakie probably never gets the chance to wear a swimsuit and actually swim. He intended it to be girls only, so she had the chance to do so without having to worry about her effects. She tries during this conversation to confess to him, but you know she can’t get it out. And then she strips off her top and her bikini’s underneath and holy shit!!! He manages to hold it together somehow and they talk about what he’d do if a student confessed to him, hoping to get more out of him, but men are dense. Apparently the two former bully girls are there too and Shizuka (redhead) just won this episode. He turns his attention to Kyouko’s head and they talk about the origins of dullahan. Then Hikari comes over, wondering if Kyouko’s head never went underwater before, so naturally she starts teasing. When she finally does it though, she is mesmerized by the view. Afterwards, it’s just him and Hikari, who’s sunburned to hell. She admits she wanted to go outdoors even knowing she’d get burnt because she didn’t want everyone to go in the direction that protected her. 

THE GOOD

  • A very adorable episode
  • Sakie actually being somewhat able to show herself off really brought out the best (squeals) in her
  • This was actually a relatively tame swimsuit episode all things considered

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about, a solid show this season, in the running for #1

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fuuka (Ep.1)
Fuuka (Ep.12)

SYNOPSIS

Fuuka’s mother is even worried now with what’s going on with her daughter and Yuu. Back with the band, Sara comes to Yuu saying they’re being asked to play at that club again, but what do they do without their singer? Yuu intends to somehow get her back, but…

All right, pause! Let me just clarify something. I’m assuming now that she started recording music with this new studio she’s with, that she’s actually signed, as in under contract. Look, I know anime bullshit exists, but in reality if she’s indeed signed a contract, it doesn’t matter how she feels, the studio can just refuse to void her contract and force her to do nothing. And if they wanted her that badly, why would they let her out of it? I’m not accepting a “she’s happy with them more than us” kind of reason. If they go that route, I will call them out on it.

Back to the show, Yuu calls her with a request to at least talk to her before their next gig, but she’s still refusing and lying to her mother about it all, lying to herself. At recording, she runs into Koyuki, oh boy this’ll be interesting. She reveals that she’s no longer pursuing Yuu, which does catch Fuuka’s attention. She also mentions how obvious it is after hearing Fuuka’s song “For You” that it’s really…”For Yuu” and she needs to be honest with herself about it. Another practice in the books and we learn Yuu’s been at Fuuka’s apartment every day. 

Pause again! Okay okay okay, I know what’s going on, but come on…that’s a little creepy at this point if he’s doing this every single day AND calling her over the phone.

Once again back to the show, his current trip has Fuuka not at home, he leaves something with her mother, I’m assuming it’s that charm. The two pass each other without knowing it of course. She returns home to see her mother watching a video of their first show at school and asks Fuuka straight up if she’s doing what she loves to do anymore, that she needs to be true to herself and not worry about it. She gives her what Yuu left and it’s a note asking her to listen to that song, he wants her to sing it with them. It’s show day and Fuuka’s still not there so they figure it’s time to apologize and cancel. Yuu wants to try her one more time, but they’ll barely make it in time even if they succeed.

PAUSE!!! I can’t help it, this episode is making me ask way too many questions. Uh…if she’s not actually showing up, what makes us all think she’s been even practicing the song?! Like…the logic in this episode is absolutely killing me!

So he runs and runs, heading for Fuuka’s, but she’s not home. So because of anime bullshit, he thinks to try the school rooftop (because the school’s totally open) and sure enough, there she is. She gives the “there’s no turning back” speech, but Yuu’s having none of it. He straight up confesses to her, finally saying the words “I love you” to her. She returns the words and they embrace before heading back to the club. So of course the show goes on without a hitch, right? Of course it does! And it’s even worse, the guy doesn’t just let her leave, but instead offers the band a deal instead. WHY DIDN’T HE DO THAT IN THE FIRST FUCKING PLACE?!!! Blah blah blah, happy lovey-dovey ending without a kiss, you know the drill.

THE GOOD

  • The music as always was fantastic

THE BAD

  • This ending episode was so painfully cliche and full of holes that I can’t even make the swiss cheese reference because there’s nothing left of it!

Episode Score: 3/5


Gabriel Dropout (Ep.1)
Gabriel Dropout (Ep.12)

SYNOPSIS

Oh dear, Gabriel’s older sister, who’s far better an angel than her, even before she fell. So Gab’s freaking out and then some. Satania just enjoys the idea of a stronger angel, but tries to leave when she realizes HOW powerful, but Gabriel’s not letting her. This sister apparently doesn’t understand the meaning of subtlety. Upon arrival, Gabriel is in a neko maid outfit and…being way too weird. I don’t believe she was like that at home before faillen angel status. She’s basically trying to use “little sister powers” on her. Vignette and Raphiel are still around, which means Satania is chained up and locked away somewhere. We basically are waiting until someone fucks up and I’m positive Satania has to do with it. Sure enough, a certain someone’s locked in the closet. Vignette’s struggling to hold it in and Gabriel keeps laying on the little sister love. Satania finally ruins it and bursts out of the closet but apparently her sister’s known forever about her faillen angel and is upset she tried to lie about it. She grabs her and they’re off to Heaven. A week has passed and she hasn’t returned. When she finally does, she’s back to her original form. She’s so good, she makes the hard-ass teacher cry. Satania was liking it at first, but once she takes her melon bread away, IT’S OVER!!! Raphiel suggests they try to return her to her faillen angel form. They try to re-create the moment she fell, but it doesn’t work…except the entire time Gabriel had just been acting, but her sister hears that and shows up again. She intends to take her back again, but the girls this time step up and plead with her to let her stay. Apparently friendship is enough to get her to stay, though she’ll just whip her into shape in the human world and live with Gabriel. However, when the dog shows up for melon bread, the sister freaks the fuck out and runs away. The episode ends with the usual Gabriel not showing up for a test and she teleports her skirt instead of herself to her desk…gag.

THE GOOD

  • The sister plot really made this last episode fun, especially when the dog showed up
  • Satania getting knocked out and tossed in the closet was so fucking funny!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report, fun show this season

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.11)

SYNOPSIS

It’s almost New Year’s and the gang are in the shopping district, when they spot a lottery. Upon trying it, Tohru wins them a kotatsu. It’s glorious. People keep coming by to give them extra food and she keeps giving them mochi…I’m assuming until there’s none left. They talk after about New Year’s related things and then it’s kimono time! They go to visit the shrine and all the others join them along the way. They gave good food, buy charms (Riko naturally trying a relationship charm with Kanna) and try fortune-telling as well. Riko lets it slip (no one notices) along the way that Georgie is not their maid, but in fact her sister who must love roleplaying a maid or something. It’s now a new year and it’s party time! Well slumber party time for the little ones while the adults eat and drink. A couple days later, it’s a boring day when Kobayashi’s mother suddenly calls after she sent her mother a card. It appears to be a nice conversation and nothing more. A talk between her and Tohru start about family again, Tohru worrying again about going back home.

THE GOOD

  • Nothing special from this week, just a nice episode to sit down and watch
  • Kanna in a kimono, so cute!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report, just nothing too special this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.1)
Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.12)

SYNOPSIS

The play is certainly going on and looks real good, Aki’s got more talent than I ever thought she’d have. Filled with guilt, he wants to get Yoshino to free Gasou, but she’s in the play, so she’s busy. So instead, you know he’ll take the prince role out of nowhere to surprise Aki. He asks Neko to do something, but we’re not privy to it. He makes it just in time to act the final scene, much to Aki’s shock. He’s struggling with his fever and such, but the adrenaline’s pumping. However, he falls and manages to hang in there, despite how weak his is right now, closer to passing out, but Yoshino’s thankfully there to help out and push him to the coffin. It’s supposed to be pretend, but it ends up being a real kiss and Aki ruins it by punching him. It leaves you to wonder if he passed out, thus the real kiss. Aki’s play wins, because the second play never started. Also, Tae denied Gasou replacing Masamune, for obvious reasons. Both sides intended to do karaoke, but only one room was available, so they’re together again. So they decide to settle the competition there now. Aki makes all the girls cry, naturally. Neko makes a situation when one isn’t needed. Then the girls try to mess up Masamune, thinking he’s not accustomed to karaoke, keep him from leaving. Neko and Aki get a little duet action in before it’s inevitably his turn. And his singing kills everyone. It’s just him and Aki afterwards and from the time he saved her from the guys before, she asks him what to do to properly thank him, so he calls her bluff and asks her to kiss him this time. She actually does…not. Shocking. Seems the start of next season will take them to France though…

I imagine this’ll get a second season, based on the not ending here. But if it does get a green light, I will not be continuing with it, honestly. There isn’t enough going for it to make me enthusiastic about a second season. And besides, I can tell that the anime will not end its story very well, it barely got through a single season.

THE GOOD

  • I’m shocked a kiss actually got in
  • The karaoke scene was a bit funny

THE BAD

  • You know me, I hate endings that don’t resolve shit

Episode Score: 3/5


Nanbaka (Ep.14)
Nanbaka (Ep.25)

SYNOPSIS

Now in his weapon form, he runs the gamut with a ton of those decoy guards. We see for a moment though Mitsuru and Kenshirou talking about what’s likely going on (I’m shocked Kenshirou hasn’t gotten involved during all this) and Kenshirou wonders if maybe, just maybe Enki’s kill was just that, a kill, that there must be more to it. It also appears Hajime and Samon have escaped while Trois is keeping Ruka busy as Uno and Honey finally free Kiji, who’s in a real bad mood. Ruka returns to the main group, but Kiji’s there to greet him and deals with him quickly. Meanwhile, Jyugo’s losing energy from fighting all the guards. Turns out it’s not Hajime and Samon that have escaped, so who is it? Jyugo does however arrive to free Hajime and Samon, though obviously Hajime is less than impressed. The main group find Nico and friends, so the group’s all together again. The main group tries to escape altogether, but there are a LOT of dolls left…and a lot more for Hajime too, but he could use a good workout. 

So, who’s ready for Season 3?

THE GOOD

  • Trois flirting with Ruka to get the keys, hahaha!
  • Kiji actually had a decent episode
  • Hajime’s back!

THE BAD

  • No ending…that’s really bad
  • I just realized…Momoko has been gone most of this season!!!

Episode Score: 3/5


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)
Youjo Senki (Ep.11)

SYNOPSIS

Tanya and company return fire, we have a battle on our hands, folks! And this guy has divine intervention going on as well. They do damage but are heavily outnumbered, so they hide in the clouds. She’s really pissed off now, those evil eyes are back! Even worse for her though, the enemy is breaching war rules, using outlawed weapons. Koenig and Neumann go down, major players. Weiss like an idiot charges after them and forces Tanya’s hand to use her divine power as well. The two divine soldiers are now engaged in a dogfight and soon turns to a knife fight that she wins with a stab…except he’s not budging. Oh, I didn’t notice, it’s the guy we thought she killed with the bayonet earlier. Viktoriya shoots him a couple times to separate them and Tanya finishes him off…except he self-destructs?! Tanya does survive though, but she’s very annoyed right now, which is just as bad with her it seems. Koenig and Neumann are still alive as well and the battle is over, they’ve won. The Empire has won. Except we’re left wondering now, the Republic left the capital unguarded, seemingly suspicious. And we still have an episode left, of course, so there’s still time. Tanya’s happy with herself, thinking she’s defeated God. Back with Viktoriya, Tanya gets suspicious when she’s told the navy has withdrawn and they’re being told to end the war, not a surrender is happening. She realizes something bad has happened and orders everyone back from shore leave to attack a port. But the generals won’t let her leave. She believes they’re retreating to surprise them later and fully believes the war still has plenty of breath left in it, but he’s not letting her. She starts going into her annoyed, bored mode and lets him know straight up that she’s going on her own, despite their orders, but by using other orders they’ve been given. But it’s canceled by an armistice order, so now she can’t do anything. She’s beyond pissed now, punching things out of frustration. One episode left, crossing my fingers for an apocalyptic Tanya.

THE GOOD

  • Tanya nearly back at her best again!
  • Seeing the frustration really makes me feel we’re so close to tyrant Tanya

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4/5

Week #11 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #11 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.11)

SYNOPSIS

Electric Mayo has a big concert coming up and the three girls are all psyched for it. It’s a part of a huge festival in Akibahara. It appears someone is ruining everything they can claiming Electric Mayo is behind it. The vigilantes come and arrest them all for whatever crimes they’ve totally done. They manage to “barely” get out of it and claim to be off to catch the fakes that actually did this. They find the fakes at the concert stage littering it up and they start fighting, Matome having the most trouble, the fake her slashing most of her clothes off. But the two defeat theirs and help Matome until she disappears and it’s revealed she does look exactly like Matome. Now on the day of the festival and it’s concert time! But it’s shut down before it starts, the festival cancelled because politicians once again want to destroy otaku culture. Later, Tamotsu gets what I’m sure is a fake call from Matome to lure him away. She suddenly kisses him upon arrival, draining his power and leaves him to die in the river below.

THE GOOD

  • Two Matomes? I’m in heaven!

THE BAD

  • A enemy that actually has power and can beat them? Only goes to show how pointless the episodic villains have been

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.1)
Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.11)

SYNOPSIS

The girls and Tetsuo organize a meeting on the weekend to try and figure out how specifically Hikari and Yuki can get through the hot summer as both of them struggle as it is in the spring. The vice-principal approaches him however, reminding him that he’s to take care of human students too. Two boys stick up for him, but the fuckhead ain’t having any of it, claiming he’s trying too hard and causing the girls to rely on him too much, to the point there’s a risk of him being the only one they’ll ever approach. But the one boy is convinced that even if they stopped relying on him, not many would help them. Then with the two bullies from the beginning of the season, talks about discrimination begin. Great, we’re getting serious talk now. Though she has a point in that why would the girls go to anyone else when Tetsuo treats them like demis, whereas the students are treating them like humans, in a way almost discriminatory to them, because they’re not thinking about the unique traits these demi girls have. So in fact, it might not be that Tetsuo is trying too hard, he’s not trying at all, because he’s not focusing on anything other than helping them. But the talk really got to him and he tries to brush the girls off when they ask about their summer plan. Yuki wonders if they’ve maybe been taking advantage of him a little too often. So the girls turn to Sakie to see if she knows anything. Along the way though, she hears from one of the boys about what happened with Tetsuo and the VP. The girls intend to stick to their guns though and help Tetsuo cheer up. Speaking of, because he’s in that train of thought, he wonders if maybe he’s messed up by not allowing the girls to learn on their own. He gets a video sent to his phone where the girls thank him and tell him what they’ve done for him. Hikari catches him crying after watching the video and tells him in person how she feels, since she doesn’t in the video. He talks with the VP the next day and he’s told everything should be back to normal. Why? The girls are finally talking with others, through Tetsuo’s efforts. 

THE GOOD

  • A real interesting, thought-provoking episode that went a little bit into racism and discrimination

THE BAD

  • The video section was way too long

Episode Score: 4/5


Fuuka (Ep.1)
Fuuka (Ep.11)

SYNOPSIS

All right, let the frustration begins with the emotional episode. Koyuki senses something is wrong, but Yuu is keeping this very close to himself. The remaining members get together and reveal that for them, this was more of an escape than anything else. Kazuya’s out and super pissed off at Yuu. Speaking of pissed off, Fuuka’s starting her new solo career. Sara is now suddenly taking the chance of subbing for a band and Makoto is planning on returning home. That just leaves Yuu, who gets a visit from Koyuki. She knows something’s happened and that’s when the truth comes out. But then Koyuki pushes forward, wanting him to play with her now and she makes her move on him, but it’s clear that he doesn’t love her in that way and that it must be Fuuka he loves, even if he doesn’t know it. But seriously, is it really goodbye between the two of them? Childhood friends, my ass! This suddenly kickstarts Yuu and it appears he’s writing music. The next day, everyone’s doing their own thing now, but Yuu’s around wanting to get everyone back together, but it appears it’s too late. However he leaves them all with a CD of a song he wrote, hoping it’ll change their minds, but we’re left to assume it’s not changing anything and he’s just making it harder. Naturally, this just leaves Fuuka, but she doesn’t answer, just leaving the CD in her mail, while she’s standing right there behind the door. He requested they all listen and if they changed their minds, to join him on Saturday in the place they always were at together. Sara arrives first. Makoto is second. Kazuya is third. So that of course leaves a certain girl. She doesn’t show, but they practice, waiting for the day she does. He meets Koyuki later on, so it appears they’re not completely gone from each other, but it seems she’s at least come to terms with things now.

THE GOOD

  • The ecchi was on point this week, holy shit!

THE BAD

  • Other than that, this episode pissed me off, I never get into this emotional episodes, they’re very boring and illogical
  • Fuuka is behaving like a child, Koyuki just went from childhood friend to a tad bit slutty and everyone else in one fell swoop just gave up…how am I supposed to like these characters?

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Gabriel Dropout (Ep.1)
Gabriel Dropout (Ep.11)

SYNOPSIS

Oh no! Satania’s enemy stray dog got picked up for the pound. Apparently she doesn’t totally hate him and runs after the truck and rescues him. However there’s a problem still, the dog can’t stay at her apartment. She goes on her own to find a place for the dog to live and it appears she and the dog are actually getting along. The girls (well, minus Gabriel) show up to stop her when Satania suddenly gets the call from the apartment owner about letting pets stay there now. Turns out the cafe owner also owns the apartment and Gabriel convinced him to allow Satania’s dog to stay. Meanwhile we see Tapris is back, returning to the human world when her school is on vacation. She tries to learn computers and the internet to help Tenma finish playing faster so she can clean and cook. She goes real, real dumb trying to teach herself, to the point she knows how to code more than using an actual computer. When the other girls come over, Tapris is still very uneasy around Vignette. They’re having a takoyaki party. It actually goes without a hitch, even after Satania shows up. Wow.

THE GOOD

  • D’awww! Satania’s got a friend!
  • Tapris was freaking adorable this week

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report, nothing too special about this episode either though.

Episode Score: 4/5


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

It’s Christmas time and the people are asking Tohru to put on a show for everyone. The others want to help, but Kobayashi is busy. Well Fafnir is never impressed and Elma’s a tough sell when it involves Tohru. Riko ends up suggesting a play and that’s what they go with. Fafnir’s directing and it fails, so Lucoa tries. And by tries, I mean an excuse to dress up Shouta like a girl, so that failed. Elma takes a chance now and suggests Kanna take the lead, which Riko naturally likes the idea of it. Because it’s Christmas, Kanna hears things from Riko about Santa Claus and the questions begin. Naturally, once they start writing the script, it gets way out of hand. Come show time, it’s of course beyond out of control for an elderly audience, with magical girls, literal fire, ronin and a half-dragon Tohru. But everyone seems to enjoy it, so Kobayashi calms down and let’s it be. They party afterwards to celebrate and yes Kobayashi gets drunk again.

THE GOOD

  • Another super cute episode
  • Got a little more interest into Elma this week, which I sorely needed
  • The play was ridiculous and I loved it

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.1)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

IT’S ONLY 10 EPISODES AGAIN?! FUCK OFF!!!

The group is running away from the Axis mob and try to escape into the church, but they’re not being allowed in, so they use Lalatina and her family lineage to get in, being a lord’s daughter and all. Sure enough though, the water actually is being contaminated and that angry guy from the last couple episodes is there, he’s the one poisoning the springs and Wiz recognizes him as Hans, calling him a deadly poison slime. It’s inevitable, a battle with a third member of the Devil King’s army will take place. Once he understands how serious it is, he runs and the others follow. However, the mob is in the other direction too, they’re in real trouble now. However, upon going back, Wiz’s “treaty” with the Devil King and his army is broken when Hans reveals he ate and killed the overseer of the Axis church, the only part of the treaty being that so long as no one in the Devil King’s army killed non-combatants, she wouldn’t interfere. So it’s okay for her to utterly destroy him and she changes completely and so does the slime. Darkness is in love. The followers see the truth and try to help Aqua while she tries to purify the springs. Needing to make him smaller for Wiz to freeze, Kazuma hatches a plan. He sacrifices himself (for death number…I don’t know anymore…) in a gorge to trap him, Megumin blows him to pieces with Explosion and Wiz freezes what is left. But it’s not over, a tiny bit of slimes remains…for Aqua to very angrily finish off with a legitimately pissed off God Blow and Requiem. Hilariously, it purifies all the hot springs, so technically the Devil King won by cutting off the Axis’ income. So they return home. 

THE GOOD

  • Wiz was a badass here!
  • A fun final battle

THE BAD

  • I’m really pissed off this show’s only 10 episodes again this season, it ends so suddenly and had room to go a little further

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.1)
Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.11)

SYNOPSIS

So the battle begins for Aki’s affection, without her permission. Tae is taking this so seriously to the point she’s driving Kojuurou away. He runs into Neko after escaping from rehearsal. Wait…THE BIG DAY’S TOMORROW?!!! Also, the anime points to Kojuurou falling for Neko now, good for him, now everyone can dream about the two scissoring. Gasou continues to make his way closer with her and then we learn the truth, he isn’t a childhood friend, he was mistaken for the real Masamune and is using this as his chance at wealth, as his family is poor. The day of the festival arrive and Masamune has a cold, so matters are even worse for his class. He tries to rest before his show, but Neko gets a hold of him, however it’s to help him rest because she sensed he was sick. It seems Aki’s friends plan to sabotage things with Masamune while Gasou is being lead away by someone in the old lady costume. Are they actually going to have Kojuurou and Aki do this together?! But first, he has the chance to talk with Neko again and try to be a man. They both go to see Masamune after and he’s vanished, kidnapped and locked in a room with the kendo girl. However, Gasou is also gone and it’s obvious Yoshino got involved. Back with Masamune, kendo girl reveals her motivations for protecting Aki, that being she idolizes Aki for having the courage to say no to men. Masamune turns things around on her however before anything comes of it, the main girl calls, wanting a truce, but he’s not playing with them now. She attacks him after finding out about Gasou but fails miserably. So he escapes and finds out they’re doing the play anyway without Gasou. 

THE GOOD

  • Kendo girl (Kikuon) is awesome!

THE BAD

  • I don’t know how they’re going to wrap this up in one episode, there’s no way without there being a second season

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Nanbaka (Ep.14)
Nanbaka (Ep.24)

SYNOPSIS

With Ruka now taking things seriously, Trois and Honey understand what’s going on and tells Jyugo and Uno to get out of there. But Jyugo comes back in his dark form and the fight shifts to him and Ruka. Even crazier, he takes the wind of Ruka’s attacks and is able to infuse it into the blade, seemingly destroying Ruka. Meanwhile it appears Enki is preparing to kill Jyugo, as he keeps referring to a monster and we know that name belongs to one person. Then out of nowhere, we finally see Hajime with Samon after being gone for a while! They’re just talking. Back with the boys, those two guards are back to normal and back to guard attitudes, not listening to the inmates. Once again, Trois and Honey take the front and the other two run, but Uno gets chained by a returning Ruka. Now Jyugo is going down to the final floor on his own. The three together now plan to escape and rescue Kiji along the way.  

THE GOOD

  • Finally getting Hajime back, albeit for five seconds

THE BAD

  • The episode was nowhere near as exciting as last week AND I’m pretty sure it was buggy on Crunchyroll, kept freezing every minute, so man was it a pain to get through

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)
Youjo Senki (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

The mission continues as the Empire draws the Republic forces into their trap. However the politicians are believing that everything that’s happening is killing them, however the generals are keeping their trap mission close to the chest until it’s revealed to be a success, much to Tanya’s happiness. Now all that’s left is to deal with the soldiers remaining…so they bomb them with a fuckload of TNT underneath the ground. Another day, Tanya’s forces are on a submarine when they hear the news about the success. They truly believe the war is nearly over now, but with Being X still watching over Tanya, you have to wonder. Their final mission yet though is a horrifying success and Tanya’s group have orders to just clear out the stragglers that managed to survive. Tanya is anticipating peace, but knows it’s not over yet and upon that thought they have orders to deal with an unknown force…and it’s the one if I’m remembering correctly is headed by Viktoriya’s father.

THE GOOD

  • More horrific imagery from a wartime setting

THE BAD

  • Another episode that just didn’t do anything for me, 20 minutes of success and 1 minute of not success isn’t all that interesting

Episode Score: 3/5

Week #10 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #10 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.10) *On Notice*

SYNOPSIS

All right, what’s the show going to do to somehow survive another week? Tamotsu’s up early to see an old friend and next to him is a bugged out looking girl? The hell? I think the show’s in danger now, cause the theme isn’t hitting me well. He’s jealous as fuck now, as most boys are when a friend gets a girlfriend before him. Niwaka uses this opportunity to suddenly push Matome to actually get her to “date” him, under the guise of a practice date. But we all know she’s interested in him…for some reason. They end up going for food left and right…well mostly Matome. They finally reach Tamotsu’s favourite place when the girl from the vigilante group gets knocked out and there’s a guy eating all the food and keeps everyone else from eating. So Matome takes him on in an eating contest. It’s a long and grueling fight and Matome wins just barely. The loser was supposed to pay, but Matome just wants him to enjoy food…except he’s a Bugged One and doesn’t care, so he create a black hole in his mouth and starts sucking them in. Electric Mayonnaise saves the day again though and it seems like through this day Tamotsu and Matome are closer now.

At this point, I’m just going to finish the show. Three episodes have passed since I put it on notice, only two remain and the show isn’t quite as dull as it has been at the midway point.

THE GOOD

  • Matome really became adorable this week, she’s always had the nice butt, but now she’s cute too with all the blushing

THE BAD

  • I’m now extremely hungry after watching this…

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.1)
Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

The girls are talking about kissing and Sakie’s jealous as hell because Hikari has a kiss on Tetsuo’s cheek on her record, while she has nothing. The jealousy is running wild amongst the girls, now Kyouko’s following him around trying to add a kiss to her record as well. It causes her to nearly drop her head and knocks Tetsuo over, who scolds her and causes her to run off crying. The girls find her and she’s just upset that she made someone who she views to be so kind, so angry. So Hikari brings him over and forces her to talk with him, holding her head so she can’t run away. They make up, but no kisses for her. We see the vice-president has been watching Tetsuo for a bit now and I wonder if he’s going to overreact in thinking he’s trying to seduce the demi girls in the school. For whatever reason, Tetsuo another day takes Kyuoko to a university, to an old friend of his who does research and is a physics major. He believes something as simple as her being able to eat proves that there is a place between space and time. There’s a lot of scientific mumbling about having to do with wormholes and quantum physics, but in the end he believes that a dullahan may unlock a lot of scientific research one day. Machi walks off a little after they’re done, getting a phone call, likely from her folks, so Tetsuo and his friend take some time to think about things. She’s considering herself becoming a scientist perhaps to research herself.

THE GOOD

  • A nice cute episode

THE BAD

  • The research section got a little overbearing
  • This vice-president angle, I know it’s going to piss me off next week..

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Fuuka (Ep.1)
Fuuka (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

Fuuka’s clearly thrown off seeing Yuu with Koyuki. But with practice going again, Fuuka’s still behind on the lyrics. When Yuu offers his help, she suddenly snaps on him. Yep, she’s way jealous. At night, he calls her to talk with her after what happened earlier, but it only makes it worse, not that he knows. Him being nice to her only makes her feelings stronger and makes it harder for her to watch him with Koyuki. Speaking of which, she calls him to tell him she’ll be able to see their first gig. He asks her about writing lyrics and she goes a little psycho girlfriend and tries to stray him off of Fuuka, not that he appears to have any interest in her. Finally, we see Fuuka alone admitting her feelings for Yuu to herself. She’s finally finished the lyrics as well and Yuu’s really into it. It appears we’re skipping the practice stage and going straight to the show. Out of nowhere, unless I’ve missed this backstory, Makoto is basically being disowned by his family because he’s pursuing music rather than whatever his father wants him to do. Tama and Nico (the HEDGEHOG members) suddenly decided to show up as well, the first time they’ve met the rest of the band in years. Oh no…they’re gonna have Fuuka get hit by a car, aren’t they? Nope, but the charm got run over. The show starts off well, playing the same ol’ song. Second is that slow song that Koyuki joined in for. Finally, we get the original song, “For You”. Oh dear, Koyuki’s turn to get jealous. The show goes so well, they’re asked to come back and play again soon. Fuuka however, is very quiet…she’s considering taking that solo gig now. It’s very obvious she’s doing this to get away from Yuu so she doesn’t have the reminder. 

THE GOOD

  • The original song was very good, loved it
  • Finally an episode without fan hatred, a nice change of pace

THE BAD

  • I know it’s for drama, but holy crap Fuuka and Koyuki are both becoming so childish right now, it’s infuriating!

Episode Score: 4/5


Gabriel Dropout (Ep.1)
Gabriel Dropout (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

Now after Satania’s glorious plan to infiltrate Heaven has failed, everyone’s headed to their actual home worlds. Gabriel intends to catch up on sleep while she’s home and sees her younger sister, while the older one’s at school. Her sister noticed something very different about Gabriel, what could it possibly be?! She tries to go to bed, but her sister wants to play and you can’t resist a cute face. They play ye olde games, naturally Gabriel’s less than impressed. But maybe food will help as there’s a snack for them…and it’s beans. In Hell, Satania is home with her family as she boasts about her…accomplishments. Oh dear, his parents are even dumber than she is. The son seems to be the only level-headed one there. Oh, and they run a bakery in Hell, that’s what they really do under the guise of SUPER EVIL DEMONIC THINGS!!! Vigne meanwhile is still on her way home, reminiscing a time when she saved a baby monster. It’s now a pet in the house, named Chappy. When she gets home, Chappy’s not tiny anymore! She has to talk him for a walk. Meanwhile, Satania is trying to summon a familiar, a Charmander-looking dragon named Alexander. Then Vigne and Chappy run into them, almost literally. Satania is not happy seeing her having such a large familiar in comparison. Finally, we see Raphiel (I wasn’t really looking forward to it) returning home. Her maid’s hot as hell though. The maid actually tortures her, perverted as hell! Yes! Someone to counter her! The two angels later go to report to the school president about their accomplishments in the human world, which will determine their money allowance. You know EXACTLY where this is going. Gabriel of course, talks about her in-game achievements like they’re real things. GABRIEL ACTUALLY CONVINCED HIM?!!! The two girls afterwards struggle finding something to do in Heaven, no games to play or Satanias to torture. Speaking of which, she gets a call from her wanting to know how to sneak into Heaven. Gabriel wants to do it, cause she’s bored as hell. 

THE GOOD

  • CHAPPY!!!
  • Finally we have someone who really gets to Raphiel, I love it!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

There’s a sports festival coming up at Kanna’s school, this’ll be interesting with her unable to use her powers. She gets excited about it, until she’s disappointed to learn Kobayashi can’t come with her, since she’s working. She doesn’t take it very well and struggles with it, after all she views Kobayashi as her mother. After watching her work though, she does accept that she’s working hard and not just avoiding her. Feeling guilty though, Kobayashi starts working later to try and get that one day off and succeeds, much to Kanna’s joy. It’s sports day and both Kobayashi and Tohru are there and so is Lucoa for Shouta. Kanna and Riko doing a three-legged race goes as poorly as you’d expect. Other events take place, Shouta winning all his because Lucoa is the best distraction ever. Kanna wins a few things as well. The last event could have Kanna’s class winning their grade, a baton race. Riko drops the baton though and is way behind now. Oh dear, Kanna’s gonna cheat a bit. But she doesn’t (at least that isn’t obvious) and she wins for her class. Afterwards, Kobayashi notes to herself how much she’s changed, now a guardian at a sports festival. 

THE GOOD

  • A Kanna-central episode, which means it was the cutest thing ever!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.1)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Kazuma’s had enough of the Axis followers and marches right into the church to end this. Megumin is there shaking like she’s been violated and Darkness is getting stoned by children. Aqua meanwhile, is in a confession booth and enjoying her days of being worshiped. He tries to get her to knock it off but she ain’t listening, so he fibs about taking her prized possessions, aka her booze to get her to come out, though she just get a chance to stick it to Eris and her boobs a little more. There’s good news for Kazuma though…the baths are mixed! Though unfortunately, the other girls aren’t interested when he’s in there. And then the Axis faith even invades the bath too. But the girls do eventually come in, probably thinking he’s not there anymore. Oh, never mind, they’re not in the mixed bath, there is a bath for separate genders too. They still hit him anyways by the end of it. Returning, Aqua’s crying up a storm again, because she turned the secret church hot spring into regular water. The next day, they’re to investigate the hot springs because the water quality has dropped, aka it’s how the Axis faith really makes their money, so they need to fix it. Except none of them are going, because who gives a shit about Aqua, am I right? They find Aqua in the town square trying to rally her followers to fix her problems, because she purified pretty much all the hot springs. It backfires terribly, she can’t fool her fellow scammers followers. She gets stoned by her own followers and they return later to burn the witch pretending to be Aqua, aka Aqua. 

THE GOOD

  • Hot springs. Yay!
  • Aqua getting what she deserves, it never gets old
  • Facial expressions on point this week

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.1)
Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.10)

SYNOPSIS

So who the fuck is this brat we’re getting way too late in the show?! Apparently he has a letter of an arranged marriage between the two of them. His name is Kanetsugu Gasou. Yoshino immediately calls Masamune, but he’s busy training in the woods. The new school term begins and Aki’s already back to her man-hating ways, rejecting another. Her friends however note how she’s spending a lot of time with Masamune rather than them and notes their summer vacation trip together. Gasou butts in and the girls are shocked how she doesn’t cut this fat kid down. Back to class, Neko’s still around, despite what we all might have thought. I however anticipated she’d be around somehow, anime logic pending. He sees Aki outside with Gasou and isn’t quite happy with this, especially when he meets the guy. So apparently Masamune was Gasou’s nickname, my money’s on Aki being dumb and thinking both of them were the same guy. He runs off, finds Yoshino and drags her with him. She notes that Aki is acting very odd, perhaps thinking it’s love. So he studies Gasou for a while and just gets more pissed off watch him and takes it out on Yoshino in very cheesy ways. Her friends meanwhile are very depressed themselves, well mostly the one girl who clearly wanted to scissor Aki for all of eternity, not that the other two wouldn’t enjoy it either. Gasou approaches them and they nearly kill him, but he has something to tell them that explains everything, except we don’t get to see it yet, of course. No time to worry, Tae’s got a school play the cast is going to do and of course Masamune is the prince AND OF COURSE KOJUUROU IS SNOW WHITE, HAHAHAHA!!! But Masamune’s mind is obviously elsewhere. Now we see the girls intend to protect Gasou as well and we see why. He doesn’t want to marry her, in fact he doesn’t feel like he has the right to be around her, viewing her as a goddess he isn’t good enough for. So we see how this is going to end. Two classes want to put on Snow White and I’m sure the other class has Aki in it. You can do the math here, right? Oh…never mind, the vice president (who’s one of Aki’s friends) has the other class get to do the play, even though Masamune’s class put in their proposal first, because she’s clearly a bitch. Tae’s not happy about this and runs off to deal with it. Masamune suggests they vote which class gets to do it. He also bets with Gasou that the winner gets to dance with Aki at the post-festival dance.  

THE GOOD

  • Yaoi Snow White, hahahahahaha!!!

THE BAD

  • Gasou can go fuck himself, this character in my opinion has screwed up the anime
  • The winner gets to dance with Aki…did anyone happen to ask Aki how she feels on this?

Episode Score: 3/5

 

 

 


Nanbaka (Ep.14)
Nanbaka (Ep.23)

SYNOPSIS

Trois once again comes through and frees Jyugo from Ruka’s grasp with a good ol’ shot to the noggin. However, Honey’s had enough of Jyugo and demands he not come with them anymore. Uno manages to get him out of the situation and has to coax Jyugo once more. This time, it’s finally enough to make him start talking, except Ruka interrupts before that happens, along with two guards. Uno tries to help, but he can’t and watches as Jyugo gets pummeled over and over. Ruka is about to kill Uno when Honey and Trois finally help out. After a lot more arguing, it appears everyone’s back in the game again and they take their chance, trying to trap Ruka and the guards so they can leave. But even with an elaborate plan of attack, Ruka still manages to escape and is now taking them seriously. 

THE GOOD

  • The fighting was really cool this week and the music was fantastic
  • I didn’t think I’d ever enjoy Honey and Trois and here I am loving them now

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)
Youjo Senki (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Tanya is on a train heading to HQ when she runs into Uger, now a Major after her suggestions to him. He tells her about an operation the railway division is taking part in, where they’ll pull back the lines. This confuses Tanya until she realizes it’s a feint to draw their enemies in to finish them off. We shift to a battle where we’re suddenly watching Tanya actually losing a battle and terribly. But she won’t retreat in fear that their plan will be discovered. Tanya appears to take a shot before we return to the barracks with others. Tanya is however back at HQ and talking with Erich and knows they’ve been delivering false propaganda to rally the Republic to fight in one place, hence the plan. Just when things seem fine, that crazy Doctor shows up again. They’ve got new tech for her unit to try out…but they can’t turn. Back at the Rhine, the Republic advance begins and the plan begins. Meanwhile, she’s flying in these crazed man’s rocket and is beyond pissed off,more than happy to kill Being X if she gets the chance. 

THE GOOD

  • Mildly annoyed Tanya is so much fun to watch

THE BAD

  • Unfortunately the rest of the episode was a lot of story filler, I think it’s about time now we see her start to really face off with Being X here, this war story’s starting to run out of juice

Episode Score: 3/5

Best of Q3 – Winter Anime 2017

So we’re three-quarters the way through the winter anime season. So here’s the Top 5 lists for various things that I look for in all the shows I watch, ranging from music, design and characters. Remember, this is only based on the shows I’ve watched and while I try to include all shows, including those I drop, for some categories that will almost not be an option.

So anyways, here’s the best of the 2017 winter anime season at the three-quarter mark!

Best OP

  1. Fuuka
  2. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas
  4. ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
  5. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Note: Because Nanbaka already won last season and the theme hasn’t changed (other than the vocals), it will not be available for this award. 

Best Art Direction

  1. Nanbaka
  2. Youjo Senki
  3. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  4. Fuuka
  5. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Best Character Design

  1. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  2. Nanbaka
  3. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  5. Fuuka

Best Story

  1. Fuuka
  2. Youjo Senki
  3. Masamune-kun no Revenge
  4. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  5. Nanbaka

Funniest Show

  1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  2. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Gabriel Dropout
  4. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  5. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Most WTF?! Inducing Show

  1. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  3. Gabriel Dropout
  4. Nanbaka
  5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Best Ecchi

  1. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  2. Fuuka
  3. Masamune-kun no Revenge
  4. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Best Screencap

01

— Something so dangerous, yet so adorable and funny looking — Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

01

— A callback to one of my favourite episodes from the first season — Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

01

— The entire scene this screencap is from, because the cat just paws Wiz’s boobs for the entire freaking scene! — Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

01

— Yes, pat me! — Nanbaka

01

— The single scariest screencap of a child I may ever take in an anime — Youjo Senki

Sexiest Screencap

01

— In a show about stripping people to their underwear, someone has to go commando! — Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

01

— Matome finding a way to look sexy in a school swimsuit AND while fighting! — Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

01

— Usually it’s a male vampire enjoying a lovely lady, but no complaints from me here! — Demi-chan wa Kataritai

01

— Sometimes a swimsuit gets matched so perfectly to a girl AND is still sexy as fuck! — Fuuka

01

— Why I’m glad I have no sisters, let alone attractive ones — Fuuka

Best Couple/Duo

  1. Kyouko/Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  2. Hikari/Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Hikari/Himari – Demi-chanwa Kataritai
  4. Kobayashi/Tohru – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  5. Fuuka/Yuu – Fuuka

Sexiest Female Character

  1. Hibiki – Fuuka
  2. Sakie – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Fuuka – Fuuka
  4. Arisa – Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  5. Darkness – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Sexiest Female Character (in secret)

  1. Tae – Masamune-kun no Revenge
  2. Kyouko – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Aki – Masamune-kun no Revenge
  4. Matome – Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  5. Yoshino – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Prettiest Female Character

  1. Fuuka – Fuuka
  2. Kyouko – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Megumin – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  4. Tae – Masamune-kun no Revenge
  5. Aki – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Best Male Character

  1. Yuu – Fuuka
  2. Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Kazuma – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  4. Hajime – Nanbaka
  5. Masamune – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Best Female Character

  1. Tanya – Youjo Senki
  2. Kyouko – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Hikari – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  4. Fuuka – Fuuka
  5. Satanichia – Gabriel Dropout

Best Show

  1. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  3. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  4. Fuuka
  5. Gabriel Dropout
  6. Youjo Senki
  7. Nanbaka
  8. Masamune-kun no Revenge
  9. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Week #9 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #9 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.9) *On Notice*

SYNOPSIS

Oh god, if there’s anything that might turn me off this show for good, it’s a card game episode. Never mind, they just made a US election joke. Arisa is doing a pack opening stream, naturally. She gets nothing, out of like…four box sets. Now that’s actually impossible! She’s devastated when Tamotsu arrived. He opens one pack and gets a legendary card that’s extremely rare. Oh dear, he’s now in deep, he’s got super stupid looking hair now! All the vigilante groups are dismantling now all of a sudden, due to a bunch of girls that are getting into the groups and breaking them from within. Cause y’know, you girls have to ruin everything! The four find a posting from a place called Princess Company, which has all these girls employed. Hm…no Bugged One at the end of this one. They go there and Tamotsu’s already interested. The CEO is there, bathing in a hot tub of money, oh my god. The hair colours turn on, so you know what’s about to happen, a giant pile of stripped teenage girls. Yep. He then comes out of the tub and uses a card to slice Matome’s bat…and her skirt. Man she’s got a great butt…ahem! It’s card battle time between him and Tamotsu though. The card anime jokes are hilarious the more they do. The girls are really confused as it looks like a boring-ass card game from their eyes. Matome just wants to smack him, but she “can’t”. Tamotsu nearly loses, but as the protagonist of a card anime always does, they win via random “heroic” bullshit, aka luck of the final draw. Matome’s not impressed and is very confused. 

I want to drop it so bad…and then it throws two hilarious episodes at me…I can’t…

THE GOOD

  • Everything…they took every trope about card game anime shows and destroyed them

THE BAD

  • I can’t say anything bad…I really can’t!

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 


Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.1)
Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Sakie’s getting drunk again and dreaming of things Tetsuo would do to her…? She suddenly gets a call from that detective and he’s aware that she’s into Tetsuo and tells her to just move forward rather than trying to hold back. She actually agrees with him, but is really embarrassed with the idea of trying to seduce him. The next day, she goes the interview route with him, being the easiest way to get in close. Holy hell, Sakie with her glasses off looks amazing! Tetsuo is trying so hard not to reveal how turned on he is and also offering suggestions and advice. He figures that there’s actually no real difference in humans to succubi, only her aphrodisiac effects just ratchet up how high those feelings become compared to a normal human. To him, feelings are still feelings, her effects just create so much more of a sexual aura around said feelings. She does however manage to get a bit of a blush out of him for the first time. The next day, she says it out loud a bit and Yuki’s right there to hear it, trading manga. Yuki then goes to Tetsuo, asking how it could be possible for her to eventually learn to control her own powers. So they try and see if she can, by trying to act sad since it’s how her powers are triggered. She’s terrible at it. Hikari arrives to see what’s going on. As the summer rolls on, the girls are outside for gym class and for Hikari and Yuki, it’s miserably hot. Meanwhile, Kyouko runs into Tetsuo during the class, along with the other two who are dying from the heat. So they go to his office after where it’s cooler. The two summer suckers fight over who has it worse in the hot weather, before cracking each other up. The girls are trying to figure out ways to stay cool during the summer and resort to…ghost stories? And Kyouko shows off her boobs, which depresses the other two girls. Well at least Yuki will create some cold air, maybe.

THE GOOD

  • Sakie opening up more is always a great thing, she’s such a delightful woman
  • I really like how the show does just enough to have a little sexuality in it, but doesn’t go that extra mile like most anime does, no panty shots, nothing like that

THE BAD

  • Nothing to really complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Fuuka (Ep.1)
Fuuka (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Yuu and Koyuki are going on a date together. I guess with all the time off she has now, she has no fucks left to give. Apparently her voice is better now, shocking now that she’s getting to hang around Yuu again (sarcasm). She brings up the promise of them standing on the same stage together…as if it didn’t happen the episode before? I guess that one doesn’t count. She admits her selfishness has caused problems for him and her agency, because it’s crazy for a famous idol to like a boy. That’s half a joke and half reality. They part ways after a while, Yuu having practice to attend and she demands next time they go somewhere he wants to go. He’s late of course and the band teases him about it. Turns out the band is going to have their first actual gig, opening at a club. However, Fuuka pulls them all aside and wants to instead write an original song to play at this show, Fuuka will be writing it, which they’re all perplexed by since she doesn’t know how to play any instruments. While they’re shooting ideas around, Koyuki calls Yuu so he steps outside for a moment. Fuuka looks a little upset over it, but the question is whether she’s mad because he’s not around for their talk or because she is a little sad he’s “close” with Koyuki. At home alone, it’s clear where the feelings are coming from and it’s the latter. Naturally she’s playing the whole “I don’t know what I’m feeling…” game right now. With the melody down now, each of the members start forming their own parts around it, while Fuuka works on the lyrics. We apparently hear them play the outro to the song (and it sounds like the same HEDGEHOGS song!) and they’re very happy with it. She still hasn’t gotten the lyrics down and time is starting to run out. On a call with Koyuki, she gets really distant all of a sudden when he starts talking about Fuuka writing lyrics and such, I guess someone’s worried her spot’s going to get taken. Another day, Hisashi introduces Fuuka alone to a guy who wants to sign her…only her. Well we know where that’s going to go, right? She’s not leaving her friends. After leaving, she runs into the two lovebids and jealousy strikes her even harder. 

THE GOOD

  • Progress with the band’s cycle, now playing a legit gig amps things up
  • The love triangle is definitely official now and both girls are playing ridiculously as anime girls do

THE BAD

  • The show has three episodes left, not a lot of time left to really close things up

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Gabriel Dropout (Ep.1)
Gabriel Dropout (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Christmas has arrived, so Vignette is naturally being extra cheerful, even though it’s a Heaven-based holiday. Satania on the other hand wants to wreak havoc on this day. Maybe the dog’ll be nice and give her melon bread. No matter, they force her to participate. Raphiel tempts her with melon bread. The plan works so far, so Raphiel takes advantage of this opportunity and dresses her in a reindeer outfit while she’s in a Santa suit, that makes it more like a BDSM thing. They then make a cake and go to call Gabriel when Raphiel spills the beans on Christmas. When Gabriel arrives, Satania is tied up and the dog is eating her melon bread. ‘Tis what she gets for not behaving on Christmas. The dog even slaps her around. When she finally can talk again, Gabriel bribes her with food, but she’s having none of it and is Scrooge-ing it up now. Vignette however has had enough once again and puts a stop to that. Raphiel then brings up presents, but she’s got to be a good girl. Gabriel tries to leave during this, but Vignette puts a stop to that as well. No one’s ruining Christmas for her. Now flipping to New Year’s, the girls are visiting a shrine. Nearly avoiding the apocalypse…twice, the new year is nearly upon them. Gabriel being Gabriel buys a lottery ticket and makes it so she’d win…except Vignette destroys the ticket. Then the girls accidentally grab some sake and Gabriel is finally cheerful, aka drunk. She turns into an angel and aims to blow the apocalypse trumpet again and no one seems to care. They apparently survived and now everyone is apparently going home for the holidays. Gabriel’s dressed nice again to hide the fact she’s a fallen angel. Together, they reach the fork between heaven and hell and they go their separate ways. Gabriel tries to smuggle her video games…and Satania tries to get in herself, but obviously fails. Back to Gabriel, she obviously fails at some of the things she tries, but somehow manages to get her laptop past…or not, bahahahaha!  

THE GOOD

  • Satania runs this show, man…
  • …Well, at least when Vignette isn’t throwing forks at you…

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.8)

SYNOPSIS

Kanna’s going on a field trip soon and needs a lunch, so Tohru and Kobayashi fight over who makes it…cause that’s a thing. They bring in Lucoa, Fafnir and Kanna as judges. Kobayashi only has two cherry tomatoes, Tohru has a giant salad, but Kobayashi wins because Tohru’s can’t fit in a lunchbox. Tohru wins round two, so the final dessert round will decide it all. Kobayashi admits that they’re fighting, but feels this is indicative that they feel they’re equal now, which pisses off Fafnir a little bit, naturally. The final round begins and Tohru cheats with food from her world…that tries to bite Kobayashi right after. So Tohru loses by disqualification. Oh and it appears a new dragon will be arriving soon, following Tohru…and crashing into the apartment. Her name’s Elma and she intends to take Tohru back home, Kanna saying the two girls are on very bad terms together. Kobayashi scolds her hard, which throws Elma off, clearly the ditzy girl of the group…AND THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING!!! Elma’s shocked to see Tohru listening to a human and goes into another dimension to fight, except Tohru just leaves her there. She returns a day later, but is starving, so Kobayashi has to win her with food. Tohru bribes her with more food to get her to leave for now. Now at work, Elma shows up there too, but in a normal human form. She may have bit off more than she could chew, taking a computer job. Why’s she doing this? She needs money to live in the world now, since she can’t go back. As the days go on, it seems Elma is an unbelievably fast learner. Tohru meanwhile finds out Kobayashi has been “cheating” on her with another dragon so now she’s trying to do everything to impress her, including trying to get her to eat her tail again. So they talk about her being around Elma now. But before that, Elma shows up with a charm before getting blasted away by Tohru. She admits she’s being selfish and thinks Kobayashi is being mean to her by not showing her any affection. Kobayashi admits that for her, this whole being wanted thing is completely new and she doesn’t know how to react to it. 

THE GOOD

  • A sweet episode for sure
  • Elma feeds off Tohru pretty well

THE BAD

  • There wasn’t much for Kanna to do this week, which has been my main source of smiles for the show

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.1)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.8)

SYNOPSIS

They continue to fight enemies on the road, while Darkness continues to get worse and worse, now being tied and dragged by the buggy. To put a stop to these enemies, they stop at a cave and use Darkness to draw them into it, so Megumin can use Explosion to get them all at once. Everyone is congratulating them but he wants no praise, knowing it’s all because of them that this happened in the first place. At night, Kazuma wakes up thinking someone odd is happening. Darkness is up as well and everyone else wakes up soon after. There’s a ton of undead outside the camp. He thinks it’s their chance to make up for the kites, except he realizes Aqua is the reason the undead are there. She nearly kills Wiz again during this time. Yunyun meanwhile is still trying the mansion to see if Megumin’s home. The group finally makes it to Arcanretia, so you know what that means…not hot springs yet. Boo. It gets worse, the city is Axis territory, so the crazies show up. Aqua and Megumin have gone to the church, while Kazuma and Darkness are taking care of Wiz. They leave to take a look around, but it’s just more time for Axis crazies to get at him. Darkness being a part of Eris, apparently is enough to make them all hate her and leave, naturally she enjoys this. It happens again and again, to the point Kazuma clearly regrets coming to the city entirely. Darkness wants to stay here forever though. Along the way, they find a girl who fell over and they help her out, thinking nothing bad could happen here. But sure enough…he almost falls for it. 

THE GOOD

  • Oh my god, the faces this week were so good
  • Darkness really turned it up a notch and I didn’t think that was possible

THE BAD

  • As an atheist…yeah, I feel Kazuma’s pain…

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.1)
Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.9)

SYNOPSIS

Back where we finished off last episode, the group decide regardless to try and find Neko, completely ignoring whatever Masamune said. Aki obviously is not happy with him, as always and Yoshino’s also pretty annoyed. They all get in the car and leave him behind. He figures one place that’s left…and Aki’s there too, how perfect. Out of nowhere, he asks the question if she remembers the nickname he gave her. WHY IS HE SAYING THAT?! THAT BREAKS EVERYTHING!!! But before she answers, there’s paper airplanes flying in the air and apparently that’s enough to show that Neko is there. Apparently it’s an imitation of the books he read that she found in his room. Finding her, she’s very weak and Aki leaves to get Shidou. At the hospital, she’s in stable condition and wants to speak with Aki alone. Masamune now wonders if maybe, just maybe Neko was serious about how she felt about him. Aki returns and says he’s up next. He enters her room and she talks about her past, how her condition drove her to just wanting to experience the feeling of love…and she just picked him out at random. She also admits that it was a fun excursion, but it certainly wasn’t genuine, yet enjoyed the experience regardless. She asks him however if he can continue his own charade until the very end. It also sounds like she will be leaving once she recovers. During this time outside, Tae even admits she likes Masamune too, but felt it was better to keep it hidden. When he comes back, he completely ignores Aki, almost as if he’s decided to stop the charade. But it turns out, the two did meet as kids and seems like she still is a little heartbroken. Back with Masamune, Neko’s words really hit him hard, but he’s determined still to not only achieve his goal, but in a better manner than Neko ever could. We finally see what Neko said to Aki, telling her to stop playing the tough game and she’s now alone trying to convince herself it’s not love she feels for Masamune. She recalls Masamune as a child, not knowing that same kid is the Makabe she knows now. And then…a chubby Masamune shows up? DAFUQ?!!!

THE GOOD

  • I…I don’t know what to say now, this episode was all over the place…

THE BAD

  • I’m so confused now…this love story has gotten so convoluted…

Episode Score: 3/5


Nanbaka (Ep.14)
Nanbaka (Ep.22)

SYNOPSIS

Upa suspects Enki isn’t the one behind the charms, but has no idea who it could be. Nico worries his friends are in danger if this kind of thing is happening to everyone else, but Upa assures him their only goal is to get things back to normal, including the happy things. We revert back to Tsukumo, who I admit completely forgot about. He’s trying to figure out when Yamato and Rock could’ve been charmed, but stops when he overhears that the doctor took in a civilian, a female civilian, maybe someone related to Enki? Back with Uno though, he wants to go back to get Nico but the other three keep him from doing so and that’s when a water trap activates. Jyugo drowns and the pretty boys fight over who has to give him CPR and it ends up being Honey. They find a secret door after he’s saved and they go through it, finding an armory of all those doll guards. Trois finds something that interests him inside the dolls that might help them deactivate them in the end. Honey and Uno talk about Jyugo, specifically how Uno tolerates him. By the time they start though, they’re found by the mermaid-looking guard. They’re more upset that another gay guard has shown up in drag than anything else. Two more talisman-wearing guards are with him. Right next to them all is Kiji, who is beyond pissed himself. Because he knows Honey and Trois are in danger, he bribes Ruke (mermaid guy) with makeup to let him out. Ruka’s actually considering it, it’s 50/50 at this point. The others continue to run until Trois appears again with A FREAKING ROCKET LAUNCHER and fires it at the two guards. Apparently he’s a master builder, using parts he found. NOW HE HAS A FLAMETHROWER!!! They think they’re in the clear, but Ruka takes a hold of Jyugo, knowing he’s the key to saving everyone. 

THE GOOD

  • We finally got a kiss on the show!!!
  • Honey and Trois actually became interesting!

THE BAD

  • Could’ve done without the whole “queer” thing

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)
Youjo Senki (Ep.8)

SYNOPSIS

Tanya continues to be annoyed, every time she thinks they’ve put a crippling end to the Alliance, the war still rages on and she stays on the front lines. Urgent news comes in, a key supply line destroyed by a rebellion within the city, followed by a Republic attack. They are to destroy the mages and the artillery will wipe out the city, civilians remaining there included, now considered Republic soldiers. Some of Tanya’s men are a little worried about this and it’s clear something will go horribly wrong, the question is what. The attack begins, snipers trying to take them down. For the first time however, they’re actually being challenged, which further pisses off Tanya, not to mention her soldiers are hesitating and not getting the job done quickly. Once she’s finally allowed to attack the civilians, however…her face lights up and it’s time to kill. It’s a horrific sight, men, women and children bombed. The Republic are horrified by this. The sights the Imperial soldiers see as well are too much for them as well. They still have soldiers to shoot, but one of her men tells her to stop killing the civilians, but Tanya knows at this point all this will do is create more soldiers, they’ve gone too far now, it has to be done. She hits him a few times and reminds him that they’re soldiers and to do what they’re told to do. He looks about to snap and takes his gun and fires, but we don’t know if it’s at Tanya or at the civilians. Impressed with Tanya and her tactics, the generals intend to use her to end the war with the Republic once and for all.

THE GOOD

  • More blood and violence at the most painful and real point possible

THE BAD

  • This has become pure insanity in its terrifying realism of war, it’s so interesting

Episode Score: 4/5

Week #8 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #8 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!

NOTE: I HAVE INTERNET!!! SCREENCAPS ARE BACK, BAY-BAY!!! The only episode not getting one this week is Konosuba, as I watched it before the new internet got installed.


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.8) *On Notice*

SYNOPSIS

The gang is on the hunt for a rice cooker, for reasons. Apparently Tamotsu takes weeks to cook one thing, because reasons. They come across two people, one with a shitload of boxes balanced on his head and Arisa claims it’s her master and our boss this week. She gives a little background on her history, aka she’s the ultimate prodigy, because again, reasons. Of course, all the rice cookers are sold out, because reasons. Arisa tries again but no answer, he’s clearly either a Bugged One or hypnotized. Apparently the woman is a promoter and she intends to conquer Akiba, because out of everywhere in the world, this is the place, for the umpteenth time, because reasons. It’s clear she’s controlling him as he struggles a little bit before finally beating the everloving shit out of all of them. Arisa’s the only one who at least has a shot against him, but the fight ends when the owner of the store they’re fighting in stops them. So they set up an actual fight to decide things, a tournament. The anime is trying to make me like it again with wrestling. Cheaters. It’s so bad, it’s hilarious! All the in-jokes, even the Spanish announce table got some love. Arisa gets a chance, but Niwaka and Matome are held hostage and you know stripping will occur. It doesn’t actually happen, but Tamotsu does drive an ATV into the locker room to save them. Failing, the woman slaps her master and he does a face turn on her, but he still wants to fight her for fun now. In the end she wins. The woman attacks her after and Tamotsu enters to strip her and end it. Arisa and her master talk for the first time in a while, thanking each other and the world (Akiba) is saved once again.  

Show’s still on notice, but that may have been the best episode I’ve seen all season.

THE GOOD

  • Wrestling anime, how the fuck did Tiger Mask W not become something as funny and fun as this episode did?!

THE BAD

  • I cannot say anything bad about this for risk of lying to myself

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.1)
Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.8)

SYNOPSIS

The girls get to see their test scores, Himari #2 and Kyouko #5. Hikari’s a little jealous cause she’s terrible at her studies. Tetsuo is not happy with her upon seeing her scores. Upon her over-exaggeration, she knocks a book out of Yuki’s bag and it falls under a table. Hm…that won’t come into play later. Sakie finds it and Yukki approaches her in time to find it, a manga not a textbook like I suspected. She’s embarrassed about liking it and tries to hide it (poorly), my my our cute little Yukki’s quite the little pervert. Later on, the girls are studying in the library. Hikari is constantly having trouble, so Kyouko helps as best she can. They somehow segue back to Tetsuo praising them for studying, so naturally Kyouko wants to place #1 next time to get the best praise from him. We then get treated to the most random competition ever. The “Hikari Cup” which is basically which arm between Kyouko, Yukki and Tetsuo she’d prefer biting the most. Yukki wins easily because of her being cold. Through this, he wonders about the girls pertaining to Sakie, whether her effects would work on them at all. The next scores comes up, Yukki making the list and sure enough Kyouko ranked #1, shocking both girls.

THE GOOD

  • A cute episode, nothing too special mind you

THE BAD

  • Nothing really grabbed me this week either, but it wasn’t a bad episode, just nothing over-the-top to talk about

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Fuuka (Ep.1)
Fuuka (Ep.8)

SYNOPSIS

The time is now and the band steps out on stage. Before they start however, a bottle is thrown, his bass is broken and he’s bleeding. Now he’s shattered a bit. His sister tries to help and only makes it worse, so Koyuki has to emerge. Because of this, she’s trampled by fans and someone starts streaming it and her agency gets a hold of this. The lights suddenly go out and the band plays anyway, Yuu getting a new bass, likely one from HEDGEHOGS. They wow the crowd. I do love how apparently there’s backup vocals in the song even though there’s no backup singers yet. Afterwards, Fuuka gets Koyuki to come on stage with her to sing a song together, another HEDGEHOGS song, but slower. They “battle” in song, almost like they’re fighting for Yuu’s affection, not that we’re 100% sure Fuuka’s actually interested in him. Afterwards, Koyuki apologizes once again and the fans finally seem to forgive her and move on. After the show, the band tries to actually figure out name and settle on “The Fallen Moon”, which is meh at best in my opinion. Back with Koyuki, she gets a light scolding and even worse, is asked to not contact Yuu for a while. It’s been a while since and that has held up, even worse, events and things have been cancelled that Koyuki would’ve been a part of. Now rehearsing for the only show she has, she’s clearly lost the will to sing, the stress perhaps building up to a point she’s drowning in it. Even worse, she overhears fans excited to go see her at the concert she will now not be performing at either. Yuu finally hears the news she’s going on hiatus as well. Finally after so many missed calls, she finally picks up. She tells him it’s fine, but it’s obvious she’s not. Oh boy. He runs off, I have no idea where he thinks she is. He knows it’s like when they last parted ways for a while, so he’s not doing nothing this time. By anime magic, he finds her. She tells him she can’t sing right now and tries to brush it off, but he knows it’s not something simple. He embraces her after she apologizes for loving him. 

THE GOOD

  • There was a real moment there with the bottle tossing, used to freak me out that it could potentially happen to me when I fronted a band in bars

THE BAD

  • The episode was meh at best, a little too depressing this week for what I’m used to

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Gabriel Dropout (Ep.1)
Gabriel Dropout (Ep.8)

SYNOPSIS

Raphiel is suffering from a major problem for girls in anime, her boobs are too big. Even worse for her, everyone’s having a physical fitness test. So with a bra that could snap at any moment, let’s do lots of movements. Serves her right for all her deviancy. Gabriel wants none of it, obviously, but Satania takes this as her chance to prove herself better than Gabriel. Somehow she’s going to fail, I imagine through a lot of falling. Vignette bribes Gabriel with food to participate. Huh…Satania actually runs fast and doesn’t fall. Raphiel in fact is almost as bad as Gabriel with her limitations. Satania is having the time of her life, being first in everything. The last event is a 1000m run and Gabriel tries to get out of it, actually able to run. So she’s not exactly out of shape, she just chooses when to be. Gabriel pleads with Raphiel to at least defeat Satania in this event and she accepts, even if her bra falls off. The two go at it, and are neck and neck, at least until until it breaks…and Satania falls, so Raphiel still wins. Another time, the girls are having an “interview exam”, whatever that is. The interviewer is the teacher Satania always pisses off. Gabriel helped her out with this, but obviously the opposite kind of help. The teacher however isn’t snapping at everything Satania does. He does give her a talking to afterwards though. Back to Gabriel, she’s starving because she’s broke and the president brings up the cooking club as something she’s in and Gabriel’s interested for the potential free meal. The two other girls seem to be good, but the president may not be. They make food for her and she scarfs it down. During her eating spree, the girls turn her hair into twin-tails and she doesn’t even notice. She wants to join, of course to get food, but the girls seem to be okay with it. On a rainy day, Raphiel suckers in Satania who didn’t bring her umbrella. She knows something’s up, but what other option does she have? But she’s not actually doing anything to her. It gets even better for her, she discovers Raphiel hates frogs. She finally has something on her!

THE GOOD

  • The physical tests were so damn funny
  • Raphiel actually has a weakness now, two in fact. Frogs and tight bras!

THE BAD

  • Vignette really didn’t have a part this week, kind of disappointing

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

……..BEACH EPISODE!!! Lucoa is immediately disqualified for “performance enhancers”. The beach staff agree and take her away because her bikini is too skimpy. Kobayashi admits she’s not a big fan of the beach however. I don’t sunburn like she does, but I agree sand is awful, I hate the feeling. Tohru tries to get Kobayashi to put sunscreen on her, while Lucoa does the same with Shouta. Meanwhile, Kanna eats a crab. They start playing, which goes as over-the-top as you’d expect, as Kobayashi forgot to tell them to ease off their power. A moment causes Kobayashi to talk about her family, while Tohru remembers a much more…violent memory. She talks a little more about her family which makes Tohru wonder if dragons really can accept humans when such a normal human like Kobayashi can accept her. She asks Tohru if they can all ride her and they go further out into the ocean. They both talk about perhaps seeing their parents again, though Tohru also wants her to meet her own parents, but won’t because she suspects they’d kill her without hesitation. Back home, Kobayashi has fireworks, the girls are disappointed, so Tohru makes a much better version. Now they’re at Summer Comiket, helping out Takiya. Even Fafnir’s participating now, apparently drawing manga of his own. Tohru has no idea how powerful manga is in Japan. Meanwhile, Kanna is doing homework which is bug collecting eating. Back at Comiket, Fafnir is dying from his first time at the event and has been selling death curses apparently instead of manga. Outside, Tohru spots actual non-humans in their actual forms since it’d just be cosplaying, but they run off when they discover her real form is a dragon. Because of this, she wants to be a dragon for a bit and she’s allowed to sprout her wings, horns and tail for a while. Naturally, she enjoys all the attention from photographers thinking she’s cosplaying. The event ends and we’re back home where Kanna has summer homework, but the topic is open. So she decides to study Kobayashi. 

Tohru wins this week easily, wasn’t even a competition. Probably wasn’t meant to be, now that I think about it.

THE GOOD

  • Kanna again winning with adorability
  • Tohru really found a place she belonged in with Comiket

THE BAD

  • I felt that while I enjoyed the episode, there was a little too much of a flurry of small events this time around

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 


Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.1)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

It appears being debt-free has changed Kazuma and Aqua quite a lot, to the point Megumin is freaking the fuck out! She apologizes for something…and asks him to turn back to normal. Darkness calls her over and we see what happened. But during all this, Vanir is still around and kicking. He and Aqua have a nice little…chat and it appears he’s been working with Kazuma and offers to buy some things from him for A LOT OF MONEY. Back in the present, Megumin’s losing her mind more and more as this “wealthy” version of Kazuma and Aqua continue to drive her insane. Darkness however is started to enjoy this, wondering what Kazuma will become as a wealthy snob, aka what he’ll try to do to her. Megumin manages to convince the group to go to a hot spring and it appears there is still a little bit of Kazuma left in him. He visits Vanir before leaving and ends up taking Wiz with him, because we need two sets of big boobs in the bath. In the carriage, there’s a baby red dragon, nothing will come of that being there…right? Anyways, the journey begins. Megumin’s taking a liking to the dragon, but pouts and states Chomusuke is still cuter. Along the way, they’re attacked by a bunch of Running Hawk Kites who are after Darkness because of her armor. Naturally, Darkness stands in the middle of it to take all that damage and even gets in the way of another adventurer’s Bind spell and gets tied up, because of course she does!

THE GOOD

  • Vamir continues to be awesome
  • D’awww, baby dragon!

THE BAD

  • No hot springs yet, boooooooo!

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.1)
Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.8)

SYNOPSIS

Not expecting it, Aki is actually calling Masamune’s cell phone. Apparently he left one of his bags behind on their trip, so they’re meeting the next day to retrieve it. He talks to Yoshino about it and warns him that at this point one small mistake could destroy everything now. It gets worse, he finds the picture of him and Aki when he was younger is missing and suspects Neko has it. Meeting with Aki, he’s a bit out of it because of the picture and Aki takes notice and leaves. Now things could be real bad. Neko calls afterwards about going to the pool the next day, Tae starting off this event. He invites her to meet up, likely for the picture, but really never thought things through. He excuses himself to the washroom, but is really looking for the picture. I’m fully expecting him to barge into the older girl’s room. He finds a lot of romance material before Neko finds him. He finally asks her point blank about the picture and pulls it out (of her breasts) and flirts some more with him. She admits liking him even as a fat kid in the photo. He questions if she means it and is starting to lose himself and she presses even further and actually kisses him. Then she starts taking him down on the bed and keeps moving forward. In these moments, it appears as if he no longer wants to chase after his revenge. He also admits a large part of why things were bad for him were actually his fault, he had a bad personality. However, he somehow figures out that she doesn’t actually like him either and doesn’t want to continue further with a girl who isn’t serious. How does he actually know this, if it’s true? Neko seems to be taking it hard though for someone who apparently wasn’t into him. The next day at the pool trip, Masamune looks like he’s in rough shape and they are sure he’s lost weight. Neko was supposed to show up as well, but hasn’t and canceled. No time to waste, we finally got some Yoshino bikini! But I still say Tae wins. Afterwards, Neko’s driver Shidou suddenly shows up and she’s pissed. Apparently Neko’s gone missing and thinks he’s responsible. Upon the revelation that she really is very sick, he understands that everything she’s done is real with a minor facade so she doesn’t look weak. Shidou also knows he saw her yesterday, so he just spouts out the semi-truth, that he went to formally decline her offer to be together because he chose Aki.

THE GOOD

  • Finally getting Yoshino in a bikini
  • Neko is such an interesting character with goals and objectives that seem to constantly change

THE BAD

  • Not getting Yoshino’s butt in a bikini

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (Ep.1)
Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (Ep.8) *On Notice*

SYNOPSIS

The remaining first year is gone, only the club members are left. However, Fuyune’s leg cramps up so she has to leave early, so now it’s down to three. But the battle has been shortened, the third-years are being blocked and the swim team girl is the only second-year going forward. So the winner will either be the bear cosplay guy, the swim team captain, or let’s be honest here, Hiromi. Tomoe goes back and Natsumi’s shoulder is getting worse too. The final lap arrives, the two girls plus Mr. Bear and swim girl are right with each other now. They pass him and take the lead. But Natsumi’s at her limit, so Hiromi’s on her own now. At the very end, swim girl uses Mr. Bear to get an advantage and now she passes him and the two girls are neck and neck. It’s a photo finish and Hiromi barely makes it with the win. Then shit gets weird. I want to try to explain it, but the best I can say is that for whatever reason Hiromi thinks her prize for winning is a pegasus that can talk to her. I’m assuming at this point she passed out or something after the race. Apparently this is later on at the pool or hot tub. We see Natsumi healing up and then getting approached by some girl in a wheelchair. She’s Rei, Fuyune’s sister. She talks about Fuyune’s motivations for joining the club, as a promise to her sister. Meanwhile, the adults are talking about secretly getting Hiromi’s own bike ready for her. 

So after the race has now ended and the first real “story” of the show has ended, I’ve come to the ultimate decision to drop the show. This is not however because the show is bad, it all honestly it has its good moments, it’s very pretty and has fun once in a while. The problem I have is there just isn’t anything to latch on and I’m honestly surprised I made it this far with nothing at all. Just goes to show you how much hope I placed in this show. I did however take a peek at Episode 9 to see if anything unique happened and while I was shocked to find out Mr. Bear is actually a hot blonde with big boobs, the formula still hasn’t changed and therefore I’ve had enough.

THE GOOD

  • The race is finally over and the Cycling Club has fully come together

THE BAD

  • Kuma… (Mr. Bear lost)
  • Hiromi somehow edging out swim girl is the same anime bullshit I always get mad about, she shouldn’t have won based on how that race was going

Episode Score: 3/5 ***DROPPED***

 

 

 


Nanbaka (Ep.14)
Nanbaka (Ep.21)

SYNOPSIS

Uno explains that this side of Nico is basically his body completely taking away the limits that we have as human beings, the medicine he takes acting as a way to keep him at a normal human level. Nico smells the medicine Pigman has and demands it or else he’ll kill him. He starts attacking, biting him while Upa destroys the talisman on the guard. The backstory on Nico’s past where his side effects were caused are horrifying. Qi comes out to deal with Nico, who immediately attacks him now. He injects Nico with medicine after sustaining a pretty bad bite wound. He then injects something into Pigman instead of handling Upa and Liang. He made a special medicine that will completely paralyze him, knowing that Pigman was going to kill him in the end, so why not beat him to the punch? Qi explains he only did what he did knowing that if the two knew about this, they would’ve acted early and Enki probably would’ve killed them. We learn that Upa was kidnapped and some of his organs were sold off and Qi gave some of his to save Upa, but we’re not told specifically what. Nico wakes up during this conversation and Pigman is still mobile, seems the medicine wasn’t strong enough to act as fast as Qi expected it to. But they handle things by using another poison, that Qi claims is even stronger. Apparently this poison makes Pigman choke himself out.  

THE GOOD

  • Crazy Nico was quite interesting
  • The Qi/Upa backstory actually had some interest from me

THE BAD

  • Crazy Nico lasted about two minutes. No fair!

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)
Youjo Senki (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

Tanya’s trying to stall things on the front lines as long as she can, but the generals aren’t having any of it. Back with her own officers, she actually guesses their real plans of attack and ends up getting moved forward with this very plan. We keep focusing on an Alliance soldier who I can’t remember if it’s supposed to be possibly Viktoriya’s father or just some other character entirely. Tanya and company jump from a plane and intend to attack an Alliance base. The older man remembers Tanya and chases after her, but she doesn’t care so much now that her mission’s been completed and just leaves. But he still charges forward anyway and he kills him with ease. She recalls seeing him before, but could care less and sends him packing to the icy waters below. In the generals’ eyes, the war is nearly over. 

THE GOOD

  • More war realism, always works well

THE BAD

  • This episode didn’t really bring much, couldn’t care less for that man and there really wasn’t crazy Tanya at all, just bored Tanya

Episode Score: 3/5

Week #7 – Winter Anime 2017

Week #7 has arrived with this Winter anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As always I’m live reacting (though typing it out to be posted later) to each episode I watch and going over what happens in each episode with the occasional quip and joke here and there. So for those trying to avoid spoilers, this entire article is full of them!

NOTE: With the new place I’ve moved into, the internet right now is terrible to the point I’m watching it in SD on my laptop rather than in HD on my PS4 where I can easily screenshot things. So until I get the internet upgraded, there won’t be anymore screenshots.


Akiba's Trip: The Animation (Ep.1)
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

Seems it’s cameras this week, so the real question is how much peeping will there be this episode? Tamotsu breaks one of Niwaka’s figurines and oh boy is he in trouble, not that he cares, he’s more interested in the shots he took before breaking the figurine. So naturally, it’s time for another part-time job to make some money again. This time he hits a maid/butler cafe that pays much higher than normally and the owner’s quite creepy, doesn’t give off a Bugged One vibe at all. The place is all kinds of fucked up, the attitude way over the top and not in the good kind of way. The next day, things get better for him, becoming the restaurant’s photographer, but things still remain strange, something’s quite off. Meanwhile, Niwaka approaches the girls, wanting to make up with Tamotsu, but isn’t sure how to go about it. As time goes on for Tamotsu, he’s clearly exhausted and tired, but the group is very brainwashing in their nature to keep him working hard and the words “Thank you!” being a major part of it. It’s to the point he’s not coming home it seems. And now he’s a maid when the girls finally go to the bar to see how he’s doing. So Niwaka smacks him hard to wake him up…followed by a home run swing from her as well. With him no longer brainwashed, the Bugged One is revealed. While they fight the workers, the boss takes Niwaka hostage. The little enemies start stripping them before Tamotsu breaks free and defeats him, while momentarily having to disrobe his own sister. Oh dear. Afterwards, she apologizes and Tamotsu replaces the figurine he broke. 

I think it’s time after all these episodes just being really bad comedy with a lot of stripping to put the show on notice. It’s later in the season, but the show is definitely getting less and less worth watching. There’s nothing of note other than the stripping sequences, let’s be honest here.

THE GOOD

  • I honestly have nothing of real positivity this week

THE BAD

  • Beyond the stripping, what does the show really have? The characters are single jokes repeated over and over, the villains aren’t interesting and there’s just nothing to latch onto

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


Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.1)
Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

Hikari thinks she saw someone suspicious at school, making Tetsuo think it’s a bear. Meanwhile, Sakie finds a “pretty boy” named Kurtz in the hallway, he’s part German. He seems suspicious so she tries to ask him about what’s going on, gets nothing. She even gets touched by him and nothing happens, which immediately raises the flag of Kurtz actually being female. Guess we’ll have to see, not that the very feminine voice is hiding this fact well. They find the man and Kurtz goes full ninja on him…and he knows Kurtz…and is a police detective. Sakie apparently meets with him often, but wants to know why he’s at the school. He knows how to push her buttons and eventually calls Kurtz a “weapon” against succubi. Then it gets awkward as he tells her to maybe think about starting a family and the like. She does however admit there is actually someone she’s interested in, which really gets the man’s attention. He then brings up how Tetsuo (without knowing his name) probably did get turned on by her aphrodisiac, but didn’t show it. She completely loses her mind thinking about the situation between her and Tetsuo. Meanwhile, Kurtz runs into the girls who naturally are very friendly to him, because as a foreigner, he’s a bit of an outcast like they are. Running away, he runs into two boys looking at a picture taken of Sakie that’s a little risque and scolds them, but lays off when it sounds more like they don’t just like her because she’s a succubus. Tetsuo finally gets to talk with the police officer and learns that the man and Kurtz work for a division of the police force that deal with demi-humans. He admits though his work has certainly lessened since demi-humans became more accepted in society. He also says that most of his cases now are related to succubi, especially with how in this day and age, a succubus could literally just make a man molest her so he can get arrested, because she may not like him or just for fun. He asks Tetsuo to take care of Sakie (and then eventually groups the other girls with her), which confuses Tetsuo for a moment, but accepts the gesture.

THE GOOD

  • The Sakie bits were really adorable

THE BAD

  • Unfortunately, the rest of the episode wasn’t that great. The detective didn’t add much, hell even Kurtz who I was sure would be revealed as a female in this episode (could still happen later) didn’t offer much either
  • An episode where the three girls get almost no screen time really brings the show down

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Fuuka (Ep.1)
Fuuka (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

The practices continue in preparation for the festival as they continue to get better as a group. On another day, his sisters (one is half-dressed, of course) show them a leaked photo of him and Koyuki, so now it’s become a PR nightmare for her. At school, Yuu’s being hounded about it. Fuuka shockingly is not happy with him again. When he has time, he goes to see her on the roof to talk about it, but she brushes him off and denies that anything’s wrong, which is not great considering the show is tomorrow. But she does reveal she’s mad he didn’t tell her he saw her again. With Koyuki, at a TV show she kind of tells the truth about what happened, even after her PR company denied everything, however she does add that he’s her unrequited love. Oh dear, Fuuka is hit by this, not to mention how Yuu’s probably feeling right now, though he’s more worried about the trolls saying they’ll come to his concert and ruin it. The band members are all very upset though with the responses that people have given Yuu. Sara especially wants to know how she can help and his brother told them she ought’a shut ’em up with her guitar playing. Back with Yuu, he’s aware how bad this can still turn out for Koyuki, but with his sisters egging him on, he understands he will still have some fans to play for, even if there’s a ton of people who want to ruin it. The day of the festival arrives, naturally Koyuki’s sneaking in to try and see it. There are A LOT of people at the show, but mostly Koyuki fans who either want to fuck her or beat the fuck out of Yuu. He’s however ready and raring to go! 

THE GOOD

  • A VERY accurate representation of Japan’s ridiculous idol system with how they can’t have relationships and an accurate representation of dumbass fans who feel a romantic connection with a celebrity
  • That little Kazuya rolling around scene was fucking hysterical!

THE BAD

  • I’m really getting sick and tired of Fuuka’s pouty nature because Yuu doesn’t tell her everything he does, it’s kind of irritating

Episode Score: 4/5


Gabriel Dropout (Ep.1)
Gabriel Dropout (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

‘Tis just a normal day for Vignette, same goes for Gabriel, sleeping all day. Everything seems normal, until both of them notice they’re getting less funds for daily life, likely due to both girls not playing the roles they’re supposed to be playing. Raphiel suggests a few things to help Vignette, but you know she’s joking around, aka dressing her in a bear outfit. Depressed, she goes to the coffee shop and the owner approaches her, worried about her as she’s not being herself. She asks him how to do bad deeds, which freaks him out and makes him think she’s being forced into doing bad deeds, like she’s roped into a gang or something. But he offers to help as best he can…which is just dressing slightly bad girl-ish and saying dumb phrases. She’s almost worse than Satania now. The last resort comes into play, she tries to skip class, which for someone like Vignette may be harder than killing someone. So instead, she just doesn’t take notes and almost fails the entire class to do absolutely nothing. Even then, Gabriel has no reaction and she gets dejected and walks off, running into Satania along the way and she notices Vignette’s clothing change and she gets so happy about it. Except her money doesn’t increase, obviously. A couple days later, things get even worse for Vignette as she catches a cold. She gets a visit from Satania and Raphiel while she’s sick. Satania tried to gift her with melon bread but it appears the dog doesn’t care if Satania wasn’t going to eat that one. She kicks them out not long after cause they want to play games and Vignette just wants to sleep off her cold. If only she could. She tries counting animals and ends up waking up with Gabriel drawing cat whiskers on her face. It appears she somewhat cares about Vignette’s condition, but mostly because she won’t have anyone to copy notes and homework from. Okay, 100% because she wanted Vignette to do her homework. 

THE GOOD

  • A nice, cute episode
  • I love Vignette, so an episode centered on her was perfect

THE BAD

  • There wasn’t a lot of jokes beyond “No one cares about me!!!” with Vignette

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.1)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Ep.6)

SYNOPSIS

Tohru got challenged to a maid battle of sorts by Kanna’s friend from school, Riko. This maid seems to really throw Kobayashi off, maybe it’s because she’s an actual maid. Oh dear, Tohru’s about to get really jealous. While the maids and Kobayashi get acquainted, the little ones play Twister together and it goes…perhaps a little too close for comfort, so video games it is! Kobayashi and Georgie have massive maid talks and Tohru sits in the background. When Kanna and Riko get real close again, before it’s about to get WAY TOO CLOSE, the other girls burst in, Tohru not able to take the boredom and jealousy anymore. Now we learn Quetzalcoatl the next day has moved into the city as well, already living with someone. Apparently a kid was practicing a ritual and she got bored and actually appeared for the girl as her servant. She asks Kobayashi however to help clear up a misunderstanding that she’s not a demon, much like everyone else in the house thinks. The girl, Shouta arrives and –oh wait, it’s a boy?! Could’ve fooled me…ahem! She’s made it worse, sleeping with the boy and bathing with him. Shocking he’d be nervous with boobs that big around him. When asked by Tohru why we made that circle, he apparently wants to be a full-powered mage, apparently there are many in the world but live quiet lives. In the end, it’s almost like she was summoned for nothing, so Shouta’s seriously considering having her leave the house. The next day, it appears Fafnir’s getting along with his own place, helping Takiya with things such as a video game he’s working on. He even admits that he the one who wants to kill all humans, has found someone he can tolerate. 

THE GOOD

  • A very cute episode, Kanna at full force as usual
  • Fafnir adjusting into the human world is quite the nice story as well

THE BAD

  • The Riko/Kanna thing was a bit much, I mean…I know one of them’s technically older than 18, but dragons don’t count!
  • Lucoa (aka Quetzalcoatl) is literally just boobs to make Shouta blush, well that’s sooo interesting…

Episode Score: 4/5


Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.1)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (Ep.6)

SYNOPSIS

The girls want to go outside and adventure again, while Aqua wants to stay inside where it’s warm. We flashback to when the party goes to tell Wiz that they slayed Vanir, who would be an old comrade of hers. Except, Vanir’s there at the store. Darkness is not happy. Apparently he wanted to leave the Devil King’s army anyway so now the barrier around his castle is gone. Later on, Kazuma goes to a weapons shop and apparently had a katana made for him and new armor too! Only problem is the armor’s too heavy for him to move in and the katana is too long so he’s clumsy moving around with it strapped around him. They then take a quest killing Lizard Runners and it goes extremely well. And by extremely well, I mean Aqua fucks everything up. Kazuma falls from a tree and breaks his neck, dying. He sees the new goddess after Aqua and has a calm conversation with her. During this time, he realizes what he’s missing in his life, a heroine to fall in love with, Eris the goddess being the one he’s interested in. He contemplates being reborn as well but after realizing the girls are doing messed up things to his dead body, he caves and goes back. Apparently Megumin did something really bad to his body, because Darkness is even more flustered and Aqua is pissed off. Why? She undressed him and wrote on his stomach, an arrow pointing down to his crotch saying it’s Excalibur. Yep.

THE GOOD

  • It’s a little interesting having Eris as a potential love interest for Kazuma
  • I’m happy to see Vanir’s back, he works so well with Darkness

THE BAD

  • This one was a lot more boring than usual, this episode’s plot really didn’t do much for me

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.1)
Masamune-kun no Revenge (Ep.7)

SYNOPSIS

It’s summer vacation, so you know what that means…! He tries to invite Aki out, but she already “planned” something and to stick it to him further, she invites only Koujuurou. But it backfires on her and now everyone wants in. So let’s see who wins this show’s swimsuit episode, shall we? My money’s on Yoshino. Speaking of, she approaches Masamune and tells him she can’t read Neko at all, she has no idea what’s got her so interested in him. She then gives him an ultimatum, he has to make progress or he’ll tell Aki everything. We then flip to some random woman who likely got dumped as the kids all arrive. Oh, it’s her father’s secretary, that makes sense…huh? She thinks there’s only one boy, not counting Koujuurou. Out of nowhere, he claims to be dating Aki as a gamble. At first, she hates this, but when it gets Midori, the secretary off her back, she kind of lets it slide for now and goes with it. He’s now playing Aki like a fiddle with Midori’s name being more than enough to get her flustered. ALL RIGHT, BEACH TIME! Tae looks awesome, Neko looks like she has no bottoms, Koujuurou is wearing a t-shirt and almost got dressed in a girl’s swimsuit, because I’m still unsure if he’s a boy or not. Neko naturally starts making moves before Aki shows up to stop it, having to keep up appearances. Speaking of which, a skirt?! Come on, you’re robbing us of Aki butt! Yoshino’s the only one not showing off yet. Taking him away, she plays him to be her little servant for a while, making him get her food. Along the way, Midori gives him an idea to take her somewhere scary, knowing Aki’s easily scared and that could work to his advantage. Apparently though, Midori really hates Masamune, because she enjoyed this sadistic man-hating Aki. All the kids go to this scary place together, they draw numbers to do first and it works out well as he’ll go after Aki. Now how does his plan get foiled? Midori is apparently there waiting to scare the hell out of Masamune to make him look pathetic, but Yoshino finds her first before she messes up that plan. Everyone is scared shitless by her and Yoshino. But in the end, instead of carrying Aki around, he’s carrying Midori after finding her unconscious, having run into a pole and getting knocked out. So naturally instead, this is a moment where he gets over with Midori. He also reveals to her that the relationship is a lie and was just trying to show off to Aki. He thinks he failed as they leave the island the next day, but Yoshino tells him he actually made progress through Midori.

Oh and we never got sexy Yoshino swimsuit moments, so the winner is…TAE!!!

THE GOOD

  • That whole test of courage segment was awesome
  • Not-bitch Midori seems really beautiful

THE BAD

  • No Yoshino swimsuit
  • No Aki butt…boooooooooooooooooo!

Episode Score: 4/5


Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (Ep.1)
Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (Ep.7) *On Notice*

SYNOPSIS

So we’re getting the race and somehow the bear costume is leading. They’re aware how behind they are, so Natsumi takes charge and they try to catch up. Along the way they run into the swim team girls again and they intentionally fall back to chase them and prove they’re better. The girls after getting some advice from Shiki are actually showing signs of improvement, even Hiromi. Shiki and company however worry about their chances after the slow start, but Korone claims to have taught Hiromi in particular a special skill. With the swim girls catching up, it’s time to get serious. The number of laps are also rapidly decreasing, so time is running out. The third-years are also closing in fast. All the girls are doing their own thing to help out, now Hiromi needs to find the thing she needs to do to help her team. Two laps to go, Natsumi’s shoulder begins to hurt and Fuyune’s pretty much gassed. Tomoe however has an idea in that they’ll make a gamble so one of them wins and not any of the second or third-years, naturally I’ll guess it being Hiromi, who’s still trying to figure out what she can do. 

THE GOOD

  • Finally, some freaking bike racing!
  • You really do get the sense now that these four girls aren’t just classmates and/or acquaintances anymore, they’re friends and they’re close
  • …KUMA! KUMA KUMA KUMAAAAAA!!!

THE BAD

  • I still wish there was a lot more cheesiness to the show

Episode Score: 4/5


Nanbaka (Ep.14)
Nanbaka (Ep.20)

SYNOPSIS

Nico somehow managed to join Upa and Liang, because naturally he wants to watch his master fight. Upa puts him aside and tells him not to watch, knowing that if Nico tries to mimic the moves they’re about to do, the amount of stress on his body would be too much. Pigman throws poison smoke at them, revealing that Qi has betrayed them to make said poisons. A flashback, Pigman offered to pay off his debts in return for his services. We see a little history of the three before all this took place, including Liang at a younger age seeing Pigman beating his teacher. In the end, his teacher gave up Liang as a bargain to save himself and the temple. They also worked for Pigman where it starts to look more like Qi’s doing this for now until he can figure out how to kill him. Back to the fight, Nico actually saves them from an attack, fighting for his friends. And this is where I get a really bad feeling. Then sure enough, a bunch of poison needles strike Nico…except as we remember, poison has the opposite effect on him. The talisman-ridden guard returns to the battle as well and even knows qigong, making things even worse. Upa wants to use qigong, but doesn’t want Nico to be influenced by it. Pigman because of this hesitation hits Upa hard and Nico tries to help again, but Pigman grabs him by the throat, choking him, the intent to kill. He starts to convulse, wanting to know where his medicine is and then dies? But instead, appears to turn into something much scarier, like a second personality.

THE GOOD

  • Nico really saved this episode, especially with the interest now of this second personality

THE BAD

  • Upa, Liang and Qi just don’t sell an episode for me, they don’t add much to the show in my opinion
  • Nico could potentially become a real bad character if this second personality doesn’t add anything

Episode Score: 3/5


Youjo Senki (Ep.1)
Youjo Senki (Ep.6.5)

SYNOPSIS

This entire episode was a retelling of the story up until this point. So since there’s nothing new to add, I will not be doing a synopsis this week and will resume next week with Episode 7.

THE GOOD

  • N/A

THE BAD

  • N/A

Episode Score: N/A

Best of Q2 – Winter Anime 2017

So we’re halfway through the winter anime season. So here’s the Top 5 lists for various things that I look for in all the shows I watch, ranging from music, design and characters. Remember, this is only based on the shows I’ve watched and while I try to include all shows, including those I drop, for some categories that will almost not be an option.

So anyways, here’s the best of the 2017 winter anime season at the halfway mark!

Best OP

  1. Fuuka
  2. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas
  4. ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
  5. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Note: Because Nanbaka already won last season and the theme hasn’t changed (other than the vocals), it will not be available for this award. 

Best Art Direction

  1. Nanbaka
  2. Youjo Senki
  3. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  4. Fuuka
  5. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Best Character Design

  1. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  2. Nanbaka
  3. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  5. Gabriel Dropout

Best Story

  1. Youjo Senki
  2. Masamune-kun no Revenge
  3. Fuuka
  4. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  5. Nanbaka

Funniest Show

  1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  2. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Gabriel Dropout
  4. Nanbaka
  5. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Most WTF?! Inducing Show

  1. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  3. Gabriel Dropout
  4. Nanbaka
  5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Best Ecchi

  1. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  2. Fuuka
  3. Masamune-kun no Revenge
  4. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Best Screencap

01

 

— Something so dangerous, yet so adorable and funny looking — Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

 

01

 

— A callback to one of my favourite episodes from the first season — Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

01

 

— The entire scene this screencap is from, because the cat just paws Wiz’s boobs for the entire freaking scene! — Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

01

 

— Yes, pat me! — Nanbaka

 

01

 

— The single scariest screencap of a child I may ever take in an anime — Youjo Senki

 

Sexiest Screencap

01

 

— In a show about stripping people to their underwear, someone has to go commando! — Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

01

 

— Matome finding a way to look sexy in a school swimsuit AND while fighting! — Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

 

01

 

— Usually it’s a male vampire enjoying a lovely lady, but no complaints from me here! — Demi-chan wa Kataritai

 

01

 

— Sometimes a swimsuit gets matched so perfectly to a girl AND is still sexy as fuck! — Fuuka

 

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— Why I’m glad I have no sisters, let alone attractive ones — Fuuka

 

Best Couple/Duo

  1. Kyouko/Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  2. Hikari/Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Hikari/Himari – Demi-chanwa Kataritai
  4. Kobayashi/Tohru – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  5. Fuuka/Yuu – Fuuka

Sexiest Female Character

  1. Hibiki – Fuuka
  2. Sakie – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Arisa – Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  4. Fuuka – Fuuka
  5. Darkness – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Sexiest Female Character (in secret)

  1. Kyouko – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  2. Aki – Masamune-kun no Revenge
  3. Matome – Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  4. Yoshino – Masamune-kun no Revenge
  5. Tohru – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Prettiest Female Character

  1. Fuuka – Fuuka
  2. Kyouko – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Megumin – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  4. Tae – Masamune-kun no Revenge
  5. Aki – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Best Male Character

  1. Yuu – Fuuka
  2. Hajime – Nanbaka
  3. Tetsuo – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  4. Kazuma – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  5. Masamune – Masamune-kun no Revenge

Best Female Character

  1. Tanya – Youjo Senki
  2. Kyouko – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  3. Hikari – Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  4. Fuuka – Fuuka
  5. Satanichia – Gabriel Dropout

Best Show

  1. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
  2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  3. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  4. Youjo Senki
  5. Fuuka
  6. Nanbaka
  7. Gabriel Dropout
  8. Masamune-kun no Revenge
  9. Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
  10. Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club