This has been a sad week, as two shows in the round up have reached an early end at 10 episodes and Accel World has taken a one week hiatus—also has been news Sankarea will be having a one week hiatus for this coming episode as well. With two great shows over, I have been contemplating catching up on other shows from this season to fill the void, if time allows.
AKB0048: Episode 6
This week the girls learn about dealing with haters. With an upcoming “handshake” event, one of the idols will have to confront an angry fan that sent hate mail along with a bomb threat. When the DES forces try to crash the handshaking event, AKB0048 fans take a turn at fighting the fun-hating space marines, with glow stick RPGs and combat mechs painted like itasha (cars with anime girls painted on them by devoted fans).
Haiyore! Nyaruko-San: Episode 9
Just as Nyaruko is about to start taking her job of protecting the dreamlands seriously, Mahiro and her are struck with a beam that causes them to swap bodies. While the whole body swapping trope is rather worn out in anime (Natsurio did this a few episodes ago), Nyaruko’s obsessive perversion makes for some hilarious moments. And of course, Kuuko and Hastur are trying to take advantage of the situation as well.
Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? OF THE DEAD: Episode 10 (End)
(Is This a Zombie? 2nd season)
This week concludes the 2nd season of Korean Zombie Desk Car. While this was not a bad episode at all, this episode did not deliver a satisfying ending. There were plenty of good laughs to be had, but the battle with magiclad girl Chris we have all been waiting for isn’t going to happen. Studio Deen has announced there will be an OVA coming up, but most fans are hoping they will do a third season to bring a more satisfying conclusion to the story that has built up over this season. This show had me laughing every week, and I’m going to dearly miss it.
Natsuiro Kiseki: Episode 10
(A Summer-Colored Miracle)
This week things have finally returned to full swing for this show. This time another wish on the rock causes the girls to get mixed up into a timeline with themselves as children. This wish causes the girls to realize how much trouble they were as kids, especially when they are armed with nunchaku and pepper spray.
Sankarea: Episode 10
This episode finally picks up after the events of episode 8. This week Chihiro finds himself under the “hospitality” of the Sanka household. Dan’ichio’s lonely, drunken wife fills in Chihiro about the strange and twisted history of how they met. As I mentioned earlier, this show will not be airing in the upcoming week, so we will have to wait a couple weeks to see what happens next.
Upotte!!: Episode 10 (End)
This week is a sad week for anime fans/gun enthusiasts, as Upotte has come to an early conclusion at 10 episodes. Fortunately this show about guns as cute girls ended with a huge helping of action and thrills. There are gun battles galore as the girls representing Russian-made firearms turn a shopping center into a warzone. This was a very fun and unique show, and I have to admit I’m sad to see it is over.