We’ve reached that point where we hit the second to last episode for most shows, which makes discussion difficult without spoiling things. As usual, I’ll keep the chatter to a minimum for the slowpokes out there. In other news, Symphogear is getting a third season, which is awesome considering how great it turned out in the second season.
Just when it seemed like everything that could possible go wrong already went wrong, along comes 1st Division’s secret weapon: a fucking giant spider robot. One thing’s for sure, these guys are pretty damn determined to kill a pregnant woman in labor and destroy the world. Will everyone be able to escape the radioactive death wind AND every maniac in the wastelands? We will have to watch and see…
This episode serves to prove that the Pandora industry is in dire need of more regulation. Once again, science makes another massive fuck up, this time placing the entire human race in danger. Will we ever be able to return to the fun days of Pandora’s playfully groping each other by the poolside and taking frequent showers?
This episode is kinda like Back to the Future, but Doc Brown is a famous Italian scientist from the 1500’s and Marty is a loli engineer. Fortunately there are no Tannen’s in Italy, so it’s just a matter of finding a way to get Hozuki back to her miserable timeline of class warfare and energy shortages. Good luck finding plutonium in the 1500’s…
This week everyone goes on a class trip, and Ichika is the photographer. Yeah, that’s pretty much it for this week, aside from a bit at the end to set things up for the final episode of the season. This was a very lackluster episode, but it looks like this show will at least attempt to go out with a bang next week.
Haruto and L-Elf are stranded on the surface of the moon, with very little oxygen for their spacesuits. There has never been a time for a fistfight over a petty and senseless argument. This episode is so ridiculous it is hilarious, especially when we are all treated to a sad display of how futile it is to box in spacesuits. This show has gone from “so bad it’s good,” to “okay, this is just stupid.” We can only hope they are going to wrap this nonsense up before someone at Sunrise is given a severe beating.
Kill la Kill is almost at the halfway mark and the final episode for this season will air next week. With that being said, some pretty dramatic events from this episode make this hefty spoiler territory. A new villain is entering the stage this week, and I’ll at least spoil this: she is both adorable, and deadly.
We are right in the thick of spoiler territory, and I really can’t say much without ruining almost the entire season. This is a really cool, action-packed episode, and things are being set up for the final throw down. You should probably watch it.
The spoilers are HOT on this one. Making mention of anything from this episode ruins the entire show, and by that I mean it will arguably ruin both seasons all at once. I’m not saying shit.
This is a fairly mediocre episode in a fairly mediocre story arc. The highlight of this episode is we finally find out why Raishin won’t give in to Yaya. Yes, I know that has been on the minds of every single viewer of this show.
Kaiki is concerned about his safety now that he keeps getting threats to back off from his latest job. Fortunately for everyone on the bad side of the town’s newest snake god, Kaiki doesn’t give a fuck and keeps on swindling. My biggest question from this show at this point is, what religion is centered around evil snake gods, anyway?
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (AKA Noucome): Episode: 11
(My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy)
The final episode is here, which is actually kind of sad since this was one of the biggest surprises of the season. This was a great comedy, and it exceeded any expectations I had, not that I had a high bar set for this in the first place. There is a bit of hinting about a second season at the end, but that could also be wishful thinking. I would be delighted if that happened, however.
I never really thought there could be a “shocking” episode of this show, but it happened. The level of spoilers here will ruin the entire season, so I’m not saying anything.
Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita (AKA Yuushibu): Episode: 11
(I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to get a Job)
The forces of evil (or former good?) want a new kind of economic “stimulus”, and that involves capturing Fino. Of course everyone is going to try to save Fino, she’s too cute to let go. The final fight takes place next week!
This is another show I picked up late in the season, but like most slice of life shows, this also makes for difficult conversation on a weekly basis. Don’t let that discourage you, however, Non Non Biyori is one of the most popular shows of the season, and its charm is hard to deny. Non Non Biyori is about a group of girls that live in a small country town that is so sparsely populated, they are the only students in town. They all attend the same school, in one class that consists of elementary and middle school girls.
This show is simply about these girls finding ways to enjoy themselves in a small country town. This is one of the most peaceful and relaxing shows you will ever watch, which is why such a simple idea can make for great viewing. This show obviously won’t vibe very well with every anime fan, especially the crowd that thinks these shows are somehow “killing the industry” (They aren’t, get over yourselves.) Much like Kiniro Mosaic, this is the kind of show that could put a smile on my face no matter how terrible my day is. That in itself is part of what makes this kind of anime great.