The final stretch of the season is here, which means there are spoilers everywhere. As usual, I’ll do my best to keep things short and sweet to avoid ruining your day. I’ve also begun picking out shows for next season, and there should be some really cool stuff coming our way when it begins. I’m also making my picks for anime of the year, so be sure to look out for that piece in the next few weeks.
The evacuation plan is underway, but everyone will have to move quickly since the crazy death-wind is coming in faster than expected. Can three genetically-engineered teens and a polite robot save some old men and a pregnant woman in labor from superhumans, evil military forces, and nuclear murder wind? We shall have to wait and see…
The rebellion continues in an episode that consists entirely of Pandora fights. Once again, the ecchi stuff takes a step back for some brutal action. Don’t worry; this is still a very cool episode.
The Galileo arrives in Libya, and the location of the final sketch. Naturally, Adnimoon and the sky pirates are also waiting for them. Just when you think you know where things are going, there is time travel. Seriously.
After such an action packed episode last week, IS returns to the usual formula for harem comedy. This week is all about awkward jobs in the nurse’s office and deadly cooking. I’m not even joking.
Normally, I try to avoid spoilers, but this episode was infuriatingly stupid, so I’m going to throw in my two cents. This week Dorssia tells the world that the students of Module 77 are all space vampires (while leaving out that they are the original space vampires); ARUS instantly turns on the students, and declares a purge of these “immortal monsters”. The “full retard moment of the week” comes in when absolutely NO ONE seems to notice how easily “immortal” monsters die from gunfire. And this is after everyone INSTANTLY goes on a mass killing spree because of ONE FUCKING TV BROADCAST AS EVIDENCE. Thankfully this is almost over; the stupidity of this show isn’t even funny anymore.
Ryuuko’s fight against the four Diva’s continues. This episode, like the last, is pretty much all action. Be sure to watch the continuation of the most insane schoolyard brawl of all time.
There isn’t really a way for me to discuss this without divulging some big spoilers, so stop reading this and catch up on Kyoukai no Kanata.
Once again, there are some big spoilers this week. There will be sadness, in case you were wondering.
Raishin’s wounds have hardly healed, and he’s already throwing himself back into battle. Charlotte and her sister are caught up in some sort of evil plot, so naturally Raishin is ready to jump into the middle of it. Yes, Yaya will also continue being a pervert.
Kaiki scheming continues. There is a new opening song for this story arc, featuring Kaiki himself singing, that alone is worth watching for the laughs. There will be more lies, swindling, and of course, odd conversations with an insane god.
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (AKA Noucome): Episode: 9
(My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy)
Everyone is off to a trip to the water park, bringing us to the obligatory swimsuit episode. The usual insanity of this show makes this swimsuit episode one of the best of all time. The battle between Ayame and Yuragi is pure hilarity.
The entire culture exchange mission is at risk to be shut down when a video of the soccer match ends up on the internet. Shinichi decides the best way to cover up the existence of the Eldant Empire is to put out a phony movie project designed to fail. This plan involves intentionally ripping off as much anime and manga as possible, and making the cheesiest film of all time. In the end, I’m pretty sure Shinichi was just looking for a way to get all of the girls to cosplay, but that should be expected by now.
Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita (AKA Yuushibu): Episode: 10
(I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to get a Job)
I never thought there could be a major plot development in a show about sexy girls working at a magical appliance retailer, and yet here we are. Discussing the events of this episode could lead to spoilers, so I’m going to keep quiet this week.
This show never made it into the round up because I only recently picked it up, but I was so impressed I had to mention it. Nagi no Asukara is about a world where all mankind originally lived in the sea, but over time some people began to live on land. The story is centered on a group of students that live under the sea and begin to go to school on the surface with the people of the land, and the tensions between the two cultures. This anime is a strange blend of fantasy and drama that works very well, and it is all brought to life with beautiful artwork. The undersea village is an amazing, colorful place, and at first glance you won’t realize they are underwater until a school of tropical fish swim by.
This show will continue to run into next season, and is about halfway finished, but it only become more interesting with each episode. This isn’t an anime for everyone, but it is a fascinating and beautiful show that is at least worth a look. If you are looking for a very unique and imaginative story, you should pick this up.