The last of the semi-hiatus posts, back next week with a full post! Hit the jump and let’s see my thoughts over the last two weeks!
The shows that I am watching are in bold, shows my wife and I are watching together are in bold italics, and
strikethrough marks dropped shows.
Attack on Titan 3 / Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 6 (Ep 43) – Ep 7 (Ep 44)
That was…. wow. In two episodes, they’ve pretty much taken everything we thought we knew about their world and tossed it out. Everything we knew was wrong, or at least based on bad information… What the h_ll is going to happen next?
I don’t know – but I do know this: Titan just got a hell of a lot more interesting than it’s been in a very long time.
Cells at Work / Hataraku Saibou
Ep 8 – Lacked platelets, but it was very cute seeing Red work so very hard. :)
Ep 9 – Also lacked platelets, and as a bonus didn’t really add anything to the story line… We already knew Killer-T had been a wimp as a wee sprout, and frankly Helper-T wasn’t an interesting character and we had no reason to care about him.
Encouragement of Climb 3 / Yama no Susume 3 Eps 9-10
Quite the storm brewing…. The last few eps have highlighted Aoi’s growing independence and self-confidence. They’ve also shown that Hinata feels more and more left out and left behind. Knowing her, she’s about to do something monumentally stupid.
Is it bad that I have more feels for this minor friendship drama than some of the bigger ones in other shows this season? Or is it just a mark of how invested I am in this show?
Grand Blue Dreaming
Ep 7 – The tennis match didn’t go quite as I remembered… Or maybe my memory is out of whack. Either way, funny as heck.
Ep 8 – Both of these chapters were definitely cut short. The bar scene was still funny, but harassing Yu wasn’t as nearly funny as I remember.
Four episodes left to go… I don’t think they’re going to make it to Okinawa, or that arc is going to be cut short or overly compressed. Which gives me a sad.
Ep 9 – To quote Cactus Matt… Connie, if you want Ayano to be part of your family so badly – why have you been treating her like sh_t? Also, the whole Wei-Wei thing comes entirely out of left field. But then that’s practically Hanebado‘s trademark.
Ep 10 – Once again Hanebado spends a good chunk of its time on side characters. The sad part, is that chunk was better executed than the stories of some of the main characters.
But I loved Nagisa, especially at the end… Nagisa best girl, hands down.
Harukana Receive Eps 8 – 9
I think these two episodes are the first time I’ve been less than entirely pleased with Harakuna. They’ve skipped and time-compressed practically an entire calendar year to reach next summer’s tournament.
Anyhow… Onwards to Harakuna Vs. Eclair for the Valkyrie Cup! I doubt they’ll get so far as the Nationals this season, so already looking forward to S2!
My Hero Academia 3 / Boku no Hero Academia 3
Ep 20 (Ep 58) – An anime original meant to tie the movie into the anime timeline. A right mess that added little to the story.
Ep 21 (Ep 59) – An unsatisfying conclusion to the Provisional License Arc… Way too much time spent on Todoroki and windy guy’s bone headedness. OTHO, Deuku’s gasp at the cliffhanger! Was that a hint that someone from Class 1-A actually failed the test?
Whew! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. First busy as heck with the County Fair… (I’ve got a photography related post on the Fair in the hopper, maybe this weekend.) Then sick as a dog for the better part of a week. That really sucked as it meant I couldn’t attend the SCA event I’ve been helping to plan for six friggin’ months. I was so looking forward to hanging out with my friends.
Crunchyroll is finally getting with the program and rolling out a HTML5 player. I had it for a couple of days (now back to Flash) and was mostly pleased. It was way smoother and faster than the Flash player. OTOH, the subtitles sucked (and couldn’t be turned off) and trying to take a screenshot brought the controls back into visibility. You can see both in the screenshot above.
That’s it for this post, drop me a comment and share your thoughts!