The final season finales are in the can… so let’s hit the jump and let’s see how they stack up.
Well… a busy, busy week as we swing into the penultimate and final episodes of the season. Some shows close out strong, other just slink across the finish line… and a couple just drop out of the race entirely.
Hit the jump and see what I thought, then let me know your thoughts down in the comments. (Really the comments aren’t just about responding to me, they’re all about you and what you think!)
With the insane go-go-go seven evenings in a row behind me, and despite Crunchy once again misbehaving on weekends, I’m mostly caught up. This week, catching up on weekly series, some thoughts on March comes in like a Lion, a little bit about my non-anime hobbies and why I’m only caught up on shows my wife and I are watching…
So, fresh cup of coffee at hand and my animusic channel playing on Pandora, let’s get right into it.
As predicted last week, our insanely busy schedule meant we only watched two shows last week… After the jump, a quick look at Maid Dragon and Konasuba and the week(s) ahead.
Got busy, didn’t have time to watch let alone write, and so missed a week… Then was mostly caught up, but didn’t want to write because I wasn’t caught up… around and around in self-reinforcing cycle. Bad.
Gomenasai! I should have at least posted a note or something, and will do so in the future. You the reader can’t discuss weekly if I don’t post something each week.
Anyhow, let’s get caught up up and move forward…
Another week in the life.. Some shows progress, some regress, others tread water. Demi-Chan, Miss Koyabishi, and Konasuba were especial delights.
All this, and a look at the first episode of Cyborg 009: Call of Justice after the break!
(The opening to the 2001-2 series, one of my favorite series and favorite openings.)
Most shows are getting to the middle third of their arcs… introductions and set up are over, and now we dive into the meat of things!
And now… we’re into week three, for many people a decision point on whether or not they’ll keep watching a show. What did I drop? What are you dropping? Hit the break and find out, then let us know in the comments!
Aaand… we’re off to the races. Week 2 of a given season is usually an interesting one, the premieres (intended to grab our collective attention) are over and the stories actually begin. For me, it’s also halfway between the start of the season and the third episode ‘gut check’.
Note: I know some shows only have placeholders (marking what I have seen)… My original plan was to sit down after dinner and watch the shows I wasn’t caught up on. Then I’d write my remaining entries, edit them this morning, and publish. All that never happened. Miss Rose, one of our guinea pigs, would not eat her dinner and was showing signs of distress. That wasn’t entirely expected because she is, was, elderly and has been in decline for some time. We ended up at our vets to see her off across the Bridge so she wouldn’t suffer through the night. I did not sleep well and I’m still out of it today.
Rather than delay this post, I decided to go with what I have and stick to my schedule by publishing on Monday. I’ll either publish a supplementary post later this week or incorporate the missing shows in next week’s reviews depending on how my time works out the rest of this week.
Why week 1.5? Well, I’m planning on posting each Monday, and after posting the last of the premiers last week I don’t want to wait a week and a half before posting week two and I wanted to get a few more premiers out of the way while they’re fresh.
So, hit the jump and let’s dive in! Be sure and let us know how your week in anime went, the Lounge is much more about you than it is about me.
Note: Crunchyroll is still not entirely functional… wasn’t able to watch any shows Saturday or Sunday night. They said, a week ago, that they were being DDOSed – but nothing since. These leaves me behind on a couple of shows I’d hoped to talk about this week. (And I need to get this written and posted so I can get on with housework… we had a busy weekend and the kitchen is a wreck.)