Posts Tagged ‘wisdom of Solomon’

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I can’t believe the season is already at the half-way mark, I feel like I just wrote the first impressions yesterday. The speed at which it is flying by is possibly a good thing considering how poorly this season’s original shows are doing against sequels and ongoing stuff from fall. I actually can’t wait to move on to spring, and get this long, sickly, troublesome winter behind me! Perhaps the only two Winter shows that have started to really resonate with me, are  Dokidoki! Precure. I can’t fail to mention Dokidoki has had some kind of effect since I had one dream about it already!

1. Psycho Pass episode 16

+2. Shinsekai Yori episode 18

+3. Space Brothers episode 43

+4. Chihayafuru episode 31 (Season 2 episode 6)

5. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure episode 18

6. Zetsuen no Tempest episode 18

+7. Magi

8. Akb0048 Next Stage episode 6

9. Dokidoki! Precure episode 2

+10. *Vividred Operation episode 6

11. Haganai Next episode 6

12.  Problem Children episode 6

+13. Tamako Market episode 6

14. *Robotics;Notes episode 16

15. Sasami-san@Unmotivated episode 6

16. *Oreshura episode 6

17. Aikatsu episode 17

18. Little Busters episode 18

19. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 18

Psycho Pass-

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We’ve come full circle to the dramatic scenery we started in at  episode 1. Everything has built up quite effectively to this moment, and due to the tight action and thoughtful drama here, I feel Psycho Pass deserves first place, just for the fact that it made events and consequences come together so smoothly, even if they do sometimes seem less original than some of the ideas in say, Shinsekai Yori. I think I clearly have a favorite character in Shusei, as well..which leads to my rage after episode 16, Why?! why me?!!

Shinsekai Yori-

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I really don’t know how to describe Shinsekai Yori accurately without simply calling it beautiful. I will remember this show long after it is over. The reason it has never been number one yet, and usually doesn’t get into my top three, is not because it isn’t great. It tends to hold back more than the other series, I am really waiting for it to unleash itself still. This episode was a good step in that direction, as the suspense that has been slowly building all this time is about to boil over. I wouldn’t be shocked if the next few episodes are some of the best.


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They are always standing right behind you watching, so it is all cool.

I am a sucker for shonen when it is at its most sentimental and heroic, and touches on deep topics like the passing of loved ones the way this episode did. The whole “people may die but they are watching over us,” thing isn’t new, or anything, but I can’t help but be comforted by how Magi handled such a sensitive issue and managed to make it somehow not depressing, or stupid. With the help of the compassionate yet stronger Aladdin, who has just gained his wisdom of Solomon and powered up.  I think this show does succeed on more than just a scenery level, as well, the characters are some of the more sympathetic and love-able ones of the past couple seasons, even though it has still not done anything so over the top as to break into my top five, it is a matter of it craft being weaker than some of the other shows I am watching, if it was refined some more it would be almost perfect.

Vividred Operation-

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Whoever is coming up with this stuff is having  fun making it addictive/finding new ways to show us some underage butt. I am having ridiculous fun watching this show even with the butt overload. The mad scientist grandfather’s inventions in episode  include a swimsuit that expands into a balloon as you wear it, and an android melee bear. It seems highly likely it is on crack, but I like it. This was the kind of episode, much like episode 2 that just keeps on raising the stakes and topping itself as far as absurdity goes. This was actually probably one of my favorite comic episodes to watch this week, and that is why Vividred Operation  broke into my top ten episodes of the week.

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Haganai Next-

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This episode wasn’t as strong as the past couple weeks, and some of it came across as forced. I didn’t like how Sena was supposed to be so dumb she would believe that when Yozora told her fortune she could honestly still believe she wasn’t lying, given her track record of fooling Sena into doing crazy stunts all the time. Come on, would Sena really fall for something so blatantly made up at this point. Just how slow am I supposed to believe she is, and would t really be fair to pick on someone with such a low IQ?  I don’t really like the whole maid dress up thing either, except for the part where Sena insists that she has not been to maid cafes, even though she makes such a good maid-waitress.

Problem Children are Coming from Another World Aren’t They?-problem children ep 6 pic 2

The best thing about this show is kuro usagi, and kuro usagi’s dance in the ET. I could watch that over and over. This show is only what, like, ten episodes long? I don’t think it has time to go anywhere, so I am just trying to enjoy it in the moment.  For what its worth, it has been better than some of the shows I started with higher expectations for, while it is mostly just a good distraction in between heavier anime.

Tamako Market-

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Right now, Tamako Market is not really a very deep show. It is just an unabashedly cute, and happy-go-lucky one.  I love the chill record store dude and his sayings and there are things that still appeal to me in its general vibe. I can’t say that Tamako herself is very bright and neither are most of the adults of the market, considering they thought the bunny market could be haunted even though Shiori quickly figured out it wasn’t, without trying very hard.  Even so, cuteness and a friendly nature isn’t enough to gloss over the fact of Dera having worn off his welcome a while go, and since it doesn’t have a clear direction I am pretty sure I will totally forget it once it ends.  Unless some new characters from Dera’s island change my mind..


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I am not entirely sure what Sasami-san@Unmotivated wants to be. It sure is nice to look at, but this latest development with the mom returning from the dead hasn’t pushed this show from just pretty into something bigger. To be fair, I was losing interest a while ago I just wanted to give it a shot to pick up and it hasn’t really improved. I guess I am at the point where I may as well see it through, but I would not advise anyone else to start watching this show.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo-

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Yeah, it is really bad.

For now let’s put aside the sad fact that now Nanami will be cock-blocking Mashiro and getting none of her own from Sorata for the remainder of the series, and talk about some more issues this show has. Although Sorata always, always deserves to be hit. I can’t believe what a tool he is. “and I couldn’t concentrate because of Misaki!” Jin is the worst character in the show, in my opinion. Besides the guy he is beating up. I really hated this episode, as it put all of Sakurasou’s flaws in the most obnoxious light possible . Maybe it was the grating melodrama. I’m pretty sure I had it up to here after the loud fist-fight between Sorata and Jin. A stagnant and unchanging relationship that never made progress shouldn’t be trying to be resolved out of nowhere with a loud, clumsy fist-fight.


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