Where do I even start? The premise of this show, being some sort of Cage-ian Lord of War starring a moe main character and with more gunplay, has not exactly lived up to expectations. While in this episode there is shooting a-plenty, it is not the good kind of shooting. Why? I’ll show you why.
Well, this week’s episode really hit home on a number of personal and emotional levels, as the groundwork for the complex relationships between the cast begin to take shape. All the major players have now been introduced, and the pace has quickened appreciably. No more are we dealing with the simple trials and tribulations of daily high school lives, oh no. Against the backdrop of jazz, the difficulties of interpersonal relationships and young love emerge: a simultaneously bitter-sweet and enlightening experience that many can identify with. Without further ado, let’s get started with this week’s review of Sakamichi no Apollon. Again, I’m sorry for the length. It’s hitting 1800 words, I believe.
Another week brings us another episode of
Kaoru being a fucking pussy the best show of the season. While last week sets us up for all of the romance and drama for the remainder of the series, this week is delves a bit deeper into the relationship of our happy foursome.
Is anybody still watching this show for its artistic merit? For all three of you out there, this week’s episode actually brings into question the matter of perception. Well, for about five minutes, then it goes back to tits.
Length warning: 2447 words
Let me begin by saying that I originally thought of Hyouka as a possible anime-of-the-season candidate, due in large part to its all-star cast, the fact that it’s a Kyoto Animation series, and that the first screens and promo trailer showed what could possibly be another milestone in the school-based anime segment. The first episode was released today, so be0wulf and I sat down at our respective computers and watched it together, in a manner of speaking. I’ll be offering my thoughts below, and be0wulf will be contributing in a separate post. This post won’t contain much plot synopsis, if at all. Rather, select plot elements will be used primarily as the basis for a framework upon which I can analyse and critique elements of this series. You might notice that my tone isn’t particularly positive so far, and you’re definitely right. Suffice to say that this first episode disappointed me greatly, and if you’re a KyoAni fanboy, you might as well stop reading right here. More after the Jump.
Another week, another episode of Space Brothers. This time, episode four makes its appearance, and begins to put the wraps on the second examination arc. Without further ado, let’s get started.
While last week piled on the homolust like it was movie night at the YMCA, this week we see some of the seeds of romance being sown
onto the fertile fields of Ritsuko’s chest. But seeing as this is SnA and a review wouldn’t be complete about a gay joke or two, I’ll make sure to add one in here or there.
Another week, another episode of Sakamichi no Apollon (from here on out, and in subsequent posts, I’ll be abbreviating this to SnA, since typing out the entire title is a bit of a chore)! This episode is a good mix of introductory elements and further characterization, as befits the second episode of any series. Enough of this introduction nonsense, though. Let’s get this blog post rolling!
This week is a very special week, because Jormungand now has another recurring theme overtaking the eyelashes and derpy art in terms of popularity. Seeing as this is anime, I guess one shouldn’t be surprised if this theme is…