This season’s TKO is winding down and the end is in sight. Now for Mob to just clinch this W.
ANIME TKO REVIEWS
Mob Psycho 100 II (Episode 9)
A setup for the final few episodes, featuring the actual plot and it’s still pretty fun. Super Effective
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (Episode 9)
Fun episode, but I swear to god, if they stick a slave brand on this one and try to justify it, there will be problems had. Super Effective.
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen (Episode 9)
Kaguya sick is friggin’ adorable and I told y’all Chika played dirty! Super Effective.
Date A Live Ⅲ (Episode 9)
This time travel plot has been incredibly enjoyable and only keeps getting better. Super Effective.
Black Clover (Episode 73)
TOURNAMENT ARC! TOURNAMENT ARC! IT’S A F–KING- setup episode, and only a decent one. Junk Food.
Toaru Majutsu no Index III (Episode 22)
More setup, but accented with a nice Hamazura moment and a whole lot of side character movement. Junk Food.
OLDER ANIME REVIEWS
Noragami Aragoto (Episode 9)
Oof, that last frame made my heart hurt a whole rainbow of pain, even knowing what happens next.
Overall Episode Medalists
Date A Live only gets better as this arc continues. There’s really not much else to say. I just love how the series is effectively showing that literally everything we know about it is the result of a time warp. But on top of that, Shido showed some real initiative and we got more best girl. It’s an episode that basically gave me just about everything I’d expected, and deserves that Gold Medal. Meanwhile, there’s not much to say about Kaguya-sama. It’s adorable. It’s funny. And this episode’s consistent narrative (rather than the usual setup of three unconnected skits) really worked out in its favor. I thoroughly enjoyed it, so it gets the Silver. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is entertaining. Usually. There’s no denying that. It’s a fun-ish show with some standout funny moments and its fair share of “D’awww!” but it just gets so unenjoyably mopey, at times. Thankfully, this episode curbed a lot of that an cranked out something reasonably amusing. So it walks out with the Bronze… though that’s honestly 99.99% because Index and Black Clover both just ran setup episodes.
MVP: Itsuka, Shido
This was difficult because I genuinely don’t think any one character held their episode down on their own, this week. “Xerx” (yes, I know who he actually is) made a fairly entertaining impression on his debut in Black Clover. Hayasaka continues to be fantastic in Kaguya-sama. Filo is still as precious as ever in Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari. And Shido once again proves his worth in Date A Live. So, what to do? I mean… I guess I had to give it to Shido because he’s the only one who was basically the almost sole focus of an episode, this time. And the series is teasing some actual character development for him so… good for him, I suppose.
Unique Achievement: “Big Red Button” Complexes Initiated
Hayasaka is evil, and I love her.
Unique Achievement: High Satisfaction Percentage
I will never not be greatly entertained when someone shuts that irritating b—h up and puts her in her place.
Aaand that’s that. This will hopefully be the last late one for a while. No promises, but they’re always fun to make, regardless. Either way, what’d you think of this week? Let me know, down below! Thanks for reading, as always. Keep up the Awesome!