Oh, hey, they’re not One-Line reviews, this time. Well… not all of them. Decided to try a bit of a mix.
ANIME TKO REVIEWS
Mob Psycho 100 II (Episode 10)
This is surprisingly all escalating very the-opposite-of-quickly, but it is so fun to watch. Super Effective
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (Episode 10)
WAIT! Did they just tease… an ANTAGONIST?! The other stuff was fine too, I guess. The best part of the episode was seeing Naofumi’s conversation with the Bow and Sword Heroes. The Sword Hero seems like a good dude. The Bow Hero looks like he’s just going to wind up being another problem, though. Sadly. He seemed pretty cool, last time we saw him. More levelheaded and not as self-righteous as the Spear Hero. And am getting a bit tired of Naofumi’s trust issues, though. I get it. It’s his arc and he’s at least right not to blindly trust people. But the thing with Filo and Melty got well on my nerves, considering how quickly it was forgotten about on Filo’s part. Also, Raphtalia’s part in the romantic subplot is progressing somewhat nicely. I’m sure I needn’t address the problems I have with it… again. Super Effective
I think Kaguya just reached peak adorkable-ness and I loved every second of it. Super Effective
Date A Live Ⅲ (Episode 10)
See, episodes like this make me enjoy this show, all the more. Because it goes a bit beyond pure harem shenanigans which I honestly couldn’t care less about. This is a simple time-travel arc with a really intriguing overall execution, so far. Oh, right, and “Oh nooo, they killed Best Girl, how will I ever go on?” or something. I mean, it’s not like she can make time clones of herself and has been blatantly stated to be as powerful as an Inverse Spirit in her base form. Nope. Best Girl is truly gone forever. But in all seriousness, I also really dug getting to see this completely different version of Origami. It was… uncanny. Super Effective
Black Clover (Episode 74)
“Xerx” is a really fun addition, but Mimosa’s character development is… honestly a bit underwhelming in a way I can’t really put my finger on. I’m liking that they’re giving her some shine and showing us the fruits of her labor (ha), a bit. But I think it’s something that’ll (hopefully) become stronger over time. As with any good arc, really. She hasn’t managed to hook me into her personal story yet, but there’s plenty of time for it to get there. Super Effective
Toaru Majutsu no Index III (Episode 23)
…Accelerator and Kazakiri team up to fight Fiama’s angel, so that’s pretty fun. Junk Food.
OLDER ANIME REVIEWS
Noragami Aragoto (Episode 10)
Atta girl, Hiyori! THAT is what makes you the best! No, but really, Hiyori is legitimately the main reason I love this show. The others are all great and they obviously work spectacularly together. But Hiyori is the tie that binds. Furthermore, I love any chance we get to learn more about the actual lore and structure of the gods. It helps that I also love Japanese mythology, so this is doubly entertaining. And Ebisu just gradually becomes a more and more interesting character, the more he’s around. But yeesh, Izanami. So… terrifyingly tragic. All she wants is some company. I’ll grant that at least part of my sympathy comes from knowing the actual mythos of that particular goddess, but you can tell she’s just sad and been driven insane by isolation. A shame she can’t reincarnate to start it all over. Wait… she can’t, right? *checks manga* pretty sure she can’t…
Overall Episode Medalists
This is actually very cut and dry on the first two. Kaguya-sama was easily the most fun I had with any episode from this week. Including Mob Psycho 100. So there’s no question about it taking the Gold. And I loved getting to see the consequences of Shido’s time-hopping adventure. What it means for Origami’s character and all that was excellent. So it gets the Silver. Theeen there’s the third spot, which was basically between Black Clover and Shield Hero. Honestly, I just gave it to Black Clover because it actually expanded on some characters and whatnot. It gave us something new. Shield Hero just trucked on with the “most people treat Naofumi badly, so he’s a distrustful ass” schtick that’s honestly getting a little old. The little moments of him being a “nice guy” aren’t exactly compelling, either, frankly. So yeah. Black Clover it is for the Bronze.
MVP: Shinomiya, Kaguya
This is another week where no one character really did all the heavy lifting. I’m almost tempted to give it to whoever that was in the teaser at the end of Shield Hero, this week, just because it promised an actual non-Malty antagonist. But man was Kaguya-sama enjoyable, this week. Honestly, it just keeps getting better. And this episode, while mostly continuing the narrative from the previous episode, which I enjoyed, gave a lot of the best reactions and expressions for Kaguya. Chika might be best girl, but when Kaguya gets to be this emotive, she’s too cute and/or hilarious not to love. So that’s why she’s this week’s MVP.
Unique Achievement: Fastest Recovery Time
No, but really. Filo got over the whole Melty thing waaay too quickly. There’s a bird brain joke in there, somewhere.
Unique Achievement: Least F–ks Given
I like this guy! He’s an arse, but he’s amusing!
That’ll be it for this week, folks! What’d you think of the offerings? Let me know, down below! Thanks for reading, as always. Keep up the Awesome!