Uchouten Kazoku 2, Episode 3
Here are the shows from this season that I watched this week…
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor): Episode 3
Glenn showed his stuff, and the episode was lit up with action. The series is so much better now than when it started. I’m on board.
Shūmatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? (a.k.a. Sukasuka)(WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?): Episode 2
Good episode. I liked how Willem won over the young ones. I also liked the conversation between Willem and Chtholly. We’re only beginning to see the layers of the complex character Willem is hiding. My curiosity is aroused.
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (The Royal Tutor): Episode 3
Well… OK. Haine won over one more prince. I can contain my excitement. I’m not sure that Haine-sensei being droll is going to carry the series. This remains a borderline show.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations: Episode 3
Yay! A slice of time with one of my favorite couples in Konoha – Shikamaru and Temari! Also some Hinata & Himawari time, too! But the best part was how Shikadai, Inojin, and Boruto teamed up to defeat the possessed Metal Lee. Pretty good teamwork for kids.
Sakura Quest: Episode 3
The story started out rather slow and ordinary… and never really got a lot of traction… but the very last part was sweet – Yoshino’s speech… and the formation of her court. Still, this series remains borderline for me. There’s not much competition on Wednesdays, so the show will probably remain in the watchlist.
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys: Episode 2
Fairly hokey setup for the entire show… and a big unanswered question is how did Hikaru Onigashima get the fighting reputation that he did? Well… I’ll ignore the dumb backstory for now.
Tsuki ga Kirei (As the Moon, So Beautiful): Episode 3
I’m mentally screaming at Kotarou…Don’t blow it, man! Say something! And then… and then… the barest whisper of words… then… cliffhanger! But before that, this was another superb episode… gently paced… filled with subtle glances and movements… and the music was wonderful all the way through. So far I love this show!
Clockwork Planet: Episode 3
Fun episode! The action scenes were tidy, and banter is starting to show nicely. RyuZU rocks, of course – and Halter isn’t far behind. Thursdays are by far the best anime night of the week!
Hinako Note: Episode 3
I wish Hinako wasn’t such a wimp. This is getting tiring, and I hope we soon get away from Hinako’s over-the-top shyness. It’s not funny. Everyone else is just fine. Thankfully the new character, Yua, softened at the end of the episode. It’s now a 5-girl series – just like Sakura Quest this season and BanG Dream last season. Let’s hope something interesting happens.
Seikai Suru Kado (Kado: The Right Answer): Episode 3
Well… beware of gods bearing gifts, I suppose. This SF story is moving sluggishly… and it looks like politics will be ramping up shortly. I can’t say that I’m very excited about this show. The gasping reactions by the onlookers are cliché and uncalled for. It’s hard to see how this story can go for 12 episodes. Maybe there will be a twist next week.
Boku no Hero Academia: Episode 17
Just the act of forming teams was pretty amazing, and I’m surprised and pleased with Izuku’s team. The battle itself was smart also. This episode was tons of fun, and next week’s conclusion should be just as good.
GRANBLUE FANTASY: The Animation: Episode 4
Rackam’s the man – his actions were laudable. On the other hand, General Furias was a cardboard villain – pretty annoying. Finally the Grandcypher got launched, and there should be some good action next week.
Eromanga Sensei: Episode 3
I’ll confess that I didn’t expect Elf Yamada to start showing some attributes that make her less annoying and more likeable. Her exchanges with Masamune were pretty good this episode. I don’t care much for the fan service and the rather arbitrary conflicts between Sagiri and Masamune. Get used to it, I guess. Overall, the show continues to have strong production values and pretty good writing.
Uchouten Kazoku 2: Episode 3
Man, does Benten know how to make an entrance! Twice! It’s nice having her back in the (increasingly complicated) picture. Also, Tousen got screen time! This episode had me so captivated that I about fell out of my chair when it ended abruptly. With superb voice acting, masterful direction, and plenty of P.A.Works scenery porn, this episode was top notch.
Alice to Zoroku: Episode 4
Elders rock! (I say this as an elder myself.) Both Zoroku and Sanae voiced some important things this week, and both characters became even more likeable. Sana was humble, and Minnie C continued to be a selfish jerk. At the end, I was glad Ichijo Shizuku is on our side!
Sukasuka, Episode 2