Summer 2018 Week 12

The final week coverage of summer 2018, and yes I know that some shows haven’t finished and that I haven’t yet done final episode reviews of Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi or My Hero Academia, but the season is all but done now. Some shows ended on a high note, some less so, but as always Summer has been an experience and I am really glad that I got to follow another anime season with all my readers. Hopefully you’ve had fun and I’m looking forward to what the Autumn season throws at us.

In the meantime, voting is almost over for the best and worst of Summer 2018. You have until the end of today to vote. Let me know what you felt the best and worst shows of the season were. Poll results coming out soon.

What I watched

100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams (Finished)

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100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams ended up not being much of anything. It started out kind of fun and fairy tale like and had some potential but it quickly became formulaic and pretty bland viewing before we’ve fallen into a fairly messy and less than satisfying conclusion. It isn’t unwatchable but it isn’t really worth the time either.

Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion (Finished)

Mongol12aI’ll give Angolmois this, it finished the story. I don’t know that I’m overly impressed with the overall result of this anime. It was interesting enough to watch but I’m not exactly lining up to watch it again any time soon. I can barely remember a single characters’ name and while the plot works it is pretty basic. Still, this was better than expected.

Attack on Titan Season 3 (Episode 10)

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Not a lot of action this week but some needed consolidation and tying up of loose ends while some set up for future developments came into play. It is one of those episodes that satisfies because it helps everything slot into place and prepares you for stuff that is coming. That said, I’d really like them to get into some action now that we’ve crowned Historia.

Banana Fish (Episode 12 – Not Reviewed)

Banana Fish Episode 12

Ash’s gang war is escalating and he shows the audience just how ruthlessly efficient he can be when he’s put his mind to something. In the background he has made a plan to get Eiji out of the situation though I suspect that it isn’t going to end well. Still, there were some really nice touches this week with some of the character interactions and Ash is definitely a fun character to spend time with.

Cells at Work (Episode 12)

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This penultimate episode decides to spend half its time on reacquainting the audience with the adorable daily life of cells before plunging us into perhaps the darkest crisis yet for the body. It works really well but isn’t really anything we haven’t seen before (though the scale of the damage this time is larger). Looking forward to how this show wraps up.

Frankenstein Family (Episode 6)

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Episode 5 was kind of nothing. It just finished off the lab infiltration but didn’t really do much by itself other than giving us a minor touching moment. However, episode 6 was quite interesting as we get to see the impact and side-effects of the medication that have been mentioned since episode 1 but never seen. Curious as to what will happen next.

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi (Episode 26 – Review out soon for patrons)

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And we’re finally done. It isn’t that I disliked this show, it just kind of didn’t do much for me in week to week format. It isn’t all that exciting and to be honest I might have enjoyed this more on a rainy afternoon as a binge watch. Still, this second cour did indeed wrap up the whole story in the southern land so even if we’re no closer to figuring out Aoi’s long term goal, at least the immediate crisis is resolved.

Phantom in the Twilight (Episode 12)

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While this ending didn’t end up wowing me, Phantom in the Twilight is still one of my surprises of the season. It has been pretty pleasant watching and while it could have been better there was a lot of fun spending time with these characters during this season and at the very least we did get a nice resolution to the problem.

Steins;Gate 0 (Finished)

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Steins;Gate 0 has come to an end (kind of) and with Okabe re-motivated and Kurisu now on track to be saved and maybe world war 3 avoided. Okay, they kind of seemed not to care about world war 3 so much as being great friends but I guess the anime always focused more on the characters. All that remains is for me to figure out my final review.

The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einhenjer (Finished)

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Well, that was worse than even I anticipated. I kind of knew it wasn’t going to be good, but I wasn’t prepared for the sheer laziness of this final episode where they wasted endless screen time on shopping but couldn’t be bothered to show us anything about how the Wolf Clan survived after all of that. This was just bad.

My Hero Academia Season 3 (Episode 24)

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With one episode to go all I can really say is that I’m fairly underwhelmed. It is a really odd feeling going into a season final for My Hero Academia season three and mostly feel like I’m disappointed by the season that was and yet compared with the enthusiasm I felt as season 1 and 2 progressed, season 3 has largely missed the mark. Guess I’ll see what the final does.

Episode of the Week

Cells at Work Episode 12 - White Blood Cell
Cells at Work really got ready for a season final this week and ended on a fairly dramatic cliff-hanger. This show has been consistently fun and I’m looking forward to how this ends.

Character of the Week

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Kenny in Attack on Titan left a lasting impression though it seems he bowed out of the show a little earlier than expected. However, I really enjoyed his appearance this week.

Dropped or On Hold

  • Angels of Death (Episode 4)
  • GeGeGe no Kitaro (Episode 19)
  • Hanebado (Episode 1)
  • Harukana Receive (Episode 1)
  • Holmes of Kyoto (Episode 9)
  • Island (Episode 4)
  • Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King (Episode 4)
  • Planet With (Episode 1)
  • The Thousand Muskateers (Episode 1)
  • Yuna and the Haunted Hotsprings (Episode 1)

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13 thoughts on “Summer 2018 Week 12

    1. Totally agree. It wasn’t bad, but it also just kind of existed without really getting me interested or making me want to drop it. Toward the end I kept even forgetting that a new episode was coming out and had to remind myself to watch it.

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  1. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how Cells at Work is going to end myself as well. It’s in all likelyhood the first thing I will be watching tomorrow morning when I wake up. Let’s hope it’s going to be an episode that brings the series to a worthwhile ending 😊😊

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    1. I’m just hoping it is fun. Unlike Phantom in the Twilight, there’s no ongoing story to wrap up, just the previous episode. So as long as it does deal with the whole damage to the head thing and all the blood cells get back to their job (or darker ending, death) then I’ll be pretty happy as long as it manages to be cute and fun in the process.

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      1. I highly doubt that they will go for a dark ending. It would be totally not in the spirit of this series. It would be shocking if they went that way, but I think that’s unlikely. Well, we will soon find out I guess 😊😊

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          1. Yeah, I will see it pretty much right after I wake up tomorrow 😊 Right now in the middle of reading a book that’s a bit hard to put down lol😂 Have a great evening, and have fun watching the episode. I look forward to it myself! 😊

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