Episode 2 gives us kind of more of the same only less focus on the multiple girls and more focus on what appears to be the core cast (at least for now). The overall result is an episode that works even if it isn't exactly mind-blowing.
Two weeks in and what am I watching? Well, I still don't know what my final watch list will look like but this is what I currently haven't dropped from the Fall 2019 season.
The second episode of Special 7 is on more solid footing than episode 1 was. It is still fairly unspectacular as it introduces the rookie to the rest of the team and goes about solving a case that seems more to exist for the sake of introductions than anything else, but it is fun enough.
Clearly Iruma-Kun has set its tone for the season and fortunately it is pleasantly enjoyable even if a little on the silly side. This week the students summon their familiars with some entertaining results.
We're back with the second episode and I'd like to say that things are rolling along nicely but a lot of this episode is pretty anti-climatic. While things do get moving in the second half, there just isn't a lot going on this week.
Fire Force is back after a little break and we catch up with the tail end of one of the season's strongest episodes.
So this one seems to be settling into the standard gag of the week kind of plot. Which makes sense given Null & Peta only has five minutes to play with.
So they threw yet another curve ball at us before the end of the tournament but we have finally gotten to curing Ruri. I have to admit it is deeply satisfying seeing all of the pieces coming together here.
Case solving Rakugo... Not sure I'm buying that but this first episode was entertaining enough if a little bit silly. I'm kind of hoping the detectives here move beyond the one note characters they portray here because otherwise it will get old fast.
Episode 2 of Ascendance of a Bookworm is as underwhelming as the first. While that's not a huge surprise, what I'm finding more of a surprise is how close to dropping this I am. I'll give it a third episode but honestly I'm not sold on Main and her quest to find or make a book.