A sickly sweet ending but one that I kind of appreciated. Irina and I discuss the final episode of DanMachi season 2.
I had two alternative titles for this post. One was Well, That's Over the other was An Impractical Swimsuit. I feel like these competently summarize my thoughts on this finale. It's unfair that final episodes tend to have a disproportionate impact on our overall impressions of a series but for better or for worse, the … Continue reading Granbelm Episode 13 – The Last True Mage
You voted and here we are. It is time for the announcement of what the reader's picked as the anime of the season.
Summer has been a very interesting anime season and while not everything has ended up being brilliant, I've had a lot of fun covering the shows. Here's my final round-up of the season and what I watched.
Secrets are all going to be revealed in the final two episodes of Astra Lost in Space. While this anime had its flaws for me it remains one of the best watches of the Summer season.
When the title actually claims he's a cheat magician I guess we had to expect a sudden power-up in the midst of battle to save the day. And so Isekai Cheat Magician comes to an unremarkable end.
We resolve the issue of the lost companion and then have two final games, but as the anime ends with the story incomplete and it seems unlikely we'll get another season, it all feels just a little bit pointless. Unless you happen to like the child forms of the characters and the various flowers sprouting on their heads in episode 11.
There are legitimately no words for how dull Maou-Sama Retry has become. As we cut between pairs of characters talking about stuff the overwhelming sense of nothing happening becomes unavoidable. Oh well, we're hopefully nearly done.
The crisis with Kyo is momentarily sorted and all of the characters in Fruits Basket seem to be looking to the future. While on the one hand they've all resolved to try to overcome their difficulties, on the other they all seem to be sensing something big coming their way. Fortunately this one already has a second season announcement because while this episode leaves us at a nice resting place, there's a lot of time spent looking toward what is coming next.
Arifureta continues to plough through its source content bringing us the third member of Hajime's harem and a monster army march on a village in the space of two episodes. Admittedly, these two episodes are probably among the more interesting and least flawed of the series so far, but that wasn't a high bar to reach.