Review: I'm not the biggest fan of comedy in the first place, but the first couple of episodes of this show were pretty funny. However, heading in to episode 9 and off the back of a couple of fairly flat episodes, we see the show trying to capture some of the energy it had earlier … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 9: There’s a Fine Line and This Just Jumped Right Over It
Review: After a handful of needless plot complications, MMO Junkie gets back to doing what it did well in the beginning, which is to say there were so many moments this week where I could really understand Morioka. Given this show is apparently only 10 episodes long, as a second last episode this is pretty … Continue reading Recovery of an MMO Junkie Episode 9: Bringing it Together
Review: This episode begins and ends with Tota seeking answers from Evangeline and getting at least one decent revelation by episode's end. Which I'm guessing is meant to make us think the rest of this is worth our time. I'm just not sure I'm in for a random bath sequences with B list characters who … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 9: What Does Anyone Expect From an Episode Called “Love, Baths and Vigorous Exercise”?
Review: While conceptually I understand that this show is parodying many other anime, and the overused club getting shut down conflict is worth poking fun at, this is getting ridiculous. It was kind of the reason I didn't watch Food Wars this season because the whole getting expelled or equally ridiculous consequence of cook offs … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 7: They’re Going To Shut Down The Club, Again?
Overview: This story follows a group of students who all end up being connected through gaming and various relationship issues. The original set up is Amano, a fairly typical geeky gamer, is asked to join the school's gamers club by the prettiest girl in school, but he turns her down. Review: I don't even know … Continue reading Gamers Series Review: These Characters Need A Cheat Code to Get Through This Mess
Review: I have no idea how many references they packed into that episode but they were coming thick and fast and they were fantastic. Shout out to the Ore Monogatari and Steins;Gate references that both got shoved in to the same scene and somehow made perfect sense. Yet if there were any surer sign that … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 6: I Lost Count, But This Was Fun
Overview: Touya is accidentally killed and to make up for it god lets him be reborn (or just kind of appear really) in another world. God also levels up all his stats (his words) before sending him as kind of a bonus because Touya wasn't supposed to die. So now overpowered Touya finds himself in … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Series Review: Let’s Play Cliche Bingo
Review: So far this show had managed to avoid having characters act too stupidly with Sakurai figuring out fairly readily that with all those similarities Hayashi kind of had to be Morioka. I kind of appreciated that. And then we get this week where Sakurai has the perfect moment to fess up and tell how … Continue reading Recovery of an MMO Junkie Episode 6: What is Sakurai Doing?
Review: Anime-Gataris has managed to make the usual high school club comedy fairly appealing so far with a cast of relatable characters discussing a topic that pretty much every anime fan can get behind (anime). The conversations have been high energy and overall the show has been fun. Then we get to episode 5. While … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 5: Not Even This Show Managed To Make Waiting In Line Interesting
Review: While I enjoyed this episode, it wasn't quite as interesting as the title suggested it might be with the promised club explosion occurring just as a very minor and peripheral point to the actual story this episode. Meanwhile, as much fun as the reference game has been, including this awesome visual nod to Evangelion: … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 4: There Was Supposed to Be A Ka-Boom