Stars Align continues to want to tackle everything and while it has glimpses of brilliance the whole thing just feels like someone threw far too many ingredients into this pot with all of them fighting for attention and yet none of them really being done justice.
As the demon king, or MAO the pro-wrestler, draws nearer the town where Genzo is living, Princess Buttocks (okay, I've also forgotten her real name) is desperate to recruit Genzo to actually fight the demon king. The usual absurdities continue in Kemono Michi as episodes 9 + 10 bring MAO and Animal Mask face to face.
Scientific inventions, hard work, and Christmas lights come together in this pair of episode as Ishigami Village continues to rush technological advancement in order to prepare for the coming conflict. As usual, the cast carry the show and there's plenty to enjoy in this pair of episodes.
The flies have met their match in episode 8 though the girl has learned absolutely nothing and is still pretty much set on throwing her own life away (honourably of course). However, just when Seiya has things under control a new threat emerges for episode 9. I was not expecting this series to be this interesting but I'm glad I stuck with it.
Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life continues to take a slightly different path from the novels but the end result works well enough. These two episodes are definitely a step up from the beach episode we got at episode 7.
Assassins Pride continues to do little with concepts that could be interesting, this week plunging us into a murder-mystery kind of plot only one that lacks any real tension and feels utterly disconnected from the whole Melida Angel storyline that seemed to be the point of the anime. Some pretty scenery notwithstanding, episodes 7 + 8 delivery little to recommend this anime.
Apparently bringing the focus onto Clara can liven up anything. Mairimashita Iruma-Kun gives us this amusing diversion as we watch Clara try to win back Iruma's attention from the student council. On the bright side, she certainly won the audience's attention.
Fun episode even if it doesn't quite seem to make sense of its characters. But I guess everything is better when you throw in a barbecue.
Is it really the hero's job to charge in sword waving even if the cost is the soldiers who follow after? Seiya certainly disagrees with that model of heroism and honestly it is hard to fault his logic in not just leaping into he fray. He might not have made a new friend this week but his logic was pretty solid.
Lutz continues to shine in Ascendance of a Bookworm and he finally got Main to feel vaguely like someone you could be a little sympathetic for. Also, their career as merchants seems to be well on track so all things considered there's little to complain about in the latest episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm.