I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this episode which isn't overly surprising given how I felt about this particular story in the light novels. It felt bloated and the danger felt fairly farcical compared to some of the situations Bell had been in. That said, I have been curious about how the anime … Continue reading DanMachi Review Season 2 Episode 6 – A Different Kind of Adventure
Welcome to the battle of Taichi underground and the Rin is Awesome show above. The battle for the city is underway and you have to wonder what the adventurers would have done if Taichi and Rin hadn't been there.
Astra, Lost in Space has been a brilliant watch so far and episode 7 continues the journey with great tension, some awesome character moments, and an interesting planet that might really just kill these kids. If you aren't watching this show you definitely need to see if you have access because it is a highly entertaining ride.
Truth be told, Demon-Lord, Retry isn't getting any worse. That said, it set its own bar fairly low so even though this was a step backward from the previous episode is seems about average for the season as a whole. There were however a few quite amusing moments early in the episode before it all just kind of went 'meh'.
Cop Craft takes a turn for the lighter this week with some amusing overtones and a much less dramatic case to solve. Still, they are doing a great job building on these characters and this is a very fun entry into the season.
Some down time for Iride is nice as this week's game focuses on Anya and Himiko and they navigate a dungeon they can't lie in. There's plenty of potential intrigue as we learn more about the cast and their individual quirks. I just really hope this is all going somewhere.
Well, we get a reveal that the enemy isn't what we thought and then not one, but two spontaneous hero power ups based on a mid-battle flash back. Gotta love the diligence with which they pile in the shonen cliches, but much like the earlier part of the season, this week Demon Slayer shows us how to use these standard tropes and still deliver a stand out episode.
Grudgingly I'll admit this episode of Arifureta isn't quite the dumpster fire some of the previous episodes have been. While that doesn't quite get this series to being good, it at least shows that there are some steps in the direction of maybe getting to kind of watchable. It might be too little too late given we're at episode 5, but this episode paves the way for a future journey and has some nice moments.
There's some real progress this week as we move beyond the first major crisis their 'civilisation' has faced. Dr Stone gives us a Taiju reminder of the reason for the title and then gets down to business introducing another new character and opening up multiple possibilities for the future.
Fruits Basket this week kind of killed the warm and fuzzy feeling it has been giving off. Goodbye sensitive handling of emotional depths and hello over-the-top characters and suicide humour? It isn't a deal breaker for the series but nor is it Fruits Basket's finest moment.