This week The Ones Within brings us an incredibly dangerous game but equally it makes us wonder whether or not the sense of danger is ever going to be more than just a lurking sensation. While I'm not advocating for wholesale slaughter, I am wondering how many near misses we can have before tension evaporates entirely?
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.
Multiple character back-stories, the llama headed guy intervenes in the game, and intrigue galore this week in The One's Within. It is starting to kind of feel like this is building toward something rather than just being random for the sake of it and I hope that is true because if it pulls off a decent end game this series could actually be a nice quiet achiever for the season.
The One's Within presents a challenge for a reviewer given its particular quirky tone is best experienced first hand rather than described in text. Honestly, this anime shouldn't work and yet I find myself fascinated by it.
Stalker Girl Saves The Day Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 3 Rare that the stalker girl turns out to actually be the most useful and yet here we have a girl who is clearly a long way gone in terms of being possessive who manages to save the day this week in The One’s Within. I’m … Continue reading The One’s Within Review Episode 3
Mashing Genres For No Apparent Purpose Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 2 While episode 2 of The One’s Within doesn’t really get us any closer to knowing the who, what or why of the situation, I do like that at least some of the players are open to testing how the mechanics of the game they … Continue reading The One’s Within Review Episode 2
Let The Games Begin Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 1 Another mouthful of a name so we might just go with ‘The One’s Within’ as it is called on Anime Lab and call it a day. I’m very on the fence with this series more so than any other I’ve so far tentatively added to my … Continue reading The One’s Within Review Episode 1
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 24 Review - Um, so stuff.
Sword Art Online Alicization - Episode 6 There was a lot of talking this episode. Like massive amounts of talking. And a lot of it is that weird kind of technobabbly talk that happens when a concept really doesn’t make a lot of sense but the writers are earnestly trying to convince the audience that … Continue reading In The Absence of Action, We Get An Attack of the Talking Heads
You know, I had a lot of fun last week seeing Kirito do his thing. As I said in my weekly update, Sword Art Online is most fun when it gives Kirito a sword and a target. So imagine my surprise by just how good episode 5 is where Kirito is only present in flash … Continue reading Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 5: Asuna’s Turn