UQ Holder Episode 10: Tota is a…

Review: I really love how shows go from telling us nothing, to revealing something and then every single character in the show just openly talks about that thing as if it was always obvious (by the way that was sarcasm). ACCA did the same thing when Jean's past was identified and suddenly everyone just kind … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 10: Tota is a…

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UQ Holder Episode 9: What Does Anyone Expect From an Episode Called “Love, Baths and Vigorous Exercise”?

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”?

UQ Holder Episode 8: Curious

Review: The fight plays out after last week and we get a few twists and turns but mostly just immortals of various sorts hacking, leaping and pounding on each other with some magic thrown in because it kind of looks cool I guess. I was surprised that the UQ Holders actually came out ahead on … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 8: Curious

UQ Holder Episode 7: The Girl Who Cries Incompetent

Review: This week we learn about Kirie and her particular brand of immortality (though I'm going to call this one a cheat because she isn't immortal - she's just able to avoid death through time travel, though I wonder if she's actually as young as she looks or if there is something else going on). … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 7: The Girl Who Cries Incompetent

UQ Holder Episode 6: Surprisingly Sweet

Review: Early on in this episode I kind of had one of those moments where your stomach just kind of flops as you realise that things are about to go downhill. The revelation the Kuromaru is neither male or female and has a choice and probably has a crush on Tota just opened up a … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 6: Surprisingly Sweet

UQ Holder Episode 5: More Secrets

Review: The fight from last week continues and naturally they both get in over their heads until the orphan boy comes back to defend them. I don't know why so many writers think this is a good idea for a scenario. The two super powered immortals just got totally wiped out (one sealed and one … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 5: More Secrets

UQ Holder Episode 4: Immortal but not Unstoppable

Review: Seems like we're finally getting to some fun with this show. The exam is over and Tota and Kuromaru are sent on their very first mission. Though Evangeline just had to raise a death flag for them (even though we know they aren't serious given they are firstly, immortal and secondly, the main characters). … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 4: Immortal but not Unstoppable

UQ Holder Episode 3: Immortal Girls and Monsters

Review: I have to wonder what this show actually thinks is its selling point. The action, while fun and all, isn't particularly well animated and since pretty much every character of note is an immortal there is pretty much zero tension or reason to actually be concerned about the outcome. They try to alleviate the … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 3: Immortal Girls and Monsters

UQ Holder Episode 2: Stupid but Fun

Review: Right, so the MA15+ rating this show was given on AnimeLab makes a lot more sense. The first episode other than the sneeze blowing girls clothes off was kind of tame (you know except that whole slicing and dicing a kid to near death thing and drinking blood - amazing what I define as … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 2: Stupid but Fun

Trickster Episode 2

Review: I'm still intrigued but I'm also certain this show isn't getting any better so those who didn't much find the first episode interesting won't miss much by giving this a pass. Hanasaki may be the most annoying protagonist that I'm watching this season and the mystery this episode was kind of meh but there's … Continue reading Trickster Episode 2