And dropped. Last week I was already comparing this story to about as exciting as watching paint dry and episode 9 was, if anything, more dull. So what analogy can I use for this one? Maybe like following lint flowing on air currents with your eyes? Potentially like waiting for a monument to erode from … Continue reading Holmes of Kyoto Episode 9: And Then Nothing Happened
I'm not sure that there was any real focus this week. We have Aoi asking Holmes about what he meant to tell her, some random hiring at a cafe, some I'll help you study moments, before we finally get a case, and even then it is all just all over the place. Despite all that, I'd argue this was a long, slow twenty minutes watching the tedium unfold.
Well, our resident counterfeiter who for whatever reason has decided his life's goal is to humiliate Holmes as turned up again, this time playing a fairly obvious game before confronting the young appraiser. I'm just not sure this is as thrilling as it sounded in someone's head before it became an anime.
Last week I mentioned that Holmes of Kyoto suffers from very little happening in each episode, and episode 6 is a prime example of not much happening. Not sure that's a good a thing.
Holmes of Kyoto has several problems, not the least of which is fairly little going on in most of its episodes. However, episode 5 feels like it would have been a perfectly good episode 2, with all the meandering and pointless dramas in between just nicely left out.
This anime can't even really manage tragic backstory and part of me wonders if this is deliberate in order to keep the show grounded. And yet, is it interesting when the heroines biggest trauma is her friends are being mean? Part of me is kind of happy that at Aoi's friends came to Kyoto and … Continue reading Holmes of Kyoto Episode 4: Can We Relate Because Her Trauma Is So Petty?
It would be hard to describe this show as anything but bland and pretty sedate so far as characters talk their way through fairly ordinary problems that are thinly disguised as mystery. That doesn't make this bad, just really forgettable and fairly easy to pass over for people with better things to do. You know, … Continue reading Holmes of Kyoto Episode 3: Bland Is Probably Going To Be My Buzz Word For This Series
What this episode had to do with anything I will probably never know, but as a follow up to a fairly ordinary first episode it really didn't do much to generate any more interest in this anime. There's a very good chance that I'll drop this at episode 3. Episode one gave us all antiques … Continue reading Holmes of Kyoto Episode 2: We’ve Ditched The Antiques For a Pretty Bland Puzzle
I'm not sure if this is actually supposed to be a mystery of not (MAL claims it is), but this first episode is more chilling in an antique shop and sipping cups of tea with the minor disturbance of a counterfeit teacup thrown in. Aoi is our protagonist who has just started working part time … Continue reading Holmes of Kyoto Episode 1: Not So Much A Mystery – More Antiques Roadshow