Travel Update 3 – Japan

Well, about half-way through the trip and I feel like I've been rushing around double time so today I'm having a bit of a kick back and relax before I get ready to go, go, go again. There's just too many things to see and too few days left, but here's what I've been up to since the last update.

Blue Exorcist Episode 37

Review: I can't help but think this entire season was just filler. Other than Rin learning to control his flames (which took way too long) and the other students finally getting over Rin being the son of Satan (though for some reason they don't apply that same reasoning to Yukio) we've watched this whole season … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Episode 37

Blue Exorcist Episode 36

Review: The fragmented nature of this show continued this week with Yukio and Todo kind of finishing their fight (though Todo seems pretty unkillable at this point so not really sure if they are really done or not) and then Rin finally did something with his sword. This show is always at its best when … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Episode 36

Blue Exorcist Episode 35

Review: Blue Exorcist is a good example of why shows should just try to tell their story and wrap it up. Whether there is a bigger world or other stories that could be explored is neither here nor there because the whole point of stories is to entertain. Season 2 of Blue Exorcist has failed … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Episode 35

Blue Exorcist Episode 28

Review: I shouldn't be surprised that very little is happening at the moment in this show. Season 1 did the exact same thing. Big opening with lots of supernatural menace and action and then highschool playtime and teens figuring out who they are only occasionally broken up by action sequences. Its a weird choice for … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Episode 28

Blue Exorcist Episode 27

Review: For a show that likes its action the first two episodes of this season have been pretty slow. Episode 27 sees us meeting family members of Rin's classmates who live in Kyoto and various other characters in Kyoto who I'm sure will actually become important at some point (or cannon fodder so either way). … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Episode 27