At no point did I want to drop this show even on a second viewing. I did however want it to speed up a bit and maybe have a little bit more happening in each episode. So what is good about the series?
Review: A beautiful ending (or non-ending depending on how you choose to take it) to a beautiful character piece. This show has never been perfect and the final episode is no different. If you look you'll find things to criticise and that's fine if that is what you want to do. For me though, I … Continue reading Yuri on Ice Episode 12
Wow, it's a Yuri on Ice post. How original. By the way if you aren't up to at least episode 10, maybe pass on this for now but come back. Of course, if you've watched episode 11 things have changed again but I'm not touching that until I've had a bit more time to think … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – Beneath the Squeals What Is Driving Yuri On Ice Fans?
Review: Normally, in a show like this when we have an episode almost entirely devoted to the characters taking a break from fighting (sport) what we end up with is a shallow filler episode filled with comedic moments that don't really work and some very casual characterisation. Yuri on Ice shows us what an episode … Continue reading Yuri on Ice Episode 10
Overview: Kurihara is obsessed with taking photos of Momotsuki (a boy who is a year younger) and once she has taken 100 photos she asks him out. They begin dating but both of these characters have a few issues. I did review this week to week so if you are interested in individual episode thoughts … Continue reading Momokuri Series Review
Review: It's nice that both Kurihara and Momotsuki have just kind of accepted that they are both weird and they like each other. I also like that Momotsuki is starting to teach Kurihara a little and their interactions feel a bit more natural (at least in the first half of the episodes). Another pleasant feature … Continue reading Momokuri Episodes 21 + 22
Review: Suwa is taking an awful lot on faith that the science teacher was right in his theory on parallel worlds. And even if Suwa in the other timeline has regrets, why should current Suwa be forced to bear the consequences? I was super relieved when this happened. Good job. Now just do the same … Continue reading Orange Episode 11
Review: Momokuri delivered a solid episode this week, which surprised me because when I saw it was a festival episode I expected everything to just kind of generically run along. Instead we got an episode that made significant advances in Momotsuki's and Kurihara's relationship, including Kurihara finally telling Momotsuki most of the truth about her … Continue reading Momokuri Episodes 19 + 20
Review: While this episode is an improvement on last week the show is very much stretching things out as far as they can go. Kakeru and Naho still aren't 'dating', just walking home together, giving each other significant looks and becoming unreasonably jealous when other people interact with the other. Naho's friends are completely 'supporting' … Continue reading Orange Episode 9
Review: So Momotsuki is sick and his friends decide the best person to look after him is Kurihara which leads to the expected and standard girl looking after boy in room with embarrassed blushes sequences. What I did like was how they used this episode to show Kurihara is growing as a person. Momotsuki's sleeping … Continue reading Momokuri Episodes 13 + 14