Weekly Seasonal Watches: 2/4/18

There has been some positive job search things in a see of no’s. I guess the best I can do is keep applying to see what happens. Other then that, I have been learning about some solid modeling programs that I have never used before and that has just been a trip. Catia is incredibly fussy. So yeah, just a boring week for me. I guess there is nothing else to do but keep trying, applying, and going forward more.

Hope you all had a good week.

Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho Episode 7 (Crunchyroll)

This show is going so wildly fast that I feel like the quality of it is dropping every week. Especially now since this episode was the worst of the bunch so far. Remember when having protagonists getting involved in conflict so you feel attached to what is going on is a good thing? Yeah, Saintia Sho doesn’t seem interested in that. While I feel like I am missing a lot because this is a Saint Seiya show and this show featured Seiya at the end of a battle vs evil, it does feel like Saintia Sho has been on autopilot since he appeared. Athena’s curse was resolved because he was there and the civil between Saints and Saintias was resolved because Seiya was there, which means the evil villain didn’t matter at all because he has no weight.

This show has just been “Athena is in danger, now she isn’t, now she is, now she isn’t” and now she is again, so how am I supposed to trust that Saintia Sho isn’t just going to resolve the crisis Athena is in next episode like nothing happens. I do realize that the conflict between the evil goddess that has Sho’s sister is still on the plate here and that is the whole point of this entire show it seems, but Saintia Sho doesn’t seem that interested in it’s main character and instead wants to focus on a character that continually fails and then does and then doesn’t instead. I would drop this show, but it might be too far along for me to do so and it can still improve maybe. Or not. Who knows?

Mob Psycho 100 S2 Episode 4 (Crunchyroll)

Mob Psycho is once again going through some interesting routes and also expanding it’s world beyond what season one ever did for this series. This episode introduced us to a lot of other psychics when Reigen and Mob show up to a meeting of different psychics kind of like what Natsume has done a few times. A rich man’s daughter has been possessed by apparently a former human psychic and only Mob is a match for him. After the other frauds and weaker psychics are dealt with, it’s Mob’s turn to deal with the post human psychic spirit. Before I go on, I should mention that this episode has also shown how awesome Riegen is because he knows how to talk to people in order to find out they are possessed or not.

I think the most interesting part of this episode was the conflict between Mob and the former psychic. For the first time, I feel like Mob has met the alternate version of himself. A human that has gained the capability to live beyond his body and is incredibly brilliant. Even at Mob’s close to strongest capability, he still fill in the psychic’s trap. Next episode is going to be “this is Mob’s ideal world episode” and can’t wait to see how plays out and how it affects Mob, because he has been questioning himself a lot this season. This time we will see the plot be put into the fore front.

Dororo Episode 4 (Amazon Prime)

Once again, it feels like Dororo are going down similar but different routes. Dororo was centered on possession this week as well, except it was a guy being possessed by a demon sword that craves blood. It’s such a sad thing this guy has a sister that loves him and has been traveling from to place to find him and he run into Hyakkimaru and Dororo. Despite this show’s interlude scenes centered on Dororo carrying the blade and Hyakkimaru knocking it out of his hands that didn’t add much to what was going on besides good action, the tragic brother and sister relationship carried enough weight that it didn’t matter that much. It adds more weight Hyakkimaru gains his ears back after he killed the sword and the brother and crying in the rain is the first thing he ever hears. Solid action, good emotional pay off, and I really like this show.

Run With The Wind Episode 15 (Crunchyroll and Hidive)

You know that moment that you know you love a show? When characters have an uneasy time doing or have some worry and you are completely in for it? That is Run With The Wind for me. This episode was mostly a transition episode with our track team getting some attention on their local newspaper and even some tv time along with training before making the qualifying runs. Haiji is uneasy the whole time and wasn’t sure if he should push the others forward more or be more relaxed.

He and Kakeru had a great moment where it was decided that going the relaxed route was better, though Haiji’s nervousness is still consistently over the show in some way. Especially when the Hakone Enki qualifiers start at the end the episode and the question of whether or not they will make it are still up in the air. I was so nervous at the end of the show for these characters. I just hope they make it.

The Promised Neverland Episode 4 (Crunchyroll)

Other then some mind games, some betrayals, some plotting here and there, not much happened in this episode. The intrigue of crossings and double crossing from certain cahracters, some interesting shots like the gang of three’s walk around the orphanage at one night during a one long extended scene which provided interesting dramatic flayer, and training for the coming escape were interesting enough to keep everything at least interesting and watchable, but everything is still standing around waiting to release. Ray being the traitor is the only thing that is kept up the whole “oh crap” factor and I wonder how that plays into next week. Building tension is good, but is there such a thing called too much tension? I suppose we are about to find out.

JoJo Part 5 Episode 17 (Crunchyroll)

This anime has been going through a few up and down turns for me. So far, it’s back on the upswing. Still, there was some references to sexual assault and rape in the beginning of this episode. A young, rich women was complaining about what going on the train that stopped but suddenly was interrupted by one of the villains and what happened next could be the equivalent of rape through JoJo nonsense. That was kind of bad.

After that though, the episode was bananas. For example, Giorno’s stand was able to steal one hundered cars at once, which is hilarious. Giorno was finally in the spot light again and was fighting the stand that came from the earlier part of the episode. Turns out that it’s a remote stand that has similar capabilities to Giorno’s abilities. That means he is learning more about his capabilities in a unique way while the rest of the crew is trying to hot wire a car and have no idea what Giorno is doing. Such brilliant and fun stuff. I wish the first part of the episode was left unknown. That made me uncomfortable, even if it was framed as bad.

The Price of Smiles Episode 5 (Crunchyroll)

This episode is getting more and more interesting for me. I like how on one side, we see the upper class level of the kingdom of Soleil (the side being invaded) only and then we cut to the other side of the conflict with the Kingdom of Grandiga with it’s ground troops. That says a lot about everything that is going in some ways. So yeah, this episode was with the ground troops of Grandiga finding a way around Soleil’s defensive block to conquer Soleil’s capital.

Besides some clunky dailogue scenes that took too much time, the episode was pretty good. I like seeing an experimental white unit seen as the harasser because we don’t know who is in it and our group’s friends are slowly losing more and more team mates. Like holy crap, that’s scary. Seeing the futility as war up close with those that have gotten used to it is horrifying. So yeah, good episode mostly. I hope it continues going on like this.

Boogiepop and Others Episode 6 (Crunchyroll)

It’s hard to talk about this show, because it knows no structure. So, I am not going to say much about what happened in this episode. Just that Boogiepop’s alter ego got more screen time, the psychologist who met up with imaginator is creating cults, and this arc is slowly clicking together pretty well. That’s not even all of it, but I don’t think a paragraph or two would be enough to fully envision what is happening with Others here. Visually, the show is interesting when it wants to be but very simple most of the time. I’m glad this is confusing but good.

Kaguya-Sama Episode 4 (Crunchyroll)

This show is so much more interesting when it takes place outside of the student council room. While Chika is interesting enough to keep her, Miyuki, and Kaguya at least ok, other environments keep the show a lot more fresh. So what I am saying is that the first half was boring. But, having Kaguya’s maid seeing right through her B.S., forcing Kaguya to make a phone call, and teasing Kaguya when she was on a phone when Miyuki was in the middle of a bath was fantastic. Also, the fact that there other people playing galaxy brained level games at the same time is interesting. Is the entire world like this? More out of the classroom experiences for me, please.



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