This week has been total hell for me and so many people on the West Coast of the United States. I’m not going to lie and say “nothing phases me”. No, I was completely terrified and didn’t know whether I had to evacuate due to fire stuff or not. Luckily, I never had to. Just had to suffer some power outages for over 24 hours. Plus, some smoke that is gradually disappearing and having to take one of a thousand back routes to work instead of a highway that is closed down. Not major things, but I know a lot of people who had to evacuate and are coming back to their homes now. It’s wild.
At least there was anime to look forward to that calmed me down a bit. My watching schedule has been jumbled a bit, but I was so happy to watch all of these shows and write about them. Writing is my happy and relaxing places and I was able to find that spot again. I did write most of this on Friday which is why I’m not a thorough as usual, but all of this are still my 100% complete official thoughts. Everything is valid. Let us relax with some anime talk.
Fruits Basket 2 Episode 22
What a fun episode until the emotional part towards the middle. Tohru’s classes play titled Cinderalla-ish was presented in front of us. Tohru’s role was changed to the kind younger sister who was used for hostage exchanged otherwise Cinderalla wouldn’t do anything, Saki was an aluff Cinderalla, Uo was a prince, Kyo was the tempermental prince, and Yuki was the Fairy Godmother. The plot only moved forward because the narrator made it move forward. So yeah, it was bad actually but bad in a very enjoyable sort of way.
That was until it was revealed at one quick moment during the play that Tohru knew Kyo was destined to be locked up and didn’t want that. Thus, some awkwardness was put in between the two. Especially with the appearance of Kyo’s teacher. There was some drama between Machi and some other girls too where she revealed her thoughts on Yuki so there is a bit of drama there as well.
The God of High School Episode 10
Well, this was half a fun episode and half what the hell was that? The God of High School tournament itself was great. Had some good character drama on both sides. Daewi fighting a great female opponent who is ripped, Mori fighting the guy who knew his grandfather and was teaching him to become stronger. All while a giant sword appeared from the skies by bad guys and the tournament chairman protecting it. That got more and more ridiculous over time and I just wanted to watch the fights. Especially since none of that mystical stuff felt like anything at all. It’s ok to just have a tournament anime with Mori fighting to save his grandfather. More time with that would be great.
Deca-Dence Episode 10
Really great character episode this week. The Gadoll have supposedly been stopped but that does not mean nothing is over. Natsume’s life has been shaking up by Kaburagi who took Natsume’s influence and pushed her too far outside of this world. Natsume is still wondering about if she wanted to have her life shaken this much Kaburagi is questioning himself. All while the AI are building up a resistance and everyone is alone. My favorite episode so far.
No Guns Life 2 Episode 10
No battle between Kronen and his former protégé, but we dig deeper into the mind of Juzou has he fights against Pepper and 7, the evil Elric siblings. Mostly through Tetsuro’s Harmony ability to unlock Juzou’s ultimate abilities when he was in a tough spot. This is where we see how Juzou became himself by his handler being opened minded and Juzou basing his way of living on him afterward. This is the time when Juzou has to make his own decision to unlock his abilities his own way.
Appare-Ranman Episode 11
This was the find the will to continue episode after Kosame was hit. Luckily, Kosame was able to be taken to a hospital and has woken up. During that time, no one knew what to do and Appare was wandering having an emotional crisis. Yeah, it is annoying because you know he’s going to return by the end of the episode, and he didn’t even do anything himself. Kosame talks him out of his stupor and he reunites everyone for the coming war against everyone’s villain. Engineers become engineers again and people are working their hardest to fix cars for the better. Lets go.
Dorohedoro Episode 11
This show never surprises me how weird it can get and still move forward plot wise. This week’s episode was a pie cook off between Caiman and his established crew vs the girl with the abilities to make everyone eat her mediocre pies. At the same time, Nikaidou learns about En’s past through an awesome film and Caiman is trying to get her back before deciding that the two should separate from each other. The ultimate character drama. I really do love this show in everything that it tries to do in terms of characters and chaotic nature. I hope the show ends alright next episode.
Love Live! Sunshine!! Episode 11
This week was You’s episode. After Chika urged Riko to take part in a piano competition, there is a spot that is left empty in the ranks. That leads to You taking Riko’s spot and struggling at it. She gets it when she copies Riko’s dancing, but she cries over it because she can’t get her feelings to Chika. Good thing Chika noticed and the two started their own dance sequence. A good balance of comedy and drama. I liked Riko being at her piano performance and the others performing at the same time with their supported arm bands.
Dai-Guard Episode 11
Following the events of last week involving a sick Akagi and the the success of the military’s mecha, the Kokubogar, our office friends at Public Relations Section 2 are all over the place. The Kokubogar is able to capture a Heterodyne’s core while the office just does normal work. All until hell breaks lose. A second Heterodyne shows up, a the first heterodyne over takes the Kokubogar, and Shirota pilots the Dai-Guard with Aoyama and Ibuki. What will Shirota do? That is the biggest cliff hanger for a while. I wonder how this gets resolved, but a fantastic episode in itself.
Bamboo Blade Episode 11
Talk about an episode with a lot of moving parts in it that go in so many directions. Miyamiya’s stalker hiring thugs to attack Yuji and him scaring them off, the search for Azuma at the library, Tamaki showing her best taste for talking about Goro Taniguchi at the library even though what that she’s reading is untrue, and even Tamaki vs Toraji with Toraji showing his personality a little too much. The moment I loved was Donny showing some of Miya Miya’s evil aura. A lot of things are set up or expanded on a little more so all of this has to meet somewhere in all of this chaos. I love this show’s characters and just want to know Azuma now.