Orange has thus far been a sad but sweet anime with a fairly simple plot, and I assumed the most complicated aspect, time travel, would be left untouched. Instead, the effects of the letter have been well used and explored, and in this episode, the possibilities of time travel mechanics were finally discussed. I was… Read More Orange Episode 5: Would You Rather
After the chaos of the previous episode, I did expect this one to be quieter, though I wasn’t sure how. I was right, but it’s outward quietness masked a huge reveal that clarifies a lot of mysteries and character motivations. It also provided a pivotal transition from a story about the Kiznaivers passing missions to… Read More Kiznaiver Episode 10: The End of Summer
It has begun. The plot is advancing, the happy days are over, and everything is rapidly progressing downward. I’d almost go so far as to say that this episode hit the rock bottom of tragedy, but I won’t because that’s just begging for everything to get worse.
After the heartwarming episode concluding the main character arc of Honoka Maki, I must say that my expectations were significantly lower—and I’m afraid they were not surpassed. I’m not surprised, as the emotions of the last episode are not easily matched, but at the same time I worry this may mark a downward turn in… Read More Kiznaiver Episode 8: Scientifically Convenient Romance
Endings are important, so it’s no surprise that I watched the last two episodes of MekakuCity Actors with a little more trepidation than usual. I was hopeful, though: I had thoroughly enjoyed the non-linear storytelling of previous episodes, and there were many helpful explanations. Although it wasn’t perfect, MekakuCity Actors has done nothing but strengthen… Read More MekakuCity Actors Episodes 11 and 12: Moon-Viewing Recital and Summertime Record
Episode 7: Konoha’s State of the World The episode opens with us learning that Haruka has collapsed and is now hospitalized. Takane feels awful for leaving him alone, and decides to leave him with Kenjirou and get his things from the school instead of staying with him. As she is wallowing in shame, she runs… Read More MekakuCity Actors episodes 7 and 8: Konoha’s State of the World and Lost Time Memory
It’s not uncommon to hear people say that you must watch up until the third or fourth episode of an anime to be able to tell if it’s any good or not. With that in mind, I watched these next two episodes knowing that if they were terrible, most people would stop watching. Episode 3:… Read More Mekaku City Actors, Episodes 3 and 4: Mekakushi Code and Kagerou Days