Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Seven and Eight

Episode seven is another filler-type staple that only gives us a new (though very, very cool) card, and nothing of news or interest for the series otherwise. However, episode eight throws us back into the fray with a new look at Akiho and her personal life.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Darling in the FRANXX- Episodes Five and Six

Episodes five and six of Darling in the FRANXX work best together, and if you are watching weekly (like me) it’s a little rough of a break between the two. Sometimes I wish I had the self control to watch shows after all the episodes have aired. Regardless! Both of  these episodes offer a ton of great content, whether you are looking for story or animation. I still can’t intimate how wonderfully produced this show is, but I can tell you that it’s worth every minute. As for story, there’s a ton to delve into and I know I don’t cover everything, but unpacking this show is treat for everyone- including those of us who know our Evangelion.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Five & Six

I’m a little disappointed with the execution of both episodes six and seven, but I’ve come to expect movement through most episodes of a series. The return to the this traditional style of anime storytelling is a little tough for…

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Darling in the FRANXX – Episode Four

This episode is a ton of fun. All the sexiness and frustration converge in the most satisfying use of the Strelizia to date. I still feel lukewarm on Hiro, himself, but I’ve grown to really like the characters around him, and this episode only solidifies what a great team these kids can be- with the help of the super-powered Strelizia, of course. 

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – Episode Four

There’s isn’t a ton of forward movement with this episode and the card encounter is little lackluster, but my most closely held belief about the direction of the series is shot down.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Darling in the FRANXX – Episode Three

It’s episode three, and though it’s know it’s unfounded- I’m very impatient to see Zero Two and Hiro pilot together. My dream doesn’t come true this round, but we do see get to see the effects of a typical first pilot with Zero Two as one of Hiro’s squamates decides he can take the hit. This episode focuses more on the relationship building between the parasites and Zero Two, and the annoying self-loathing of Hiro and his puppy-dog-self as he follows Zero Two around begging to pair with her.