The winter season is well underway, and most the new anime have finally premiered! Below is a list of the anime I’m watching this season (and some bad ones I just HAD to talk about) and my first impressions of each. This anime season has some great pinch hitters, and some- not so great additions to the anime universe.
The last episode of Saga of Tanya leaves me both happy and unfulfilled. I have to harp on the fact that Being X has been oddly absent in the second half of the season, but otherwise I believe the show has ended on a a solid note.
Once again, I decided to combine episodes ten and eleven of Tanya. There is a lot of action between the two episodes leaving little room for any real analysis (what little I do) on my end. I really love that there is so little to draw on, honestly. Since I don’t typically watch a ton of…… Continue reading Thoughts & Feelings Column: Saga of Tanya the Evil – Episodes Ten & Eleven
It’s been twelve episodes since Minami Kamakura began, and I still hold out hope every installment that I will get some character development- no matter how small. I am again given no such happiness, but instead reminded that the girls love each other and that the club creation bureaucracy at the high school needs to be updated.
Minami Kamakura continues to deprive us of character growth with its last breaths before the season end. We don’t get development like we should after putting the characters in a trying situation, instead we only get smiles and praise. I want to see someone sad or mad- just those basic emotions would really help this show out in a big way. The more I reflect on this episode’s events, the most I get creeped out by the Stepford Wives-ness of it all.
This episode of Saga of Tanya brings forth more war and death with a dash of Being X, but instead of seeing Being X in action we only get Tanya’s commentary on it. I won’t harp on the lack of Being X in this, but it should still be understood that this section of the story isn’t being continued. I believe that the last arc of of Tanya is going to deal with Being X’s plan and it and Tanya coming to a head.
I doubt MK is looking for us think about cycling v.s. biking in this way, but it helps me come to terms with the fact that it’s episode ten and the Cycling Club still isn’t an official club, yet.