How would you rate episode 4 of Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū ? Our heroes are now futatsume, or journeymen rakugo performers. As such, they’re no longer financially dependent on their master – although that doesn’t keep Sukeroku from mooching his butt off. By contrast, Yakumo is much more principled,... Read more
Lupin the Third (TV 2015) Episode 17
How would you rate episode 17 of Lupin the Third (TV 2015) ? There have been many episodes across Lupin III: Part IV that feel distinctly tailored to their Italian settings, and then there are the ones that could have been in any Lupin III series. This week’s episode... Read more
Active Raid Episode 4
How would you rate episode 4 of Active Raid ? Active Raid had another episodic case this week, as Mythos and another of his associates, “Bird,” hid a bomb on a plane in order to divine more government secrets. Over on Unit 8’s end, the focus was still on... Read more
Haruchika – Haruta & Chika Episode 4
How would you rate episode 4 of Haruchika – Haruta & Chika ? For a show with a tight fit between two very different genres of anime, HaruChika had a solid formula behind its first three episodes. In episode four, the show takes an ax to one of them... Read more
This episode is counted as #26 on the Funimation website How would you rate episode 4 of Assassination Classroom (TV 2) ? I’m not sure if Itona’s headband is a long-term fashion choice or just a temporary solution in the aftermath of his mutant meltdown, but it occurs to... Read more
ERASED Episode 4

ERASED Episode 4

Reviews Jan 28, 2016

How would you rate episode 4 of ERASED ? Satoru set up a whole bunch of rules for himself regarding his heroic journey into the past. Most of these rules related to his new friendship with Hinazuki, and how it would end up saving her. Become friends with Hinazuki,... Read more
Myriad Colors Phantom World Episode 4
How would you rate episode 4 of Myriad Colors Phantom World ? It took four episodes, but Phantom World finally got a story worthy of its pretty artistry. Sadly, it is a one-off which does absolutely nothing to solve the series’ two biggest problems: the lack of an ongoing... Read more
Naruto Shippuden Episode 446
How would you rate episode 446 of Naruto Shippūden ? Ever since the second Ninja Scrolls arc began, Naruto Shippūden has gradually transitioned from “boring” to “ambitiously bad” with shades of “unintentionally funny.” While this is definitely faint praise, it’s about the nicest thing I can say about the... Read more
Gintama Episode 307
How would you rate episode 307 of Gintama (TV 4) ? It’s been a wild ride, but episode 307 marks the end of the darkest story arc Gintama has ever undertaken. To be honest, I thought the series might return to the status quo after the Shogun Assassination Arc... Read more
Prince of Stride: Alternative Episode 4
How would you rate episode 4 of Prince of Stride: Alternative ? Sports anime: all of the drama, none of the death. This episode saw Ayumu face his demons head on, to mixed results. For a show about an artificial sport, none of the suspense here was manufactured. Prince... Read more