How would you rate episode 7 of Mr. Osomatsu (TV 2) ? Most of Mr. Osomatsu‘s humor is universally understandable, but this week’s episode provides a wonderful case study of how the show’s translators can sometimes struggle with the impossible. The Cavematsu-san cold open doesn’t require words to show... Read more
How would you rate episode 7 of Black Clover ? Have you ever been aware of a tired archetype, but not really aware of how tired it was until way too late? This week’s Black Clover introduces us to Noelle Silva, a cold-eyed, twin-tailed tsundere who slowly warms to... Read more
How would you rate episode 7 of UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 ? Despite delivering snippets of story-building information, the last episode of UQ Holder! mostly felt like an interlude. That turns out not to be the case, as Tota and Kuromaru’s recently-resolved date leads them to meet... Read more
How would you rate episode 6 of Him?to! Umaru-chan R ? With the supporting cast getting so much time to shine this season, the only one left without much to do has been Kirie, which isn’t all that surprising given her self-admitted ability to fade into the background. Sylphyn... Read more
How would you rate episode 335 of Gintama Season 4 (TV 6/2017) ? Kusanagi’s story continues to unfold in the Slip Arc’s lengthiest narrative yet. In addition to serving up a heaping helping of comedy, episode 335 organically ups the stakes, sheds additional light on Kusanagi’s motives, and sets... Read more
How would you rate episode 6 of Love Live! Sunshine!! (TV 2) ? While I generally enjoy taking time in the middle of shows like Love Live! Sunshine!! to let individual characters have their time in the spotlight, one slight downside is that it tends to throw off the... Read more
How would you rate episode 6 of Sister’s All You Need ? The defining moment of this sixth episode is the underwhelming premiere of the anime adaptation of Haruto’s novel series, and the mixed to negative reactions it gets. There’s a certain irony to this, because this is easily... Read more
How would you rate episode 6 of Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (TV 2) ? This episode treated us to perhaps the most straightforward adventure story that Blood Blockade Battlefront has had so far. When our heroes get locked out of their own headquarters by a swarm of rapidly-evolving... Read more
How would you rate episode 6 of Anime-Gataris ? Everyone who’s ever been a high school anime fan has known somebody like Kai (and if you didn’t, it’s time to face the sobering possibility that you were your friend group’s Kai). He’s a fan who has a tough time... Read more
How would you rate episode 5 of Dies irae ? With its fifth episode, Dies irae solves one long-standing mystery by serving up another one. Yes, Marie (aka Marguerite Brueil) did indeed lose her head to the guillotine, but the scar around her neck appeared long before that; she... Read more