Because this season I’m watching more shows but reviewing less of them week-to-week I figured it’d make sense to at least let you all keep tabs on my brief thoughts on each episode. Just because a show is here doesn’t mean it’s any less good than any other show, it just means I didn’t have enough to say about it to justify a full review! Also, I’ll try and refrain from spoilers where possible but will give warning if I do need to post a spoiler.
Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei (Episode 5)
Some very specific observational humour that was more hit and miss than I usually find it. The stuff with the grandmother and his grandson in Subaru’s cockpit was a bit too broad and obnoxious for my liking though I did enjoy the second half of the episode with the battles over double-sided tape on a sticky bomb.
Banana Fish (Episode 17)
The early parts of the episode felt like they resolved things are bit too easily–as is often the case with this show–but things improve drastically with the arrival of a powerful figure from Ash’s past–a French assassin by the name of Blanca who is as intimidating as he is cool. It’ll be interesting to see how his presence in the show will change things as Ash clearly is shaken by the idea of him being around.
Ms. vampire who lives in my neighbourhood. (Episode 4)
Adorable as always, the addition of a new vampire “acquaintance” from America to the cast in the form of blonde 450 year old loli Ellie, isn’t much to shake up the dynamic, and I find her troublesome ways a little grating but I think that’s entirely the point. We’ll see if she gets better characterisation in later episodes before I fully comment on her presence in the show.
Boarding School Juliet (Episode 4)
Unexpected feels and excellent character development are the highlights of a very strong episode that properly introduces Hasuki–promptly has her confess her feelings for Romio and to be left heartbroken and furious when she finds out “her” Romio has been secretly dating Juliet for a while now. I’m glad they didn’t drag out Hasuki’s confession nor have Romio string her along in a harem-style situation, a surprisingly mature narrative choice that makes the show stronger for it.
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (Episode 4)
A very relatable episode as Honda-san is forced to endure “customer service training” with two overly enthusiastic trainers. Full of hilarious reactions and commentary on retail work and the service industry.
As Miss Beezlebub Likes (Episode 4)
This show is slowly getting better, but I still have no time for Beezlebub and Mullin who are among the dullest protagonists I’ve seen in an anime. Once again the side-characters steal the show and are the only reason I’m still watching it. This episode we’re introduced to another employee of hell, Eurynome a bespectacled lady with a fetish for elementary school boys–it’s the kind of shtick you’ve seen before but she’s funny enough and livens up what is otherwise a very sleepy episode.
Zombie Land Saga (Dropped At Episode 2) The Girl In Twilight (Dropped At Episode 4)
And that’s the week of anime I’m calling ‘Week 4’ if you have any more questions about these episodes and specific thoughts I had on specific scenes, leave me a comment below!
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