First of Samui’s weekly round-up, in which he shares his thoughts on the past week’s anime; here, Fall 2016’s second week.
Ping Pong Girl brings us the much hyped match between the two top-ranked players, but unfortunately doesn’t quite manage to live up to expectations.
Things are starting to get a whole lot more exciting in Mahoiku as the real nature of the “game” is revealed to our magical girls.
Far from jumping right into the shogi action, 3-gatsu no Lion goes for an introspective offering. While the choice is fine, it underlines one important aspect: the shogi is no more than an outlet in this show.
Shuumatsu no Izetta has engaged itself in a downward trajectory. If this episode was intended as an exercise in time-wasting, then sportsmen will be glad to use it as reference.
Ping Pong Girl is a show about middle school girls playing table tennis; and believe it or not the focus is more on table tennis than on moe-kyunkyun outings, so far at least.
Fune wo Amu started, looking to justify its status as one of the season’s most exciting prospects… and guess what? The word “exciting” probably isn’t the one you’ll look up in your dictionary after watching this.
After Chitose got her first major role, Girlish Number decides to explore the industry’s many struggles. Hypocrisies, impossibly tight schedules, conflicts with the creators: no issue is spared.
Bungou Stray Dogs has just thickened its plot. Dazai and Oda come far in their chase of Mimic and Ango, but only encounter mysteries eerier than before.
Hibike’s second episode is one of transition. The band’s off time and following training camp allows focus on the characters’ inner worries, from the smallest to the biggest.