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.
Mahoiku is one of the three or so magical girl anime airing this season, and these first couple of episodes have shown this to have the most potential of the lot.
Izetta makes an underwhelming return. While the charm is still present, the story’s progression and focus on the dynamic between the heroines narrows the series’ prospects severely.
The highly anticipated 3-gatsu no Lion has finally come in – and it’s just as good as one could have hoped. Troubled as it is sweet, the spectacle is compelling, if not yet utterly spectacular.
Watari Wataru, of Oregairu fame, takes us on a ride through the seiyuu industry in his new work Girlish Number. In this first look, he shows us his amused, if somewhat skeptical, view of this world.