As if the risk of having their candies stolen at any moment wasn’t enough, Mahoiku makes the situation even more dangerous for these girls in its fifth entry.
Samui’s weekly round-up, in which he shares his thoughts on the past week’s anime; here, Fall 2016’s third week.
Shuumatsu no Izetta returns to its warring girl antics in a fairly subpar twenty-four minutes. There’s action, that much is for sure; but the progression is once again far too obvious.
Like an athlete tired after a marathon, 3-gatsu no Lion goes for its calmest episode yet right after its first shogi match. While preceding entries each advanced the story in their own way, this one is built on subtle hints alone, making it somewhat unsatisfying.
Overview of the Summer 2016 anime season. Which shows impressed? Which left a sour taste? Our writers tell all!
Girlish Number further establishes itself as the season’s best, as Chitose’s first major finally appears on television, marking the definite start of her story.
Fune wo Amu returns somewhat improved: incredibly flat as it may be, the lack of pretentious concepts devoid of any interest in favor of simple emotional exploration and comedy makes the whole more bearable.
Hibike! Euphonium 2’s fourth episode is its best yet as it brings a close to the issue around Nozomi; we all discover Yoroizuka’s true feelings in an intense, beautifully directed episode.
The fourth display of Ping Pong Girl is somewhat of a bore, as it mainly serves to introduce the eccentric captain of the team without much action.
Mahoiku has completed its transition from partly lighthearted to full-blown darkness as this episode makes the situation even more dangerous for the remaining magical girls.