Captain Earth and Aldnoah Zero ended this week. Mahouka has one more episode to go. Argevollen had a break, well, a recap episode, and Sword Art Online is staying for the fall. Luckily for me, this fall season seems to be a big one, so I’ve got plenty to choose from to replace the ending shows. Read More Weekly Anime Review
We’re almost at the end of this summer season. Mahouka is starting to rush things out to finish its plot in time for the finish line, and it’s really a good result, but much better to read the novel translation on Baka-Tsuki. Captain Earth had an expected plot twist with Puck. Argevollen had its best episode to date. Aldnoah Zero too, probably. Sword Art Online II is suffering from the opposite of Mahouka: they’re dragging it when they shouldn’t.
There was a lot of talking this week on all of the shows. It’s like it was Let’s Talk week. Mahouka took it really slow despite only having a few episodes left to finish the current story arc. I guess the battles are going to go fast. Captain Earth delivered what was more or less a filler episode from my point-of-view right before the final. Argevollen was a cool down episode, Aldnoah continued Rayet’s and Sleezy’s character exploration, and finally, Sword Art Online had more emo. Read More Weekly Anime Review
Shows are cruising toward their endings or mid-season finals. Mahouka was action-packed this week; in fact, it had two fights against the same enemy in a single episode. Captain Earth had a weird ending moment. Argevollen was, once again, super slow. The direction of that anime is lacking. Aldnoah had the best episode I’ve watched of an anime in a long time. Sword Art Online was predictable. Read More Weekly Anime Review
Mahouka got serious! Erika is scary in that mode. Captain Earth had some fighting against Asteroids and more stupid Salty Dogs. Argevollen‘s plot is still moving at a snail’s pace, but I guess building the maybe-bad guys is a good thing. Aldnoah Zero was hard to watch, poor Slaine. Sword Art Online had more emo Kirito, hopefully the GGO arc will end soon. Read More Weekly Anime Review
I dropped Re: Hamatora this week because I don’t like where it is going that much. For the rest, threads are picking up. Argevollen succeeded in having the worst and best animations of its season in a single episode. Mahouka shows that kids can easily be bullies to adults. Captain Earth has people doing stupid things. Adnoah Zero has a “Yeah, I love flying battleships” moment. Finally, Sword Art Online has more emo Kirito. Read More Weekly Anime Review
Once again, some nice action and plot development this week. Somewhat normal weeks for the almost-ending shows like Mahouka and Captain Earth. There was also a lot of plot exposition, maybe a bit heavy-handed in some cases. Actually, that’s one of the annoying thing in recent anime: heavy-handed exposition. It just doesn’t flow that well, even if the information is super important and interesting. Read More Weekly Anime Review
There was action this week, lots of action. Mahouka had a Tatsuya rampage. Captain Earth had anAustralian Outback rampage. Argevollen had a Unit 8 rampage. This is a lie, mostly off-screen, most of the episode was Jamie running as per the title: “Run, Jamie!” Aldnoah Zero had the Martian Vlad going on a rampage. Sword Art Online had the start of Ballet of Bullet. Re: Hamatora had a Honey-centric episode that wasn’t that much action oriented. You need an exception to the rule sometimes. Read More Weekly Anime Review