August 22nd, 2015


I think this episode might have had an agenda.

Rokka’s doing the same thing Symphogear just did. The MBS broadcast is off today and two episodes will be aired next week, pushing the first broadcast of the next episode to ‘tomorrow’ (~2 am my time at any rate). CR doesn’t seem to have gotten the message however. If they do manage to figure things out and not ‘simulcast’ it half a day ahead of the wrong channel’s broadcast and a week ahead of the right one’s, (they waited until almost the last minute, but delayed the ‘simulcast’ 24 hours, so now it’s half a day behind the broadcast. Time is a difficult concept, apparently.) I’ll get to it tomorrow morning.


There’s something a little disturbing about how how formally maladjusted protagonist can’t stop smiling now that his sister’s ‘dead.’ And of course she’s dead. Why wouldn’t they introduce a murderous little girl and his sister having magic powers and then pitch it out the window to move on to a new, happier life? And if you’re wondering why I’m still talking about last episode, it’s because this one was right back to particularly godawful padding, featuring a goddamned music video out of nowhere having nothing to do with anything. At least they’re hitting multiple very different brands of terrible to keep things fresh. How will it suck this week? Will it be hamfisted melodrama wrapped around a brick and thrown at the screen? Or will it be vapid filler to pad out the episode while our ‘protagonist’ continues to stand there and stare like a slackjawed mule? Flip a coin and let’s see what we get!

First half filler out of the way, we move on to the introduction of a ‘new’ character in the second half. I feel the need to qualify that because her two traits are that she’s overly dramatic, and she sings, so not new so much as an amalgamation of the two existing worthless side characters. So after the music video in the first half, our new character has a montage where she explains her backstory over an insert song, and then she sings again, followed by using the ED as an insert song. Perhaps next week they can do an episode all about how great Boss coffee is with help from Tommy Lee Jones. …That would be a marked improvement, wouldn’t it? 


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13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Opulent Rag says:

    So you haven’t put up your summer ’15 schedule yet; I only bring it up because I use your schedule to look at past reviews you’ve done by seasons. Also, for conviences sake can you make tab for dropped/one-shot reviews?

    Also, there are way, waaaaaay too many things that are one-shots/dropped, and I can’t think of any decent way to categorize them that wouldn’t be a pain in the ass.

  • Paulo27 says:

    It’s funny because next episode they are going to a concert… so another music video, it’s just that this one will be live.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    To be fair, I couldn’t stop smiling when his sister died either.

    Also, wow, they’re already super best friends with an idol, do we really need another singing character?

  • algorithm says:

    Milky Holmes is getting a movie from the staff of the first two seasons.


  • Sanjuro says:

    After last weeks episode I think they should have flashing text come up every five minutes saying “your sister is DEAAAAAAAAAD!”

    At least the blind girl is hot.

  • dark says:

    the most boring episode so far
    and holy shit with these yukarin spells T__T

  • The Phantom says:

    Maybe they are going to kill invisible girl next, and dude is going to turn eeevvvvil. Well that would be fun to watch at least.

  • Gorilla13 says:

    Fuark, it was so cringe-worthy when those girls sang in their Engrish that I turned red like a red lobster, my palms were spaghetti, knees weak, arms spaghetti throughout the whole forking episode. Learn to English next time, you motherfuckers!

    Sis died barely last week and dude is already concocting a nefarious plan to destroy dat gushy gushy wet wet. Oh yeah let’s not forget about the girl sang = guy cured absurdity that not even the most generic K-drama can shamelessly put in it its script. Wtf was that?! I was expecting to see batshit guy smashing fire-crotch’s head with a flower vase or some chit right after she turned her back on him to brag about her “accomplishment” but fuk it, that nvr came.

  • arknoir says:

    Red, you gonna tell us why god took your eyes, because that backstory was pointless.

  • Steiner783 says:

    This anime is inferior to Angel Beats