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It seems my worry that this show would be unnecessary may been legitimate, as we're now halfway through the new season with nothing to show for it. Sure, there's been some relationship business with Rikka and having her final...
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I think I've spent the past quarter of an hour playing over the new Chuunibyou opening in my head. It's becoming borderline maddening, but it's a pretty great tune so I'm not sure I mind. Anyone that has a problem with turntable magic circles can take it up with me!
You know, I keep talking about plot and when this season's story arc is going to show up, but I'm starting to feel pretty okay with the slow pace we're currently moving at. Sure, I want something to go down with Shichimiya eventually, but so long as this show stays fun, I don't really mind where we go.
Speaking of fun, we finally have an episode that focuses on arguably the two best characters in this show. Move over Rikka and Yuuta, this is all about Nibutani and her new-found friendship with Dekomori. Wait, what?
Hey, remember that crazy filler episode of Beyond the Boundary where the whole crew tries to take down a monster by distracting it with an idol dance number? I seem to recall spending way more time writing about that inciden...
Are you ready to get wet? I'm always ready for a frolic in the water, and Kyoto Animation's betting that you are, too, because they've just announced that Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, the premier animated place to see a gaggle of...
A new challenger approaches! We finally have our new character, and it looks like she'll fit right in with the rest of the cast. That is, assuming she's going to invite herself into their school every day, or she gets herself transferred. Either way, there's a new chuunibyou on the scene, and she's found a rival in Rikka.
But is this going to be the love triangle that Nibutani thinks it will? I find myself doubting this the further we get into this series, but it has to be, right? Anyway, let's forget about that for a bit and talk about how Yuuta finds himself as a magical girl.
Another episode deep and I'm wondering if my concerns about this show are actually justified. That's not to say that this latest episode is an animated masterpiece that knocks it out the park, but Rikka and Yuuta's extended adventures are thus far proving to be plenty of mindless fun.
It's become pretty clear that this series is going to focus on their unconventional relationship, and while this episode has a definite conclusion, the introduction of 'Mysterious Girl B' should prove to be enough of a shake-up to warrant the extra season...probably. Maybe?
Anyway, I'm finding the OP pretty catchy, so that's something!
Wonderful, wonderful Chuunibyou, what a surprise conclusion to 2012's slate of anime you were. It's no secret that I'm quite fussy with the shows that KyoAni pumps out, but this slice-of-life/science fiction/romance/comedy was gripping from the get-go. Suffice to say that made me pretty excited for the continuation, even though the justification for a sequel is dubious at best.
But hey, it happened, and nothing could hold me back from more adventures with the crazy-yet-lovable Rikka and her overly patient boyfriend, Yuuta. But what do we even want from a sequel? I'm not sure, but I might not be too worried about it so long as we reach the end of this season without feeling the need to wonder why this exists in the first place.
In an all to familiar story, the first episode of Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren was leaked before its official debut. It appeared briefly on tv.sohu.com, a region locked and Chinese-owned website, rather tha...
I'm kind of at a loss with Beyond the Boundary right now, to be honest. There are some great characters and the animation never disappoints-- in fact, sometimes it's hard to get a good screencap from this show because the action moves so fast that a single frame only captures a tiny part of what's going on. However, the ending failed to answer any of the questions I've been asking all along, and left me completely unsatisfied as a result.
What's worse is that I'm afraid that KyoAni plans to sell us the answers to these questions in the form of OVA episodes, which is pretty much reprehensible. It's fine if the final episode doesn't answer absolutely everything, but to have to buy a continuation just to get explanations for everything the series has been hinting at for its entire run? That's just not Kosher.
Well, let's start off by going over the final episode and maybe I'll somehow get a handle on how I feel about this show.
It might be a case of 'blink and you'll miss it', but hey, it's enough to get me excited! It's almost time for the delusions to return, so we've been gifted with the finest seventeen seconds of video from Kyoto Animation in ...
After last week's surprisingly satisfying outing with Akihito and co., this week's episode felt a little rushed and underwhelming. I was kind of expecting more of an epic struggle on Akihito's part to get to where Kuriyama is, and Miroku's actions continue to baffle. However, none of that matters because HOT CATGIRL MOM DESUUUUUU~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!
Just when we thought we knew exactly what to expect from this show, it goes all M. Night Shyamalan on us. The twist in this episode doesn't completely transform the show, but it does shed some light on some of Kuriyama's baffling behavior. I don't know if this new direction makes 100% sense, but I know I wasn't expecting it and I'm pleasantly surprised to see the show do something different.