Posts Tagged Let’s Laugh at Something Together
Back, during the Summer anime season, for week 11: defining acute mountain sickness and understanding its role in Yama no Susume Second Season, why I absolutely love the development of Asseylum in Aldnoah.Zero, questioning the balance of character development and death in Akame ga Kill!, and thoughts on changing the name of Hanayamata to Hanayamatasa.
This week: difficulty with the ambiguities, interpretations and inconsistencies with the games in No Game No Life, the mounting evidence on why I think Yuuki has more problems than Kaori in Isshuukan Friends, envisioning what modern science and medicine would uncover about the mushi in Mushishi Zoku Shou, and looking at the differences between the late-90s and now with Ping Pong the Animation.
Not even four weeks ago, when episode 7 of Samurai Flamenco aired, it seemed like another ordinary episode with heroes solving petty crimes… or at least attempting to. After a handful of episodes with Hazama as a costumed superhero, followed closely behind by a courageous trio of idols, the Flamenco Girls, the world of Samurai Flamenco found itself bored with its premise. In fact, the characters felt bored too, with the drop in crime, the reduction in activity and even a decline in interest from Gotou and the police. Something needed to shake up this series, right? And then came the big reveal. Yup, it was that one big moment in Samurai Flamenco. We learned that Hazama’s parents were murdered. The case was never solved. It was devastating. It was perturbing. It was going to be the biggest thing in Samurai Flamenco, shifting the direction of the series in a whole new direction. You figured nothing would top that, right? Right?
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the best anime of 2013. And one of the best scenes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was that one with that squirrel. If you watched JoJo’s, then you already know what I’m referencing. And you know damn well why it’s one of the most unforgettable anime moments of 2013.
This week: an analysis of Mako’s character in KILL la KILL, developing the racist schoolgirls into characters in Nagi no Asukara, enjoying the level of detail in the setting of Samurai Flamenco, and pretty much hating the Galileo aspects of Galilei Donna.
Last week: the various contrasts and distinctions between Index and Railgun in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, why Shingeki no Kyojin has stagnated and stalled recently, how the minor characters have flourished since the transitions in Suisei no Gargantia, and a rant about the powers of the moon in Hataraku Maou-sama!
Last week: the re-sensitization to death in Kakumeiki Valvrave, the complexities of saying ‘farewell’ in Suisei no Gargantia, individual versus team karuta matches in Chihayafuru 2 and a thrilling, informative look inside the police department in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S.