Is It Wrong to Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 12

The first half left off on one hell of a double-cliffhanger: Bell and Ryu are stranded in the Deep Levels, while the rest of Bell’s expedition must face off against the floor boss of the Great Falls, the double-headed dragon Amphisbaena, without him. There’s plenty of despair to go around! Though both sides get addressedContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 12”

KanColle: See You Again on Another Blue Sea (aka KanColle 1944) debut

Streams: Crunchyroll on Thursdays First Episode Rating: B Though easily the most successful of the “ship girl” franchises to come out of the 2010s (it had an enormous presence in doujinshi markets through much of that decade), the mobile game Kantai Collection has only had two previous anime adaptations: a 12-episode 2015 TV series andContinue reading “KanColle: See You Again on Another Blue Sea (aka KanColle 1944) debut”

Reincarnated as a Sword episodes 2-3

Rating: B for episode 2, B+ for episode 3 This is one series that I did not expect to be commenting on week-to-week, and I’m still not sure if I will write it up every week. However, episodes 2 and 3 added enough to the basic premise laid out in episode 1 that I feltContinue reading “Reincarnated as a Sword episodes 2-3”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 6

Rating: 4 In the original novels, the downtime between the Moss Huge part of this arc and Ryu part of the arc is an epilogue that amounts to only five pages. That doesn’t allow anywhere near enough content to make a full episode, so that the revelation about what Ryu is seemingly up to canContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 6”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 2

Rating: B+ The first episode was well-spent preparing for Hestia Familia’s first on-the-books Guild-assigned expedition, so with episode 2 the whole gang actually gets down to business. The result is a well-balanced episode which showcases much of what has made DanMachi so entertaining so far. Although the quintet of Bell, Lily, Welf, Mikoto, and HaruhimeContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 2”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 26

Rating: 4 The series has long vaguely intimated that something more – some bigger picture – was afoot in this story than has been revealed to this point. Too many things happened a little too conveniently, even if normal meta logic is applied; Kazuya noticed this himself, and those are the subject of the questionsContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 26”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 25

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Duchess Excel Walter always came across as the sharpest and most potentially devious of Elfrieden’s Dukes, and she was the only one to fully scout out Kazuya when he first arrived. After seeing this episode, though, we may have been underestimating her. Saying that she was the single most important personContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 25”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 19

Rating: 3 I had wondered where the series would go next after wrapping things up so neatly last episode, and the answer was not what I expected: introduce a “mad scientist” character who looks like a little girl walking around in an adult-sized lab coat. (You never actually see her hands because they’re always farContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 19”

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 9

Rating: 4 (of 5) Machiavelli’s The Prince was featured a little too prominently at the beginning of the first episode for it – and the intrigues associated with it – to not come into direct play at some point in the story. With the first eight episodes consisting almost entirely of world-building and foundation-laying (inContinue reading “How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 9”