Shuffle! (Episode 6) – Stuffed Cat

Last episode Kaede was sick, and I was wondering why we hadn’t seen much of Primula. Looks like they decided to address that with this episode.

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暁Records – コマノエール -全力貢献中!!

Well hello there, and welcome to another Akatsuki Records song + PV, although I mainly just review the song.

The song this time around is コマノエール -全力貢献中!!

My best efforts at translating this amounted to the title of:
Komano – I’m doing my best!!

Komano being the name of the green haired Touhou girl in the PV, and well, I guess she’s doing her best.

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Isekai Cheat Magician (Episode 11) – Lunatic of the Rebellion

Last episode featured a seemingly pointless duel between Cassim and Taichi. It ended with us learning that the rebellion had begun, despite a battle having already been fought.

Brief Synopsis

The true rebellion battle begins this episode. All of the “hero” characters split up and fight a powerful enemy one-on-one – Rin with some axe woman, Lemiya with some old guy, and Myura with some pompus knight. Taichi in the meantime jumps straight to the enemy’s command tent.

Taichi asks the enemy commander, the king’s brother, to give up and negotiate. While this is happening, the enemy second-in-command casts a spell that turns corpses into mindless zombies, or “berserkers” as he calls them. Although they aren’t doing much in terms of berserking, they’re more like lifeless statues.

The man then proceeds to explain his entire plan in meticulous detail, from who instructed him to why he supported the rebellion and worked to make it happen. All for this moment, apparently.

Episode Thoughts

Once again, I thought the action from this episode was pretty good. The fights were pretty good, although one of these days I’d like to see a fight that didn’t involve pauses for talking, which all of them featured. I just think it’d be great to see a fight, no conversation.

I thought the lunatic guy spilling the beans on his entire plan was lame, and while he was boasting about his zombies they seemed pretty useless. I mean, Rin can create a giant hole in the earth and just bury them if she wanted to, so there’s no sense of actual danger or tension here. It’s pretty obvious what the outcome will be.

Taichi isn’t a very good negotiator either from what we saw here. He basically was saying “I’ve come to negotiate, so surrender”, which isn’t the best approach to take. It would have been better to arrive armed with some concessions that the king was willing to make or by mentioning that he agreed with certain viewpoints and wanted to mediate a discussion. Taichi even ended up saying something like “I have the power to carry you back whether you like it or not”, which is also not a good idea when trying to facilitate a conversation.

The whole rebellion is just stupid though. I guess it’s not that surprising for a third foe to appear, allowing the two brothers to unite against a common cause. In the end either the King will get his way, or they will end up compromising after lives were lost in the pointless fight.

In Conclusion…

Everything has gone just about as expected. And I’m sure we can all predict what will happen next episode without any issue. This anime was textbook from the start, although I’d say their textbook is a little dated. Or maybe they are missing pages.

Either way, one more episode to go before the series ends in a cliffhanger followed by no second season… unless this is one of those few anime that gets a sequel despite feeling like it didn’t deserve one at all.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.


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Date A Live S2 E6 – Festival Commencement

Last episode, Shido was appointed to the big festival planning committee, where 10 schools in the region get together to put on a giant festival and compete for the title of best school. He was also “transformed” into a girl, in order to try and seal the powers of the spirit we met – Miku, the idol, who hates men.

Miku had challenged Shido, who she thinks is someone named Shiori, to a competition – she will let her powers be sealed if Shido’s school wins the festival, but she will take Shido (& sealed spirits) for herself if her school wins.

And just like that, apparently the festival has begun!

Date A Live S2 – Maid Cafe Edition
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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) Review

With all 28 episodes out of the way, it’s time for a full series review before I move onto Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya), which I will also be reviewing.

It’s hard to believe that I’ve gone through all 28 episodes already. Time sure flies when it comes to anime, and just like that the bulk of Haruhi is done with! This was my second watch through of Haruhi, the first would have been about 5 years ago, in broadcast order, dubbed. This time I watched in chronological order, and subbed.

So how was Haruhi this time around?

haruhi and kyon
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