Konosuba rewatch seasons 1 and 2
Such a great and fun show. I initially started watching Wonder Egg Priority but after School Days was far too depressing and needed to watch something fun first. It's just all so silly and entertaining. So happy it's finally renewed for a new season.
Lupin the 3rd part 5
Another fun romp with the gang. Didn't enjoy the final arc as much as the others which was a shame but overall it was more great shenanigans and sneaky plans.
Wonder Egg Priority
Now I could come back to this and watch the 2nd half. It was a lot better but the ending was real naff and disappointing. Ultimately it felt like the creators watched Madoka Magica and Flip Flappers and said let's make that but different...and about suicide...won't that be wild!? Well no it wasn't.
Love After World Domination ep 11
Pajama party and special treatment.
In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki ep 11
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.
RPG Real Estate ep 12 (complete)
A fun CGDCT show about finding new homes for a variety of different characters, but as the season progressed an actual plot develops surrounding one of the MCs that had some moving moments. Seems from the ending there might be another season, which would be nice.
Cutesy art style typical of Doga Kobo, although some backgrounds were a little plain, and the animation was nice. 7/10
BIRDIE WING ep 12
Deaimon ep 12 (complete)
Pretty chill SoL centred around a traditional Japanese sweet makers shop. All the various characters have episodes in which they sort out their worries, but the story is unfinished with plenty of overall plot points not fully resolved. Would like a second season, especially as there's no English version of the manga, yet.
The art was really nice with a painterly background and the animation was fine, apart from the cg vehicles which clashed horribly with the overall aesthetic. 7/10
Lol, I've seen Your Name at least 200 times now, counting all the Youtube reaction videos for it over the years - there were 3 new reaction videos of this movie that dropped just this past week, and I have watched each of those twice already. I never miss when any new ones come out!
One of my favorite Kimi no na wa reaction videos is the one by TheFlamingShark, and his YT video includes the full movie. Most reaction videos on YouTube are edited versions 30-45 minutes long, to prevent copyright strikes, but there are also quite a few who redirect to their videos on other sites to show their full-length reactions. For reactions that have the movie's video or audio heavily filtered, or for timer-based full reactions, I like to play the movie synced up in a second window or on a second monitor.
I think it is so awesome to watch other people's first reactions to a movie, and especially Your Name. This is one of the biggest reasons I originally installed a projection movie theater room in my basement 16 years ago - to watch my guest's reactions to a movie I've already seen. It's kind of like an ASMR for me - so satisfying!
Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 Episode 24 Reciprocate. (Complete. A second season that continued to build upon the budding relationship between the main pairing whilst also giving other characters some development in the spotlight.) 3.5/5
Miss Shachiku and the Little Baby Ghost Episode 12 Letters. (Complete. Excessively cute and utterly innocent though a revisit probably won't be happening anytime soon.) 3/5
Skeleton Knight in Another World Episode 12 Boss Fight. (Complete. A decent fantasy series enhanced by the core relationship built up between the lead pair protagonists.) 3.5/5
The Dawn of the Witch Episode 11 Preparations.
The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 Episode 11 Inner demon.
Ya Boy Kongming ep7-8
New (Shin) Cutey Honey ep2 (English dub)
The dub isn't always the best, but on balance, I think I do prefer Jessica Cavello as Honey, she brings a swaggering strength to the character that I appreciate. This is also I think one of the more (in)famous episodes, due to the S&M themed confrontation between Honey and the villain, but it's all in the best possible taste..
Lupin III: Part 1 ep13 (English dub)
The gang now functioning as an effective unit, although I think this very harmonious portrayal of their relationship was not always popular. It's nice to see Lupin and Fujiko cooperating without a hidden agenda now and again though.
Date A Live IV episode 12 Spirit. (Complete. As far as seasons of this anime go IV is one of the better offerings and an improvement on the third season for me.) 3.5/5
Love after World Domination episode 12 Big baby. (Complete. A likeable comedy romance series with lovers on opposing sides. It’s a familiar premise executed in a fun way.) 3.5/5
Onipan! episodes 51-55 Oni idols.
Ghost Hound episodes 17-22 (Complete. An engaging psychological supernatural outing that kept me intrigued throughout.) 4/5
Ghost Hunt (Rewatch) episodes 1-7
Doctor Who: Timelash Often derided as being one of the worst of classic Who this wasn’t as bad as this reputation suggests but does have its problems, namely in the production values and the story feeling padded in places.
CUE! ep 24 (complete)
A fun look at the lives of group of girls starting out as seiyuu. Although there were far too many characters, 16 girls plus a few support characters, the girls got split into 4 groups who, at least initially, did different things. A group who managed to win their first audition and VAd in the same anime, a group who became an idol group, another who started a radio show and a final one initially because they were the only 4 left, but they found their own thing. This structure meant most episodes dealt with only one group and the focus of a lot of episodes dealt with a hang-up of one member, most of which was solved by the old power of friendship having initially tried to deal with the issue themselves. Even after all that though I could probably only name a few of them! In a form of life imitating art all the girls were voiced by new seiyuus and they were all pretty good. Ironically the game it was based on is no longer available, as far as I can tell.
The art and animation were both pretty standard. The musical numbers they performed were all pretty good as were the OPs and EDs. 6/10
I'M KODAMA KAWASHIRI ep 19
AOASHI ep 12
Love After World Domination ep 12 (complete)
A fun rom-com of star crossed lovers who are on the opposite side of the battle between good and, in a super sentai tongue in cheek way, evil. Lots of laughs and some fun action.
Very good art with some interesting character designs and nice animation. 7/10
Heroines Run the Show ep 12 (complete)
The Countdown begins.
A country bumpkin girl (Hiyori) comes to the big city and in order to support her dream of being an athlete ends up getting a job looking after a couple of male idols who also happen to go to the same school. She has no idea about idols and they in turn are arrogant and stand offish with their schoolmates, and fight among themselves all the time. Together they learn and grow. Hiyori is a great character with lots of get up and go, and shrugs off lots of problems, some she really shouldn't have like the forced drama in the penultimate episode that gets a resolution in the finale. I have no idea what her accent was, but I could tell it was different from the usual the way Inori Minase voiced her. I had to put her in my favourites!
Art and animation were very good. 8/10