Free! has reached the heart of this season’s drama with Haruka’s career dilemma. It’s a difficult struggle to watch, as swim-freak Haruka feels confused and unsure about his place in the water for the first time.
Zankyou no Terror Episode Review: 1×07 “Deuce”Anime/Manga, Home
The game is officially on. Last weeks airport chess game played out this episode, with Nine, Twelve, and Lisa racing to stop their new-old nemesis Five from detonating a bomb and pinning it on them.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×08 “The Locomotive of a Twist”Anime/Manga, Home
This week’s Free! steps back a bit from the dramatic turnings of the plot and does some light character introspection. While it doesn’t exactly shine a deeply profound light on its characters, it does provide a nice break from the steady build-up from the last few episodes.
Sailor Moon Crystal Episode Review: 1×04 “Masquerade Dance Party”Anime/Manga, Home
Sailor Moon Crystal continues it’s one-chapter-per-episode format with “Masquerade Dance Party”, with one pretty major change.
Zankyou no Terror Episode Review: 1×06 “Ready or Not”Anime/Manga, Home
Zankyou no Terror seems to have found it’s true antagonist with Five. While her motives may be just, her ways of going about it hint at a character just as morally questionable as Nine and Twelve, if not more so.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×07 “The Crouching Start of Vindication”Anime/Manga, Home
Free! Eternal Summer continues it’s transition into more serious territory when some exciting opportunities for Rin and Haruka pop up.
Zankyou no Terror Episode Review: 1×05 “Hide and Seek”Anime/Manga, Home
Zankyou no Terror has been adhering to a kind of formula since it’s first episode. It generally begins with the planting of a bomb and ends with the police either succeeding or failing to stop that bomb in time.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×06 “Invincible Prime”Anime/Manga, Home
Free! Eternal Summer is on the cusp of a dramatic turn. Things have been relatively carefree up to this point, at least concerning the graduation story line. But with so few tournaments left for the third years, stakes are heightened and friendships will be tested.
Sailor Moon Crystal Episode Review: 1×03 “Rei – Sailor Mars”Anime/Manga
Episode 3 of Sailor Moon Crystal continues the manga pacing with its introduction of Sailor Mars. Once again, the story is well done, with Rei being portrayed as per Naoko Takeuchi’s characterization. However, the animation is as bad as “Ami – Sailor Mercury”. It’s more than likely that this is just how it’s going to be from now on.
Zankyou no Terror Episode Review: 1×03 “Search and Destroy” and 1×04 “Break Through”Anime/Manga, Home
This week, I had two episodes of Zankyou no Terror to watch, and it still felt like only ten minutes had gone by before I was finished with them. Zankyou no Terror gains momentum with every new episode even as it savors the more quiet moments. It’s shaping up to be one of my favorite series of the summer.