Ashita no Anime

Anime of Tomorrow

Anime of the Week (8/19 – 8/25)

Anime of the Week – Hyouka
Houtarou possesses an honorable character trait that I wish more people would appreciate. He’s willing to never be completely certain unless he has all the facts straight. It’s a humility that allows him to be honest with himself and never resign to take something at face value.                                
August 19 SAO Ep. 7 Dealing with the troubles of romance is fine, but I feel like this MMORPG is too much massively multiplayer and not enough RPG.
Kokoro Connect Ep. 7 I think the mind swapping arc was funnier than unleashed desires, but acting on your emotions has an honesty I like.
August 20 Dog Days 2 Ep. 7 Another old idea, reused and rehashed. This series is still fun, but I hoped there would be more weight to its triumphs.
Total Eclipse Ep. 8 I guess it’s a testament to the writers who envisioned a collapsing world where humanity is still divided by politics.
Lagrange 2 Ep. 7 There’s something inescapably likeable about a girl like Madoka who has the honesty and guts to call things as they are.
Hyouka Ep. 18 It’s interesting how a few random thoughts can create the perfect storm that strikes your memory like a bolt of lightning.
August 21 Samurai X Ep. 1 Throughout every second of this anime, I’m bothered by the fact that Kenshin is the only character without black hair.
Samurai X Ep. 2 An anime that shows visceral death but not torture has annoying thematic inconsistencies, even if the story is interesting.
Samurai X Ep. 3 Someone thought it was stylistic to use live action video in an anime, but it makes mixing drawing and CGI look amazing.
Samurai X Ep. 4 With bad animation, barely audible music and fairly decent writing, I don’t see how this is the best anime of all time.
Tari Tari Ep. 8 As the heartbreak comes and goes, it’s hard to feel strongly for the characters when everything works out so easily.
August 23 Hagure Yuusha Ep. 7 After six and a half episodes back on Earth, I’d thought we were finished with Alazzard. I’m glad to see there’s more.
August 24 Natsuyuki Rendezvous Ep. 8 How long can a story drag out the protagonist’s decision to press forward when he’s thinking of giving up?
Koichoco Ep. 7 I love how playful this series is with its suggestive tones. It never crosses any lines and always maintains an air of class.
August 25 Accel World Ep. 20 I had a feeling something would happen soon that would trigger the Armor of Catastrophe to begin to influence Haru.
Eureka AO Ep. 17 As the reality of the world comes into focus, so too do Ao’s motivations. I can’t wait to see what his decision will be.
H ga Dekinai Ep. 5 As juvenile as this anime’s themes are, I’m always left with the impression that its heart is in the right place.

*You could have read these mini-reviews in real time as I updated my status by following me on Twitter.


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