Ashita no Anime

Anime of Tomorrow

Anime of the Week (11/11 – 11/17)

Anime of the Week – Psycho-Pass
Every so often there is a moment in an anime that solidifies that series as a mold-breaker. It doesn’t even have to be something big. But when Kagari accuses Akane of harboring secret feelings for Kougami, she doesn’t act shy or deny it like so many characters in that circumstance. She just laughs it off as the baseless accusation it is. And the icing on the cake is I got to hear a rare instance of Kana Hanazawa’s cheerful laughter.                              
November 11 Kamisama Kiss Ep. 1 Initial impression – almost no original ideas (4/10)
SAO Ep. 19 Racial stereotypes are too prevalent and the setting of Alfheim Online only supports this kind of behavior, but with no context.
Shinsekai Ep. 7 Thus ends the queerat arc. Next is this anime’s chance to redeem itself and be more philosophical about its world building.
November 13 Total Eclipse Ep. 19 I really had hopes this would be a great, military series. But it handles romance so poorly it’s just ridiculous.
Little Busters Ep. 6 One of the great strengths of the writers at Key is their ability to tell sappy stories that don’t feel fake or corny.
Sakurasou Ep. 6 It’s reassuring to know that when your best just isn’t good enough, someone has your back and will still acknowledge you.
November 14 Ichizon Lv.2 Ep. 1 I love how this show takes the fourth wall and blasts it into a million pieces while poking fun at overused anime tropes.
Jormungand PO Ep. 6 I badly want to know how this backstory stuff relates to Koko and operation Undershaft, because I don’t think it does.
November 16 Chuunibyou Ep. 7 Rikka believes she can still find what she lost, but will new, undeniable evidence finally force her to accept reality?
Psycho-Pass Ep. 6 It is so refreshing to see someone react to an accusation of romantic interest with real laughter instead of fake denial.
Zetsuen Ep. 7 I identify strongly with Yoshino because I too have trouble taking the lead with women. It doesn’t help that Aika is so coy.
BTOOOM Ep. 7 Sakamoto isn’t sure if the hope he’s chasing is real, but given the circumstances I can hardly blame him for seeking it.

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


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