Ashita no Anime

Anime of Tomorrow

Anime of the Week (12/2 – 12/8)

Anime of the Week – Zetsuen no Tempest
Anime of the Week Dialogue is a tricky thing to write in a way that’s compelling and keeps good pace. Yoshino’s ability to pontificate logically is astonishing. On top of that, he also managed to smoothly bluff his opponent into a corner by twisting information that he doesn’t fully understand. Watching Samon break down and literally start shaking in his boots just from a hypothetical conversation about metaphysics was awesome.                              
December 2 Panzer Ep. 7 All in all, this series has way too many transition episodes that serve no other purpose besides providing new information.
SAO Ep. 22 Kazuto and Suguha are all mixed up from the duality of their selves and their avatars, but Kirito needs to focus and save Asuna.
Shinsekai Ep. 10 What a terrific metaphor—a manifestation of the subconscious into reality resulting in desire shaping the surroundings.
December 3 Total Eclipse Ep. 22 YES! Fighting by the skin of your teeth, improvising tactics as the battle progresses, no holds barred action is here.
December 4 Little Busters Ep. 9 Even with its lighthearted tone and wonderfully kind cast, this anime seems to have some distinctly cryptic mysteries.
Sakurasou Ep. 9 I am so not the right person to judge traditional art. I’ll take the style of anime over a classical painting any day.
December 6 Medaka Box 2 Ep. 8 Sadly, season two is showing almost no interesting intellectual quandaries and is more of an absurd battle royal.
Arcana Famiglia Ep. 12 I put off this anime only to get a non-ending in which nothing more exciting happens than status quo being restored.
Chuunibyou Ep. 10 The climax is awkwardly romantic, but avoids typical stereotypes as the characters begin to honestly follow their hearts.
December 7 Jormungand PO Ep. 9 The characters are still great, but the story has gotten lost in the layers upon layers of schemes and conspiracies.
Psycho-Pass Ep. 9 I was thinking that a cyberpunk series should have a cyborg or two and suddenly a cyborg shows up. Am I becoming psychic?
December 8 Zetsuen Ep. 10 Yoshino’s smooth talking and terrific play with logic are an amazing, multilayered bluff with some beautifully poetic irony.
BTOOOM Ep. 10 It goes to show that while trust is important, it shouldn’t be automatic—it needs to be earned and until then watch your back.
Medaka Box 2 Ep. 9 I’d always thought it would be exciting to be able to read other people’s minds. But some silver linings have tarnish.
Panzer Ep. 8 Occasionally, stereotypes can be a little obvious, but when it gets delivered in such silly circumstances it’s really funny.

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

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