Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Episode 14 – Thoughts

It’s taken 14 long episodes, but I’m actually starting to get excited for this series. The new OP had a lot more action in it which makes me hopeful for the rest of the series. We’ve primarily been focusing on the school aspect of Mahouka but it’s been established that there are a lot of different political and social aspects involved. I’m hoping to see these students being thrown into the real world and how they’ll have to fend for themselves. (more…)

Read More

Black Bullet Episode 13 (End) – Thoughts

Black Bullet was probably one of my most anticipated series going into the season. Unfortunately, there were a lot of things that I wish would have gone differently (but I’ll talk about that later). The last episode just aired and I have to say, it didn’t feel like a season finale to me. They left so many things open (even though the source is ongoing) and the series just abruptly ends. (more…)

Read More

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Episode 13 – Thoughts

The episode starts off with a solid 7+ minutes of the cast stroking Tatsuya’s ego. He’s been able to secure multiple victories for their school through his advanced engineering abilities and the other schools have taken notice. While they want to give him even more recognition, Tatsuya turns down the opportunity to be listed as the creator of Kitayama’s spell. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about magic, can read and deconstruct spells with ease, but he’s unable to cast them as efficiently as everyone else. (more…)

Read More

No Game No Life Episode 12 (End)

I figured I’d give No Game No Life it’s own post to discuss my thoughts on the series as a whole. Looking back before the season started, NGNL didn’t really stand out much. The synopsis seemed pretty standard and not many people expected much from it. Now, NGNL seems to be one of (if not the biggest) most well received shows of the season. But before I get into my thoughts on why it completely blew me away, I’ll briefly touch on the final episode. (more…)

Read More

Black Bullet Episode 12 – Thoughts

Oh boy, a lot of things were covered within this episode. The pacing issues that have plagued the series has my jimmies rustled once again. I thought Pleiades would have played a more significant role yet it was dealt with within mere minutes. There were quite a few casualties, but unfortunately, they didn’t carry much weight since they all occurred behind the scenes. (more…)

Read More

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Episode 12 – Thoughts

It’s nice that the side characters are getting some more screen time, but I can’t help but feel the pacing is far too slow. I personally dislike all of the explanations on how their magic was being used. Unless it’s critical for the story later on, I feel like they could cut back on it a bit. With each arc being 6+ episodes, it feels like we’re moving at a snails pace. Hopefully we get into the mirage bat matches in the next episode since we’ve had so much build up for it. (more…)

Read More

Black Bullet Episode 11 – Thoughts

After several weeks of set up, we finally get some action. Rentarou’s adjuvant separates from the rest of the squad. While they’re having a field day, the rest of the fodder characters get destroyed by the Gastrea invasion. While I don’t really care for the deaths of those characters, there was something haunting about their squad leader. Just minutes ago, he was making commands to fight against the Gastrea, and now here he is, driven completely mad and lost the will to live. After seeing how helpless they were against Aldebaran, he gives up resisting their inevitable doom. (more…)

Read More