This has been a rather weak week for Animation Anonymous. I did not get around to watching anything other than Buddy Complex. Also, I did not see any reason to cram seven or so episodes in on Sunday as I did last week. I will work to avoid this kind of mishap in the future.
Worst Episode of the Week: Buddy Complex
I am that one character with a couple pieces of facial hair so you can tell that I am older.
This was an exciting week both for the site and for anime. This will have been the first full week I have covered. I am very happy with the number of views I am getting. While lower than I had hoped, I have managed to accumulate two-hundred and forty. What I am more excited about, however, is finally reaching ten followers. In the last couple of days, though, that number has increased to sixteen. While still rather low, it is both exciting and nerve-wracking knowing that sixteen people are following Animation Anonymous.
On another note, you might have noticed that my posts these last couple of days have been rather poor. I must apologize. I have been busy these last couple of days and my posts have suffered because of it. Normally, after writing a post I will go back to it an hour later and make revisions. Unfortunately, I just have not had the time to do so as of late. When I finally find the time, I tend to value releasing new posts over revising older ones. For this, again, I apologize. I will be making the revisions after I publish this weekend report.
Best Episode of the Week: Noragami
I have seen some things, man.
It was very difficult deciding between Noragami and Space Dandy. In the end, though, I had to go with Noragami as it had more substance. While Space Dandy had me laughing hysterically, Noragami had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation chuckling. Noragami has planted the seeds of intrigue with this weeks showing. I can not wait to see what they grow into.
Worst Episode of the Week: Kill la Kill
“This may be our first screentime, but we are a big deal and our loss is a huge blow to the Kill la Kill universe.”
In the span of just two episodes, TRIGGER managed to bring the entire show to a full circle. While some might say that the loss of Nudist Beach is a huge development in the Kill la Kill universe, I disagree. It is much like learning that your great aunt Sally finally succumbed to old age. Who is this great aunt Sally? This is the first time I have ever heard of her. I understand that her loss is tragic, but how am I supposed to feel having never met her before? How are we supposed to feel when this is the first time we have ever seen the Nudist Beach organization?
Most Entertaining Episode of the Week: Space Dandy
Forget orally, this bad-boy can be transmitted digitally!
I rarely, if ever, laugh at comedies. I will understand that something is funny, perhaps acknowledge that it is funny with a smirk, but rarely will I ever laugh. There were several times throughout episode four that I found myself laughing hysterically. From now on whenever I try to get a friend into anime I will show them Space Dandy episode four. They will succumb. They must…
Best Ending of the Week: Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
Benio roofies Kobeni.
For a love comedy, Mikakunin de Shinkoukei really knows how to grab your attention. The cat is out of the bag this week as Kobeni learns of her accident. I am very excited to see how her relationship with Hakuya will evolve from this revelation. If my theory is correct, we can expect to see Kobeni be a lot more dere around Hakuya next week.
Biggest Surprise of the Week: Nobunagun
“Watch as I laugh derisively.”
I really had given up on Nobunagun. It was fun to watch, but once the credits began to roll you quickly forgot about it. I was really left with no lasting impressions week after week besides the fact that Ogura was olev. With this weeks episode I can firmly say that I am excited to see how this series will pan out. I hope this week was not just a fluke and that we continue to get entertaining episodes like this one more often.
Biggest Disappointment of the Week: Buddy Complex
Coincidently, Aoba engages in battle with Hina.
Whoa there, Sunrise, thanks for ruining any semblance of a dramatic reunion. Heaven forbid Hina is actually an exciting part of the Buddy Complex cast instead of just a foot-soldier who will occassionally bump heads with Aoba. I was really hoping that she would not show up for at least seven episodes. I wanted her to be out of Aoba’s mind and then just shatter his new world with her entrance. Instead we get this. I really have no expectations when it comes to the future of this series.
Given that I only started this blog a couple days ago, Friday to be specific, I am quite happy with the progress I have made. In the span of just three days I have managed to type up nine posts. I was hoping to cover all sixteen titles I am currently watching, but I realize now that was never going to happen. Either way, I am very happy ending the week with ten posts.
The purpose for these end of the week reports will be to comment on the ups and the downs of the weeks showings. If I happen to reach some kind of milestone I will also briefly comment on that.
Biggest Disappointment of the Week: Tonari no Seki-kun
My expression when I realized which chapter they were covering.
The biggest disappointment this week, hands down, was realizing that Tonari no Seki-kun would only cover chapters one through twenty-one. There are so many amazing chapters that we will never get to see animated because instead of taking the time to just go through the manga and pick the funniest chapters they went ahead and picked them by their chapter release.
Biggest Surprise of the Week: Hoozuki no Reitetsu
This is Hell, Hell, a wonderful Hell.
I went into Hoozuki no Reitetsu expecting absolutely nothing. I had no idea what genre it was. I did not even know if it was a short, which I thought it was. This show was not just a surprise, it was a welcome change of pace. I have not felt so enthusiastic about a series since Hyouge Mono. If the series continues like this it will be, hands down, my AOTY.
Best Episode of the Week: Hoozuki no Reitetsu
“I live my life cheerfully and with an open heart.”
Somewhat of a no-brainer after all the praise I have given it. I think this is the only episode I did not pause once. Not only that, I was shocked when the credits began to roll. It had felt like I had only been sitting there for a couple of minutes.
Worst Episode of the Week: Tonari no Seki-kun
Content with the substandard.
Moving beyond my disappointment with Shin-Ei Animation, I just did not find this sketch funny. It was too down-to-Earth for Tonari no Seki-kun. The only redeemable part of the episode was the ending and that lasted all but fifteen seconds.
Most Entertaining Episode of the Week: Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
Mashiro’s smile is a miracle of the universe.
Mashiro is, hands down, my favorite character of the season. She is just a bundle of joy that I just can not wait to listen to every week. There is something about that nasally voice that she and Nonon from Kill la Kill have that just makes me laugh uncontrollably. It was great having Mashiro as the spotlight of this weeks episode.
Best Ending of the Week: Noragami
A god of war, Yato does battle with a cat.
I am very excited to meet this spirit that seems to have some kind of connection to Yato. I have a feeling that she has been stalking him longer than just three episode. I am eager to see if she makes her presence known next week.