Category Archive: Overthinker Update

Summer Season fun

Natsuyuki explores the complications of relationships in ways that are both realistic and fantastic.

The Spring season has given way to Summer; some really good show wrapped up their stories (Sakamichi no Apollon), some really stinky shows slithered away in ignomy (Hiiro no Kakera), some left us with surprising revelations just before concluding (Jormungand), and some continued on into the Summer season. My viewing schedule is packed beyond capacity …

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Thinking about Anime, May 28- June 1

The fleet of dancing fishermen says that whatever's coming next on Tsuritama is going to be big

This week seemed to be a water treading week for most of the series that I follow. While some plots progressed by small increments most spent the week talking about where they are. Which is not to say that I regret having spent the time it takes to watch these twenty episodes. Here’s a quick …

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Thinking About Anime May 21-25, 2012

The quality of Ginga e Kickoff will hinge on how they treat Reika

In the past week’s episodes we saw the shorter-run shows pick up the pace. Several shows are half-way through their runs, and many clearly have things still in developmental stages. Several shows took abrupt turns, and a few left off with startling cliff hangers. The two best shows of the season, Uchuu Kyoudai and Sakamichi …

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Thinking about Anime May 14-18, 2012

In high school, often waiting is the hardest part

This week saw big changes in European Governments, but the anime front largely continued as it has been. Shows like Uuchu Kyoudai, Sakamichi no Appollon, and Jormungand turned in excellent episodes this week; shows like Shirokuma Cafe and Mouretsu Pirates brought episodes that are certainly entertaining, but that’s about it. This week’s honored seiyuu is …

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Thinking About Anime May 7-11

These outsiders have more than their blond hair in common

As I mentioned in my early reactions to the season, the Spring crop of anime has brought me quite a few good new shows. This week marks some low moments for shows that have already failed to meet expectations, and some high moments for shows that continue to delight and surprise. From the how not …

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