Last Episode Impressions
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
This was a perfect ending episode. It was absolutely hilarious, had me in stitches several times,
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: the TV show twist. The "More Better Love Making" I DIED! And yay Goura got to do things.
MangaRocks! wrote:And was it just me or was the ED song slightly different for this ep.?
Yeah both the ending song for ep. 11 and the OP as ED in this ep. was taken from later parts of each song.
Well at least there’s no more yet
. Anyway not much to say here; meaningless, bad-to-mediocre series I couldn’t decide to drop.
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Kida what are you doing? Mikado what are you doing? Weakest point this season was the relative lack of Kida and I’m not sure I followed all the mafia manoeuvring but yeah, definitely makes for good re-watch value. The Shizuo/Vorona face-off at the end was spectacular.
I definitely appreciated this more than the 1st season, to the point that I’m sure I should go re-watch that and give it another chance, maybe for the next new bit comes out...
Tokyo Ghoul √A
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: So they killed off my “favourite” character, Hide. And nothing really got resolved but yeah.
I’m still probably gonna check out the manga and I know this wasn’t a very faithful adaption. Best part was hearing Unravel (S1 OP) again.
Death Parade (Last 2 episodes)
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Why is Light from Death Note here?! Intentional or not, that was so weird. I thought the Mayu/Harada story wrapped up rather abruptly, I was under the impression Mayu had stayed behind and Harada went back in the elevator? Cause we saw her a few times after their focus episode and no sign of him, was there? Anyway, the whole thing with Nona and Flower-Hair Guy (that was freaky) also felt unresolved, though I don’t really know what they could have ended it otherwise.
Overall I think I wanted to like the show more than I did and wanted it to be better than it was, not that it’s by any means bad. Also it gets points for being the first show in a very long time my brother watched with me.
I feel less harshly about this episode than MangaRocks! seems to, though I agree this last arc was all over the place. Parts of it was sweet and I bought into those.
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: From what I understand, Chiaya is unrelated to both her “mom” and the professor and was a stowaway on their ship, that’s why she was sent home and they stayed, as per their original purpose(?)
I feel like the show suffered from a one-a-week release and for anyone planning to re-watch or watch for the first time, they should at least watch it in arcs, if not marathoning it altogether. Overall it’s extremely pretty, I liked all the music, but it didn’t really live up to my expectation/its potential.
Season rankings ( I like lists)
1. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt arc (ongoing)
TIE for #2. Durarara!!x2 Shou
TIE for #2. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
TIE for #3. Death Parade
TIE for #3. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (ongoing)
4. Rolling Girls
5. Tokyo Ghoul √A
6. Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season
Dropped Koufuku Graffiti and Yuri Kuma Arashi and came close to dropping A/Z at least twice.
1. Death Parade - Wins hands down and IMO falls in the “better-than-its-show” category.
2. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
2. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - This might be random but I relate on a personal level to a part of the lyrics, so that pushed it up the list.
3. Durarara!!x2 Shou
3. Rolling Girls
I intensely disliked the Tokyo Ghoul one at first, probably because I love S1’s so much and was expecting something great, but it grew on me a bit at least.
1. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
2. Durarara!!x2 Shou - One of the cases where I like the short version better than the full song.
3. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
4. Rolling Girls - All of them
5. Tokyo Ghoul √A - The art was particularly great