Ouran High School Host Club Episodes 9-10

As entertained as I was with the aspect of Haruhi’s character in Ouran High School Host Club’s introduction, I genuinely wasn’t sure how much I’d be ruminating on the subject of gender as I went…


Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 Episode 12

The final Kaguya-centric story of the season, these two segments seamlessly blend the show’s trademark comedy with low-key drama. Although the story mostly portrays Kaguya in a sympathetic light, her devious side still pops up…


Digimon Adventure: Episode 4

And we’re back! An interesting effect of Digimon Adventure:’s “three episode movie premiere” vibe is that the show left us in a decently comfortable place before it took a couple months off due to the…


One Piece Episodes 919-921

Episode 919 We open on Nami and Shinobu’s castle infiltration mission where they are on the run from the guards. Nami tries to mew mew mew like a cat to throw them off their trail…


Princess Connect! Re:Dive Episode 13

“In which nothing beyond the immediate threat is resolved.” After 13 beautifully animated episodes, we have reached the end of the series–though this episode feels more like one set in the middle than the final…


Woodpecker Detective’s Office Episode 12

At the end of the day, Woodpecker Detective’s Office is only tangentially about Takuboku Ishikawa. I think that’s probably a good thing. In this fictional incarnation of the poet, he’s pretty unlikable: he lies, he…


Outlaw Star Episode 11-12

After we spent last week’s episodes setting up the Great Space Race, I was itching for some good old fashioned Wacky Races action. Space ships jockeying for position, maybe some Grappler arm wrestling, and of…


Pokémon Journeys: The Series Episodes 3-4

The Pokémon anime that I grew up with was specifically about Ash’s journey to become a Pokémon Master, which is as loose a framework as a story like that can have, since it basically amounts…


Gleipnir Episode 13

After a somewhat faulty departure for its penultimate showing, I was a little worried that Gleipnir would fizzle instead of fly its freak flag for the finale. Thankfully, this is very much not the case….


Fruits Basket Episode 38

Enough Sohma family angst. It’s time for an episode of High School Hijinks with Yun-Yun—er, Yuki. This is the second episode in a row that chiefly features side characters, and the differences between Mayu and…