Fate/Zero Episode 11

When people highlight a single episode of Fate/Zero, it is almost invariably this episode, because it does something extraordinary: it takes three of its most important combatants and has them all set down for a…


Princess Tutu Episode 11-12

Once upon a time there was a king who discovered that his wife was unfaithful to him. At that moment he decided to take a new wife every night and to kill her in the…


Tiger & Bunny Episodes 11-13

Throughout the last few episodes the story has been dropping hints about a mysterious organization called Ouroboros, a member of whom seems to have been the killer of Barnaby’s parents. Over the course of these…


Wolf’s Rain Episodes 9-10

Man, talk about tonal whiplash. Here in this week’s Wolf’s Rain double-header, we have “Misgivings,” which sees Quent and Blue’s story fracture apart as their hunt for the wolves gets tangled into all of the…


The Twelve Kingdoms Episode 11-12

Last week, we finally got acquainted with the King of En and his young(-looking) companion Enki, and this week we really get into their origin story. In terms of narrative there’s no huge revelations–we see…


Ouran High School Host Club Episodes 11-12

Episodes of Ouran High School Host Club can take a while to get going sometimes, can’t they? Both the eleventh and twelfth episodes I watched this week theoretically have focal concepts behind them, but take…


The Vision of Escaflowne Episode 9-10

When it comes to families, Van most assuredly did not win the lottery. That’s not because they weren’t good people, but rather due to the spectacular way in which they derailed. That Van’s dad married…


Digimon Adventure: Episode 5

Destiny is a funny thing. I remarked last week that Digimon Adventure: had yet to commit to the idea of the kids seen so far as ‘Chosen Ones’ in their multi-world-spanning quest, but it comes…


Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 155

It isn’t long before Mitsuki ascertains that the Rainy Day Killer is none other than Samidare, whose sister perished in the aforementioned chemical explosion and was subsequently used as a convenient scapegoat by the higher-ups….


One Piece Episodes 922-924

Episode 922 We open on Zoro and Yasui in the rain on their way for a bit of gambling. Zoro is on a winning streak and pays back some of his debt to Yasui for…