Monster – episode 69

January 31, 2006 on 11:41 am | In Monster | 2 Comments

“A peaceful home”

It begins in earnest. “A peaceful home” is the beginning of the storm, assuring us that next episode all Hell will break loose.
Several thousand interesting concepts surface over the course of this story: the perfect suicide.
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Mushishi – episode 10

January 30, 2006 on 8:18 pm | In Mushishi | Comments Off on Mushishi – episode 10

“White in the Ink Slab”

The burden of guilt. Fossilised mushi. Adashino.
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Yakitate!! Japan – episode 53

January 30, 2006 on 2:02 pm | In Yakitate!! Japan | 2 Comments

“A letter of challenge from Kirisaki!! The start of a new program, Yakitate!! 9!”

Some of the most inspired comedy Yakitate!! Japan has ever offered.

Spoiler level: arc concept revealed
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Paradise Kiss – episode 12

January 30, 2006 on 11:48 am | In Paradise Kiss | 16 Comments


Thanks to an epilogue, a barely okay series receives a just more than barely okay conclusion.

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Bleach – episode 65

January 28, 2006 on 8:41 pm | In Bleach | 1 Comment

Bleach introduces us to its friend Aesthetic Bankruptcy. It also justifies one year of potential filler.
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Yakitate!! Japan – episode 52

January 26, 2006 on 9:31 pm | In Yakitate!! Japan | Comments Off on Yakitate!! Japan – episode 52

“Pierrot crosses the sands of time!! Japan at the apex of the world!?”

Easily the most insane conclusion to an arc I’ve ever seen. With this, Yakitate!! Japan has forever crossed the barrier of possibility.

End of arc! Spoilers ensue!
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Paradise Kiss – episode 11

January 23, 2006 on 10:24 pm | In Paradise Kiss | Comments Off on Paradise Kiss – episode 11


George is arrogant, but concedes that he is arrogant. The issue that holds Paradise Kiss back is that it has so many damned mixed messages surrounding those that Yukari has her closest relationships with.

Warning: Fashion show results revealed within!
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Yakitate!! Japan

January 23, 2006 on 6:44 pm | In Yakitate!! Japan | 3 Comments

Covers episodes 1-51 for all your fresh baked needs!

There once was a boy with a dream … a dream to make a Japanese national bread. For the first 29 episodes of his journey, this boy starred in an entertaining character comedy drama. For a while his adventures grew progressively sillier, and his comrades undid their character development.
Then, he bounced back into quality! This is the miracle of japan.
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Bleach – episode 64

January 22, 2006 on 9:42 pm | In Bleach | 1 Comment

I remember when Bleach used to be fun. This episode wasn’t super fun, but Kon made me laugh out loud. Three times. That counts for a little.
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Honey and Clover – Chapter L

January 22, 2006 on 4:29 pm | In Honey and Clover | 6 Comments

“I face a legend”

I thought it would be weird to see more Honey & Clover outside of the context of the series, and damn if I wasn’t right. Chapter L is a certifiably insane story of kindness and ham that exists as episode “11.5” of Honey & Clover (judging by its placement on the DVDs).
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