Say I Love You
|I really don't like Mega-tan.|
I find myself really hating Mega-tan, but I guess that makes her a good villain. She's totally taking advantage of Yamato's kindness to get closer to him, and muscle out Mei. Moreover, Yamato is completely oblivious to the fact his actions will hurt Mei. He's a nice guy, but pretty dense sometimes. If he screws this up, he totally deserves to lose Mei. I haven't any sympathy for him given the way he's behaving right now. Gah, so angry!
My Little Monster
This week's episode was good for a few chuckles. Haru is finally learning that his odd behavior can be a bit off-putting to girls, as he tries to find a new way to win over Shizuku. For me it was mostly random gags that made the episode work, like showing how Haru has been bugging Shizuku, some of his conversation with Oshima, Haru trying to help his class get a good spot for the school festival, and Haru daydreaming about Shizuku at the end of the show after she said she was going home. (As you can see, it was a very Haru-centric episode!) Shizuku sorting out her feels is also interesting, and I wonder if she gets her driven personality from her mom, who has not yet appeared in the show since she's always working. Maybe we'll find out in time.
|Haru's view of Shizuku does not necessarily coincide with reality.|
|If you want to make Victorique happy, bring her sweets.|
Each case is condensed into two or three episodes, with interesting twists along the way. All the while we see the show's main characters, Kazuya and Victorique, slowly falling for each other. It's kind of bitter sweet though because Gosick takes place in the 1920s, and we know there's still a second world war to be fought that will tear the two apart since Kazuya is Japanese and Victorique is European. Even the show hints at this. So for now I watch them solve mysteries and enjoy their time together while they can because we all know it won't last, even if they always care about each other until the end.
Blast of Tempest
|I like the way Blast of Tempest goes|
about using magic.
The way the show goes about using magic is kind of neat. There aren't any fireballs or lightning bolts flying around everywhere. Instead magic is used for healing, protection, and defense, but can be construed for offensive purposes. So, mages will do stuff like build force fields around themselves and their weapons, and use magic to move faster. This causes them to become extremely deadly as their strikes now have tremendous impact.
Where I'm at now, the show's protagonists have just escaped their first encounter with a real mage, and are off to their next destination. I'm enjoying the action so far, but wouldn't mind a little more explanation about the enemies besides them being a bunch of crazed fanatics.
Anyway, that's all I have to discuss for the anime I've watched in the past week. What have you been watching?