Summer 2016 Weekly Reactions 04 (Jul 24-30)

It’s the last week of July, and although it might not be even near the half-way point of summer, it sure feels like it. Don’t forget to get outside will it’s still nice, and bring something along to watch anime with!

As per usual, be sure to click on the episode titles to read the full review and check out all the screenshots!

July 24, 2016

Dragon Ball Super – New episode returns today, July 31! Keep an eye out for the review.

Re:Zero 17 “Disgrace in the Extreme” – Life just can’t seem to get any worse for Subaru, except I hear that episode 18 is extra long to fit in all the suffering required! You can probably tell from my reviews that I am far more sympathetic to the world around him than Subaru himself. Most notably, Rem’s sudden non-existence is rather troubling, as she has grown to be one of the most endearing characters of this series. It’s also a little bit of a tired trope that Subaru probably shouldn’t be too surprised about. Just jump of a cliff again and reset! Something I haven’t really touched on yet is why he is allowed to have this power at all? If it wasn’t a mistake, why is the witch (probably source) giving him the means to make things right – is she secretly the protagonist?
Episode Score: 8.4/10 (Very Good, Despite Subaru)

Re Zero - 17 - Only Ram
Close enough, right?

July 26, 2016

Mob Psycho 100 – 03 “An Invite to a Meeting ~Simply Put, I Just Want to Be Popular” – Oh, there’s just so much to this show, yet it’s still so focused and simple. Mob’s had a bit of a tough life, as we learn through the explanation of his emotional state. Keeping it all bottled up is bad enough for the average person, and normally you’d tell them to let it all out every once in a while. Not so easy for someone that could destroy everyone and everything around them during an episode like that. It doesn’t help that his ‘friends’ were total jerks when he was younger, and the girl of his dreams was the biggest jerk of all. Kids are cruel, though. You can’t blame them entirely. At least Reigen seems like a stand-up fellow, despite his obvious fraudulence. Keep striving to be who you want to be, Mob!
Episode Score: 9.0/10 (Great)

Mob Psycho 100 - 03 - Mob Rage
This will certainly make you popular.

July 29, 2016

91 Days 04 “Losing to Win, and What Comes After” – The road trip is on! And fortunately its kind of skipped along to the better parts. Although it would have been fun to see Avilio learning to drive, it’s even more entertaining watching him impress Nero with his sudden moves. The classic stereotype of Mexican Killer shows up to take out our plucky pair, and he turns out to be an even better villain than Fango. That’s not too hard though. The best parts of this episode were the humanizing moments of the two main characters, and their interactions around the campfire. Do you really want to know the other side of your revenge story?
Episode Score: 7.8/10 (Good)

91 Days - 04 - Pwned
Nero wins the next round though… with a car.


ReLIFE 04 “Fall” – Comedy has been the focus of this show for the opening salvo of episodes. But alas! Drama is the scourge of all high school happenings. The whole series would be a pretty normal high school rom-com if it weren’t for the interesting concept driving it, and it plays in to every aspect. The entire ReLIFE program continues to be kinda creepy, especially with Yoake just watching from the shadows. The day-to-day life is fun and sometimes dramatic, but the background of this situation is going to blow up sooner or later. I feel that, with this episode hitting the drama hard, this show might be capable of some crazy twists and serious emotional battles. The strangest thing though is that I’m actually rooting for everyone.
Episode Score: 8.0/10 (Very Good)

ReLIFE - ED Cast
They’re just all so charming!

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