Fall 2016 Weekly Reactions Nov 20-26

Getting back on track, we’re more than half-way through the fall anime season. Happy Thanksgiving to the American audience! Clearly Dragon Ball Super loves its food. (Update Nov 24: Hibike! Euphonium S2 08)

Brace yourselves for awkward family get-togethers and political conversation nightmares. Or you can just talk about anime and confuse the hell out of most of your family!

Dragon Ball Super

This Week’s Episode: 67
“With New Hope!! In Our Hearts Farewell, Trunks”

Summary: Sometimes you just need a literal deus-ex machina to bail you out of a situation. Zamasu is gone for good, but so is the necessity for super saiyans too I think.

An interesting end to an arc for sure. One last gasp from the bad guy plus a crazy resolution. Will it go down as a memorable end to a pretty significant arc? Probably not – unless it sets a new precedent for the heroes being unable to handle the situation. I look forward to more Zeno-sama, but where is there to go from there, and how is everything until fighting Zeno-sama not unnecessary? There has been some word on the next arc, and it sounds interesting. Keep that hope up.
7.9/10 (Good)

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The saiyan goodbye.

Hibike! Euphonium S2

This Week’s Episode: 08
“Rhapsody in Flu”
Summary: Sibling love is tough, especially when the younger one gets to do everything the older never could. Mamiko learns this isn’t her sister’s fault though, and reconnects in an impressively tsun way.

The direction and story for this part of the season is going very well, weaving in parallels between characters that Kumiko is dealing with. Real hero of this episode though is Shuichi, with that amazingly well-timed bit of info telling Mamiko about why Kumiko is doing music at all. A lot of resolution there on the sister-front, but less-so on the Asuka plot. Also, little Kumiko is unbearably cute and high-spirited.
9.2/10 (So Emotional)

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Her ‘love music’ hoodie is just too inspiring.

Occultic;Nine

This Week’s Episode: 08
“Happiness is a Warm Gun”
Summary: Our main cast is probably not dead, but not exactly alive either. Eternal life comes at a high price, and is also a good way for an evil organization to trick the rich in to giving up money and power.

Back on a down-swing this week. There were some interesting revelations stuck in-between the mountains of seemingly useless dialogue. As long as Asuna keeps up an interesting role and the bad guys don’t get any more hilariously overblown I think this might end up as a pretty decent series.
7.1/10 (Fine)

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Pretty sure we’re not dea- uh oh.

Extras

(Keep checking back here for extra thoughts on shows not being covered by full reviews.)

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