Silver Fallen Will

I finally got around to finishing Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen last night, and for a full-season robot show, it was a pretty enjoyable ride. It didn’t really innovate anywhere special, going for a run-of-the-mill war story, but like Full Metal Panic, they had to throw in some gimmicky hardware to spice things up. But unlike FMP, it actually stayed close-to-the-chest and finished out decent enough, with a few issues.

Narrow Vision

[Vivid-Asenshi] Akame ga Kill - 05 [E41D1D47].mkv_snapshot_08.38_[2014.08.09_15.00.53]

I thought about waiting another week to do sort of the halfway point, but I somehow imagine everything we’re seeing now from this season will be the same next week. With such a strong opening week or two, this season has kind of been a let down, predictably falling off after the second episode into a mushy paste. I suppose the summer can be one of the worst seasons for anime, like anything else summer, when it is too hot to want to bother. It also doesn’t help that I’ve been playing Firefall or entertaining the wife, so I suppose I am not paying attention as much.

Anyway, let’s try to slog our way through, ranked in order.

Knight Rider

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.54_[2014.07.26_17.55.28]

So we’re a quarter of the way in to the summer season, and I have to say, the strong start has pretty much fizzled out into the lukewarm pace I got from last season. Fall cannot get here soon enough and save us from our misery with thy glorious Log Horizon.

But I’ve found enough fun in at least watching some of this season’s wreckage, and that is mainly Akame ga KILL!, Aldnoah.Zero, Jinsei, Rail Wars, Rokujouma no Shinryakusha, Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen, and Tokyo ESP. The rest are continuing to float on the bottom until I get tired of bothering, or jettison it for something else. If you got a suggestion, let’s hear it.

Electric Power

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Well the new season is upon us, and the pickings this week are a little thin since most of the meat starts next week and the week after for me, but tonight I have previews of three new shows, Rail Wars, Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen, and Glasslip. If you’re keeping track at home, that’s TRAINS, HOT BLOOD AND GUTS, and something about fireworks.. I dunno.

Get on with it!