Off the Rails

I pretty much ran out of steam (HA!) towards the end of the season. Haven’t really finished most of what I started, and with the new season here, it further unmotivates me to really bother. So this will be a quick-and-dirty rundown of the other shows I watched and their review scores. Don’t expect anything fancy. Like the soda in the glass most people use for drinking alcoholic-based beverages in. I was at a wedding. Someone had to drive. Except I still don’t drink. Someone has to blog sober.

False Flag

Yeah, it’s been awhile since I posted. This season hasn’t done much for me, but really it’s been the summer days, the hot don’t-want-to-go-outside days, combined with work, Firefall, and being generally lazy. Add the start of the new Doctor Who season and it’s a recipe for disaster. But we’ll try to forge ahead here in the closing weeks.

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.