Ral decides to take the kids to the Yajima research lab, where the top tier gunpla battlers train and hone their craft. Are they ready for the next level of competition?
So close to the end of the season, Garo, Log Horizon, and Shirobako set up to continue through Winter. Thankfully this does not include SeHa Girls which does little more than give us this week’s bizarre header image.
After the big fight, Team Try Fighters take a much needed break. When Sekai’s sister ends up in a fashion model themed gunpla tournament, Yuuma helps her build her own gunpla. But when a handsome jerk with an awesome Turn A shows up though, will her new gunpla hold up?
Video games rule this week as SeHa Girls manages a rare decent episode and Log Horizon shows us its actually about mutual respect between people with different opinions. Also, Garo and Shirobako are still good.
The regional championship is finally here. Sekai, Fumina, and Yuuma face off against the seemingly indomitable Team G-Master.
The lineup is thinning out as we approach the final few episodes of the season, but The Roundup is still going strong! Psycho Pass is conspicuously missing (more on that a bit later today), Garo reminds us that Rage of Bahamut isn’t the only rad show by Mappa this season, and Iro gets to yell DEEEEEEEEEEEN for the first time in a good long while.
The matchups for the semifinals have been decided, and Kauruko’s team faces off against Team G-Master, last year’s regional champions. Even with encouragement from Sekai, can Gyanko and her shields hold up?
Marlin finally pulls the plug on Yona, Garo gets into some pantsless shenanigans, and seriously guys the Game Gear was great as long as you had the car adapter. At least Shirobako is still okay?
Team Try Fighter’s next big opponent is Shimon, a junior boxing champ competing with his younger brother’s snap built gunpla. Despite its shoddiness, Shimon proves to have more than enough skill as a fighter to compensate. Can our heroes bring themselves to beat the man fighting for his brother?
Shirobako keeps getting better as it drops some hard reality on us, Garo gets super weird, and Argvollen becomes so predictable that even I can guess the plot without watching a single episode,
Once again, the Capital Army decides to send some more of their apparently expendable soldiers at the space pirates. This time, Mask forms an all-Kuntala squadron in an attempt to rescue Bellri and avenge Dellensen, despite how apparent it is that the Army is only using Bellri as a justifier for their military actions. Meanwhile, Bellri’s mom attempts to escape from Capital Army surveillance and find her son.
In the next round of the qualifiers, Team Try Fighters is up against Team SRSC, a famed trio who have made it to the nationals in the past. With their team of custom Ez-8s and tactical superiority, they’re a dangerous team. Meanwhile, Fumina reveals the true abilities of the Winning Gundam…
Shirobako cements its place as The Roundup’s sleeper hit as Marlin gives it a second chance. Unfortunately most of the the other shows continue to flounder as Yona fights pacing issues, Argevollen stays irrelevant, and I am one blue hedgehog away from dropping SeHa Girls.
After our heroes have been training and building, it’s time to take their gunpla to the championship qualifiers! For the first time, Sekai gets a chance to show his stuff in front of the larger gunpla community. Just how will these pros react to Sekai’s unorthodox methods?
Shinichi continues to search for distinctions between himself and the unfeeling Parasytes. By trying to intervene on behalf of his friend versus some bullies, he finds cause for his humanity, as well as interest from a new girl named Kana, who may be able to sense Parasytes. Away from home, tragedy strikes his family, and Shinichi must confront the worst case scenario.
Most of the Glorio crew returns this week but unfortunately it’s to a mediocre batch of episodes. Marlin and I struggle to stick with SeHa Girls among other shows, but at least Aqua and Gee have Shirobako’s interesting topic of 2D vs. 3D animation to save this week from being a total wash.
The pirates have successfully made it into space. However, the Capital Army is hot on their heels, sending Dellensen again, this time in his own Elf Bull. Bellri, determined to pay his debt to Aida, takes off again against the Elf Bull, unaware that his teacher is the one in the pilot’s seat.
Unfortunately, Fumina decides she needs to replace her GM Powered Cardigan, and decides to make a trip to G-Muse, a Gundam museum/park/gunpla store. Needing to understand gunpla and Gundam itself in more depth, Sekai comes along as well to witness the wonderful world of gunpla.
Shinichi and Migi square off against Mr. A in a fight for survival. With Reiko Tamura successfully getting pregnant despite being a horrifying flesh-eating monster, Shinichi is forced to confront his own changing humanity. And in the end, what it all says about human nature.
An abbreviated Roundup this week as some of the Glorio Crew is on the run. Iro narrowly avoids disappointment with Log Horizon, Gee hangs out with Shirobako, Aqua is appalled again by Psycho-Pass, and I’m mildly amused by SeHa Girls return to watchability.