If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to see which shows let us down the most. When you watch currently airing anime or tokusatsu, eventually the question will rise which of these shows can rank amongst the medium’s true classics. Regardless of who covered what, this is where we single out the cream of the crop, and decide which shows from the past season deserve to stand the test of time.
Say goodbye to the spring season as we say goodbye to SNAFU and Plastic Memories. It won’t be pretty. But hey, at least the good shows are continuing!
Jel delivers his eulogy for Mikagura School Suite and says sayonara to Ninja Slayer, but sadly not Plastic Memories. Meanwhile just about every other show is going for the Baker’s Dozen on episode count or continuing to next season, so it seems reports of the Summer 2015 Roundup’s demise were premature.
It’s the penultimate Spring 2015 Roundup as our shows prepare for their finales or mid-series climax. Dogakobo’s offerings continue to fizzle out, SNAFU gears up for a possible strong finish, and for better or worse My Love Story, Ninja Slayer, Moe Nagato, and Arslan begin to burrow in for next season.
Let’s hope the various Roundup shows are saving up some time and money for their final episodes as a whole lot of them got beat by the ugly stick. I’d expect that kind of thing from Ninja Slayer but when even Plastic Memories looks bad, something must be up.
My Love Story!! and Plastic Memories deliver the Dos and Don’ts of good romance stories while Mikagura School Suite has apparently fired their stuff and put the main character in charge. CUT! Seriously, who wrote that episode…
Maybe it’s the incoming Summer heat getting to us or I’m still coming down from the high of Sound! Euphonium episode 8, but a lot shows this week felt like they were just going through the motions. Fortunately the Bromance of My Love Story!! and the unique fantasy of Arslan can still hold things down while the other series aren’t at their best.
My frustration with Dogakobo grows as other shows like SNAFU and Arslan quietly do their thing and do it well. Maybe I chose the wrong shows this season? Also, My Love Story MIGHT have a lawsuit on their hands after stealing the Rocky training montage music.
We’re at the midpoint of the season and the Balance of Power in The Roundup might be shifting. Arslan, Ninja Slayer, and SNAFU’s stocks are on the rise while Mikagura School Suite, Plastic Memories, and possibly even our beloved My Love Story!! are on the decline. Also, Nagato is still moe.
Euri crashes The Roundup as he catches up on the second season of Baby’s First Harem Nisekoi. Meanwhile, Mikagura School Suite and Plastic Memories flip flop their comedy and action this week and My Love Story!! is still hands down the best thing in this post.
YEEEART!! Ninja Slayer makes its Roundup debut, My Love Story gets surprisingly explosive, and both Dogakobo shows fail at their attempts to make us sad.
My Love Story!! toys with our pure, innocent hearts, Punch Line makes the shortest appearance in Roundup history, and Mikagura School Suite has us thinking Dogakobo is investing all that Plastic Memories money in the wrong show.
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join our loyal readers and our latest batch of weekly anime coverage. For Spring 2015 we’ll be rounding up Mikagura School Suite, My Love Story!!, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Plastic Memories, The Heroic Legend of Arslan and starting next week, Punch Line. I now pronounce you man/woman/other and waifu, you may read the post.
Hachiman and the gang have to pitch in to help the Athletics Festival. It is largely uneventful .
While the festival winds down, Sagami has gone missing. Yukino has to run interference while Hachiman goes on the hunt. After finding her, is there really any way to protect Yukino’s promise to help her as chairman? Does she even deserve it?
Yukinoshita is taking the pressure hard, but refuses to take her friend’s help. Hachiman starts to try all he can to deflect the animosity towards himself. As the festival starts, tensions are high, and Sagami is cracking under the stress.
The school festival is getting started, and in contrast to most every other episode, almost none of the actual prep is shown. Instead, committee politics is the name of the game this week.
Awkward tension looms as Yukino and Hachiman haven’t talked to each other since he learned the truth of his accident. Yui once again tries to connect with him, but it would appear he only has eyes for Yukino. Why can’t they just get back to focusing on social commentary?
Recap: After swimsuit shenanigans, Hachiman comes up with a plan to help Rumi… by showing her the harshness of reality?
Hachiman is tricked by his sister to go on a group activity with the Service Club and a few of the members of the popular clique. While guiding some elementary schoolers on a trip, they find themselves preoccupied with a loner girl who’s been ousted by her group of friends.