Yes, we did already do our season Wrap Up and yes, new shows are airing, but there are still a few shows left to round up. Fortunately all four remaining series end on a high note, delivering pretty much everything we could have realistically expected for final episodes.
We say good bye to BBK/BRNK, Durarara, and the shorts, but Snow White, Osomatsu, Rakugo, and Dagashi Kashi will stubbornly hold on for one more episode. Come guys, we got a new season to prepare for, wrap it up already!
I fixed my computer just in time to say goodbye to Konosuba and watch Karamatsu get his junk ripped off. What a season of anime this has been.
Our Roundup shows intensify as the end of the season approaches. Join us for the emotional drama and psychological pain that is Ojisan and Marshmallow and Sekko Boys… and probably Rakugo. Also my computer broke last night and I couldn’t do screencaps so enjoy pictures of robots punching robots courtesy of Iro.
A bit of a hit and miss week with some shows doing better than others, but the good shows were pretty great. Sure we have our subtle, measured use of drama with shows like Snow White and Rakugo, but I’ll take the hilarious vomiting blood reactions of Osomatsu and the marble statue blackmail sex of Sekko Boys any day.
BBK/BRK smashes its way into a guest appearance on The Roundup as the world needs to know about the insane episode 8. And here I thought I was going to lead off this week with more Osomatsu and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure jokes…
After saying goodbye to Mr. Osomatsu last week, we say hello to Mr. Shounosuke Hijirikawa. Dagashi Kashi comes back from a week off with a solid episode, and all the Roundup shows are looking good as we pass the halfway point of the season.
Dagashi Kashi has the week off and most of the other shows put up solid performances, but none of that matters as Osomatsu destroys all competition – in so many different ways!
In a SHOCKING TWIST, two of our regular Roundup shows don’t survive to volume 4. Can you guess WHO MISSED THE CUT??? Fortunately the rest of the lineup holds things down with a good mix of comedy and… well, mostly comedy.
All of our new Roundup shows have survived the 3 episode test, but will they survive after 4? Rakugo, Dagashi Kashi, and the shorts are holding steady while KONOSUBA, Nurse Witch Komugi R, and Rainbow Days continue to flirt with the chopping block. But hey, we can always count on Osomatsu to be amazing.
Our comedy-heavy Roundup gets a little heavier with the addition of KONOSUBA and a LOT heavier with Sekko Boys. PLEASE LAUGH AT MY BAD JOKES.
The Winter 2016 Roundup starts off with a bang as we bring in a new block of shows as well as a few returning contenders. Dagashi Kashi, Ojisan and Marshmallow, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Nurse Witch Komugi R, and Rainbow Days all make their Roundup debut while Snow White with the Red Hair and Durarara return after a season off. Oh, and of course Mr. Osomatsu is still with us, thank the anime gods!
Last year I was blessed with some great romance shows that made up for just how few had been released, but this year I have to strain to string together more than two or three shows together where romance was the most appealing factor. Still, there were a few really good things to talk about. Snow White remained captivating and adorable all the way to the break, and Yamada-kun’s heartfelt romance almost made up for it’s runaway train of a final stretch. With all that, I’ll try to stick to my niche as much as I can before going off the deep end once the Ero-Kawaii-tier Awards start flying around.
Love is over as we bid farewell to Snow White and My Love Story!, or at least until next week’s episode of Working!!! We sure did have a lot of romance in this edition of The Roundup over the past few weeks, we may need to resuscitate Marlin.
Kind of ironic that in the week that My Love Story! takes an episode off the rest of the Roundup delivers in the romance department. Both Working!!! and Snow White have us squeeing like fan girls as actual progress is made in key relationships. How revolutionary. Oh and Gatchaman Crowds Insight? Still awesome.
Don’t believe Takeo’s shirt: My Love Story!! did not do a good job this week, nor did Working!!! which barely redeems itself in its last few minutes, or Durarara!! which didn’t even bother airing an episode. Fortunately Gatchaman Crowds Insight ups the intensity and Snow White finally makes a move.
Gatchaman Crowds Insight makes its triumphant return after last week’s hiatus, Working!!! is still pretty great this season, and not much else. At least My Love Story! has given me and Marlin reason to keep the S.S. Team Saijou afloat… for now.
An abbreviated Late Edition this week as Gatchaman Crowds Insight takes an episode off. That makes me very sad. Meanwhile, Durarara reminds us to hate Izaya, Working tries to do a little too much for one episode, Snow White has too many flashbacks, and My Love Story might be sinking my favorite ship. At least Insight will be back next week?
Another day at the office for the Late Edition as Durarara!! keeps busy, Working!!! continues its streak of loose end tying, and Insight gives me the opportunity to get off as many “Deez Nuts” jokes as possible.
Gangsta returns to the Roundup with mixed results, Working!!! continues to make stunning amounts of plot progress, and My Love Story! devotes an episode to the rarest of anime rarities: parents that aren’t horrible people, living abroad, or dead.