After his father’s death, Masaru Saiga inherits 18 billion yen, making him the target of dark forces using powerful combat puppets. While on the run, he meets Narumi Kato, a kung fu practitioner with a strange illness and Shirogane, a servant who’s sworn to serve Masaru’s family. Shirogane wields the powerful puppet, Arlequin, against those that would attempt to harm Masaru.
Say goodbye to all the high school related titles as School Live, Prison School, and Classroom Crisis come to a conclusion, as well as a “see you later” to Miss Monochrome as we’ll see her next season.
Polar opposite reactions this week as we rave about School Live’s stellar penultimate episode and I finally let out my bottled up rage I’ve been carrying from 12 episodes of Classroom Crisis. Sadly, it’s not even the last episode.
I must be in a bad mood today because nearly every Early Edition show delivers this week and yet I still find reasons to complain. School Live pays the price for all the fun it had last week, Ushio and Tora asks us to peep game, Miss Monochrome goes virus hunting, Prison School adapts the funniest chapter of the manga, and Classroom Crisis actually has people making out. Should be good times, right?
Bad news: Summer is over. Worse news: Summer season is not yet over. As you might have been able to tell from the dearth of content, the current anime load-out hasn’t really managed to swipe us off our feet. A more satisfactory review awaits you in a few weeks, but now that we’re halfway through the season already, the members of our merry crew have had more than enough time to pick their favourite anime song of the season. That is, if they even watched anything at all this season.
A bit of a slow week for School Live and Classroom Crisis, but Ushio and Tora has a fight on an airplane and Miss Monochrome has a bizarre, vaguely inappropriate relationship with an anthropomorphized battery. ANIME!
A strong week for the Early Edition as School Live reveals the fate of our favorite teacher, Miss Monochrome exposes the seedy underbelly of the idol industry, and Classroom Crisis continues its slow crawl to respectability. Also, Prison School has boner jokes? OK, I went one bullet point too far.
The smell of animated beef patties, the hum of cicadas and the breeze from the giant monster battle occurring off-screen. That’s right, it’s the half time show! The Glorio Rabble have put their heads together to let you know what’s worth your valuable time, in a world where first episodes are high budget and mid-season turns filler if left out in…
Can you believe the season is already half over? Fortunately our Roundup shows are still going strong with School Live! leading the pack in the Early edition. Even Classroom Crisis is starting to win me over somehow, with a solid enough mid point episode to keep it off the chopping block.
It’s summer fun time in the Early Edition of the Roundup! Classroom Crisis is already resorting to the beach episode (pun intended) and School Live! spends a fun afternoon at the mall. No violence!
Things are looking grim for the Early Edition as Chaos Dragon becomes our first casualty of the season and many of the other shows aren’t quite up to par. Ironically we have School Live confirming it is, in fact, the darkest timeline and Prison School turning out to be quite funny. Who’d have guessed that?
50% of the Roundup Early Edition shows now have “School” in the title as we add the deliciously dark School Live! and the eccentric Prison School. OK fine one of them is actually “classroom” but close enough. Meanwhile, Chaos Dragon, Ushio and Tora, and Classroom Crisis trip up a bit but hey, Miss Monochrome is still great!
With several members of the Glorio Crew out and about this summer, we’re going to try something a little different: we’re now going to have an Early and Late edition of the Roundup! Starting today we’ll be rounding up Chaos Dragon, Ushio and Tora, Miss Monochrome, and Classroom Crisis to be joined next week by School Live! and Prison School. Then on Friday join us for the Late edition to see what other shows we’ll be covering.
Ushio’s father often speaks of a ‘Beast Spear’, a powerful weapon which was once used to seal away a great demon. Ushio had always thought this story was nonsense, until he stumbled upon it in his basement, along with the demon it was sealing.
Part 1 of our guide is headlined by the hopefully glorious train wreck that is Chaos Dragon and shamefully hides Shimoseka, the front runner for Worst Show of the Season. Somewhere in the middle we have the return of Aquarion and Symphogear, the hot blooded action of Gangsta and Ushio & Tora, and some unknown romantic comedy potential with Classroom Crisis. With that kind of lineup maybe “glorious train wreck” is the best any of these shows can hope for, but surely we will find the surprise hits like we always do. Take a look, judge for yourself, and let us know what you’ll be watching.