“Brother” Jun. Cool is as cool does.

Wow. Episode 4 of Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) was the best yet. Just as the quartet comes together musically, the romantic relationships between Kaoru and Ritsuko and Santarou and Yurika seem to be falling apart.

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Ririchiyo REALLY enjoyed the Steins;Gate OVA. Maybe a little too much.

I hadn’t been planning to write again this quickly about Inu X Boku SS (Me and My Dog – Secret Service). Frankly this show moves slowly, regardless, I think it has a nice story at its core. The story, as I said in my first post on InuBoku, is one of two broken people coming together, and that “by coming together they both are offered healing and an escape from the separate hells they find themselves in”. Up to now, however, the show has focussed on Ririchiyo’s problem, and her efforts to overcome it. Yes. I said, “up to now”.

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Episode 7 of Kamisama no Memo-chou (God’s notebook) really surprised me. All previous mysteries have been resolved in one or two episodes, so, this being the third episode, and the initial mystery seemingly resolved, I expected a quick wrap-up. Instead the mystery deepened, and we ended with a cliff-hanger. I love it when a show defies my expectations (in a good way)!

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