Episode 33 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

In an episode of Legend of the Galactic Heroes that opens with the entire Geiersberg Fortress having warped its way in front of the folks at Iserlohn, it’s perhaps only a little surprising that the real spectacle is in seeing Yang work his way out of dealing with that pesky government inquiry. The fact that … Read more

Episode 7 – Ya Boy Kongming!

A key component of Hey Boy Kongming! we’ve just had to get used to at this point is the proppensity for the titular tactician to not fully let his lieges in on what his plans entail. The same reasoning he had for this with Eiko previously persists in this episode, and we find now applies … Read more

Episode 31 – Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3

After last week’s heightened intrigue and bursts of action, it’s fair that things settle back to business-as-usual for Bookworm in this episode. It’s a homecoming for Main in more ways than she might initially expect, and of course yet another opportunity to take stock of her various side-hustles. What we get is a mostly informational … Read more

Episode 6 – Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

As this series makes clear from the start, the biggest issue facing the Holfort Kingdom is its ultra-misandry. However, this episode chooses to focus on another of the kingdom’s systemic ills: its class system. While we’ve seen what it’s like to be a noble at the bottom of the totem pole through Leon, Livia, as … Read more

Episode 5 – Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task

Well, well, well, if it isn’t the consequences of Hiyori’s actions. After hurting her foot at the end of last week’s episode of Heroines Run the Show, the other shoe quickly drops, along with the rest of her body. Her athletic aspirations hit a big stumbling block at the same time that her trial period … Read more

Episode 32 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

Legend of the Galactic Heroes isn’t exactly known for not being a wordy series. Still, it might come across as more self-aware than usual when, early on in this episode, Yang spends several minutes on end discussing the implications of the differences in the current political situations of the Alliance immediately and the Empire, only … Read more

Episode 5 – Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story-

Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but does it make the golf balls fly yonder? Birdie Wing seeks to answer that question in its fifth chapter, which sees our star-crossed golfers visibly and verbally aching with the pangs of longing. It’s a tamer episode than last week’s—almost by necessity—but what it lacks in links-related … Read more

Episode 31 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

As anyone who follows Legend of the Galactic Heroes knows, Reinhard von Lohengramm and Siegfried Kircheis were really, really good friends. We know it, and everyone in the show knows it, since an understanding of it upon Kircheis’s untimely demise was the major catalyst for the final power upheaval in Reinhard’s favor at the end … Read more

Episode 5 – Ya Boy Kongming!

So the trust issues between Kongming and Eiko seem to have been mostly resolved by their commitment to each other in last week’s episode. This one opens with Eiko noting that she understands Kongming’s regular excursions must be in service of working for her sake, in this particular case, to find that rapper he insists … Read more