Anime Weekly is back after being postponed due to me being busy with Miku Expo and recovering after a bout of flu as a result of me overexerting my energy during Miku Expo. So here’s two weeks’ worth of anime in a single post.
Mahouka 8-9: Further glorification of this season’s overpowered Oniisama
We’ve seen him perform awesome moves with magic. We’ve seen him fight like a ninja. We’ve seen him take down an entire terrorist organization. And now, witness Oniisama’s magnificence as he wows us with his superb powers of exposition and magic science.
Being a fighter was not enough for him. He just had to be Taurus Silver, an Apple CAD genius capable of creating the Loop Cast system on a modified CAD. He is also the first person to crack the secrets of flying with magic, making him the Einstein of modern magic.
But seriously, episodes 8-9 are boring as hell. It’s all about people standing and talking, sitting and talking, and long-winded exposition on more magic science mumbo-jumbo. Yawn. The only exciting part is when a car explodes and hurls itself onto the bus loaded with witches and wizards. Oh and when Erika kicks the musclehead in the balls. Nice.
No Game No Life 7-8: Oh shit, Sora’s dead
The series known for glorifying the lifestyle of hardcore gamers and NEETs has suddenly taken a sharp turn from its usual ecchi humor and parodies to bring you… some serious strategy that will blow your mind and a possible tear-jerking moment for those who ship the incestuous Shiro x Sora relationship. Ouch.
After successfully pwning Gabriel into submission, Shiro and Sora now have their eyes set on Werebeast territory. However, they supposedly have mind-reading powers and they delete memories of the loser. So, how to beat these monsters? But first, it’s time for Shiro’s bath.
Never fear. Blank never loses and will never lose in anytime soon. So, after abusing Stephanie both physically and verbally, our party stumbles upon the secrets of the Werebeast, courtesy of Stephanie’s grandfather who just acted like an idiot but was in fact an awesome strategist. With that knowledge in hand, Shiro and Sora seek out the Werebeast and declare war on them, putting every Imanity on the line. The next day, he becomes Imanity’s Hitler.
But, near the end, we see Sora disappear. Shiro is paralyzed because her brother isn’t there. She weeps as nobody remembers her brother. What happened to Sora?
Black Bullet 7-8: Tina becomes Rentaro’s new partner
We’re back with the series that brings us killer lolis and the Fullmetal Badass that is Rentaro.
Tina Sprout has been defeated by Rentaro, and as a result, Rentaro is now rank 300, making him one of the top officers around. And just like that, everything becomes peaceful. Tina joins Tendo Security Agency, Rentaro gets another loli as a companion, and Enju is alive and well thanks to plot convenience and the fact that this isn’t Game of Thrones.
But as a Gastrea threatens the Varanium monoliths, Seitenshi reaches out to Rentaro, who can apparently become a teacher for the Cursed Lolis without any government approval. Seitenshi orders Rentaro to form an adjuvant (which isn’t a military term; it’s a medicinal term) to fight the Gastrea.
But fuck you Seitenshi (and also Enju), it’s Tina x Rentaro quality time first!
Over the course of one night, Tina and Rentaro instantly bond and she starts calling him “onii-san” and they go out on a date together. Now that’s what I call having charm. And it’s not pedophilia if she’s a half-monster.
Episode 8 also reveals the darker side of society post-apocalypse. Rentaro and Tina pass by a Cursed Loli who poured lead into her eyes just because her mother didn’t like her red eyes. Yeesh, that’s so disturbing. That scene made me cringe. Cursed Lolis are treated like black people during apartheid… And people are calling for the expulsion of Cursed Lolis from the city.