Catching up with anime
Many animes are beginning to enter the fianl third of their seasons and, as a result, are starting to take a nod toward their season finish.
91 Days Episode 8
Anime News Network said, "Following a one week break, the show is once again in top form, telling its story of human brutality with meticulous artistic delicacy." Read more.
Alderamin on the Sky Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "Intrigue and the nastiness of the campaign aside, the episode's other most entertaining scene comes from a rare truly light-hearted moment." Read more.
Amanchu! Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "Episode 9 changes things up by giving us a glimpse into Futaba's immediate past‚ -- something that's barely been touched upon until this point." Read more.
Bananya Episode 9
The Fandom Post said, "It’s a fun time in the bathroom at the sink with so many toys and things to play with while also introducing some potentially dangerously deadly sequences as well. You kind of want this to go all grizzly, even just as a dream sequence, because it gets so close to it. There are cute bits with so many of them running around here and so much to explore, but it’s the scene of them all drying themselves off that’s the cutest I think."Read more.
Battery the Animation Episode 8
Anime News Network said, "Overall, the introduction of these high school characters has served as a step up for Battery the Animation." Read more.
Berserk Episode 10
Anime News Network said, "This week, all hell breaks loose, and while I'd normally say and it sure ain't pretty" Read more.
Cheer Boys!! Episode 8
Anime News Network said, "It's been a couple of weeks of mediocrity, but Cheer Boys!! is finally getting its groove back." Read more.
D.Gray-man Hallow Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "So much for promises of eternal love." Read more.
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc Episode 8
Anime News Network said, "Just as this week's Future Arc stumbled, the Despair Arc followed suit with an episode that introduced some worrisome developments." Read more.
DAYS Episode 10
Anime News Network said, "No matter how much onlookers hype the athletes and plays, all I see is back and forth, back and forth." Read more.
Dragon Crisis Episode 8
The Fandom Post said, "Maybe it's just me, but wouldn't you home school a dragon rather than send it to a public school?" Read more.
Handa-kun Episode 9
The Fandom Post said, "The highlights of these episodes for me were the pro-dissection campaign and the presentation of Eraser. Both had laugh out loud moments, but the second part of the episode is definitely the most insane. It reminded me a bit of those old Benny Hill comedies with all the chasing and misunderstanding, but none of the lingerie and sexual humor of course. Some of the jokes overstayed their welcome but your mileage may vary. It wasn’t that big a deal anyway, and as I said it does pay out in the end. I find Handa-kun to be both relatable and insane in equal measures. It’s a bit confusing and it may hit home sometimes but, in the end, you’re still laughing along." Read more.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Episode 23
Anime News Network said, "It's as exciting an action episode as you could expect from this series." Read more.
Love Live! Sunshine!! Episode 10
Anime News Network said, "This week's episode is a good chance for fans to catch a quick breath of air after last week's emotional episode." Read more.
Mob Psycho 100 Episode 8
The Fandom Post said, "The confrontation between Ritsu and Mob takes an unexpected turn, as their meeting doesn’t result in much of a clash and instead paves the way for a new group of antagonists to make an appearance. While I’m a little disappointed that the former didn’t result in something a bit more explosive, the latter managed to more or less make itself work and gives the show a bit more to work with compared to OPM. It’s hard to say exactly where the series is going to go with all this in regards to its themes, but with how consistent it’s been, I’m confident it’ll be a smooth ride straight through to the end." Read more.
Naruto Shippuden Episode 474
Anime News Network said, "It's the end of the fight against Kaguya and Amy McNulty's 100th episode review of Naruto Shippuden! So how did this incredibly long battle wrap up." Read more.
New Game! Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "Whether you're watching for the video game jokes, the character humor, or the fanservice, New Game feels like it's a little more on point than usual this week." Read more.
Orange Episode 10
Anime News Network said, "In the end, this was a perfectly reasonable episode of Orange that nonetheless left me feeling a little underwhelmed." Read more.
Ozmafia Episode 9
The Fandom Post said, "Ozmafia plays up some material for fans of the game to showcase more characters but they do it without making it accessible to anyone who hasn’t played the game. And that’s been the most frustrating aspect of this show because it feels like there’s plenty of fun stuff to connect with here that I want to know about. The animation is what keeps me coming back and some of the humor that sneaks into it along the way but it’s not a show that I would recommend to anyone for any reason." Read more.
Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Episode 23
Anime News Network said, "Re:Zero has had some nasty twists throughout its run, but this one may be the most shocking to date." Read more.
Rewrite Episode 10
Anime News Network said, "Despite the ragged start, it's another pretty solid episode." Read more.
Saki Episode 21
The Fandom Post said, "It's time for the individual competitions, to see who else will get to go to Tokyo." Read more.
Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara Episode 10
The Fandom Post said, "The Autumn Elections are finally over. For all the time invested into them, this may be a slightly underwhelming finale, in part due some surprising structure around the results, but the real takeaway is how it affects the characters going forward, building a fun new three-way rivalry." Read more.
Show by Rock!! Short!! Episode 9
The Fandom Post said, "With a focus on the Trichronica pair and what they’re up to at the moment in the dance studio, it’s a pretty simple piece. There’s not a lot of real character material here or even highlights to really figure out who they are but it works well enough to showcase more of what the acts have to do in order to succeed. I like that they actually treat the box step instruction seriously enough since it is fairly straightforward and the basis of so much, so some kudos there." Read more.
Sweetness and Lightning Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "While I enjoyed episode 9 immensely, there's no denying that it's about as by-the-books as this series gets." Read more.
Taboo Tattoo Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "It's actually kind of a shame to see the script working so hard to pick up the slack this week, because the direction is probably the weakest it has ever been up to this point." Read more.
The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi Episode 9
The Fandom Post said, "Holiday themed episodes are always a little dicey but I tend to enjoy the odd Halloween one when they actually have fun with things like costumes and the like. This one plays it well with some cute chibi versions of the characters for a moment and then Rumi getting her wish and having to struggle with it in a lot of different ways. It’s light and simple but it hits all the right notes for a very enjoyable episode with the group." Read more.
This Art Club Has a Problem! Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "This isn't the most original story the show's ever done or even the episode with the best character interactions, but it's funny in a more nostalgic way." Read more.
Thunderbolt Fantasy Episode 9
Anime News Network said, "Thunderbolt Fantasy is getting into the thick of it as the narrative reaches its climax." Read more.
Twin Star Exorcists Episode 21
Anime News Network said, "Any fears I had that the show would rest on its laurels were put to rest this week, and I couldn't be happier." Read more.
Note: Catching Up With Anime will be on hiatus for the remainder of the month of September. Look for us to return in October.