Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

I take the train to and from class every other day, the train ride is an hour and a half both ways, in order to keep myself entertained while on the train I've been loading up a bunch of anime on my Vita. This week has some pretty big surprises in store! The new season has started and I wanted to give my impressions so far. This one's a super sized post because I tend to watch a whole bunch of shows at the start of the season and then continually whittle them down until just a few remain by the end, surprisingly not so many have been whittled down yet :3 Last week's part three is here, and so here's part two of the Trainime impressions for this season. Oh and here's part one. Part four begins here! OH AND NOW WE HAVE PRETTY TRAINS, THANKS STORMBORN! :3

Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 4

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode had it all, a surreal setting within the mind of Mirai as the hollow shadow continued it's attack, it had her and Akihito getting closer, it explained who the girl attacking Mirai was in a way that was interesting and made sense, beautiful animation as always from KyoAni, and one hell of an emotional gut punch at the end of the episode. Perfect Episode.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 5/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Log Horizon Episode 4

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

I liked this episode, but my biggest complaint was lack of Akatsuki! She had a much lesser role this week, but it was due to the fact that they were showing off why Shiroe and Nyanta are total badasses, so I can give it a break. The strategy was pulled off well and seemed like it was something that fit with the video game setting. Nyanta was given a lot more screen time and he's pretty funny, although I do wonder why Shiroe calls him Chief, was he in Debauchery Tea Party?!

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 4/5 Trains. ————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Strike the Blood Episode 4

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

I was a little disappointed with the way in which they dealt with the cliffhanger from the last episode, but they don't linger on it long, allowing the story to move towards it's conclusion. The show seems to be set up in four part arcs, at least so far, and this one came to a satisfying close. It set up some interesting wrinkles in the relationships of the Fourth Progenitor and his Observer and gave him the power up we all knew was coming.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 4/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Kuroko no Basket Episode 29

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

I was pleased with this episode for about 1/2 of it, it had some solid basketball and added some tension to the episode. But for the other half it was entirely too talky, it felt like they were so interested in ramping up the tension and saying how difficult a road it was going to be for Seirin throughout the Winter cup, that they forgot to show why it was going to be tough. Not terrible, but definitely not one of the series' better episodes.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 3/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Golden Time Episode 4

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

What a twist! (read in M. Night Shamalamadingdong voice) The episode started off kinda weak especially showing how bad Koko's personality could be. It made me wonder why Tada still liked her even after all that, I could really feel why Mitsuo didn't want to be with Kaga-san, but then she softened and the show started to get back into it's groove until it really hit it's stride in the last 5 min. Which were stellar and made the rest of the episode's weak points almost moot.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 4/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Ace of the Diamond Episode 4

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

Finally! We get some real baseball in this episode, which was a much needed change from the other episodes, Eijun may not have been playing and it may have been intercut with other scenes, but we got some real baseball and that alone made this a majorly improved episode. It also introduced new side characters, a rival for Eijun, and the problem that Seidou faces as a team (which was a little too convenient for the plot). It also teased a much bigger game of actual baseball for next week, things are looking up!

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 4/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Samurai Flamenco Episode 3

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This series continues to be one of my top 3 this season, with another amazingly strong outing from Hazama and the gang, it introduces another new character and changes the status quo for our hero. I'm starting to see where the female character they introduced last week is going to be going, and Gotou got a chance to put on the Samurai Flamenco suit! I'm loving the direction this series is taking. Near perfect.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 5/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Yowamushi Pedal Episode 4

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

I'm surprised at how faithful this show is to the manga, it's almost panel for panel translating to animation. I'm hugely ok with this, and the animation/voice work/and music all are exactly how I imagined it while reading the series. It moves slower than a lot other shows in terms of getting the character onto the team and so forth, but from the rumors I've heard it has a large episode order already confirmed so it has time to work with. I'm enjoying it greatly.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 4/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Kill la Kill Episode 4

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

Ryouko is without Senketsu for a majority of this episode, and it feels like filler in between episodes, a lot of the episode is focused on comedy and over the top antics, but none of it really appealed to me. I'm beginning to think this show isn't for me. I love the style and flair it has, but it's just not doing it for me, I'll give it one more chance next week, otherwise I'll probably be cutting this show out.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 2/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

NouCome Episode 3

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

I enjoyed the conclusion to the previous episode's cliffhanger and the way he got her to laugh, it made for a good few chuckles myself, but the second part of the episode felt cliche'd and over reliant on ecchi things. If everything in the show is geared around ecchi it loses some of it's taboo awkwardness, and thus it's humor. There's got to be some random embarrassing humor that doesn't have to do with perverted things in the show to balance it out, but I did find myself laughing through enough of it to continue watching.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 3/5 Trains.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Galilei Donna Episode 3

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

The show really pushes the intrigue hard, and seems to be a good blend of a few different genres, the style is nice and varied. Some issues I've had so far are with the Galileo freak ally they've picked up, sometimes the middle sister can be extremely annoying, and the pirates don't have a clear motive. The main villains however are detailed clearly in this episode and it helps the viewer gain some traction with the show. I do like how the conflicts are not wrapped up neatly by the end of the episode, so I'm excited to see where it goes. Once the show switches from having reactive to proactive protagonists I think it will run even better, but on potential alone, I'm digging this series.

Ani-TAY Trainime New Season Impressions Vol. 4 *UPDATED WITH PRETTY TRAINS*S

This episode gets 4/5 Trains.