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Check-out Station: Golden Time ep21 – FINAL

Well here I am.  I’m quite late, but not as late as i expected.  It’s been a long time coming.  I originally said that I had high hopes for this series, and that I was looking forward to something dramatic and exciting.  But as I got through this series it got more weird, a less of everything else.  Less romance, more screaming.  Less comedy, and more goofiness.  So then let’s see if this final stretch of the show can redeem Golden Time, and make it truly a memorable show. Read more…

Golden Time ep14: don’t forget, this is Japan

January 19, 2014 Leave a comment

I’ve punished Golden Time quite a bit critically, because I’ve failed to accept one thing. This show is average, average at best. And I can’t very well soak up another dozen or so episodes and not face that truth. It seems at this point that it’s very unlikely this show will shoot up in my tier list of anime from 2013. There just isn’t enough pop or emotional connection for this show to genuinely impress on the level that I foolishly expected. That said, it doesn’t mean I can’t accept this show as it is and enjoy it. As this episode shows, while it’s not spectacular, it does have its moments and charm. Read more…

Golden Time ep11: the Misadventures of Robogirl and Maid-Boy

December 15, 2013 1 comment

This show is quickly showing that it doesn’t care much for secrets, whenever someone gets one, it’s immediately sent packing as one way or another it’s discovered by someone else. And any attempts at secrets are just a pathway to trouble. So far the main secret of this show has been Banri’s lingering love for Linda. But then there’s the mystery of the missing photo of the two of them. And then there’s a new problem, money. Read more…

Golden Time ep10: at a less than fevered pitch

December 7, 2013 2 comments

What an utterly boring episode. Usually I have more patience for a show than this, but the combination of Banri’s annoying ghost taking over, even for as little as a few minutes, plus the boring dialogue just killed this episode for me. Read more…

Golden Time ep9: I’ll always be there

November 29, 2013 1 comment

This episode, oh this episode.  I should expect that as the show gets more adult, it gets more complicated.  But do I have to accept clash of past and present as one of the complications?  Is it really so hard to keep the supernatural stuff to a minimum.  It’s bad enough I have to deal with the contest of past and present lovers without dual personalities and possible schizophrenia popping up. Read more…

Golden Time eps 7 & 8: even if you don’t remember… care

November 25, 2013 1 comment

Episode 7

Well this show starts off on quite the buzz-kill.  As last episode’s confession is quickly turned into a “civil” situation as the kid who had his bike stolen by Koko catches up to the new lovers with police officer in tow.  Fortunately enough, she gets off with paper work and a … a call to her parents? Honestly.  The way this show is structured, I have trouble figuring out the differences between this college setting and high school. Read more…

Golden Time ep6: this is all happening so fast!

November 8, 2013 1 comment

The difference between real feelings and forced feelings couldn’t be starker in this episode.  Also, I couldn’t be happier to witness the death of the “friendzone” in this episode.  Take note guys, the “friendzone” isn’t a wall you climb over – it’s something you bust through!  And you do it with the guts of a man!  A real man! Read more…

Golden Time ep4: heart to heart, or knife to heart?

October 27, 2013 1 comment

You can warn and warn people all you want, but you can’t break someone’s reality easily. They have to accept it as a lie, through some sort of hard evidence. And even then, there’s a risk of relapse at the slightly provocation. In this episode, it’s time for Koko to come to grips with a hard fact. Mitsuo doesn’t love her. He doesn’t even like her. And Banri may have to come to grips with something similar. The strangers in his life may know him better than he knows himself. Read more…

Golden Time ep2: beware the drunk bimbos!

October 12, 2013 1 comment

When I first started watching this episode, the question I had in my head was whether Koko was lonely, or willfully alone.  Though to my thankful surprise, that question is completely answered by the end of this episode.  What I’m finding are characters with layers and personalities, and aside from Koko, they’re rather subtle ones, too.  Though in the case of Koko again, I’m left with a new question, is she just selfish or incredibly idealistic? Read more…

Check-in Station: Golden Time ep1 (I want to fall in love – with this show)

October 6, 2013 1 comment

My first impressions during the first few minutes of this show was that it felt really good to see anime characters with problems I could more relate to. Problems like living on your own and finding your way around a city or college for the first time, and just trying to find a comfortable spot to fit in at with other people.  My further impressions of the show are that this could potentially be the show I enjoy watching the most.  Yeah, I’m kind of high on this show right now. Read more…

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