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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 ep13: you make your own sh*tty luck

January 12, 2014 1 comment

This show is so frustrating! Here I have an episode with stuff that I absolutely loved, yet there are elements of this show that just drag it down for me. It’s bad enough when literally one character is making you dislike the show, but it’s even worse when that character is basically the plot for the whole show. On the plus side, I did find out where all the pee jokes about this show came from. You guys on Twitter are really childish, you know that? Read more…

Golden Time ep12: on a first name, first time, first step basis

December 21, 2013 2 comments

WOW! This is the episode I’ve been wanting for so long. The episode I came into this series expecting. It seems like all this silliness with Banri getting sick and later needing a job lead to some good character moments in a show that needs them. 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 ep5: ghosts and prisons

November 4, 2013 2 comments

Well, things are off to a fine start this episode. After the revelation that Banri has known Linda since high school, he rushes to the bridge to see if it can jog any of his memories, but that fails. And when Mitsuo calls him, he starts crying.

*Sheesh!* 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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