Needs more best girl.
「クリスマス・キャロル」 (Kurisumasu Kyaroru)
I think a great secret of this series’ success is that it never tries too hard.
「片角の鬼」 (Katakaku no oni)
“The One-Horned Ogre”
Bam’s teammates definitely picked the wrong episode to nap.
「イノセント・ブルー」 (Inosento buruu)
I get that this stuff is really hard, and many people never really figure it out. But can’t one of these people just get a kick up the backside already?
「海獣の子供」 (Kaijuu no Kodomo)
“Children of the Sea”
Kaijuu no Kodomo is a lovely piece of work in so many ways, but thematically it’s a diabolical tangle.
「クンの策略」 (Kun no sakuryaku)
There are clearly many ways to go approach this quest, and the aspirants bring their own predispositions with them when they choose to attempt it.
「恋人たちの予感」 (Koibito-tachi no yokan)
“Premonition of a Couple”
The last two episodes have been absolutely stellar even by this series’ high standard, though this one didn’t do my heart any good.
「ご飯と鬼ごっこ」 (Gohan to onigokko)
“Lunch and Tag”
Those are some fugly apples.
「天気の子」 (Tenki no Ko)
“Weathering With You”
Opinions differ, but in Weathering With You, I think that Shinkai is asking us to reflect on our place in nature – not resign from it.
「ポジション分け」 (Pojishon wake)
After a couple of action-driven episodes this was very much a quiet week in Lake Woebegon.