Uh well… what just happened here?
「守護の想い」 (Shugo no Omoi)
“The Guardian’s Feelings”
Oh, Hiiro no Kakera, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. This show spoils me too much, really.
「大地の鳴動」 (Daichi no Meidou)
“Rumbling of the Earth”
“Getting bigger” jokes aside, hooray for heroes that possess viable brain cells!
「普通の家族」 (Futsuu no Kazoku)
First world problems, Hanako. First world problems.
「典薬寮の思惑」 (Tenyaku Ryou no Omowaku)
“The Prediction of the Bureau of Medicine”
An angst buffet this week, although the source is definitely not who I expected it to be. The impact on the cast is greater however, since it’s always odd to see the most enthusiastic one of the bunch take on the role of Debbie Downer.
「暴きの輪」 (Abaki no Wa)
“Ring of Exposure”
It’s past the halfway point, and with all the different plot threads hanging about, the second half looks to be as robust and fast-paced as the preceding episodes were.
「機械人形」 (Kitai Ningyo)
If there’s a single word I would use to describe Shining Hearts, it would be “pretty”. Mind bogglingly, awe-inducingly pretty. It’s like Production I.G. felt like they had something to prove – there’s almost no doubt that Shining Hearts is one of the most visually-pleasing shows this season has to offer.