The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back
Jinkou is finally getting a real game! After their endless practices and what seems like Gion just sitting on the sidelines forever, they get a real game with their coach calling out the club advisor for being useless. The game begins and the opponents are being vicious and messing with the players. Poor Iwashimizu is the bearer of the burnt of their attacks after he is recognized by the other team’s members. One by one, they launch petty attacks against him, but he stays strong until he kicks and the ball goes out of bounds. At this point he actually breaks. Iwashimizu loses it and snaps at the whole team forcing the coach to pull him out of the game and swap in another player! It seems as if the fire has finally been lit under the butts of Jinkou’s rugby team, but I wonder how it will all actually play out. ALL OUT has been great as a sports anime for not being a generic one. I am certainly glued to my screen for what happens next.
Coming up to the end of this ten-episode season, things are more intense than ever in Haikyuu!!. Karasuno is in a pinch, with Shiratorizawa having just scored a match point. With everything hanging in the balance, every single moment is packed full of tension - one wrong move and this is the end of the line for Karasuno. That’s when Tsukishima suddenly returns, back from the infirmary. He’s been such a key player this season, seeing him jog towards the court with that determined look on his face was like a ray of hope. I may or may not have screamed with joy. Either way, with Tsukki back in the game and just two episodes left, I can’t wait to see how the climax of this season of Haikyuu!! plays out.
Watamote really excels compared to Hatsukoi Monster when it comes to making fun of shoujo tropes. In episode 8, Nanashima is so obsessed with Serinuma that he even sees Serinuma in his delusions, resulting in his basic assaulting of Serinuma. This is such a cliche when it comes to shoujo anime and manga. Someone is always forcing themselves onto the main character! It even happens in Hatsukoi Monster.
However, what’s weird in Watashi ga Motete Dousunda is that fact that this moment gets really serious in comparison to other scenes in the anime that mock shoujo tropes. Like, my gosh, I understand the severity of having someone forced upon you, but why include the trope if it gets too serious to mock? Although, they did try to relieve it with a weird power rangers like scene.
More than three deaths...
This bloody anime is coming to an end, and this ninth episode had Calamity Mary's final destination, Sister Nana's suicide (after Winter Prison's death) and the unexpected death of Top Speed. And although every fan of the series sure remains in shock with each death so far, watching this happy witch stabbed in the back was a hard blow, especially when we confirmed the theory that many had: she needed to live "only six months more" to see her child born.
If someone still believed this was a "cute" anime, certainly last week’s episode made it clear that anything could happen. Even killing a pregnant teenager... off guard and stabbed in the back. As if that were not enough, the rules of the game have changed again. How will this macabre game end?
Well, what did you think? Do you mind the spoilers? Do you agree or disagree? Which is your favorite and what has stood out for you this week in anime? Let us know in the comments below!