Summer 2013: The end of the rest…

This post is brought you by the Going Home Club, a ridiculous club where they go home and do other things like playing games and other shenanigans. Sadly, this show will be continued in October where they have 2 episodes to go!

Seriously, they should have end Kitakubu earlier. But anyways, time to end the Summer 2013 ’cause it’s time for Fall 2013.

01. Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu

Let’s start this post with the aftermath of Stella C³-bu. Surprisingly, GAINAX pulled all the stops from start to finish, especially when it comes to character development, other than the visuals and the music.

Seriously, they transformed Yura from a genki girl into an arrogant ace-in-the-hole who wants attention. Then she becomes a broken ace, then back to being a genki girl after being slapped by Ren, of all people. At least she didn’t become like Shinji Ikari from the Evangelion TV series.

Nevertheless, it was a great series by GAINAX and they didn’t pull their usual ending like Medaka Box. (Don’t pester them to make another season even though the manga has ended)

02. Love Lab

What can I say, Love Lab was full of pure and unadulterated comedy coming from Dogakobo. Great job on them for reminding me on those days watching Yuruyuri, despite not having girls’ love!

Oh, and as for Riko… Thank you and good luck! I hope your head is ready for the mighty harisen fans!

03. Blood Lad

While I enjoyed the antics of our vampire hero Staz, not to mention the fanservice, the ending for Blood Lad feels so lackluster.

Sure, Staz become stronger thanks to L-Elf Braz. But the buildup against Papa Wolf (voiced by Norio Wakamoto) was interrupted. Why did Brains Base did that, other than premiering this show in 10 episodes?

Still, this ending is screaming “second season”, but I don’t think it will help Brains Base from green-lighting another one, other than the DVD sales.

04. Silver Spoon

Finally, I’ll end this post with Silver Spoon. Like Stella C³-bu, the character development really stands out thanks to Hiromu Arakawa and A-1 Pictures, not to mention having comedy and story-telling.

It might be an edutainment for you, but this is more entertaining and funny too (if you can stomach in on the “slaughter” part of raising livestock)!

So hats off to the staff and cast of Silver Spoon, and I’ll be seeing them in Winter 2013 (January 2014).

Anyways, it is the end of Summer 2013. As for Kitakubu, I’ll say it was slightly boring that Watamote is better than those girls going home (except for Episode 6).

BTW, the posts for Kimi no Iru Machi and Symphogear G will be finished this week after this post.

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