Episode two of Sailor Moon Crystal debuted to an excited and worried crowd on Saturday. On the one hand, longtime Sailor Moon fans are still extremely optimistic about this new series and its faithfulness to the manga. On the other hand though, the new character designs and the new series’ animation style has yet to win over a portion of the viewer base. Episode two was Sailor Moon Crystal’s chance to prove itself again to both sets of fans. And did it?
It’s back guys and gals, the second season of your favorite swimming anime: Free! – Eternal Summer. I won’t go into detail regarding season one of Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, but if you need a recap, check out my series of reviews from last summer. Instead, let’s just dive right in!
I even promise I won’t make any more stupid swimming jokes.
It’s the second to last episode and things are starting to heat up between our newest swimmer and the club’s friend-turned-rival. Rei is demanding answers, but it isn’t clear if he’ll get any out of Rin. What will be the result of this clash of wills?
Diabolik Lovers is a reverse-harem series that began its life as a PSP otome game (if you’re unfamiliar with the term, think of it like a dating sim for girls). At first glance, it looked like a winner to me: nice character designs. Vampires. Romance. Call me a cliche, but I’m a girl who loves me a good romantic vampire tale. What can I say? It’s a weakness.
I’d also heard a lot of good things about the game this series is based on, so my expectations going into episode one of the anime series were high. Can I say Diabolik Lovers lived up to the hype though?
The Iwatobi team took a heavy blow to their pride in last week’s episode of Free!. But the regional tournament isn’t over yet! We still have three events to go and a lot of swimming to do. Let’s go!
This is it- the regional tournament everyone has been waiting for. This week’s episode holds the promise of at least one intense swim match for the Iwatobi team. How will the cast do under pressure? Will Rin get the rematch he’s been itching for? Let’s see for ourselves.
There’s definitely one thing on everyone’s minds this week: our mysterious glasses character, Rei Ryugazaki. He’s in the opening and ending credits, he’s been featured in the promotional videos- but he said in no uncertain terms last week that he was not interested in swimming! What sort of crazy talk is that?