With a pleasantly humorous commentary on human culture, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) surprisingly steps up it’s animation this week while also introducing us to another lovable dragon friend.
The intrigue of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) explodes this week as small-scale malpractice from the premiere gives way to questions of corruption and revolt. And with complex characters as fun to deduce as they are beautiful, this police drama is still on the must-watch track.
Demi-chan wa Kataritai’s (Interviews with Monster Girls) second episode brings to the fore one of the few lingering doubts I had about the premiere last week. While the warm character interactions are still there and hints for future character episodes are sown, a sketchy scenario raises some small alarms.
The juxtaposition Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid presents is a laugh out loud hilarious one that balances on sturdy character-building pillars in its premiere.
Don’t let the long name of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) dissuade you. The political drama has great writing, directing and art design all going for it.
For an animation with so many CG elements regularly moving around the screen, Hand Shakers has a distinct lack of flow to marvel at. When coupled with its offensive treatment of a woman in a discordant attempt at titilation, I wanted to shut off the premiere within the first two minutes.
ēlDLIVE is fairly standard, supernatural action meets middle school fare, but with a compelling enough conceit to to be worth a watch.