Carole and Tuesday
ep 10. This arc kinda sucks, actually.
Wasn't really feeling Angela's performance this time. Pytor singing about being himself when he seems fake as hell was weird, and the drastic change from his talking voice to his singing voice doesn't help.
I can't tell if someone on this show is purposefully airing out their grievances or this is just plain ol' bad writing, but so many of these characterizations are so irritating. This side-story with Cybelle particularly bugs the hell out of me.
Thematically, they seem to have ditched the whole algorithms vs. man-made art thing and just replaced the AIs with characters who are "quirky." This is feeling less like a show about how art is created and more like someone taking shots at personalities they think are weird. This show's feeling more like a gimmicky idol anime, but with less cute art and more problematic writing. Sarazanmai
ep 10. This was a pretty cruel turn of events. These twists really seemed to come out of nowhere, and I'm not exactly sure what to think of them right now.
The confidence and power in Reo's voice acting helped these scenes a lot. Hitoribocchi
ep 11. Now that Bocchi has more people she can talk to, it occurs to me that the show's mob characters' detailed designs and distinct personalities not only adds more life to the show, but also helps to highlight Bocchi's insecurities. It's tougher to talk to her classmates when they're not all potatoes.
New girl was good. Her arc took one ep, but the writing was subdued enough that it didn't feel rushed. I like that this show consistently has Bocchi showing kindness to the characters she befriends, not treating them like names on a checklist.
But the best part of this show is still Nako being a bully. I mean, Nako looking at Bocchi with warmth and pride is great, but Nako bullying Bocchi is the Best.