Had I only written something good about Tsukigakirei and this anime immediately decided to remind me that shit happens. Seems that they hired some guys who hadn’t seen anime at all and, surely, hadn’t made any shows in their lives. Animation in this episode is horrible. Its quality varies from frame to frame, at the same time being stable awful. That’s especially upsetting because in terms of plot the episode is very cute (he’s waiting Mizuno after school, they’re spending time together at the festival, etc.) Probably, this is kind of a trend in the genre of romantic anime, Orange recently also demonstrated that they knew how to make something that might be called “animation” only if you close your eyes and (ideally) turn the display off, in the episode 9 if I’m not mistaken.

Tsukigakirei is a very pleasant surprise this season is presenting us with. It’s stupid, it’s simple, it’s about relationships not even between high-school but middle-school students – and still it conjures up emotions. I’m swearing, I’m cursing two main characters because they are so spineless and hesitant – but continue on watching despite all that.

I’d like to say many good words about “Uchouten Kazoku” and “Sakura Quest” but do I really need to do that? I’m sure that a lot of people expected them to be good and P.A. Works just aren’t making any mistakes in these anime (haven’t made so far, at least).

“Kado” actually is a weird anime. It’s first “what a twist!” happened in the end of 8th episode (that’s why I decided to write a few words, to be honest) and probably we should’ve understood that Yaha Kui Zashunina isn’t a Good Samaritan. That he might be a wicked person whose goals are far from being innocent and educational. But this was so funny!

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Shindo-san doesn’t look like the smartest guy in the world but the authors are regularly trying to remind us that he is. That he is the Best Negotiator and we can leave him in charge of all Important Decisions. Sorry, I just really feel an urge to use capital letters when think about Kado. I was talking about Shindo… yeah, after he has spent more than a month with an alien, it seems that he still hasn’t asked and hasn’t even thought about such things as “Why is this anisotropic person doing all this? What are his goals? What will we have to give him? – because nothing is free, humans know it as noone else.”  The scene with Tsukai-san’s family was nice, though.

I feel sorry that I write mostly negative things about Kado – the anime isn’t bad, actually. But unfortunately I still can’t find anything that would allow this show to stand out, to become an anime our kids will be learning in their anime classes at school. At least, to become a show whose characters’ names I can recall some time after.

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