7 Days of Anime July 18-24

7 Days of Anime (7DA) is a column by the mangatron where he grades the episode of the week for the series’ that he follows. Grades are done with 3 things in mind: 1) How well the episode fits into the current pacing [of the main story], 2) How well it maintained a viewers interest, and 3) overall enjoyment level (Animation quality, sounds of music and voice, and use of story elements).

A = Time well spent
B = If it’s your cup of tea, drink it
C= Only the fans will enjoy it regardless
+ = And then some
– = Something is missing…

Asobi ni Ikuyo episode 02

Pretty much a continuation of last weeks episode, but it concludes that part of the story at the end of this ep..

Grade: B-
Pros: Hmm… action? With gun slinging girls? XD
Cons: Showed quite a lot, with its share of answers answered and questions with no answers. Like how does Aoi-chan get out of that armor :p

Strike Witches episode 03

3 little witches went to the boot camp. 3 Little witches fought a Neuroi. Then the 3 little witches slept together… on the same bed XD

Grade: C
Pros: Perrine-chan crotch.
Cons: About as normal as a Strike Witches episode can get, so nothing negative here.

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi Episode 04

Continuing backstory’s of Otogi Bank members, this one focuses on Otsuu-chan (the maid).

Grade: B-
Pros: I made note on the Animesuki forums about how I felt the 2 recent eps were more touching to me than all of Angel Beats minus the last 5 minutes.
Cons: Not much in the way of Ryouko x Ryoushi if that’s what floats your boat.

Amagami SS episode 04

Final Fight of the Haruka arc. That was quick.

Grade: B-
Pros: Haruka’s “Wow!”
Cons: In the aftermath of their romance, they didn’t seem to age well >____>

Shukufuku no Campanella Episode 04

More adventuring from Agnes and her good friends. Whoever said this series isn’t ecchi needs to see this.

Grade: B-
Pros: Agnes undressing. Naked Agnes. Agnes taking a bath. Agnes Agnes AGNES
Cons: Carina gets shafted for the most part of the ep. But it is an Agnes ep, so….

Highschool of the Tot Episode 03

More manga adventures of school related personel surviving. It’s…. Highschool, you know.

Grade: C
Pros: Maybe if I don’t find anything good to say, does that count as a good thing?
Cons: It’s an animated manga so far. Wait, that doesn’t seem bad…

Seitokai Yakuindomo Episode 04

Shino and Aria return to school and the regular hilarity insues.

Grade: A
Pros: Bondage Teddy bear. ENOUGH SAID.
Cons: This episode can do no wrong…

Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ Episode 03

Continuing the showdown between Kazehana and the Disciplinary Squad.

Grade: B
Pros: Benitsubasa kicking butt.
Cons: Not much Yukari-chan T___T

Winner of the week: Seitokai Yakuindomo and it’s Bondage Teddy

 Ceiling Teddy Bear (Bondage Ed.) is watching you… never mind.

Seriously, the entire episode should win the award, but Bondage Teddy stood out as the most hilarious surprise that not even I could have foreseen. The entire execution from the in-box camera to the one by one revealing of the bear, his hanging, and right down to the closing of the moment with Tsuda’s “Ha Haaaaaa…” Pure brilliance.

Due to my wireless carrier being a dick, I’ll be keeping the 7 Days of Anime with short descriptions. Once I break even back to normal weekly updates and should my wireless carrier continue to provide good service, then I’ll be providing much more than 1-liner episode descriptions and probably a better description for why I graded said episode its grade.

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