Maya’s back with a vengeance. It finally occurred to me, Maya reminds me of a mix between Scully, Mulder and pre-tsundere-era tsuntsun. She’s got the Mulder paranormal chops, the Scully "don’t give me this shittu again" sense of disbelief, and more tsuntsun than you can shake a large wrench at.
Episode 16 seems to be one where Azusa gets to spend a little alone time with each of the members. In a way, it’s an episode where we watch cute girls do cute stuff rather then any actual plot to this episode. However, it’s also fits very well, as Azusa, not being a senior, is an outsider among the girls, and this episode allows her to get closer with each of them.
I didn’t mind the recap per se, it only took up about 1/3 of the episode… but we are only in episode 4. Now we’re on pace to have a full episode of recap… in which case they should’ve just went with a 12 episode season (assuming this is 13 episodes).
I wish they broadcasted (or simulcasted) this show at a higher resolution than 360p. Encoding "real life" cleanly is a lot more difficult than encoding animation. So the show does not scale terribly well on a larger screen. It’s fine for most scenes, but anytime there’s action, you’ll see blurring and some encoding breakup. But I digress. The third episode of Moyashimon introduces Haruka’s whip and Aoi Mutou.
The girls’ summer break is over and they’re back in school. Azusa is already excited about the school festival, but the other girls are concerned with this school mandated marathon. With this, we get a Yui centric half of the episode.
Was it just me or did the animation seem noticeably choppy and uneven in this episode? There wasn’t even that much action. Sort of disconcerting to see it happen so early in the season.
This episode starts off focusing on Ritsu and Mugi. As anyone reading my post up to this point have probably guessed, I’m a pretty big Mugi fan. Seeing her get this much screentime was absolutely wonderful.
The most unbelievable part about this episode was the idea that the whole world would be in pandemonium – except that London would be in order. Ha! Those hooligans? Now, that’s stretching my sense of disbelief.
The second episode of Moyashimon mixes in some things from a couple different anime episodes altogether, but otherwise, it seems pretty faithful to the original. Well, except for that big budget, blockbuster style intro. Moyashimon: Coming to a theater near you! For a second, I thought I downloaded a troll sub.
Maya has the best facial reactions EVAR. She should put out her own photobook. Heck, we even get an outfit change in this episode. Two, if you count the towel.