Yosuga no Sora
Despite my previous decision on Yosuga no Sora, I ended up downloading the episode simply because it was there, while having the feeling that I was soon going to regret it. I was too right for my own good. That was one of the most dire first episodes I’ve seen in a long time. It wasn’t the genericness of the plot, or the multitudes of stereotypical females, or the ever-present bouncing boobs, though they didn’t help. It wasn’t even because of the wimpiness of the main guy, or the constant blushing in every conceivable situation, though that didn’t help either. What really turned me off Yosuga no Sora was the twincest. That girl is like a crazy stalker, and he’s all but encouraging her. Add in similar vibes between the other characters and we come out with a pile of something I really don’t want to watch.
Psychic Detective Yakumo
For something coming out of Bee Train, Psychic Detective Yakumo was far shallower than I expected it to be. There wasn’t a single hint of a far-reaching plot, until the very end of the episode it seemed like the format of this show was doomed to be Yakumo solving a mystery every episode with the help of his newly acquired female companion. A complicated plot better kick in soon, because the two main characters have yet to impress me and their interaction come across as far too forced. Yakumo went straight from asking the girl for money to helping her unconditionally, and then pulls out all the answers in a horribly unconvincing manner. In fact, the whole mystery part of the episode felt forced; some guy kills girls for an unknown reason, then tells another girl irrelevant stuff (to him) about the situation entirely out of the blue, and then he gets defeated because he got freaked out by the guy who’s eye looked a little strange.
If Psychic Detective Yakumo stays a straight mystery show then I’ll have to drop it and start reading Detective Conan again, because as far as mysteries go, this has a lot to work on. But if it builds up a series-spanning plot from this, like what Spiral did for example, I’ll be sticking around.