After two episodes without Sagiri, Masamune comes back from his beach trip and the two prepare for the release of their new book. Cue reminiscing and flashbacks.
Eromanga Sensei set itself out as a ‘sibling romantic comedy’, though at this point I think calling it a rom-com of any kind is unfair on the genre. If, like me, you’ve stuck with this show through it’s highly inappropriate and awkward middle episodes, the biggest compliment you might give it is an overly cutesy fan service harem.
Hey everyone! Sorry things have been a bit quiet here for the past few days – I had my one and only exam this morning so have been a little distracted. I have however, been trying to keep up with my seasonal anime, so I’m going to try and get back to doing some regular episode reviews starting with episode five of Eromanga-sensei.
After everything I’ve written about this show up to this point, I have to say besides making me feel especially awkward, episode five made me feel about a bit embarrassed. If you haven’t seen any of my previous articles on the show, I’ve been hoping that Eromanga-sensei was going to keep itself on the straight and narrow (so to speak). Maintain a story where a sibling pair get to know each other better and create a light novel together – what’s wrong with that story?!
This series continues to get less comfortable with every episode.
Episode four saw the conclusion of the light novel writing contest between Elf and Masamune which ended with Elf figuring out who Eromanga-sensei was and Sagiri coming round to a dream where she can leave her room and see her illustrations turned into a manga with her brother.
Of course I couldn’t get through the whole of April posting at least once a day. I’m obviously disappointed, but things have ramped up again with work so I suppose I’ll just have to chalk it down as one of those things. Further to finding myself busier with work, I’ve also fallen a bit behind on the episode reviews for this season – I will be trying to do as many as I can, but hopefully you’ll appreciate it if I miss out the odd one each week! I am after all still trying to write a diverse range of articles, and I just don’t have time for them all!
Today I’m going to try to compensate for my lack of episodic positing in the last few days by doing a double week summary – as with my article for the first week of Spring 2017 I’ll give a short overview of my thoughts before letting you know where I rate it in comparison to everything else.
Attack on Titan, season 2
Episode two and three maintained the tone set out in episode one of the season. We got more build up and characterisation, which in the case of Sasha was particularly good, but I the pay off for these episodes is coming late. If you’ve seen episode four you’ll already have seen this, but also I think some of the ramifications of events in two and three will be seen most heavily later in the season and even in season three. Thoroughly enjoyable and with production values through the roof, this gets a comfortable second place.
The only anime I picked up from the second week of new shows, but this one won’t be giving us any surprises. Older brother is light novel author with a shut in sister who secretly draws the erotic insert art for his work. Besides the threatening undertones of incest that might crop up here, I actually found this pretty enjoyable. The comedy is pretty cheap and the characters are hardly original, but it’s a light watch that’ll probably make you smile for one reason or another. I can’t see this ever reaching number one in these articles, but it’s sits happily at number four this week.
Eromanga Sensei is the type of anime that causes much unrest in certain circles of the anime community and for good reasons.
Masamune Izumi is a high school student who writes light novels. His illustrator, who he has never met, is known as Eromanga Sensei and is well known for drawing lewd and perverted scenes and characters. I’m not going to go through the whole episode scene by scene with this one, but as I’m sure you know/guessed, Eromanga Sensei is in fact Masamune’s younger sister Sagiri. Final thing you need to know – Sagiri hasn’t left her room in over a year, follow what seems to be a family tragedy/likely bereavement.