Akiba Maid War Ranko being Cute

We here at oprainfall don’t just love video games: we’re big fans of anime, too. So in celebration of the medium, we’re here to give you our thoughts on what we’ve been watching each week as we watch it. Old, new – anything goes.

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SPY x Family

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Compared to previous episodes, this one felt a bit disconnected to everything else going on, but it wasn’t bad, either. Yor is determined to make food that won’t kill her fake family and so takes cooking lessons from her coworker. We learn a bit about Yor and Yuri’s past in the meantime, as he’s invited over to try her concoctions. Apparently, he’s been suffering her food since their parents died and neither of them have any real sense of taste anymore. Seeing how happy she was when Loid and Anya ate her stew was really cute, though. The second half of the episode is about Franky wanting to ask a woman out and he comes to Loid for advice on how to talk to her. Again, it has little to do with the overarching plot, but it gave us some insight into Franky and Loid’s relationship, as well as how fruitless having affection for others is in their line of work. I really liked the bar scene at the end, since it said a lot about how Twilight feels towards his fake family without needing to say anything out loud. Next week looks like a return to school with Anya, but it was nice to have a quiet break like this. – Leah

– You can watch SPY x Family on Crunchyroll.

Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura Lum Pout

We continue to see what Ataru’s new life is with Lum. Getting tired of that, he attempts to go into hiding and he meets Sakura. She had a good introduction and her part continues to show off Ataru’s incredible misfortune. Her angle of being a shrine maiden and an exorcist makes sense too from her relative we already met. From there we see him getting tired from Lum’s shocks and flying ability. He gets Cherry to help in limiting her power. This comes in the form of ribbons which keep Lum from using her abilities. This leads to some misunderstandings between a few different characters. Of course the truth comes out and we see Lum doesn’t need to shock Ataru to punish him. I’m enjoying it just as much as the first episode so I’m definitely going to keep going with this. – Walter

Ataru’s luck continues to falter. Not only is Lum following him to school and hanging off him 24/7, but even when he tries to escape he’s recognized on the news. During one such escape attempt, he runs into Sakura, a cursed priestess and Cherry’s niece. She insists on helping Ataru despite his protests. Sakura would be hilarious regardless, but her voice delivery in these scenes had me crying. The same with Ataru’s guy pals later in the episode, after Ataru gives Lum ribbons to suppress her powers. The entire exchange between Ataru and his friends as he kicks them out is comedic timing genius, and one of the reasons I love this show so much. You can tell the cast is having an absolute blast, and the material itself holds up really well despite its age. – Leah

– You can watch Urusei Yatsura on HIDIVE.

My Hero Academia

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Dabi and Hawks continue their fight, and there’s clearly some history between them that we aren’t allowed to know, but that shakes Hawks when he learns it. We also learn that Dabi has never really been loyal to Shigaraki or the Paranormal Liberation Front: He cares only about continuing Stain’s ethos of killing fake heroes. As for the heroes currently embroiled in the two-pronged attack, Mirko breaks into the room where Shigaraki’s body is being modified, but she can’t destroy the capsule before being hauled back into the fray with the awakened Nomus. Shigaraki has been dreaming about his past, but sheds his connections to everyone except All For One as he wakes from whatever procedure the doctor put him under. Next week we’ll see exactly what that entails, I’m sure. – Leah

– You can watch My Hero Academia on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

Chainsaw Man

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Denji is officially a member of the Public Safety Devil Hunters now, and that means learning to work with others. He’s a bit miffed that he doesn’t get to work directly with Makima, but he does come to something of an understanding with his superior, Hayakawa, who leads Division IV. That understanding involves a lot of getting kicked in the nuts, but they get there. Denji is eventually paired with Power, a Fiend who has taken over a dead person’s body. She’s insane. I like her. This episode Denji also decides upon his ultimate goal to show Pochita: He’s going to touch boobs. I can’t fault a guy for having simple, innocent needs, really. I am really liking this whole cast so far and can see why the manga took off the way it did. – Leah

– You can watch Chainsaw Man on Crunchyroll.

Akiba Maid Wars

Akiba Maid War Ranko being Cute

Last week was a gambling centered episode, with this one we get fighting in a ring. A new character gets introduced along with another faction, which is trading rare and expensive figures. Due to the cafe’s lack of money, the manager gets Ranko to participate in what’s basically maid MMA. It goes without saying she does extremely well, the issue lies in the fact she’s suppose to take a fall. The new character, Zoya seemingly has set up a rivalry with Ranko due to her not finding Ranko cute, something she expects out of a maid. The two ending up fighting in the last round and the Russian fighter ends up recognizing Ranko as being a maid, which we find both take seriously. The manager and Shiipon on the side wanting money ended up betting some organs to make money off the fight, which Ranko also doesn’t throw at the end. Luckily, a previous murder and plan to kill the maids is settled by a gunfight – surprisingly, not started by Ranko. I like the type of humor the show has and the different plans and misfortunes of the manager. Finally, we get to see the final maid added to the cafe, with Zoya joining the Oinky Doink Cafe. I’m sure she’ll be helping Ranko out with all the fighting that’s sure to come. – Walter

– You can watch Akiba Maid War on HIDIVE.

Mob Pyscho 100 III

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Chad Mob has entered the building. After helping Tsubomi out of a tight spot and spending time with multiple other girls, Mob starts to get a bit full of himself and thinks he’s actually really popular now. The visual gag is hilarious every single time it happens, and it’s accompanied by a change in voice to just drive the whole thing home. I love this show so much. Anyway, Mob has a newfound sense of overconfidence, which leads him to think maybe he could actually lead the Psycho Helmet Cult. Reigen gives him some money to buy new clothes (mainly so Reigen can make money off the cult using Mob), and Mob ends up meeting up with Teru while out shopping. This episode is building toward something much bigger, especially with the way Dimple has been fussing about with the giant broccoli created at the end of Season 2. It’s likely to come to a head next episode, and I’m excited to see it. – Leah

– You can watch Mob Psycho 100 on Crunchyroll.

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun training

The first time I was looking around and saw this series I didn’t have any real interest in it. I gave it a try and honestly, it became a series I can’t help but follow. Iruma is sold to a demon by his deadbeat parents and instead of the many negative things to expect, the demon adopts him and dotes on him as his adopted grandson. He enrolls in a school for demons where he must hide the fact he’s human. While he of course has massive disadvantages being human, there are a few positives to it. The series does a good job expanding the many characters, plus how Iruma actually is able to compete against others.

Coming off the last season he and his class have to prove themselves more than others and they receive tutors to help them. Much of this is either seemingly impossible or bordering on torture. Iruma is stuck with a demon named Bachinko, who as we can see doesn’t really want to train him. He begins acting like a servant for the most part for the first few episodes this season. The show does a decent job fleshing out some of the characters and in the most recent episode we see why she’s so reluctant to train others. However, we see all the students making breakthroughs with their training, and ending with Iruma now succeeding too. One of the best parts of the series are the shorts after the end credits. It’s not hard to say I’ll be keeping up with this one. – Walter

– You can watch Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun on Crunchyroll.

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