Radiant (Episodes 9-12)

Seth and Melie convince the Doc to take a job that could potentially erase their combined debt, but it means leaving Artemis and capturing a Nemesis.

What’s happened since last time? We start this batch of episodes by spending some time with the Inquisitors, watching a new recruit ponder his choices as they float outside Artemis. They are still waiting for Seth to emerge which means maintenance of their ship and lots of waiting.

Then they chase down a Leviathan Nemesis that is heading towards a populated area. Back in Artemis, Seth and Melie enter a broom race hoping to win some money, but as usual things don’t go to plan. Next they find a job to go to Rumble Town and track down a Nemesis. Doc is against the idea until his crush overhears. Now he doesn’t have a choice.

Have your feelings changed? Surprisingly, it has. After eight episodes, I was getting increasingly frustrated with the series. Seth screams and yells a lot, but really doesn’t have much of a clue beyond being noble. That said, once they finally left Artemis and got down to some real business, it started to get interesting.

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Hinomaru Sumo (Episodes 9-12)

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The Oodachi High sumo team are in the finals of the preliminary tournament with the winning team heading to the National Championship. It’s 2-2 with all hopes resting on Hinomaru!

What’s happened since last time?

Hinomaru goes up against another National Treasure in the final match of the team tournament. The match is epic as it swings back and forth. Seriously, these fights are tense. One wrong move and it’s over. Hinomaru manages to put a number of moves together to win with a monster combo.

Next is the individual tournament where the wrestlers get to test themselves against their team mates. The fights between Hinomaru and Kunisaki, and then Hinomaru and Shinya are excellent. Ultimately, Hinomaru wins the individual tournament and the team head back home.

To celebrate the victory and the addition of Chizuko and Reina as co-managers the team head to an all you can eat buffet. Not one to rest on his laurels, Kirihito turns it into a trained exercise and uses it to help the team bulk up, much to the horror of restaurant owner, Stamina Jiro.

Finally, they receive an invitation to train with some of the pros in Nagoya. Something that they jump at. Hinomaru is taken to practice with the best of the best, where he catches one by surprise, but is quickly put back in his place, before a mysterious old man takes an interest in Hinomaru and invites him back to his gym.

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Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight (Season One)

Montmorency hopes to bring peace to the world, but first he’ll have to end the Hundred Years War between England and France.

What did you watch and why? This was one of the Fall 2018 seasonal series that I picked up. It was one that I was quite keen to watch and had high hopes for. I mean, just look at the header. It looks like it should be a lot of fun.

What’s it about? Montmorency is a student at a knight school along with his close friends Richemont, Phillippe, and Charlotte. They make a pledge to always remain friends and help each other out in their times of need. Montmorency is fascinated by alchemy and has managed to obtain a philosophers stone, believing that it will grant him the power to change the world.

When Richemont is drafted into the French army and sent to war, Montmorency tries to unlock the philosopher’s stone’s powers, but before he realizes seven years have passed. The English have made strides into France capturing Paris and other stuff… blah, blah, blah. Even the synopsis is boring.

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Blood-C: The Last Dark

Desperate to track down Fumito and make him pay for what he put her through, Saya heads to Tokyo and hooks up with a group of hackers. This time she’s after blood!

What did you watch and why? When I selected Blood-C as part of my A to Z Anime Challenge I was aware of the movie and had planned to watch it anyhow, even before I realised it followed on from the series. If anything it’s kind of a feature-length final episode.

What’s it about? It’s been six months since the conclusion of Blood-C and Saya is healed and thirsty for revenge. She heads to Tokyo in search of Fumito and his sinister organisation. It doesn’t take long before Saya encounters an Elder Bairn on the subway. It grabs a girl and flees. She gives chance ultimately killing the Elder Bairn and saving the girl.

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Sunday Sevens: Seven Colours in her Hair

This post was not inspired by the McFly song – The Girl with Five Colours in her Hair. Not at all. Here we are talking about seven colours. See, completely different!

What is this about? Let me just say, I’m not a massive McFly fan. They do have some good songs and have done some good covers of Queen, but that’s where it ends. This post thankfully has nothing to do with McFly. What I have done, however, is attempt to select my seven favourite female characters with different coloured hair.

Why would I do that? Well, why not! To make this list a little more interesting, I am only going to pick one character from a series, otherwise there could be a very heavy Highschool of the Dead slant to this.

There are more than seven possible hair colours, so I have narrowed it down to this. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. It’s kind of like the rainbow and who doesn’t love rainbows. All right, let’s get on with it.

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