Hinomaru Sumo (Episodes 17-20)

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When Hinomaru lost in the individual tournament, his dream of becoming a pro sumo looked to be over, but his team aren’t about to let him give up just yet!

What’s happened since last time?

The Odachi High sumo club has reached the semi-finals in the team tournament where they will have to face off against the number one school and Hinomaru will get a second chance to defeat Tennoji. In preparation for the match, they practice with Sada and his team, who they defeated in the preliminaries.

First we see the captain, Shinya faces off against a much smaller opponent who uses Aikido. The battle is long and hard, but ultimately Shinya loses. Then Kei, the smallest and least successful of the team goes up against a man mountain and deploys a series of tricks, before being declared the winner, only for it to be contested and declared a draw. They will have to start over, but Kei is injured and can’t put up much of a fight.

Kunisaki faces off against their second strongest wrestler in an epic battle that has firmly cemented him as my new favourite character. Following that former thug turned sumo wrestler, Yuma has to win in order to keep the match alive, but he’s up against a Mongolian beast. Somehow, he manages to win his match and take a step towards redeeming himself, leaving Hinomaru to face off against Tennoji once more. It’s another epic fight.

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Radiant (Season One)

A young sorcerer battles prejudices and ruthless Inquisitors as he seeks to find Radiant, the home of the Nemesis and change the world.

What did you watch and why? I started watching Radiant back in November of 2018. It was one of the shows I selected to watch as part of the Fall schedule. At the time, I had assumed it was just a twelve episode series, but it was twenty-one episodes, something that almost worked against it on numerous occasions.

What’s it about? Seth is a young sorcerer. He was discovered by an experience sorcerer, Alma as she defended a city from a Nemesis attack. She lost her arm in the battle, but gained a son. I’m not entirely sure she’s happy with the trade… Seth’s close contact with the Nemesis cursed him, giving him the power to use fantasia.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 12)

With the orphanage engulfed in flames, Emma and Ray take the children to the wall, but can they make it to the bridge before the alarm is raised or will they take their chances with the cliff?

What did you watch? It comes down to this. After what I can only describe as a thrilling roller-coaster of a viewing experience, we’ve reached the final episode of the season and wow! I’ve loved this series from the first episode and never looked back. I hadn’t planned on doing episode reviews for The Promised Neverland, but after watching the first episode, I had to, and boy, am I glad I did.

On top of the episode reviews, I felt compelled to write a post In Defence of Isabella where I calculated her past and speculated on the possible future. It’s one of my favourite posts, so don’t forget to check it out once you’ve read this one. Get reader, spoilers coming from the end of this sentence.

What happened? At the end of last week, we saw Ray notice that they were missing some children. Then it jumped back to the burning orphanage and Mom. She was about to chase the others when Phil appeared at her side. We picked up from there and then jumped into a flashback.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets (Episodes 5-8)

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With mid-terms approaching, the quintuplets’ father issues Futaro with an ultimatum – all five must pass or he’s fired!

What’s happened since last time?

Futaro tried to shepherd the girls together for the fireworks festival, but no matter what he tried one of them kept wandering away. Finally, he discovers that Ichika has been working as an actress and must leave for a big audition. Before she does so, she gives him some advice that really hits home. In return, he inadvertently helps her with her audition.

Futaro’s efforts seem to be breaking down the quintuplets’ barriers, well, three of them anyhow. Miku, Yotsuba, and Ichika have agreed to take studying seriously, but Nino and Itsuki are still holding back. With the seemingly impossible task of passing midterms closing in on them, Futaro ends up spending the night at their apartment so they can get some last minute cramming in. What could possibly go wrong?

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka (Episodes 5-8)

Having rescued Nozomi from the evil Magical Girl, Asuka and Kurumi have more to do if they too are going to escape. But will this change Asuka’s stance on the M-Squad?

What’s happened since last time?

Episode four ended with Asuka and Kurumi rescuing Nozomi and fighting their way out. So, we picked up immediately after that as Asuka battled two magic wielders while Kurumi reattached Nozomi’s arm and got her to safety, but the evil Magical Girl with the scissors was hot on Kurumi’s heals.

Asuka raced to help her friend and arrived at the same time as the M-Squad. They save Kurumi and almost defeat the evil Magical Girl before another appeared and rescued her, trapping Asuka, Kurumi, and M-Squad. After this Asuka agrees to join M-Squad and is quickly sent on a mission.

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