“Lotte’s Toy” was a series that had me on the fence for most of its run. Being a show that catered to the loli-appreciative portion of the animu population right from the start, it was easy to see that this wasn’t a show that was going to please just anybody. Indeed, a lot of people might have been put off by the huge amount of jailbait running around this anime. Still, the show, despite a bit of ups and downs, stayed strong and remained a relatively enjoyable show throughout the twelve weeks in which it aired.
The twelfth and final episode of the series was no exception to that, though there were several instances that had me shift in my chair uncomfortably. The final episode was also a bit stupid in my eyes in that most of the problems outlined in the previous few episodes turned out to be nothing more than red herrings. Read the rest of this entry
Wow, is it the sixth week already? It seems just like yesterday that all these shows started airing. But in any case, it’s time to get to blogging, starting with
Riko Hidan no Aria.
The episode picks up from last week and delves more into the mystery that is the Butei Killer. Now, there are a million reasons why someone would want to kill Butei. Say, for example, if they wanted to have things go their way or rob a bank, then a Butei would obviously be trouble. But then again, Butei are super-powered high school student policemen/women. I’d hate to mess with them… unless of course you yourself were a Butei. Hm…
Interesting. But before we go there let’s get back to the episode. Kinji notices Aria on the road and decides to follow her. Of course, Aria being the top-notch killer that she is notices him and opts to show bring him along to see her mother. Her mother was framed as being the Butei-killer, though Aria is adamant that she’s not. Before the police drag her out of the visiting room, Aria’s mother recommends Aria to find a partner, as it’s essential for their family to utilize their full Butei powers, or something like that.
Skipping on ahead, Kinji hears through the grapevine that Aria is leaving and wants to stop her but doesn’t know how. Luckily, it’s Riko to the rescue and she provides him with some essential information. She seems like an OK gal, well that is until her hair starts glowing and chopping things. Why does this happen? Watch the episode.
I saw this coming from a mile away. It doesn’t make the anime bad, just predictable. Nevertheless, I really enjoy this show and Rie Kugimiya probably lends to that. Her “urusai!” and tsundere-ness is overwhelming. Anyways, either Riko is going to be offed in the next episode or she turns into a reluctant ally, which is probably going to be the case. The producers couldn’t hope to kill Riko without going insane.
Didn’t get enough of Riko? Here’s something to sate your appetites.(courtesy of PitchBlack)