Instead of one post on each anime I’m watching weekly in the Spring 2017 anime season, I thought I’d sum up the weekly viewing experience in one post to leave room for other features and thoughts. This season I’m watching The Royal Tutor, Tsuki ga Kirei, and Sakura Quest weekly though I’ve previously only expressed my thoughts on the first two anime each week.
The Royal Tutor
The Whereabouts of a Dream
This week we focus on Bruno and his sense of not being good enough for the throne. It made me revise my opinion of the third son and I now believe he would be a good candidate for the throne. In fact, all of the princes have had my initial opinion of them thwarted. The only issue that Kai doesn’t seem to have had any development at all. It also appears as though the initial perception that it was an inheritance system wasn’t true. The four princes all seem to have an equal chance of being kind. I presume they’ll be some sort of contest though I’m not sure how yet.
We saw that Rosenberg was up to his foul tricks again and he’s tried to dissuade both Licht and Bruno. However, we get the impression he is working for someone else and I suspect that the elder brother is the one behind this. He’s obviously threatened by his brother’s and wants to stop them having a chance. How this will all resolve is interesting and whether I’m right about the truth behind Rosenberg will be told in time. I’m guessing we have two more episodes showing Rosenberg’s attempts to dissuade Leonhard and Kai still to go.
As a side note, the ED of this episode was… odd. Very odd. So watch it!
The Mansion in Purgatory
This episode continued from where last weeks left off and the movie is taking place in the town. There’s a lot about memories in this episode and I felt we had a lot of development on Shiori and Maki. This series is one there everything’s pretty dreamy, it’s 25 episode long so we’re just over a quarter through. It keeps me coming back each week but at the same time I don’t feel compelled to watch it every week. If I miss a week then I’m happy to just watch it when I get chance.
The series so far has been very much focused on the small town vibe and the benefits that can have. This episode was no exception and for the second time we see things go in a positive way for Yoshino. I have no idea what they’re going to try and do next but their efforts to boost tourism can’t be in vain for too much longer.
I’m finding it hard to tell the passing of time in this show. Yoshino’s contract is for a year and I expect that year to be up on the last episode. If it was evenly split I’d expect us to be entering summer season in the next episode but there’s no indication that we’re there. With the cherry blossom blooming I’m guessing it’s around March or April time.
Tsuki ga Kirei
First Half: The Road So Far
This was a recap episode. There’s nothing to say that hasn’t been said already in my previous posts. It was nice to see the major points again but disappointing to have a recap episode after only 6. It only just started getting somewhere and the emphasis seemed to be primarily on Akane in this recap.
Stand Out Episode
The Royal Tutor
This week’s Stand Out Episode belongs to The Royal Tutor for their development of Bruno.
I found this episode really appealing for showing Bruno’s insecurities and his trying to overcome them. Lauren over at Anime Feminist brought up a very good point about how Bruno recognises his privileges in this episode.
This series has gone from strength the strength over the last two episodes. It’s added intrigue and a bit of darkness to a rather lighthearted show but each episode is adding a bit more to the character’s personalities. We see their weaknesses and how they strive to develop themselves and overcome their doubts.