Super Recaps: My Little Pony season 5 (Castle Sweet Castle)

After the very enjoyable and thought provoking season premiere, it’s time to wind things down a bit and get back to some good old fashioned stories about Ponyville!  Will we get another pleasant romp in the small town, or will it all just feel inconsequential compared to what we’ve seen already?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with Fluttershy and Twilight getting down and dirty with a whole bunch of soap suds!  HEY!  Get your head out of the gutter!

“Seriously Mr. Pig!  You need to quit playing in Applejack’s manure stockpiles!”
“Seriously Mr. Pig!  You need to quit playing in Applejack’s manure stockpiles!”

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Super Recaps: Yuri Kuma Arashi (Episode 11)

We’re almost at the end of this folks!  Lulu got to safety in the last episode, but Kureha was caught by the Exclusion Group!  Ginko as well has seemed to have snapped and is ready to rampage all over the place, so who knows how this crazy journey is going to end!?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with what appears to be a PRETTY ominous look into the future.

NO!!!!  IKUHARA, YOU BASTARD!!  WHY MUST YOU TOY WITH MY EMOTIONS!?!?
NO!!!!  IKUHARA, YOU BASTARD!!  WHY MUST YOU TOY WITH MY EMOTIONS!?!?

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Super Recaps: My Little Pony season 5 (The Cutie Map)

Rejoice all you pony fans!  The long hiatus is FINALLY over!!  For too long we’ve been without everyone’s favorite show about talking horses with magic powers, but it’s finally back with the traditional two part premiere!  There are a lot of expectations going into this season, what with the defeat of Tirek leading to Twilight becoming the Princess of Friendship and the new responsibilities that entails!  From what we’ve seen so far, this season is going to be BIG with lots of adventures in faraway lands which gives the show endless possibilities as far as stories and characters to enrich this universe with.  So does the season premiere live up to the hype, or will it be crushed under the weight of unreasonable expectations?  Let’s find out!!  This is The Story of the Blank Flanks!  No wait, this is The Cutie Map!!

The episode begins an indeterminate amount of time after the finale of season four.  Twilight is still unsure what the heck her new battle fortress is meant to do other than be a gaudy landmark in Ponyville.  Everyone else is pretty chill about it and seems more interested in sitting in their customized thrones with their cutie marks emblazoned upon them, and soft cushions to maximize comfort.

“You guys!  There’s got to be some greater purpose for all of this!”     “What’s that Twilight?  I couldn’t hear you over the sound of my back getting proper lumbar support.  Ah…”
“You guys!  There’s got to be some greater purpose for all of this!”     “What’s that Twilight?  I couldn’t hear you over the sound of my back getting proper lumbar support.  Ah…”

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Super Recaps: Sailor Moon Crystal (Episode 19)

We’re back with another episode of everyone’s favorite remake of a much more beloved series form the nineties!  Last time around, the remaining Scouts were actually able to prevent another kidnapping and Chibi-Usa finally decided to tell everyone what the heck was going on.  The story arc overall has been pretty good, but last episode was definitely starting to wear thin, what with it basically repeating what made the episodes before it so good.  Will this episode take the series in a new direction to inject some life into it, or are we in for yet another downward spiral into mediocrity and broken dreams?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with everyone reeling over the drama bomb that Chibi-Usa just exploded in their faces.  For those who don’t recall, she reveals that she came here from the 30th century to try and get Sailor Moon to save the future from some terrible disaster that befalls it.

“There was this guy named Sombra, and he messed things up for EVERYONE.”
“There was this guy named Sombra, and he messed things up for EVERYONE.”

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Super Recaps: Yuri Kuma Arashi (Episode 10)

We’re back with another episode of everyone’s favorite highbrow show about lesbian talking bears!  We left off the last episode on quite a strong note with the death of Principal Yuriika and the endless possibilities that this event can take the story.  With only three episodes left, are we about to watch this series become one of the all-time great anime series, or will this crash and burn like many others before it?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with a flashback to the night Reia died where Little Kureha is wandering the house looking for her mother who is nowhere to be found.  She ends up finding a note left by her mother that says she’s going to take Her back to her world.  Kureha doesn’t know who Her is which begs the question, how fast did Kureha lose her memory?  Reia died the night that Ginko left their house which means that the opening of episode seven (where Kureha is watching her mother craft the book and has no idea who Her is) had to have happened WHEN GINKO WAS STILL LIVING WITH THEM!!   After that, we cut to the present where things have changed significantly since the death of Principal Yuriika.

MUST... RESIST… GODWIN’S LAW!!!!!
MUST… RESIST… GODWIN’S LAW!!!!!

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Super Recaps: Yuri Kuma Arashi (Episode 9)

After the overly contrived cliffhanger ending of the last episode, this one has A LOT to prove to make up for that bit of nonsense.  We’re getting closer and closer to the end, so does this episode bring us that much closer to the show’s grand crescendo, or do we keep getting half-assed obfuscations like we did at the end of the last episode?  Let’s find out!!  By the way, I’m gonna tell you all up front that this episode was a NIGHTMARE to recap.  The whole episode is about small details being off that has great significance, flashbacks upon flashbacks, and more metaphorical imagery than in any other episode so far.  With that said, let’s get started!!

The episode begins with Ginko getting shot by Kureha and falling down the roof.  Huh.  I actually wasn’t expecting that.  It seems somewhat obvious that the secret Lulu told Kureha is that Ginko didn’t stop Sumika’s murder (something we found out in episode six), but even so, I was doubtful that Ginko would end up taking the bullet.  Hell, if nothing else Lulu would try to stop Kureha, right?  Well, at least SOMEONE is happy about all this.

“MWA HA HA HA HA!!!!!”
“MWA HA HA HA HA!!!!!”

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