Tsukihime – Episode 4

“Garden of a Cradle”
“Yurikago no Niwa” (揺籠の庭)

Shiki awakens in the Tohno household, and is scolded over breakfast by Akiha for being late the previous night. At school, Shiki is relieved to see that Yumizuka, who he had previously believed to be in the hotel when Nrvnqsr attacked, is safe. Shiki is given a party by Akiha, who formally welcomes her brother into the Tohno household. Shiki later converses with Kohaku, one of the maids, and learns that Akiha, despite her stoic demeanor, is pleased by Tohno’s presence. Later that evening, Shiki has a dreamlike sequence where Arcueid comes, craving for his blood. The next day at school, Arcueid arrives, calling for Shiki, much to his embarrassment. Continue reading “Tsukihime – Episode 4”

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – Episode 9

“A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 2: The Hot Spring)”
“Megami no Rainichi (Onsen Hen)” (女神の来日(温泉編))

Sousuke, Kaname, Tessa, Kurz, Melissa, and their friends travel to an onsen (hot springs) for some rest and relaxation before Tessa returns to Merida Island. Sousuke sets up a defensive perimeter and booby traps around the girls’ bath, foiling the other boys’ attempts to sneak a peek. Continue reading “Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – Episode 9”

Da Capo – Episode 17

Todokanu omoi
The Feelings That Fall Short

Nemu discovers Miharu’s secret when going to a theater together. Sakura and Jun’ichi reflect on the past together at her house, and Sakura tries to win Jun’ichi’s affections. She reveals how the main cherry blossom tree was born with magical powers that their grandmother planted. The cherry blossom tree that grants the people of Hatsune-Jima wishes for their desire which causes the island’s sakura trees to bloom everlasting. Nemu also reflects on how she was taken into Jun’ichi’s family and began to realise her own feelings for him. Continue reading “Da Capo – Episode 17”

Tsukihime – Episode 3

“Mystic Eyes of Death Perception”
“Chokushi no Magan” (直死の魔眼)

Shiki awakens in Arcueid’s apartment, where Arcueid explains the difference between the True Ancestors and the Dead Apostles, and how her mission was to slay the latter. She then implores into the nature of Shiki’s power, which she identifies as the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, enabling Shiki to see the fated destruction of an object, and erase it from existence. As a result, she employs a trap using herself as bait for Nrvnqsr, while Shiki will kill him when he arrives. As Nrvnqsr arrives, Shiki attacks him, but is quickly repelled. However, Nrvnqsr’s overconfidence allows Shiki to bypass his guard and kill him. As Shiki collapses, Arcueid kisses him on the forehead, thanking him for his work. Continue reading “Tsukihime – Episode 3”

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – Episode 8

“A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 1: The Suffering)”
“Megami no Rainichi (Junan Hen)” (女神の来日(受難編))

During a lull at the Mithril base after the events of the first season’s final few episodes, Tessa decides to spend the time as an exchange student at Jindai High to learn more about school life. Sousuke, however, finds the stress of guarding her overbearing and collapses from fatigue. Continue reading “Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – Episode 8”

Da Capo – Episode 16

Dekisokonai no mahōtsukai
A Poor Excuse for a Magician

Jun’ichi has a dream about his grandmother, Yoshino; who taught him how to magically create Japanese confections. Nemu tries to ask Jun’ichi on a date, but Sakura invites him to her house on the same day and time. Nemu invites Miharu instead, improvising a story that she would stay at her friend’s house. Continue reading “Da Capo – Episode 16”

Tsukihime – Episode 2

“Black Beast”
“Kuroi Kemono” (黒い獣)

Shiki is terrified of the woman and flees. As he returns home after school, however, he sees her in front of the house, and he flees once more, only to be cornered by her in an alley. As she approaches him, they are confronted by a pair of demonic hounds, whom the woman easily slays. She then identifies herself as Arcueid Brunestud, a vampire, and that she is hunting another vampire in the city. The same hounds begin to attack the hotel they are in, and Arcueid, weakened due to needing to regenerate after Shiki killed her, is forced to face the vampire Nrvnqsr Chaos. With Shiki’s aid, the two manage to escape, and Arcueid recruits Shiki to help her kill Nrvnqsr. Continue reading “Tsukihime – Episode 2”

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – Episode 7

“The Warcry of Excessiveness”
“Yari Sugi no Wōkurai” (やりすぎのウォークライ)

To prevent the school from disbanding the rugby team, Sousuke and Kaname help train them for an exhibition match against a rival school. Upon discovering that the players are timid and passive, Sousuke subjects them to grueling basic training to toughen them up, which helps them win the match. Continue reading “Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – Episode 7”

Da Capo – Episode 15

Recap Episode
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Tsukihime – Episode 1

“Inverted Impulses”
“Hanten Shōdō” (反転衝動)

At a young age Shiki Tohno was able to see lines that, if hit, immediately destroy the objects (including people) they were situated on. He was given a pair of glasses that blocked the lines from his sight by a mysterious sorceress, and was able to live a normal life. Years later, he moves back into the house of his sister, Akiha Tohno, after the death of their father. After talking about the strange serial killings in the city with his friends at school, Satsuki Yumizuka, Arihiko Inui, and Ciel, he sees a woman on his way home from school, and after falling into a dreamlike sequence, kills her. He awakens in his sister’s house, but on his way to school the following day, he sees the woman again. Continue reading “Tsukihime – Episode 1”