Valverave twists its plot handles hard. It does this so often I feel it's just fucking with us at this point. But what is Valverave without the hard left turns? Consequences? Fuck that. Just turn that handle as hard as you can. I say keep it coming.
In comparison, this week's Kyoukai no Kanata reveal fumbled pretty damn hard because Kuriyama Mirai's original motivations mean absolutely nothing at this point. It literally shoots itself in the foot by being so earnest in depicting Mirai's experiences with Akihito. All this episode did is show us that Nase Izumi is a manipulative piece of shit, which, honestly, who hasn't figured it out by now?
Samurai Flamenco continues to be weird as fuck. The more serious stuff pokes its head up here and there, but I'm having a hard times making sense of it all, still.
Golden Time had me worried last week with its potential ghost nonsense, but handles it brilliantly with this week's episode. Okay, "brilliantly" is way too strong of a word for a simple return to normalcy, but it didn't take the easy way out that many rom-coms would have by now. Tada Banri remains Tada Banri, and character development is afoot. The two leads continue to impress when they aren't being used for comic relief. Golden Time's signature fluctuation in dialogue quality also makes its glorious return during the gathering in Banri's apartment. All in all, a typical episode of Golden Time. Bits of real thoughtfulness wrapped in layers of arbitrary stupidity.