Posted on 21 December 2009 with categories: Konnichiwa Anne



Aaah! No, not her! The annoying feminist is back! Get her away!

Yeah, I’m betting my hat that that part was anime-original. I can imagine how it might have seen heart-warming to the creators to bring back a few old characters… but of all the people you could choose, did it really have to be Henderson!? She ruined enough of this series as well. On a good note however: Eliza shows something of her again! Yay!

overall though, this episode thankfully avoided the pitfall that I thought it was doomed to fall in: Amy Thompson. Like expected, she indeed shows her past in this episode, but instead of giving Amy herself some shallow development, it’s used to convince Anne out of her tantrum, and make her go to Prince Edward Island. Okay, I can very much live with that, and I admit that it was very nicely done. Overall, the orphanage arc has been pretty mellow for this series: it was nowhere near the worst, but also nowhere near the best of this series. It’s a bit of a slow way to close off this series, but I guess that it could have been much worse.

It’s a bloody shame though that this means the end of the WMT-franchise, especially because no new series has been announced yet. As much as I loved Les Miserables and Porfy, their sales really didn’t do that well, and this attempt to revive the WMT-franchise was a financial failure, and it just never got the recognition and popularity that it received in its golden age. All we can hope is that Nippon Animation won’t give up with this. Even without the WMT, they’re a great animation company that uses its simplicity, to focus on strong themes or hilarious premises.
Rating: (enjoyable)

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  1. RedSky says:

    “Aaah! No, not her! The annoying feminist is back! Get her away!”

    GLORIOUS opening line! XD

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:52 AM)
    Not strictly zombies but crossed is some nasty shit.
  • WyattX
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:51 AM)
    Mweh, I don’t care about the military accuracy or that rubbish
    @Emma Is it fair if I want to include Hellsing?
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:51 AM)
    Western zombie stuff then, can’t really beat Romero then. Word war Z and walking dead are okay prior had a crap ending and the latters drawn out now.
  • CharlestonMan
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:49 AM)
    S&M: They’d only be strong in countries where they have significant presence, I.E. anywhere in the West, Middle East, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Phillipines, and South America. Wait, that’s nearly the whole world. They’d be really effective even against the super zombies in Toride.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:49 AM)
    @Wyatt: When it comes down to ranking zombie manga my list goes a bit like this:
    1. I am a hero 2. Biomega 3. Priest (it kind of has zombies in it if I recall) 4. Apocalypse no toride 5. Sankarea 6. highschool of the dead.
  • S&M
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:45 AM)
    Wyatt: It’s only in zombie apocalypse stories that I miss the American military. They have as many bases as there are McDonald’s, I bet. So they should be able to handle a zombie apocalypse, even on Apocalypse no Toride’s scale. Too bad they’re brushed aside in every story, including the Walking Dead.
  • WyattX
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:39 AM)
    I caught up on Apocalypse no Toride. Human zombie seals. I’m trying to let that sink into my head.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:30 AM)
    Public Service Announcement: Ray Donovan is a great series, proceed to watch as soon as possible. //end of transmission
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 05:40 AM)
    *if
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 05:32 AM)
    Of any of you are still fans of the monogatari series 5 episodes of hanamonogatari have been released there.

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