All this talk of the important parts of Aldnoah have made me forget to comment on how wonderfully, magnificently, cheesily stupid Saazbaum's ALL YOUR POWERS COMBINED kataphrakt is. God. It was amazing. I could not stop laughing once it became clear that's what it was. It makes no sense! And it's so great.
I finally got around to watching the last Free! and ZnT
Free! was kinda stupid and melodramatic as it usually is, really have no idea why they thought it a good idea to devote any portion of the final episode to a recap, but if there's something Free! has never had a shortage of, it's meaningless fluff, so ok. Whatever. A good episode and finale, otherwise. I'm just glad I don't have to look at Mako's face anymore. It looks so irritating and punchable, it was getting pretty distracting. (there's an ova coming out apparently, and i am so unhappy)
ZnT....I have no idea what to think about ZnT
It also bears noting that ZnT held onto its godawful engrish until the bitter end. Free! had much better english in one episode alone than ZnT had in the entire thing, and Free! is just some fanservice anime about swimming dudes. ZnT really disappointed in so many fronts.
The english in Free! did accentuate what a fantastic voice actor Miyano Mamoru is, though. He's basically the best. Not like whoever did Five. That person is basically the worst.