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NANA – 11.5

I’m not even going to do a summary because there basically was nothing new in this episode. All it is comprised of is Junko, Kyousuke, and Shouji reviewing what happened in the past 11 episodes, with a few scarce words of commentary. I think it would have been really cool if they had done some of the omake stuff from the manga – it would have been great to see the Paradise Kiss group animated here lol. Or even if they had shown off some fanart like the real Junko’s Room does, that still would have been better than this. So yea, I’m a bit disappointed that this was a recap episode, but the next episode should continue the story. I’ve got my fingers crossed that there’s not a second episode of Junko’s Room like they hint at in this episode – at least not one that’s just straight recap.

June 27, 2006 at 12:12 pm
  • June 28, 2006 at 1:25 amtunemeisater

    why do they feel they need to recap? are they hurting for material to fill the 52 ep schedule, making something up would be more original don’t you think?

  • June 28, 2006 at 1:28 amOmni

    Maybe budget or production constraints? That’s really the only thing I can think of.

  • June 28, 2006 at 2:58 amBeckett

    Did this even take the place of an actual episode or is it just an esxtra? It seems like they wouldn’t call it 11.5 for no reason.

  • June 28, 2006 at 7:05 amkuromitsu

    I heard something about Yazawa Ai objecting the treatment of some plotlines, or something. If that’s true, that’s very possibly the reason for endless recaps, as they’re trying to figure out what to do with the story…

  • June 28, 2006 at 12:22 pmBeckett

    Let’s not start the rumor mill grinding just yet. One episode hardly qualifies as “endless recaps”, especially when I’m not even sure if this one episode is an “actual” episode or just some kind of extra. It’s called episode 11.5, not episode 12. We may still get a new episode this week, in which case the right to complain about this one will be non-existant.

  • June 28, 2006 at 1:33 pmluke

    For new viewers who have just seen it on TV I suspect.