Random Curiosity




Rin and friends have arrived in the god world and are aboard a large ship along with Eustoma and Forbesii. It is here that the two fathers tell the group about a special fish that can grant any wish to the person who catches it. Itsuki and Mayumi are quite gung-ho about getting their wish, so they put their all into fishing, but Rin decides to go for a walk instead. Two hours later, Nerine notices that he’s missing and goes to look for him. When Nerine also doesn’t come back, the girls think that something must have happened, and they start to search for the two. Inside the ship, they manage to find Rin’s shirt and shorts, but Rin himself is nowhere to be seen. The girls are also shocked to find that around the corner from Rin’s clothes are Nerine’s clothes. A worried Kaede wonders what the two could be doing naked without their clothes and starts to think that Rin must have chosen Nerine because she’s got a huge chest. However, Sia then discovers Mayumi’s clothes, and that leads Kaede to think that Rin also likes small chests. She decides to stop looking for Rin and instead heads to the kitchen where she gets to work beheading eels with a cleaver.

When Asa approaches her later, Kaede accuses Asa of knowing where Rin is and thinks that everyone is playing a joke on her. With cleaver in hand, Kaede chases Asa back to her room, and right as Asa is hoping that someone comes to save her, a bright light flashes. Asa’s scream causes Kaede to return to her normal self, and when she opens the door, she finds only Asa’s clothes on the ground. However, that same light envelopes Kaede, and she wakes up to find Rin and the other girls in front of her. It seems that they’ve all been shrunk down to a tiny size thanks to a flying mirror that Rin found earlier in a display full of Eustoma’s special collection. Since Sia is still big, they decide to try to get her help, and Rin climbs up the side of a railing. When Sia comes looking for him, he jumps at her and manages to land right between her breasts. She eventually pulls him out, but before she can do anything, the mirror turns her small too. Luckily for all of them, Primula happens to open a door and smacks the mirror, breaking it. This causes everyone to return to their normal size, but they’re all nude again. In the aftermath, everyone is able to enjoy the evening fireworks, and although Primula manages to catch a fish, she throws it back into the water.

Final ED:

ED: 「natural tone」 by 橋本みゆき (Hashimoto Miyuki)
Watch the ED! Mirror 1, Mirror 2 (19.2MB, XviD)
The ending sequence was done similarly to the ending of the very first episode of SHUFFLE! with the backwards replay of the episode during a Hashimoto Miyuki song.

Was it worth watching 11 recaps for just this? No, probably not.
Was this a good episode? Yes, definitely – it was a lot of fun even if it was basically a fanservice filler. I laughed through the entire evil-Kaede segment (Gotou Yuuko voices that part so well), and the animation quality was pretty good. Maybe that’s just the nostalgia talking, but I enjoyed it.

Final Thoughts: Well, that was basically a wasted timeslot that probably could have been put to better use, but I’m not going to complain too much. SHUFFLE! MEMORIES is one of those few shows I wouldn’t recommend to anyone because you’re better off just watching the original series. The only things worth watching are this final extra episode and all the special openings and endings they made, but otherwise, just skip the recaps.

March 25, 2007 at 2:51 pm
  • March 25, 2007 at 2:57 pmNigredo

    is that some Harem ending that I see ?

  • March 25, 2007 at 2:59 pmAiras

    Rin finally completed his Harem….

  • March 25, 2007 at 3:05 pmShin


  • March 25, 2007 at 3:36 pmGStrike-

    wow… just wow…

  • March 25, 2007 at 3:49 pmpuyo03

    Needs more tentacle rape. :roll:

    And possibly yuri guro rape.

  • March 25, 2007 at 4:04 pmNekozama


  • March 25, 2007 at 4:05 pmkurotsuki

    what da hell ? only 12 episode ! 11 recap episode !
    man…the needed to milk this that badly ? O_o

  • March 25, 2007 at 4:25 pmOsk

    YYYEEESSS!!!! :D

  • March 25, 2007 at 4:32 pmVexx

    well… pretty much what I thought…
    1) Looks a lot of mindless fun much like the earlier part of the original series.
    2) omake/filler/fanservice fun…. animated art doesn’t look toooo bad.
    3) Its pretty clear Asa only won in name only — Rin seems to have this stalking herd of gorgeous women that will be with him forever … and ever … and ever…
    4) Rin is clearly a eunuch ….. whose only emotion is embarrassment.

    Two inch deep plot … lots of skin … Asa is lead femme in a harem whether she wants it or not, however Rin has been emasculated in some horrible experiment by the gods and demons (rofl…). Whatever… :)

  • March 25, 2007 at 4:37 pmHypernova

    em… WTF!!!!?????

  • March 25, 2007 at 4:56 pmGx-Testament

    sigh, so long as there are boobies…

  • March 25, 2007 at 5:00 pmSyaoran Li

    Oh crap

  • March 25, 2007 at 5:24 pmZzz…

    …this is just so very sad…

  • March 25, 2007 at 5:33 pmHudson

    WTFH!!! Best episode ever!!!! Why the hell did they leave this one out of the original series for!!!!????? This would have made a killing! seriously! so many guys would have died of over bleeding from their noses!!!!!

  • March 25, 2007 at 5:45 pmVexx

    They “left it out” so that the hapless otaku would have to spend more money :)

    There’s a gag running around that this is the best episode of the series….. since it really is the *only* episode of the series (the rest just being haphazard reslashes of events from the first series). Personally, I think they’d gotten a LOT more positive mileage out of an OVA-budget version of this episode with the OP/EDs of the other episodes just woven into an extended set of music video tracks on the OVA DVD release.

    Oh well….

  • March 25, 2007 at 6:12 pmHudson

    Itsuki would die if this ever happened to him! And this is why i don’t like Kaede all that much. She’s calm a cute one minute and a psychological serial killer the next.

  • March 25, 2007 at 6:12 pmGil

    Nice new scenes!!!!

  • March 25, 2007 at 6:26 pmMutio

    This face expression.. unique*-*

    Well, there isn’t much to say, the only things worth to watch of this series are the special OP and ED and this final episode.

    I’m looking forward to Navel’s next game which will be probably Marriage Royale or Oretsuba.
    Unfortunately there won’t be any new Shuffle! related visual novels:

  • March 25, 2007 at 6:49 pmAznSoulBoy


  • March 25, 2007 at 7:17 pmmikeon

    Hrm a cleaver and crazy girl, parody of a certain other series perhaps?

  • March 25, 2007 at 7:31 pmwonton

    i waited 11 recap episodes for this?

    At least give us more than 1 new episode >:(

  • March 25, 2007 at 8:07 pmRasmiel

    *10 filler episodes deletion in process…Complete*
    *Final episode download in queue*
    *Preparation to kill Tsuchimi Rin with jealousy…Complete*

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:24 pmHudson

    Hrm a cleaver and crazy girl, parody of a certain other series perhaps?

    Actually it was that other series that was a parody of the original Shuffle!

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:33 pmloplop

    I loved the episode, but it should have been an OVA or a special episode attached to the original episode . . . . I do believe every girl’s chest got bigger with the exception of Mayumi’s . . . . LOL

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:47 pmtensai_otaku

    MAKE MY DAY…MAKE MY DAY!!!That´s the creators msong for you guys!! :D

  • March 25, 2007 at 11:41 pmFat Cat Lim

    Probably the most disappointing series of the season. An 11 recap episode with only one new episode at the end. What. The. Hell. So much going for it, and they gave us this instead. ORZ

  • March 26, 2007 at 12:42 amMarcosV

    Only one original episode????

    Has there ever been a show of 91% recap before this? This is just too low.

  • March 26, 2007 at 1:07 amYyi

    Why couldn’t they just make it into an OVA and save us the trouble of watching through 11 episodes of recaps?
    I guess they didn’t know what OVA meant in the first place.

  • March 26, 2007 at 2:06 amATAndTruong

    I’d say that based on the screenshots alone, that this is an awesome episode. The fact that Kaede goes crazy with a cleaver only serves to fortify my claim that crazy psycho girls DO have more fun. lol

  • March 26, 2007 at 2:12 amDoubleX

    Awesome, psycho Kaede – more please.

    Yea, that orange haired girl from higurashi always did remind me of Kaede…

  • March 26, 2007 at 4:19 amJS

    *smacks head* What a waste of budget. Ah well, at least there’s psycho Kaede in this ep.

  • March 26, 2007 at 7:35 amEG-Reverie

    Wait, Shuffle Memories is already over?? And this is what they wasted production money for =.=

  • March 26, 2007 at 8:49 amRasmiel

    It’s not a waste of production money. They just milked rest of the juice out of Shuffle! with this recap season without too much effort. It’s evident that it was successful the way you all watched 11 episodes of recaps for this one little new fanservice episode that they announced before the series even began.

  • March 26, 2007 at 9:46 amTrejon

    wooo this episode looks exiting!! i cant wait to see it!!!

  • March 26, 2007 at 10:08 amRaz

    Well….it looks like they left this episode out of the original series so that we would waste 11 episodes worth of time in our lives… kind of sad how we all fell for it though don’t you think…? XD

  • March 26, 2007 at 11:16 amAi-Tan

    Whoa, Fanservice much?. xD Haha~. Love it.

  • March 26, 2007 at 2:43 pmVexx

    The real profit is that some fans are actually buying the DVDs to this recap series. They’re selling one to two thousand copies per 2 eps according to stats….. of course, compare that to …. oh, Negima!? selling 10-12000 copies per dvd (closest ‘harem-esque’ series I could find…. Code Geass is selling 40-50000 copies per dvd).

  • March 26, 2007 at 3:58 pmbrooklyn otaku

    phew!!!! glad thats over ,too! *on another hilltop* !!!GOD BLESS DOUJINSHI!!!!!and cameltoe

  • March 26, 2007 at 5:13 pmChiu^2

    looks like I’m going to stay all night downloading this episode…

  • March 26, 2007 at 7:15 pmdojikyo

    I have been holding off on downloading this series due to many disappointments (most notably Soul Link and Lovedols or whatever it was called). This is the only episode worth downloading, right?

  • March 26, 2007 at 10:48 pmShin

    Looks like they have no budget to make new episode

  • March 26, 2007 at 11:02 pmOmni

    dojikyo: If you’ve seen the rest of SHUFFLE!, then yes, this is the only episode worth seeing of MEMORIES.

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:48 amKiri

    Wow, it’s crazy n weird ending. But it’s look very interesting, because i’m love shuffle!>.

  • March 27, 2007 at 10:08 ambarsal

    awww…kareha’s not in this. . .

  • March 30, 2007 at 5:34 amjaalin

    loved the haruhi and higurashi references, lol

  • March 30, 2007 at 6:29 amStorm Wing

    Son of a… Whoa!! That Shocked face of Rin is just too funny for me! XD

  • June 6, 2008 at 6:21 amraimaru2880

    I actually watched the Memories version first before the original one, and it turns out: I didn’t miss much, maybe some fine moments.

  • June 15, 2008 at 11:44 amwhatwhat

    shuffle….a few epic anime where green haired girl wins.nice……