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「感じていたいです……」 (Kanjiteitai Desu……)
“I Want To Feel It……”

I was a bit surprised to see Yuuto flutter around aimlessly so much, but with some encouragement he finally came around and handled stuff like he always does. I don’t know if I should be grateful that problems here never seem to last more than an episode though. Saving us from unnecessary angst is a good thing, but it’s kind of a double-edged sword when we’re flying plot-free most of the time.

Either way, the episode did have some highlights. While Yuuto was distancing himself from Haruka and sulking about having to do so, Miran and Shiina really helped him pick himself up off the ground. This was in part due to the tickets Miran gave him for her Valentine’s concert, which led to a talk during her concert that was basically directed towards Yuuto. However, it was Miran’s song “I Sing” and Shiina’s encouragement that finally got him back to his senses on what he needs to do. After seeing Yuuto dart off to Haruka’s idol audition, I was actually a bit worried he was going to confess his love for her in front of everyone rather than convey how he hates being apart from her. I realize that it’s supposed to be Valentine’s Day and all, but a confession here is out of place since it wouldn’t really address the problem at hand. It would simply overshadow it. To me, that would’ve been a bad sense of direction writing-wise, so I’m glad Yuuto did the latter instead.

I mentioned earlier in the season how I felt Gentou and Akiho’s comedic routine was getting a bit old, but their appearance here as a unified pair was actually a pleasant surprise. Their arrival to the Nogizaka central control room (of sorts) had me laughing, mainly because of Richard StraussAlso sprach Zarathustra playing in the background. Once I heard that, I saw Gentou’s involvement as the ultimate end to Yayoi and Nozomi’s meddling. Surprisingly, he didn’t send his Hell Hounds out in full force and opted for a more civil approach to settling things — buying their entire company out from underneath them. The Nogizaka maid team still had to get involved at the end there, but Yuuto didn’t seem like he had too much difficulty plowing through four security guards on his own.

Next week is the final episode of the series and is titled “It’s a Promise”. While things this season started off fairly fan-service-filled, they quickly shifted back to the Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu we know from the original series. I’d imagine the last episode will be primarily for wrap-up and to give us some sort of lasting impression as to where Yuuto and Haruka’s relationship is now. i.e. Ever so much closer, but still not quite there. I guess this is how the show retains its innocence while continually misleading us with suggestive episode titles.

 

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December 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm
19 comments »
  • December 17, 2009 at 11:15 pmLauren

    Thanks for blogging this series. <3

  • December 17, 2009 at 11:20 pmShimapan

    Haruka ftw!

  • December 17, 2009 at 11:29 pmChihiro

    Awesome episode

  • December 17, 2009 at 11:30 pmIsland Esper

    The promise to kiss …. next season :)

  • December 17, 2009 at 11:34 pmMegas

    Well that was quick. I’m glad they spend that long on an episode like this. The first half of this episode seemed fake. The seiyuu obviously didn’t want to do the first half of this episode at all. I mean they sounded like they had to force themsevles to act. I know these guys are seasoned & all, but it was just way to obvious – & I don’t blame them for that at all. I wouldn’t want to act out shit either.

    But the 2nd half was OK, not good or bad, just OK. The seiyuu started to revive themselves alittle after having to force trying to sound like they were in a sewer. But the 2nd half was really fast, just how it should be. The oil-wrestling was funny as hell & I’m also glad they put Gentou & Akiho in it. Gawd, I’m just sick to hell of this plot so maybe they’ll do something in the next episode to make up for it (yeah right)

  • December 17, 2009 at 11:39 pmSpec

    at least theyre back together again. this is better than lastime with the two messing everything up

  • December 18, 2009 at 1:15 amNeo_NMO

    i want to point out that i soooo called it! =D

    original comment

  • December 18, 2009 at 1:36 amSyaoran Li

    The Evangelions references were perfect…

  • December 18, 2009 at 2:18 amIncognito

    It looks like Evil Mio…*glasses pull*…just got Gendowned.

    YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!

  • December 18, 2009 at 8:18 aminter4ever

    It’s Gendou :)

    Anyway, it was a really nice episode. The eva references made me laugh hard.

  • December 18, 2009 at 8:34 amLe

    lmfao @ Esper

    For some reason, I heard Naruto in my head saying “BELIEVE IT!”

  • December 18, 2009 at 9:18 amSeedStriker

    Well, Evangelion references aside (Gentou with the “Bastard King Pose tm” and the whole Central Dogma as the Nogizaka House CIC), Yuuto keep his record and also renew the fact that he’s only human as we all need a little help of our friends. Miran steals the win in this ep.

    Mio’s seiyuu needs to get away from the “Evil Bitches tm” kind-of characters as it simply doesn’t feel right.

  • December 18, 2009 at 10:13 amKinny Riddle

    Yayoi should know better than to mess with the commander of NERV, fortunately for her and her assistant, they weren’t reduced to a pile of LCL goo, but rather having to literally swim in some goo-like substance on TV, in sexy bikinis to boot.

    It’s not just this episode that we see Tachiki Fumihiko spoofing his Evangelion credentials, in the special segment at the end of last episode, we hear Gendo… sorry, Gentou describing Yuuto’s seiyuu, Hatano Wataru: “the most GAR male seiyuu according to the Dead Sea Scrolls”. lol

    Shiina, words cannot describe the respect I have for her selflessness. One can only wish for the best of her.

  • December 18, 2009 at 1:40 pmAnonymous

    It would have been nice if Gentou used that katana on them. I hope we get another season.

  • December 18, 2009 at 5:09 pmBad_Man

    Was it just me or was the animation terrible in this episode?

  • December 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm666

    LOL Mio now a Professional Oil Wrestler ^_^

  • January 5, 2010 at 1:39 amturrin

    Does anyone know the name of the artist that does the song “i sing”

  • January 28, 2010 at 8:57 pmDavidyu0

    Go to the link the full version of the song is there. Enjoy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsN-k6Kl9tM

  • January 28, 2010 at 8:58 pmdavid

    Go the the link to see the full version of the song