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「迷い猫、笑った」 (Mayoi Neko, Waratta)
“Stray Cat, Laughed”

As much as I love AIC’s work here, I can’t help but feel they tried to cover a bit too much in one episode. Even with the formal introduction of Nozomi, there was just so much skipping around scene-wise that the humor never got to build up. For example, there was a pool scene to show the girls off in school bathing suits, but it didn’t even get so far as showing them getting into the water before jumping to the next scene. I won’t lie and say I didn’t enjoy it, but objectively speaking, it served absolutely no purpose whatsoever in the grand scheme of things. The saving grace for me this episode was Itou Kanae’s portrayal of Fumino in all her tsundere goodness, with everything from her Shimada Minami-like abusive nature to her dishonesty with herself. However, even Fumino’s antics weren’t enough and I had to look to Hocchan’s Minorin-like portrayal of classmate Naruko Kanae for a bit of comic relief.

To the episode’s credit, I did enjoy seeing more of Nozomi and how she’s soft-spoken, naive, yet incredibly smart and talented at the same time, plus the initial workings of a love triangle between her, Fumino, and Takumi. That was one area that showed a bit of promise, even though it’s highly unlikely relationships will get anywhere in a harem-esque series such as this. At only twelve episodes long, it risks falling to mindless levels akin to To LOVE-Ru (but shorter and without the ecchi-ness), which is one of the reasons why I felt it was difficult to recommend back in the Spring 2010 Preview. Still, as a patient viewer who’s not expecting too much depth to begin with, I have no problems sticking around in hopes of improvement. All I really want is some entertainment value, which shouldn’t be too difficult if the episodes don’t try do too much at time. With that said, here’s to hoping that the next episode will be better, as I like the quirky characters and feel this series has potential to better than it has been thus far.

Note: The CG animation of Satou and Suzuki in the previews isn’t too bad, but Satou Rina and Arai Satomi actually got their roles reversed in this scene.

 

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April 14, 2010 at 12:51 am
28 comments »
  • April 14, 2010 at 1:23 amNazarielle

    but Satou Rina and Arai Satomi actually got their roles reversed

    Oh wow. I thought something was a little off, but I don’t think I would’ve noticed that if you hadn’t mentioned it. That’s a pretty big “OOPS!” :p The CG at the end feels really awkward though. If they can do the rest of the episode normally, why randomly switch to CG in the preview? :x

  • April 14, 2010 at 1:44 amUnknownYu

    It seems like this show will have an Uncensored version?
    alot of scenes jumping around, just to cut out over-ecchi scenes.
    CG is going to be a hit?

    3 animes this season use CG in ED/Preview? This , KissXSis and Hime Chen

  • April 14, 2010 at 3:38 amFlash

    • April 14, 2010 at 3:53 amUnknownYu

      wow,,, Didn’t saw that, all I saw is a lorry in that scene.

    • April 14, 2010 at 8:20 amBenigmatica

      Well, there’s a moon on that scene that was caught on the typhoon.

  • April 14, 2010 at 5:24 amcutemi2

    Fumino = Tsundere slash Yandere
    Nozomi = Haruka Nogizaka when it comes to soft spoken and a Cat Girl
    Chise = loli and wants to be got more attention, oh well
    http://randomc.net/image/Mayoi%20Neko%20Overrun!/Mayoi%20Neko%20Overrun!%20-%2002%20-%20Large%2032.jpg
    The Swimsuit contest, who will win…

  • April 14, 2010 at 7:05 amn3wgrass

    She looks like Cheza.

  • April 14, 2010 at 8:14 amBaka

    Thanks for the post.

  • April 14, 2010 at 11:17 amAlec

    this episode was not good at all. also, I may be IN to tsunderes, but im getting tired of seeing the MAIN heroine’s stereotypical tsundere way . its just way overdone.

    • April 14, 2010 at 1:19 pmHater

      Dont like it ? Dont watch it…simple

  • April 14, 2010 at 1:01 pmRayshix

    Hey Divinity just FYI you’ve been blogging a lot. Don’t overwork yourself.
    Omni wouldn’t want that T_T.

  • April 14, 2010 at 1:20 pmufo

    That silver hair girl is just so darn cute and delicious…

  • April 14, 2010 at 2:40 pmjoshua

    I’m really getting a kick out of how severely tsundere Fumino is.

  • April 14, 2010 at 3:20 pmlilakou

    quick put the new generique of bleach the song and pictures are really coool
    quickkkkk

  • April 14, 2010 at 4:38 pmSkins Thunderbomb

    Divine, I’m trying to find some way to contact you but you have no contact info available… so here goes. I’d be happy to help out the site by blogging Bleach. I still regularly follow the series. I’m not sure if I need past blogging experience to be able to ‘apply’ so to speak, but I have done reviews before.

    Anyway, lemme know please.

    • April 14, 2010 at 5:34 pmdivine

      I sent you an e-mail regarding this.

      For future reference to everyone else, you can contact me via the e-mail address on the Contact page, as both Omni and I check it.

    • April 15, 2010 at 6:55 pmChloesong

      Bleach might be blogged on RC? :Db?

  • April 14, 2010 at 4:47 pmamado

    “Still, as a patient viewer who’s not expecting too much depth to begin with, I have no problems sticking around in hopes of improvement. All I really want is some entertainment value, which shouldn’t be too difficult if the episodes don’t try do too much at time. With that said, here’s to hoping that the next episode will be better, as I like the quirky characters and feel this series has potential to better than it has been thus far.”

    I agree with you divine, I watch for good entertainment on this one.

  • April 14, 2010 at 6:30 pmSlashZero

    This show needs more cats.

    That scene with Nozomi sleeping on the couch? There should’ve been at least eight more cats on the screen. It’d be better and you know it.

    My rigorous analysis (involving a post-it pad and a pencil) of episodes one and two show the enjoyment in this show directly correlates with the number of cats onscreen.

  • April 15, 2010 at 2:53 amtomoyostar

    What do you mean by Satou and Arai having reversed roles?

  • April 15, 2010 at 6:48 amAuroraFlame

    Must have more Railgun maids. Suffering from Railgun withdrawal.

  • April 15, 2010 at 7:26 amNatsumi

    Am I the only one who thinks Nozomi looks a LOT like Iriya from Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu?

  • April 15, 2010 at 10:22 pmSilver

    @ Natsumi

    Kind of. She does have that somewhat similar outer look at first but after a while, no. But man, thanks for reminding me of the series again. It’s rather fun to watch together with Hanbun no Tsuki and Shinagami no Ballad.

  • April 16, 2010 at 8:10 amUnknownYu

    • April 16, 2010 at 4:32 pmakani

      Holy crap, I KNEW Otome looked familiar but I couldn’t quite place it. They both have almost the same onee-chan personality as well.

      I really wonder where Nozomi is from. And I wonder about her cat ears, I think Nozomi denied in that episode that they were cat ears.

  • April 16, 2010 at 10:35 amJohannes Ekberg

    Haha, the moon was caught in a typhoon

  • April 17, 2010 at 3:06 pmDmonHiro

    This is Railgun with switched personalities.

  • April 19, 2010 at 4:24 amrihito

    the problem with anime adapted from light novels: its pacing will be off.

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