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Tasogare Otome x Amnesia – 13 (OVA)

OP1.8 Sequence

OP: 「CHOIR JAIL」 by 鈴木このみ (Suzuki Konomi)

「退魔乙女」 (Taima Otome)
“Exorcism Maiden”

One of my favourite ghosts is back to haunt us with an extra episode of shenanigans and festivities! This unaired episode centred on Kirie which doesn’t bother me at all because she is an amazing character. Even the opening sequence was dedicated to her and her exorcism. Unfortunately, she is not very good at exorcism, or studies, or athletics – but she has a talent when it comes to posing! Kirie’s poses are some of the most unique ones I’ve come across this year. I had to double check to make sure I wasn’t watching a SHAFT show. SILVER LINK definitely has done a great job with Tasogare Otome x Amnesia. The visuals, the animation, the abstract and artistic backgrounds are just a few of the many things they should be praised for.

While the episode did allow us to see the admirable Kirie’s personality a bit more, we were also thrown into the daily activities of the Paranormal Investigations club. As usual, there was a mystery involved, but unlike the previous ones, this one was not related to Yuuko! Momoe found herself a list with various rumours, and true to the club’s spirit, our four main characters went to investigate all of them.

It was hard to keep myself from laughing at some of the activities these characters took part in. Silly Momoe still doesn’t know about Yuuko, so when the ghost decided to pull some pranks in the middle of the investigations, she thought the rumours were true. Seeing Yuuko’s childish and sweet sides reminded me of why I enjoyed this anime so much. She may be acting like a child, but her feelings are all sincere and her love for Teiichi is genuine. Yuuko is probably one of my favourite characters of 2012. So in the end, even if these rumours were unrelated to Yuuko, she somewhat made them seem true – in a way, she became the “culprit” anyway!

This episode was really heart-warming, and it reminded me of how much I had missed this anime. Its characters are so lovable. Even if the plot is not very strong, and at some points can lack a common thread that keeps the story together, all the lovely personalities of this show make it worth watching this. And if that is not enough, this episode was filled with treats. Orgasmic torture, butt naked bishies, or just beautiful women – take your pick, there is fanservice of all kinds!

Having said that, with this episode, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia truly feels complete, but in a way, it leaves a door open for more possibilities. I doubt there will be more to this series in the form of anime, but one can always have hope. Nonetheless, this series has truly been enjoyable and it means a lot to me, especially as a blogger on this site, because this anime was the first one I ever wrote about from beginning to end. It’s one of the most memorable paranormal romance series I’ve come across, and it will always have a special spot in my heart.

Full-length shots: 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 23, 26, 35, 36, 37, 38

December 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm
  • December 11, 2012 at 12:26 pmKingofConquerors

    wait, wait, is this subbed yet? all i could find was the RAW version….

    • December 11, 2012 at 1:23 pmMichael

      Not to my knowledge. That’s why this post is more pictures and vague descriptions rather than actual content.

      • December 12, 2012 at 6:24 amMichael

        … and no one here can contradict me. They can only try to censor me, fruitlessly.

      • December 12, 2012 at 7:38 amSpinning

        You are a sad man. I pity you.

      • December 12, 2012 at 7:49 amMichael

        Thanks for the reverse endorsement, Spinning.

  • December 11, 2012 at 4:17 pmHercules Poirot

    • December 11, 2012 at 7:57 pmNo Reality

      Some call her Senjougahara.

  • December 11, 2012 at 4:41 pmbananas


  • December 11, 2012 at 4:53 pmNugester


  • December 11, 2012 at 9:19 pmctscloud

    Looks like a good closure to a great series:)

  • December 12, 2012 at 7:09 amOtaku Talk

    Why exactly has this not been subbed yet? I really liked this series and the RAW has been out for quite some time? Is it just not a quality RAW or did people really not like this series? I must see this!

    • December 12, 2012 at 7:32 amWelkin

      Probably the latter on the fansubbers’ part. There’s no translation to be ripped/borrowed and synced with the RAW. Unless you want to persuade UTW or Hadena to translate it, you might have to be satisfied with the RAW.

      • December 17, 2012 at 10:42 amWelkin

        Looks like Commie just released the Direction’s Cut and the OVA. Huh, I wasn’t expecting that.

  • December 12, 2012 at 12:43 pmjeff

    it’s not subbed but I can watch the raw

  • December 12, 2012 at 5:04 pmaru

    And manga is reaching the end too

    Also I heard there is a Director’s cut of Ep12.. but no subs..

    • December 12, 2012 at 5:52 pmDragoZERO

      It is winding down. Makes me wish the anime waited for it to finish.

  • December 13, 2012 at 12:26 amStranger

    Dammit, I can’t find it anywhere.

  • December 13, 2012 at 8:33 amAoihoshikage

    Nice, been waiting for this OVA. I had a feeling it was some mid-season episode, but was secretly hoping that it would be an epilogue. Despite the short season and ton of stuff cut out of the manga, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia remains one of my favorite manga to anime adaptations. It’s short, sweet, coherent and had a good balance of story and characters. I still wonder though, was the author was involved with ending as it looks like the manga is headed in that direction as well?

  • December 13, 2012 at 1:24 pmBanana Furikake

    Cute ending.

    A little competition- some hot tubs- a lot of fan service- checking out some “lost” horror stories- all good fun.

  • December 14, 2012 at 3:26 amc2710

    waiting for someone to sub it

  • December 15, 2012 at 5:08 amD

    I don’t need subs, but if some sub group out there wants a translation, I’d be willing to help out. Anything to get more people into this good series. :D

  • December 16, 2012 at 6:35 amA

    ^ We would be able to sub it, although how can i grab this episode raw version..?

  • December 17, 2012 at 8:23 pmrandom viewer

    Oh what fun to have watched this. Happy end. ^_^

  • December 26, 2012 at 5:50 amSingerOfW

    Kirie’s poses are some of the most unique ones I’ve come across this year.
    JoJo’s airing this year, too, by the way, and Kirie’s poses are certainly inspired by it.

    I had to double check to make sure I wasn’t watching a SHAFT show.
    Having a former SHAFT employee certainly helps.

  • February 17, 2013 at 5:13 pmLim Lynn

    Love the anime but going to watch the Episode 12 director’s cut version. Seems stranger download anime no longer available thus got to rewatch it.