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Kuragehime – 11 (END)

「ジェリーフィッシュ・オブ・ドリームス」 (Jerīfisshu obu Dorīmusu)
“Jellyfish of Dreams”

Well what an incredibly anticlimactic solution to last week’s cliffhanger huh? To be honest, I didn’t give it much thought, and sadly, I don’t spend every waking moment wondering what the next episode of Kuragehime will reveal, but I seriously expected the Amamizu-kan to be a plot milestone this time. That said, the episode managed to tie up the series rather nicely, faithful to the manga or not (I wouldn’t know).

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December 31, 2010 at 7:13 pm Comments (39)

Kuragehime – 10

「愛とぬるま湯の日々」 (Ai to Nurumayu no Hibi)
“Days of Love and Lukewarm Water”

With only one more episode before the end, Kuragehime surprisingly reaches a climax that I just wasn’t expecting.

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December 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm Comments (24)

Kuragehime – 09

「真夜中のチェリーボーイ」 (Mayonaka no Cherībōi)
“Midnight Cherry Boy”

After revealing her intentions to blackmail, Shoko Inari certainly wastes no time in delaying what she wants, and quickly uses the photographs to force Shuu for a meetup with his father.

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December 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm Comments (20)

Kuragehime – 08

「ミリオンダラー・ベイビーズ」 (Miriondarā Beibīzu)
“Million Dollar Babies”

As it has been shown, purchasing the Amamizu-kan isn’t easy, but it has slowly become the main driving force of the story. Currently, Kuranosuke’s trying to find something to sell, and stumbles upon some ancient teasets. You’ve got to hand it to Kuranosuke for being persistent on finding things to sell, especially with the way he keeps coming up with new ideas. He might not want to inherit a political position, but he’d do well in business (or fashion business ;])

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December 11, 2010 at 1:46 am Comments (28)

Kuragehime – 07

「金融無職列島」 (Kinyū Mushoku Rettō)
“Islands of Unemployment Cash-lending”

Don’t mind us, Kuragehime’s just delivering another episode thick with development and romance that begs many questions yet answers little, giving a perfect balance of intrigue to keep watching. Yeah, it’s nothing special this season you know, so don’t worry, because you’re only just missing out on one of the best shows this season~

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December 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm Comments (44)

Kuragehime – 06

「ナイト・オブ・ザ・リビング・アマーズ」 (Naito obu za Ribingu Amāzu)
“Night of the Living Amars”

The story continues strong this week, with an undeniable yet confusing love in the air, and reverse fake rape somehow linking towards a past trauma. Yet somehow, it all remains fairly lighthearted, but the dire consequences inevitably remain for our underdog Shuu.

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November 27, 2010 at 3:31 am Comments (31)

Kuragehime – 05

「私はクラゲになりたい」 (Watashi wa Kurage ni Naritai)
“I Want to be a Jellyfish”

Having had a taste of normalcy, dabbled with a twinge of love, the loss of blissful ignorance coupled with Shuu’s own has sent Tsukimi down the spiral of depression.

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November 20, 2010 at 3:29 am Comments (40)

Kuragehime – 04

「水族館で逢いましょう」 (Suizokukan de Aimashō)
“I’ll see you in my Aquarium”

After knowing Tsukimi for a while, Kuranosuke has never looked at her “that” way. However, after seeing her entranced in a pure state with her love for jellyfish, he now finds himself questioning continuously where these “strange” feelings are coming from.

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November 12, 2010 at 4:07 am Comments (31)

Kuragehime – 03

「魔法をかけられて」 (Mahō wo Kakerarete)
“Enchanted”

Fashion speaks to many, and because of Kuranosuke’s attraction to the art of attraction, he decides to give Tsukimi a makeover (persuasion of course by seduction, but I wonder if he’s using his bishie charm or bijin charm), resulting in a beauty that just can’t go unnoticed.

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November 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm Comments (50)

Kuragehime – 02

「スキヤキ・ウエスタン・マツサカ」 (Sukiyaki Uesutan Matsusaka)
“Sukiyaki Western Matsusaka”

Not to be overshadowed by the females, Kuranosuke continues to visit the Amamizu complex, for the sole reason of seeing Tsukimi.

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October 29, 2010 at 2:28 am Comments (29)

Kuragehime – 01

「セックス・アンド・ザ・アマーズ」 (Sekkusu ando za Amāzu)
“Sex and the Amars”

Almost as weird as Manglobe taking on The World God Only Knows, Brains Base also steps out of its usual genre territory and decided to do an adaptation of the shoujo/josei series Kuragehime.

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October 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm Comments (56)