June 29, 2012 at 1:10 am Comments (22)
「終わらないナツヤスミ」 (Owaranai Natsu Yasumi)
“Endless Summer Vacation”
So it comes to an end. After only a few repeats, the endless summer came to a close. Lessons were learned, tears were shed, and life moves on once again, as it always must.
Final impressions included.
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June 23, 2012 at 12:06 am Comments (24)
「当たって砕けろ！東京シンデレラツアー」 (Atatte Kudakero! Toukyou Shinderera Tsua)
“Give it a Shot! Tokyo Cinderella Tour”
The audition. This episode represented the girls’ last, best chance to do something so they could all stay together forever. Or was it? Let me tell you, a lot happened this episode, and it was one of the best ones of the entire show.
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June 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm Comments (16)
「たいふうゆうれい、今日のオモイデ」 (Taifu Yuurei, Kyou no Omoide)
“A Typhoon, Ghosts, and Today’s Memory”
The Big Rock sometimes seems to act like a classic “monkey’s paw,” where wishes are fulfilled in ways the wishers didn’t intend. Well, except for the fact that here they usually lead to a fun little adventure, instead of soul-shattering horrors the likes of which man was never meant to experience. So I guess it’s nothing like it at all.
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June 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm Comments (32)
「旅のソラのさきのさき」 (Tabi no Sora no Saki no Saki)
“Saki and the Sky on Her Trip”
When I first read about Natsuiro Kiseki, I suspected it would be like the end of episode one, a show that fills you with wonder at what was to come. What I hoped it would be, was this.
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May 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm Comments (25)
「ゆううつフォートリップス」 (Yuuutsu Fou Torippusu)
“Melancholy For Trips”
This episode was aptly named, but let me suggest an alternative: Mizukoshi Saki no Yuuutsu. Except this time, the monsters are reeeeal!! Naw, just kidding, they’re not. The melancholy definitely is, though.
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May 19, 2012 at 1:49 am Comments (22)
「雨にオネガイ」 (Ame ni Onegai)
“A Wish on the Rain”
I can’t help but think that the way this episode was told was sub-optimal, but the feelings it delivered were really nice. That’s why when I finished this episode and leaned back, I was quite satisfied, and it was only when I started thinking about what I was going to write that I was reminded of the flaws. That just goes to show you that yes, thinking too much probably is unhealthy sometimes. Whoops.
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May 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm Comments (25)
「夏海のダブルス」 (Natsumi no Daburusu)
Somehow, I’m starting to really feel the slice-of-life aspects of this show.
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May 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm Comments (27)
「夏風邪とクジラ」 (Natsukaze to Kujira)
“Summer Colds and Whales”
What’s with this week and me blogging about cute anime girls getting sick? Not that I’m complaining. Though maybe that’s just the LSD whale talking.
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April 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm Comments (52)
「ユカまっしぐら」 (Yuka Masshigura)
“Yuka’s At Full Speed”
I’ve made a big thing about the yuri vibes in this show, but this week they went completely in the other direction. So Yuka likes Takashi-kun – her cousin, as it turns out – enough to cutely panic when he appears. The only problem? He likes Saki.
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April 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm Comments (36)
「下田ではトキドキ少女は空をとぶ」 (Shimoda de wa Tokidoki Shōjo wa Sora o Tobu)
“Sometimes Girls Fly in Shimoda”
This time, instead of a fight between two middle school girls, we get a fight between two shouta. Not the best place to take the plot, Sunrise. What are these males doing in my cute girl anime??
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April 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm Comments (56)
「ココロかさねて」 (Kokoro Ka Sanete)
Everyone, I am sorry. I was wrong. It’s official…we have yuri undertones! And a little something unexpected to boot.
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April 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm Comments (61)
「11回目のナツヤスミ」 (Ju-Ichi-Kaime no Natsu Yasumi)
“Our 11th Summer Vacation”
This show has a lot of potential. Good pacing, deft atmosphere, likable characters, and hook at the end that left me wondering what will come next. And that’s the key word, “wonder.” Life leaves many of us cynical and jaded, but this show opens up the heart to the gentle wonder of what could be. Are you willing to believe again, even for just half an hour?
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