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Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 12 (END)

「約束です♪」 (Yakusoku Desu ♪)
“It’s a Promise ♪”

Two seasons and 24 episodes later, we find ourselves at the end of the second run of Nogizaka Haruka. Things are left pretty open-ended for a possible third season, but whether or not we’ll get one is anyone’s guess. Here, the story concludes with a Nogizaka-funded trip to the hot springs, where Yuuto finds himself stranded out in a snowstorm with Haruka.

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December 22, 2009 at 7:34 am Comments (33)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 11

「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.

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December 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm Comments (19)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 10

「こんなことになっちゃって…… (Konna Koto ni Nacchatte……)
“It’s Become Like This……”

Ugh, I thought I was covering Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu here, not WHITE ALBUM. Deceptive managers doing what they think is best for an upcoming idol while her boyfriend’s sent away only to end up as another idol’s manager? Thank god Yuuto’s no Touya at least and doesn’t sleep with every girl who lets him. In other news, we have shameless seiyuu plugs galore with all of N’s members mentioned.

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December 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm Comments (47)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 09

「初体験です☆」 (Hatsutaiken Desu☆)
“It’s My First Time☆”

Haruka must be really sheltered by her princess-like lifestyle if she’s never had a hamburger before. What’s even more surprising though is that this week is supposedly her and Yuuto’s first date. All those previous Akiba-kei outings don’t count according to Mika, which when you think about it, really means they haven’t had a proper date yet. Somewhat shocking when it’s been 20 episodes since the start of season one.

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December 1, 2009 at 2:41 am Comments (27)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 08

「してあげる……」 (Shite Ageru……)
“I’ll Do It For You……”

Yuuto continues to establish himself as a male protagonist who’s different from your typical harem leads. Instead of finding ways to sneak into Mika’s all-girl’s middle school, he’s more concerned about looking like a criminal and getting arrested.

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November 24, 2009 at 7:25 pm Comments (30)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 07

「入っちゃったかも……」 (Icchatta Kamo……)
“It Might Have Gone In……”

Oh screw you Yuuto. You already have Haruka; you don’t have to win over Shiina as well. I don’t care how nice Yuuto is. His kindness is just toying with a young girl’s maiden heart! Also, Biribiri (Satou Rina) is mine!

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November 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm Comments (27)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 06

「身体が、熱いんです……」 (Shintai ga, Atsuin Desu……)
“My Body is Hot……”

All this talk about Gentou and Akiho kissing on the legendary rendevous cape (ouse-misaki 逢瀬岬) during the first sunrise of the new year, and all we get from Yuuto and Haruka is a peck on the cheek. It was the perfect moment with the perfect setting. Can you say, weak sauce? -_-;

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November 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm Comments (16)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 05

「…いい…」 (…Ii…)
“…Good…”

Forget Shiina, Haruka better watch out for her maids — they’re going to steal Yuuto if she’s not careful. He’s just too smooth with the ladies. As such, this week gave me flashbacks of season one when Yuuto could do or say no wrong.

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November 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm Comments (32)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 04

「裕人さんのにおい…」 (Yuuto-san no Nioi…)
“Yuuto’s Scent…”

With the help of the Christmas season, Yuuto and Haruka have managed to get back to their lovey-dovey ways. However, that doesn’t mean they’ve let up on the service shots, including several of Haruka up top.

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October 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm Comments (27)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 03

「あっ,痛……」 (Aa, Ita……)
“Ah, Ow…”

What the hell is Sanzenin Nagi doing in Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu? Did she jump series after Hayate no Gotoku! ended? What’s with all the panty shots too? In comparison, Kampfer, SoraOto, and 11eyes can barely even be considered fan-service anymore.

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October 20, 2009 at 1:53 am Comments (35)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 02

「入れてください……」 (Irete Kudasai…)
“Please Put It In…”

Haruka and Yuuto head to a mini comiket to sell some “clean” Nocturne High School Lacrosse doujinshi. I could just sense the piercing glares from otaku as they wonder why a “normal” guy like Yuuto would bring a school idol to their holy ground.

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October 13, 2009 at 3:56 am Comments (21)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza – 01

「一緒に,いきたいです……」 (Issho ni, Ikitai Desu……)
“I Want to Go with You…”

The continuation of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu turns up the fan-service by starting off with a hot spring episode. Too bad they have a run in with the ultimate enemy of hot spring episodes… STEAM!

* Steam problem solved. Screencaps updated with more fan-service and overall clarity.

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October 6, 2009 at 2:30 am Comments (45)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – 12 (END)

「秘密です!」 (Himitsu Desu!)
“It’s a Secret!”

Episode at a Glance:
After making her grand appearance with her parents, Haruka notices that Yuuto isn’t among the guests yet.

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September 26, 2008 at 1:16 am Comments (44)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – 11

「…お待たせしました♪」 (…Omataseshimashita ♪)
“…Sorry For Making You Wait ♪”

Episode at a Glance:
On the phone with Mika, Yuuto learns that Haruka’s birthday is on October 20th and is asked to keep that evening open for a party.

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September 19, 2008 at 3:07 am Comments (31)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – 10

「一緒に,いたいです…」 (Issho ni, Itai Desu)
“I Want to Be… Together”

Episode at a Glance:
Prior to Haruka’s arrival, Shiina tells Yuuto what a great guy he is, having helped her with the swimming relay and executive committee work.

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September 12, 2008 at 5:26 am Comments (29)

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