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Sasameki Koto – 13 (END)

「CALLING YOU」
“Calling You”

If this were any episode but the last, I would’ve been more okay with the long drawn-out scenes where Sumika is desperately trying to get in touch with Ushio. Likewise with the ones where Ushio’s eagerly awaiting Sumika’s phone call. The pacing was as usual, but this is the finale and I wanted to see something happen!

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December 31, 2009 at 6:09 am Comments (29)

Sasameki Koto – 12

「雨を見たかい」 (Ame wo Mita kai)
“Have You Seen the Rain?”

A day at school during the summer break turns into a full-out scavenger hunt after a sudden downpour. While the rain manages to cool down the unbearable heat wave, the Girls Club finds themselves taking an unexpected dip in the school fountain before it’s all said and done.

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December 25, 2009 at 5:15 am Comments (12)

Sasameki Koto – 11

「なんでもない」 (Nande mo Nai)
“It’s Nothing”

It’s just a hunch on my part, but Sumika x Ushio feels really close now. With Azusa aware of how they really feel about one another and taking a step back from Sumika, it’s only a matter of time before Ushio realizes as well. Azusa handles herself quite gracefully after Tomoe offers a few words of wisdom, but oddly enough, a trip to the pool is what got us there.

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December 19, 2009 at 7:17 am Comments (13)

Sasameki Koto – 10

「ハプニング・イン・サマー」 (Hapuningu in Samaa)
“Happening in Summer”

I thought I was prepared for Tomoe taking the wheel of a vehicle and putting other people’s lives in her hands. Boy was I wrong though, after seeing the state of what was formerly known as a car spark up and explode. What a way to start their summer vacation — with a bang.

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December 10, 2009 at 3:41 am Comments (14)

Sasameki Koto – 09

「ひまわりの君」 (Himawari no Kimi)
“The Sunflower You”

Why settle for a fan magazine about your favorite writer when you can go all the way with your own short novel? Azusa’s on the right track in that regard as she slaves away in front of the computer screen writing night after night. Hmm, that sounds exactly like what I do… *sniff*

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December 3, 2009 at 4:32 am Comments (12)

Sasameki Koto – 08

「Ripple」
“Ripple”

Sumika you animal! You made Ushio cry! I wish I could take that thought and run with it for the rest of the post, but both her and Ushio don’t even know why it happened. Those poor girls don’t even realize their love is already there at some subconscious level.

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November 26, 2009 at 2:17 am Comments (18)

Sasameki Koto – 07

「少年少女」 (Shounen Shoujo)
“Boys and Girls”

It’s a shame more people don’t check out other genres of anime and see what they have to offer as this episode of Sasameki Koto was absolute gold. I’m often asked what I see in yuri anime and accused of the obvious, but I can definitively say it’s for unexpected screenplay such as this. They took a whole different spin on the trap bit by having Sumika go on a date with “Akemi”, thanks to his bro-con little sister Manaka.

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November 18, 2009 at 10:42 pm Comments (29)

Sasameki Koto – 06

「二人の夜」 (Futari no Yoru)
“A Night Together”

Well that was unexpected. The second year senpai from episode one, Nishikigi Chizuka (Hayami Saori), wants to make up with Ushio all of a sudden. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Sumika in this situation, watching Ushio spend a night over at her place for some emotional “best friend” support while still unaware of her true feelings.

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November 12, 2009 at 3:53 am Comments (12)

Sasameki Koto – 05

「friends」
“Friends”

Now this is the Saitou Chiwa that I know. Miyako is bratty, obnoxious, yet somewhat cute, unlike the other end of the spectrum seen in Senjougahara Hitagi. What’s surprising here is Takagaki Ayahi, who’s voicing Sumika like I’ve never heard her before.

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November 4, 2009 at 8:41 pm Comments (13)

Sasameki Koto – 04

「4+1」
“4+1”

I know it’s a trap, but I don’t mind so much when “Yamasaki Akemi” is an unwilling participant. It leads to some pretty good humour along the way, which I’m all for.

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October 29, 2009 at 1:05 am Comments (12)

Sasameki Koto – 03

「ファーストキス」 (Faasuto Kisu)
“First Kiss”

It just had to be an Ultraman mask didn’t it? If I were in Sumika’s shoes, I would’ve ripped that mask off Ushio’s face at the last moment before going in for the “kill”.

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October 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm Comments (23)

Sasameki Koto – 02

「かわいいひとたち」 (Kawaii Hitotachi)
“Pretty People”

Hmm, things are getting pretty deep here. And by that, I mean they’ve dug themselves into one complicated, relationship hole. It’s a trap!

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October 14, 2009 at 7:46 pm Comments (32)

Sasameki Koto – 01

「ささめきこと」 (Sasameki Koto)
“Whispered Words”

Girl-on-girl action at a co-ed school? I feel sorry for the guys attending there.

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October 8, 2009 at 5:12 am Comments (25)