「昏黒乙女」 (Konkuro Otome)
“Black Sunset Maiden”
Yuuko can’t be creepy! She is just a childish shotacon. No wait! That might be creepy…
Before I write my impressions, I just want to say that I’m very happy to be able to cover this show. While this season has offered us a variety of flashy shows, well written plots, good animation, amazing music – it also has shows like Tasogare Otome x Amnesia – a sweet, mellow show that has a little bit of everything good in it. I love this show way more than I thought I would when I wrote the preview post for it.
So how can a mellow show, in a season like this, be so good? My answer for that question is hands down – Yuuko. She is definitely my favorite character for this season, and I love her regardless of her appearance. Be it a skeleton, ugly emotions, a shotacon, or simply a naked Yuuko – she is perfect!
Like I’d expected last week, we got our final introduction – Kanoe Kirie, the relative of Yuuko, and with that, our cast has assembled, and the club is now complete! The reason why Kirie could see Yuuko was an old photograph of Yuuko. Kirie turned out to be Yuuko’s younger sister’s grandchild, and because Kirie was aware of this, she could see Yuuko. But the Yuuko she could see was a tad different from the one we’ve seen lingering around Teiichi. And why is that? – Well, that’s the mystery of the week.
Most mystery shows have an episode where “spiriting away” is a problem, just like this episode. I don’t want to reveal too much so I’ll make a long story short: Kirie saw Yuuko as an ugly being because she believed Yuuko to be a ghost who attracts people, spiriting them away. But that turned out to be a mistake because Yuuko’s body is in a place full of protection wards and charms. So who is this evil spirit behind the rumor? That question remains unanswered for now.
With that problem solved (about Yuuko, not the spiriting away), we now have our fourth club member, and she seems to be a tsundere – not that I mind. I’m looking forward to her character development. But what I’m looking forward to the most will always be Yuuko. She is so unpredictable and fun to watch – especially her relation with Teiichi, a remarkable relation.
I was a bit pissed when Teiichi listened to Kirie and doubted Yuuko, but I’m glad everything turned out to be wrong. I guess it’s because I love Yuuko so much, even though what Teiichi did was the only logical thing to do. And speaking of Teiichi – I said it last week and I’ll say it again – he sure is lucky…
Having that being said, I’d like to introduce you to “Stereoman’s corner”, another version of the “Random thoughts” you’ve seen on some other posts by the other writers. I thought it’d be fun to use it because there is something I’d like to discuss with you this week.
Note 1: Using 1080p again!
Note 2: Please, use the spoiler tags!
Note 3: If someone’s opinion annoys you, please don’t argue with that person, this is supposed to be a friendly discussion.
Note 4: I’m very sorry, I didn’t expect the discussion to be in the way. I won’t do this kind of thing again!