OP: 「CHOIR JAIL」 by 鈴木このみ (Suzuki Konomi)
「退魔乙女」 (Taima Otome)
One of my favourite ghosts is back to haunt us with an extra episode of shenanigans and festivities! This unaired episode centred on Kirie which doesn’t bother me at all because she is an amazing character. Even the opening sequence was dedicated to her and her exorcism. Unfortunately, she is not very good at exorcism, or studies, or athletics – but she has a talent when it comes to posing! Kirie’s poses are some of the most unique ones I’ve come across this year. I had to double check to make sure I wasn’t watching a SHAFT show. SILVER LINK definitely has done a great job with Tasogare Otome x Amnesia. The visuals, the animation, the abstract and artistic backgrounds are just a few of the many things they should be praised for.
While the episode did allow us to see the admirable Kirie’s personality a bit more, we were also thrown into the daily activities of the Paranormal Investigations club. As usual, there was a mystery involved, but unlike the previous ones, this one was not related to Yuuko! Momoe found herself a list with various rumours, and true to the club’s spirit, our four main characters went to investigate all of them.
It was hard to keep myself from laughing at some of the activities these characters took part in. Silly Momoe still doesn’t know about Yuuko, so when the ghost decided to pull some pranks in the middle of the investigations, she thought the rumours were true. Seeing Yuuko’s childish and sweet sides reminded me of why I enjoyed this anime so much. She may be acting like a child, but her feelings are all sincere and her love for Teiichi is genuine. Yuuko is probably one of my favourite characters of 2012. So in the end, even if these rumours were unrelated to Yuuko, she somewhat made them seem true – in a way, she became the “culprit” anyway!
This episode was really heart-warming, and it reminded me of how much I had missed this anime. Its characters are so lovable. Even if the plot is not very strong, and at some points can lack a common thread that keeps the story together, all the lovely personalities of this show make it worth watching this. And if that is not enough, this episode was filled with treats. Orgasmic torture, butt naked bishies, or just beautiful women – take your pick, there is fanservice of all kinds!
Having said that, with this episode, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia truly feels complete, but in a way, it leaves a door open for more possibilities. I doubt there will be more to this series in the form of anime, but one can always have hope. Nonetheless, this series has truly been enjoyable and it means a lot to me, especially as a blogger on this site, because this anime was the first one I ever wrote about from beginning to end. It’s one of the most memorable paranormal romance series I’ve come across, and it will always have a special spot in my heart.