Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – 11, 12 (END)

「今年の夏はバスケと超能力と布団と天体観測と祭りと野球と女々たんと」 (Kotoshi no Natsu wa Basuke to Chōnōryoku to Futon to Tentai Kansoku to Matsuri to Yakyū to Meme-tan to)
“This Summer is about Basketball and Espers and Futons and Astronomical Observations and Festivals and Baseball and Meme and…”

I was expecting a more extravagant two-episode finale, which would include the festival that was supposed to come after the baseball game, but it didn’t happen. Instead, what gave the appearance of “closure” that finales typically ensemble was a focus on Niwa, our romantically indecisive protagonist.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – 08

「ツィオルコフスキーの祈り」 (Tsiorukofusukī no Inori)
“Tsiolkovsky’s Prayer”

I suppose it’s clever that this four episode arc was really about Meme, who apparently spent 28 years before coming up with an idea to stop grandma from thinking about the gods taking away her life, an idea which was only triggered by Yamam- Ashiro anyway.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – 06

「リュウ『コ』さんの、なんちゅーか、もやーっと」 (Ryū”ko”-san no, Nanchū ka, mo Yātto)
“Ryū’ko’-san’s feeling… kinda… glum…”

Though it doesn’t strike as obvious at first, the bubbly Ryuuko starts to wonder about her feelings towards Niwa, providing the first glimpse of budding romance.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – 03

「地を這う少女の不思議な刹那」 (Chi o Hau Shōjo no Fushigi na Setsuna)
“A Strange Moment for the Girl Bound to the Ground”

So basically, this felt like a three episode prologue to the first “in reality” meeting between Makoto and Erio. Due to her being such an incoherent wall until now, coming to her senses actually did feel like, “oh wow, so she can be normal.” Would this be a moe gap?