Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 12 (END)

「ほのかに白い終業式」 (Honoka ni Shroi Shuugyoushiki)
“Pale White Graduation”

For its final episode, Itsuka Tenma went out on a really high note. Not only was there the perfect balance between fanservice and character building, but if the story had been at this point about six episodes ago, it felt like the perfect jumping off point before a big, badass arc.

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 10

「神隠しの同級生」 (Kamikakushi no Doukyuusei)
“Classmate Spirited Away”

In an effort to push the story forward, I think that this show is slipping back into the problem of pushing too much story into one episode. Using the Beach Arc as an example of how things can get really fun and interesting when it’s broken up into pieces, I’m hoping that these last few episodes can bring some kind of closure without making it feel like a cop out.

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 06

「すれ違いの(課外)授業」 (Surechigai no (Kagai) Jyugyou)
“(Extracurricular) Activities While Passing Each Other By”

Even with almost no references to anything in the past five episodes, I think that this has been the best episode thus far. I’m sure that my bias for slice-of-life elements and high school romcoms is butting its head in here, but I think this show flows a lot better when it’s not trying too hard to be serious.

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 05

「そして天魔が、歌われる」 (Soshite Tenma Ga, Utawareru)
“And The Tenma is Sung”

Unlike the previous episodes where there was very little, if any plot-related material, this episode when coupled with the serious parts of last week’s make for the beginning of what sounds like a really interesting story. I’m not sure what it was about this week’s episode but I just didn’t want it to end!

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 04

「いまだ天魔は歌われない」 (Imada Tenma ha Utawarenai)
“The Tenma Has Yet to Sing”

I wouldn’t say that this show is bad, but it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea. Sure there may be a ton of questions that are being brought up, but there’s the hope that everything will be answered in the end, right? Either way, the events in this episode raised so many different questions that I felt inclined to start drafting a flow chart.

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 03

「《月》が揺れるプールサイド」 ((Suki) ga Yureru Puuru Saido)
“(Month) of the Poolside Swing”

It must absolutely suck to be Haruka right now. Besides getting dropped on a moment’s notice when a new girl appears, I feel so bad that she’s trying to hard when there’s so much working against her — and it’s not like these are thing she could even deal with!