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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 09

「秋の嵐がやってきた」 (Aki no Arashi Gayattekita)
“An Autumn Storm Blows In”

Enter Rita Einswoltz, the busty, blonde-haired ex-roommate of Mashiro’s who throws Sorata’s mind back into chaos.

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December 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm Comments (130)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 08

「どでかい花火をあげてみろ」 (Dodekai Hanabi Woagetemiro)
“Let’s Fire a Big Firework”

“Getting serious can be pretty crazy!” If any line exemplifies this series so far, that’s it. If you’re chasing after your dreams – or still trying to “be realistic” – perhaps you should be watching this show. It’s talking to you.

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November 27, 2012 at 12:57 am Comments (107)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 07

「彼女のきょうしゅう」 (Kanojo Nokyoushuu)
“She Attacks”

Hilarious episode! Sorata’s little sister attacks from another angle, giving J.C. Staff a whole new avenue to mine for comedy…and ecchi :3

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November 20, 2012 at 12:15 am Comments (103)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 06

「雨あがりの青」 (Ame Agarino Ao)
“The Blue After the Rain”

After the collapse, after all her troubles come crashing down on her…they all come out the other side closer than ever. Such is friendship, tried and true, and getting a trial right here.

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November 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm Comments (114)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 05

「さくら荘のまじめな彼女」 (Sakurasou Nomajimena Kanojo)
“The Serious Girl of Sakurasou”

Let’s talk about misunderstandings. A good old staple of the romcom (and comedy) genres, there are times when misunderstandings work, and times when they don’t – but sometimes, they work best of all.

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November 6, 2012 at 12:10 am Comments (96)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 04

「色を変える世界」 (Shoku wo Kae ru Sekai)
“A World Changing Color”

Stories are at their best when they touch upon the cornerstones of human life, on emotions and trials and tribulations its audience has faced and perhaps not yet overcome. That’s what we saw here, both in the effect of Shiina’s manga on herself and Sorata, and in the story’s message to us all.

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October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm Comments (131)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 03

「近すぎて遠い…」 (Chikasugite Tooi…)
“So Close and Yet So Far…”

The third episode. This is the third episode, and already they’re throwing emotional fastballs like we’re sprinting down the final stretch. Except we’re not, because they still took the time for some hijinx, and they’re still only beginning to build up the characters. This show…this show has been gravely underestimated. So far, it’s great!

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October 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm Comments (126)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 02

「絵を描いてきたの」 (E wo Egai Tekitano)
“I’ve Painted Pictures”

The key to a great comedy (to me) is deftly mixing a bit of plot progression and character development in with all the crazy antics. Amidst hilarious misunderstandings, birthday hijinx, and an art modeling session gone very, very right, we learn a little more about our characters as the story moves steadily forward.

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October 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm Comments (60)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 01

「ねこ・しろ・ましろ」 (Neko. Shiro. Mashiro)
“Cat. White. Mashiro”

Take it slow, don’t rush, establish the characters, establish the mood – that’s how I imagine the production team approached this first episode, and I must say, I am pleased. Every step of the way, from the first sight of cherry blossoms fluttering on the screen to the final roll of credits at the end, served to continually reinforce the mood of a soft, warm, and sweet romantic comedy. There just might be something special going on here.

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October 9, 2012 at 10:51 pm Comments (73)

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