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Random Musings – Finale Reflections

You know that empty and depressed feeling you get when you finish a really good series or come out of a really good movie?
I get that feeling maybe once or twice every few months, usually for a great show. In the spring, it was when Mai-Otome ended, and in the summer, it was when Fate-stay night ended. More recently, I got that feeling after I finished playing Xenosaga III during that one week break I took.
But if you asked me which finale gave me that feeling this past week, the answer might surprise you.

It wasn’t Blood+ or Ouran High School Host Club or ZEGAPAIN. It was Strawberry Panic.

Why? I’m not really sure myself. I ended up watching the end of Strawberry Panic a couple dozen times (not exaggerating), beating out by far how much I enjoyed the endings to all the other series. Even though I consider Blood+, Ouran, and ZEGAPAIN to be overall great shows with great endings, I loved even more how Strawberry Panic ended, despite it being fairly predictable and despite the show as a whole being not the best. Maybe it was because my expectations for it were low, or maybe it was because I loved the music in that final episode. But for whatever reason, Strawberry Panic’s finale gets my vote as the best one of this past week (see Poll at right). And now I’m going to stop writing before I start talking about the magical effect of yuri or something. :)
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September 30, 2006 at 3:46 am Comments (48)

Strawberry Panic – 26 (END)

The night before the Étoile selection, Nagisa is thinking about what would happen if morning never came and no one won or lost at becoming Étoile. Warning: This is a final episode, so spoilers abound!

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September 25, 2006 at 11:56 pm Comments (129)

Strawberry Panic – 25

As Shizuma continues to drill Nagisa and Tamao in their dancing, Miyuki and the other Miator student council members watch on.

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September 18, 2006 at 6:57 pm Comments (92)

Strawberry Panic! – 24

With limited time, Miyuki is pushing Nagisa and Tamao to dance well, which is one of the things they’ll need to do to become Étoiles.

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September 11, 2006 at 9:28 pm Comments (107)

Strawberry Panic! – 23

Miyuki informs Tamao that she’s one of the candidates to be Étoile for Miator and that Nagisa is going to be the other.

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September 4, 2006 at 10:58 pm Comments (117)

Strawberry Panic! – 22

Kaname corners Hikari in the woods again, but this time Hikari calls Kaname cowardly.

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August 28, 2006 at 9:56 pm Comments (80)

Strawberry Panic! – 20

When Nagisa had been crying on Miyuki’s back, Tamao had been outside that room listening in.

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August 14, 2006 at 8:48 pm Comments (85)

Strawberry Panic! – 19

Nagisa wakes up and finds Miyuki at her bedside.

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August 7, 2006 at 10:29 pm Comments (133)

Strawberry Panic! – 18

Shizuma and Nagisa take the long walk through the autumn forest to get to the vacation home.

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July 31, 2006 at 9:06 pm Comments (111)

Strawberry Panic! – 17

It’s autumn, which is a time for many things, including the Étoile selection.

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July 24, 2006 at 8:54 pm Comments (66)

Strawberry Panic! – 16

Preparations for the play are well underway as the girls start having rehearsals.

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July 18, 2006 at 1:42 am Comments (41)

Strawberry Panic! – 15

With the cultural festival coming up, the upperclassmen and the lowerclassmen are each tasked with putting on a play.

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July 10, 2006 at 8:44 pm Comments (29)

Strawberry Panic! – 14

The girls have another midnight tea party, but Hikari is noticeably absent.

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July 3, 2006 at 7:00 pm Comments (29)

Strawberry Panic! – 13

With the summer ending, Hikari is thinking about her promise with Amane.

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June 27, 2006 at 1:15 am Comments (28)

Strawberry Panic! – 12

Everyone leaves for home now that Summer School is over. The soft-core lesbian porn is back!

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June 23, 2006 at 11:42 pm Comments (31)

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