In this episode we get to see the ‘leader’ of the trio that’s after Phryne and we also learn that Clain doesn’t really want to be alone like he so appears to. Also, the eight o’clock prayers is merely a pretext for the Fractale system to collect data from its subjects whose worst fear is becoming bound to someone or something. It’s really sad that Clain’s parents don’t even consider moving in with him, limiting theirselves to the Doppel form to keep a very negligent eye on him, just because they don’t want to feel connected to him or their house. And in comes Nessa, someone who longs exactly for the opposite of the Fractale system: she longs for a family, for a home, for a connection. I’m really curious to see what her connection to Phryne is and why is Phryne constantly on the run. The Ghibli style animation didn’t disappoint in this second episode. I am enjoying this – I would even if the story was bad, which isn’t the case, because the animation is so colourful and detailed that it’s a joy to watch. It’s almost like you’re expecting Howl to appear any second.
The Queen Berry mystery was solved and it seems like the next episode will be based on the first chapter of the original manga (why they chose to make up a whole new arc for the first three episodes, I don’t know). I felt really bad for the culprit – she only wanted revenge, after all it must’ve been really tough going through such a horrifying experience, right? On the other hand, the other revelation this episode offered was a bit obvious to me: the detective being Victorique’s brother. I didn’t think he was her half– brother but I thought they were definitely related. I mean, they have the same last name. One thing I’m really liking about this show is that Victorique is not just your average tsundere character, just as Kujo isn’t your average idiotic side-kick. If it was so, I would’ve dropped the show right after the first episode. But no. Victorique has some tsundere moments but she can be really sweet and affectionate at the same time, while Kujo can pretty much stand his own ground. This episode had some very sweet moments between the two, like the one pictured above.
Hourou Musuko (2/11)
Well. I think I’m watching it just because I know it has serious dramatic potential. The episode was enjoyable and sweet, but there was no real development between the main characters themselves apart from Nitori admitting he was falling harder for Takatsuki. Hopefully the preview for the next episode looks promising: at least we get to know who the woman who offered the boy’s uniform to Takatsuki is. Just a side note: I really don’t understand why so many people think this show is confusing or wrong. Nitori is physically a boy and Takatsuki’s physically a girl, but deep inside the first is a girl and the latter a boy. This is called transsexuality. What is so wrong or confusing about it? Also, it’s perfectly natural that Nitori has feelings for Takatsuki. Think about it this way: Nitori is a girl, Takatsuki is a boy. There you go. Not so hard to understand why it’s acceptable for them to fall for each other right? I’m interested to see how it picks up and I repeat: I sense some serious drama ahead. And I like my drama as much as the next girl.
Kimi ni Todoke -2nd season-(2/13)
THE PAIN! Once again nothing happens! I dropped the first series precisely because of this but, hoping that at least in this second one they would be a bit different than they were before, I gave it a try. And I will still keep on watching because I, more than anyone, want to see the moment these two TWATS get together. Sawako, I get it, you’re shy, but you’ve had proof he cares about you. Kazehaya, stop being so slow on the uptake. Really. The first episode was all about giving out (or not giving out) Valentines’ Day chocolates. This episode was all about… picking class reps? I think the only thing that slightly happened here was that we got to see more of this guy:
I think his role will be the kind of role Maity-sensei had in Lovely Complex. Just to destabilize things a bit and make Kazehaya do something about Sawako. I might be wrong, though. I haven’t read the manga and I have no intention whatsoever in doing so. I’m just glad there’s a whole week to go until the next episode, because if I had to listen to Sawako thinking for another whole episode I might start pulling my hair off.
Level E (2/?)
This was one of this episode’s funniest moments. Oh my, this show was quite the surprise for me! I’m not a fan of alien-related stories so I was kind of uneasy when I started watching this last week but, surprisingly, I thought the first episode was OK, so I decided to give it another go. And I’m glad I did! This is one of the funniest of the season. In this episode we were introduced to the captain of Baka’s ship (yes, the alien prince is called Baka) – who was quite the funny man himself – and they found themselves in deep s**t. I think next episode’s going to be hilarious; the build-up surely was. I think my boyfriend would approve this show. Also, Namikawa Daisuke is such a good seiyuu!