Sun 11 Mar 2012
|2||Ano Natsu de Matteru||J.C. Staff||9||–|
|3||Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou||Sunrise||9||1|
|5||Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku||Satelight||10||–|
On the cusp: Natsume Yuujin-chou Shi, Persona 4: the Animation, Aquarion Evol, Hunter x Hunter
I was so certain that I would put Nisemonogatari as 4th or 5th after before I watched episode 10, seeing how much I was disappointed of episode 9, but NO, they had to make it good. For example, we finally know why Tsukihi is a phoenix, how the 2 new characters introduced last episode was important to Tsukihi’s arc. Yes, the part where Koyomi stripped Tsukihi is still scandalous, but heck, it was less sketchy than what happened with the toothbrush, and that IT ACTUALLY HAD AN IMPORTANCE. Well, I guess since this is the second last episode, they had to actually start the main story…only to wrap it up next episode…
FNZNA (Fnzna’s Side Dish)
Nisemonogatari returns to 1st this week after an eventful episode where shit colloquially got real. The “Tsukihi Phoenix” arc kicked into high gear as we are familiarized with the conflict and the nature of the beast. I’m excited for the finale this episode sets up.
Ano Natsu de Matteru stays at 2nd place this week, solidifying its place high on the rankings and proving that it’s a show definitely worth watching this season, as Aeroblip constantly tells me.
What I liked about this week’s episode of Ano Natsu was that it started working towards a resolution earlier than I expected it would. I know a lot of people think the main couple aren’t very interesting, but the fact that they’re actually getting together is rather surprising. I’m very curious where this is going to lead and what the last few episodes will be dealing with.
Yerocha (Shades of Grey)
As the season winds to a close, several shows are approaching their finale. Notably, Nisemonogatari ends next week, and Chihayafuru ends in two weeks, along with Another, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, and Rinne no Lagrange.
Now that we’re almost approaching to the near end, I’m so enjoying Chihayafuru because it knows how to create some sense of urgency for you to really love and remember the show. The music background as the Karuta competition commence suits very well with the atmosphere and the intensity of the game. More importantly, with every episode the characters grow in you.
SnippetTee (Lemmas and Submodalities)