Posted by psgels on 29 August 2010 with categories: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru



Holy crap, here is one series that suddenly became just better and better. Seriously, these past two episodes have far surpassed anything else this series had offered up to that point. And this episode ended with yet another cliffhanger, as if to say that it’s still nowhere near done yet. I keep wondering how many parts of the soundtrack the creators haven’t shown yet.

In a way though: I love these kinds of series: those who for their majority aren’t anything special aside from a few scenes here and there, and suddenly as they enter their final quarter flick the awesome switch and finish with one heck of a finale. Uragiri looks to be well on this path with only three episodes left, same with Kobato half a year ago. The disadvantage is of course that it’s impossible to pick these kinds of series out when they first start. I’m REALLY glad that I took the few hints of episode two and continued to blog this series, because I recall having laughed quite a bit at this series for how silly it looked at times.

One of the things I especially liked here was the way in which Reiga continues to set off hints to Yuki that Kanata was still out there, only to completely trash Yuki afterwards, telling him to get off his high horse. It’s a very interesting way of showing Yuki’s flaws, this naivety in which he keeps hoping for Kanata to magically return really adds to his character, and yet this doesn’t take his naivety over the top like what you see with most naive characters who too often degenerate into utter stupidity.

With three episodes left (according to ANN at least, don’t take my word on that because they still seem to believe that this show is only 13 episodes long), I do hope that the creators still have enough time to put girl Yuki’s background in it. Right now, that’s my biggest question mark along with the reason why Reiga protected Yuki in this episode. If the creators can pull that off, while making these three episodes as good as the past two, then I’ll be entirely happy.
Rating: *** (Awesome)

4 Responses

  1. Universal Bunny says:

    What I can’t understand is why Reiga is dressed like an SS officer? That aside, had this not been anime, I would have agreed that Yuki is naive and nothing more. However, anime always relies on “facial soliloquies”. When Yuki was talking to Reiga, the latter’s face was anything but emotionless.

  2. Moonhawk says:

    Wow, a very intense episode again. I loved how they kept the tension and the fight between Reiga and Cadenza was awesome. But Luka’s intervention was also really nice.

    And I come to love the soundtrack of this series more and more with every episode! I think I might even try to get the whole soundtrack on CD when it comes out.

    On a side not I found it interesting how Takashiro seems to be reaching his limits with containing the Duras.

    @Universal Bunny:
    I suppose the mangaka simply liked the designs of those uniforms and let herself be highly inspired while drawing Reiga’s uniform. (I think those uniforms are overall pretty popular in Japan)

  3. Rockmanshii says:

    I used to watch every 2-3 weeks, but I’m so hooked on this now.I watched it as soon as it was out and damn, another cliffhanger.

    @Moonhawk:I also noticed how they never forget to show us Takashiro in pain because of the Duras every episode, I wonder if it will get out at the end and kill him for real.

  4. Hana says:

    Another awesome epi. Not sure why Cadenza caved in at the end, or, rather, why Reiga simply accepted that (as opposed to finishing him off for his insubordination), otherwise I think I liked pretty much everything about this epi. Though, @Universal Bunny: I did lol a the SS style uniforms as well!

    @Rockmanshii: this is also one of the few animes (aside from Shiki and OA) that I try and watch as soon as it’s aired as well – LOVE it!

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  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:51 AM)
    @Emma @K-Off About the visuals in Nisekoi: I have been a Shinbo fan since Soultaker. Although I’m not a Monogatari fan it’s no hyperbole to say I’m absolutely in love with his style of direction.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:48 AM)
    The nisekoi anime, shaft+ that doesn’t gel for me and yeah all the shouty shounen stuff is bothersome in animation.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:47 AM)
    Evidently then I’m watching the outer limits at some point. These anthology things are pretty creative.
    As for nisekoi I just read it irregularly I don’t see the manga as special just a light laugh every now and then with the odd character arc that lands a hit, its fine, theres been worse.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:43 AM)
    @Wyatt I haven’t watched the reboot, but the original was awesome, even though I only watched a handful of episodes.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:41 AM)
    I also never bothered with the anime, because the animation threw me off. In addition, Raku is annoying as fuck in anime form.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:38 AM)
    I enjoy it as well, but I read it for what it is. Let’s be honest: the fact that Aidan still reads it means that he’s the same way as me.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:37 AM)
    @Ninja Hey, to be fair, Aidan never said it wasn’t the best harem. That just isn’t a very high bar, lol.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:35 AM)
    I for one am DELIGHTED that the show is getting a second season.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:35 AM)
    Nisekoi is the best harem series ever made IMHO. It’s funny, it has good characters, and the art is great. What’s not to like? The main criticism I’ve heard is that the series doesn’t make a serious attempt to resolve the harem. To those people I say, think about what the title means. The title tells you exactly what the series is really about.
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    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:35 AM)
    The so-called Outer Limits anthology that came out comparatively recently doesn’t have a clue of what The Outer Limits is all about. I wish the producers would be honest and just not use the title “Outer Limits”. Then, I could forgive it’s mediocrity. For those who say the original is outdated, I say you’re only missing out on what this show really means. Frack off.

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