Posted on 11 November 2010 with categories: Kuragehime



It’s a bit of a shame that this series does use a number of cliches, like nosebleeds, dead mothers and shallow jealousy. Still, its high energy makes up for it, though that only appeared at the end of this episode. It made for a great episode ending, though most of the other airtime this week was put into building up.

There are basically two main plot-lines in this series: Tsukimi’s relationship with Kuranosuke and the adventures of the sisterhood. The former deals with Tsukimi coming out of her shell, exploring love and getting over her trauma about her dead mother. The latter will most likely end up with the sisterhood being forced to face reality when the apartment gets torn down. That all needs build up, and that’s what this episode was for.

The big danger right now for this series is that it’s going to devote too many episodes to building up: there are only eleven episodes; we’ve pretty much established right now that there is a love triangle between the Koibuchi siblings and Tsukimi (though granted, Kuranosuke seemed more jealous of the innocence between two virgins rather than that he actually feels romantically interested in Tsukimi) and that the sisterhood will probably refuse to accept the fact that the apartment will be torn down until the last possible minute. I WANT the next episode to really push this forward. Noitamina is too short to goof off.
Rating: * (Good)

8 Responses

  1. Foogle Fairy says:

    the interaction between Tsukimi and the older brother is too. wonderful. XD

  2. Arisu says:

    Good?

    This episode was fucking awesome! Had me smiling throughout. Your a guy so it’s understandable that you didn’t enjoy it as much. =)

  3. Sapphire says:

    I totally agree with Arisu! This episode was great, I didn’t think we’d see pretty Tsukimi so soon again (I thought she’d refuse makeup with all her might) and Kuranosuke DOES have feelings for her! I don’t think he’s just jealous of the innocence between two virgins, or else he wouldn’t have gone to the bathroom and changed back to a boy.

    And the nosebleeds made perfect sense here. I don’t think they’ll go overboard with it like in YNSH.

  4. Daggeraxe says:

    You think too much about cliches.

  5. Moonhawk says:

    I loved this episode as well.
    It was just soo damn cute to watch them all struggling in their own way and see them developing feelings.

  6. Kethy-chan says:

    While it’s true that we are all entitled to our own opinions, let’s just enjoy this great episode, shall we? There are tons of things that are “cliché”, both in real life and in anime, and honestly, who cares?
    That said, I really laughed through out my 1hr lunch. I watched the episode twice, I loved it so much !

  7. Sakura says:

    Kethy-chan, me too! I watched it twice in a row.
    All the characters, including a driver, are so funny. In particular Banba-san is super funny. I liked the way of starting ED. The timing of starting a song is just marvelous.

  8. cheesesticks says:

    :)))) I also watched this episode twice. They’re so cute :3 I think this is going to be my favorite anime of the season :D

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    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 06:09 AM)
    My bad for the afk, some random guy was polling me on the phone about insurance.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 06:07 AM)
    Damn, the scanners for Himouto Umaru-Chan have been really picking up the pace lately. It’s very well appreciated.
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    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 06:05 AM)
    @Emma The MC is supposed to have a beautiful voice, but the studio clearly didn’t give enough of a fuck to get the right voice actors.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 05:54 AM)
    I had a glance at sword arts recent episode..a combination of “too slow going” followed by “could that have been even more tryhard, forced or overdone”.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 05:44 AM)
    Generally I would buy anime/manga if I wanted to watch the anime in English and its easier on my eyes and as for buying manga its easier to concentrate if I read something in print format than on a screen.
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    I will replaced aldnoah with two shows however…
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    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 05:40 AM)
    I’ve been relying on K-off watching dramatical murder before I really get into it.
    But at a glance..ugly animation, middling voice acting.
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    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 05:37 AM)
    @K-Off I see, I’ll just wait for you to watch it a few more episodes in before I decide to pick it up.
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    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 05:33 AM)
    @Friend That’s a weird stereotype that’s only partially true. Most people just want to support the studio.
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    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 05:31 AM)
    @Friend The first episode was pretty good, but the story has plateaud so far. You can tell this a series that needs to have more shonen fighting elements. Otherwise, it’s a show with aimless meandering, like a BL version of Durarara without any of the tension.

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