Posted by psgels 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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  • Bam
    (Monday, Aug 31. 2015 06:36 AM)
    Btw did anyone like the Captain Harlock movie? I forget if we discussed it or not.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, Aug 30. 2015 09:30 PM)
    I get to cheat and say those Rodriguez films are westerns =)
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, Aug 30. 2015 09:20 PM)
    What I can’t forgive Genesis for though is kiddifying terminator.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, Aug 30. 2015 09:18 PM)
    @Bam: Though I think Cameron may have gone mad after 1997.
    Ah-ha, but Miller is a true Aussie, they live through volcanic, Venus/Mercury summers there. =P
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, Aug 30. 2015 09:16 PM)
    @Bam: No, no avatar, my Alita movie, done right, done now. =P
    Terminator 3 and salvation were very very mediocre. T3 is fun to laugh at at least, salvation wasn’t very good but it did show the whole dark future schtick.
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    I’ll torrent it later just to see how they attempted to make sense of this fucked up chronology.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Aug 30. 2015 08:51 PM)
    I haven’t seen Terminator Genisys, since I refuse to drop a penny on what is clearly a monument to artistic compromise. How Cameron lets these idiots desecrate his legacy for the money he doesn’t even need is beyond me. He should get his head out of his ass and either finish that 7 years-in-the-making Avatar 2 and make a good Terminator and set it right, or just live and let it die.
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    I also wanted to see a bit more of Max’s character, but I think Hardy did good with the little he had to do. I mean he spent the first act of the movie tied to a pole with a muzzle on his face. Guess we have to wait till the sequel. It’s crazy to have this 70+ years old man directing movies in the dry extreme heat of the desert. Mad props to Miller for keeping it real.
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    @Kaiser: see you updated the list. I’ve unfortunately have only seen Fury Road and what We Do in the Shadows from your 2015 lineup; I also liked both.
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