Posted by psgels on 2 December 2010 with categories: Kuragehime



This episode was a bit of a step back from the dynamics of the previous episodes, but you can see that it was building up to something. The big challenge for this series is to make all of this build-up come together in the final four episodes: make this a real solid series instead of one that just cuts off at a certain point.

Most of the episode revolved around Kuranosuke looking for ways to get money in order to buy their own apartment, along with the aftermath of Shuu’s previous night. Most of the tension came when Kuranosuke tried to sell off Chieko’s belongings, where Banba suddenly manned up. On top of that, Shouko’s rants are also getting more enjoyable with every episode.

Tsukimi disappointed me a little, because she spent most of this episode angsting over Shu. Kuranosuke around her was still really enjoyable to watch though, especially when he nearly unconsciously ended up kissing her. Speaking of which, why didn’t Mayaya find it strange that Tsukimi suddenly had this naked buy in her room when she kicked the door open? Did she just… not notice or something?
Rating: ** (Excellent)

10 Responses

  1. Alec says:

    It’s because She could not see. Her Eyes were covered by her bangs xD… just kiddin’

  2. Taara535 says:

    Actually throughout a lot of the episodes Mayaya is incredibly clueless and rarely notices anything. I think she’s the craziest of them all honestly.

  3. Kurara says:

    I feel like Mayaya’s inside of her own world 100% of the time, and her concern about the fax machine completely blinded her to Kuranosuke being half-naked and sprawled all over the floor with Tsukimi. (Also, yes, shes’ crazy, but entertainingly so). :)

  4. blindability says:

    Maybe, because Kurnosuke was lying face down, Mayaya couldn’t confirm that he didn’t have breasts – and thought the absence of a bra was because he had small breasts. Maybe it’s something she feels she can relate to and therefore didn’t want to put “Kurako” on the spot.

  5. Sapphire says:

    I didn’t like watching Tsukimi crying so much over Shu either. The good part was that it made her lean on Kuranosuke ^^ Tsukimi and Kuranosuker are the right match! I’d love to see them figuring that out.

  6. Kethy-chan says:

    I liked the episode but I have a very odd (and frightful) feeling that my beloved Kuranosuke with NOT end up with Tsukimi… I mean, she has been mopping about Shuu for 2 episodes now: how in the hell is she going to get over him and in love with Kuranosuke (who DID want to kiss her when she was NOT wearing make-up …

  7. Kethy-chan says:

    [cont'd]…. how in the hell is she going to get over him and in love with Kuranosuke (who DID want to kiss her when she was NOT wearing make-up …

  8. RustyDove says:

    Don’t know if this was a liberal translation, but Inari’s meltdown culminating in her scrawling “Them boobs is fake, bitches” on the wall had me DYING.

  9. windy says:

    I also hope Tsukimi will end with Kuranosuke, they’ll form a good pair, Shu is definitely not the right type for her, and besides, she CAN actually be herself while she’s with Kuranosuke, and she acts more openly when she’s with him compared to her being with Shu ( and besides her encounter with him was just as fateful as ever!), I loved how Kuranosuke tried to kiss her in this episode, just wanted to kill Mayaya when she suddenly opened the room, why at this right moment! But they won’t manage to get the money they need for the building without any exterior help ( Kuranosuke’s?), even if it’s not a five-star hotel, it’s still a building and not so small. I wonder if Kuranosuke will end up living with the group, though.

  10. Jaemin says:

    I don’t mean to spoil anything but based from reading the manga I don’t think she’s going to end up with Shu. By the way I love your blog before I watch something I usually come here to check out what you have to say. Thanks.

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  • ratsgnoF
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 08:50 AM)
    Very well written review of the first 3 episodes of Oregairu.
  • ratsgnoF
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 08:49 AM)
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 05:05 AM)
    See there wyatt you’re not as nuts as some people out there.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 05:04 AM)
    Went to a political meeting earlier , loony got up and started talking about how divorce should be outlawed, how people should stay unequal and how he threw homosexuals out his hotel for their sexuality, same guy blamed abused partners for making shit decisions in their lives. Another guy stood up and mentioned his former friend killed his daughter for being a Lesbian…
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:17 AM)
    @Wyatt: What I have learned about people it is that the more ashamed and disgusted they are by something, the higher than chance it is they are actually disgusted at themselves.
    And yeah theres no point in changing what you are, can’t be done really.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:10 AM)
    @Wyatt: I was dealt the bonkers hand and theres no real helping it, just laugh and enjoy it more if people are offended by it.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:08 AM)
    @Wyatt: I spoke with my brother about rape in hentai and how he considered that it isn’t rape in fictional porn, however much he doesn’t go for it, in a fictional doujin/drawing it is no more than extreme bondage/domination play.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:06 AM)
    @Wyatt: I mean look at the stuff Jimmy Saville got up to with something like that going on in real life, its just not possible for me to be scared by fiction. Another thing is, it all depends on how its portrayed, chances are a sad drama that uses something messed up is going to be sad, just the same thing used in drawn porn is going to be different and probably titilating.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:01 AM)
    @Wyatt: I certainly have no qualms, I mean the point is certain things stay in the head or in porn, so long as you don’t go out in a kilt and bagpipes and murder/rape people with them irl we’re all fine lol
  • WyattX
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 02:43 AM)
    nor will i fix it. forcing myself t change is as ill as putting myself on a pedestal for the sake of “individualism” no matter how bad my indivudal self might be, you know?

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