Posted by psgels on 24 December 2010 with categories: Kuragehime



Overall the past few episode shave lacked the consistent energy that came with the first two thirds of this series, so this episode wasn’t as addictive as it once was. To make up for it though, this episode came with a nice dose of character development.

Most surprising was Shuu. At first I thought that Shouko wouldn’t have much effect on him, but this episode was very surprising, and brought out an interesting new side for both of them. Tsukimi also finally gets out of her slump that she’s been in for the past episodes, and she worked especially nice with Chieko when designing that dress out of Kuranosuke’s mother’s clothes. Kuranosuke also was very interesting when he saw the result. It’s obvious that he didn’t like how they ruined some clothes and expensive jewelry that his mother gave him, and at the same time glad with the results.

Now, the final part of this episode did feel a little forced, and I could be wrong, but I don’t think it’s part of the manga (either that or a few chapters were skipped there), as it was rather sudden. It really does hint to the creators wanting to wrap everything up here, though, which is a good sign. Let’s see if they can pull that off next week.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

5 Responses

  1. Kethy-chan says:

    wow. I’ve never been first to comment… yay!
    anyway, it was a nice episode, but I agree with you: ever since the Make-Over episode, with Mayaya and Bamba-san getting a chance, this whole series has taken a turn for the “not so exciting anymore”.
    What’s worse, is that while I’m rooting for Kuranosuke and Tsukimi (thank you Lord that she stopped sulking !), I don’t think it’s going to happen, given the odd pace in their relationship (Kuranosuke should just make a move already… at the risk of ruining everything… *sigh*)

    Oh, and the end was a bit… I mean, my first thought was, “REALLY????”

    An all right episode over all

  2. Pafiume says:

    I’m curious about that stylish girl that took pictures of Mayaya and the girl with the fro. Was she the reason they missed their train, or whatever happened that kept them from coming back to the house until the next morning?

  3. windy says:

    This episode was one of the funniest ever!!!With Shuu running after Shouko, and her pulling the strings with him, I loved the moment when he thought she was going to commit suicide, never thought that a tragic thought could be turned into derision that way, but it was also particularly moving, I get the impression they gonna end up together, it would be great! I like it when characters that we’d never actually expect being together end up dating for real!

  4. sakura says:

    #Pafiume According to Banba-san, they missed the last train, because Mayaya took an electric bath too long at a super-sento (pulic bath). (She tried to shed hoodoo of stylish girl :D)
    Now the anime is heading to the original ending. Since I am a fan of the original comic, I feel regret that there are only 11 episodes, but I’m also curious how the production team end this anime with one more episode.

  5. Puran says:

    Bah, original ending eh? But it still feels like it’s just getting started.

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