Posted by psgels on 25 January 2012 with categories: Chihayafuru

Okay, so this was the kind of annoying recap episode that you can’t just skip through, but actually had some new content. At the start of the episode, in the middle, at the end and after the ED were some collections of skits between the different characters. Well, I guess that if you want to animate those, then this is the perfect place for it. And as an added bonus, unlike the Mirai Nikki skets, these were actually quite funny.

Do I think that a recap episode fits in a series like this? Nah, not really. This show is simple, yet well executed. That’s not the kind of story that would really benefit from having everything repeated again. Especially considering how the creators could have actually used this episode to at least get some sort of epilogue going at the end of the season. Seriously, out of all the Autum 2011 series that are still airing, this one really is the best. But there is no way in which it’s also going to have the best ending.
Rating: (Enjoyable)

5 Responses

  1. kero says:

    I normally hate recap episodes and think they’re a waste of time, but I like Chihayafuru enough that I managed to sit through the show.

    Plus I really loved the sketches, I thought they were all great, and liked how they called back to an earlier sketch each time.

    Love how Chihaya answered ‘Kana-chan’ without thinking, and then straight after they showed a picture of her sensei XD

  2. Machi says:

    The humor was pretty good there are actually more Omake/Joke pages just wish they opted to do more of that – especially Kana’s with the daddy bear t-shirt XD.

  3. jzar says:

    I was very disappointed. The standard they have set for themselves is high. I’d rather they had just passed on this episode and used that time to make a better episode with real content later.

    Recaps are still recaps. They are not an episode. Just skip a week, really, it’s ok, you don’t have to fill the time with this.

  4. lolcat says:

    actually, this recap is much better than for instance Last Exile’s one. It is indeed enjoable, i enjoyed watching it(i guess due to funny skits), unlike Last Exile’s one, which i sitted through like a chore.

  5. Nys says:

    I enjoyed the omake parts a lot. I do wonder why they couldn’t just have those appear at the end of several episodes, after the credits instead of making a recap episode.

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