Posted on 26 January 2012 with categories: Winter 2012 Kaleidoscope

This was the kind of drama that borders on cheese, yet stays away from it. It’s a bit forced at times, but the acting and direction actually managed to save it.

Unlike last week, this episode gets back on track again with the themes that made this show catch my attention: the loneliness of the lead character. This episode delved more into her upbringing, and showed how she turned into the character she is today: she’s got no problem with fancy dress parties or holding speeches in front of a lot of important people (in fact, that was so trivial that it was just skipped over), and the big focus of this was her desire of real emotions, rather than the fake ones. I like that.

On the downside it did get a bit too dramatic at times. Those two guys talking behind her back were a bit too much for example, but I guess that people love to bitch about the rich and famous (although this is rare to see in anime, where the rich are for some reason always celebrated and revered). It’s more that the acting still is rather one-sided, like how just one suspicious romantic mishap immediately causes her to blow a fit and dump the poor butler, and things like that need to change if this show wants to go anywhere. With a little hope that new guy will bring change in that.
Rating: * (Good)

3 Responses

  1. Oroboros says:

    This show has loads of potential, but is held back by silly skits/running gags (butler is ready to die for her, the blonde is a total yuri-perv). Granted the third episode slightly improves over the first two, it still remains a mediocre one that has yet to realize its better moments are when the story is taken seriously.

  2. kevin says:

    Psgels when will you unban me from the shoutbox? LOVE KEVIN!

  3. Frost says:

    I found the ending scene to be really touching actually, maybe because Im also a loner who has trouble connecting to people, so I completely understand where shes coming from

    Overall though Im still not sure where this show is trying to go, but Ill keep watching since its rather enjoyable

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  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:00 AM)
    As for waking myself up from dreams, I don’t like waking up ahead of time.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:59 AM)
    @Raggers That sounds like SAO, lol. The murderer guild episode in the first season.
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:57 AM)
    It was a maniacal laughter, and to stop it I ripped his lower jaw off with my bare hands. The sound kept echoing in the forest, with me holding half a head by its long black hair. Fortunately at that point I woke up.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:56 AM)
    I believe I accidentally cut myself before going to bed one night, wrote something about isis and then fell asleep. At the time I was also playing a visual novel called kara no shoujo which featured dismemberment so I guess all of these factors joined up before bed.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:56 AM)
    @Emma I do frequently meet and talk with other women IRL, but I think it’s just a matter of finding someone that’d pique my interest at this point. I’m simply not very interested nowadays, especially since I’m planning to enter the professional work force very soon.
  • Raggers
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    My scariest nightmare has to be when I was in a medieval village fete and felt a presence stalking me. I ran out and straight into some dark woods to hide. After a bit he found me and attacked with a knife. We struggled for a bit and I ended up sinking it into his heart. Before he died he wouldn’t stop laughing, and the laughter continued after he should’ve died. To stop him I used a machete to behead him, but he kept laughing.
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    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:53 AM)
    My dreams can often feel disjointed, blurry , animated, sometimes spoken words in them comeout “watery sounding” “Gargly” “Not fully audible/coherent”.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:51 AM)
    I can recall being raped in a dream twice actually, had my neck cut in another dream so that was pretty shocking.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:50 AM)
    I believe I’ve mentioned that dream here before.
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:50 AM)
    @K-Off: well, there’s some emotion there. (If) I remember speaking is the sure-fire way to escape a nightmare, as is blinking.

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