Posted by psgels on 6 September 2012 with categories: Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Natsuyuki Rendezvous! That was amazing! This is what a penultimate episode should be. It’s finally time to see where all that build-up went.

I love the twist in this episode. For a long time we just saw Hazuki interacting with various versions of Rokka acting as various fairy tale figures. Only for it to turn out that that indeed was the subconsciousness of Atsushi, resulting in Hazuki really trading places with him and becoming a helpless ghost himself.

The moment in which he found out what all happened was wonderful. His reaction was priceless. I really admire how the creators pretty much pulled him away from all action for so long. Right now a ton of stuff has happened outside of his knowledge (including that new look of his, but also the change in feelings from Rokka), and it’s awesome to think how he’s going to react and adapt to all that.

And as for that final episode, Rokka’s final like is just the perfect lead up to that. This is where she addresses her worries for Hazuki, and very likely it will become clear that Atsushi has done something with him. It’s going to be a perfect climax for all three of them together. All at a place in which nobody can bother them and which has a huge value for both Rokka and Atsushi. The ending I’m looking forward to the most this season definitely belongs to Natsuyuki Rendezvous.
Rating: 6.5/8 (Amazing)

3 Responses

  1. TheUltimateReaper says:

    This episode doubled both my enjoyment and appreciation for this show and it’s story. That moment where Atushi was standing on the cliff acting like a God and all that thunder came was awe inspiring. I regret deleting the former episodes, as of right now I would want this in my collection, but I suppose we still have the finale to go, though with this I expect it to deliver a great ending.

  2. Reverse says:

    I would miss this show, but it cant last forever. As far as the ending go i just cant see it deliver nothing but great final

  3. petitorenji says:

    All I could think about at the end of the episode was “selfish people will be selfish, even after death.”

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  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:49 AM)
    There used to be a long-running and widely internationally syndicated anime series known as World Masterpiece Theater, which adapted many famous stories and novels into anime format. Interesting some stories such as Jean Webster’s Daddy-Long-Legs turned into a pretty decent Shoujo.
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    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:49 AM)
    *make that Dostoevsky’s great-grandson.
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    @Bam the famous Osamu Tezuka made one that was so shit that even Dostoevsky’s own grandson called it blasphemous, and Ochiai Naoyuki’s modern adaptation makes me want to kill him.
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    @K-off: how does one go about making a manga adaptation of a Dostoyevsky novel? That guy must’ve been clearly over his head.
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    I’ll probably try it over Christmas if I can, we’ll see. But the title, obviously a reference to Crime and Punishment, reminds me of a conversation I had with Emma concerning the novel where she said she only read the manga. I should make it clear that I absolutely HATE manga adaptation of literary classics. The art style doesn't fit, and they're just mostly awful.
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    @Bam I personally have no problems with CS Lewis but I cannot get through some of Ayn Rand’s books because she’s such an asshole.

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