Posted 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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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 11:45 PM)
    Mikey is half responsible for me reading visual novels I wouldn’t doubt he’ll eventually get even me to watch hunter x hunter.
  • Mikey
    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 11:21 PM)
    @Aidan; K-Off I know. I’m obsessed.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 11:02 PM)
    I am enjoying it and it is very addictive. That said there are some things that bug me about ten and the hunter exam. I find it’s best not to think too hard about them.
    Killua is awesome.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 10:44 PM)
    HxH is the hero shounen needs… but not the one it deserves
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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 10:41 PM)
    @Mikey Fuck, I’ll watch it if you wanted a discussion that much.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 10:39 PM)
    @Mikey, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT! I am watching it for Christ sake! Up to episode 36 now.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 10:23 PM)
    Hunter x Hunter 139: Not content to how it does shounen well, HxH does Moe well too?! Togashi, you glorious bastard. Also Illumi’s “eh” reaction was comedy gold.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 07:49 PM)
    While I’ve not read Mushoku Tensei, I’m not sure I’d be bothered by a douchebag protaganist all that much, that might even be refreshing.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 22. 2014 07:46 PM)
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    haha yea xD i tend to read stuff with serious to semi serious theme’s anyway Afterschool was even more effed up then himegoto in terms of its ultra weird plot i was quite not sure that what happened in the end

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