Posted by psgels on 30 October 2012 with categories: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

What also fascinates me about this series: it’s two cours long, and already really engaging. This isn’t like Sankarea or Nazo no Kanojo X that just go on for one season. It’s got me intrigued, because it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen such a long romance series that made good use of its time.

This episode was quite sappy, but I liked it a lot. The point of this episode was pretty much to get Sorata to stay at Sakurasou, but the way in which they made him realize this was something I really liked. There were a lot of subtle and not so subtle hints thrown at him, and I really like how Shiina turned into his inspiration to pursuit game development.

Jin meanwhile is quite a bit unpleasant to watch at times, not necessarily in a bad way though. It’s not just his utter refusal to date Misaki despite his obvious feelings for her, but also how he stops Misaki from running after Sorata… only to go after him himself. As if he doesn’t trust her with anything.

EDIT: Holy crap, I just realized that Rintaro, my favorite movie director along with Satoshi Kon, directed the ED for this series. The ED indeed is quite stylish.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

9 Responses

  1. AidanAK47 says:

    Don’t speak too soon Psgels. This is the turning point. This show is based on a series of light novels and considering the ending of this episode I say we reached the end of the first one. In light novels the first novel is usually the best one in the series and many tend to go downhill afterwards. You yourself have experenced this. (Remember dragon crisis?)
    There are pitfalls this anime can fall into. The most dangerous one is the standard collect a harem format. So we shall see.

    • Kaiserin Emma says:

      @Aidan:I can see where you are coming from yes from the fact your experienced with light novels and the possibility of things going bad is there I guess but have you read the light novels for this series?

  2. Scruffy says:

    My understanding with the Light Novels and the Anime is that they are going to do something like Toradora! and complete the whole series just as the Light Novels finish. Volume 11 is due out soon and the final volume (12) will be out early next year.

    As to whether it will go downhill from here .. well in my opinion the question that should be asked is have they introduced you to some interesting characters and do you want to see what happens to them? For me that is what sold Toradora! to me. Torodora’s basic storyline was fairly generic but it was populated with a bunch of interesting complex characters. For me Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has succeeded so far in doing the same.

  3. Reso says:

    I was looking at your Autumn 2012 Anime Preview post, and you said that you’ve never watched Speed Grapher.

    You don’t watch subbed stuff (i’m assuming), but if you’d like, I’d be happy to upload Speed Grapher episodes that I have on me right now, on a download site of your choice.

  4. Rice says:

    My understanding is that Jin stop Misaki from running after Sorata because Misaki won’t be able to understand the guilt that Sorata while Jin could.

  5. Entrav says:

    So much drama but it’s not bad. Interesting to say the least; kind of felt like a last episode. Hopefully it won’t fall flat on it’s face, it’s a 2 cour anime after all.

  6. Wolph says:

    Would anyone fault me if I said that this series reminds me of Honey and Clover? I do not mean it in a detrimental way, but it feels like it is echoing HxC, which I am more than happy to see.

    I really hope that this series does not go downhill. It has been a while since we’ve seen a good romance+shounen story.

  7. kero says:

    Ahhh I feel like it had some good life lessons in there.

    I also like the ‘twist’ in this anime. All the females, are ditzy in their way, but at the same time extremely capable in their field. Even the childhood friend girl works many part time jobs to realise her own dreams.

  8. LifeCarrier says:

    I liked that it’s finally explained why jin doesn’t go after misaki, it’s a motive I can emphatize with.

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    (Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 09:28 PM)
    There was a manga based on one of the 3d castlevanias but its terrible and theres some weird image comics graphic novel that was pretty poor too.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 09:27 PM)
    Now that was unexpected, we’re getting a castlevania animated series I loved castlevania 4, sympathy of the night, castlevania bloodlines, lagacy of darkness and dracula x. This ones going to be based on castlevania 3.
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    @Aasa I don’t think it’s from any series, it’s OC from some banner artist called Rel
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    Hi there, just wondered what series the picture in your header is from? Thanks!
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    @RetroWaffle, Thanks…I suppose. Not sure if that’s intended for Psgels or myself. Quite honestly this creative blogger thing sounds more like a chain letter seeing as every person nominated for it has to nominate 15 other people. Doesn’t seem like anyone actually wins the thing.
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    Caught up with gate but its only alright, I dig otherworld fantasy premises but the action is only passable, its okay but I keep feeling how much better it could be if only the art, animation, visual direction was a bit better and the comedy wasn’t so lame. Characters are alright though.
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    Been reading the most recent English release for Kurosagi corpse delivery service, one of the stories really shows Yamazaki Housui’s diversity as an artist, changed his art style for that one chapter to emulate a more cartoony/American cartoon style one. The volume itself was a mixed bag.

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