Posted by psgels on 8 December 2012 with categories: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

I’m thankful that in general, the trend of giving anime characters hair colours that match the rainbow has been reduced to a minority, rather than a majority. Having said that though, there is still a trend that refuses to die: if there’s an english character, then that character has to have yellow hair. It works a bit bizarre in this series when Shiina’s hair already is blond, so he character in question had to be even brighter in order to stay true to this, to the point where it just gets ridiculous.

What also bothered me about this episode was the repetition. This is the umpth girl that keeps clinging to Sorata, and it’s getting a bit much. The balance is starting to get a bit lost. On the other hand I liked thta the creators are hinting at an actual other potential relationship for Aoyama. Please develop this well so that we can also can get rid of that annoying love triangle.

And yeah, I did get the point that this episode wanted to make about how Mashiro’s art, and that message definitely delivered, and made this episode worth watching. It’s a big theme of this series: how ridiculous amounts of talent can be overwhelming, and this episode yet again asks the question of what to do with it. At this point it’s clear that Shiina is doing what she likes, but in the end those are just romantic comedy manga…

Wait a minute, is this show also trying to bite the hand that feeds it?
Rating: 4.5/8 (Good)

6 Responses

  1. hoiut says:

    I might be oblivious, but when you say ‘an actual other potential relationship for Aoyama’, what are these hints, and with whom is she being shipped?

    • psgels psgels says:

      You see that scene with her and the classmate, and that classmate is blushing and suddenly tries to change the subject? That one.

  2. Entrav says:

    That scene at the end is way to over dramatic but it creates the intended effect. Nonetheless, I find Sorata’s ending words to be… completely unnecessary.

    • Will says:

      Overdramtic how so? It had to be shown that Mashiro was an artist with incredible talent, and knowing the limits of anime, simply showing a picture would’ve been too much on our suspension of disbelief.

      The way they did it was great. Use the power of animation to immerse the characters in the painting to show how good of an artist she is. Did I find the painting to be awesome? LOLNO, but I got the point at least.

  3. Airies says:

    I love rainbow heads actually!!!! Except I have never seen green hair done right. Also psgels you had no comments on the new main character, he was even in the op.

  4. skyhack says:

    @Aries – Io from “Mushishi” has green hair that’s done right, Tsuruya from “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu” is a close second. Well, that’s my opinion, anyway.

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