Posted 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 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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  • Juno
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 03:40 PM)
    Literally, the tune started playing and I was like, “…I know this song… Where have I heard it before…?”
    And just as the vocals started, I was already singing it. XD
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 10:47 AM)
    Now this is very very good news to me, dark horse is releasing more of Satoshi Kon’s manga in the west, seraphim and opus, I’ll grab anything this guy has worked on. Definitely excited for this.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 10:46 AM)
    Not bad at all not bad songs for the new jojo at all =3
  • gedata
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 10:14 AM)
    @Juno, you aren’t alone.
  • Juno
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 05:37 AM)
    Because as of this moment, my childhood could NOT be happier…
  • Juno
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 05:37 AM)
    I can’t be the only one FREAKING OUT OVER THE NEW JOJO ENDING THEME, right?
  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 05:32 AM)
    And although everyone said already, the launch scene is gorgeous.
  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 05:30 AM)
    @Friend Man, you are something else. The chapter reeled me into the story. I didnt see any faults with it, except for one typo. The scenes are well composited, and like nyan said, the only “faults” are nitpicky things :)
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 04:21 AM)
    Yeah, I think this falls more into the category of typesetting than anything else and there’s plenty of different ways that can go depending on preference. If the readers don’t have an issue, then it’s fine.
  • Friend
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 04:11 AM)
    A problem ve faced with american comics is that they usually dont contrast the speech bubble with the surroundings too well. That might be a factor, as large bubbles mean more visibility of the text itself.

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