Posted by psgels on 24 February 2013 with categories: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Here is where you can see that the source material really has some problems: it’s revealed that the finale of the series will focus on Sakurasou shutting down. The big problem with that: it’s cliched as hell. I know it will lead to character development and all, but it’s just so standard. We’ve seen this and been there. It’s now up to the writers and animators to really make it stand out like what this series has always done. Did this episode provide a good start?

Um…. this episode had me very, very confused. It was just like the first episode… but without Shiina. Ryuunosuke made an appearance, even though he didn’t do that in the first episode. The weirdest thing is that this was a flashback in which nobody seemed to find it strange that things were suddenly incorrect.

This episode: it was a recap of the first episode, and yet it wasn’t. What the hell?
Rating: $#@!?/8 (Wut?)

14 Responses

  1. rayw says:

    It was more like recap of episode 0 than episode 1.

  2. Snail says:

    The first episode was Shiina’s first day at Sakurasou. Main dude was already at the house for a few months before Shiina came around. Alternatively, this episode was his own first day experiencing Sakurasou.

  3. Aelms says:

    Psgels I think you confused. Sorata had already been a resident in Sakurasou; ep 1 was Shiina’s first day.

    Maybe rewatch the ep with that in mind and reevaluate?

  4. Highfinder Highfinder says:

    While I can’t confirm it, this might not be a source materiel issue. The novels are still ongoing and like you said this is a endgame kind of development. So it’s pretty possible that this Sakurasou shutting down business is just added into the anime to give it a climatic ending. Considering the way it came out of out-where I say it’s pretty possible.

  5. Kaiserin Emma says:

    @Highfinder: I had heard that the novels were finishing up. As for this episode I think its best that I tap out of the show here. This was a misplaced episode in string of ones which didn’t strike the right balance like earlier on in the show, the humour was funnier before but its worn thin and can’t cover for the drama which is lacking impact now.

  6. mds says:

    this is like the episode 15th of Sola : what happen to the main characters before they meet the main girl/heroine (Matsuri, or in Sakurasou case, Matsuri)

  7. boa_sting says:

    Does anybody really think that the current arc is going to be the last one shown in the anime, considering how long all the others lasted? I’m agreed that this current arc isn’t looking so hot, though.

    Anyway, I have no idea how somebody could confuse Sorata’s first day with Mashiro’s first day. wat? That said, I don’t think the first episode was that memorable at all, but clearly the context in the first episodes of the show was that Sorata already knew everybody else and wasn’t just moving in. Also, there were more cats already in episode 1.

  8. Commenter says:

    I kinda expect that this used to be the first episode more or less, and then the director decided that in medias res would give a much better first episode. Hence adding this episode much much later in the series. And to be honest, I enjoyed learning how Sorata got into Sakurasou. Even more: When I read the introduction to this series I was very surprised to see a bunch of stuff of it missing in the initial episode.

    A job well done.

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  • Emma
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 10:48 AM)
    This is a fairly minor complaint but in some older anime I always noticed “flashing light syndrome” and “Epilepsy visuals” , “Animes equivalent to flash photography”, it can sometimes bother me alot/hurt my eyes watching old shows, then again I am susceptible to epilepsy…
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 09:14 AM)
    @Bam: Emotional involvement and rewatch value are very important to me in a film, which is my preference for synecdoche over birdman.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 04:05 AM)
    “Firechick, answer: Hell no. And don’t impersonate Bam. You suck at it.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 03:05 AM)
    Yeah guys! Why aren’t you reviewing Go! Princess Precure?
  • Firechick
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 02:51 AM)
    Is anyone gonna review Go! Princess Precure? I hear it just aired.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:14 PM)
    Synecdoche is incredibly rich in detail, and keen return viewers can find a lot of things they missed the first time thru. Kaufman didn’t have a single teacup in a shot that didn’t mean something. Pacing is a bit of an issue, but if you notice the passage of time you can see that was deliberate as well. The movie could’ve been livelier, but for a movie about death and decay that would’ve been a bit of a sell-out.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:01 PM)
    @Emma: Birdman and Synecdoche have a lot of thematic elements in common, and given that Synecdoche was released in 08 makes me realize that Alejandro González borrowed quite a bit from it; although in the end they are different enough to justify Birdman’s existence. Where Synecdiche was a better written movie, I feel that Birdman was the better directed one.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:15 PM)
    And I’d go as far to say this beats out birdman for me by miles.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    The film is a solid mood piece thanks to the in tone cinematography, a great performance from Hoffman that along with his characters drama makes for an emotionally investing film. And before it gets TOO sad theres all those bits of dark humour fitted in there that work out pretty well. This is probably my favourite work by Kaufman currently.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    Well Bam, I had a go of synecdoche there. A bit of a slow burner, near the end slightly drawn out, however that last stretch was forgiven by that bonkers ending.

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