Kimi ni Todoke Finale, Letter Bee just won’t end.

Kimi ni Todoke ends the way everyone expects, without going as far as a first kiss. But can you imagine Sawako or Kazehaya brave enough for that step? The episode itself runs pretty much like the one before it. The two would-be lovebirds talking, doing the New Year things, cutting occasionally to Yano or Yoshida … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke Finale, Letter Bee just won’t end.

Kimi ni Todoke 24, Yumeiro 22, Goodbye Vampire Bund

Kimi ni Todoke 24 was pretty much what I expected it to be, Sawako and Kazehaya walking around together and being nervous. But they throw in a couple nice bits. At first it's hard to read Kazehaya's reaction when he learns the others aren't showing up. At least for Sawako. He says nothing, just walks … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke 24, Yumeiro 22, Goodbye Vampire Bund

Kimi ni Todoke22, Durarara 10, Ookami 10

Kimi ni Todoke 22 shows us Sawako's biggest weakness: the fear of hurting or disappointing people, even when she's perfectly justified in doing so. But it's a Christmas episode, so it's all happy in the end. Really, a Christmas-themed episode in March is just the wrong time. By now I'm thoroughly sick of anything having … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke22, Durarara 10, Ookami 10

Kimi ni Todoke 21, Durarara 9, Letter Bee 20

Kimi ni Todoke 21 works a little differently than most episodes. Instead of splitting things up between one character and another, one situation or other, this one devotes all but a minute or two to Yoshida on one single evening. I was surprised that they compressed so much of her closure over Tooru into one … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke 21, Durarara 9, Letter Bee 20

Ookami 6, Kimi ni Todoke 18, Yumeiro 17

With Ookami Kakushi 6, it's become clear that the hassaku the town grows has some sort of control over people who are afflicted with some sort of supernatural disease, but it's a bad crop this year. There's a drug that might help, but there's intrigue there that hasn't been revealed yet. In terms of the … Continue reading Ookami 6, Kimi ni Todoke 18, Yumeiro 17

Cross Game 43, Ookami 5, Kimi ni Todoke 17

Last episode Cross Game was all about turning back to the game, but ep43 sputters a bit along the way. Oh, they play a game and watch another, but the shifts in scene and the minor details they always throw in were more annoying this time. Even the weekly Nomo moment felt off. Or maybe … Continue reading Cross Game 43, Ookami 5, Kimi ni Todoke 17

Kimi ni Todoke 16, Baka to Test 4, Ookami Kakushi 4

Kimi ni Todoke 16 is a flashback episode, so there's very little to say about it. Nice to have everything summarized, I guess, and it's a good way to flash through some of the bigger scenes, and to catch some early, spooky, “Sadako” moments. But who the hell are these guys? Well, we sort of … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke 16, Baka to Test 4, Ookami Kakushi 4