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 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
The finale of Railgun is full of action, chases, explosions, and evil laughter. I appreciate all of these things; too bad it had to rush. Never mind. It starts out great, with Kiyama racing to save the children and Telestina throwing all sorts of threat toward her, which are nullified by the girls. Lots of … Continue reading Railgun finale, Kimi ni Todoke 23
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 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
Most of Kimi ni Todoke 20 continues with the afteraffects of Yoshida losing her love, and how the others can help her out. Or fail to. It's an old, unsolvable question: how to help someone who's going through a hard time. The girls can't figure out a way to do it; Kazehaya is more complacent. … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke 20, Sora no Woto 8
Ookami Kakushi 7 doesn't have much in the way of action; they decide to throw us more riddles and a lot of exposition instead. Hiroshi is the riddle-ee, finding out bits and pieces of the mystery but still having no clue what it all means. But he has two allies, Kaname and the man whom … Continue reading Ookami 7, Fairy Tail 17, Kimi ni Todoke 19