Natsuyuki finale, Imouto ga Iru 10, Binbougami 11

I shouldn't be surprised the Natsuyuki Rendezvous finale was different and a little confusing. We jump way into the future, where the daughter of Rokka and Ryuusuke is making plans for the shop now that her father has died, and we get a line on how he followed Rokka. So the two have passed on, … Continue reading Natsuyuki finale, Imouto ga Iru 10, Binbougami 11

Natsuyuki 10, Imouto ga Iru 9, Chocolate 9

The big line in Natsuyuki Rendezvous 10 comes at the end, where Rokka asks Shimao (still in Ryuusuke's body) where the Ryuusuke she fell in love with went. It's a nonsensical question because while Shimao told her that it had been him and not Ryuusuke for some of the events, he hasn't told her exactly … Continue reading Natsuyuki 10, Imouto ga Iru 9, Chocolate 9

Natsuyuki and Binbougami 9, Chocolate 8

Natsuyuki Rendezvous 9 is the most effective episode so far, though in a way it's the slowest-moving. There's only one event, but it's a big one. As we expected, Rokka encounters Shimao (still in Ryuusuke's body) up in the mountains. In the scenes that follow it becomes impossible for him to hide the switch, and … Continue reading Natsuyuki and Binbougami 9, Chocolate 8

Five episodes that more or less annoyed me

I'll probably watch Natsuyuki Rendezvous through to the end, but it gets harder and harder. It looks like Ryuusuke has found a way through the ridiculous impasse by the end of the episode, but his impetus, apart from scarily getting caught there forever by dwelling on the past, like Shimao perhaps, are unclear. Fairy Rokka … Continue reading Five episodes that more or less annoyed me

Natsuyuki 7 and two olympic refugees

Do I have to talk about Natsuyuki Rendezvous 7? Well, I'll say this. Shimao has completely screwed up the situation, but not in the way I expected. At the end he's given Rokka every indication that he's still around somehow, what with that ghostly appearance and the flower arrangements he left at the shop. Then … Continue reading Natsuyuki 7 and two olympic refugees

Sixes: Natsuyuki, Moyashimon, Binbougami

I have nothing concrete to say about Natsuyuki Rendezvous 6, instead all I have are questions. It's not fair play for Shimao to inhabit Ryuusuke's body and make moves on her in the first place, but is it really fair to present to Rokka a combination of the two? Rokka's falling faster for this dual … Continue reading Sixes: Natsuyuki, Moyashimon, Binbougami

Lots of shows, most of them silly, or at least surreal

Hatsuyuki Rendezvous 5 livens things up with some surrealism. I had dreaded this moment when Shimao used Ryuusuke's body; it was almost as troublesome as I had feared. Shimao gets a pass for fumbling around in this new body of his by the fact that he had been drinking, but you wonder what was going … Continue reading Lots of shows, most of them silly, or at least surreal