Two more finales: Nodame, Hanamaru

Nodame Cantibile – Finale's, er, finale is uncertain, with things left up in the air while also trying to give us some closure for the side characters. The manga's creator, Tomoko Ninomiya, fell victim to some physical ailments, not to mention pregnancy, and you get the feeling that later, sporadic efforts to continue the series … Continue reading Two more finales: Nodame, Hanamaru

Cross Game 49, Nodame 10, Letter Bee 23

Cross Game 49 is indeed excruciating to watch. You may think, well, it's a sports show, so it has to end with victory, but this series has as many letdowns as triumphs. There would be a certain beauty to it if Seishuu loses, and Kou, Aoba and Akaishi don't realize their dream of playing in … Continue reading Cross Game 49, Nodame 10, Letter Bee 23

I have little to say about Baka to Test 3, Nodame 3, Hidamari 3

Very little to say about Baka to Test to Shokanju 3. Recriminations as to who was responsible for losing the last match. We watch as Yoishi's wallet is flattened further and further by the girls forcing him to see movies and eat crepes. He's attacked by Minami's sister, I believe, and everyone runs around. And … Continue reading I have little to say about Baka to Test 3, Nodame 3, Hidamari 3

Omamori is Gone, Nodame 1 Looks Good, Hidamari 2 is What it is.

I decided to give Omamori Himori a second chance. But after the swimsuit modeling and the typical beach antics, none of it funny, I was rooting for the villain. Unfortunately, she does not succeed. Dropped. I've been looking forward to the return of Nodame Cantabile, but apprehensive at the same time. I didn't care for … Continue reading Omamori is Gone, Nodame 1 Looks Good, Hidamari 2 is What it is.