Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mid-Season Round-Up 2: Moe all around

Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season 7-8

Just when you thought this show couldn't get any more frustrating, Sawako and Kazehaya finally tell each other their feelings only to misunderstand each other as to the meaning of "like." Kazehaya thinks that Sawako only likes him as a friend and Sawako thinks the same with him, when in reality both of them feel the other way around. But do they bother to tell each other that? No. They stutter a few words, stare at each other and then somehow believe they know what each other is talking about. That is NOT how you communicate, kids. And it takes another whole episode for Sawako to make complete sense of it all so now hopefully, by episode 9, we'll finally have the long-awaited confession scene. 

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 7-9

Wow, this show surprised me. I didn't expect it to be so dark. I thought this was a satire and I was expecting humor and wit, and well, there's still plenty of that here but of a darker variety. In these episodes, Madoka loses two friends but gains an old one as a result, more is revealed about Homura-chan as well as Kyubey, plus SUBPLOT, baby! Things are certainly becoming stranger and stranger.


The conclusion of the valley of the wolves episode has Victorika solving the puzzle that is her mother's past as well as her relationship with Kujo. There's a little role reversal as Victorika saves Kujo's life this time, instead of the other way around. In the next episode, Victorika faces the one puzzle she cannot solve: how to put on an obi. Meanwhile, Kujo goes shopping on his own and stumbles upon a new mystery involving the "blue rose" as well as creepy-looking mannequins. The plot for GOSICK is pretty weak. Even so, the episodes are entertaining enough and really, no one should try watching this show for the mystery-solving detective work.

Hourou Musuko 6-7

Despite some minor glitches and backstage drama, the play is a success. Mako gains his confidence, with the subtle help of Chiba, and everyone just has a lot of fun. Chiba and Takatsuki are still not friends but Nitori and Anna almost are. Then, all of a sudden, the next episode hits us with the shocking news: Nitori and Anna are dating. Huh?! Was not expecting that. Chiba gets upset, obviously, and stops going to school. Takatsuki who feels responsible for breaking the news to her goes to visit her at her home but Chiba is her usual cheery sociable (sarcastic) self. But the two more or less come to an understanding. Hm. Subtle drama is subtle.