No time for idle chit chat, time for my ID analysis, aka the most destructive analysis to bring you two paragraph summaries and a bit of thoughts for the week’s viewing!
No rock, no life! Just if you are wondering, the IDA came about because Impz tends to have little motivation to blog a full entry if people are not interested in it. This is why I relegated Red Garden, one of my favorite series, in this section. Feedback if you like this ^_^. That said, I will have one short summary-like entry for Bokura Ga Ita and Asatte no Houkou later (since these two shows ended recently). Look out for it.
Red Garden Episode 12
Kate was told by her sister that Herve wanted to meet her again after the “accidental meeting”. The other girls also learned about Herve trying to meet up with Kate, as they encouraged her to do so, since Kate generally avoided interactions with the opposite sex. We also see Rachel’s boyfriend getting very close with Amanda, and he seemed to be in a hurry to be away from her when Rachel called for her, saying that he would call her later. Claire and her friend also went back to normal after Claire took the advice of the gals and told him that she was working back at the hamburger shop.
Paula also informed that she had used her veto power for Kate, since she said Kate had spent all her time in the school and told her to work hard together. The police detective also found that the pictures of Lise before and the corpses were inconsistent, while Rose realized that her father had been sending back money, meaning that he was working hard somewhere. As Kate, Emilio, Herve and her sister met up, it seemed that Herve was making a good impression and then Herve asked whether Kate would join him to walk along later. She accepted it, even though Emilio warned him not to do anything strange. Lula and JC were also tracking her, saying that it was age for Kate to fall in love. It seemed that Kate was pretty interested in him, as he set up another meeting with her at Coney Island, despite her saying that she was boring. We also saw the cynical Herve with Lise, trying to trigger her past memories by talking about movies and the exchange of diaries.
I do not know the true intentions of Herve, but I suspect it is nothing good. The fact that he had clearly acknowledged that Kate was an enemy meant that he getting close to her was a ploy to do something like spying, or an even more deviant plan that I cannot think of right now. I am also worried for Rachel’s mental wellbeing, as in the end of the show, she overheard that Amanda was in the same place as her boyfriend at a very late time, which is going to be nothing. With him avoiding her, it probably means the end of her relationship. I also am glad at Claire’s relationship going well with her close guy friend, because it was clear that he was very concerned, just that he had been avoiding her as he feared that her temper would ruin things once again. A solid build up episode, i think the story will go with more Kate and Herve stories. I am worried what will happen to Kate though.
Happiness Episode 12
We saw that Anri and Koyuki falling after “fighting” with Ibuki and company as Ibuki entered the sacred place where their hidden treasure was found. It seemed that Koyuki already predicted that they would fall, so it would be better if they feigned it right away. As Ibuki entered the area, she started to get the gem, trying to use its power to revive her older sister so as to see her again. Shinya was then hurt as he was trying to protect Ibuki. Outside, the rest of the people were trying to repel the monsters caused by the sacred treasure.
Haruhi also found Yuma as she hugged him, telling him that his magic saved her and that his magic was not merely destruction. He rejuventated in energy as he took the flute, which was the flute used by Ibuki’s sister. They then rushed over to Anri and company, who were having trouble repelling the monsters. Yuma’s spiritual energy with the flute repelled all the monsters as he finally went inside the domain. With everyone’s strength pooled into it, he finally was able to seal the gem, ending the show. We then realized that Sumomo finally recovered, and that Yuma moved into the magic class.
Boring. Well, just kidding. Happiness! is a decent show but there are two things that let it down tremendously. One is the low count appearance of Jun, which will have made matters much cooler. Second is the graphical quality. The story itself is average, which is pooled down lower by the low graphical quality. I threatened to drop this show but I decided to at least blog about the last episode, which is perhaps a bit of respect for a decent premise but execution wise, it is a bit bad. However, it is still a decent watch if anything. With it ending, I have more time for other series, I guess.
Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo! Episode 12
We have Ayako seeing how Eme-chan was in night gown and trying to charm Mamoru. She got very angry and rushed off, with even Shione knowing that it was going to be dangerous if she was to disturb her at this “burning aura” Ayako. Mamoru, on the other hand, continued to work very hard for the test as he wanted to impress Ayako. The president also saw the sulking Ayako, with Ayako complaining how Mamoru could not tell that Eme-chan was trying to sexually seduce him. Still, when the results came out, it seemed that he only had a D. He wanted to greet Ayako but Ayako looked disappointed (because he was with Eme-chan) and he mistook it as her being disappointed at his results.
The president then set up a party within the school, as Ayako realized that Eme-chan and Mamoru were cooking. She was of course extremely angry and jealous as Eme-chan confessed to him, saying that she wants to “love love” with him. Ayako then rushed away, with Mamoru giving chase. Eventually, they got back happily together as they resolved their differences, realizing that they both did things in love for each other. They then had their first kiss like how Ayako wanted it, under the sunset, as everyone had a chorus of Merry Christmas.
I loved how the first kiss came about and it is probably not as grand as I had expected. Still, the relationship is clearly developing on the whole, with the fact that there are hints that Mamoru’s “weak” power might not be as weak as they think it is. I do wonder how Mamoru’s latent energy can be tapped and whether this series will have a more serious approach at the end. Still, I think it will be those happy go lucky series. That said, I am getting very annoyed by the stalker’s antics but pleasantly happy with Shione’s 1001 different hairstyles. Tee hee.