Do you know the feeling of a backlog that you never discovered due to an immense amount of work and you told yourself that you will watch that anime soon? By the time I discovered it, I realize that Kaze no Shoujo Emily Episode four has been happily sitting on my hard disk for a fabulous four days. That shows you one thing: Once you get buried in work and turn into a Hataraki Man, it’s impossible to notice many other things around you.
Nevertheless, it’s time once again for the weekly review of I.D. Analysis, and I will cover my current watching anime, my thoughts on it as well as perhaps
a short summary for Emily skipping the summary for Emily for this episode due to time constraints.
The episodes analyzed includes: …
Claymore Episode 5: Click here
Overdrive Episode 5:Click here
Lovely Complex Episode 4: Click here
Nanoha StrikerS Episode 5: Click here
Lucky Star Episode 4: Click here
Kaze no Shoujo Emily Episode 4: Click here
Claymore Episode 5
Episode five is just totally insane. I am not crazily in love with Claymore for the first four episodes. Yes, Clare is very cool, and we did see some nice character development of Clare and that inside a Claymore, there is demon blood but there is also the life and heart of a human. Episode four deals with the history of Clare, through the vision of Teresa who picked up a young girl. This episode brings us back to some sort of a flashback, telling us about the journey in which Clare undergone before she became a claymore. I must say that this episode really gets Claymore going, simply because of the appearance of a wonderful character.
Teresa. This character has a rich voice and I apologize for my lack of knowledge of seiyuu but this seiyuu who voiced Teresa really has this wonderful tone that makes Teresa really unique in a way that I cannot describe. I have not read the manga yet but I feel that the humanizing of Teresa, the most powerful “Claymore” in this episode has a strong influence on Clare’s behavior in the future, and that is what we can somewhat see when we get back to the situation when Clare is back in the frame as a “Claymore”.
I find that it is rather strange that they did not give any indication or reason why the monster actually kept Clare instead of eating her up. I mean, demons like to abuse humans but it seems to me for the past few episodes that they are more keen on eating everyone up for the fun of it rather than torturing them. I will wish that there is somewhat of a more logical answer than “being kept for sheer malice”. The young Clare is also cute too, and I wonder what has caused her to be unable to talk.
Over Drive Episode 5
Over Drive Episode five is quite average by any standards. I actually enjoy Mikoto’s extreme dorkiness in his actions. I mean, it is almost public suicide to post such provoking pictures of Fukizawa and the bicycle in order to attract people. In a way, the humor in this series somehow cater to me and I always find myself laughing at the almost out of this world antics by him as he tries to go on.
Episode five is the aftermath after the first training session with the cycling team. Mikoto finds himself having a severe pain after over straining the muscles that are used to cycle, and he was asked by the seniors to do some physical exercises to build up his endurance. For one, his way to build up endurance (doing pushups in the corridor and sit ups in the classroom) are just so crazy that I wonder what kind of lifestyle he has for the years that he had lived. I mean, anyone with any common sense will do not such a thing.
I guess that is why Mikoto is really pure and naive in the things that he wants. Honestly, I do not really understand about the sudden emotional trauma of Fukizawa at the very end about not knowing about her goal, but it’s just like out there. I find that the transition from humor to serious drama is a bit poor but on the whole, it is still worth watching and I do want to at least get to see a cycling contest already!
Lovely Complex Episode 4
Risa is just so amusing when she is quizzing herself whether she actually likes Atsushi or not. I always feel that Atsushi is much more sheltered in revealing his emotions compared to Risa, who is more of an open book but that is also good because she is in fact very pretty and beautiful at the same time. The very fact that Atsushi is completely oblivious toward her emotions of him and the scene where he goes all suspicious when she bought him a gift is just pure comedy.
This episode deals with Atsushi and a new girl who is in fact a freshman in the class. After Atsushi saved her from a ferocious dog, she fell deeply in love with him and started to be attracted. I am fully interested about why in the world Atsushi accepted the proposal of the new girl to be her boyfriend. I mean, yes the girl is cute, but it is totally out of any sense to be even carried out by such a kiss. Maybe, it is possible but I lack the experience to actually answer that.
On the whole, Lovely Complex Episode 4 still delivers quite a fair number of laughs, but Haruka is somewhat getting on my nerves. I know that it is supposed to be a show with quite over-exaggerating emotions, but Haruka’s antics just annoys me.
Nanoha StrikerS Episode 5
I actually wanted to write three paragraphs to say how much I like this, but the next few words will describe how I feel about this episode.
Mahou Transformation. Naked. Feito-chan. Great.
Lucky Star Episode 4
Lucky Star episode 4 finally got me to laugh, since I finally got some of the references and culture jokes that are within this episode. For one, I really like the association of Kagami with Haruhi’s armband, since they are both tsunderes. Trust an otaku to find the best gift for their friends. However, I do not get why Kagami’s sister has the uniform of To Heart and I must say that some of the jokes in this episode are like a on-off for me.
For once, I am not that bored with the actual scenes of the show but this week’s lucky channel lacks that oomph that usually gets the most laughs. Other than that, I find that when the characters talk a bit too much, I find myself a little distracted by the volume of words that are communicated in every single episode and I guess I am not the type of person who fully concentrates on the dialogue while watching any anime.
It’s on the waiting list of being dropped soon, I think.
I really adore Terry a lot. This episode is centered toward Teddy and Perry, where we know a bit more about Teddy’s family situation, as well as a little squabble between Perry and Emily over writing being an childish behavior. I do not know why Teddy’s mother acts the way she does, but the many rumors spoken on her in the town will probably have a terrible psyche onto her mind. When she cried in the night, Teddy must be wondering a lot.
It is also good that the influence of Emily and Teddy finally allowed Teddy to break the ice with his mother and eventually allow the freedom of mind to draw the portraits that can bring her true freedom. It is sad that she has allowed herself to retreat into her little shell in using Teddy in order to fulfill her sadness but by opening up, she has finally released herself from the prison that she has locked herself into. Perry is also given quite a bit of development, as we realized that Perry has never studied and never understood any words, but the effort he spent into writing Emily is quite admirable.
His dream to be a president of Canada is hilarious though, and despite the laughs, it is quite a wonder why he has such a dream. I guess that shows that they are still somewhat innocent and the joy of Emily after viewing the drawings are cool too. I do wonder what the suffocation of being unable to explore the books that Jimmy allowed her to read will be. It seems apparent that Elizabeth is clamping down on Emily’s poetic activities.
I do wonder what the talents of Perry and IIse are, or whether they are merely normal people compared to the clear skills of Terry and Emily. Anyway, yes, that’s it at 3 am in the morning and enjoy!