“Adorable, yet creepy” is one way to describe the episode’s focus on photographic voyeurism. On the one side you think, awww that’s kind of cute. On the other side, watching Taiga drool over the pictures or keeping albums full of them is a bit creepy. I had my fair share of crushes in middle and high school, but I don’t recall ever keeping a stack of photos of them.
You’re not Ami-chan, dammit. JCStaff has cheated me for another week! Well, Sumire is kind of cool in her own way, I always dig foul mouthed girls. Although, what the Japanese consider foul mouthed is quite different from my views, considering the people I hang out with IRL.
What the hell is this? I feel so cheated, I wanted a fight between Taiga and Sumire, and instead she wusses out because he grabbed her. By the way, the fact that a male student went up to a female student, grabbed her, and held her up in the air struck me as somewhat out of line. Continuing to compare this show with my own life, if that happened in my school the guy would probably get a referral or worse. Maybe I should stop trying to compare anime with life.
No it’s not, it’s just weird.
As you can well imagine, this shot has already made the rounds on /a/ with various dirty things done to it. Well, with so much Taiga creepy photo voyeurism, they had to give Ryuuji some as well. Frankly, if I was going to keep a picture of some girl I like this would not be the one, unless he planned on using it for uh, something more than just admiring it. Even then, I wouldn’t be satisfied by a shot like this.
Call me weird, but I love the expression on his face. I always enjoy watching the ways in which animators choose to animate “wtf?” expressions. It’s much harder to show such surprise in live action without genuinely being surprised, plus I’m a big fan of exaggerated expressions and comedies. One of the reasons I loved Seto no Hanayome so much was the exaggeration. Now, I’m not comparing the two series at all, I just once again went off on a random tangent.