Seeing which stuff I picked pretty much tells me how ridiculous this week has been haha! Both Natsume and Chihayafuru dedicated their time to build-up in the latest episodes, so there wasn’t much to feel dokidoki about in them. =( I had the chance to watch Hotarubi since it got subbed though, and it was amazing so I’m fine with the way things worked out.. well anyways, time to get to our crowning ceremony now:
5. Mirai Nikki 20:
YUNO WITH SUBMACHINE-GUN IS BOSS
Sure that wasn’t the baddest appearance of Yuno, and it was a bit too short to deliver the proper dose of Yandere-service this week. Having said that, Yuno-dere-sama was still able to impress and promote the episode from being meh to worth watching in the last minute.. Just think, who else can fire SMG at living beings LIKE A BOSS with such an innocent smile on their face? And as if that wasn’t badass enough, she also came equipped with a showoff katana haha! Seriously, Mirai Nikki needs to forget boring twists and just focus on being hilarious lol.
4. Nisemonogatari 8:
If Koyomi was sealed in a room with his sister, he’d probably XXX
Now I didn’t really like how Smutonogatari wasted a whole episode on Karen, but I gotta admit I was impressed by all the effort SHAFT put to create the most innovative ever errr, incest hentai. I was genuinely overwhelmed by how craftily that lewd atmosphere was created to turn the boring task of tooth-brushing into the most awkward foreplay material. I MEAN #$@%&! IT WAS FIVE MINUTES OF PURE WTF! And dammit Shinbo, I wanna try brushing my teeth with BGM now. Confirmed for dirtiest dokidoki ever? Depends on what’s left in store for us in the last 3 episodes of Nisemonogatari, but I doubt anything can top toothbrush-gasm zOMG.
3. Guilty Crown 19:
NAZE DA POWAH UPPU!!
Err I actually have no proper words to say other than “LOLOLOL HOW EFFING CONVENIENT LOLOLOL”. Dammit Guilty Crown, just how long can you keep up this vicious cycle of fitting dumb plots and pulling ass-twists without losing your touch? My suspension of disbelief has been long shattered, and I’ve never stopped craving more OH MA SHOE since then haha! So what do we have this week? From Mama Shoe trying to save her little dead girl Mana to revealing her relationship with evil Onii-san to stealing Another Last On Earth Void Genome to having the dilemma of offering it to Son Shoe to throwing it at him and warning him that it would kill him to Son Shoe accepting his fate to take all our pain to asdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl.. and we can go on forever lol. Best of all was definitely OH MA SHOE pulling his own void though, who’d argue about how brilliant that was *and for him to point out that the reason for not doing so before was him being a shitty coward added extra facepalm.jpg value lololol*. And then his void was a hand.. A DAMN HAND! A DAMN RIGHT HAND! A GODDAMN RIGHT HAND THAT TAKES ALL OUR SINS AND WILL KILL SHOE! ALL DAT DAMNED SUBTLE FORESHADOWING FOR ANOTHER JESUS ENDING FFFYEAH!!
2. Inu X Boku SS 8:
Miketsukami confessing his social anxiety for the first time..
Ah I love those moments where you sense friends/lovers/partners/etc.etc. forming new bonds and getting closer to each others. So yeah, after weeks of watching the same static relationship between Ririchiyo and her servant Miketsukami, we’re finally moving somewhere here. I was slowly getting disappointed after every failed attempt of Ririchiyo to properly speak with Miketsukami. But when she succeeded in doing so, that really paid off. As she was persistent on demanding an equal-status interaction with him, having Miketsukami respond by saying: “But.. I don’t know how to interact with someone other than to serve them” was truly sensational.. that clicked perfectly. Now he’s definitely my favorite character in the show, so I share the same interest with Ririchiyo in wishing to understand him more.. Oh and speaking of getting close, Ririchiyo interpreting the shared social awkwardness with Miketsukami as “a little like me, and that makes me happy” felt deliciously authentic too.
p.s. mini rant: leaving your climax scene post-ED is plain stupid pfffft.
1. Hotarubi no Mori e
“No matter what, don’t ever touch me.. ok?”
Aww that.. touched my heart, or I should say.. it squeezed my heart so gently I couldn’t restrain my falling tears. ;_; Oh god, the whole movie was soul-quenching to watch, and it concluded with a brilliant tinglish note. I can’t express those overflowing emotions I have without spoiling the whole story, so I gotta hold myself back. Just that last scene though, that might be the most subtle emotional rollercoaster ride I had, and the best cup of bittersweet love in a very long time. Oh Gin, *sobs* your fragility charmed my heart </3
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