Wow. How far behind on just two series am I? The answer to that rhetorical question – very. So without further ado, let’s get on with the last episode of this mini Sunohara story arc.
I know that I’m hilariously far behind broadcast of all two of the series I’m blogging right now, but that should be rectified soon. I’ve cheated a bit with Toradora! and skipped ahead, which just goes to show that I quite like it so far. Which is strange, because it’s not one defining factor that keeps me watching, it’s the sum of the parts.
I would love to tell you what I think of every anime series I’m watching right now. Really, I would. But first of all, I doubt you’d be the least bit interested, and second of all, there’s only 24 hours in a day, and because I’m at uni, 18 of them are often consigned to this thing called “work.” But enough complaining. I thought I would quickly go over some thoughts rattling around my head about some of the other series I’m currently watching.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, of course, just the shows that I’m most interested in, and would like to share. You’ll probably see a second part to this list soon.
It’s great to see Mei back to her usual investigative self at the beginning of this episode. We’re still in the middle of the charade of Sunohara and Sanae going out, and it’s evident that Mei has some doubts about the validity of the relationship, what with these questioning looks.
Out of all of the shows airing this season, the one that has piqued my interest the most is Toradora!. The reasons for this are mainly down to general internet interest, but I also quite liked the premise of the story. Even if it sounds like (and almost definitely is) a show photocopied from an identi-kit template for this season’s unexpected high school love story, at least it’s trying to change the variables in the formula just a bit.
Ah, Youhei Sunohara. He’s a real marmite character if ever I seen one, which is why this episode could either be a bad one, or a good… no. This was never going to be good. Spoilers ahoy.
In this week’s episode, we get to see Sunohara making a fool of himself much moreso than usual, and in front of many more people, all because of one of Okazaki’s playful remarks that always go just a few dozen steps too far. While stepping through most of the characters we met in last episode’s baseball-’em-up again, and being rejected every time for being, well… Sunohara, Sanae-san finally reveals she was actually worried about his direction in life as well. Who knew?