Disclaimer: I never liked making a top 10 list because I watch shows from a varieties of genres and I believe that comparing them on the same level playing field is vastly unjustified. But as a tradition, I made mine. Merits? What merits?
Without any fancy blogwork or word wizardry, here’s my top ten for the last decade.
Ray: It’s the sweetest thing – if only women were that great. In real life, I always meet AP’s – American Princesses, whether they’re Taiwanese American Princesses, Korean American Princesses, Japanese American Princesses (queens), or other kinds. Some of them don’t even live in the US!
However, in this case, there’s only a sweet, tender relationship and most importantly, no men.
Mike: Actually, no one else, period, except for Saku and Shi.
Ray: It’s like Friends, only with 4 girls! It’s so perfect!
Mike: I was waiting for the moment where it would suddenly be revealed that Kana and Yuki are not actually blood related.
Wow, and it didn’t have any strong sexual overtones like Strawberry Panic! Not that I hated Strawberry Panic, no, no, no, not at all.
I’m definitely leaning toward the darker side of it all – yeah, you know, make out, have ecchi feelings, hug and kisses and all that.
This really isn’t anything different from OAV, except maybe the animation quality decreased ever so slightly. But Yukino (EDIT: it’s Kanade, I got the names switched), played by Nabatame Hitomi-chan, is still nice a little bit tsundere, and of course, Kanade (EDIT: it’s Yukino…) is Kanade – clueless like Belldandy, and yet prepared like Belldandy.
Saki is simply just the loli-con character who’s a fan.
To be fair, nobody here is really all that interesting, and even the loli character isn’t a scheming character.
But hey, it’s shojo-ai, the purest love on earth, better than anything else. Better, it’s forbidden love between twin sisters…
Wait a sec, I think they have a yaoi equivalent for that! It’s scary but I’m starting to understand yaoi fangirls (committing hari kiri)!
I find the animation so gorgeous but the concept so confusing that I think I’m turning Japanese!
No…no…I was just kidding I was just kidding!!!I AM SORRY!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!
I gotta tell ya, this is obviously straddling the line of fantasy VS reality, yuri show for girls VS yuri for boys and I was clearly confused.
Do women, especially sisters (are they sisters) fall in love like lesbians if they are such great friends? Is that the next phase of friendship evolution?
Ever saw Kodomo no Jikan?
With a song that’s super-catchy, not sugary but obviously designed like a jingle for a dating sim (for me the jury is still out on the intended audience and intended use), and then an obvious promotional music video that recaps the entire show – the music video, 3 minutes, the show itself, 10 – means pt 2. is inevitable (as recent news stated – I just saw the news today and then the show). Oh and, if they could think like Studio Ghibli, they could just show the music video.
It’s…it’s just so strangely…beautiful!
A fantasy world where beautiful girls who are childhood friends fall in love and endures a test of their pure, non-physical love…
Wait a minute, have the wee-wees of the male audience fall off? I think not.
Well, I’m no longer the pure-hearted Otaku boy I once was. So I’d encourage them to get it on ASAP!
I think Plato would be proud. But I think mature men need not apply.
But yeah, the animation is simply great. The seiyuus are so cute and the music is pretty good.
I liked it when Yuki’s feet touch Kanade’s feet.
They really should make out in public!
I SAID MOVING ON!!!!!!
P.S. YURI! YURI! YURI! And it’s not about a boy or a man!