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Nyan Koi! – Episode 5 – Commence Love Rectangle

This would have been a review of Episodes 5 and 6, however I wasn’t able to view Episode 6 in time.  My apologies.

If you recall from my last article, I really enjoyed episodes 3 and 4.   I’m happy to report episode 5 is also quite good.  This episode really gets the romantic comedy juices flowing as we now have three girls vying for poor cursed Junpei’s attention, while there is only one of them whose attention he really longs for.  Classic (Clichéd?) harem anime plot device I know, but still fun and it really works here because all three girls are drastically different.

The problem with harem anime is that rarely by the end of the series is there a clear victory.  Sure there is always a obvious leader in the race for the boy’s heart, but most of the time the anime ends with the more than one girl still clinging to him in hopes he will choose them over his destined love (Tenchi, Girls Bravo, etc).  I’m sure most studios do this to spare the viewers from watching a character they love getting their heart broken, but still by the end of the series I want resolution dammit!

Junpei however doesn’t have this problem, which is a welcome surprise.  While he is too shy to actually spit out his words and tell Mizuno that is likes her, he has no qualms about being blunt and telling this fact to Nagi while apologizing and saying he is flattered to her own feelings about him.

Another good episode, I don’t want to spoil much about it.  I’ll just say this episode does wonders in expanding the relationship between Mizuno and Junpei.  And of course it ends on a cliffhanger… D’oh!

Also no cat requests in this episode, but it is a two-parter, so maybe they are in episode 6.

Grade – B+

– DC

Canaan 09 – What is love? Baby don’t hurt me…no more.

Minds unsettled.

Past revealed.

Ideals VS reality.

Crazy longings and dreams.

It’s the kind of episode that keeps one on the edge of his seat. It’s also the kind of episode that makes others begging the pain to stop.

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Episode Reviews vs. Editorials: Why the Divide?

Editorial, episode review: it all starts with this.

Editorial, episode review: it all starts with this.

In an astonishing wildfire meme that has spread throughout the anime blogosphere, and this time without the quota set by Owen’s agricultural collective, people are talking about the merits of episode blogging vs. editorials. Personally, I don’t see what the big deal is and why they’re being treated as mutually exclusive categories at all. I’d like to propose that an episode review can be an editorial just as much as anything else.

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