episode 24 (finale):
So, final thoughts on this: Well, I do have to admit that it was an interesting little twist that
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: it turned out Banri actually *could* see and hear his 'ghost' self the whole time, he was just ignoring him.
Other than that, though, while this was a 'nice' ending and all, I found the whole thing a bit too convenient/cliché (and the entire series also ended up having a severe lack of 2D-kun, who IMO was the best character of the show-- I wish he had gotten a lot more screen time than the meager amounts he did; maybe then I would've enjoyed it more)... so, well, let's just say that I'm glad this series is finally over, LOL. Samurai Flamenco
episode 22 (finale):
.........I... I don't even know how to react to this...
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: ...Okay, first things first: That flashback was so sad. As for the 'present': With this show having basically run through the entire gamut of hero 'types' on purpose, I liked the reference to the 'dark hero,' and the kid was actually pretty genuinely creepy there in terms of his plans to turn Hazama into one. And all of that was great. What completely threw me off was everything after that-- not only the unexpected accuracy of the episode's title ( ), but in particular Hazama's desperate, clueless, and *ridiculous* last-ditch attempt to stop Goto from shooting the kid (which, while almost killing me from laughter/embarrassment/facedesking , was still... uh... well, you know ). So much for my hopes that it wouldn't go the yaoi route, LOL. I mean, I'm not *entirely* sure if it really did go that way or not in the end-- that whole scene was all because of Hazama's utter cluelessness, after all + Goto was right back to having the 'girlfriend' send him messages again at the end anyway -- but, still... ) Yeah. I have no idea what to think now, LOL. (Though I *did* enjoy the vast majority of this show-- parodies, lunacy, trolling, and all-- so... whatever, I guess. ) Kill la Kill
episode 24 (finale):
Gotta love that humor even during the most 'serious' of scenes.
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Between the unceremonious 'dismissal' of the NB guys right in the middle of their transformation, the stuff with Gamagoori, and the "nonsensical garbage" bit + response (which I was literally LOL'ing at ), the creators kept a really good balance here with not having the show take itself seriously even during (supposedly) deadly-serious circumstances. And how they won was just awesome. (R.I.P. Senketsu, though... ) Finally: ROTFL at the Elite Four stalking the three girls on their 'date' (complete with a blushing Gamagoori holding flowers for you-know-who <3 ) at the end, oh my gosh.
I couldn't be happier with this ending.
(Which I'm even more grateful for considering the endings of the two shows above, LOL...
And Nagi no Asukara
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Flashback reveals that Manaka loves Hikari, and not a single person watching this show was surprised. (...Well, okay, that's probably a slight exaggeration, LOL; but, seriously, who *didn't* see that coming?) Tsumugu's straightforwardness during that chat with Chisaki was pretty amusing, though. Also: LOL at the whole thing with Uroko and the car (that was way too funny to me for some reason). *Ahem*-- now, as for the end of the ep.: I just knew that switch (Miuna for Manaka) was going to happen (though I didn't want it to)... Seems like there's going to be rather a lot to wrap up in the finale, though, especially since that next-ep. preview looked a lot like another timeskip. I guess we'll see...