Special A – Episode 18August 5, 2008 at 7:44 pm | Posted in Special A | 10 Comments
Wow…I have no idea what this episode was. Some was from the manga, some wasn’t; what was from the manga is from all sorts of different points. Really…weird.
I’m just not sure about how I feel about this episode. I kind of was like, o_O through the whole thing. But…it was good.
Partially to blame for me being even mildly “meh” about this episode is my lack of understanding (leading to a complete lack of a summary too). I had to lurk around other blogs to make sure I understood what happened in this episode.
But really, if there weren’t just six episodes left I think I’d just give up on this show. I’m running out of things to say…it’s mostly been, “aww”s and “WTF!? RAGE!!!” and that gets old.
I kind of wish this wasn’t my “birthday anime” this year. It would have been cool if I got crazy out of the blue HikarixKei super advancement instead. But in this episode, I pretty much got everything but. It was still good, but…meh…
Megumi spoke (in her mind)! Ayahi Takagaki’s voice! Finally!!! Her voice is so cute. I no longer have to rely on character singles alone (too bad they’ll never get to that recent Megumi chapter…).
Yeah! It’s been a while since we got the angry Sakura voice. I missed it. (Heh, even though Sakura hasn’t really been around long enough for me to miss anything from her…)
Scariest…team…ever. Both of them make a hobby out of kicking guys asses. Sakura specializes in liars and Akira specializes in…Tadashi. Guys should be afraid. Very afraid.
That aside…this was awesome! Sakura and Akira both being demonic and doing evil laughs together! AWESOME!
…it was Kei’s idea. My god…I’m not sure if that makes it funnier or just more “WTF?” or both. I’m going with both.
*snortlaugh* Well, I was pretty disappointed that this chapter was cut earlier, but I’m not sure how I feel about them bringing back guy-Hikari in such a ridiculous way.
…okay. I love it. Hearing Yuko Goto use a “guy” voice was fun. Sometimes I think the writers sit around thinking about how they can make Yuko Goto use a new voice that week. We’ve had regular Hikari, girly Mikuru-ish Hikari, evil Hikari, scary bunny Hikari, and now guy Hikari. It doesn’t end.
Still terifying…and now with some “WTF?” on the side. Heh…what a ridiculous ojou-sama team-up. (The Ojou-sama laugh was really fun though~!)
Akira sure didn’t stay focused for too long though. The “onee-sama” role is too ingrained in her it seems.
Ha. Not just “ni-san” but now English “Number Two” as well. Hikari can’t even win as a guy (well, obviously…she’s not a guy, so it makes sense).
O_O This was…insanely hard to get a good screencap of. Sakura is crazy. I felt so bad for Tadashi…even he’s never gotten whailed on like that before.
Sheesh Yahiro…why do you have to be such a nice guy? Helping out your rival in love?
See? You’re making really cute mute girls fall in love with you!
Well…now we know this is definitely anime-original. That said, I don’t think it was a bad addition or anything. I kind of like it. It makes it easier for the anime-only fans to root for Tadashi instead of Yahiro since they both knew Akira since they were younger.
It also made me enjoy a TadashixAkira episode. They discovered a weakness of mine (childhood friends) and actually made it work.
This whole sequence was really nice with the music and everything. I wasn’t really too into Akira’s character song (Ashita e…) until I watched this episode. Now it’s getting multiple replays while I’m writing this. I just seem to like certain songs more after watching an anime with them.
I hope this isn’t the complete conclusion to SakuraxJun. I really like a certain chapter from the manga with them. I don’t think it’ll appear in the anime…but I can still hope, right?
Obligatory “aww” for the HikarixKei moment (I’m a fangirl, it can’t be helped). I won’t even mention how I’m pissed that they stopped having Hikari blush…dammit! Well, I still liked this, even though it was brought about in a ridiculous way (Hikari’s butt catching fire).
ROFL. I thought that they were going to try to go for crappy anime drama (which sucks), but I got this instead. This is what I want from my SA. Important moments developed in a laugh out loud way.
Of course, all of this was good because the anime followed the manga. The anime-original moments were good too, but this was the best. I was afraid they’d make Akira and Tadashi get together in some different way, but luckily that’s not the case.
Yeah. It really does make it harder for people to think Yahiro is better if Tadashi liked Akira since he was younger too. I don’t particulalry mind. I think it’s a good decision to make the quicker development in the anime successful. It’s weird though…the anime making a good decision.
And thank god. They’re still as dysfunctional as ever!!!
Personally, I’m very happy about all of this. I like the YahiroxMegumi pairing (I’ve enjoyed every chapter, especially the most recent) and the sick Hikari chapter is a personal favorite of mine I never thought they’d get to. It feels weird them placing it here (since it takes place after Hikari and Kei’s second date in the manga), but whatever. I’m happy if any of those HikarixKei moments from the manga are in there.
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