Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – Episode 05August 11, 2008 at 12:13 am | Posted in Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu | 5 Comments
Tags: aww, kyaa!
I got so busy and this episode post was so delayed that I ended up watching the episode with fansubs. Kind of gets rid of the whole purpose of me downloading the raw, but I still took raw screencaps.
After all, I couldn’t afford to not talk about this episode. This is where love-coms get down to serious business. Shiina, the third corner of our love triangle has arrived. I’ll take my fluff with some jealousy on the side now.
And of course, since this is Haruka, let’s have that be level-headed jealousy not insane yandere bitch jealousy.
Swimsuit episode, jealousy, and I’m still smiling my way through this anime. If it remains this cute, I’ll even campaign for it to get licensed so I can pick up all the DVDs.
Because watching this anime has made me so happy. So purely happy. This would be the perfect anime to just sit down and watch in bed when I catch my inevitable three colds this winter and spring. But alas, I can’t do that. Maybe Wagaya no Oinari-sama will start coming out by then (but I doubt it).
Oh yeah, and on a more important note, I think I’m going to move my blogging of Haruka to Thursdays. I’m still going to blog Strike Witches, but I’m waiting until the series finishes and I have a job so I can maybe just download the thing all at once, sit down, watch it, and actualy have something to say. Because right now it’s kind of like, “These are the characters I hate. These are the characters I like. This is the fanservice. Blah, blah, blah.” It’s boring to read.
So, Haruka on Thursdays (or early Friday if something get messed up) and Strike Witches sometime in the future.
Shiina has that usual…meh. Feeling about her. She’s nice enough so I can’t rage on about her, but she’s the interference for my OTP so I can’t like her. And I know she’s not even real interference so I’m left with an overall, meh feeling. I don’t really care either way about her.
Basically, I just look forward to Shiina being a plot device to push Haruka and Yuuto to some of that kissing from the opening.
That’s right Nobunaga! An otaku after my own heart! Who else can do this? (I can!)
Amamiya…why do I get the feeling that it’s a really common name in anime? It must be because I’m programmed to think that because of Shinshi Doumei Cross. Everyone’s name ended in the same kanji (for “miya” or “gu” apparently). Amamiya had to be someone’s name…was it Ushio’s?
Subtle Haruka curiousity is taken as subtle Haruka’s cute style of jealousy.
Shiina automatically got “likable rival” status with her fangirling for Haruka. She obviously doesn’t get what’s going on with Haruka and Yuuto (even though everything they do kind of screams couple…hasn’t Shiina noticed how often they’re together?). So…likable. Therefore, I don’t really have any opinion on her.
(Rivals are usually either RAGE or “meh, I don’t care” for me)
Hey it’s the girls from the OP. So, I guess they’re basically just Shiina’s friends then. Okay. Mystery solved. Moving on. (They both have pretty cute character design too I guess)
Haruka noticed Yuuto looking. Heh. Maybe Haruka isn’t as completely naive and dense as we all might have though. But notice how she got all cute and blushing instead of switching into tsundere mode. Awesome. And I hope everyone noticed that Yuuto didn’t even really look at Shiina. More awesome!!!
Whoa…that turned into a massive pool party at the school pool. And on that note…what’s with Japanese schools? Do they all have pools? Not fair…all my school had was a fake “lol pool on the roof, but not really” that people used to trick new students.
Both of them have sisters they have to apologize for? Can I add that as another reason why they make a wonderful couple? Troublesome sisters are a viable reason to form a relationship!!!
Alright Mika. You keep that teasing up. This is why Mika is awesome. She does that random loli hitting on her sister’s boyfriend stuff, but she does it to get her sister all flustered and jealous. Go Mika!!!
That is…quite scary. No wonder she’s the maid with a chainsaw (btw, anyone know when we’ll get to see that chainsaw in action?).
Damn straight Mika.
I couldn’t have said it any better myself. Quite dense (though I know a girl that’s worse).
Well, luckily Haruka is pretty aware of her own feelings and Yuuto has his act together. I’m certain we’ll be okay. Especially now that Shiina has shown up. (Heh…plot device…)
…wow. A leg cramp. You know…I have to say, I used to swim a lot…never got one of those infamous leg cramps. Not saying they don’t happen…just saying I don’t think the athletically fit would really get them that often. Just something about anime that I’ve always wanted to comment on.
Yuuto’s the man! And without glasses!!! Hehe…I won’t mention any further, but I think any readers left from my livejournal may know what I’m talking about here…
Um…I wish Haruka was drowning. But I guess we did need a quick reason for a nice reasonable girl like Shiina to start liking Yuuto before she found out about the kinda-sorta relationship between him and Haruka.
Heh…of course, she’d be half-naked. But just going on with how this anime makes love-com cliches not suck, no one else even seemed to notice Shiina was naked. No problem…and Haruka was all smiles when she came in too. No jealousy about Yuuto being alone in a room with another girl. This animeis awesome (let’s start counting how many times I saw awesome, okay?)
Alirght, now which maid is scarier again? Heh…actually I don’t find this that scary. I know someone else who drives similarly. As similar as you can in real life anyway. It’s scary from the outside, but it’s quite often very safe inside.
Yeah…turning Yuuto saving Shiina into a Haruka x Yuuto moment by having Haruka say Yuuto looked cool. Freakin’ awesome.
And there’s my jealousy too! Look how Haruka showed it in a much more appropriate, kind of sad way instead of taking crap out on either Shiina or Yuuto? That’s the sort of girl Haruka is…so much more likable and so much easier to understand why Yuuto likes her.
Really, everyone complains about crappy male leads, but it goes both ways. The crappy girls who get pissed off about everything little thing…what guy would really want to put up with that crap?
But anyway, Yuuto sees the problem and solves it right away. “If you were drowning, I’d save you too.” Smooth Yuuto. Navigate right through the jealousy and give us our fluff!
*sigh* I really do love this anime. It’s such a nice breath of fresh air. No real drama, just my wonderful fluff and I’m loving it!
I say this everytime, but you just know it’s true. Man…love-coms must have been really ticking me off before if I’m still all excited about one that delivers so much fluff…five episodes in.
Seems like Haruka and Yuuto are headed for the Summer Comiket.
Hope they don’t get stopped for those new bag checks. I don’t want to watch 7+ hours of standing in line (haha, not funny).
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