Mar 31, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 12

And so it ends… Not! There is definitely going to be another season. There has to be, otherwise this must’ve been the worst ending in anime history, for sure. How could we call this an ending when nothing, nothing at all has ended?

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_12_[202AA39D].mkv_snapshot_05.09_[2013.03.30_23.50.12]I already thought it was strange when Kodaka spent the first half with Aoi, that funny little red-head, and the student council president, a strange girl that seems to be quite ambitious. You don’t spend that much time on those characters during the very last episode, you just don’t, so that’s when I knew that this wasn’t the last we’ve seen of these guys.

Also, things took an even stranger turn when the rest took notice of Kodaka’s absence. So what? The guy decided to help out the student council with some of their chores, who cares? That’s no reason to abandon the club, which would prove that you only go there in the first place because Kodaka is usually there.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_12_[202AA39D].mkv_snapshot_19.35_[2013.03.30_23.53.24]It took every bit of effort to not skip through that fighting scene with Rika. I love that character, but sometimes she really does get to you. Still, at least it answered one of my questions. I was wondering why she recorded Kodaka in the nurses office that day, I guess now we know. Well played, Rika-chan.

I’m going to leave things here, just like Yozora left at the very end. You call this an ending? All the characters part ways and one of them was so devastated that she actually left? Yeah… That has Japan written all over it. Only in Japan do you see these things. A normal person would’ve given the viewer a clue or at least a better ending (one that actually ends something). Oh well, I guess we can’t always get what we want…

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Mar 24, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 11

It’s moments like these that I actually wished I’d believe in god, because then I wouldn’t feel like such a fool when I go down on my knees and thank an deity that doesn’t exist for this marvellous episode. Just for the record; I did technically did that (except for the going on my knees part).

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_11_[CA070084].mkv_snapshot_06.41_[2013.03.23_23.38.14]I was suspicious at first; Rika had already taken the spotlight when she collapsed from exhaustion. I immediately had that funny feeling one gets when one is about to see something very strange. It’s good to know that my instinct is still spot-on, because watching and hearing Kodaka read a few lines from Rika’s guy-on-guy erotic novel could certainly damage one’s sanity.

Also, why in the hell would she want to record that? Is she planning on using that tape to blackmail him into doing more messed up stuff? Does she just wants more material from the guy she likes for lonely nights? Either way; I really hope we find out soon. Something tells me that that’s going to be funny as hell.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_11_[CA070084].mkv_snapshot_19.00_[2013.03.23_23.41.20]Rika’s time in the spotlight soon passed as that little read-head made her way to their clubroom, planning to disband their club by using the school’s rules against them. Smart… trying to disband the school chairman’s daughter’s club. Both Sena and Yozora sent her packing after Sena made Maria an official part-time teacher, thereby making it an official club.

Yeah, that was definitely fun, but not nearly as fun as Sena’s confession. I don’t know if she just wasn’t paying attention because of her game or if she did it knowingly, but she actually confessed to Kodaka after all this time… Good for her! The look in Yozora’s face alone made it worthwhile. Kodaka may have run away like a coward for now, but he won’t be able to keep that up forever. I hope Sena continues to pursue him like this! I want more!

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Mar 17, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 10

It’s a good thing that most of the characters look fairly unique, because I wouldn’t have recognized the show by its story. So much has changed during this season… It’s like an entirely new anime with different characters sometimes.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_10_[28B240A7].mkv_snapshot_02.02_[2013.03.16_23.32.03]Rika, after all this time, earned herself sometime in the spotlight again. Now, I don’t know why, but she has changed. Her entire personality has made a ninety degree angle. Her mood changes just as much as her appearance nowadays, which is stupid. What’s the point? So she looks different almost every time, I can live with that. I just find it difficult to endure when that character’s personality changes all the time. What happened to that strange pervert we’ve come to know and love? What happened to the girl that constantly sexually harassed Kodaka with strange remarks and ideas? I sincerely miss that strange, yet wonderful girl.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_10_[28B240A7].mkv_snapshot_13.49_[2013.03.16_23.33.55]Anyway, I suppose it was a nice touch to finally announce that she, too, has feelings for Kodaka. We all know it, but this episode finally confirmed it, and Kodaka now knows it too. Is it going to be awkward for Kodaka? I don’t think so. The guy’s slow, not to say the least. He’ll probably forgot it ever happened or ignore the fact that Rika likes him.

The only thing that keeps me going is Kobato. It’s always fun to watch her interact with the others, especially with Maria, the world’s cutest nun. Things wouldn’t be so bad if there were more scenes with them in it. Oh, and I guess a scene with Kate wouldn’t be too bad either, now that she knows that Kodaka and Sena aren’t actually an item…

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Mar 10, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 09

I know that there are a lot of reviewers out there with their own blogs, but you cannot seriously tell me that none of them have difficulties when writing about this show. It’s a lot of fun to watch and all, but it’s very difficult to describe.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_09_[E19E0537].mkv_snapshot_03.33_[2013.03.09_23.21.21]Anyway, I’ll do my best. I’ll start off by pointing out that things only keep getting more and more complicated for us, the viewers. They keep throwing in new characters, like that little red-head. Frankly, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of her. She and Kodaka seemed to get on pretty well after she complimented him for looking so incredibly cool and all.

It seems that Kodaka is always in trouble. If it’s not with his friends then it’s with some stranger. The fact that Sena decided to tell Kodaka about what was going on with those rumours about them getting married proves that. Hell, it’s been nothing but a parade of problems since the second season started. At least the first season had some kind of story.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_09_[E19E0537].mkv_snapshot_13.57_[2013.03.09_23.23.29]Anyhow, it seems that Sena’s father is under the impression that they’re getting married because they’re technically engaged. Sena’s father made a contract with Kodaka’s father when those two were little. It seems, according to what Sena said, that those two are to be married in the unforeseeable future. Boring!

At least be more inventive! Still, I’m pretty sure things will pick up soon now that the truth is out. I’m sure that other girls, like Maria’s big sister, will be coming after him. It should, in theory at least, boost the romance quite a bit. Let’s face it guys; it’s been nothing but comedy so far. A bit of romance would to the show a lot of good right now.

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Mar 3, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 08

It’s getting harder to get motivated about writing these posts about a show that has no story. It’s just a random clash between the characters with a clueless protagonist in the middle of it all. I think it’s about time that at least one of the characters ends up with the idiot king.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_08_[F483479A].mkv_snapshot_06.26_[2013.03.02_22.46.47]I knew nothing was going to happen as soon as the first half began. It’s always nice to see Kobato, but what is up with the storyline? It didn’t really bother me at first, but then I realized that this show, too, is nearing the end. Is it really going to end like this? Is it really going to end with the characters all alone? I don’t see how making a movie with your friends will help the romance in this show. Keep in mind that romance is very rare in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT, so how in the hell are they going to end this without any of the characters hooking up? It’s way too strange.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_08_[F483479A].mkv_snapshot_19.03_[2013.03.02_23.01.48]I have been satisfied until now with just the comedy. Let’s just say that that’s coming to an end. I’m getting really nervous when I think about how this is going to end, seeing as there’s nothing known about the possibility of a third season. I don’t know, the show has good ratings so far, so a third season is definitely possible, but I want this to end well.

The only good thing about this episode was that Yozora and Sena finally made it very clear how they feel about one another. They were always playful at first, but not this time. Sena made it very, very clear that she hates (with a capital “H”) Yozora’s guts, and I’m pretty sure that the feeling is mutual.

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Feb 24, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 07

I just realized that this must be the only show that I am willing to watch without caring about the story. The story here sucks. Hell, there isn’t any. It’s just a matter of living in the moment and enjoying the (messed up) surprises.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_07_[D9E128BA].mkv_snapshot_02.23_[2013.02.23_23.23.55]The first half was pretty interesting, but also a lead-in for the second half. I enjoyed it because it put Kobato in the spotlight, seeing as it was her birthday and all. It was also pretty funny when everyone, and by everyone I mean all the girls, contacted Kodaka via the phone in order to ask him to help shop for a birthday present for his little sister. They were pretty let-down when it turned out that he made plans with all of them at the same time. I actually made a screen capture of that. Perhaps there’s some genius out there that could use those faces to make one or more hilarious wallpapers.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_07_[D9E128BA].mkv_snapshot_20.41_[2013.02.23_23.25.12]The second half was more complicated and at the same time obvious. We all know Maria and her sister Kate. It seems that Maria wanted to say hello and give a present to Kobato for her birthday, too. So yeah, Kate brought her over and they both stayed for the night. I repeat; they both stayed for the night. My excitement level went through the roof.

I know, it’s really sad, but you cannot really blame me if you’ve seen that bathroom scene as well. That was hilarious and hot at the same time. It seems that Kate, too, has a thing for Kobato. What the hell is with that? I’m nice too, I can cook and clean, plus I have a big “tool”. Where the hell is my harem? I want one too!

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Feb 17, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 06

I wish I could say I was happy with this episode, but the truth is that I came to an unfortunate realisation. Frankly, I don’t think this is going anywhere. I don’t think Kodaka is going to end up with any of the girls, not even his “childhood friend”, Yozora.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_06_[3947814D].mkv_snapshot_04.28_[2013.02.16_23.18.27]It started out great. The story was showing a lot of promise when the spotlight was on Kodaka. Everyone wanted to know why he was dreaming about Yozora. I thought I saw a glimpse of what might happen. Boy was I wrong. It’s too bad, but the comedy soon took over after that.

I have no idea how we ended up at Sena’s interest in competitions, and how everyone let her compete and win because of her big breasts that bounced all over the place. I can’t blame them. I would actually pay to see a ‘real’ version of Sena work out like that. Still, to think that it came to that after such a promising start is rather disappointing.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_06_[3947814D].mkv_snapshot_18.50_[2013.02.16_23.21.42]Also, I really don’t like the how the characters are changing. They have become a little more aggressive than before, especially when it comes to swearing and whatnot. Of course, Rika takes the cake here. She’s been trying a tsundere approach, hoping it might catch on. I like that just as much as I like her new look; it sucks. Perhaps it’s because I’m not that happy with change?

I just fear that it’s not going anywhere. It’s almost getting to the point where I would call this a waste of time if it weren’t for the fact that I actually still enjoy watching it. The fact that Yukimura turned out to be a girl after all is still number one here. I like that, but the story has become stagnant ever since.

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Feb 10, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 05

I give up. There’s no point in my trying to understand this show anymore. It’s just not doable. Every time I think I have this thing figured out I get surprise by a 180° twist. I know that’s usually a good thing, but I cannot help but feel a little bit aggravated, you know?

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_05_[12F80420].mkv_snapshot_03.34_[2013.02.09_23.20.51]We finally discovered once and for all that Yukimura, as most of us probably already expected, was a girl after all this time. It was time for us to celebrate. Yet a new girl that’s after Kodaka, how nice. We could always use more girls in this messed up harem. Yeah, that’s what I thought. It’s really too bad that Yozora’s jealousy keeps getting in the way of it all. She really doesn’t like it when other girls get too close to him, even if it’s a girl that was known to be a boy. That’s why we saw how the once cute Yukimura had been demoted to a girl in a butler outfit. Damn you, Yozora!

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_05_[12F80420].mkv_snapshot_18.19_[2013.02.09_23.21.35]Don’t get me wrong; I’m not getting my personal preference get in the way of my opinion. It’s by no means a secret that Yozora is my least favourite character, but to have her get in the way of progress is just unacceptable. Everyone has acknowledged this show as your typical harem story with a slight hint of comedy. Just make it happen, dammit.

Anyway, I’ll stop here. I don’t want to go on about the bad things, especially since there are a lot of good things I could’ve said instead. It’s a bad habit of mine. I can write books about the negative side of things, but I’m always short on words when I have to describe to positive things. I’ll really try to work on that.

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