Mar 29, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 11

So I just finished watching the second Gin no Saji season and decided right away to write this post and to schedule it for Saturday. The reason why I wanted to write it right away is because I want to point out that I really hope this isn’t the last of it. We really need another season (at least) to wrap things up properly.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2014.03.29_00.01.16]I finally understand Yugo’s personality. It took me a while and it may be a bit too late, but I finally understand it. We all knew that he didn’t want to go home and face his father, especially after being hospitalized because he himself has been too much of a fool. He didn’t take care of himself and had his father come all the way over there to scold him in that hospital room. That was brutal. Still, he grit his teeth and went over there to help out Aki-chan in her time of need. It’s stuff that like that pisses me off when something always goes wrong just as they are about to “hook up”. Enough is enough, just make it happen already!

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.25_[2014.03.29_00.01.34]I also liked that scene where Yugo encountered some of his old ‘friends’. He really didn’t have any, which is probably what made it so easy for him to leave that town to go to a school far away. But still, that scene made me realize that Yugo really has chance. I remember the old depressing Yugo from season one that did everything half-heartedly.

Another season has gone by and I can really tell that I’ve learned quite a lot. I really hope that we get to see at least one more season. I just want to see Yugo and Aki on a well-deserved date. Even if it’s just once. Hell, an OVA would be fine too. Just grant me that one favour. A little less drama and comedy and a little more romance. That’s all I ask.

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Mar 22, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 10

It pains me to think that Gin no Saji ends next week. I would love it if Gin no Saji could switch places with Space Brothers. I would love that very much. The magic in Space Brothers is completely gone. I doubt it would be that easy with Gin no Saji.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.13_[2014.03.21_23.40.47]It finally happened. Yugo stood by Aki’s side as she told her whole family about her dream and about how she doesn’t want to take over their family farm. It must’ve been very hard for her to say and for her family to hear. It must also have been pretty rough on Yugo since he was, as he himself already said, an outsider.

Aki’s family were focussed on two things when they heard the news. They were focussed on Aki’s future, seeing as Aki-chan isn’t as bright as one might think. She is thinking about college when her grades tell us that she should be happy if she managed to finish high school. Will Yugo help her with that? Maybe. The second thing would be Yugo himself. Are they serious? Aren’t they? It’s still a mystery.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.17_[2014.03.21_23.41.00]Yes, yes I did call it a mystery. I said it knowing full well that this episode basically confirmed that they both like each other. We already knew that, but Aki felt bad about them not being together yet. I really, really liked that! It kind of gives me hope. Maybe the season’s ending will be as good as I had hoped after all. I am really anxious…

You kind of know that Yugo is serious about Aki. You can tell because he’s going to visit his parents to get his big brother’s college notebooks. His own big brother refuses to go back there. He doesn’t want to face his father, yet Yugo is going there out of his own free will in order to help Aki with her studies… It’s stuff like that that gives guys the right to ask their girlfriends for kinky sex.

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Mar 15, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 09

Excellent turn of events! Gin no Saji needs a third season. There’s no doubt in my mind that it needs a third season. Twenty-two episodes simply aren’t enough. Waiting for the next episode without reading the manga first is going to be a real challenge.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.05_[2014.03.14_23.34.25]I’m amazed that Yugo finally spoke up. He finally stood his ground and gave being a man a shot for once. He confronted Aki-chan and told her that he wants to be part of her life and that she can tell him anything, after which Aki basically just fell apart and told him everything that he wanted to know. I swear that the sound of wedding bells inside my head drowned out everything else for a couple of minutes. I could see it so clearly… Yugo is definitely going to end up with Aki, even though we might not get to see that (any time soon). I’m sure that there are many viewers (if not everyone) that would agree.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.01_[2014.03.14_23.34.54]I think the real-life drama is one of Gin no Saji’s strongest points. They really cover all of it; the good and the bad. Killing animals is no big deal to them, turning them into things that everyone eats regularly is no big deal to them, showing us how families and businesses fall apart is no big deal to them… How awesome is that!?

Yugo is in a great position. He has Aki’s confidence and he’s standing by her side as she’s about to confront her family. Her family likes Yugo and Aki likes Yugo… That guy is golden! He just has to find a way to impress her father without giving him the idea that he’s just there to defile his daughter. The next episode is going to be good.

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Mar 8, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 08

I thought that the Naruto Shippuuden fillers were over since we had two episodes this week, but no, they’re still going strong. I’m guessing that I’ll be posting Gin no Saji episodes on Saturday for a few more weeks. Probably until the second Gin no Saji season ends.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.20_[2014.03.08_00.00.05]So a new episode arrives and we immediately dive in a world of pain and misery. They covered it up by starting out with this cheese-making business at the beginning of the episode, which I found very informative. In fact, I quite liked that because I always wanted to try making my own cheese. It sounded easy enough until I saw that scene. Seems like a whole lot of work…

Anyway, during this episode we learned why Ichirou, the school’s biggest baseball freak, wasn’t attending school during the past few episodes. It seems that he dropped out because he can no longer afford to spend his time learning new things when he could earning money by working. You see, his family just went bankrupt and they need money to pay off their debts.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.21_[2014.03.08_00.00.41]This all sounds very problematic and dreadful. It is. It truly is. However, things got so much worse when they revealed that the Mikage family co-signed the Komaba family’s loan, which means that the Mikage family’s business is now on the line as well. Things will only get worse if the Komaba family cannot pay off their debts in time.

This one episode, as dreadful as it truly was, explained so many things. After seeing the episode I actually stopped and thought about it for a few minutes. It’s almost a given that the Mikage will go under as well if the Komaba family can’t come up with the money, and that is why Aki’s usually so on-edge. This is a perfect opportunity for Yugo to shine. He is great with this sort of thing. It may not be any of his business, but it’s the perfect opportunity for him to impress Aki.

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Mar 1, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 07

Just four more episodes… Only four episodes until this season ends. What have we accomplished so far? Not much. I don’t know what they’re going to do or how they’re going to do it. I’m pretty sure that my long-awaited wish isn’t going to happen.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.57_[2014.02.28_23.30.07]Yugo is back from the hospital and he’s still in a huge slump because he missed the festival and probably also because nobody came to see him. This would be a good time to get over it. It’s just so annoying that he’s so spineless. Just tell Aki-chan how you feel about her instead of stuttering like some idiot when you ask her if her promise to go out alone somewhere still stands. It’s embarrassing and pathetic. Aki is completely inexperienced and quite naive when it comes to love, so it’s really entirely up to Yugo to make that big first step. Either do it already or just give up and find someone else to follow around.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.24_[2014.02.28_23.30.41]There is no way for me to go around this or any point in writing a whole story about it, but yeah, Ichiro, the school’s baseball talent whose pitching is said to be monstrous, lost at the end when one of his teammates failed to catch the decisive ball. They will not be advancing to the finals. No more baseball for them until next year.

Yugo and Aki won’t end up together. I’m pretty sure that won’t happen anytime soon. At least let Yugo figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. At least give this season some kind of purpose. It’s been a strange ride thus far and although I’ve learned quite a lot about farm live, I still find it rather disappointing that there has been very little character progress.

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Feb 16, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 06

What is this? I’m both very pleased and very disappointed? Its times like these that I realize that I’m truly weird. I really should be happy because one of my long-awaited Gin no Saji wishes finally came true. It’s about damn time, too!

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.53_[2014.02.15_22.46.20]So the world biggest idiot, Yugo, gets himself hospitalized after he collapsed on the first day of the festival. He had been burning the candle on both ends for a long time now, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The guy always found new methods to get loaded up with a lot of work and responsibility. I’ve read posts from viewers saying that it’s not always his fault, but come on… Nine out of ten times it really is.

This in itself isn’t a big deal. It is something I saw coming after watching only a few episodes of season one. However, I never really expected that this would be the time where Yugo’s parents would show up. I know that’s wrong. Parents would obviously come to visit their son if they hear that their son has been rushed to the hospital.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.51_[2014.02.15_22.46.40]No, no surprise there. The surprise was how bad their relationship is. Yugo cannot deal with his father and I’m pretty sure it’s the same thing with his older brother. That man is so damn scary and strict that he probably doesn’t realize that he’s pushing his sons away, although he clearly has their best interest at heart. The fact that he spoke up to one of Yugo’s teachers like he did proves that.

Yugo missed out on the festival, had another bad encounter with his old man and I think his relationship with Aki has actually regressed a little. Nobody came to visit him, no matter what the reason, and everybody acted like it wasn’t that big a deal. Perhaps that’s normal in the country? I don’t know… I’m just worried about the next few episodes… We need more romance!

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Feb 9, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 05

I did nothing this weekend. I stayed inside and watch the whole first season of Gin no Saji again. The fact that Yugo’s such an annoying perfectionist became even clearer after seeing the first season again. That guy is never going to change.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.28_[2014.02.08_22.57.49]I’m really, really excited after seeing this episode. Everyone was working very hard on their little school festival project and things were going smoothly. Yugo, as usual, was standing right in the middle of it all to make sure that everything gets done in time. That guy always managed to find himself in the centre of things.

I’m really happy because Aki-chan finally started seeing Yugo as a potential boyfriend. She got really embarrassed because she never thought of him like that. That was so cute! She is very clueless and has no idea how Yugo has been suffering. He tried very hard to get her attention and now, thanks to Aki’s friends, he’s about to get lots of it.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.39_[2014.02.08_22.58.27]Of course, things will go a little differently now that Yugo has collapsed. He has only himself to blame. He constantly manages to find himself a lot of chores that have very little to do with him. It could be a good opportunity for Aki-chan to pamper him a little now that he’s fallen ill. Everyone knows that Yugo’s been working like a madman, especially Aki. This could be the one opportunity that Yugo’s been dreaming of, although the chance of anything happening is very small considering that it’s Aki were talking about here. She’ll just get embarrassed again and probably distance herself from him once he gets better. We’ll see…

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Feb 2, 2014

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Gin no Saji 2 episode 04

Nooo~! Why, God? Why did this have to happen? Gin no Saji has quite a few things going for itself. Uniqueness is definitely one of those things. Why is it that the author would add a character so dreadfully common that it borders on sociological cliché?

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.38_[2014.02.01_23.20.21]The author apparently, in all his wisdom, decided to add a rich blonde with one of those voices that makes your testicles shoot straight up your throat. It’s been done a lot and I honestly don’t see any value other than making Aki-chan seem just a little bit better. She, Ayame, thinks that she can buy her way into things by getting the best of the best, thinking that that’s most of the work. In the meantime she calls herself Aki’s rival and thinks that she is in every way Aki’s superior. Her laugh alone was enough to annoy me. The fact that it’s one of those ‘famous’ rich lady laughs makes it even worse.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.23_[2014.02.01_23.20.48]Anyway, despite being annoyed by the latest character, I still found the episode rather enjoyable. I feel as though Yugo has matured a bit. Just a little bit. He was still too damn focussed on what other people would think of him if he were to fail. Why bother? People will form their own opinions anyway. There’s really nothing he can do about that. People should just do whatever it is that makes them happy.

I want to see Yugo and Aki get together already. I’ve been waiting for that for a long time. However, I also wouldn’t mind if Yugo’s parents came to visit him during one of these episodes. I think that would prove to be quite the interesting episode. I wonder what his parents would think of Aki-chan, a modest young lady that comes from a somewhat poor, but hardworking family. That’s definitely something that I would like to see.

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