Feb 2, 2013

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Kotoura-san episode 04

Hello dear readers, allow me to summary what is going on here; we have a fever going on here, a lot of coughing, a running nose that makes the biggest waterfall look crappy, and now a Kotoura-san induced headache as well.

[HorribleSubs] Kotoura-san - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.04_[2013.02.01_23.47.38]Kotoura-san was going in the right direction. Hell, it was going in the perfect direction. Maybe this is just the fever talking, but I’m not entirely satisfied about this week’s episode. The one thing that kept me going was Kotoura’s hilarious grandfather. Is it happening already? Am I really starting to lose confidence already?

Next week’s episode will be very crucial for me. I have very high hopes for Kotoura-san. I hate for them to prove me wrong after only four or five weeks. Please, let the next episode be a bit more focussed on kotoura and Yoshihisa, and perhaps how they will improve their difficult relationship from here on out.

[HorribleSubs] Kotoura-san - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.28_[2013.02.01_23.48.14]

Also, I don’t think I really like the idea of Hiyori joining the club. It’s my opinion that love rivals can be very tricky for the story. You have to be very careful with those, because the story is so easily ruined (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) when you’re not careful.

I’ll just end things here for now. I want to visit my sacred bedroom again and lie down for a little bit. Oh, and to answer a few questions that I received in the past: No. I do not own any life size pillows with anime characters on them. I may be a fairly big anime fan, but there’s a limit to my creepiness. Of course, I mean no offense to those that own such a pillow. There are a lot of reasonable excuses to own such a thing (you’re dying, are directly involved in the creation of that anime or if you’re a proud virgin (do those even exist anymore?)).

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Jan 26, 2013

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Kotoura-san episode 03

Oh yeah, Kotoura-san is definitely the best show around this season. I had my doubts at first. It was between this and Chihayafuru, but Kotoura-san definitely wins. Chihayafuru is somewhat predictable at certain points, but Kotoura-san is always full of surprises.

[HorribleSubs] Kotoura-san - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.48_[2013.01.25_23.47.59]I simply adore Kotoura-chan. She’s cute, small and very fragile. Her expressions, too, are absolutely priceless. You kind of have an unlimited amount of material when you’ve got a character that can read minds. It allows for great comedy and a lot of romance.

It kind of brings me to the following; Kotoura is well aware of her feelings for Yoshihisa. She overheard his confession, sees how much he cares for her by reading his mind, but she just can’t bring herself to confess to him. Her shyness is getting in the way of that. I can’t blame her though. I, too, would be careful when getting myself involved with a first degree pervert (as a guy I’d probably love it).

[HorribleSubs] Kotoura-san - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.39_[2013.01.25_23.48.14]I’ll be looking forward for more. I need to know what Yuriko and her little friend are planning. She doesn’t strike me as a bad person, but it’s well established that she plans to use Kotoura’s abilities to clear her mother’s name, which means that she became friends with Kotoura because she needs something from her. Is that really a valid basis to become friends with someone? I think so. I, too, believe that real friends should be able to be of use to one another. Not just about having a drink, watching a game or play some football. Hell no. It’d be nice if they had a use.

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Jan 19, 2013

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Kotoura-san episode 02

Brilliant! How could I possibly not write about one of the best (if not the actual best) shows of this season? Kotoura-san is one of the most interesting shows I’ve seen in quite some time, and that says something, because I watch quite a bit of anime!

[HorribleSubs] Kotoura-san - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.50_[2013.01.18_23.41.10]This show is so damn sly. They start it off with a little girl, Haruka, and they mix it together with another male character to spice things up. It’s quite clear that Yoshihisa has a thing for Haruka, and that the feeling’s mutual. But, for reasons unknown, they don’t want to jump the bullet just yet. It’s probably Haruka’s shyness that stands in the way.

I also liked the fact that they introduced two new characters right away. I hate it when new characters get introduced at the very last minute. Now we get to know these characters a little bit, as well as see how they interact with one another. I’m pretty sure that Yuriko will liven things up with her obsession for psychic abilities.

[HorribleSubs] Kotoura-san - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.15_[2013.01.18_23.43.19]Also, I’m a big fan of Yoshihisa, your typical high school pervert. His mind is always wondering towards an erotic direction. Of course, Haruka, being able to read people’s minds and all, takes notice of that and makes sure that he stops thinking about such things. Poor girl, she needs to understand that it’s hell inside a guy’s head. A magical hell.

More importantly; I love how fast-paced the story is. It’s only been two episodes and we’ve already got a confession from Yoshihisa. Of course, this made things a bit uncomfortable for Haruko, whom struggles just to be around others. She likes him, but she doesn’t want to get too close because of her powers. Love is like a double-edged sword for her. It’s a matter of taking or not taking the risk. I can’t wait to see more!

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Jan 12, 2013

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Kotoura-san

I’m confused. Is this anime or is this crack? Either way; it sure is addictive! I just saw the first episode and I’m already ready for more. A lot more. I absolutely loved the fact that the first episode started off with so much drama!

Kotoura-sanThe artwork is good, although it’s definitely not key when it comes to Kotoura-san. I’m not complaining about how the characters look, but I would’ve made one or two adjustments. Nothing major though. You probably wouldn’t even notice if I didn’t tell you.

The story is what makes you buy tons of popcorn, gallons of soda, just so that you can sit back and enjoy this show with lots of snacks that will make your heart explode at the end. It’s good! The only thing wrong with the story is that it’s going to be spread over 12 mere episodes. Why not double that? Dump all those ridiculous anime shorts and focus all the airing time and resources on this!

I, your faithful reviewer, definitely recommend that you watch this anime. Do you like action or horror? Too bad! Just shut up and watch the first episode. It’ll be worth watching.

Plot Summary: A school love comedy. Kotoura Haruka is a 15-year-old girl who can read people’s minds. She has been suffering from troubles caused by her mind-reading ability, and her parents got divorced as a result. She moves to a new high school but tries to keep away from her classmates. Manabe Yoshihisa, one of her classmates, accepts and appreciates her ability and she begins to interact with her friends with his help.

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