Jun 24, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 12

So One Week Friends is finally over after twelve amusing weeks. I would like to point out that this show is way overrated. This is why I rate shows only after they finish airing. I would’ve given this a seven and a half at most. Anything higher than that is just ridiculous.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2014.06.23_22.57.52]I asked myself what the point of this show was. Is it friendship? Love? Maybe. All I know is that I started watching a show about a girl with a mental condition that ended pretty much the same way it started. Kaori still cannot remember her friends without her diary. Her condition hasn’t improved much during these past twelve weeks. It really makes me wonder what the point was. She didn’t recover, she didn’t get herself a boyfriend and it’s only a matter of time before she has another relapse and this whole thing starts all over again. That is why I wouldn’t be bothered if there’s not going to be a second season.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.48_[2014.06.23_22.58.03]I actually thought that there was a small chance that Kaori would confess to Yuuki or vice versa. Kaori realized that Yuuki was distancing himself from her for some reason. That would’ve been a good opportunity for Kaori to approach him and open her heart to him once and for all. I feel really stupid. I should’ve known that something as nice as that would never happen here.

The Japanese are truly known for their mediocre endings. I mean, what was up with that enormous ending? It must’ve been three and a half minutes long. What a complete waste of airtime. That could’ve been time well spent on a hug or a kiss on the cheek. I don’t care what people say, I think the ending was truly disappointing.

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Jun 17, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 11

I knew it! It seems that I was right all along. Kaori became mentally ill when her old “friends” ganged up one her like girls usually do to each other. Such a cliché and predictable end result… I had hoped for a little bit more.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.06_[2014.06.16_12.34.44]This is one of the many reasons why men will always be superior to women. It’s a scientific fact that men are far more efficient and productive than women. Also, a lot of women grab the first chance they get to badmouth one or more of their friends. I noticed this, too. And still a lot of them are fighting for equality… Yeah right.

It annoys me to no end how we are constantly taking steps back. Kaori loses her diary and her memories of her friends; we take a step back. Kaori meets an old friend of hers that turns out to be a bit more important than originally anticipated, after which she loses her memory again and things become hectic; we take yet another step back. When will this end?

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.20_[2014.06.16_12.35.05]I regained a little hope when Yuuki and Hajime went out to meet with a couple of friends from back in the day. This was when Kaori was still a normal girl and still had a good relationship with Hajime. That’s when we learned the truth about what happened to Kaori, which is something I already saw coming since the sixth or seventh episode. Kaori was ambushed by a couple of jealous friends because she was very close friends with Hajime even though there was another girl out there that liked him. Their jealousy led to Kaori’s accident and current mental condition. The good thing about this episode is that I got to see a young and adorable Kaori-chan.

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Jun 10, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 10

Is it just me or has the magic faded? A knew character was introduced a few weeks ago and finally joined the spotlight for the time being. Why is it that we’re basically back to square one? We still don’t even know what happened between them…

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.40_[2014.06.09_23.01.40]There is very little that I want to say. I might have to watch this episode again because I kind of skipped through it a bit because I was a little annoyed. I really don’t want to watch any more flash back scenes or scene where Yuuki has to introduce himself all over again. I thought that we were way past that point… Why in the hell!?

This guy, Hajime, really screwed things up. I am aware that he’s the best chance for Kaori to get over her mental condition, but he really has screwed everything up. She was improving at a steady pace and I could actually see a decent ending. That image has been completely destroyed. No idea how this is going to end now…

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Jun 3, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 09

What a disappointing episode. I waited three thirds of this episode to see what was going on with that new character. Why introduce him at the very end of this episode after he appeared at the end of last week’s episode? Such a shame…

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.17_[2014.06.02_23.04.25]I could’ve done without the first half. The entire first half I was thinking about that guy that showed up during the last minute of last week’s episode. I kept thinking about him as the four of them were trying to finish their summer homework so that they can enjoy their break to its fullest. I expected many great things and every time I got disappointed.

There might be something interesting between Saki and Shougo, but Shougo is too unreadable for me. I don’t know if he just likes Saki-chan or if he’s helpful in general. After all, he’s still friends with Yuuki, a sad and helpless guy that can’t even say what’s on his mind without almost wetting himself. That in itself is one big charity case.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.14_[2014.06.02_23.05.00]The one thing that bothers me the most is that their break is over already. It just passed by during these two episodes (come on…) and nothing happened. Absolutely nothing. I thought we were about to see something interesting when Yuuki “fell” on top of Kaori, but no… That in itself was just another one of the many disappointments. This innocence thing that they’ve got going on is becoming rather boring.

So the guy, Hajime I believe, showed up at the end of the episode again to raise a little hell. He recognized Kaori, spoke to her and she ended up having a relapse. It’s safe to say that we’re back to square one. At least they’ll know whom to approach in order to cure Kaori’s mental illness. Let the drama begin…

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May 27, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 08

My hopes were obviously way too high. I don’t think I’ll make the same mistake with One Week Friends again. I thought that there was going to be an explosion of progress now that the characters have a break from school, but no…

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.50_[2014.05.26_23.09.56]I thought for sure that things were going to pick up. The gang decided to go to the beach and we all know what that means. The guys get to see the girls in bikinis and the girls get to see the guys in shorts. Always an exciting moment for young, hormonal boys and girls. That’s where I got lost. I have no idea how things got to the point where the characters were still wearing their clothes and dancing in the rain. What the hell? It’s like you started watching a very promising episode where the middle part was cut out. We had a beginning (the journey there) and an ending (fireworks), that’s about it.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.06_[2014.05.26_23.10.18]It just doesn’t help that Yuuki’s such a coward. Kaori just can’t help it. She doesn’t know a damned thing about love or any of the emotions that lurk around the corner. She just goes with the motion. It’s really all up to Yuuki to take control and man up. Nothing is ever going to happen if that guy just waits for something to happen magically.

I’m hoping that Yuuki might get forced to step up and work at it now that an old acquaintance of Kaori is about to join the big picture. The guy used to be some kind of friend and may (or may not) be (part of) the reason why Kaori has such a hard time making new friends. I’m not getting my hopes up though. I’ll just wait and see what happens.

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May 20, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 07

What a horrible day. I had to drive like hell in the morning so that I wouldn’t be late for work. I worked too long and when I went for lunch everything was already gone. I came home and realized that one of my pepper plants was on the verge of death and might die later on. This entire day has been too stressful. Working on my blog relaxes me somehow.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.32_[2014.05.19_22.45.27]Anyway, things are pretty much still the same. Very little progress during this episode. It was just the same old thing. Saki almost ended up ruining everything again. She is gosh darn cute, but boy is she annoying sometimes. She’s just too unpredictable and her memory may be even worse than Kaori. At least Kaori remembers everyone other than her friends. Saki just forgets almost everyone.

We’ll see what happens next. Yuuki asked Kaori to meet up during their break, which might end up in them spending a lot of time alone together. Of course, I can’t say this with utmost confidence. Saki and Shougo tend to appear out of nowhere. Do not be surprised when one (or both) of those characters coincidentally appears.

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May 13, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 06

A very good episode that could’ve been so much better if only Yuuki had his way this time. A lot of progress has been made during this episode. It won’t be long before Koari-chan recovers from her mental illness (that’s what it is, people).

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.39_[2014.05.12_23.32.42]So Yuuki is failing in math. This would be the perfect opportunity for him and Koari-chan to get some alone time. It would’ve been brilliant if they actually ended up alone in Kaori’s room. I’m really regretting Saki’s appearance. I think she’s a hilarious character with a very interesting personality, but she really screwed up big-time when she forced herself upon Kaori. How could there be any progress between Kaori and Yuuki if Saki invited herself and if Yuuki forced Shougo to come as well, even though Shougo is arguably one of the brightest students in their school from what I could tell.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.24_[2014.05.12_23.33.00]Let’s get this whole character business over with first… I am not a huge fan of Shougo. Yes he seems kind of cool and bad-ass, but he has not the social type. He does not seems to talk to people unless he has to. I kind of like that in a way, a character that only talks when he has to. Saki on the other hand is just too unpredictable. You never know what she might say yet, which makes her kind of interesting and risky.

I’m actually a little glad when Kaori’s mother, whom has an interesting personality herself, told Yuuki a bit more about what happened to Kaori when she was little. Yes, she had an accident, but it seems that Shougo was right all along. Kaori cannot remember her friends because of something that happened in her best, not because of that accident. Her mind is protecting her from something. All that’s left is for Yuuki to find out what.

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May 6, 2014

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One Week Friends episode 05

Nice! Another big leap of progress has been made this week. It won’t be long before the story changes and become a somewhat more romantic story. I’m not getting my hopes up though. Something bad usually happens when things are going very good.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.36_[2014.05.05_23.41.06]So Kaori is still struggling with her unknown mental condition. She still keeps forgetting her friends and things don’t seem to be getting that much better. Of course, that doesn’t matter if she keeps getting more and more friends that know about her condition, believe it and choose to be her friends anyway, even if she forgets about them in the end. It may not be a whole lot, but at least she’s starting to get a normal life where she doesn’t have to push everyone away in order to save herself from getting hurt all the time. Yeah, things are definitely looking up for Kaori now that she’s met Saki-chan.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.05_[2014.05.05_23.41.16]This girl, Saki, is truly very interesting. She’s very forgetful (not like Kaori) and also very friendly. The way she speaks is very adorable and I think that she could do a lot of good as Kaori’s friend. She’s very pushy and straightforward, which is something that Kaori really needs. She needs someone to break down those walls around her.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure something bad is about to happen. I can feel it. It may not be next week or the week after that, but I know that something bad is going to happen. It’s all going too well. Maybe Kaori has a relapse or her diary gets destroyed somehow, but something bad is going to happen. This is seriously killing me…

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