Apr 2, 2013

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OreShura episode 13

A predictable end is better than no end at all, I guess. That’s why I’m pretty satisfied by how things ended with OreShura, especially if I look at some of the endings I’ve seen in the past few weeks. OreShura looks pretty darn good compared to a few others.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.50_[2013.04.01_22.57.02]That being said; why is it that some of these things turn out to be so predictable? The content was at hand and it was time for the girls to speak their mind. It didn’t take them long to confess to Eita, but things changed when Masuzu took the spotlight. She was reluctant and worried at first, thinking that her feelings for Eita weren’t strong enough. In fact, I think that she still wasn’t entirely sure about her feelings for him.

It took Eita to finally confess. Rather, it took him a lot of balls (for the lack of a better word that satisfies my need to be direct as hell) to actually kiss the poor ‘ol mare. That’s right, I’m throwing in a bit of scrapheap British, even though I’m not from England. I’m telling you, Eita is going to be her pet for the rest of his life.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.27_[2013.04.01_22.57.59]I must say that it was a rough ending. We all knew that one of the girls was going to get picked. Some of us, including yours truly, knew that it was going to be Masuzu, but what about the rest? They will have to deal with the fact that they’ve all be rejected by the guy they like the most. I’m pretty sure Ai and Himeka will be alright after a little while, but what about Chiwa? She’s a childhood friend of his that’s been in love with him for a long, long time. Surely that hurts. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if she refused to give up on him. That’s why I psyched like hell when she kissed him. It’s too bad that it’s over, but like I said; it was a pretty good ending. Well done!

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Mar 26, 2013

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OreShura episode 12

It’s been twelve weeks since this all started and I still don’t get this show. It’s more than just a story about two people that don’t believe in love, hoping that they can fool their friends and family by pretending to go out with one another.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.57_[2013.03.25_22.01.33]I think it’s safe to say that this episode was one of the weirder ones we’ve seen so far. It’s complicated and yet so incredibly simple. Eita has the ability to end all of the madness; either confess to your friends that the relationship with Masuzu was fake after all, or just go all the way with Masuzu and see where it may lead. That would’ve been pretty easy, and it would’ve worked if Eita wasn’t such a coward. In fact, it’s his cowardly personality that got him into this mess in the first place. His life could’ve been a whole lot easier if he accepted his past and moved on. Who cares what other people think?

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.42_[2013.03.25_22.02.33]Anyway, it’s pretty obvious that the rest of the girls have pretty much noticed that something’s off between those two. Maybe it’s because of what Eita’s aunt said or maybe they’re finally paying attention, but they’re definitely aware of it now. That’s why it’s impossible to continue with that fake relationship.

I’ll check out the final episode when it comes out. I’m not that excited because how could can it be? It ends during Saeko’s strange contest. How amusing could that possibly be? Let’s just say that I’m reserving judgement for the time being. No point in criticizing the show when it’s kept me amused all this time.

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Mar 19, 2013

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OreShura episode 11

Thank you, dear lord. I have finally been blessed with yet another good OreShura episode. I knew Eita’s aunt would be one hell of an addition to the story. It’s a shame that she hasn’t been introduced earlier, because that’s one hell of a character.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.22_[2013.03.18_23.28.24]I knew, just by watching last week’s ending, that Eita’s aunt, Saeko, a die-hard game lover and creator, would turn things upside-down. She laid eyes on all the girls and decided to aim her crosshair at Masuzu, Eita’s pretending-to-be girlfriend. How could I not enjoy the sight of countless attacks on Masuzu’s love story?

I wonder why Saeko decided to attack Masuzu specifically… Is it because Masuzu and Eita claim to be in a relationship, even though there are several other girls that actually really like Eita? I’m putting my money on that one, but it could also be that Saeko wants more inspirational material for future games.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.54_[2013.03.18_23.29.24]I’m glad that Masuzu is finally having a thought time, seeing as she’s been so busy trying to break through Ai-chan’s lies lately. It’s about time that someone broke through her lies now. Perhaps this will be the moment where Masuzu finally realizes that she actually has (real) feelings for Eita after all? That would be a pretty interesting sight if you ask me.

I just hope that it won’t turn out into a complete and total harem where all of the female characters fall in love with the protagonist. I don’t think I’d want to see Saeko fight for Eita’s affection, too. We need at least one ‘neutral’ character that stirs up the others to keep things interesting. I suppose the chance of that is little with them being family and all…

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Mar 12, 2013

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OreShura episode 10

Is it just me or was this episode one big cliché? It was all so predictable and standard. There were no twists or anything we didn’t already know. When did OreShura get this boring? I cannot believe I skipped a few good shows to write about this. That’s what I’m thinking right now.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.41_[2013.03.11_22.16.54]Surprise, surprise… Everyone finally found out that Ai-chan is actually in love with Eita and doesn’t actually have a boyfriend called Michael. How is that even remotely shocking? It’s not like she hid it well. Read one line out of her delusional book out loud and you’ll see her squirming all over Eita. Yeah, that’s real classy.

Why are we still focussing on this? We have a bunch of delusional characters (again) and they all know that they like the same person, a guy that doesn’t give a damn about love, although he sure does like to look at the female body. I can’t blame him. He may be an awkward character, but all guys peek every now and again.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.51_[2013.03.11_22.18.03]That’s when they threw in that bikini scene. Good weather’s a comin’, so yeah, the female characters need to look good in new bikinis. It’s a good thing we still have Akishino, as she always manages to improve things somehow. Frankly, she is the only character worth watching at this point. Masuzu is getting annoying because she still doesn’t seem to realize that she likes Eita. Maybe she does and doesn’t want to admit it, but damn that’s annoying. Chiwa is pretty much the same, although she knows she likes him. She’s just too scared to do anything about it. That’s why I like Akishino. Akishino doesn’t hold back, she just goes for what she wants.

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Mar 5, 2013

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OreShura episode 09

Oh no. Please not another one. I was afraid that OreShura was starting to look too much like Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, but it’s actually almost the same right now. More and more characters turn out to be delusional. How is that any fun?

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.41_[2013.03.04_21.22.53]I wasn’t necessarily glad that Ai joined the party. She’s always been a strange character with a mysterious background. Now it turns out that she, too, is a delusional girl that suffers from this “eighth grade syndrome”. Where is the realism? Where is the uniqueness? All of it is gone in the blink of an eye.

I didn’t mind at first. Ai was very clingy and dead-set on making Eita hers. I thought I saw a glimmer of hope. Finally a girl that’s being aggressive about being a couple, instead of being a fake girlfriend or a bride to “Burning Fighting Fighter”. But no, Chiwa is my only hope right now. She’s the only one that seems even remotely normal. At least her stupid ideas originate from stupid magazines (written by stupid women that know nothing about men, as usual).

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.30_[2013.03.04_21.23.35]It’s going to be pretty much the same, I guess. All of the female characters are interested in Eita, the protagonist, but he wants neither one of them. He wants to be left alone. The problem is that Masuzu still has his notebook, a book that contains many of his embarrassing childhood secrets. That book is the only thing that keeps that guy from running away from them. I do doubt that it will bring them closer though. And it’s definitely about time that the characters get closer, because I’m getting a bit tired of seeing the same old thing over and over again.

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Feb 26, 2013

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OreShura episode 08

Okay, those guys really need to speed things up. We’re focussing too much too long on one character. It’s getting boring and nobody wants that, especially since OreShura has been doing so well lately. Still beats the living hell out of the current Space Brothers episodes though.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.12_[2013.02.25_23.03.18]The first part looked pretty promising. Masuzu was scolding him for not doing a good enough job, plus Chiwa didn’t make things that much easier for him either. It’s hard to place myself in Eita’s shoes, because I would’ve flipped a long time ago. I would’ve just grabbed that notebook. Who would stop him? Masuzu? I’d like to see her try.

I also never really understood Kaoru’s role in this show. I know he’s Eita’s friend and gives him support regularly, but do we really need him? Do we really need him to set Eita up with Ai? All of his plans have backfired so far, so he has contributed nothing, he’s not that funny and his personality is nothing special. He’s just a random character.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.10_[2013.02.25_23.04.18]Anyway, the girls want their club back, and do to that they need to find something to blackmail Ai with. Do they not understand that they don’t actually help when they involve themselves with Eita and Ai? It doesn’t take a dumb person too long before he/she realizes that Ai has a thing for Eita. I’m proof of that. I realized that right away and my IQ is like the Nurarihyon no Mago manga’s ending; very disappointing.

One thing still bugs me. Kaoru tried very hard to set Ai up with Eita, yet he decided to walk Ai-chan home instead of keeping Chiwa and Masuzu busy so Eita could do that. Is that just me? Am I thinking too much of it? Surely any friend (and I’m talking about real people here) would’ve done that? I know I would have. 

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Feb 19, 2013

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OreShura episode 07

Now this is what I call a surprise! The strangest girl actually turned out to be the boldest one. I like her! I thought Himeka was going to mess up stuff with her strange little mind. I am truly glad that I was wrong.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.13_[2013.02.18_22.25.51]Imagine my surprise when the episode started off with a sleeping Eita and a nude Himeka. The chocolate raisins actually fell out of my mouth. I thought her personality was going to ruin the story, but I only thought that way because I didn’t think she could possibly be this bold in her condition. She might just be the best character yet.

I think it’s rather disappointing that Eita’s both a coward and not that interested in love. It would’ve been a lot better if he wasn’t such a coward. He’s had a lot of opportunities so far, but it’s the girls that keep taking the lead here. “Femdom” (female dominance) is like Peter Pan or Snow White; it’s all made up by guys to keep women satisfied (I suppose it keeps women happy).

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.25_[2013.02.18_22.26.39]Anyway, it seems that we have finally arrived at the stage where Ai, a strange girl that never thinks before she speaks, finally joins the story. I must say that I’m not that interested in this tsundere character. She’s so plain and boring. She says one thing and wants another, and she doesn’t mind making it obvious either.

Let’s just say that I’m reserving judgement. Maybe Ai is like Himeka; strange and uninteresting at first, but quite entertaining when you give her a chance. Himeka definitely surprised me during this episode, so who knows? Maybe Ai will surprise me during next week’s episode. I just hope that she stops with the obvious lies. Make it a bit harder for the viewers.

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Feb 12, 2013

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OreShura episode 06

What in the unholy hell did I watch here? I already noticed that OreShura started to look more and more like Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, but this is getting out of hand. This “Eight Grade Syndrome” nonsense is getting out of hand.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.32_[2013.02.11_22.38.37]We all know that Eita is sort of a lunatic. It’s difficult to watch sometimes, yet they decided to throw in another character with “Eight Grade Syndrome” that makes Eita look normal, despite the fact that he actually wrote several journals during his lunatic days. I guess this decease (am I allowed to call it that?) follows that guy around like a bee follows honey.

I’m talking about Himeka, of course. She’s a very shy girl that still lives in a fantasy world. She thinks of Eita like a god and her ex-boyfriend. I don’t know how it got to this point, but needless to say that I’m pretty shocked. I’m okay with cute characters, but this is getting a bit out of hand. Her interesting personality is the only thing that keeps me amused.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.29_[2013.02.11_22.39.07]It was hard to watch at one point, and I’m afraid that Mana, Masuzu’s little sister, appearing out of nowhere to bring Masuzu back by using force was kind of making things worse. She’s your typical blonde twin-tail girl with a very dominant attitude. Hell, she’s just plain cocky. She needs someone to spank the living daylights out of her.

I’ll end things by saying that I’m rather disappointed in Masuzu. I was quite the fan of that character. She was sadistic, cruel at times and practically unbreakable. That’s why I was rather disappointed to see her so scared and insecure. To think that her little sister could break her imagine so easily… I’m really disappointed.

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