Mar 28, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 24

… Huh!? Was I supposed to call this an ending? Because I can’t. What does it end? Things haven’t even begun. In fact, Mashiro and Sorata have yet to kiss. How can we accept that as an ending? I just hope that there’s going to be another season, because this was rather disappointing.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 24 [96020783].mkv_snapshot_05.55_[2013.03.27_22.28.58]It’s like I said; nothing got ended. Sakurasou is still there, Mashiro and Sorata still haven’t got together, Misaki and Jin haven’t got married yet, and Chihiro is still hopelessly single. The only ones that made any progress are Ryuunosuke and Rita after she stole a kiss from him. At least they are making progress, unlike the rest. Jin and Misaki are going in the right direction, but the rest is barely moving forward. They’re just living in the moment, hoping that time will solve it all. Yeah… Life doesn’t work that way. You need to make your own happiness, because no one else is going to do it for you.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 24 [96020783].mkv_snapshot_14.01_[2013.03.27_22.29.39]I was expecting a very emotional ending, when suddenly those two new character appeared. I was appalled. Two new characters during the very last episode? Absolutely not. Making one of those characters a huge pervert? Absolutely not. Forget about being slapped in the face. It’s as though a big black guy raped me in my sleep, forcing me to wake up with this burning sensation going on down there. Kill me.

I won’t discuss this any further either. There will be another season, definitely. I don’t think that anyone could consider this a proper ending for an otherwise good show. Hear me, Japan… You better give the rest of the world that well-deserved second season of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. Otherwise I’ll have to buy a one-way plane ticket over there and mooch off of your tax payers for the rest of my life. I’ve heard about people living like that, so I can do it too!

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Mar 21, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 23

The end is… near? Once again I had to double check the amount of episodes for Sakurasou no Pet na Konojo. I started to think that this was the last one by the way things ended. I’m kind of interested in the final episode now, seeing as most things have already ended.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 23 [FA9F9E5B].mkv_snapshot_12.06_[2013.03.20_22.43.01]I got sceptical as soon as the episode started with their graduation ceremony. One could immediately tell that things were ending by the way the characters acted. But that’s not important right now. Misaki’s speech is what’s most important here. It was moving and very powerful. That one speech turned the tides for Sakurasou. That one speech got them all the votes, forcing the teachers to postpone any and all plans for Sakurasou until the matter has been resolved. Good for them, but they must know that they’re only postponing the inevitable. Sakurasou is an old building. Either spend some money on maintenance or tear it down.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 23 [FA9F9E5B].mkv_snapshot_20.02_[2013.03.20_22.43.22]I see this episode as a coin, it has two sides. On one side, the bad side if you don’t mind me saying so, we have the fact that there were a lot of recaps during this episode. It was moving to a degree, seeing all those things again. However, I’m not a big fan. I think that there’s no room for recaps when a show is ending.

On the other side; we still have an episode left. All the Sakurasou crap is over and done with, they have graduated and pretty much all the drama has passed. We have one episode left to finalize things properly, maybe with a scene or two of the characters’ futures. Doesn’t that sound rather nice? I have high hopes for the final episode, I can tell you that much.

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Mar 14, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 22

Predictability, thy name is Sakurasou no Pet na Konojo. I told you that there was going to be a bit more drama. Now there’s happiness, but there’s going to be a bit more drama during the next episode. After all, Sakurasou is still being torn down. I’m pretty sure Sorata is getting back in the gaming industry again, plus he’s going to use the help of all his friends to save Sakurasou at the very end, probably.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 22 [A814ADA2].mkv_snapshot_06.12_[2013.03.13_23.40.36]I already knew that this was going to be a dramatic episode. It was obvious. I also knew that the drama wouldn’t last long. Mashiro may be the cause that Sakurasou is getting torn down early, but she’s still an important character in the show, so they wouldn’t just get rid of her like that. That is why I spent the majority of the episode watching as all of the Sakurasou inhabitants tried desperately to find Mashiro after she ran away. It was too obvious that they would save that for later, only to create a complicated, yet romantic scene where Sorata finally speaks his mind and opens his heart towards the girl he likes most.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 22 [A814ADA2].mkv_snapshot_17.58_[2013.03.13_23.41.09]There are only two good things that came from this episode; the first thing, naturally, would have to be that Sorata finally confessed. He finally confessed, although in front of poor Nanami, his feelings for Mashiro. It took him twenty-two episodes to figure out that he loved her and wanted to stay by her side. Then again, that guy has always been rather slow.

The second and last good thing about this episode would have to be Rita. She finally joined the big picture again, which means that we can expect at least one or two more scenes where she tries to “woo” Ryuunosuke, a guy that would probably die a virgin at the age of sixty or seventy without her. Am I excited about the ending? Of course I am. I’ve loved the show so far, despite its predictability.

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Mar 7, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 21

I don’t understand why Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has to be so predictable. We just passed a brief period of happiness, so I already predicted that drama would soon follow, but why is it that these things are always so predictable?

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 21 [4B96FE9F].mkv_snapshot_01.29_[2013.03.06_22.40.56]It started out very normal; everyone was going about their lives, trying to get more votes in order to save Sakurasou from getting demolished. It’s useless if you ask me, but okay. They weren’t even close to having enough votes to bring the matter up to the school board. I bet that they are going to do something extravagant at the very last second in order to boost the votes.

I did like it when Nanami finally gave in though, as dreadful as that may sound. She has been bottling up her feelings since the beginning, so it was rather refreshing to see her open up like that. She doesn’t want to go home and give up on becoming a voice actress. Of course she doesn’t. But, a deal’s a deal, right? Maybe she’ll find a loophole or something (or maybe she will just break her promise).

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 21 [4B96FE9F].mkv_snapshot_13.33_[2013.03.06_22.41.29]The drama soon kicked in. Nanami was broken, they were nowhere near the required amount of votes to stop Sakurasou from getting demolished and Sorata just lost once more in that competition of his. Something about there being another rhythm game and such. Yeah, that definitely sucks for him, but that’s no reason to take it out on others.

It went so well with Mashiro. They were slowly opening up, getting closer and it seemed as though they were really going somewhere. That soon ended when Mashiro opened up his big mouth without thinking thinks through and told Mashiro that all their misfortune was because of her. He will have to have a tongue of pure gold in order to talk his way out of this one. I feel bad for Mashiro. She can’t help it that she’s gifted. She only makes us of her gifts by doing what she loves most. Nothing wrong with that. That letter at the end really finished things off. I’ll be looking forward to the next episode!

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Feb 28, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 20

Is there any point to this show anymore? Why would they throw in these fight-to-keep-Sakurasou-open scenes at the very last minute? There are four episodes left and there’s still so much ground to cover. I don’t think this is going to end well…

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 20 [70069C8F].mkv_snapshot_00.26_[2013.02.27_22.49.34]The episode focussed primarily on their attempt to keep Sakurasou open. They have to get gather hundreds of autographs to put their case before the school board. What is the point? The building is getting torn down sooner or later anyway, so why prolong the inevitable? Besides, it won’t be long before they graduate.

I hate to say it, but this once again is because of Mashiro’s talents. People want her to keep painting at all costs, and say that it’s because of Sakurasou’s influence that she started working on manga. That’s not true. She was working on that before she even arrived. It’s just convenient that her manga is about her live inside that building.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 20 [70069C8F].mkv_snapshot_17.35_[2013.02.27_22.50.41]It won’t be long before all the characters either move back home or get a place of their own. Nanami, after having failed her final audition, will be forced to move back home with her parents. She tried her very best to make it, but I guess she just wasn’t lucky this time.  I feel really bad for her. She tried so incredibly hard, and she’s definitely not like Mashiro, a girl that can do anything with her talent alone. Nanami had to work very hard in order to do what she did. Sure, she failed and is about to move back home, but that doesn’t mean that she won’t get another opportunity, providing she doesn’t decide to stay and try again.

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Feb 21, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 19

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, too, is focussing on flashbacks episode, huh? There were scenes I really enjoyed watching, but I’m overall very disappointed. It’s not even the timing that’s an issue here. This entire episode was unneeded.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 19 [C670972A].mkv_snapshot_08.19_[2013.02.20_23.55.10]We all know how Sorata became part of the Sakurasou community. He wanted to keep cats and was forced to move to a different complex, end of story. So why focus on it? Why not? This episode would’ve been great as an OVA or something, but not as a regular episode. It’s out of place and just not good enough. Things were finally up for the characters, especially for Jin and Misaki, so I’m pretty sure that people wanted to see more of that. Me being one of those people, of course. I hope the next episode makes up for this disappointing one.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 19 [C670972A].mkv_snapshot_20.00_[2013.02.20_23.55.44]I won’t stop watching this. Of course not. I have enjoyed it so far, so I have no reason to stop watching because of one disappointing episode. In fact, I’m actually keeping my eyes open for news about the possibility of a second season. Watching this show has been a delight so far. Let’s just hope the sales go well.

Let’s end things here. I have not much left to say. The younger version of Misaki was super cute and that’s pretty much it. Right now my thoughts are going to Ryuunosuke and Rita anyway. Rita needs to become a lot more aggressive if she wants to make him her boyfriend. Besides, it’s for his own good. He can’t continue the lifestyle of a shut-in, as awesome as that may be.

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Feb 14, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 18

See? I told you that Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo follows the same pattern. It’s always an episode or two of happiness before an episode or two of drama and failure. It makes the story pretty predictable at times. Too bad…

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 18 [FCD5A64D].mkv_snapshot_04.59_[2013.02.13_21.59.13]We just had a pretty good episode last week, but it’s time for some more drama. You see, all the characters are working on their futures. It’s a big deal, because you only get one chance to do it right. A second chance is very rare, so it’s now or never. Working on your future is a lot harder when you have to deal with the people around you.

We all know that Misaki and Jin still haven’t really made up. They’re still in that awkward stage where both of them have high hopes for one another. That’s fine, but things get tense when those expectations aren’t met. Jin’s ability to write a good script didn’t live up to Misaki’s expectations, and that’s probably one of the main reasons that made their relationship so unstable.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 18 [FCD5A64D].mkv_snapshot_20.13_[2013.02.13_22.00.14]It’s been a dramatic ride, that’s for sure. They always start off with the drama and try to end things with a happy ending. Sorata is still as hopeless as ever, Nanami is still not honest about her feelings, Mashiro is still doing her best to make Sorata hers, and Sorata’s little sister didn’t get accepted into the high school of her choosing. She failed. There are no do-overs, so she will have to go to a local high school, which as something her family already predicted. Still, they tried to end it in a good way as Jin and Misaki finally got through that awkward barrier, made up and they finally became a couple. I suppose it’s going to be the same next week; drama at first with the possibility of a happy scene at the end.

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Feb 7, 2013

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 17

I feel betrayed again. It’s like Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo tried to give me candy, but changed its mind at the very last minute. I just don’t see the point anymore. No matter how you look at it, at least one character is going to lose in the end.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 17 [CD855097].mkv_snapshot_02.45_[2013.02.06_22.30.32]I was happy at first. Rita had once again arrived in Japan and on the doorstep on Sakurasou. She wants to see everyone again, but more importantly, she wanted to give Ryuunosuke hell again. Why should she? Those two are good together. Besides, that guy could certainly use a woman in his life. His lifestyle just isn’t healthy.

I am truly disappointed that it didn’t come to that. Rather, I feel as though they didn’t focus on it at all. They just focussed on Sorata, Mashiro and Nanami, “the big three”. I like those characters just as much as the next guy, but there comes a time where you just want to root for someone else. I’m just getting a little bit fed up with seeing the same thing over and over again.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 17 [CD855097].mkv_snapshot_15.26_[2013.02.06_22.31.47]I’m honestly getting tired with that this Nanami-Sorata-Mashiro triangle. Just give up already. I rooted for Nanami, I really did, but she’s just not the one for him. He has made his choice, and although he’s still too much of a coward to admit it, he’s made it quite clear to both Nanami and Mashiro whom he really likes.

The question we must all ask here; are we satisfied with that? Personally, I’m satisfied with either one of them. My choice goes out to Mashiro, as I just love her personality, but I would’ve been equally satisfied if he had chosen Nanami instead. I just want to see something new. It’s always been primarily about these three. Enough is enough.

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