Sep 1, 2012

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Natsuyuki Rendezvous episode 09

Holy hell! This week’s episode pissed me off to no end. I cannot believe it ended up like this. No wonder the show’s ratings have been declining. It just doesn’t make any sense. Why take things this far? It’s been weeks since we’ve seen any actual romance.

I liked the fact that Atsushi realized he’s a bastard and that he was being selfish beyond belief. May he burn in hell for that soon, but what about the present? Rokka has found out about that whole Atsushi taking over Ryousuke’s body thing. Now what? Is Rokka going to stay like this? Is she willing to sacrifice Ryousuke in order to give Atsushi a second chance in life with the help of Ryousuke’s body?

I don’t know what to think of this anymore. It used to be so romantic, so beautifully complicated. Yeah, used to be. The past few weeks have been nothing more than an anti-climax. Are we, the viewers, supposed to be satisfied when watching this? I am not, and I don’t think a lot of other viewers are. Frankly, I’m sick and tired of seeing Atsushi. Just send that character to hell already.

You know what frightens me a little? The anime started out magnificently. It had loads of romance, drama and the story sucked you in right away. The ratings were through the roof too. What about now? It has been weeks since Atsushi took over Ryousuke’s body, and all we’ve had since then were ridiculously dull scenes. The only romantic scenes were the ones where Rokka still thought that she was going out with Ryousuke.

Anyway, I’m just a bit nervous about the ending. There are only two episodes left, yet there’s no sign of Ryousuke returning any time soon. Is the anime really going to end with Atsushi leaving at the last minute? Is it going to end with Ryousuke stuck in that world and Atsushi by Rokka’s side? I can’t accept any of that. It started out great, at least give it a fitting end. That’s all I want at this point.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous episode 09 screencaps

  1. I know what you mean.

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