Nov 26, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 08

Still not good enough. The story is just all over the place and things still don’t make sense. What can I expect from this? What is the point? Is there a goal that we need to keep in mind? I just don’t know. I’m getting tired of it.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.42_[2014.11.25_22.23.21]Makina gets put in the spotlight once again. Yuuji already has her friendship in his pocket, so there was no point in focussing on that. To think that they would have her call him father, even though he is only a few years older at most, is just ridiculous. Let her call him Oni-chan or something. Don’t go overboard like this.

I’ll be honest. I was very tired when I watched this episode. There are some things that I did not get and other things that I did not care about. I know my Grisaia no Kajitsu posts have been rather negative lately due to lack of motivation. I would’ve been a lot more enthusiastic about this show if the story was even a little bit better.

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Nov 22, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 07

What is with this pace? I have taken notice of the fact that the pace has been getting slower and slower as weeks go by. We are fully aware of Kousei’s problems. There is no need to dedicate half of every episode to show us how bad it is.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.45_[2014.11.21_23.16.59]It’s always something new. Always something that makes his childhood seem just a little bit worse, even though it doesn’t have to be. He lost his mother and apparently his cat, too. Yeah, that sucks, but there is no need to focus on that for so long. He is a talented pianist that needed a little push forward. He got that much-needed push from Kaori and his two childhood friends and is now taking baby steps back into the musical world. Just let him do his thing without bringing up every single one of his bad experiences, and don’t focus so much on it if you do.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.23_[2014.11.21_23.17.27]Sorry for that annoying rant, but it had to be said if you ask me. There is no doubt in my mind that Kousei will lose this competition. Yes, he has talent, determination and passion in him, but is that enough for him to win this competition after being absent for so long. I really don’t think he will win after everything I’ve seen so far.

There is one thing that I do not understand. Why are people so angry and jealous of Kousei? Is Kaori right? Is it really because he used to play pieces exactly as they were meant to play like he was some kind of, and I quote; “marionette”? I thought that was the whole point… I certainly wouldn’t like it if people changed the music that I created in order to make it “their own”. Oh well… We’ll just have to wait and see how Kousei will deal with this.

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Nov 19, 2014

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Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 07

Although it was pretty much the same thing, I have to admit that this episode was a bit better than the last few. Maybe because it focussed on a more interesting character? I might actually regain some of my motivation if this keeps up.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.44_[2014.11.18_23.06.03]So Sachi, arguably one of the most dangerous maids in the anime world, was jealous of the other girls because they got Yuuji’s attention. This pretty much changed her personality. She became unstable and, because she wanted to please everyone around her, accepted some of the most unreasonable requests from her friends.

I was actually happy when Yuuji said that those explosives were pretty well made for an amateur. I was so glad. The thought of her being a professional explosives expert does not sound great to me. I’m just glad that it all ended with a happy ending and that Yuuji has added yet another girl to his already ridiculous harem.

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Nov 15, 2014

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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 06

I like the way this is going! The protagonist is finally starting to go his own way and I don’t think I have to worry about him ruining his beloved blonde’s chances for success any longer. It’s only a matter of time before he gets over that trauma of his.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.42_[2014.11.14_23.16.39]The episode had a great start. I got to enjoy another glimpse of their childhood and I saw a crying Kousei and a crying Tsubaki. It was both moving and adorable. I could definitely do with a few more of those scenes. Tsubaki wasn’t nearly as boyish as she is now. I can’t blame Kousei for seeing her as family instead of a potential life partner.

The start was good, but when I actually saw that Kaori had borrowed Kousei’s shower and t-shirt… Oh yeah! I don’t even care that Kaori lost her a mind a little when she saw that dusty piano. After all, it led to that hilarious scene where Tsubaki laid eyes upon an annoyed Kaori and a very nervous Kousei. I watched that scene 5 times before I continued watching the rest.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.41_[2014.11.14_23.18.11]It truly was a great episode. Kaori is finally coming to terms with everything, Kousei is finally moving forward after being motivated a bit, Tsubaki, although she had a little set-back, knows exactly what she wants and even that annoying Ryouta has a something that he wants to achieve. It’s safe to say that things are going well for all of them.

It’ll be interesting to see if Kousei’s music will measure up with the rest of the contestants. Some of them really have it out for him. Still, that’s not what bothers me. What bothers me is that Ryouta is still obsess with Kaori and vice versa, even though Kousei and Kaori make a much better couple. Ryouta should just set his sights on someone with the same interests (like Tsubaki).

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Nov 12, 2014

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Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 06

This story is a complete mess. I already noticed that Grisaia no Kajitsu has been rapidly sinking in ratings. I guess there are a lot of other people that are getting fed up with it, like me. I should have known better than to pick a show that’s based on an erotic visual novel.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.09_[2014.11.11_23.13.54]You know, I hate to drop something half way. But even I make exceptions when things get as bad as this. I’ll just wait two more weeks and if the story doesn’t improve I’ll just stop writing about this. The story is a complete mess and I am starting to lose interest. This could’ve been so much better if it weren’t for such a pointless story.

I did not want to watch Yuuji waste his time by befriending the final student at that school. He finally won her over, even though she tried to kill him several times. And letting her father, the owner of that school, think that she is dead by faking her death is idiotic. What kind of stupid twist is that? There were plenty of other, better methods available for her to have her freedom. This was just bad.

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