Sep 4, 2015

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Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 09

Fine, I’ll admit that I regret writing about this show. It’s fun to watch, sure, but it’s really not at all fun to write about. It’s always the same thing and nothing ever really happens. We are just going in circles. It’s just a little disappointing.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.40_[2015.09.03_23.57.23]I just don’t know what to say anymore. We are just going all the basic things like with other clichéd shows; Christmas, Valentine’s Day and various other Japanese holidays or customs. There’s always that obvious pattern in a lot of shows. I thought that this one wasn’t like that at all. I guess I was wrong by the looks of it…

I’ll do my best to see it through to the end. I hate to pick up a show and not see it through to the end. I only do that rarely with long running shows like Naruto Shippuuden. I can only hope that they stop with these weird episodes where it looks like they just pasted all kinds of different scenes after the other. It’s like an animated picture book. I would like to see some progress.

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Sep 1, 2015

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Working!!! episode 09

This episode was kind of disappointing. There were two nice developments but they took up only a small part of this week’s episode. The rest was just either unnecessary or uninteresting. For a second there I thought we were going to take a step back again after that woman suddenly disappeared once again.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.01_[2015.08.31_23.28.58]The second biggest item has to be that Souta’s oldest sister got back together with her insanely masochistic ex-husband. I’m kind of happy for her. The guy is a real handful, but I think they could make it work since Kazue does seem to be interested in him for some odd reason. She does strike me as the type of person that likes to beat people up.

The biggest event has yet to come; Souta’s mother, whom turns out to be a well-known politician, will be coming back home to check up on her kids. I have no idea if she’s there to stay, but I honestly am happy about it. I want to know more about her. This just goes to show that this is definitely going to be the last season; everything is getting wrapped up. No loose ends.

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Aug 28, 2015

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Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 08

I am running out of time but I still want to schedule this post for tomorrow. I hate days where I don’t even have time to watch all the episodes that come out. Someone screws up at work and I, the usual hero, have to fix it all.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.59_[2015.08.27_23.42.15]I do have to admit that I liked this episode. I saw a chance for Umaru’s brother to have a girlfriend of his own. His childhood friend obviously has a thing for him and she has no trouble showing it. Why not just give her a chance? It would be way better to be a two income family when you have to take care of an otaku sister.

The rest wasn’t all that special. It turned out to be a Christmas episode where they were all enjoying the holidays. I have no problems watching characters enjoy traditional Japanese culture. There are times where I actually learn a thing or two. I wouldn’t mind seeing another one of these episodes next week, provided that blue-haired girl gets as much air-time as this week (or not at all).

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Aug 25, 2015

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Working!!! episode 08

I should’ve known better. I thought that we’d see less of Aoi now that she’s been reunited with her family. Not only did nothing change, we actually get to see both her mother and her brother more than ever, even though I care for neither one of them.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.08_[2015.08.24_23.28.54]I suppose the headline is still Souta’s increasing interest in Mahiru. He keeps thinking about her and I think he’s close to admitting once and for all that he likes her. He, a so-called adult, likes someone his age instead of ‘cute’ things. I’m sure this will continue for a few more weeks before something actually happens. If something even happens. But anyone can tell that they’re planning to end it all with this season. I doubt we’ll get to see a fourth Working season after this. They are really wrapping things up at an incredible pace now.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.18_[2015.08.24_23.29.08]I am also starting to think that we’ll never get to see Souta’s mother. She’s been a big mystery throughout the series and there are a lot of questions that involve her. That is why I will be really disappointed if none of those questions get answered. Their relationship is still too much of a mystery at the moment.

I’m guessing that Jun and Yachiyo will get their turn before Souta and Mahiru. They have been going back and forth since the beginning. In fact, I would not be surprised if they started on that next week. Yamada has been reunited with her family, Otoo-san has his wife back and even Popura is growing a little. Things are ending after all this time…

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Aug 21, 2015

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Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 07

Was Himouto! Umaru-chan always like this? I honestly did not notice that. It’s like a bunch of little stories that they just looped together. Mind you, this episode was significant better than the last one if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.04_[2015.08.21_00.08.36]I have come to accept it. I simply do not like that blue-haired girl. She’s annoying. But I do like Nana-chan. She’s cute, kind and shy. Besides, she has a crush on Taihei and I would grant that guy all the happiness in the world for having to put up with his hellish younger sister. During some scenes he doesn’t look as much as a brother as the does a slave. It’s insane. The poor guy is being drained physically, mentally and financially, which makes me curious about the rest of their family and if they help out or not.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.03_[2015.08.21_00.08.49]I got to see their mother briefly. She looked like a slightly older version of Umaru. Is she still alive? Do they have a father? Is Taihei really supporting both of them all on his own or is he getting financial aid from (one of) their parents or other relative(s)? I have so many questions and only a couple of them have been answered so far.

But yeah, they can stop with that blue-haired girl now. I don’t care for her. Replace her with Nana-chan or Kirie if you must. I prefer Nana-chan personally. Scenes with new characters like Taihei’s colleague, Kirie’s older brother, coming over to look at Umaru was pretty funny as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of that.

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