End of Season Roundup

Basically, since I got behind on a bunch of these, figured I’d give a super short final impression before I get into next season’s stuff.

  • Akagi (Drama) – A drawn out game of Mahjong, but made fun through watching an old guy sulk a lot.
  • Chaos Dragon – An incomprehensible mess of an RPG with no story structure.
  • Death Note (Drama) – An adaptation that diverges from the original, but manages to be really interesting while doing so.
  • Gatchaman Crowds Insight – A Doctor Who episode spread out into an entire season.
  • My Love Story – A super adorable story of puppy love.

My Love Story – Episode 21

  • AW.
  • I forgot how almost unbearably cute this show is.
  • Poor girl’s rightly terrified of Takeo.
  • I actually like this. The dynamic’s a little different.
  • HAHAHA his expression when she’s revealed herself as a stalker.
  • I like that this is going the “he’s a normal person and kind of a dork” route.
  • This entire episode is screaming “just talk to him”.
  • UM. Maybe break it to him gently.
  • AW. Poor thing.
  • At least this way she gets to see he’s a real person?
  • He has an antenna to detect her.
  • Suna’s deadpan is the best.
  • Aw, this is adorable.
  • Aw.

mylovestory21I like that Suna’s giving her a chance because Takeo’s helping her, but he doesn’t seem all that enthused about it.

My Love Story – Episode 20

  • Maki
  • SO CUTE.
  • They have matching super serious expressions.
  • Aw, Takeo. After all the baked goods Yamato has made you, this is what’s exciting?
  • I get liking special chocolate, but man.
  • I love afro kid acting like a total dick.
  • Why was he exercising out the window. Dude is a superhero.
  • Actually kind of curious about home-made chocolate now. I don’t have any equipment, but I do know a place.
  • UM. Is he shipping his newborn sister with Suna? Good grief, dude, that’s creepy.
  • Aw, Suna. I hope you get to click with someone some day, if you want to.
  • Aw.
  • I like that the guys and girls are both becoming sort of friends without it being too neat.
  • Dude, she made you so many things.
  • I think what I like about Takeo is that he totally will thank her, without fail.
  • HAHAHAHAHAHA. He just ate it right there in the restaurant.
  • Suna is like “you need to plan things better”.
  • Haha, Suna walks by like “yay, I didn’t need to explain that shops close”.
  • AW. They blew kisses.
  • Also, I hope Yamato does hold tiny Maki.
  • AW. His crush waited until a day later and played it cool.
  • Wait, is that a girl? Dang it. I was sort of hoping it wouldn’t be addressed, but oh well.

mylovestory20Still the cutest show.

My Love Story – Episode 19

  • Aw, Yamato.
  • Takeo’s mother will have none of his faux-chivalrous bullshit.
  • I love Takeo’s mother. She takes zero bullshit.
  • I really want a prequel all about Takeo’s mother.
  • Hahaha, this whole thing is just admiration for Takeo’s mum.
  • Seriously, pregnancy and housework are hard work and expected of most women.
  • Yussss, I got my wish.
  • She wants to protect cute girls. Help.
  • Takeo’s mum is also a superhero, while pregnant no less.
  • I hope the baby’s a girl.
  • Suna is amazing.
  • Takeo’s dad seems kind of useless, but in a good way.
  • I like the way the texts drift across the screen.
  • Seriously, though, babies can survive being near-strangled. She’ll be fine.
  • Takeo, shush.
  • AW. Even in the midst of contractions, she’s like “this other lady’s having her first birth”.
  • Yus, of course she’s a girl.
  • And of course they think Takeo is his dad.
  • Wait, what.
  • Takeo, Suna is not going to marry your baby sister. Good grief.
  • I find it difficult to picture Yamato as a midwife or teacher.

mylovestory19I loved this episode, and not just for the glimpses of Takeo’s mum.

My Love Story – Episode 18

  • I love that Takeo has these grand ideas about when a first kiss should be, and Suna is like “why Autumn”.
  • Although, man, he’d better say that to Yamato.
  • I like that Takeo considers it this big deal. Dude, you have big pillowy lips, you’re probably okay.
  • Uh-oh, Suna’s sister is home.
  • AW. Yamato.
  • Also, holy shit Suna. They’re in your room because you’re his best friend.
  • AWWWWW. And Yamato’s like “I’ll wait” instead of talking about it, because she’s a dork.
  • Hahaha, that dark look. That doesn’t count.
  • Aw.
  • I kind of want to see a prequel with Takeo’s parents.
  • “I love her this year too.”
  • At some point, they have to ease out of the honeymoon phase. I thought the whole “I choose to love you” thing would do it, but nope.
  • Is their height difference usually so striking?
  • Haha, his room.
  • JKA.
  • And of course his mum bursts in.
  • Talk about it.
  • Aw, it’s cool that Takeo’s friends dropped in, though.
  • The toy is smaller than his hand.
  • Obligatory “Kuma Shock!” reference.
  • So many screenshot opportunities.
  • Is Yamato going to have a panic attack before she gets to kiss him?
  • Did she actually kiss him?
  • AW.
  • “orz”
  • And it doesn’t matter in the end at all.
  • Just say “I want to kiss you”.
  • AW. “She almost forgot it was New Year’s Day.”
  • Is he–
  • Hahahahahaha “a bug landed on my mouth”.
  • His realisation was so strong, the planets moved.
  • Finally. Although this much idealisation of it’s probably not great.
  • His hunching over like that is adorable.
  • And now they’re crying. Aw.
  • Still more screenshot potential.
  • TALK ABOUT IT. ASK HER IF SHE WANTS TO BE KISSED.

mylovestory18That was almost too sweet, but that’s the entire show, so it’s hard to complain about that.

My Love Story – Episode 17

  • I love that even “tough guys” are scared of Takeo.
  • And when he has a girlfriend, it’s like “omg he has a girlfriend” and not “okay, he’s not so scary”.
  • Still not over Takeo’s intense love of Yamato.
  • “Should we ask Yamato for permission too?”
  • These. Dorks.
  • HAHAHAHAHA Yamato’s face.
  • AWWWWWW. They are too adorable.
  • Help.
  • Takeo is like “an indirect kiss” after all this time?
  • UGH, ask her out already, you dork.
  • The bear statue.
  • Forcing the poor girl isn’t going to work, good grief.
  • Aw, I like how real this got.
  • Aw, Suna is adorable.
  • Just tell her how you felt, you dork.
  • It’s not about being a man, it’s about actually communicating.
  • Of course Takeo is there to catch him.
  • Aw, Yamato, he’s going at your pace, just ask him about it already.

mylovestory17I could have done without the “be a man” nonsense, but it was nice to see another kind of relationship in this show.

My Love Story – Episode 16

I love how in less than a minute, I’m thinking “god, I love how intensely Takeo feels things”.

  • Apparently “master” is actually more along the lines of “mentor”, which makes more sense.
  • I love how the two girls aren’t best friends, but are willing to be nice to one another.
  • I love that Takeo hasn’t stopped thinking “I love her” about everything Yamato does.
  • I love how they’re bonding over Takeo being impressive. And it’s not necessarily love, just intense admiration.
  • The intensity of “I love her” just doesn’t get old.
  • “How does it feel to like someone as a person”
  • Aw. Saijou does have feelings for him. I was hoping otherwise.
  • Aw, Suna.
  • Awwwwwww.
  • AWWWWWWWWWW.
  • Aw, Saijou and Suna.
  • Awwwww.
  • This show. I love it so much. The characters are so kind even when they’re being dumb or selfish.
  • AWWWWWWWW.
  • Who does Suna like? With Takeo being popular now, that whole “I don’t want to date girls who are mean to you” thing sounds like an excuse.

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I swear, this show is the sweetest thing in the world. Even when it’s dealing with something like unrequited love and asking someone out who has a girlfriend.