So, I watched this episode simultaneously with Shinmaru, as we were hoping to do a MST3K style post on it, but we ended up being stunned into silence by the bizarreness of the episode. So sadly, the final product was no good. So in its place, I’ll give you three reasons why you should bother watching this episode, even though it has nothing to do with the main story and is just plain weird.
And so it ends. Saying goodbye to Nodame feels like saying goodbye to an old friend. It’s a little hard to let go. Especially since there’s plenty more good times that could be had. But still, though it wasn’t the grand finale that I might’ve wished for, I thought it was a fitting end to the show.
Some of you may be familiar with this new author, as she’s been a contributor to the aniblogosphere for quite a while now, but for those of you that aren’t, I’d like to introduce you to Janette! Janette also runs her own blog called Black and Blue Socks, which she’ll continue to run and I implore you to check out. But she’ll also be moonlighting as a Rabbit Poet for at least through the spring season, covering Heroman and continuing the K-ON tradition. So if you know her, stop by to say hello. And if you don’t know her, well… even more reason to stop by and introduce yourself! You can also follow Janette on twitter as blackbluesock. Welcome! –RP
I did predict this. I did say in an earlier post that they would end the series on a mini plot arc. And I for one think it’s a good thing. They need to end the series with some sort of achievement, or else the whole thing will just sort of peter out at the end. Unfortunately this also reduces the chance that there will be any romantic resolutions now, since the final conclusion will now be the conclusion of the mini plot.
After the epic highs of the last episode, I wondered how this episode would pick up. And while it felt a lot more schizophrenic, and even a bit frustrating, it was still powerful stuff.
This was an awesome episode. The backgrounds looked beautiful, the animation was solid. I actually even enjoyed the music quite a bit. Yep, an excellent episode indeed.
I had just woken up when I watched this episode, and thought I was still dreaming when I heard the three greatest syllables ever: EYE-ZACK-KUUU!
*Sigh* I guess I should write about this episode since that’s my job for the season. I hate that feeling when you realize you should’ve written about a different show. Ryukishi07 WTF happened!? I wanted Higurashi redux and you gave me Underworld (sans Kate Beckinsale!).
Trying to find evidence of a concrete plot in Baka to Test is proving to be like trying to find political satire in a Mr. Men book. In short, there isn’t any. So the big question is, if Baka to Test had a continuous plot, would it be any better? Say if the plot wasn’t focused on Yoshii’s hilarious hijinks in his multisexual love life and instead was about Class F’s struggle in rising the ranks of the school, amidst hardship and turmoil and stuff like that. It would be a different show, that’s for certain.