Hey, at least it’s not the obligatory beach episode…
Watching Daikichi take care of Rin while she was sick brought about a heartwarming feeling. I remembered all the times my parents took care of me when I was sick. No words can express my thanks for their love and tender care. That is why now as an adult, I will return that care to them tenfold.
As RP mentioned in early June, I had to stop blogging at Rabbit Poets because of a family emergency. All the responsibilities, once shouldered by my parents, were shifted onto me. I assumed the role of Daikichi, and my sick family member took on Rin’s role. Episode 10 of Usagi Drop reminded me what every day of my summer was like. These past few months have been like a roller coaster ride and it has finally come to a stop. I have settled into my new lifestyle and now have the time to watch anime, read manga, and blog again. Thank you for having me again. I am happy to be back.
If 30-sai was a manual for 30-year old virgins, Usagi Drop is sort of like a manual for 30-year old fathers… of toddlers I suppose… which provides some good advice.
To get things out of the way, no I didn’t write anything about the previous week of Sacred Seven. Not only did I watch it a week later than I should’ve, but I couldn’t for the life of me think of anything remotely worth mentioning about the damn episode. It furthered no plots, writing play by play descriptions of action scenes is tedious, and it just wasn’t bad enough to warrant tearing it apart. It was bad, but not in a way that’s gleeful to laugh at.
So with that long winded introduction out of the way, here’s episode ten, which is as ham-fisted as it is lacking in any sort of logic. Thankfully, the ensuing brain damage is offset slightly by the continued replacement of character names with Final Fantasy characters in the subtitles. Continue reading “Sacred Seven Episode 10: A Very Special Christmas Episode Three Months Too Early”
That being said, I totally teared up at the end of this episode.
Usagi Drop hasn’t put too much focus on Kouki so far. I actually was pretty ok with this, because I thought Kouki comes off more bratty than mischievous in the manga. And while he’s still a bit of a ragamuffin, the anime does a lot better job at giving him more depth and making him more likeable.
In episode 19, the whole class is throwing Izumo a surprise birthday party. There’s a bit of filler in this episode, however not all the 20 minutes is not all wasted, and that’s something to celebrate. In Episode 20 the plot picks up again, and man…it’s quite the episode. Trust me, it’s what makes though all the needless fluff bearable. Warning! Spoilers ahead!