And so concludes the first season of Nyan Koi with the love triangle right back to where we started and Junpei having survived the harrowing trials of turning into a cat.
Seems like we’re barreling towards an anime-original ending. Although if I were to make a bet, I’d bet that we don’t get a "true" resolution to either the curse or the love triangle in the next episode. Although that image of a black fluffy haired in next episode’s preview could be a harbinger for Junpei. AIC has balls if they decide to end the season on a cliffhanger like that. I’m not typically a fan of cliffhangers, but I’d totally dig that. But anyway, enough speculation about the finale, this is about the penultimate episode.
This appears to have been an anime-original episode. It wasn’t too bad, although pretty random. I wonder if AIC is going to try to create an anime-original ending, since the manga is still ongoing?
Let it be decreed that this was the greatest pool/beach episode I’ve ever seen. If Sora no Otoshimono is fanservice done right long-term, this was fanservice done right in a one shot. Great designs, excellent animation, perfect use of chibi forms, sneaky fanservice split-second eyecatches, random appearances and that’s in just half the episode! I have no doubt in my mind that AIC is going to knock Strike Witches out of the park. Actually, there’s really not much I can say about the first half. I’ll let the images speak for themselves.
Part 1: Swimming
For whatever reason I got a particular kick out of this episode. Maybe it was the cat exercise montage (classic) or maybe it was the nekko twist on the classic misunderstanding of a boy "accidentally" ending up with a girl’s bra and getting caught (sad to say I have never heard of this happening in real life).
Nyan Koi’s been fairly consistent, but it’s getting somewhat formulaic and getting stuck in "pretty good" land. Or basically, it is what I thought it would be when the season began. The fleeting hints of Seto no Hanayome greatness were probably just that – hints. Which isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy this last episode, because I did. It just wasn’t anything special.
Keep the cats coming. The twin-tails were a nice cherry on top. Now, the Princess Lover style black holes under miniskirts was an unwelcome censorship. Seriously, what’s going on with that.
Sorry for the delay in getting this post up. The World Series has taken up all my time lately. The latest Nyan Koi episode was good, and gives us some nice Mizuno and Junpei development, but I was sort of disappointed that there were no cats in this episode. Unfortunately, you might start to notice Nyan Koi becomes more harem romcom and seems to lose the cats as the series goes on. At least that’s what I’ve seen in the manga so far. Hopefully, AIC will pick and choose chapters and volumes that have heavy cat action, because they make the show unique.
Yuu Kobayashi scares me. At least her drawings do. Behind those hideous drawings is a psychotic mind, I’m sure of it. However, when she goes nuts voicing a character, well, let’s just say I’m much more forgiving, because it’s so much fun. And this off-the-wall episode was probably the best episode of Nyan Koi so far.
The third episode of Sora no Otoshimono was pretty good even though there were no flying pantsu this time around, but I’ve decided to stick with writing about Nyan Koi. Both shows have been nice surprises (SNO moreso, because I thought it would be terrible), so you can’t go wrong watching either.