CCY has thrown down his Twelve Moments of Anime gauntlet, inviting others to join him everyday until Christmas in recalling their 12 favorite anime-related things of the year. Continuing the countdown with moment #6 comes from one of my favorite shows of the season, Sora no Manimani.
Argh, I’m very sad to see this show end. Even though the romances didn’t pan out, I hope they’ll have a second season that’ll continue the love triangle/square and settle the final Saku and Mii-chan pairing.
When I first heard Hime speak, I expected to hear a soft, meek voice coming from her. Basically Mamiko Noto. But I was surprised to hear a higher-pitched, more peppy voice for her. Of course, my preconceptions of Hime was that she was a total passive wallflower. And while, she’s sort of meek in the confession sense, she’s actually turned out to be a pretty fiery character. So that’s my long winded way of saying, I really like the way Haruka Tomatsu’s voicing her. Of course, there’s very little about Haruka Tomatsu that I don’t like.
This has been the most persistent cold I can remember having, but I’m starting to get back towards normalcy. Even though I still probably sound like I have marshmallows stuck up my nose.
I think perhaps I’ve become a bit too cynical. For the first half of the episode, as I was introduced to Oumi and her dark, mysterious eyes, her strangely conservative dress, the little too perfect tall guy with the great looks, the freaks in the club with the hots for mythological characters, the holy crap, how could a high school afford this? astronomy equipment, the division into groups, I wondered when the other shoe would drop: the one where Mii-chan and co. realized this was no Astronomy Network, this was a sinister cult with malevolent designs on taking over the world! For better or for worse, this shoe never dropped, and we got a real solid episode with finally a little backstory for the anemic club president, Roma. Regardless, I think I may have to lay off the sugar for a while.
I think the biggest reason why genki girls like Mii-chan and Haruhi are so popular is because they’re always having fun. It’s one adventure to the next. And I’m a tsundere like Saku and Kyon. I make a show of hating to do things, but secretly I enjoy it.
I think I’ve mentioned before, but the hardest part about writing these Sora no Manimani posts is keeping the screenshots to a minimum. I usually try to restrain myself, but I decided to go buck wild for this one.