Jan 9 2013 04:05 PM
So I restarted this series by re-watching the first 3 episodes, I remembered almost all of it but it was nice seeing it again from the beginning because I hadn't seen past episode 3 before.
I marathoned this series today as well as watching the unaired/OVA episode too.
The series was great and I really thought Yuuko had left the world after having her date. However, I knew that she will be back since her vanishing only happened 3/4 in the episode, so I knew she would be back.
At first I thought Niiya's summing up of Yuuko's "tragic" past at the rooftop seemed awkward and I didn't believe it at first.....I sort felt that can't be right. However, an episode or 2, it was revealed to be the case after Niiya touched Shadow Yuuko and experienced Yuuko's painful past.
So when, the series came to it's season 1 finale, I thought it wrapped up the story pretty well but apparently the anime used 23 chapters of the manga (according to M-U) and I'm not sure how the mangaka has managed to continue the series after that, there's a whole 15+ chapters after the end of the anime, which has really intrigued me because really....what now? They have already solved Yuuko's past...what is left to do now? I guess that's what's making me want to read the manga...again the anime did a good job in making the consumer interested in the alternative product, the manga.
I thought the OP and ED were great and complimented the anime very well, to show Yuuko's sorrow and her loneliness at times when Niiya is at home.
My score for the TV series is 9/10
, it was really really good and I'm sorta glad they revealed her past in this season rather than not because we might not have got a 2nd season. So I believe revealing her tragic past was a bold move by the mangaka because it's such a huge mysterious, which makes me curious so to how the author is continuing the story.
The unaired/OVA episode, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia: Taima Otome, was nice to watch and I think it takes place after the last episode of the TV series because the last part of the last episode showed a scene where Kirie was drinking milk to make her boobs grow more, there was an empty milk bottle on the floor and she was drinking another one. The unaired/OVA started off with 2 empty milk bottles on the floor and Kirie walking towards something, most likely to confront both Yuuko and Niiya, which she indeed does in the episode.
Overall, it was a fun watch but didn't add anything to the story and that's why I'll knock off a point from the score I gave the TV series. Hence, the score for the unaired/OVA episode is a 8/10
I liked this series more because I really liked the 2 main characters unlike Inu x Boku SS.