Jun 27 2010 10:50 AM
After some research, episode 13 is a recap of the series....If you ask me, how can this series be recapped?
Just watched episode 12 and since it's the last real episode of the series, it's probably better to write a review now than later.
The series, as most of us now know, was made by 13 different directors. One for each episode. As such, the plot flow was awful episode to episode. There were good episodes, there were bad episodes, and then there were episodes that made you think twice about whether you were watching the right show or not. Turns out that this show was more of a parody/slapstick type show than the comedy romance show that is the light novels. However, that doesn't give the show an excuse for not expanding on several key points of the plot, particularly the episode where Fumino first confesses her love to Takumi, who didn't hear it (episode 3 I believe).
For animation and art, I really enjoyed the style by AIC this time around. The character designs were top-notch from them and almost to some extent J.C. Staff level (compare with Kaichou wa Maid-sama!). Though there were definitely a few episodes where there were inconsistencies. The most notable one would probably be Fumino's, Nozomi's, and Chise's hair color tint, and this is not because of the "lighting" in the setting either.
Music, cute but not all that appealing. Seiyuu....aside from the three heroines, especially Ayana Taketatsu (Azunyan in K-ON!!) voicing Nozomi, the rest were pretty meh.
Character development? Like the plot, the change of episode directors for each episode really hurt how the show as a whole developed. Inconsistencies all over the place thrown in with a bunch of randomness (mecha episode and Saki parody episode). I doubt the recap will do any better to give a better insight on anyone at this point.
Enjoyment? There was comedy, and there was the new moe line from Fumino for me "Go Die Twice". That was pretty much what kept me going. Moe is what really drives this show home aside from the comedy. Looking for a plot? Don't bother. The show doesn't get anywhere and is simply another AIC failure.
In reality, this is yet another AIC failure. Compared to the rest of the season though, I do say that aside from K-ON!, this show definitely provided me a considerable amount of laughs to relieve the suspense and thrills from other shows like Rainbow, Angel Beats, and Giant Killing. Had this show been done by AIC's art team and not change directors each episode, this might have actually gone somewhere to being a relatively successful piece of work. It's doubtful that this show will be receiving a second season or "remake" of any sort any time soon if at all. It was definitely fun while it lasted, but definitely not popular with many people. If you didn't like the first episode, don't watch the rest of the series. Score: 6/10