March 2006


Haruka's antics

I don't even have the energy to bash this series much any more so I guess this post won't be too long. I need to gather energy for thefinal two episodes. You just know something is wrong, when I, the uncrowned ruler of all the Arika haters, loathe an episode which has about twenty seconds of her on screen.

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Well, what do you know? Mai got back and this series is still lacking in quality. Nothing surprising. I think this was an episode where the question that most often came to my mind was “Why?”. Why am I watching this? Why this episode was not number 12, rather than 23? Why the writers try so hard to connect Mai HiME and Mai Otome’s storylines? Why does this resemble Gundam Seed Destiny so much?

Beware, there are some major Gundam SEED/Destiny SPOILERS ahead!

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Otome slaughter

Finally an episode in which there was action, important events and not too many moments in which to wonder why the hell I am watching this trainwreck. The animation quality seemed to be somewhat improved, Mai is coming back… probably. In other words, it was probably the best we can expect from Mai Otome. As usual my rather incoherent ramblings follow.

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Nao

It turns out that I like the setup episodes of Mai Otome more than the action episodes (if we can talk of action in a series with such a slow plot development). The last two setup episodes (19 and 21) were not thrilling but any stretch of the imagination but were a lot less annoying than the average Otome episode. It seems that the less important events there are, the less opportunities for Sunrise to screw up again.

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