2.28.2005

Peach Girl Episodes 6 & 7



Episode 6:

Kairi arranges for Touji to overhear Sae's true intentions, and she is revealed for the horrible, lying person that she is. Touji and Momo get back together, with the help of Kairi of course.

---



Episode 7:

Touji shaves his head in apology to Momo for not believing her and they spend a nice summer break together (though they never kiss or anything, much to the shock of Momo's classmates). Momo is begged by the swimteam to join, but she is reluctant because she doesn't want to be any more tan than she already is. Momo also finds out that Kairi orchestrated the whole "Sae Revelation" for everyone. She goes to thank Kairi, who is happy that Momo is happy now, but tells her that if she ever wants to leave Touji, he'll be there for her (awwww..). Touji tries to kiss Momo again, but she pushes him away reflexively. Things are a little awkward for awhile, but Momo tests Touji's love by giving him a secret sign for saying he loves her in public. He refuses to do it at first but does in front of the entire class later. =)

Sae is now a frail shell (literally 2-D) of her former self and everyone walks all over her. When Momo decides to be a little nice to her, Sae immediately attaches herself to her again and sucks up to her. When they are approached on the street by some magazine editors, they think Sae is adorable and want her to model for them. While on the modeling gig, Sae meets a famous male model, Jigoro, who immediately falls for her cute frailness (since she's still tiny and 2-D). When he comes to school to see her, he kisses the tiny Sae and she magically transforms back to her normal self.

---

Episode 6 was good because it wraps up the whole Touji not believing Momo stuff and Sae being revealed. I really enjoyed episode 7 though because it showed the aftermath of what had happened and what everyone's true feelings were. It would be funny if Sae and Jigoro actually become a couple, though I have a feeling that Sae's ego would fill the entire school at that point.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5

Ah! My Goddess Episode 8




Urd comes to earth trying to fix the bug that's causing the Ultimate Force not to work. Of course, Urd has her own motives and ways of doing things and ends up causing more problems than solving them. She tells Keiichi that he has to kiss Belldandy so that she doesn't have to go back to heaven and he believes her... She also tries to use mind control on his in order to get him to kiss Belldandy and to make him do other things as well. In the end, Belldandy and Urd have a small scuffle, but Urd is shocked and sent a message by god, who forbids her from returning to heaven for awhile. Looks like she'll be stuck with the happy couple for the time being...

---

Urd is pretty funny and adds another fun dynamic to the show. Unlike the pure, sweet and loving Belldandy, she is brash, immodest and coniving. One may wonder how she is really a goddess at all... We also got a quick glimpse of Skuld, so she may be showing up before too long! Btw, anyone else wondering why Keiichi is so against kissing Belldandy? Little weird I think...

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7

2.22.2005

Tactics Episode 12



Kantarou and the gang go to rid a mansion full of monsters that are haunting the place. The owner, Sakurazawa, is the female president of a textile importing company, and she seems to have taken a liking to Haruka. While looking for the source of the problem, Youko stumbles upon a garden of purple roses inside a storage shed. She becomes intwined in the vines and is knocked unconscious.

Meanwhile, Sakurazawa traps Haruka in vines as well and reveals herself as Ibaragi, a demon, and not the real Sakurazawa. Kantarou goes looking in the storage shed when he sees a strange uniformed man leaving it finds Youko's apron and the real Sakurazawa asleep, trapped in the roses, when suddenly a big monster appears.

Ibaragi has her body guards (?) beat Haruka nearly senseless and Kantarou appears with the monster in tow, saying he's made friends with it. The uniformed man attacks the monster and it disappears, and Ibaragi reveals how she blackmailed Sakurazawa into buying the roses. She and the uniformed man disappear (for now), and Haruka is left with a bad hangover from the fumes released from the roses...

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episodes 7&8
Episode 9
Episodes 10&11

Ah! My Goddess Episode 7



Megumi finds out that Belldandy didn't get Keiichi anything for Valentine's Day and Keiichi is really depressed about it. Megumi tells Belldandy to make some chocolate and give it to him in a romantic place.

Unfortunately, Belldandy doesn't know any places that are romantic, so she asks Sayoko at school to show her somewhere romantic. Sayoko, being the bitch that she is, has Belldandy ask the biggest playboy in school, who takes her to a hotel... Belldandy resists his advances and attacks him with lightening.

Belldandy tries again and takes Keiichi to several unromantic places like a car show, a repair shop and a junk yard... but Keiichi finally takes her on a sunset cruise ship. Belldandy finally gives him his Valentine's chocolate and Keiichi gives her his White Day present in return. As they are about to kiss, Belldandy sneezes and the mood is ruined. Belldandy realizes that the Coercive Force is no longer working, and something is keeping them from getting too close.

---

This was a cute episode, if not a little pointless. I really didn't realize Sayoko was as mean as she is, mean enough to almost get Belldandy raped most likely... Oh well, at least it turned out okay. Looks like Urd's coming next ep (yay!) and maybe Skuld makes an appearance as well. Ah! My Goddess is licensed now, but I'm pretty sure the subs will keep coming... =)

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 8

Uta∽Kata Episode 12 (Final)



Ichika goes to Saya's house to confront her, and finds the mirror that Manatsu came out of there. Saya appears, pins Ichika to the mirror, and tells her she has a choice... to destroy everyone in the world, or to destroy herself. She is using humans as a test case to see how they view the world and other humans through the eyes of the djinn. She created Kai and Ichika to guide these humans.

She also reveals herself as the final Djinn, the mirror djinn, and Ichika and Manatsu (who was brought there by Kai) spontaneously transform again. When Sei was given the choice previously, he could not choose, and therefore Kai put himself on the line. Kai became human and Sei gave him some of his life so he could live.

Ichika could also not make this choice, but Saya said there must be a penalty for that and aimed her scythe straight at Ichika's chest. Sei breaks out of the stone and puts his hand in front of her, impaling it on the scythe. Ichika frees herself from the mirror, kisses Sei's hand and impales herself on it. Manatsu impales herself on the other end, giving Ichika back the life that she was losing. Manatsu kisses Ichika, and Kai kisses Sei, giving them their life and vanishing in bubbles, becoming pieces of the mirror.

Saya calls her master (whoever that is) and reports what happens, saying that humans are very foolish, and moves on to her next target. Ichika goes back to her normal life and she is staying in Japan while her father goes to Italy on his assignment.

----

Overall, I'm really happy with the series, and the ending really did it justice. I had a feeling Ichika would have to make a choice like that (sacrificing herself or someone else) and it was interesting that even though she grew to dislike herself so much, she realized that she was loved by others and could not sacrifice herself. It is interesting that Sei would have given Ichika that charm... especially if he knew what it did, which makes me wonder that if he hadn't given it to her, would Manatsu have come to her? There's still a lot of questions to be answered in this series that they left open, but that's alright with me. I really enjoyed this series, and even though it may be a little slow to some, it really kept my interest throughout.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11