Mysterious girlfriend X ep 1-3
Um, what? I don't even know what to say about this. A very, very weird show. I have absolutely no idea if a worthwhile story will begin to emerge from all the drool, but I'm not exactly banking on it, and to be honest all the drool is making me feel a bit ill. Not sure that I will continue with this.
The series has a great story, one of the best slow-burning romances I've seen in a long time. It'd be a shame to miss out on watching this just because of the drool factor, as the scenes don't usually take up more than 3 or 4 minutes of each episode.
Watched Humanity has Declined episode 8 today. I think Watashi forgot to do her summer homework!
Interesting, perhaps I shall keep going a little further.
In stark contrast to the nauseating Mystery Girlfriend X, I started watching the very classy Natsuyuki Rendezvous, I think the first 5 eps. It's pretty good. It started out excellent, and I was hoping it wouldn't descend into the kind of unfathomable emotional mess of oh so many romantically themed anime. Unfortunately, ep 4 and 5 started to veer into this territory.
I mean, can anyone please explain to me why Ryosuke started acting like such an utterly hopeless wreck in episode 4?[spoiler]He takes takes Rokka to the amusement park and seems to be troubled by the fact she isn't jumping with excitement. But she was more bloody lively than he was! He was acting like a dead fish. But then he goes from 0 to 10 and suddenly starts sticking her fingers in his mouth and randomly asks her to have sex with him, in a most baffling and undesirable manner, yet he actually has the cheek to be disappointed when she politely says no. Despite all this Rokka is insanely patient with him and still invites him back for tea. He however, decides the whole pursuit in worthless and gets drunk on a park bench. Twat. What more can you say.
The character of the ghost and his relationship with Rokka also comes across as a bit sketchy right now. Rokka was obviously head over heels for him, and it seems that in his ghost form he's also passionate about her. Yet in all the flashbacks of their marriage, he comes across as a bit detached and slightly uninterested in Rokka. I know he was meant to be ill, but still, at this stage I'm unsure of where all the passion they feel for each other after the guy's death, has come from.[/spoiler]
It's still early days though, and this show has buckets of class. So I shall see how things progress.