SHUFFLE! 24

Source: Shuffle! Visual Fanbook

**Shuffle!** ends with this episode and (hopefully) so are all the fan wars between KKK,AAA,SSS and etc. Well, until someone makes a sequel or animates **Tick! Tack!**.

The ending really felt quite anticlimatic in a sense. Rin’s self suicide was quite predicted and I’d already spotted it two weeks ago. More to say, it felt…. kinda rushed in a sense.

But well, they used the 2nd half as a chance for normal harem comedy, and suprisingly the focus is on Primula. She has really changed from her beginnings as a emotionless doll to a really funny, cute and sarcastic personality. She’s truly became much more funnier and I’d really like to see more of her :P.I especially love the part where she snuggles up to Rin after he faints from tasting her cooking and also her sarcastic comment, *”Baka oya”* to Maoh and Shin-chan.

The others are not forgotten, especially Itsuki and Mayumi, the *tsukkomi* pair of the series, who never fails to deliver the laughs.The others are just as usual, only still harbouring each other’s feelings for Rin. Ama-san also gets some resolution, with the short part of her bumping into Shin-chan and Maoh, with both of them saying they’d like to apologize to her. Personally, to me, the only serious part of the show.

The ending also had some funny scenes, and some hints too. Primula seems to have lost her poker-face ability, but instead gains some serious firepower. Asa gets her ass-ugly long hair cut by Ama-san, which reminds me of AIR somewhat. And the most unexpected, hints of a blossoming “lily” between Sia and Kaede, with both of them symmetrically docking and sharing some “CPR”.

However, my main gripe for this episode is the art, which IMHO, looks horrible compared to the rest of the series. There were some good points about it though, mainly for the SD parts, but other than that, it really looks all wrong. The eyes, especially, were quite creepy and you can see it in the screenshots below.

In conclusion, a normal ending but not all satisfactory. Much can still be improved in it. Continue on for screencaps.

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11 Comments

  1. Gyle Said,

    January 11, 2006 @ 7:24 am

    Yeah… Primula changed so much in… a two week time period? D: !!. Looks like to me she went up by 2 feet. The ending was pretty bland, I was pretty let down it was going to end after Kaede arc, Asa arc, and then after all those intense moments, they had to end it all! just felt it needed atleast 3 or more episodes. But oh wells, had mixed emotions from kind of “glad” it was over to “don’t end it yet!.” One last thing that I have to say… I was’nt expecting that kissing scene between those two… but hey! it was great though >:) (I wonder what happened next… ^_^). I am hoping for a continuation! and hope for more MALE characters who are [better] and manly :) than Rin.

    Overall great series, great example of a harem anime and future harem animes must take a look at this series for reference. Darn… now I want to play the game.

  2. Viet Ricepicker Said,

    January 12, 2006 @ 7:53 am

    This anime series was a joy to watch. Episode 24 was kind of a disappointment because they crammed everything into one episode. Anyway, everybody seems to be happy and Primula looked so cute in the end. I hope there is a special or a couple OVAs to show more of happy side to Shuffle! Man, i need something to watch now. I’ll miss Shuffle (tear)

  3. SP Said,

    February 16, 2006 @ 8:16 am

    That sucked ass bigtime. I was cheering for Sia all the time, and never thought Rin would become pair with Asa (And never wished for it either).
    And that scene in the credits (That kissing scene): I think it was horrible :E It really ruined the whole idea of the show (at least for me it did), which was “Harem”, not “One chick …& One dude, and the rest are either..well you know the term for chick loving chick..or giving up on the guy”. The ending ruined my mood, but overall this anime was great (I loved the part where Rin cut his arms, but it would still have been better if Asa couldnt have healed him).

    But is it really a must-be for an anime to have a STUPID male main character? Love Hina did it, Maburaho did it, Suzuka did it BIG TIME, and even Shuffle! did it. I think Ai Yori Aoshi is the only this type of anime with actually a GOOD male main character.

  4. silkenhut Said,

    April 19, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

    Just finished watching this show… I was rooting for Kaede and Sia… boohoo.. I thought Manaka Junpei of Ichigo 00% was very indecisive, but when compared to Rin, … very insensititve esp on Kaede’s arc… oh well… good thing they all recovered. :D I enjoyed it!

  5. Silkenhut’s Lair » Finished Watching the anime Shuffle! Said,

    April 19, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

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  6. Pooru Said,

    April 29, 2006 @ 11:41 am

    honestly I was cheering for nerine and sia but to see Kaede and sia kiss ugh made me sick….imho it looks like they half assed some of the story…cause i noticed the artwork sloowly getting worse and worse…..I honestly pray they dont blossom a “lily” then I’d have to go on a rampage on how stupid Tsuchi is.

  7. Ao Said,

    August 4, 2006 @ 5:17 am

    Yeah, i agree with SP that he should’ve ended up with Sia or Kaede, Nerine….mainly Sai but Asa-sempia!! Thats messed up I jsut recently finished watching it…and when Kaede and Sai kissed..it grossed me out, thats messed up…he should’ve ended up with Sai…overall a good anime! hopefully anime will have better characters than stupid indescive characters like Kazuki [Maburaho] and love hina ect. Therefore Tsuchi is a dumb ass for choosing Asa..know offense to ppl who like tht pairing..

    Though Asa looks better with longer hair she still shouldnt go with Tsuchi!

    It dissapointed me on how quickly Asa and Tsuchi’s relation progressed it hardly left time for the others..poor Kaede

    _Kurogane: Please don’t comment spam like that.._

  8. Porigo Said,

    August 10, 2006 @ 4:45 am

    At of all the chioce he had Asa had to be last on the list. There series had me going till about episode 12 or 13 then the series went on a downfall making want to watch it less and less.

  9. Aly-ni Said,

    August 16, 2006 @ 2:55 am

    I just finished the series last night.. And I mean, I’m totally happy he chose Asa. I wanted him to pick her since episode one. I also like Sia.. but Asa was my favorite- my boyfriend thought the same as me, too (which is odd! xD) In any case, I thought the beginning of the show was dull.. I stopped watching around episode 10.. I couldn’t stand Primula, either.. so those episodes bore me. After that, I guess I did start liking the series.. and I was told it gets better.. So I was like, OK I’ll give it a shot.. And then Kaede and Asa.. Those two’s stories were good.

    I don’t think they needed three more episodes, though.. It dragged on.. And ever since the Kaede episode, the expressions on characters were more like how she looked when insane.

    But yeah, I agree with Gyle in the fact they need more male characters. I really wanted Itsuki and Mayumi to have a bit more, too.. Ah well.

    I was agreeing with Kurogane about the art until I looked at the screenshots.. There were a lot of bad ones, but then they did have some good ones I forgot about. Overall, the series was surprising.. a good twist for animes where there’s one guy and 5+ girls.. – At least they all have problems! =D

    As for the ending credits.. I really don’t think it was needed to see the scene with Sia and Kaede. Maybe if they made the scene better and didn’t make the art look scary.. I wouldn’t mind. But now it’s like they need a special or OVA to continue. Eh? I should blog anime. Hahahahah.

    P.s: Rin with the razor scene creeped me out.. I literally cringed due to the fact I hate sharp objects.. and they showed him doing it.. with blood and all. >_

  10. kudou Said,

    September 16, 2006 @ 8:52 am

    …kikyou reminds me of lucy from elfen lied….
    and then seeing kikyou (not sai…though when they parted it was prob sai who was in control) and kaede kiss….well, for some reason its a lil more creepy when picturing lucy making out with kaede…@_@;;;;;

  11. Sia Said,

    January 3, 2007 @ 5:16 am

    Well it was siad when rin cuts his hand,I was almost going to cry :’(

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