Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ 02

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I say…. I keep forgetting to put a box of tissues next to me everytime I watch this. It’s really a bitch cleaning blood off the monitor….Oops, I mean… it’s so touching… err… makes me cry… err… you get the idea…

Well, episode 2 focuses on more character development, especially on Tomari-chan, about Hazumu’s gender change. Obviously, Hazumu becomes the media’s bitch, no thanks to the *uchuujin-san* announcing it worldwide. Subsequently, Hazumu’s friends try their best to keep her out of the media’s way (Tomari) and also resist the urge to nosebleed (Asuta and me). Oh, and who says anime isn’t educational? I learned how to wear a bra this episode :). And this shot really reminds me of Mai’s Mai-HiME special.

I have to say, I’m liking the direction the anime is taking now. Tomari’s inner struggles were potrayed nicely and effectively by the writers. There’s a considerable addition to the flashbacks, but tastefully added. I couldn’t help feeling a little touched by the end of the episode, with Tomari comforting Hazumu. Also, Yukari Tamura is doing a mighty fine job in voicing Tomari. I like her playing in more tomboy-ish roles ala Ranpha(Galaxy Angels) rather than her more famous role as Nanoha.

Kana Ueda’s voicing of Hazumu is taking some time to get used to for me. I’m actually quite half expecting to hear Kansei-ben everytime she speaks, no thanks to her admirable vocing of Hayate. I guess she’s doing Hazumu a bit too high-pitched for my liking, but she’s still doing a good job.

Yasuna takes quite a backseat for this episode, so there’s not much about her to say. Some have voiced opinions that Yui Horie isn’t the right *seiyuu* for her, but I kinda digress on that. Yui Horie’s a fantastic *seiyuu* in my opinion and I’m sure she’ll bring Yasuna to life.

Screencap flood below. I’m really going to take the paths of abq and moyism

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**ED Seqeunce**

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1 Comment

  1. zygon Said,

    March 3, 2006 @ 4:30 am

    I thought this episode follows on from the first one very well, but is radically different in tone. I’m relatively new to this whole anime thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this before – where slapstick and melodrama sit comfortably side by side, and Hazumu’s charming naivety and Asuta’s (understandable) lasciviousness inhabit the same world as Tomari’s over the top karate kicking. And it all works rather well! Like you, I’m deeply concerned about Hazumu’s father – I mean, what is all that about? He’s always dreamed of having a bath with his daughter?!? Dear Lord! (Perhaps the most unsettling thing about that particular moment was the fact that it was accompanied by a ‘jolly’ section of soundtrack!)

    But, just when you think you’ve made a horrible mistake, the episode does something so wonderful and moving that you can’t help but be touched by the characters and their unusual predicament. Tomari saving Hazumu from the reporters at the end is a wonderful touch and, like you, I think the flashbacks are very effective.

    So, yeah, I’m hooked! :)

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