I think I must be only one who isn’t getting more and more fanboyish on Otome. Somehow, the direction of the show lately and the new OP is having a reverse effect for me in rather than making me going gaga, i’m going “pfft… been there done that”. I guess it must be the overrated-ness of Otome among the otaku right now.
To come and think of it, the recent episodes have been very messy and unclear. Arika’s (almost)rape, didn’t put a good impression in me, and this show is seriously going GSD on me already. The new OP seriously reminds me of the other big Sunrise franchise, Gundam, which is nicely detailed in jason’s post. I’m never going to reach his level of fanboyism though :P.
To boot, they \*had\* to make is sooo spoilerish. Keep the surprises please, that was one of the main attracting factors of HiME. Oh wait… what am I saying, this \*is\*
GSD ..Otome Sunrise. Oh well… there goes my expectations of Otome.
One thing that’s sorely lacking now in Otome also is the total lack of fanservice, both risque or not. In fact…it’s getting boring to watch Otome.Clichés now come out in full blast, with that little lullaby sequence with the trio in this episode, signalling last time they’re ever going to spend time together as friends.
Ah… well, just had to get that off my chest. It’s just….. irritating.