Hiccups are the new moé


I failed at making a gif for this…

Am I the only one who finds that hiccuping is extremely moé-inducing? Oh, and Hagu-chan’s character design is much more likable now. I think I must be the only person to harbour thoughts that Hagu-chan isn’t exactly the definition of cute last season.

The real first episode of Hachikuro II and it’s a Mayama-Ayumi-Rika episode. One of my favourite parts of the Hachikuro series the Mayama-Ayumi-Rika love triangle, which I attribute to Mayama’s voice and Rika’s moéness. Due to that, I support Mayama x Rika, but that does not mean I hate Ayumi, rather in fact, I find her one of the most symphatetic character in Hachikuro, due to her position and status in Mayama’s heart. She is, as Morita-senpai says to her, hurting her ownself by working with Rika and Mayama.

I do feel a certain attachment to both Ayumi and Mayama now, due to the fact that I have been in their position before, so I really shed a tear down for Ayumi at the end of this episode. I must really watch Hachikuro alone… need to keep my macho image up :P.

Well, next episode is another Ayumi episode by the looks of it, and I’m glad to see it. Takemoto’s “arc” can be considered to be on it’s downward slide after the events of the last season, while they’re hinting of the beginning of Morita’s “arc” as well, with the mysterious words that his brother says.


  1. Os Said,

    July 11, 2006 @ 12:20 am

    “Am I the only one who finds that hiccuping is extremely moé-inducing?”

    … so THAT’S what I was feeling the entire time. I went with “cute” but the word didn’t come to me now. Kudos.

    “I think I must be the only person to harbour thoughts that Hagu-chan isn’t exactly the definition of cute last season.”

    no, you’re not the only person… BUT I THOUGHT SHE WAS CUTE! FOOL! But I’m not going to deny, Hagu’s started looking much better since the final few episodes of the first season.

  2. Matte Said,

    July 11, 2006 @ 3:10 am

    All I hope for is that they do not make Morita’s story too outlandish, a little crazy sure but not so much as to take away the still lingering realism in the show.

    I really agree that Hagu looks alot better this season, but then she was drawn in chibimode for like, what, 90% of the first season? :P

  3. Haesslich Said,

    July 11, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    I think the reason Hagu looks better this season is because she looks a) more real and less chibi/SD, and b) she actually LOOKS like she’s more than 10 years old, which means she can be seen as an attractive young woman rather than a slightly freakish hobbit-like creature. That profile shot when she’s crying, post-Takemoto-rescue in particular looks much, much more mature than even some of the shots when she was drowning herself in work while Takemoto was off on his self-realization journey… and when she looked miserable there, she looked about the most mature that she ever did, during the first season. Here, her features are sharper and less childish; which is an improvement, although Shuuji having sharper features is one I’m less keen on. Ayumi’s also lost some baby-fat, which makes her look thinner and older… and Rika’s face has become less rounded as well.

    Hagu’s change of appearance was a massive improvement – the others… eh.

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