Ahaha~ sorry for being late with this post. Seems like I’ve made some of my fans wait XD. I’ve been recovering from the past week, where I was involved in an event and I basically had to make sure it ran well, therefore causing 12 hour work days, leaving me with generally tired and backlogged.

Going along the Fuko path, this episode follows on last week’s depressing end, with Fuko unable to be noticed at all by her beloved sister. Still, this doesn’t dampen Fuko’s determination and she continues on her quest to give out starfish sculptures to everyone in the school. Along the way, Tomoya and Nagisa learn about Fuko’s past and ask Koumura-sensei to help get the school hall for Ibuki-sensei’s marriage ceremony, as it was one of her dreams. The episode ends on an even more depressing note again, with the physical Fuko’s condition worsening and Sunohara notices that Fuko’s existence is getting weaker and weaker.

Hmm.. what do I have to really say about this episode… Well, firstly, KyoAni has done a very well job to connect the audience with Fuko’s feelings, determination and story, from the initial “happy-go-lucky” episodes where I felt they tried to focus on to too much in too little time.

Aside from that, I still appreciate on how they manage to tastefully add in humorous scenes in the episode, without detracting from the overall mood of the current Fuko path. It just makes me realize how much I’m going “BAWWWWW” when they reach the end of this path :(. Hilarious of all, must be Tomoya finally achieving the rank of Fuko Master, with his swapping of Sunohara. Poor fellow.




  1. 0rion Said,

    November 18, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

    “Mastered blogging three days late!”

    j/k, sorry to hear you’ve been busy.

    As you mentioned, one of KyoAni’s strong points seems to blending serious and comedic elements without disrupting the flow of the episode, a la Lucky Star 22, etc.

  2. tj han Said,

    November 18, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

    Why are you talking like a Key girl? Are you really Kurogane?

  3. Syaoran Li Said,

    November 18, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    The “Master Fuko” was enough for me to laugh on this episode. Damn, I hate when Nagisa cires like that… damn it!

  4. Son Gohan Said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

    Who else thought “Fuko’s Torch is vanishing” when you saw the last scene?

  5. kazekaeru Said,

    November 21, 2007 @ 9:01 am

    LOL at Fuuko’s Stormtroopers! :D I find amazing how KeyAni can mix nonsense and serious scenes so deftly. My guess is that the end of this arc will set the tone of the rest of the series, so I believe that it is extremely important that they make it right.

  6. Crisu Said,

    November 21, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

    Was wondering where you’ve been. Glad you’re safe and well now.

    The RPG things are actually kinda distracting to me. I do love how KyoAni mixes humor with teary bits so well, but the “mastered” bits are just huge breaks of the fourth wall. At least you could still believe Fuuko’s army of fanboys (big LOL there, when I thought Fuuko’s non-whistle was going to accomplish absolutely nothing).

    I feel the BAWWWing coming on, too. =( Especially with Nagisa already starting to, as Syaoran said.

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