Nogizaka Haruka’s Secret 12

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Final episode! It pretty much ends with a happy ending so no point summarizing. Highlight of the episode was Yuto and Haruka almost going straight for the home run, if they weren’t careless and forgot to lock the damn doors again (or do those doors never have locks in the first place?!). That part sure got my blood pressure running up high, haha. Also, Haruka in twin pigtails was just so cute~

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Overall, it’s been a generally fun show to watch. It was fun watching Haruka’s antics as well as Yuto’s rare brand of manly male lead in a genre famous for spineless ones. I can’t at all say the show has been a great one, but it was good as any to watch as a pastime. Of course, having Noto-sama in the lead does help a lot as well, hehe. Mika deserves special mention for her brand of jailbaiting fanservice, while the maids provided a good fill-in while thankfully not remaining a distraction.

There are some parts I wished the show could’ve explored further, I hear Nobunaga’s actually god damn awesome in the original, but I still did like how they focused properly on the relationship development between them both, a good choice given that the show has a limited episode count. Admittedly, even the drama was a bit stale at times, but thankfully it never manages to turn obnoxiously annoying or stupid.

Verdict: Good clean and fun otaku-centric rom-com, but don’t expect anything more from the show unless you’re a big fan of Noto-sama. Otherwise, it has been a great side-dish show to watch.

3 Comments

  1. C.I. Said,

    September 27, 2008 @ 2:35 am

    Ah, twas an awesome show indeed. Nothing beats getting chased through the streets of Akiba with your girlfriend while being mobbed by hordes of Otaku.

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait.

  2. catrophy Said,

    September 27, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    “At a maid café where Haruka once worked part time called “@Home ~Café”, there is a picture of him(Nobunaga) shaking hands with the manager of the café, framed in gold with the caption “Welcome home, our greatest master” hung in the center of the café.”

    From the wiki.
    damn…hes pretty win

  3. Dularc Said,

    October 1, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    Might this show be made by the same people who made Shakugan no Shana?
    Starts out extremely strong but falls away before the halfway point while constantly adding useless characters left and right?

    This show dissapointed me qq.

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