Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu ~Purezza~ finally ends

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

I can’t believe I finished watching this. “Noto-sama no tame ni!!!” I guess?

Seriously, this sequel was pretty much crap in execution, story, character development and, sometimes, even fanservice. They pretty much ignored the whole basic concept of the series and turned in to another cliché-filled rom-com rehash. I mean, for god’s sake, they just pretty much affirmed the status quo of Yuuto and Haruka’s relationship throughout the show. And all their intimate scenes are just painful to watch too.

Don’t even get me started on the side characters, which just felt they were thrown in to make up the numbers. Shiina, for one, should be pretty much cognizant of Yuuto x Haruka the most, but she still thinks she’s got a chance. Of course, Yuuto and Haruka themselves NEVER admit they’re an item, expecting everyone to pretty much know it just by looking at them, which just actually makes me feel sad for Shiina. Too bad girl, “next week” is never gonna come! (watch the final episode)

Well not all of them were bad. Himemiya Milan at least came out looking pretty damn good when she flat-out told Yuuto at her concert to buck the hell up and admit his feelings for Haruka before she gets enraptured by the entertainment industry. But needless to say, trying to emulate WHITE ALBUM is never a good thing in the first place.

Liked: No
Rewatch: Hell no.
3rd Season?: For the love of god, NO MORE.

13 Comments

  1. oOgA Said,

    December 23, 2009 @ 11:29 am

    “finally ends” is an understatement. i wish it didn’t even begin :p

  2. Tetradact Said,

    December 23, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    I am impressed that you made it this far.

  3. NovaJinx Said,

    December 23, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

    Haha, I already lost my hopes in the first season. Thank god I’m not that big fan of Noto. And I liked Shiina too much for my own good…the very moment I saw her, I knew she’d be played out.

  4. jopchan121 Said,

    December 23, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    Even I, who is THE Nogizaka Haruka fan, thought that this season, besides a few parts, sucked majorously.

    But: I do want a 3rd Season….If only to get back to why I love the series(Haruka and Yuuto), Not Mika and the Maid team popping up every time they even look at one another>_>…

    4/10.
    >_>

  5. Novice Said,

    December 23, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    Well guess have to read the light novel.

    There is also some good parts in the light novel that wasn’t shown in the anime

    Overall read the light novel if possible

  6. metalsnakezero Said,

    December 23, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    I had to go back to the first season in order to save myself from this crap.

  7. BlackSun88 Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 12:54 am

    damn now i seriously need consider whether i should pick up this series…. i enjoy so much in the first season eh..

  8. jopchan121 Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 1:24 am

    Blackson: From a Nogizaka Haruka fan: Stay away from S2 except for the Decent ep 4 and 6. Otherwise…..you will be disappointed.

  9. jopchan121 Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 1:24 am

    Blacksun: From a Nogizaka Haruka fan: Stay away from S2 except for the Decent ep 4 and 6. Otherwise…..you will be disappointed.

  10. Jinnistacia Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

    Anyone looking for romance more or less got trolled. On AniDB, it’s at 5.81 (54 votes) so far.

    –Jinni

  11. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

    Sad but true my friend, sad but true…

  12. Epi Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

    Basically they tried to recreate Ai Yori Aoshi by adding in the otaku gimmick and as you’ve pointed out, they kind of forgot about it and replaced it with crappy fan service. Makes Ai Yori Aoshi look like high art comparatively.

    Still I also watched to the end of this show, and I have no idea why.

  13. Jason "moofang" Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

    I love Notto-sama, but I’m damn glad I said no to this sequel :3

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