… are you one of them?
So after a day and sufficiently rehabilitated to be cohesive again, I’ve noticed that Amagami SS 03 is one of the episodes that are great enough to generate a real division between the watchers to categorize them as “love it to bits” and “hate it like hell”. Case in point for the latter: Chaos Tangent.
What I think is that these people are merely losing the point of the show.
No, really. Amagami SS is a romantic simulation game adaptation and it makes no sense why people should be expecting true tears level writing and plot in it. And to make it worse, then express negative opinions about it when it does not reach that level. I don’t think or expect even for a second that anime on the lines of Amagami’s origins would be “deep” or “thoughtful” or even cathartic at its best.
No, shows like Amagami are meant for lowest common denominator(LCD) consumption and it is excelling at it exceedingly well by daring to be adventurous in it approach. Obviously it’s not a formula that will impress everyone, but for a show targeting the LCD, this is actually quite an upgrade from the other shows worth calling “crass and vacuous” that are competing with on the same basis.
I really have no idea why people can’t just enjoy it for what it is and expect the sky out of the ground. Some people really need to lay back on the expectations a lot and get in touch with the reality of the anime scene nowadays. Besides if they want “depth” and “emotions”, there’s always shows like Shiki to watch. Cut back on the sugar if you have diabetes, iykwim.
Right, on to the episode.
I think my initial post has already expressed much of what I thought of the episode. Why I chose the “nyan nyan kougeki” scene to showcase was merely because it had the strongest impact of the whole episode to my mental health. God, listening to Itou Shizuka doing that is pure aural sex in many ways.
Of course the “behind the knees kiss” was pretty damn innovative as well and kudos to the writers for thinking that up. At the least it’s not as crazy as armpits but still sensual enough a spot to make an impact. It’s right at the doorstep of the “no-enter” zone! Now that’s really “zettai ryouiki” (oh god they better not put her in to one later!).
Otherwise this episode isn’t really much to say about apart from Junichi proving that persistence can pay off if you’re going for the right person (plus points if you can do a proper “puppy-dog eyes” impression too!). While Morishima might be a real tease, she ain’t unbreakable and she’s not really being a manipulative bitch or whatsoever, so I’ve considerably warmed up to her after this week.
I just hope it doesn’t all come crashing down at the next episode…