You will never welcome Mio-sama as your bride ;_;
Surprisingly a well-done ending, fitting to the seasonal theme too. Mostly Mio-centric episode though.
Goddamned Yumi and her Pocky game.
Since this is the last episode, we got an extra dose of trap this time.
Dear god, Tarouko’s power is not to be underestimated.
Terminator Mio was full off lulz. I loved it when she broke through that wooden partition. They never expect that.
D’awwwww. Mio-sama. And that insert song too ;_;
All in all, MM! had a pretty good ending considering the limited run and the length of the original work. I like it how they didn’t waste off the last episode trying to set up some half-assed drama, but instead focused on what we all really wanted since the show started; Mio-sama character development.
In contrary to the other abusive Aya-nyan role this season (she sure does seem to be getting really good at them), Mio-sama is a much more well-rounded out character. Despite her extreme-ness, we do see that she never really does anything for her own selfishness even early in the series, but it was disappointing that the early half of the series never really did expand much on that. Can’t be helped though, since the earlier halves were really quite Arashiko-centric and all.
That does bring me to another gripe of the show. Setting up Arashiko as the (almost-)perfect girl for Tarou for nearly three-quarters of the series, then throwing her aside as a jealous romantic rival to Mio-sama’s burgeoning feelings for Tarou. Frankly, I felt it was a bit disappointing, since I quite liked Arashiko. Don’t get me wrong though, I don’t hate Mio-sama, but I wish her character development could have been done without her romantic feelings for Tarou being the main catalyst for it.
Still, MM! was a pretty entertaining show as it comes, despite the double disadvantages of being done by Studio XEBEC and as a LN adaptation. Hell, even despite all the fanservice, we didn’t even see a single panty shot until…
Stay classy XEBEC, stay classy.
… yeah. Well, I heard the Blu-Ray versions are going to put them all back in, since MM! had a time slot that was pretty unfortunate for fanservice (Saturday mornings).
Rewatch: The Blu-Ray versions should prove fun to rewatch if they are really going all out in it.