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Hitohira Redux: Episode Three

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Jumping a month later from the last episode, the Drama Research Club (Enken) holds their first public performance. Undoubtedly, Mugi-choco faces much stage fright, but her attempts to run off are nicely cut off by Nono-senpai, who can be really frightening at times :).

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Hitohira Redux: Episode Two

Hitohira episode two brings in much humor, mostly thanks to the antics of poor Mugi-choco. While Nono-senpai took most of the limelight in episode one, Mugi-choco had most of the focus here, as she deals with the fact she actually entered the Drama Research Society, something beyond the boundaries of her stage fright to actually contain. Her antics this episode definitely made me smile and actually like her than her appearances in episode one.

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Hitohira Redux: Episode One

Finally fell in the mood to rewatch Hitohira, now with Starlight’s subs. Even though I managed to watch it raw, I pretty much didn’t get many of the subtle nuances and some of the technical parts of the show, of which I only managed to understand thanks to hashihime’s blogging of it at the same time.

For a first episode, aside from the usual exposition of the show, Hitohira definitely had many hints and foreshadowing to past and future events. I’d rather not go in to too much detail, as that’s not really my style.

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Hitohira

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Hitohira has just ended, bringing the curtain down to one of this season’s finest drama anime yet.

The ending was very undoubtedly inspired by Simoun, also done by Studio DEEN last year. The dance, the effects and the progression just instantly made me think of Simoun and I realize that Hitohira shares similarities with it more than just than the ending, but also in the overall plot structure and storytelling. Undoubtedly the themes are rather different but, I can definitely say Hitohira is a spiritual successor to Simoun.

In all, Hitohira has been very much an enjoyable experiences despite a few minuses here and there. It was a satisfyingly told story of a girl, who was given a dream and was brought out of her corner to see the world in a different light. I will admit I can’t really express it well in words, and Hitohira is a show that one needs to watch to innately understand it.

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