Archive for Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Resemblances to a certain female character in a certain Gundam show are coincidental.
Relatively bland episode this week, mainly to introduce recurring
panty-flasher character, Amamiya Shiina, Haruka and Yuto’s school newest transfer student. Lunamaria fans shouldn’t miss this show.
“Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!”
Yes. That is Haruka, in full Shana cosplay gear, going “Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!” with Hishoku no Sora playing prominently in the background. I am not joking. Seriously.
Let me just say this. NOTO-SAMA POWAAAAHHH!!!
Yes, dammit, I love this show thanks to Noto-sama’s rendition as Haruka. When she said, “Seeing cute things makes me really happy.”, I so had to refrain the urge to reply back, “Seeing you makes me more than happy enough.”
This episode was especially funny as hell, since they made Akihabara look like the ideal romantic spot, with both of them going there together. Not– Oops, Haruka going red over the BL section was awesome, then followed by her obsession with the gashapon machine (“popping my cherry” LOL), then followed with lunch in meido cafe.
Hell, they even had weaboos in the show! God I so LOL’ed at that part. Even more so when Haruka conversed with them in their native language, Russian I believe, but I can be wrong. But anyways, it was pretty fluid and natural, so I was really amazed. Must be one of Noto-sama’s hidden talents LOLOLOLOL.
And the ending with Yuto giving Haruka an ohimesama-dakko after she found out that the PSP (her main objective) was sold out and she was so disappointed until her legs gave way was just… just… just… really… ahh!! I dunno what to say. Shit, if this was an official date, I’d say it would’ve been a sure-kill, with the cat totally in the bag.
Well, this episode has definitely sealed up my love for Haruka, despite it still having some rough edges all around. Overuse of the usual rom-com cliche’s are definitely a bit boring for me, but Noto-sama more than makes it up for me I guess.
I am wondering though, when will be the maids making their official appearance.
Yes, a pretty entertaining first episode. This is one of the shows I’ve been more interested in this season, mainly because Noto-sama is playing the lead heroine role, and god knows how long it’s been since she has had one (okay, Kanokon does count as one, but she was doing a male character) (oh crap, I forgot about Mnemosyne too, but it’s largely forgettable) . A big plus as well is that she’s playing a much more talkative character than what she usually does.
Anyways, I was pretty worried I wouldn’t like the show, mainly because incongruity of Nogizaka Haruka’s character, whose supposed to be an elegant ojou-sama admired by the whole school but she’s actually quite the airhead and, the selling point of the show, an otaku as well. I was worried that the awkward combination would prove to be rather offputting for me, but thankfully, it seems the production team and Noto-sama have struck quite a fine balance of the various aspects of Haruka’s character, so that no one trait actually overwhelms the other. Granted, the first 10 mins of the show wasn’t really that good, but the second half of it when Haruka asks Yuuto’s help and their subsequent interaction pretty much redeemed it nicely, especially with Haruka’s “you’re a strange guy” banter, which is pretty ironic coming from her. Also, Haruka’s “awawawawa~” nearly knocked me off my cuteness scale.
On other aspects, the show is pretty much your standard rom-com fare, with all the pre-requisite characters in place, such as Yuto’s hot but constantly drunk older sister, the weird friend, a general lack of parents around and even a sekuhara teacher as well, wonderfully played by Miyu Matsuki again (oh god Yoshinoya-sensei is hawt). There’s even gonna be a harem of meido’s from Haruka’s side as well, so there should be no shortage of moé-moé exposure to relish on in this show. The “show-in-a-show” they’re doing for Nogizaka Haruka sounds kinda boring and clichéd though… I wonder why they always use mahou-shoujo shows for those. In the real world… it’s more likely to be something from Shounen Jump.
The OP was pretty much swimsuit pimping, and that white bikini piece that Haruka wears fits her so well, it’s kinda scary.The song sounded quite serious for a show in this genre, but it’s okay I guess. The ED was pretty cute too, with dancing meidos and Haruka, and some weird filler animation. Strangely enough, the chorus of Kana Ueda, Mai Goto, Rina Satou, Kaori Shimizu, Mamiko Noto sounded like Yuka Goto’s voice to me.