After another long hiatus from Japanese media (not due to hate mind you, just other media taking up my time), I finally sat down and started watching a few shows at random last winter. I even read a few manga to get a preview of what to expect from the anime, but of course, I couldn’t very well read Sakurasou No PET Na Kanojo since it’s based on a RAINOBE. That didn’t stop me from trying to watch it on Crunchyroll as one of the random anime I started last winter. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really get into it, but I kept watching here and there to pass the time at my new job where I didn’t know anybody and I spent lots of alone time during lunch.
The KYARA designs were really nice, and while it was seriously funny (now that’s an oxymoron), the story was a bit lacking. Still, I pressed on because I was busy trying to finish a manga for Sukitte Ii Na Yo., which I had on pause.
After going through some issues with my media center and stress at work, I sat down and spent some time doing a marathon of the series (thank goodness for the CR app on PS3). Lo and behold, the show really hit its stride partway through the first half of the season, and the characters were given some great development. It got slightly less funny halfway through, but still enough to make me actually LOL in real life. I was all choked up at the end, and I was one of the many commenters on CR clamoring for a second season.
I highly recommend it!
It’s been a while since I last used this format for my blog posts (e.g. the Friends style title and KERORO Gunsou closing statement), so I thought it would be fun to bring it back for nostalgia’s sake.