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Anime Commentaries: Haganai NEXT & Zetsuen no Tempest

Ohayo Minna~! 0/

Before I get started, I’m really glad I changed my blog theme. I felt somewhat tormented coming to see…my typing is a bit weird now. I guess that has something to do with the theme I chose (why am I typing this out, this has nothing to do with the point of this entry). That aside, I’m really happy I changed the theme. Having something new every once in awhile isn’t so bad, but I don’t think I’ll be changing this theme anytime soon.

On to the animes of interest in this entry: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT (Haganai NEXT) ep. 3 and Zetsuen no Tempest ep. 15.

First up is, of course: Haganai NEXT (since I’m a partial little lass when it comes to this anime).

The third episode picks up with the club members separately enjoying themselves before Kodaka suggests celebrating the break after Finals. It starts off with its usual comical element before things take a more serious pivotal shift. And that is due to the King’s Game.

The best way to summarize the King’s game, or rather, the way Kodaka made it to avoid any strangeness: write what someone should do on a piece of paper then drop it in the “order box”. There is another box of numbers and one has the ‘King’ stamp on it. Whoever is the king picks an order to be done and whoever has that number must carry it out. Oh, and the king is not exempt from these actions if they have the number required to carry out the action.

As expected, from both Rika and Sena, they wrote the perverted and odd orders (respectively) and Sena ended up having Kobato hate her for the remainder of that episode. Well, she hates her even more now.

Then came the moment of pillow gripping and fingernail biting. The almost kiss between Sena and Kodaka.

Sena and Kodaka kiss

Which of course was cock-blocked by Yozora. I was up in the computer screen just chanting “Kiss, kiss, kiss.” But that didn’t happen. Thank you Yozora, I seriously didn’t want to have a fangirl moment.

After that small scene, I find myself shipping Sena and Kodaka now. The Yozora ship has sailed because of her sin for not allowing this kiss to happen. I found Sena cute in her little aside when she mumbled that the kiss wouldn’t be nice if it was just apart of a game.

Kobato has her highlighted moment of jealousy due to seeing puberty changes in Maria (who ran away from home to stay with Kodaka) in the breast area. It’s here that the theme of growing up really stands out.

So there is the almost kiss that Kodaka rectified by drinking from Sena’s glass (drinking her backwash) which equated to an indirect kiss. Kobato’s changes as she begins going through puberty. Ahh, and the strange phone call from Kodaka’s father that involved the question of an engagement between Kodaka and Sena. Yes, please.

I’m loving these telltale signs of more plot and relationship developments

Now for Zetsuen no Tempest: In summary-

  • Hakaze realizes that she is actually in love with Yoshino.
  • Junichirou is back.
  • Mahiro meets Hanemura (the mage of Exodus).
  • Samon is unwilling to forget his theory of Yoshino being the mage of Exodus. 

My qualms about this “girlfriend” Hanemura had mentioned in the previous episode has been put to rest. His girlfriend is still alive but dumped him for unmentioned reasons (I think it has something to do with his cumbersome-like personality). It seems that he is innocent of the alleged crime of killing Aika. But Mahiro, being the unrelenting and determined prick that he is, is holding on to the rule “Innocent until proven guilty” right now. Hanemura hits a high strung nerve, mentioning that Mahiro must be in love with his sister, which earns him a kick in the face and impassioned denials. So, we have Hakaze and Mahiro battling with the fact that they are in love. Hakaze, however, comes to terms with her love for Yoshino in a cute and mature way.

This, thus, leads to the true question of the Tree of Genesis’ logic. Was Aika killed to satisfy the logic of Hakaze being in love with Yoshino? The Tree of Genesis works in Hakaze’s favor, therefore, knowing of Hakaze’s love for Yoshino once meeting him, the tree had to get rid of Yoshino’s previous intimate partner to suit the world’s logic – morally. Egad!

This concept of the world’s logic and the Tree of Genesis’ logic, logic this, logic that is going in circles and making me dizzy. I completely get it though, and I like hearing it. I’m beginning to feel Mahiro’s impatience. I just want to know who the killer is already! But all good things to those who wait.

As for Samon and his beliefs, the Yoshino Theory still stands – for him. There is some mystery that surrounds Yoshino though, in a very latent kind of way. His character is very intriguing and as Hakaze said, you can never really know what he is thinking or if he is kind or indifferent.

Now, to wait patiently for the next episodes.

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2 comments on “Anime Commentaries: Haganai NEXT & Zetsuen no Tempest

  1. veebie29
    January 26, 2013

    Nice theme~ 🙂 Just comment about this, hehe…

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