Amagami SS – Morishima Haruka arc review

July 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm 6 comments

“I don’t know which caucasian would give their kid ‘Lovely’ as a name, but who gives… ”

Late night blogging = this 😛

So the first arc of Amagami SS has finished, and boy, has it been an interesting ride. With 2 confessions, some kissing behind the knee, some unusual role playing involving salty ramen, and pool and bath segments, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought it was a little bit fast-paced.

"Is it weird?" No Morishima-senpai, it's not weird. Now bend over more.

The result just gives me the impression that the arc is a bit forced at times. Encounters and events are very coincidental, even if it is a small city Amagami SS is set in.

Shut down!

Admittedly, Tachibana was being a douche at times, and Morishima was a little over-dramatic at the end. Also, I see no reason whatsoever why Tachibana mentioned his vertigo in episode 4. That was pretty stupid, since he first met Morishima in a park with a huge view overlooking all the city. It must have been at least a relatively big drop. In addition in the hotel he was pretty fine with the view. Stupid inconsistencies like these are pretty inexcusable, especially when they’re easily omitted.

Another nose bleed moment

In addition, where did the whole angry Miya-Jun’ichi-Morishima plot go????? I was expecting some sort of exploration of that. Turns out 4-episodes isn’t long enough.

Nii-nii's gone a little crazy~

Animation was pretty decent at the start, but was noticeably worse in later episodes. I agree that the female character models in this series are very gorgeous and appealing (and they should be), but to say that the animation is awesome, is a totally different thing. There was definitely some distortion here and there.

School - 'nuff said.

With all this being said, I must confess that I actually enjoyed the first arc. While I thought the whole ‘reset’ thingy would be lame, it turns out that it works out quite well. We saw a lot of Morishima and her development without much getting in the way. She’s a pretty interesting and intriguing character too, as she turns out to be not your usual pretty and popular high school idol. I know I won’t be alone when I say that I’ll miss the significant presence of her in the rest of the series, seeing that she’ll only be secondary cast.

Ai, Sae and Miya... events to come...

Amagami SS ensnares its audience with some very surprising (and kinky) moments, combined with a little drama you’d expect in a soapy. The strength of each arc is solely dependent on its female lead, and no doubt Morishima was shown first, seeing she has a very quirky yet strong character. Let’s hope Kaoru keeps the Amagami SS engine revved up.

The thumbs up? Perhaps...

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Majestic  |  July 24, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Actually, I think it was a very short arc. Should have explored further the romance of the two. =X
    I hope the next will be better.

    Reply
  • 2. Baka!  |  July 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Did not continue it from the first ep but it’s good to here that it improved in someways….
    I hate it when the graphics drop in quality throughout the season. Katanagatari and now this? Consistency PLEASE!

    Reply
    • 3. ippius  |  July 24, 2010 at 8:55 am

      i don’t think it worsened to that extent, however it’s still nevertheless a little offputting

      Reply
  • 4. qwerty  |  July 24, 2010 at 9:25 am

    my school need a Haruka

    Reply
    • 5. ippius  |  July 24, 2010 at 9:31 am

      EVERY school needs one~

      Reply
  • 6. Reltair  |  July 28, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I’m satisfied with there being an actual ending.

    Nothing like having your happy endings.

    Reply

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