The ‘stuck in an MMO’ story, on the back of SAO’s commercial success, has been repeated enough to become a genre in itself. Give Studio Deen that story, however, and they turn it on its head.
I was thinking of leaving this review empty to sum up how I felt as the story came to a close.
When a series is this good, you want it to go on forever. But if we allowed that, our girls wouldn’t have been able to graduate. School must end, and the wider world awaits.
Yuu’s hospitalization gives all the important members of our cast some final moments to catch up with him. It could probably have been meaningful if any of it mattered.
Bye bye, Megu-nee. ;_;
I was right when I said this show had effectively finished its major plotlines before this episode. This week we had a whole new baddie, a whole new struggle, and whole new load of ways to approach this series’ strengths and weaknesses.
It’s a terrible day for rain.
How do you solve a problem like Ayumi? In half an episode, apparently.
Even the swimsuit episode is more than meets the eye.
Did I say Yuu bounced back before? Now he’s bounced back in time, and I’m sure a lot of people’s interest in this show has bounced back too.
The Club’s dreams may be floating in the air, but the reality of their situation has only just been unearthed.
Yuu, after bouncing back, comes to terms with some important truths, all courtesy of a blind woman who, in typically ironic fashion, sees more of life than he does.
Delicious cooking, an existential crisis, and balloons. This week was as quietly chaotic as Yuki’s mind, and it resounds all the better as a warning that we’ve reached an turning point.
Did I say this show outright collapsed before? This week it went one step further, the best animated example of ‘that escalated quickly’ yet.
Miki’s backstory is wrapped up (at last) with her introduction to the school living club, and something far more unsettling that the undead she’s faced: Yuki’s traumatic disorder.
Did I say the structure of this show was disintegrating? Well, now it’s outright collapsed.
Concluding a two-part flashback, the School Living Club gathers supplies, tries on clothes, and picks up a lonely girl and
A hunt for a power user becomes an extended camping trip, which in turn becomes a great way for Charlotte
It was Miki’s turn to take the spotlight this week, as Gakkou Gurashi! continues to make every character’s backstory a heart-stopping
It’s a baseball episode – what else is there to say?