To steal a few words from the heroine up top, I’m so happy that this manga got turned into an anime. While it’s nowhere near the point of the manga where it gets really interesting, it’s doing well for itself so far. And with certain hints dropped throughout the last episode, you can hope for a third season. Then again, third seasons are rare and I’m not sure if I’d rather get a third season of To Aru Majutsu no Index or this show. But let’s get to the episode then the series review, shall we? (Pictures of all these “hints” to come after the break)
As far as final episodes go, and judging from what happened last season, it was a no-brainer to expect something along the lines of this week’s episode. Still, it was an enjoyable affair, yet also one that wouldn’t have been bad to skip. It had no intrinsic value, really, besides revealing to the viewer the various heroines that are to come. For you see, the whole episode centers on Keima’s gaming tendencies and his new-found love with a new character, suitably called Yokkyun (pictured above).
After a good run of about eleven weeks, “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day” is finally over, and what a telling narrative it was. Strangely enough, I don’t have this yearning for more and this feeling of sadness that usually comes over me whenever I finish a good series. I think I’ve finally come to realize that more is not always necessarily better. That couldn’t be more true for Ano Hana, even if there was more character expansion in previous episodes to stretch the show out.
Boy, oh, boy, were there a lot of tears in this episode, but let’s get cracking at the plot for starters. The Super Peace Busters are perplexed as to why Menma hasn’t disappeared yet. They later meet up in order to contemplate on this. The young teenagers come to the conclusion that the reason Menma hasn’t moved on was because their intentions were selfish. Everyone hoped to achieve something by having Menma pass on. Read the rest of this entry