Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by clazy0
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru – 03
Well not that this was a bad episode or anything, but it was a little anticlimactic. Does this show turn into Medaka Box where the club just helps students with their problems and over time do the 2 gradually get feelings for Hachiman’s unexpected ways to save the day???
Anyway, I guess Yukinoshita is some sort of Medaka/Haruhi/Momoyo superwoman who can do just about anything well except for her low(ish) stamina? Or she’s just secretly a tennis ace who doesn’t like to show off her skills. I didn’t really like how she was Hachiman’s savior and just saves the day like that; I would’ve liked it if Hachiman dogeza’d it up for the lols and lose everyone’s respect but then getting it back with his miraculous meteor/wind reading shots. On the subject of characters though, I’m not sure how I feel about Yuigahama Yui (LOL goddamnit, the naming in this show). I understand that she will probably be the gel that makes the group (3 club members) work since she’s now Yukinoshita’s “friend” but I am so put-off by her voice that it’s almost irking to see her fawning over her new friend, especially seeing how formal she is with Yumiko (fuck, I had to look up her name since I only know her as the blonde voiced by Marina Inoue, lol). I guess bottom line is her voice doesn’t fit the character at all in my opinion.
The animation quality seems to drop at points; zoomed in faces (like real-zoomed in) look fine but when it’s a wide shot with various characters, it does look quite sloppy. Too much budget spent on tennis ball animation this episode, perhaps?
Sai-chan is a boy. :L fail. goddamnit, I fell for the trap. Fuck.