^^ <– Still smiling.
Ah, I really don't have a lot to say except that I'm satisfied (and that I was wrong in my half-predictions again but then again, I almost never get those right, lol) and happy and…well, just content with how all things turned out.
Gah, sorry. I really can't get over finally finishing Gurren Lagann yesterday so my mind is kinda distracted from SC! a little until next Friday. It's been on my mind the whole entire night so that's why the review is a bit later than usual. Too busy searching for images and fanfics. xD;
Eh, I don’t know what to say about this screencap. It was meant to be the opening up of my thoughts but…I can’t think of anything to say. ^^;
Oh, but I’d like to point out that Lulu’s eyes never glossed over when they were under her “EEEGANE!” spell. I know that it’s just because Lulu put the necklace on free will but I can’t help but wonder what zombie Lulu would look like. 8/ Well, it wouldn’t matter much anyway since after they Chara-nari, they become all sneering and evil so…yea, not much difference. lol ^^;
Rima is so cool! Protecting Tadase and telling him not to let his guard down! KYAAAA~! RIMA! You are such a queen through and through!
lol, Packy. xDDDD
Gah, I want some ice cream naaaooo…it’s sunny and warm outside today. :D
Always the one getting chase by some weird egg thing.
Unless this is their way of training her with the secret intention of making her the fastest character in the cast. Pfft, yea, okay. What am I saying? It’s for the dash-choo choo, of course. xDDD
Nagi emos for a minute. Aww~ *huggles Nagi*
It’s alright, hun. You will get your moment soon. ;3;
But I was actually glad to see some Nagi emo-ing over not being able to Chara-nari and help the other Guardians. He’s emo-ed about his eggs still in hibernation
that is the most weirdest thing I’ve said ALL day but during battles, he’s always managed to pull through without them. This time, it’s a little more tough because they’re going up against…well, not a “boss” but a mini-“boss”…or a bigger obstacle than usual…you get what I mean. So it really would have been more helpful if he could use his own power.
But it’s ok, Nagi! You’re still awesome for doing whatever you can and we still and always will love you for that! <333
Well, let me just say here that I think there’s a misinterpretation of Lulu’s usage of the necklace and as a result, trapping Nana inside her egg to Chara-nari. It’s not because Lulu’s thinks that “Nana isn’t good enough” that she has to use the necklace. It’s because Lulu knows that she doesn’t know how to Chara-nari by herself. And the only method she’s familiar with is the magic of jewelry. Obviously, the Humpty Lock isn’t going to help her Chara-nari so she’ll have to make use of her own power.
And besides, since when has Lulu ever looked down upon herself? And therefore, when has she ever looked down upon Nana? Stop thinking that everything has to be an Utau-Eru scenario
even though I’m usually the only one doing the most comparing and just downgrading Lulu more just because she’s a filler you don’t like. It’s not that way at all. By far, Utau saw Eru as “trash” while Lulu had the decency to still see the value in her own Chara. >:(
We hear Lulu apologize to Nana quite a few times for putting on the necklace. In the very back of her mind, Lulu is somewhat aware that she’s suppressing her own side for her selfishness and there is regret. She’s just way too preoccupied at the moment with finding the Embryo to fully comprehend and accept those emotions. Capische?! Dx
I’ll just amuse myself with the thought that I wanted this to be a little more impressive (since Lulu knows how to do practically everything). Why not instead of just floating off the egg and having it chomp down on you whole, you do some eloquent Olympic dive technique right into its mouth?
…well, it would make everyone go “What the fack was that!?” but I would have laughed. Cuz that’s so Lulu, LOL. xDD;;
…Most unoriginal name ever.
But I think the costume design looks good and suits Lulu. Keh, she’s like a cross-mix of many things including but not limited to a siren, Ursula, Cleopatra, some Medusa (I get that impression from her hair color) and many other witch-fish-mythological terms I can think of.
Hmm…now that I think about it, if this were an RPG and Lulu’s “villain-ness” was upped a few notches, she really would make a great boss to fight. haha XDD;;
Ah, I’d also like to say that the color contrasts between the hair and the eyes looked pretty nice, too. I’m not so fond of the sea-foam green hair but the sharp violet complements it so no complaints. :)
…Huh, can’t help but wonder now if the ?-Chara-naris were also brought into play so Satelight could just randomly change people’s hair and eye color for fun. I mean, you can only do so much with normal colors under normal circumstances (except for Ikuto and Amu apparently cuz they’re special~ lawl~ <D). Going through a Chara-nari and altering it that way makes more sense then just having some girl with vibrant green hair show up out of nowhere. D8
Or maybe I'm just thinking too much into it. I know there have been some orange and purple-heads but orange can be a type of brunette while darker shades like blue and purple are usually some kind of substitutes for black. They just use different colors to separate people from each other. Cuz if two people had black hair, fans who don't know any better might shout "OMG, THEY'RE RELATED POSSIBLY?! 8DDD" and then the incest stories will never end. Phah. xD;
Yay! Seeing Tadase so reliable and protecting Yaya makes me happeh~ <D
Not that I'm jumping on this ship but it can make sense since they’ve known each other for quite a while.
And as usual, I mention shipping cuz every other third person out there overdoes their romance every time a little something happens between two people. I happen to be that other third person today. :P
I kinda want a shounen version of this show now. Cuz then I would be able to see more Rima kick-ass action and we NEVER complain about more Rima kick-ass action, right~? 8D
Then again, better not. Shounen fics are so much worse than shoujo in that there are rarely any straight fics at all! *shudder* >.<
FANS! Pick up your pitchforks and charge at Satelight studios! This is moe abuse!
Ah, hold on. Some nice Nagi rescuing first. <333
Kyaaa! Hearing Rima say that in such a surprised way makes me so happy~! x3333
lol, Rima is never going to thank Nagi for saving her all the time, huh? xDDD;;; Come to think of it, neither does Amu when she’s saved by Ikuto. Then again, it’s always him ruining the moment with a snide remark or her being too stubborn and shy and flustered at the same time. Gah, my tsunderekkos will make the best wives. Kahahahaha! xDDD;;;
OHO! HOHOHOHO! 8DDDD
Rima doesn’t give Nagi even a second to be depressed!
“What the hell are you saying?! We have to protect everyone’s dreams!”
That’s our Queen! XDDDDD
My god, she’s been on a roll for three weeks already! No wait, four counting the Yua episodes! RIMAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! You are GOD, I swear! <3
Nagi is sooo smitten by the Queen’s awesomeness and awesomely agrees
because the Jack is the Queen‘s slave, not the King’s, hahahaha~/
“Of course I am.” *smirk*
…Aww, it's over already? D:
FINALLY! The moment we’ve all been waiting for! Amu telling Lulu off that what she wants from the Embryo is for herself and not for her mom at all. Heck, she even adds on that what Lulu wants for herself is all messed up, too! OMG, AMU~! It took Satelight this long to voice out all the fans’ frustration on Lulu but the way Amu vented it out so angrily was…wonderful. KANAE ITO, I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEEE YOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! x3333333333333
Are all you people who were pissed about emo-Amu last episode happy now? Jeez, Amu is still Amu no matter what. She can be sad and happy and angry whenever the hell she feels like it. At that time, she still wasn’t fully aware of Lulu’s situation so how can she bring herself to be angry until she knew the full story like she does now. Huh? Didn’t all her past encounters with the bad guys teach her not to be so quick to judge? Didn’t she regret just that when she yelled at Ikuto that she never wanted to see him again after what he did to Tadase? Of course she’s still upset that they’re doing bad things but that doesn’t mean she has to outright rage at them on the spot based on her own biased assumptions! She’s learned that after bad-mouthing Ikuto so many times. And look where that had ended them both. In the worst situation possible. So for Lulu, Amu is allowed to be confused and troubled instead of downright pissed because she didn’t have much to go on. Amu is not as concerned about all the shit that’s thrown at her (because everybody gets shit thrown at them everyday, suck it up and deal) as she is about what’s happening and what could happen later on. Some people might go the other way around. Amu didn’t. So what? This is a normal way to act. It’s not a standard.
Going back to Amu not knowing enough about the reason behind Lulu’s act, all she got was when Nana came to visit them in the greenhouse was that Lulu was working for Easter and just like how it was for Utau and Ikuto, Amu thought Easter was just using another person again like they did with all the X-egg and ?-egg victims. Amu use to be a quick-to-judge person but she learned not to be. This shows it.
And even when she was about to interrogate Lulu, she got kicked out because she was a guest in someone else’s house. Read the situation, people. God, I swear, are all the crappy feelings of the fillers clouding your common sense? It’s not just about what you see in the characters you like and the characters you don’t like. At least try to put this closer to a real scenario even if it is heavily fiction. *sigh* -_-;
Ah, and I really liked how Amu hit Lulu’s weakest spot at the same time. And not just gently, either. It was straight and full-on! YEA! That’s the way to do it, Amu! xD
And it’s great that I get to hear some accusation in her tone as well. Because that’s how it’s done with tsunderekkos who are so stuck on themselves. And the accusation is being made for them so it gets them even more confused because some other person realizes the personal issues that they themselves should be concerned about. Haha, I find that funny.
Animation quality dropped a lot here. I thought I was looking at a chibi when Lulu shot that shot. o.O;
Heh, it was pretty funny, though. Because it wasn’t epic or big like the attacks we’ve seen before. The impact, however, is still note-worthy. Proof shown below.
They really kick up the animation when it’s a close-up of Amu’s determined face. I like that. :D
But anyways, YES! Another speech that isn’t just another lollipop fished out the pocket!
I think I like Amu’s “It’s the same for me so I can understand!” speeches the most. And that’s self-explanatory. The more she can relate to the person, the stronger her words will be because she’s been through the same hardships. Ever heard of the expression (or something like it) “I can’t be kind unless I’ve been hurt”? I think that can be pretty much the same thing as understanding. Otherwise, it’s just shallow “You’re wrong!” and that just goes against the series’s themes. Yes, the heroine, of course, has the job to say that bad things are bad because that’s the truth. But she can’t just charge in with self-righteousness alone.
If we go back to the final Utau confrontation at the airport (yes, I’m going to keep on comparing until the end and I’m not going to regret it), Utau yelled at Amu for having no comprehension about why she had to steal X-eggs in the first place. That Amu didn’t understand what Utau had to go through and that she had no right to act so confident based on “weak feelings like being nice and naive”. And Utau was partially right and Amu acknowledged that part.
Amu didn’t know about Utau’s past as much as she would’ve like nor did she have Utau’s confidence and strength so it was more difficult to get through Utau but she nonetheless, still got through because she showed Utau how to regain her “shine”.
That was just one method. “No matter what, don’t lose sight of what you really want and of who you really are.” Utau already had her dreams. She just needed to grasp them instead of floundering in the opposite direction and let her past hinder her on the way.
In regards to Lulu, Amu knows only too well what it’s like to be confused and lost over who you want to be. In other words, they don’t know which way they ought to turn and that in itself is an overwhelming negativity right there. You feel like you must have at least some solid path to go off on but when you don’t, you lose security and your emotions go wild. Kind of like a kid who got separated from his parents in a huge department store. Their first instinct after not being able to locate said parents is to cry for help.
In a way, Lulu is like that lost kid as well. She doesn’t bother to confide in anyone (not even her own parents) about her dreams and got distracted by something else. What she was supposed to be following were her dreams but the idea of perfection (like a toy or some candy) led her astray. And right now, when Lulu is finally turning her attention back to those dreams and how she can’t locate them or even take hold of any at all, she’s crying for help despite the fact that she’s trying to beat everyone away. Lulu doesn’t realize it but she really does want someone to understand her. To tell her it’s alright and that they’ll help her. What’s preventing that from happening is that she has not interacted with people enough to trust them when they say that. If they don’t understand, she’s only going to get empty comfort and that can just make things worst. She is prideful but also afraid at the same time. Which is reasonable. It’s her own fault for not being social sooner so that this mess could have been stopped earlier on but it’s reasonable to be wary of others.
So Lulu is stuck. She needs help, she’s asking for help but she’s still being reserved and can’t take the first step forward by herself.
And that’s where Amu comes in to take the initiative. Because Amu knows, she can provide Lulu with the words she wants to hear and mean them. She’s willing to help pull Lulu out of the quicksand by the hand and even carry her for a way until she can stand again (if it actually went that far) but that can’t happen unless Lulu takes her hand/gives Amu an open ear and actually listen to what Amu has to say. Same meaning in telling Lulu that she has to trust Amu.
This can parallel Dia’s appearance before Nana and the other Charas in the last episode. Nana was able to go ask for help when Lulu couldn’t. Dia’s purpose was to reassure Nana everything was going to be alright because as Lulu’s Chara, Nana is the one who knows best about what Lulu wants to be. She just had to be honest and upfront about it instead of hesitating over it.
And…wow, an OPEN HEART! before the first half of the episode ends? Wow, that’s a first.
Aha, I can’t say how amused I was when I watched Lulu’s ? turn into an X. It looked so strange against the rest of Lulu’s outfit and gave me the impression of a small paper dunce hat with a giant hole through it. So I was eagerly waiting for it to turn into an X. xDD
Ah, I didn’t capture a screenshot of all the purified eggs flying around Lulu but I thought that it looked pretty nice. How they all flew up into the…big glowly almost-sun thing in that rainbow dimension or whatever it is. XDD
And yea, Lulu looks so pretty when there are no traces of angry, ebil Lulu in her. And maybe it’s the effect of large, watery shoujo eyes, too? Hmm…yea, everyone knows I love my purdy~ shoujo eyes. hehe ;D
Hmm…to tell you the truth, I didn’t get as much feeling over Lulu crying over Nana as much as I did when she came to realization over what she was doing. Maybe it’s because I already knew that Nana was going to hatch right out a second later but…I dunno. Akemi Kanda’s voice didn’t reach me this time. :/
But aww, you can’t help but feel happy for Lulu here. I’m glad for her that she got Nana back. :)
And more love points to Nana for telling Lulu “Ok, be nice and apologize like a good girl”.
That plus it gets Lulu to show her deredere side.
But what the hey, Lulu?! “I’m sorry for going overboard a bit.” Not just “a bit”, you silly girl! But I guess it’s alright now that you figured out you were wrong. That’s the most rewarding thing I got from this problem solved.
Hari sen bo nomasu
Hehe, pinky promise song between children. ^^ It really does remind me that these kids are…well, sitll kids but then again, adults can do this, too. I rarely see it, though, and it’s usually done with little kids.
All in all, I thought this was a sweet scene. It’s kinda light-hearted in the aftermath of all that’s happen but I guess because such a weight has been brought off of everyone, it’s rather fitting and very meaningful at the same time. Amu making Lulu promise not to ?-egg rape again.
Plus, I can’t be the only one who took Amu teaching Lulu about little about Japanese culture into consideration, right? It’s small, yes, but this little song…I don’t know but I’ve heard it many times already so it must have an important significance, especially in youths such as Amu and the others.
In any case, it was very cute and sweet. Amu teaching Lulu something she wasn’t familiar with and at the same time, putting some depth into their relationship. ^^
Of course Lulu’s mama knew that what Lulu was doing (“whatever she was doing”, lol) was all because Lulu wanted the best for her mother. Mamas know everything about their kids, after all. Or at least they should.
And ooohhh boy, this is going to get rather personal now. ^^;
Y’know they should have sat down for a talk so long ago. Like…at the beginning of this whole ?-egg charades thing but at least they’re sitting down now.
Before I get into anything, I like how this all happens at the end of the day. The light from the sunset really sets the atmosphere, y’know?
Anyways…at first, I was always saying that Lulu was dumb for not going to talk about her issues with her own mom and I still stand by that. But after all that analyzing in last week’s episode and this one, I can somewhat understand her reluctance on approaching her mom about it (plus her other reason that had to do with her aim towards perfection in everything she did). Taking into the account of everything that Lulu was feeling (sense of loss, pride, fear of being wrong), all those things can really bring you down in facing someone else about it if you can’t even face those problems yourselves.
So at this point, everyone who hates Lulu because they think she is “just selfish and only wants everything for herself” needs to shut your effin’ traps and GTFO my blog. I received a shallow comment last week and I did not take to it very well. I’m giving you fuckin’ warning right now. I spend a lot of time getting as much out of an episode as I can, even if it means delving into pointless fillers and I don’t mind that at all. But when I receive things like this:
“AAAAAHHH! I can’t wait! I want my Amuto/Rimahiko/Kutau NAO! Screw Lulu! I hate her! She should die and just leave! She’s being nothing but selfish and stupid!”
I’ll rip your neck. My blog is NOT a place for you to leave your fangirling and hate bias that have absolutely no support on. I created it to have some actual discussions on the development of plot and characters. If you leave a positive or neutral one-liner, I’m okay with that. But don’t give me shit that you just pulled out of your ass. I absolutely hate shallowness in fans and I won’t stand for it. And those of you who are just like that know who you are. I write all this because I want intelligent responses, whether they be agreements or disagreements. Throwing crap my way is just the same as saying you haven’t read this review at all and just stepped on it like it was of no importance. It’s a direct insult to me and all the work I put into it.
Yes, I’m aware that I’m getting angry over trivial reasons but I have every right to be. This is MY blog. Not yours. Figure it out and don’t be stupid.
As you can see, Lulu not only loves her mother deeply, she really, really admires her as well. Role model, idol, call it whatever you may. Lulu’s is extremely proud to have such an accomplished parent and she has every right to be.
Then Lulu’s upbringing comes in and like any child born into high-status family, she plans to uphold it by “doing everything to perfection” just like her Grandmother told her to do. Now, I don’t think anyone’s to blame here. Lulu is a perfectionist and there’s nothing wrong with that. Her grandmother is strict because she was brought up to be like that. And this stuff still happens in real life. Lulu just took her grandmother’s advice a little more seriously than it should have been taken cuz back then, she was still young and didn’t really know any better. Add on the fact that she looks up to her older relatives a lot, she probably put them in a light that made it seem as if everything they say was right. It’s an innocent misinterpretation that just went a little too far.
So when her mother said “it’s perfect”, that immediately registered in Lulu’s (still-childlike) mind as “This is how Mama should always look like”. Because Lulu’s jewelry was the final touch of her mother’s “shine” and knowing that, Lulu must have been thrilled that she did something that “she was supposed to do” while making her mother happy at the same time. Look at Lulu’s mom in that screencap. She was happy as a renowned actress, too.
When her mom went off to do variety shows, which Lulu sees as meager programs as opposed to professional acting, Lulu must have put it hard on herself a bit because she didn’t see this “slump” she assumed her mom had succumbed to coming. Yea, Lulu never knew the real reason behind it and that’s why she’s dumb for not asking in the first place but on the other hand, if you go from something as big as acting to doing variety shows, you think there’s something up. And Lulu back then hardly wanted to think there was anything wrong with her family at all. Even “slumps” seemed like a disease that she can only cure with the Embryo. It’s silly but…Lulu’s a dramatic kid.
Being an only child who had to grow up surrounded mostly by prestigious adult figures, Lulu puts a lot of responsibility on herself as well in regards to her family. If they make a mistake, she’ll fix it. If there’s a problem, she’ll solve it. In truth, Lulu’s wish to get the Embryo may not be as selfish as we all think it is. Lulu has lived and been trained in the refined life, with her greatest priority being her family (because she is noble). It won’t be wrong to say that she could have set aside her own dreams selflessly to help her mother, even if it was only Lulu who thought her mom needed help. It looks stupid to us but the intention was first and purely devotion.
So anyone still accusing Lulu of being COMPLETELY selfish now is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Lulu has always been thinking about what was best for her mother’s sake all the time, even when her own emotions and dreams started conflicting within her. At least if we focus on that for a moment, we can’t call Lulu selfish because her foremost reason for doing this was for someone important to her. And again, we have already seen this. Utau voluntarily joined Easter so that she could save Ikuto from them. Both had selfless goals in mind. They were just not aware of crossing the line into making one mistake after another because they were either got side-tracked or became too obsessed with their goal, that they end up doing more damage than really helping.
It is very, very complicated cuz human emotions and actions are so unreliable but I just want people to understand that Lulu wasn’t born a pure bitch, alright? She had her good reasons and her bad support for them but she nonetheless, still had a reason to go off on.
And now we get into her mother’s side of the story. Really, I got a little emotional here as well. NOTE: Prepare for a lot of parental-related talk.
Just like what I said back in the episode about Ikuto being discovered by Amu’s mom, I feel for Lulu’s mom, too. For a mother-to-daughter relationship, it really matters a lot to a mother when her own child needs her and she isn’t able to realize it in time. It’s not only because it’s a maternal duty but…this is just how mothers are. They always, always want the best for their children and are always, always going to do whatever it takes to protect and nurture them in the best way they can. When they think they have “failed”, it’s a serious concern.
Because their children was born from their own body, they feel the heavier responsibility of making sure their children get whatever they need in order to grow fully and healthily. With daughters, the responsibility is even heavier because more likely than not, only a woman can really understand what a girl is going through. So they have to be there even more for their daughters than their sons. Who else is going to be there for them and teach them all about “this and that” that only us women know? The girl’s father? Pfft, changing genders is a lot easier. :P
Point is, because Lulu’s mom didn’t think she was there enough for Lulu like she should be that they moved to Japan in the first place so that she would have more time to spend together with her family. Lulu’s mom was also thinking for Lulu’s benefit and though she may enjoy doing variety shows, her main and foremost reason is Lulu just like how she is Lulu’s main and foremost reason.
They just didn’t connect with each other very well and it caused Lulu to run rampant around the city with her crazy jewelry. But the problem’s solved so it’s all good.
I suppose I’ll take the time here to say how very jealous I am of this close relationship Lulu has with her mom and how understanding and forgiving they are of each other. My mother and I use to be like that as well. To me, there was no one more important than her but then we got into a fight over something really stupid and it’s going to be almost two years this December since I’ve been able to have a decent talk with her.
I kind of miss it sometimes and when I watch and read SC!, everything gets me so choked up. That’s why I rage and rant so much in a lot of my posts. Because I can emphasize with everyone (yes, everyone) and can understand why both children and adults act the way they do. Because I’m still a child but I also know what it’s like to be an adult. That’s why I can look at Lulu and never truly hate her because I acted just like her a few years back. Though it didn’t affect others as massively, yea, I was pretty selfish about “doing this for mom” as well. And I was wrong but I’m sure my feelings were in the right place.
So as of now, criticize Lulu’s development and character as reasonably as you want. But if you’re going bash her because she’s so devoted to her mom that she even got so confused over that, I’m going to hunt you down, chew you out and spit you onto the concrete. I take family matters very personally.
I press pause to take a screencap and it just ended up this way.
lol, Lulu’s papa has another papa growing out of his thigh
or backside, whatever. XDD;;;
And here is Lulu doing Utau’s signature hands on the hips pose with the signature Utau front.
Damn, idol girl, how much are your pirating fans selling cosplay items for? They’re really good. Especially that mask but not quite. lawl~ xD
Hey hey hey! I want to be invited to the Chara table!
AAAHHH! They’re so cute! xDDD We’re just missing…*counts*…8 Charas. Wow, that’s a lot. o.O;
Well, it’s about time Lulu came to pass on the information about Easter like she should after being peptalked to (hahaha) but there’s nothing too new to go upon. Death Rebel plan has started more than 10 weeks ago. Just get to the tower already. *facedesk*
In the meantime, lol @ Yaya’s imagination. You know what, Yaya. I think we’d all like him better if he really was like that. *nodnod*
& RIMA STEALS THE SHOW WITH HER AWESOME LINES AGAIN!
“World domination is cliche anyway.”
……Pwned even more cuz it’s the truth (really, what’s so special about owning the world?).
LAWL~ KusuKusu gets my eternal love of the day (wut? xD; ) for giggling “Cliche! Cliche!” all over him. Umg, you are too cute! XDDDDDDDDDDDD
So Lulu is going back to France after all. *shrug* Hmm, ok. I personally wouldn’t have cared if she stayed or not but I agree that France seems to be the better choice for her. She’s solved her problem in Japan and her story is done. Whoopee.
As for her mom, I’m even more happy that she and Lulu came to an consensus that she wouldn’t have to quit acting after all. Even though I don’t think Lulu’s mom would have minded if she no longer did acting or not, I can tell she’s excited to go back to her profession. And the variety shows she’ll pick up later on so she can spend more time with her family…well, it sounds like an excuse (though a good excuse because every celebrity needs a break once in a while) but I think Lulu is aware that her mother isn’t only limited to acting and if her mom wanted to do those shows purely for fun, then she won’t object. So it works out for both. Lulu is happy that she “got her wish” as well as being able to spend time with her mother more now and her mom got hers in that she’s returning to the movie-making industry while sparing some personal time for her daughther.
Happy end. Yay~
Animation quality dropped here.
But if this isn’t an indication of future Amuto, then slam a tree into me. Cuz any tiny hint I catch will go towards easing my drying patience on getting plot. And when I mean drying, doesn’t mean I’m no longer patient…I’m just very thirsty. D/
Hmm…well, even though Amu and Lulu’s friendship didn’t really develop into anything majorly close, I’m fine with it. At least Amu had the greatest impact on Lulu for being her first true friend and that’s all there is to it.
In addition, I can’t help but feel there’s some point a lot of people are missing. Sure, Amu and Lulu were not meant to be BFFs or anything (huh, no chance so it’s a good thing they didn’t even bother trying) but I think that after reading chapter 41, Lulu’s arc’s purpose only boosted the idea of Amu “loving everyone” even more. Regardless of whether or not Amu knows a certain filler well enough for friendship to really be considered, she still sees the people she interacts with of great importance. It’s more than them being her charges. Some of them are really just thrown in there for the sake of fillers but I think there is also something in it for Amu’s character as well.
In episode 51, Amu even told her Charas that one of her wishes was to “gain more friends” and she’s been very successful with that. The more socializing and saving she did with each passing episode, the closer she’s coming to that point where her Chara-naris will no longer be as necessary as they have in the past. Meaning, the Amulets will only serve in battle against X-eggs and all the bad guy stuff. Amu will still remain the same. She’ll just be in different costume. Chara-changes I’m not so sure of but I think those will be relied on only in emergencies as well. So everything, every filler, has made some contribution to something (even if it’s not for Amu) and therefore, not completely pointless.
I know I probably sound like I’m uttering nonsense right now but that’s the way I see it.
Such a sloppy sleeper. So cute! xD
lol Suu lightly reprimands him of sleeping habits but gives him a blanket anyways. Great, now I want to see Amu do this for Ikuto, too. And you know you want the same! >8D
Well, it’s been a while since Amu has thought about Ikuto privately. Though in this case, it’s more about Yoru than Ikuto but all the same.
Ah! Did I mention that second to Amuto on my “Amu and *insert male character here*” list is Amu and Yoru? xD
I’m serious cuz I think more than any other male in the entire group, Yoru is the one who’s spoiled the most by her. First the catnip, then the sardines, and junk foods and then hugging…well, I guess you can say that Yoru is Ikuto’s actual rival for close affections (romance is a different story, don’t mix it up). lol Because Amu helps Yoru willingly (cuz he’s so cute and Amu loves Charas because they’re so cute; especially Yoru cuz he’s such a cute kitty and he reminds her of Ikuto~ lawl~ x3) while with Ikuto…she’s either pulled into helping him or just doesn’t have much of a choice. Well, more of the time anyway. xD;
Ohh~, so cute! How funny will it be to see Ikuto jealous over his own Chara! Now I want to see!
Aww, now I’m being inspired. Don’t any of you steal my idea! This is mine! *goes off to plan fanfics that she’s too lazy to start* xD;
Kyaa! Chin rubbing! I want Ikuto see this!
IKUTOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?! ;_________________________; (and yes! We are back to normal! xDDD)
Ok, on 3. 1, 2, 3…
He acts just like a baby!
…seriously, it’s so cute, it hurts. xDDDD;;;;;
Oh god, Yoru even teeths like a baby, too. xDDDDDD;;;;;
Well, think of it this way, Amu-chan. It will be perfect practice for you and Ikuto’s future children. Kittens~ They’ll teeth a lot. Nyahahahaha~! xDDDDD
Jeez, what is with all these inconsistencies? D8
Hmm…forgot what I wanted to say here but Lulu’s outfit would be okay without that tiny hat. It doesn’t even match her outfit cuz it’s that color. Now if you were dressed up in lolita clothing that might be different but she’s not. :P
Not a good way to leave a last impression, Lulu. Fashion is everything in this show. *rolls eyes*
AWWWW, NANA~!!!! *glomps and huggles~* <333
Aww, I feel a bit sad that we won’t see Nana again. Her “play time” with the other Charas were a lot of fun and I guess it was too good to be true to see ALL the Charas getting another fun-filled episode all to themselves before the series end. Maybe we’ll have it with the main cast ones but I want to include Nana in, too. Cuz she’s so cute and I’ll miss her “DAGYA~!” xDDD
Aww, I guess I’ll miss Lulu a bit, too. For being Amu’s occasional playmate or whatever. xD;
And seeing her a little sad and blushy like this is cute. It’s hard letting go of a first true friend but…Lulu has many chances to make other friends in Paris. Amu will just be the most memorable one cuz she was the first. ^^
Although I would have liked it if Lulu actually put more work into the necklace she made since Amu was her first friend. I dunno, make it a different color (even though P-Pit confirmed it themselves that Amu’s favorite color is red) or put some special design onto it or something.
But ah well.
The kid’s not lost on her dreams anymore and back to listing off all her career dreams right off the top of her head. That’s good. ^^
Handshake~ Yay~! ^^
Ok, I want to know if there is anyone who hasn’t had a sparkly/glowly moment with Amu yet! If not, get in line! It’s required. *chews on chocolate cigar*
But seriously, this was a very nice way to end it off. Man, Amu looks so grown up and she’s shaking hands and made so many friends and s’cuse me for a moment…
*goes to a corner and blows her nose* … *sniff*
Gah, even these two girls do a better handshake than any other two guys in the show ever did. Ikuto, Tadase. You both suck until you can do the same and let bygones be bygones. :P
I don’t think there really is anything to say here because you’ll really have to watch it to really appreciate everything about it.
“We’ll always be friends.”
Nice and simple. And so full of promise. Just the way I like it. ^^
Miki is so emotional. xDDD
And dude, Yoru’s floating higher than all of them there. What’s up with that? Is it because Ikuto’s the tallest that he has to be “taller” than all the Charas, too? Is it because he’s the oldest Chara of them all?
…*thinking too much again* lol
Well, see ya, Lulu. It was a bit annoying with you around but can’t say it was complete boredom and no fun.
Maybe the next time she comes back, they’ll actually take a group photo or something…yea, like a certain someone’s wedding or something. <– I told you I'm parched. XD; And btw, it will be a BIG wedding. 8DDD
One where I wish our resident Ouji would finally find a suitable girl for himself. *is now lamenting that the number of boys and girls are no longer even* T3T
Next time, the public shout of love thing? Yea, I think those are pretty common in Japan, aren’t they? It’s been done in SDC, too. Confess your love on a stage in front of a hundred people and get either accepted or the greatest public rejection in your life.
…I have no idea why they love to do these things but no biggie. The episode looks like it’s promising some blushy Tadamu moments but it’ll probably reset again…no, not probably. It just will. That’s common knowledge that I’m not even boasting about. -.-;
But I’m going to love it cuz of Yoru~ <333
So cute. Convey your feelings to your brainwashed owner in the loudest way possible, Yoru!
Ganbatte! Ganbaru ganbaru ganbaru, YO-RU-KUN!!! x333
Yukari’s apperance = Utau appearing as well?
…I dunno but I think I see some jealous Suukaidou. DO WANT. 8DDD
And I don’t even have the heart to take a screencap of Death Rebel cuz one, the animation is horrid. Two, IKUTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDx
He looks even worse than before!
*huggles the sad Yoru to comfort us both* ;____________;
Yea…that’s it. Brace yourselves for going back to plot now. We have…approximately 16 more episodes if we are really going to finish the second season in 52 total.
Satelight, plz don’t disappoint. T_T