And in the end, the love you take…
So, post’s a bit early this week…
Self-deprecating jokes aside, I’m finishing up Mysterious Girlfriend X with this final post. I imagine that there’s still plenty of topics to be covered from the series, even in my own little corner of esoteric minutiae; however, for the sake of brevity, this post will be about as long as the other ones, instead of five times as long. For other aspects of the show, as always, I suggest Kritik der Animationskraft and We Remember Love‘s series of posts. With that, let’s get started!
Everybody had a good time. Everybody had a wet dream. Everybody saw the sunshine.
Sorry for the late post this week! Overall, a nice episode this week; I just want to point out that this episode is the first one that plays out quite differently from the manga. (For the curious, chapter 6 is the one you’re looking for.) Well, it gave them a reason to have lots of girls in swimsuits. Just another part of understanding the differences between media! After the break, more on bikinis:
Listen, do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell?
It’s the weekend, and you know what that means: more mysterious goodness! This week, we finally learn the significance of those scissors tucked under Mikoto’s skirt, and get an eyeful of fanservice along with it. All in all, episode 2 does a great job of establishing what I think will be important themes as the show progresses.
If anything, though, I’m a bit concerned about the pacing of the series. How much will they be able to cover in a single 13-episode cours? Episode 1 covered the double-length one-shot (chapter 0), and so I was expecting episode 2 to cover roughly two episodes’ worth of material. However, the anime has been top-notch so far, so I’m not too worried.
That aside, let’s move on to this week’s topics: