What does /a/ think of this show?
What was your favorite episode / two episode arc?
Pic related for me, school arc was pretty great
Controversy breeds popularity. Which is why trash like Oreimo still hasn't been forgotten yet.
>Watashi and Y
>both lonely, weird and unable to make proper friendships except for each other
>one of them has a huge porn collection
How many times do you think they fucked?
Also, the ED for this show is amazing, i really wish Masumi Ito made songs for more shows
Watashi a best girl. Period.
There need to be more protagonists who saw same shit and returned back.
Paradogs isn't that bad really. It's just not overtly funny and more mindbending and weird. I like that a show can spend two entire episodes setting up a terrible pun.
Also it demonstrated how most of /a/ is retarded or something because there were so many people who didn't get that the kid at the end was the grandpa.
Cute main charaters, but empty plot. Especially in last arc.
I don't use this word lightly, but I thought it was
But the ending felt a little too "real" compared to the rest of the show's tone and caught me off-guard. It left me with an unsettling feeling and I think that's why I'll always remember this show. That last bit where she drifted off to sleep and made some remark about how her life was like a fairy tale was supposed to be sweet or cute but it felt a little ominous to me, considering how everyone (including Watashi) went crazy at that school two episodes before and how often she kept ending up in life-threatening situations. Those fairies are going to be the death of her.
>What was your favorite episode / two episode arc?
Island. School was interesting for reasons above, but it wasn't my favorite.
You really had no idea what was going on did you
There's 3 half volume stories that the anime skipped over, 2 half volume stories beyond the anime (vol 7), then 2 full volume stories after those (vol 8+9), plus a short stories volume.
It would be possible to fill a cours even with just vol 7-9.
But it's not going happen now, realistically.
In vol 8, the grandfather left on a trip to the Moon on a discovered shuttle. Contact with the shuttle was lost and at the end the protagonist gets a letter to the effect he's presumed dead. But she believes her grandfather is still alive on the Moon as she had got a message from him while in an augmented dream, so in vol 9 she tries to go rescue him.
While in an augmented dream she goes on a train (Galaxy Express 999 style) which takes her through human history so she can search for a way of getting to the Moon. She sees early encounters between humans and fairies (originally non-corporeal entities that were drawn to humans) and learns humans built a space elevator with fairy help, and one on the Moon. She sees her own early childhood and sees that her parents thought she may have had strange powers when a child (one of the stories in vol 6 dealt with 3 children like that too).
She makes it to the Moon and eventually finds her grandfather, but his body is no longer alive and it's only fairy power maintaining his consciousness (two other people he had travel with him are in a similar state). The grandfather had also gone on the trip seeing human history, but he hadn't skipped parts the protagonist did (as she'd just been looking for a way to get to the Moon). He implies that he learned a truth they'd been misunderstanding: rather than being the remnants of a declined humanity, they are fairies who have have specialized to live as humans because they admired them. The small fairies are what they've pushed outside of themselves as part of specializing. The protagonist is tempted to bring her grandfather back to life, but doesn't, which he says shows her humanness.
The protagonist is initially stuck on the Moon but her friends come to help her return. The grandfather (who is going to depart exploring in non-corporeal form) drops hints about the assistant seeming qualitatively different from other people and how he can't use magic.
It's basically just hand-waved.
I also don't think it makes sense of why,
in light of the big reveal, there's been a decline from the grandfather's generation to the protagonist's (leading to stuff like all the schools closing).
Amazing show, great visuals, pretty good OP, best ED I've heard to date, interesting MC and one of my favorite episodes in episode 9
She is made to be sexualized.
Please do not sexualise the Mediator
This. I don't know why people like it the least, it's one of my favourites.
Also, anything with Y.
Or at least another OVA.
That one where she turned into a fairy was great and would've been better if the episodes weren't so short.
I probably should pick this show back up. I stopped watching about 6 or 7 episodes in, mainly because it was starting to drag on with the past couple archs. The first two episodes were great though. Does it get any better towards the end?
I thought it had a pretty obvious association with fairy tales, since it obviously focused on fairies and the MC was smart but absolutely fucking clueless and got roped into all their schemes.
Any other animes in that category I could watch? Unconcerned with continuity/lore and focusing instead on discovery/mystery/magic?
Hey, boy, that's not a fairy nice thing to say.