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sekai ichi hatsukoi episode 12 [Jul. 4th, 2011|02:24 pm]
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I wanted to excuse the lateness of this post to computer problems (which I totally have--my laptop basically overheats in about half an hour to maybe an hour...it's hard to work in half-hour chunks), but mostly I didn't get around to it because it just wasn't as awesome as episode 11 and I didn't want to face that fact that the anime was over. ;_;

I ended up screen-capping way too many close ups of Ritsu like the one above (and somewhat to a lesser extent Takano), a bunch of which I just deleted. It didn't help that I looked back at the screen-caps and couldn't figure out where they occurred in the episode! But I liked the expressions in the close-ups...




I kept forgetting to mention how much I like the scene in the opening sequence where the musical climax occurs, where Takano grabs Ritsu and is about to kiss him (but doesn't quite).




And how the last scene in the opening sequence has Takano knocking their foreheads together. It's so sweet!




Yokozawa getting to look good! Too bad I want to spork him! Sometimes looking good just doesn't make up for being an ass.




There are a lot of squishy moments in this episode! Those were the best, sadly. Not like episode 11 where the romantic and sweet moments were totally the highlight.




I loved Takano's irritated "HUH?!?" at Ritsu's avoidance of him. He's so amusingly grumpy when it comes to work. Also, I love that shirt collar on him.




Poor Ritsu, so awkward.




Even more awkwardness! He so fails at getting things his way. A smoother person would be able to naturally get someone out of his house to take a call, ya know? But then, Takano is pretty bad when it comes to social cues, so maybe not...




I think what this episode got right is showing Ritsu really connect to being a shoujo manga editor when he is praised by the artist. I love how he thinks, god I'm such a simple sucker, getting all worked up by such flattery, even as he is totally moved.




I have no idea why I took this cap. XD;




Takano looking cool! I meant to get a cap of him leaning against the door. He looked good. But I loved the straight talk that is his version of a pep talk. He doesn't encourage, he just tells it as he sees it. I wonder how many people failed because they couldn't measure up or handle being around Takano?

Actually, I wonder how many people were crushed by Takano romantically? I mean, not everyone is as tough as Yokozawa or Ritsu (who is a wonderful mix of tough and vulnerable).




Love this scene! Takano: Chi. Ritsu: ?? Takano: Chi. I love how he doesn't do a complete sentence, just saying "blood" a couple of times.




Takano pulling along an unwilling Ritsu! Story of the manga!




Ritsu wants to lock Takano out, but we know he can't because he's blushing like mad.




I kept thinking silly thoughts like "oooh, this is representing Ritsu wanting to 'lock' Takano out of his heart as well as out of his house" and mocking myself for thinking such thoughts.




Story of the manga! Ritsu fails! He lets Takano in!




Another pointless close-up. So cute! Normally he's so "I can do anything! I'm tough!" but then he gets all undone....No wonder Takano can't stay away.




No words needed, right? Poor Takano, no sex for you! I was amused by how much they toned down the sex in the anime. I think the one thing you lose when you cut out a lot of the sex is the contrast between the urgent, confused, frantic sex scenes and everything else. I think you really feel Ritsu's confusion and Takano's need in the sex scenes.

If they do another season (PLEASE HAVE ANOTHER SEASON) how will they handle the uber-important sex scene that Ritsu forgets? Fade to black? But they have to have Ritsu say "Sempai" and Takano say "Ritsu" in response! It's such a sweet moment!




I didn't like the shoujo manga treatment of this scene, though I suppose they followed the manga...It's just too abrupt in going to a white background with wind and petals blowing.

This has been bothering me from the manga: What the hell did Takano whisper in Ritsu's ear? Did I miss this somewhere?




Please ignore the control bar. I realized it later and didn't want to retake the screen-cap...

Yet another hilarious squishy face scene.




Again, ignore the control bar. The media player stops working right when the computer gets fairly hot...

Squishy face!

I think they did a decent job in bring this to an end, even though as an avid manga fan it felt too short. I just wish the emotional highlight didn't happen in episode 11 as it made this episode feel...reduced. Does that make any sense?
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2011-07-05 04:11 am (UTC)
Sometimes looking good just doesn't make up for being an ass.

I know right!? I just can't hate him because I adore his voice actor too much T_T

I kept thinking silly thoughts like "oooh, this is representing Ritsu wanting to 'lock' Takano out of his heart as well as out of his house" and mocking myself for thinking such thoughts

I did too!! XD Feel free to mock me too then~

I completely, completely agree with it being too short. I also really want a second season. *_*

But yeah... with all the toned down sex scenes, I also wonder how the emotional "Senpai" and "Ritsu" bit will come out ^^;

I just wish the emotional highlight didn't happen in episode 11 as it made this episode feel...reduced.

I don't know how to explain it either, but I think you put it to words really well. This was exactly how I felt too.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-07-08 05:16 am (UTC)
I just can't hate him because I adore his voice actor too much T_T

He does have a nice voice, doesn't he? :P

I completely, completely agree with it being too short. I also really want a second season. *_*

We can only hope....

But yeah... with all the toned down sex scenes, I also wonder how the emotional "Senpai" and "Ritsu" bit will come out ^^;

I hope they are allowed to or decide to (I don't know who's responsible for all the toning down) animate the scene properly.
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2011-07-09 01:25 am (UTC)
I hope so too~ It's one of the most memorable scenese in the story isn't it? It would be heartbreaking if it's not done well.

You know what I really wish would get animated? The chapter about Takano's POV *_*
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2011-07-09 01:54 am (UTC)
ps:

Oh right!! I kept forgetting to include this in my comments XD About the part where Takano whispers something in Ritsu's ear... I don't think he whispered anything. I don't remember the manga version clearly (and I'm too lazy to dig it out now XD) But in the drama CD, Takano just kisses him on the cheek (making a soft but sweet "chu" sound ^^)
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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2011-07-05 12:33 pm (UTC)
This has been bothering me from the manga: What the hell did Takano whisper in Ritsu's ear?

I was wondering this for a long time, too, but I think Takano is just kissing him on the cheek, not whispering anything.

I actually thought this episode was a decent place to leave off, but I now I kind of see what you mean about 11. Really, they just HAVE to make a second season. It feels so unfinished otherwise!

re: sex scenes - in the episode 0 thing, they moved a lot of the dialogue to before the sex, so they could fade to black before showing anything explicit, so I imagine they would do something like that if it came up? (I was surprised how much of the sex they cut out of this--way more than Junjou, I think? I mean, they cut out the Yukina/Kisa scene completely! Really unexpected.)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-07-08 05:21 am (UTC)
I was wondering this for a long time, too, but I think Takano is just kissing him on the cheek, not whispering anything.

I never thought of that! I think I'll go with your idea. Makes sense and wondering about it won't continue to drive me crazy.

I actually thought this episode was a decent place to leave off

I thought it was a decent cut off, too. Just not ideal in terms of overall pacing for emotional impact.

I mean, they cut out the Yukina/Kisa scene completely!

That was particularly disappointing because I like it when the uke is actually rather experienced. It just doesn't happen enough. (I especially liked how Yukina says something like "why does it feel so good?" when Kisa gives him a blow-job and Kisa thinks something like "because I've done it a lot.")
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