Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu Episode 12,13 & 14 - Review/Reaction

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu Episode 12,13, & 14 - Review Reaction

With just two more episodes left for this light novel adaptation to come to an end, the series was barely able to make an impact on me. To put it simply, this is what the original Haruhi anime would look like if you took out everything interesting from it, i.e., it's boring and stale!
A lot of comedy and punchlines were missing. (For example, how Mikuru was always getting sexually harassed by Haruhi) Given that this is setup in an alternate universe, I was expecting at least some sort of good slice of life comedy but this just failed to deliver even that much.

The reason why I decided to do three episodes at once is because for the past 3-4 episodes, ever since Nagato was caught up in that accident, her personality changed. And so, a new Nagato appeared before us, one that is like the old Nagato from the original anime. (not exactly her of course) So, the question is, "Did the anime finally get interesting?" Nope! It didn't. In fact, it became even more boring than before because pretty much nothing happened. It looked like Nagato was just having her first acid trip. Yes. She went on an acid trip for three episodes and surprised everyone, especially Kyon. (Maybe they should have named the episodes as, "The first time I did acid Part I,II & III") Basically what happened was, "Whoa! Dude!!! I am in a library." "Shieett! Look at this book and all those goddamn pictures man!" "Bruuhhhhhh!! This is some good shit!" "Shiett! I'm tripping. All those memories coming back." "Pack your bags kids, we're going on a trip down memory lane!" "Who am I?" "What is the meaning of life?" "Will I disappear once this acid leaves my system?"Not only was that experience boring, they even took Haruhi out of the picture for those episodes, so nothing even remotely exciting happened.

Crying Nagato
That's me crying from boredom.
And finally when something interesting happened in the 13th episode, the effect of that acid wore off and she forgot everything and became her old self again. So now when there are only two more episodes left, all that's left to see is how Kyon is going to confess to Nagato now that the trippy Nagato has done her job.I have barely been able to tolerate this series so far. So, recommendation is still a big fat NOPE! I can't really rant anymore because the show is just really plain and there isn't much for me to rant about in the first place except that everything is really really boring.

Look, I know that the disappearance of that Nagato shook things up a bit and I really did like the whole new Nagato and how she handles but the overall tone of those three episode was just plain boring. Yes, it was always raining and everyone's dialogues sounded like some boring monologue. It was relatively good compared to the rest of the series but this doesn't change much of the overall impression that I have on this series so I just can't bring myself to appreciate this. I will give this credit for surprising me though. 

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July 25, 2015 at 3:18 PM delete

You should watch the Haruhi-Chan mini-series. All the original characters (not these shit boring ones) having shit loads of fun. I personally enjoyed the original Nagato's scenes (Haruhi-chan), she can be fun to watch too. Not this one, in fact, both these boring ones. And i didnt enjoy the soundtrack too.

July 25, 2015 at 8:21 PM delete

Yeah, this season was pretty bad. I mean 16 episodes and not even a real confession.
Oh, I haven't seen that one yet. Thanks man! I will try it out.
Just read that Nagato plays an eroge there (haha). Looks like I'm in for some hilarious stuff.

July 26, 2015 at 12:50 AM delete

And theres a manga about haruhi-chan too. So check it out when you get the chance to. Be prepare for some very random stuff though (revolver othellot for example).

July 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM delete

Yeah I know about that. Sadly I'm not a manga reader so I won't be able to check it out.
Good thing is there are a few anime worth a watch this season. Have you been following any?

July 26, 2015 at 11:25 AM delete

No unfortunately, the only one i scan (scem) though is Gakkou Gurashi! Only because i've read the manga and loved it. But, i was addicted to Hibike! Euphonium like shit and my stomach was turning every week anticipating for the next episode. And enjoyed your review of it. Tier 2 gold would have been a dud gold lol.

July 26, 2015 at 7:58 PM delete

hahahaha.... thanks man :D
I am catching up to like 10 or so series for my season's first impressions post (which will be up soon). I was just waiting for God Eater's 3rd ep to air today.

I watched the first three episodes of Gakkou Gurashi! and I like the contrast that they've presented between the moe and the horror/mystery. I really hope that they start gravitating more and more towards the horror (and maybe psychological as well) as the series progresses.