Tasogare Otome X Amnesia – 04

At least she’s honest

…It feels so strange not having school anymore.Even stranger is the fact that it’s already May and it was snowing here. Snow. In May. Why? OTL Anyways, on to ghosts and stuff.

It’s suddenly summer time and so the paranormal investigations decides to hold a summer camp that involves staying in the school overnight. Yuuko acts pretty distant from Niiya, but he has plenty of distractions to work with. One being the fact that they find a notebook with ghost stories in the room that they’re staying in. …The second being the rest of the club going to the pool and giving us a stereotypical swimsuit scene.

After that’s over with and night has fallen, Momoe decides to stay behind in the room to see if the ghost that’s rumoured to knock on the door shows up while Kirie and Niiya wander about the school. While they’re alone, Kirie says that the vision of Yuuko she saw was all because she saw that evil spirit. While she no longer believes that Yuuko is evil, that means that there’s something else in the school. Before they can talk about much else though, Niiya disappears. He’s taken by Yuuko and her reason for ignoring him all day? He was paying much more attention to the other girls. The two hold hands blushing and finally, they return back to Kirie, who is busy crying in the hallway since Niiya disappeared.

Later on, we learn that Yuuko is the source of the knocking ghost story since she used to knock on the door so people would open it to see who was there and let her sneak in. Also, she tells Niiya about another rumour about a cursed rock. People write other people’s names on it to curse them and if you see your name on the rock, you’ll die. The two go check it out in the middle of the night (apparently ghosts can’t sleep) and after wandering about a bit, they find it. Niiya finds his name on it too, but it turns out that it was all a prank by Yuuko. In the end (after some naked swimming and general scenery porn), Yuuko admits that since he acknowledged her, she’s enjoyed being around more. However, there’s still the fact that something evil is wandering the school…

…Good luck with that, Kirie.

End Thoughts:

They cut out a rather large portion of the story and a few characters (…have they even mentioned once that Momoe isn’t actually part of the investigations club? …Or is she actually a member in the anime?), but at this point, I don’t think what they cut out was all that vital to the plot in general. From this point on, I’m just going to assume that this anime isn’t following the manga that closely and that it will have an original ending. …Though that may cause problems since they also cut out the 7 mysteries of the school thing and their connection to Yuuko. They’re still investigating these in the manga, so that might be why they cut it out in the first place, but they do seem pretty important to Yuuko’s story… Maybe they’ll just pass them off as casual rumours or go back to them sometime. Anyways, I should probably move on for those of you who haven’t read the manga.

Niiya and Yuuko are still adorable as a couple. Just an episode ago Niiya had his doubts about if Yuuko was evil and now he’s concerned about someone who’s already dead jumping off a building. …Though that raises more questions about Yuuko as a ghost. She can get cold? What would happen if she jumped off a building? On another note, the evil spirit appears to be following Kirie in particular since it only seems to follow Niiya when she’s around. Does it have something to do with her in particular? (Remember, I’m assuming they’re going off the manga.) Also is that fact that Yuuko keeps suggesting that Niiya has forgotten something. Sure she could have just meant that he forgot that he groped her the first time they met, but there might be something deeper than that.

If there’s one thing SILVER LINK is doing fantastically this series, it’s the backgrounds and scenery. While the animation may be derpy occasionally (though admittedly, it’s still better than most of their other works), the scenery behind the characters is always fantastic. Did C3 really sell that well? Where did this funding come from? Anyways, like I said before, they’re pretty good with setting and atmosphere. The pool scene being the obvious one, but they’re also doing great with keeping the evil spirit a mystery while still letting us know more and more about it. The unknown breeds fear and so far all we know from the spirit is the smile and it’s voice. It’s just a dark shadow for now.

Oh, I forgot to mention last episode, but the single for the OP is out. It has Choir Jail on it (…well, obviously) and some other song that sounds just like it with a different instrumental and lyrics.



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13 Responses to “Tasogare Otome X Amnesia – 04”

  1. lvlln says:

    Not having read the source material, I was under the impression that Momoe was indeed part of the club. But so far that detail hasn’t mattered at all.

    I’ve been sticking with this show just for the visual gimmicks, and Silver Link really took it up a notch at the end of this episode! I haven’t seen C3, but the psychedelic and downright surreal scenery in the pool scene blew away anything I saw in the Baka to Test series. And I think such shots actually don’t cost a whole lot of money, since they don’t involve much in terms of motion. After all, Shaft was notorious for shots like that during their less well-funded days, with the Ef series by the same director being a good example.

    • Karakuri says:

      Meh, it will matter if and when they animate some of the other chapters, but honestly, they can just skip over that.

      Yes! That pool scene! C3 had a few pretty visuals, but Tasogare is really taking it the next step. Oh, okay. Well that’s good at least. Hopefully they can keep this up if it doesn’t cost that much. I guess having the same director helps as well.

      • BlackBriar says:

        I hope Momoe gets a more important part rather than always being goofy. Because of that, I can’t really take seriously or accept her as a member of the club. At least she gave some insight on the ghost stories of the school.

        If they’re taking another step with Tasogare, I wait to see how far they’ll go with the next anime they plan to produce. So far, it’s a pretty solid job. It must be thanks to a huge salary increase.

        • Karakuri says:

          …I’m still not 100% sure that she’s even part of the club

          Salary increase? I guess their DVDs are selling well… Yeah, same here. They’re still kind of new with this being only the 4th or so official anime under them. So far so good though.

  2. BlackBriar says:

    I’m really liking this anime a lot. The beginning totally went over my head. Momoe was actually willing to let Kirie touch her bust and butt in exchange for letting her touch her legs. I can imagine a lot of people in front of their computers screaming out “No way!!!” for a chance like that.

    Yuuko continues to be adorable even if she is possessive. But she does it quite nicely, watching over Teiichi while he’s sleeping and taking him out for a little personal time. Teiichi really is odd putting so much concern for someone who’s already dead but it somehow makes the romance better and I rarely, almost never get into romance genres. Like I said in the First Impressions, I can’t really get interested in normal romances, so having the “one person as a human and the other who isn’t” gimick is a big plus.

    Kirie is such a tsundere. Why can’t they ever admit it when they scared or feels vulnerable with certain things? It’s not like admitting it is going to kill her. At least her vulnerability means there’s a chance that people will like her.

    The parts with that shadow version of Yuuko were creepy, especially with that deranged smile with sharp teeth. If I had to guess, it’s half of Yuuko. The half that probably has all the memories and knows how she died.

    • Karakuri says:

      LOL, I just figured that it was girls and they were in an anime. Stuff like that happens all the time xD. Hell, a groping scene at the hot springs/ a pool/ whenever is practically mandatory now. …Though I guess Momoe actually being okay with it is a bit odd.

      She is quite adorable. Really? I thought you were into romance. …Or is it just vampire romance? lol.

      To tell you the truth, I often get her mixed up with Kirika from C3, they’re both semi-tsundere (Kirie more ), they’re both voiced by Kitamura Eri and they even have the same eve colour. Though yeah, Kirika was away more likeable since she wasn’t stun ALL the time.

      YES. Just wait until it shows the whole figure. It was extremely frightening in the manga and I had to quickly flip the page. I didn’t even think that drawings could scare me, but it did. Also, Show ▼

      • BlackBriar says:

        Yeah, Momoe willingly offering such possibilities was mind blowing. I guess she’s unaware of how that would make her and Kirie look.

        Adorable is becoming an understatement for Yuuko. Anything she does just makes you like her more. Hahaha, you know my weakness all too well. I rarely get into romance because sometimes, some of them drags on a little too much. On the subject of vampire romance, I understand the first OVA of Holy Knight is out. Gotta watch that when I get the chance.

        True. They both share very close similarities but Kirika is easier to get along with. Kirie has yet to reach that level of tolerance. It’s a pattern that Eri Kitamura is voicing characters with similar traits in animes that are both produced by SILVER LINK. Speaking of C³, did you see the OVA? It’s really funny. Man, did I miss that anime.

        No. It was only a guess. Since I’m already this deep in the anime, I didn’t want to ruin it for myself by reading the manga and making comparisons.

        • Karakuri says:

          I guess this show didn’t want to go the yuri route.

          Yes! Holy Knights came out, but I’m slightly disappointed and shocked at how… PG they made it. Not that I wanted to see that in the first place, but they took out 99.999999999% of the sex. Seriously. It’s almost as if the story has a plot now or something. Oh, also. I started Trinity Blood finally. Any other vampire recommendations? xD

          Yeah, I saw the OVA! I should have seen the river scene coming. Lol at the ending though. They turned Shiraho into… well, something. I don’t even think there are words for what she is.

          Oho, it was a good guess though. :3

          • BlackBriar says:

            I think it could’ve gone that way unintentionally.

            Yeah, I’ve heard they’ve pulled a lot of stuff from the manga but I read the manga so I’ll see the changes for myself. Oh, so you started Trinity Blood. I can tell you that you’re going to enjoy the relationship between Esther and Ion.

            Recommendations? For anime, there’s: Black Blood Brothers (It’s not very popular but it’s great. There’s some sexual tension, though. In that, like Vampire Bund, they say the feeling of being bitten by a vampire is better than sex), Fortune Arterial, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Hellsing Ultimate, Rosario + Vampire, Moon Phase, Vampire Knight and Vampire Princess Miyu. Those are the ones I can think of right now.

            If it’s mangas, take my word when I say I have a small arsenal of names. LOL.

            The C³ OVA was great and Shiraho was such a mess at the end.

  3. Joojoobees says:

    The color choices in this show are so interesting. I also like the spinning pictures of Yuuko with which they start out each episode.

    • Karakuri says:

      Lol yeah, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a sky that violently green before. They do well with atmosphere though. …Also, those spinning pictures are cute!

      • BlackBriar says:

        One of the things SILVER LINK can pull off perfectly is the atmosphere, whether cheerful or creepy. My favorite part was when Yuuko pulled Teiichi into the classroom and she had her way with him. That eerie red display around the classroom was disturbing.

        • Karakuri says:

          The pool scene was great with them back to back. Though I don’t think water works that way xD Maybe they’ve found their niche? Sunrise has mecha, J.C. Staff has boobs, DEEN has , uh, ‘quality’ and SHAFT has their head tilts and imagery. SILVER LINK can have backgrounds.

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