Sena waits for the arrival of Kobato-chan!
|Time for another trip with the exciting cast of Haganai this week! So last time we spent most our time talking about Kobato’s crazy birthday party and how everyone actually managed to buy her “normal” presents, but overall they are hinting at a some interesting things lately about the story. Anyway, what about you Kara what are your thoughts?|
|…Dear lord, Kobato is the cutest thing ever. Er, what? My thoughts on the episode? Yeah, the plot is going interesting places for sure. Though Haganai still managed to add in those funny parts every so often, so it’s not like we’re completely into drama territory.|
I want to make a movie!
Kobato got older! Just kidding this was another impressive Rika cosplay!
There are countless series of anime out there that focus on this as a “club” activity or just for fun and the only ones that come to my mind right now are Ano Natsu, Hyouka and who could ever forget the two seasons of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya?! I found it completely funny that Yozora was quickly inspired by Kobato’s club idea of making a movie! That said, I bet everyone was basically like how is that a surprise because the opening already hints at the no friends club making some kind of odd fantasy based movie?! That is if you count the opening as anything but your average anime opening. I like to think of them as “previews” of what is to come in that season even though they tend to spoil you especially the shounen based openings *cough* Fairy Tail *cough* Anyway! Was anyone else surprised that Yozora cast herself and Kodaka as the lead roles? Honestly, I saw that a mile away and of course Sena is going to react the way she did and not to mention Yozora used the whole “because we are childhood friends” as an excuse was dumb and sure that is another hint towards a possible hookup between Kodaka and Yozora. In the end, thankfully Rika came up with an alternative way to pick the roles even though it quickly changed EVERYTHING in the script.
So, the important question this week do you think Sena was in the right when she spoke up about the past being not so important? I suppose you could argue the fact that in some cases it is important to some people? Personally I feel that Sena was right to bring it up because damn Yozora hangs onto the past with Kodaka all the time yet she doesn’t do ANYTHING with it? Sure they share some good memories but that is about it…
Friends? Not friends?
Kodaka-“I should take some notes.” Yozora-“Yeah…we should err I mean WHAT THE HELL!?”
Kodaka-“I will be the best little sister character!”
AHAHAHA Kodaka as a little sister. That’s great. They should have kept it that way. …But yeah, Yozora is still living in the past. Her casting of roles in the movie were painfully obvious and it seems like a lot of what she does is deeply based on the fact that her and Kodaka knew one another 10 years ago. Maybe the conversation this episode helps her move on a bit, but it overall, moving on seems like something she needs to overcome simply as a character.
As for her and Sena, this episode seemed to have them as a surprisingly pretty good balance of one another. Instead of the usual fighting, they actually did well in acknowledging one another’s good points. Sena said right out that Yozora wrote a good script and Yozora, in describing the character she based off of Sena, basically said that underneath, Sena isn’t that bad of a person. Even Sena’s point with Yozora about her needing to move on from the past seemed like more for her benefit (and the benefit of the script as a whole) as opposed to being just a malicious comment.
Now for Kodaka… I can’t believe he’s still going on about trying to find friends. Ahaha I guess this is why he still hasn’t caught on to the fact that he has an entire harem of women trying to date him (…or possibly other things, in Rika’s case). Man, anime characters can be dense. Oh well, at least we have Yukimura lightening the place up. Man, her reaction to getting the lead part was adorable.
Fun with everyone
Sena is always crazy, but we love it.
Yozora-“WE WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!” Kodaka-“Maybe this was a bad idea.”
Probably not enough pictures to keep her attention.
SENA IS FIRED UP!!!
Oh the drama of Haganai, I know that is very strange to say since I think most of us view this series as a straight up comedy every week, but there was a lot of emotion being thrown around in this episode especially in the movie making department that resulted in Sena getting in Yozora’s face about certain casting decisions. Now I don’t hate Yozora at all, I think she is a fantastic character; however, I have to hand it to Sena for actually stepping up to confront Yozora even though afterwards both of them made up rather quickly near the end. There was one question presented by Yozora this week that stood out to me and that was, what is important to you the past or the present? That is a hard question for me to answer and I feel the past ultimately has an effect on how you are as a person today, but I am sure each of us have had different experiences in the past both good and bad. Though, I feel that the present is just as important in shaping your life for the future.
Besides that odd question we had plenty of hilarious moments like Kobato entering the club room, which triggered Sena’s over the top reactions? I was like damn it Sena DON’T DO THAT! After all that birthday fun you are not scoring any extra points from Kobato by wanting to lick her. Speaking of Kobato for a moment was anyone else blown away by Rika’s random Kobato cosplay? I was like oh my god what is she doing because that was so funny! I just could not stop laughing after that reveal and I guess this officially screams a new ship has sailed between Rika and Sena… Other than those moments I did laugh my ass off at the new movie roles like Kodaka as the little sister? WHAT THE? That was my reaction, but good work on Maria for making that happen… Also, Maria is a genius for her “wait haven’t I seen this kind of story before?” YES YOU ARE LIVING IT, but I have to say will we ever get to see this movie? I certainly hope so and how funny would it be if they actually create a full blown two hour Haganai movie instead of a third season? That would be something amazing.
…Yes, screw the rest of the season. I kind of really want to see how this movie ends up. I hope they at least show how the filming goes (I don’t see why they wouldn’t, but still) and that it doesn’t get slowed down by too much drama. I’d like to think that this was the bigger fraction of a turning point for Yozora. She doesn’t have to be completely changed, but I at least hope the she’s had a bit of a realization or something that will carry into future episodes, but not completely stop things again. On the note of wanting to see the movie though, I’m kind of curious as to who would even show up to see it (minus Sena’s fan club, Kate, Kobato, and everyone participating in it). Maybe the characters might make other friends from it as well? I don’t really see a point to the characters making the movie other than just for the sake of a movie (with the cultural festival as an excuse), so let’s see where this goes.
Yozora is shocked.
Who is this mysterious redhead?!