Junjou Romantica – 12 (Finale)
After 12 weeks of looking forward to watching Junjou Romantica, the first season of this anime has finally come to an end. T_T
Lets hope that there will be a second season. Apparently, whether there will be a second season would all depend on the sales of the anime DVD, so lets all support them and hope a second season will be made!!! (I don’t see why not, i mean, afterall, if companies are willing to make so many seasons and remakes of neo angelic abyss i am sure they would be willing to produce another season of such a good anime. I for one can’t stand NAA)
So here comes my review for episode 12:
We are back to Misaki and Usagi again and this time we get to see their relationship progress even further. I liked the way that this episode was done, there is room for future episodes yet at the same time the series would not be incomplete if it were to end just like this. (But my life would feel incomplete. T_T do i hear other fangirls agreeing with me?)
The animation quality is making me feel slightly upset. Simply because there were too many awkward moments in the actions and movements of the characters. I have no idea why this is so since Studio DEEN (though not known for their impressive animation) is not an unknown studio. I expected better animation out of this series from the studio. Episode 12 was especially weird.
I will now have to find some other anime to review about. I might go back to reviewing soul eater or something. I am hoping for a second season to come out and i will buy the DVDs (when they become available) so i hope that all the fangirls/boys will support the studio for a second season too.
Animation : Although the characters are beautiful and charming, that credit goes to the script writers, Shuungiku Nakamura and the character designer, not the animation studio as a whole. The animation is at most average. There were cute moments and the way the whole series was done was adorable, however, the fluidity of the movements and the faces of the characters were really awkward at times. Too much panning and too little movements, this is of course a not-so-good trademark of Studio DEEN. I just hope that if there is a second season, the animation would be better.
The Plot: I like the way they actually stuck to the manga and did not move too far away from it. Readers of the manga would know what to expect from the anime and will have little complaints. I really like this fact, so kudos to them! The chemistry between the characters cannot be ignored. It is the interaction between the characters that makes this anime such a huge success i would think. The pace of the anime is neither too slow nor too fast. I am sure that even some guys would be willing to watch this anime because it is just so adorable. (some being the operative word).
Overall: Overall, the comedy and romance between the 3 pairings in the stories is all very well done and i hope that there would be a second season.
Rating: 8/10 (i have to deduct points for the unimpressive animation)
Negative: 12 episodes is not enough to fully explore the relationship between these couples. The terrorist relationship just barely started out before the series ended. There are unanswered questions about Usagi’s family. Finally, what happened to hiro and nowa? They just disappeared.