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01-06-2013, 12:39 PM
Reverse harem or something, involving amnesia, shockingly enough.
Airs Monday, Oct 7 at 23:30 JST on AT-X
Animation studio: Brains Base
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01-08-2013, 11:39 AM
The characters are really nice. I like the looks and style.
A girl with a sudden amnesia story. A spirit called Orion.
Looks like she'll have to play some memory hunting games.
This is totally a shoujo anime with a standard troubled heroine.
I'm expecting a stretched story with hot & cool guys.
The spirit thing could make things more interesting when the story evolves.
Just like in any shoujo anime, the development of the story is really slow.
I'll give this a few more episodes just 'cause I like the characters.
01-09-2013, 08:00 PM
Alright, this first episode was totally not revealing much. This nameless heroine is suffering from amnesia because Orion accidentally did something bad, and now he is stuck with her. The heroine works at a maid and butler cafe, and some rude customers follow her home where she gets attacked.
Well, I will give it a few more episodes as I can't exactly get a good feel for the direction this show is going just by this episode. But so far, it's a show that I am liking so far as the character designs are great, and the outfits are really nice with those patterns on it. The heroine is really cute, as well as Orion, so at the very least for an O game adaptation, this is quite good. The character designs are the main draw for me with this show.
01-15-2013, 10:01 AM
- The heroine broke a promise. What promise?
- It's someone's birthday. And the candles spark a bad memory: Shin killed somebody.
- A part-timer orientation trip is on the horizon. That might be a bad thing.
- The heroine is saved by Ukyo. She was about to get clobbered for jaywalking while dozing off.
- Onto the trip. There is supposed to be no rain.
- Ikki sure can't be beaten when it comes to anything using his hands.
- Off to see the meteor shower. But the heroine remembers Shin is a killer.
- And off the cliff goes the heroine, and apparently is back at the time she lost her memories in the hospital.
Lots of mystery going on in this episode as there is something up with that Ukyo person who appeared out of nowhere, and then there is Shin with some shameful past of sorts. That hospital scene at the end could either mean that she went there after falling off the cliff or that she is recalling the time when she first lost her memories since the date there says August 1st. So far, I don't know what to make of this show, but I will stick with it for now if nothing because of the characters. The heroine is cute with the rose beret and the pattern on her tights, while the boys all look great.
01-15-2013, 01:32 PM
Going on a trip. That should be fun.
Well, at least her workplace is pretty nice.
Her spacing out made her dangerous to herself.
Her memory flashbacks kept popping up all the time.
The trip itself was so-so, until she did something stupid again.
At least the kiss part was a nice surprise.
01-22-2013, 02:35 PM
- Shin picks up the Heroine from the hospital. So that Aug. 1 on the clock was just a hallucination.
- She may have amnesia, but at the the very least, she shouldn't be overfilling a cup with melon soda.
- And we learn that she is a college student who has become a talented singer.
- It's back to work. No, not at that place, the Meido no Hitsuji place is further down the street. It's just that Toma is there.
- So that is what happened. She fell, and everybody searched frantically. And the reactions of the boys were different.
- That mysterious photographer has appeared, just when she was about to walk into the path of an incoming train.
- Orion is back, but in a faint sense.
Lots of stuff is revealed in this episode, as it seems like things are starting to piece together. The first two episodes did not reveal a whole lot, but with this episode, things are starting to come together, at least the relationship between the heroine and Shin. But things are still coming along way too slowly. I'm not sure what to make of this show at the moment, but I will watch at least one more episode before my five-episode rule kicks in. If anything, the artwork is great and the character designs are really neat.
01-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Things are moving forward slowly.
It always interesting seeing fractions of her memory leaking though.
So Shin was/is her boyfriend.
Well, it was nice she finally shared her problem with someone.
Even though he figured it out on his own... it was still sad.
Things should be easier now when more people know about it.
01-29-2013, 12:03 PM
Shin is really trying to get through to her.
I feel sorry for him sometimes.
Shin seems to be pushing her too hard.
I think he's reaching his limit...
The fireworks was nice though.
She is being too indecisive and cautious.
01-29-2013, 04:11 PM
It's slow moving but I'm liking it nonetheless.
I guess each route takes us back to Aug 1st? (and man is she accident prone…)
Hopefully Orion comes back in the next episode. Ikki is looks like a total wolf so he might devour our heroine if someone doesn't interfere quickly. Heh
Also, while I like the character designs I have a hard time keeping a straight face with some of the stuff these guys are wearing as day clothes :sweat:
01-30-2013, 08:26 AM
- Orion is cut off once again.
- Waka has some fireworks and invites the group over. Shin is apparently too busy to come.
- And Shin decides to show up after all, taking the heroine into the forest.
- So it wasn't Shin who killed somebody. It was his father in self-defense, but he insists that it was murder.
- Now that Shin wasn't the one who killed, it's time that they date once again.
- And the heroine is about to get clobbered by a big rig.
- What just happened? It's August 1 again, and this time, Ikki comes knocking.
With the way this story is going, it's starting to look like one of the boys will date her, and then an accident happens where her consciousness will knock her back to August 1 and dates another boy, which gives off that feel Higurashi does, but without bloodshed. Now things are about to get really interesting, whether for the better or for the worse. So here, Shin dates the heroine, gets into an accident, then dates Ikki, then after the truth between the two gets revealed another accident, and then the same will happen with Kent and Toma, and then finally Ukyo who I believe knows everything about what is going on.
02-05-2013, 02:48 PM
Ikki and heroine at the movies. That guy is totally suspicious.
Orion is back, that's good, but looks like not permanently.
She is just way too passive. It's starting to be annoying.
Ikki is being pushy, but he's also playing her.
Looks like she's fair game since her boyfriend backed off.
02-13-2013, 11:16 AM
Ikki is hanging around our heroine more and more.
He is really getting attached to her a lot.
Looks like there is more to him than just his player persona.
His confession was really nice.
That guy has shown many different sides of him so far.
She's still too passive..
Ikki's fan club girls are kinda scary.
The whole boat-sinking-drowning thing was rather naive.
02-14-2013, 07:11 AM
- It's a movie date with Ikki.
- So her one request is to have Ikki take her to work.
- Orion is back and the heroine is in a different world. It's not a dream because she is... (and Orion fades)
- She's off to work again, this time with Ikki carrying her purse.
- Girls are crazy for Ikki, but she isn't. Perhaps that's why Ikki is becoming attached to her.
- According to Sawa, Ikki breaks up with every girl after three months.
- Kent confirms it. But it seems like she's the exception.
Looks like Ikki is not exactly the type of charming guy that every girl thinks he is. Seeing how he breaks up with every girl he meets seems to indicate that there is something not quite right about him. And then there is Orion coming in and disappearing again, and I would have to believe that him fading away just before he says something critical just adds to the mystery of this show. Seems to me that her consciousness has been transported from place to place, and it happens when she suffers an accident or something that would land her in the hospital.
02-14-2013, 07:12 AM
- That daily report text arrives once again. No, Waka did not send it.
- A warning by the guy with green hair: don't make enemies out of anybody.
- And the heroine is sick, with Ikki coming to visit.
- Another trip back to the same place, this time the girls outnumbering the guys.
- It's the girl that leaves Ikki after three months, not the other way around.
- So that explains everything. The girls promise not to date Ikki for more than three months.
- Rika sent that text. The heroine was suppose to report everything she does with Ikki.
- The heroine is sent adrift on a boat. Now, she is drowning after the boat leaks.
So it turns out that Ikki was not being mean to all those girls he was dating, as it is the girls in the Ikki FC who are treating him like the holy grail of boys. Well, that explains everything as it seems like Ikki is the one being victimized by all this and the heroine is the only one who won't treat him that way. It's a classic case of being careful what you wish for here since Ikki wanted a harem, and he wanted out of it badly with the heroine being the only person that can break him out of it.
It looks like the reset button will be hit once again with the heroine biting the dust. First it was getting pummeled by a big rig and now it is drowning in a lake, and next up, either Toma or Kent will get his turn to help the heroine regain her memories and make sense of everything. Seems to me that the heroine gets transported to a different world every time she has a fatal incident (while falling off the cliff landed her in the ER, it was not life-threatening, so she still was in Shin's route), and the reset button is hit again to August 1 due to reasons yet to be explained.
02-19-2013, 10:15 AM
- It's August 1 again, and this time Kent comes calling.
- The heroine and Kent meet in his office. Kent is a scientific genius.
- Time for the festival. She is dressed up in a yukata, Kent is late, and it's raining.
- Kent had a great time even though festivals aren't his thing.
- So Kent actually believes that Orion exists. Well, time for some Q&A, with the heroine writing down the responses.
- There are parallel worlds, and Kent is really curious. Once again, Orion disappears.
- Walking home together, someone shoves the heroine into oncoming traffic. And she gets up seeing Toma.
Nice episode here, as it showcases Kent who actually believes in all this stuff that's going on with the heroine. It was nice to see those two interacting as it looks like she is a better fit for him than with Shin and Ikki. It looks like his route only lasts one episode as now, it looks like the next episode will have her hooking up with Toma. This show just keeps on adding the layers to this mystery now that the parallel worlds angle has been established, and at least one of the boys is acknowledging it.
02-19-2013, 02:03 PM
Seems like she switched to Kento this time.
He's an interesting, but kinda lost.
Festival was nice...
Wow, how many of them has she dated so far? Seems a lot.
Yet, he's the only one who figured out the truth about her memories.
Every episode is dedicated to her and one of the guys.
Each time it's her and a different guy.
At least this way we can get to know the male characters better.
02-26-2013, 09:59 AM
- She's now with Toma, and he brings her into the hospital.
- Toma can really cook.
- There are food scraps in the mailbox. But Toma didn't see anything.
- She gets some time off from work to recover.
- Close call there, as she barely avoids the falling flower pot.
- And she encounters Ukyo, who knows everything and tries to kill her.
- The two sleep together, go shopping together, and she has a strange feel for lingerie.
- The Ikki fan club girls strike again. This time, clipping her hair as a greeting.
It's starting to look like someone is out there trying to kill her, and that Ukyo knows everything about what the heroine has been through. Seems to me that he is the guy who is out for blood for some reason that the heroine can't remember. Toma seems to be aware of the situation. We will see what happens next.
02-26-2013, 02:10 PM
Looks like this time we'll see more of Toma.
He seems like a really nice guy.
Cheerful, outgoing and a great cook.
She really is a fragile one... too fragile actually.
The green haired guy was pretty scary.
Wonder what he meant by "you'll die soon".
So, she'll be staying at Toma's place now, interesting.
03-05-2013, 03:07 PM
Our heroine still being bullied by those girls.
Toma was being way overprotective.
Shin confronted Toma about keeping her to himself.
Well, think it was about time guys started to react.
Wow, didn't think Toma was a creepy kind.
So those mean girls are actually Ikki's fans.
I'm glad she managed to escape from him.
03-05-2013, 08:02 PM
- Those fan club jerks left the heroine off the hook this time losing just a few hairs.
- Toma did say to not go out. Obviously she won't listen and she just happened to bump into Toma again.
- Orion delivers the news that Toma had been putting her to sleep with the food.
- So her phone was not broken after all, but it is full of death threats.
- The heroine is now a bird in a cage at Toma's apartment.
- She may be trapped, but with lots of plushies.
- Toma has to see the professor, and it's an opportunity to escape.
- Gotta get that diary back at home. It may hold the secret to everything.
I get that Toma was trying to protect her, but he just went totally overboard with it and comes across as being as big a jerk as those fan club members, minus the death threats. I think my brain just exploded after seeing what kind a person he really is. These boys have some pretty big faults, but Toma goes to the extreme with his exploits. It will be interesting to see just what is in that diary since that apparently holds the secret to everything.
03-10-2013, 10:24 PM
"I might discover my true feelings"
How about discovering some common sense and calling the police…
I knew she was non-agressive but sheesh just going along with the whole being "drugged and caged" in the same passive manner is pushing me to the limits with this girl. I know harems usually have useless protagonist but I didn't think the exact same standard was suppose to apply to reverse harems :angry:
I suppose I will finish this series out but I get the feeling that I'm the one who should develop "Amnesia" :(
03-12-2013, 03:05 PM
Wow, that girl sure got around.
So far it seems she was with all of them at some point.
Flashbacks to her past were kinda sweet.
She let go of the whole caged thing rather easily.
Can't decide if she's an airhead, or just stupid or both.
Honestly, I don't get what they all see in her..
The world switching part was interesting though.
Seems like she's not the only one experiencing that phenomenon.
03-13-2013, 08:03 PM
- Inside the diary, the heroine says she loves Toma and is set to confess to him on 8/1.
- She was not running away from Toma. The diary says so.
- Into the hospital she goes. Ikki and her fanclubbers come to apologize.
- And in comes Ukyo to throw her into the next world.
- In this world, she loves Ukyo. He correctly told her to stay home today.
- Steel beams falling? Accident at the intersection? Poisonous gas in the playground? Ukyo saw all that.
- Her heel gets stuck on the rail and the train is speeding ahead. Just in the nick of time, Ukyo saves her.
- So this world is trying to kill her within the next month.
This is the best episode of the show so far seeing how Toma went from being the worst to the best guy in this show once the truth was revealed, and that we finally learn something of dire consequence in this show, something that hung over our heads in the first nine episodes. But then there is something mysterious about Ukyo. He seems to know everything that is going on, and I get the feeling that he is the key to everything. If he correctly figured out what happens in order to protect the heroine, there must be a lot more to him than just being a professional photographer. It will be really interesting to see just who he is and what he had been up to. In the meantime, the heroine totally lacks any common sense to protect herself, which I guess is a side-effect of having amnesia.
03-19-2013, 11:02 AM
- Gotta stay away from that well. Ukyo went down it and it was painful.
- So that's why he's dangerous. He has split personality, and his evil side is out to get her.
- Ukyo is laying out there, and the heroine now knows about his other half.
- Some thugs are about to beat up Ukyo with a knife. But the evil side fights back and does the stabbing.
- Ukyo did say to stay away from that well. But she doesn't listen thanks to that text. Ukyo slashes his hand to save the day.
- The day of reckoning has arrived, and it's a full force typoon out there.
- And once again, the heroine doesn't listen. The text says Ukyo will die at the university, and it's another trap where the evil Ukyo will kill her.
The heroine's naivety knows no limits in this episode. If it were not for some timely intervention by the normal Ukyo that she would have been dead already. Now, she made the dumbest decision of all to come to the university when just about everybody else took the storm seriously and stayed sheltered in place. Now, she needs to survive for 30 minutes while trapped in a burning auditorium. Sure, she is feeling the effects of amnesia, but even so, she should still have some common sense after what she went through in all of those parallel worlds and everything.
03-19-2013, 04:12 PM
Is there a single guy in this anime that wasn't her lover??
*sigh* At least Ukyo made some sense of the story.
The world trying to kill her part added a nice twist to the story.
Looks like he has a split personality problem.
It's one of those potentially dangerous things for the heroine.
Seems like each of the male characters has some kind of a personality flaw.
03-26-2013, 11:04 AM
- So that's what happened. On 8/1, the heroine got caught in an explosion and she died on 8/25.
- It was Ukyo's wish to Neil to bring the heroine back to life, something that is too tough and costly to grant.
- The normal Ukyo is back, and the heroine runs up to the clock tower, with Neil as Ukyo in pursuit.
- Either she dies or Ukyo dies. And Ukyo decides he dies by stabbing himself.
- The clock strikes midnight, and the heroine is transported someplace where Neil resides.
- And the whole truth about Orion is revealed. Orion is a vessel for Neil and he speaks through Orion.
- The heroine getting killed was no coincidence: she is a foreign substance in those worlds.
- It's time to say farewell to Orion, and return to her original world.
- And that would would be... Well, there are five doors to choose from.
That was a pretty nice way to wrap up this show that had been confusing and frustrating for the most part. The truth behind everything, that all this was Ukyo's wish to keep the heroine living and that Neil was pulling the strings behind it, was really something. It was a pretty enjoyable way to end this show considering everything leading up to this point. And then there is the ending. It seems like she may not be back in her correct world considering that she needs to pick a route, much like what a dating sim has a player do. But in the end, her memories are back, and I supposed that she will remember who she is in love with.
Overall, this show is one very large confusing mystery that will test your patience, and I nearly lost mine early on given the fact that there were so many questions at the beginning. Given how bad O game anime adaptations are, this one is pretty good given its original source. The character designs are great, which is why I was highly interested in this show in the first place. But the characters themselves have problems. The heroine is someone I will never understand. Yes, amnesia deprived her of her memories and it's a way to make her cute. But it seems like her common sense went with it, which was so frustrating to see throughout the show. But that is understandable once the ending rolls around. The boys themselves have issues as well, with Ikki being the worst of the bunch. In the end, it's a passable show given that this show builds up into something nice with Ukyo's split personality and his wish that Neil was trying to grant, but one that it's best to (pardon the pun) have amnesia about.
03-26-2013, 01:09 PM
Murderous Ukyo was pretty scary.
I liked his normal side way more.
His emotional reactions kept switching between his personalities.
That made it harder to figure out when he's good/bad.
I never thought he would be capable of such a personal sacrifice.
At least this time they explained some things.
Good final episode.
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