Monday, December 16


Ichigo Encore

Just rewatched the original series, and then watched the OVA, which I don't think I've seen before.

A few observations.
  • This show really is that good.

  • Seeing Miu face-down on the floor is a joke that never gets tired.

  • On that subject, one wonders if Miu-chan is acting out for some reason - a younger sibling getting all the attention at home, perhaps - or if it's just Miu being Miu.

  • Most significantly, the story is not actually about the four younger girls at all, it's about Nobue growing up.  I don't know if that goes for manga version, where Nobue is 16 rather than 20, but it's certainly true for the anime.  That's why we barely see the girls' parents (Ana's mother once, and a glimpse of Chika and Nobue's parents once); that's Nobue's role to grow into.  In the first episode, she's cadging money off her younger sister to buy cigarettes; by the OVA she's willingly taking the girls for a day trip to the seaside.

  • Finally, not so much an observation as a question; Why didn't this get a second season?  Structurally, it stands on its own just fine; it doesn't need another season.  But I need another season.  (The OVA is very good, though, and I'm grateful we got that much.)
Five black-and-white ferrets out of five, recommended without reservation.

(I have three weeks off work starting today, in case you were wondering about the sudden absence of absence around here.  We'll see how long I can keep that up.)

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