Monday, 14 December 2009

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu - Purezza - Episode 11

Despite having been confronted by an ultimatum from Haruka's production company as they look to make her into their next big idol, surely Yuuto isn't daft enough to just agree to their terms and walk away from the one he loves?

On seconds thoughts, this is Yuuto we're talking about, so of course he heeds their words and decides to stay as far away as possible from Haruka for what he believes to be her own good despite hating every second of it, a decision that isn't helped by Haruka admitting that she's enjoying her practice sessions for the audience.

Ultimately it takes Milan Himemiya of all people to (repeatedly) remind Yuuto that he's being an idiot, going as far as making some long and quite frankly rambling monologue at her live concert which she attends urging him to think twice - Something he does just in the nick of time to prevent Haruka winning her audition and thus save the day. His efforts are helped by the rest of the Nogizaka family from the maids right down to Haruka's parents, with Gento in particular doing a fantastic imitation of Gendo Ikari that had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion, particularly when his very best Gendo hands were accompanied by Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

So, all's well that ends well, but we're still waiting for that all-important kiss between Haruka and Yuuto... in fact, even a proper confession would be nice by this point in the game. Still, we have a couple of episodes left to "make things right", so let's hope this series finally bites the bullet and does just that - It knows we're all rooting for the pair of them at the end of the day, so after throwing this relatively entertaining storyline at us it's about time they put us out of our misery.

1 comment:

relentlessflame said...

Well, just one episode left, actually. Episode 12 will be the Purezza finale. Still, them having closed out the arc (and Volume 9 of the novels) with this episode does leave things open for an anime-original finale next time around, so we'll see what they do...