Thursday, 28 January 2010

Kimi ni Todoke - Episode 16

If you were hoping for more continuation of the joys of Kimi ni Todoke this week, then the bad news is that you're going to have to make do with a simple recap episode this time around, as this sixteenth instalment recounts Sawako's story. Through the medium of drunken midgets, naturally.


Considering how much praise I've heaped on this series over the past three months, I'm not going to do so any further on this particular occasion, but needless to say this recap offers at least some reminder of the kind of tear-jerking and heart-warming moments that it's provided up to this point.

The trouble with episodes such as this however is that trying to condense around five hours of material into closer to twenty minutes is almost always an exercise in futility, and thus we really do only get to see the bare bones of the story here, which takes away a lot of the emotion and power of the main characters and their various trials and tribulations quite frankly. This makes for some pretty weak sauce even by recap episode standards - Put simply, you'd be far better off sucking it up and taking the time to watch the entire series so far, as this instalment only skims the surface of what Kimi ni Todoke is all about. Trust me, it'll be five hours well spent.

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