Saturday, 20 March 2010

Hidamari Sketch x☆☆☆ - Episode 11

Hidamari Sketch Hoshimittsu's eleventh episode couldn't really have started in a more appropriate way, mirroring the rainy and miserable day we've "enjoyed" here in the UK with one of its own - A state of affairs which hampers any plans the girls of Hidamari Apartments might have otherwise had on their day off.

When a quiz question crops up on TV which requires you to go online to find the answer, of course only one person can help, and so Yunocchi and Miyako head over to see Nori, only to be left rather disappointed by the answer to said question. Still, this little fact-finding mission seems to have sparked an interest in the Internet on Yuno's part, and thus she gets a bit of a crash course (almost literally on one occasion) in computer use and what you can do online. As an IT geek myself there was much to enjoy here, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one.

Watching the second half of this episode was a rather odd experience for me, as it contained a segment which I'd just this morning read in the fourth volume of the Hidamari Sketch manga, as the seniors graduate and get to show off some specially made pieces of artwork wherever they like around the school. It's hard to judge the effectiveness of jokes you've read just a few hours previously, but even despite that this was entertaining enough, and it's interesting to compare how some of the gags actually work out better in animated form than they do on paper, while others arguably go the other way.

Still, once again this was a fun episode as is par for the course with Hidamari Sketch throughout, with just the right blend of comedy and other items of interest to keep things balanced out. It's actually sad to think that there's now only one episode to go of this series - This truly is the kind of show that I always find myself missing quite badly for weeks after its run has finished, and I'm sure Hoshimittsu will have the same effect.


Anonymous said...

So...Hanners...what's your specialty in IT? General Networking? Network Security? Software Developer? General Computer Repair and Maintenance?

Hanners said...

These days I head up a Managed Services team... Basically real-time remote monitoring and alerting for customer systems.