Saturday, 21 April 2012

Natsuiro Kiseki - Episode 3 (Dropped)

Having stuck Natsumi and Saki together last week, it seems as if it's this duo's turn for vengeance this week as they set out to almost literally glue Yuka and Rinko together to see how they like having to put up with such an inconvenience.

Thankfully, this doesn't turn into a copy of episode two of Natsuiro Kiseki, as its group of girls have more importantly fish to fry, namely the fact that a friend of Natsumi's sister, Yuusuke Kimura, spotted them during their little flying session back in episode one.  While logic dictates that just ignoring what seems like little more than a kid making up a stupid story, the fact that Kimura's insistence upon what he saw begins to damage his relationships with his friends, in turn making some of the group feel rather guilty.

Eventually, after finding Kimura following her around, Saki decides that the only way to resolve this issue is to let both him and Daiki see what they need to, with Saki taking on the role of a "witch" so that she can reaffirm Kimura's friendship with Natsumi's brother.  However, magic is rather a fickle thing, and at the moment of truth the big rock which has become the group's... well, rock, refuses to grant their wish - luckily for those involved, friendships tend to be rather more robust than Saki assumes, so no proof is needed for Kimura and Daiki to become friends again.

If last week's episode was dumb, then this week's Natsuiro Kiseki is just plain dull - all of the machinations within it eventually come to naught, ideas from last week's episode get reused, and ultimately nothing of any interest actually happens as our cardboard cut-out characters lurch around and go through the motion's of the episode's plot.  It's utterly boring, and I really can't think of any good reason to keep up with the series based upon what it's shown us so far.  Thus, no amount of wishes or magic will save Natsuiro Kiseki from my list of dropped shows - sorry!

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