Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? I wanted to end the previous season before I took a look at the new season of yuri anime and I thought that Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl was a good place to start as it was a remarkable ending.
The Kashimashi anime moved in a totally different direction than the manga has taken. I can’t say that it was a bad thing. Without giving away any of what’s going on in the manga (I’ll wait for Volume 3 to come out for that) I can say that the anime had only one seriously weak plot complication, where the manga has that and at least one more and the chance that it may develop into two more.
More importantly, the anime ended. I mean – it *resolved*. Decisions were made, choices were finalized – it ended. For real.
No, really. I mean it.
Hazumu remains a girl and chooses one of the two girls who loves her. It was so…normal.
Think of all the dumb things that could have happened: Hazumu turning back into a boy was the one I was waiting for. But she didn’t. How weird is that?
In fact, then ending was so normal – so much like a thing that might have actually happened in real life (with the one exception of the silly plot complication, if you’ve seen it, you know what I mean) that it kind of just went under the radar. No outcry of “OMG! An anime actually ENDED! With a RESOLUTION!”
Instead there was a huge silence. So – after all these years of watching crappy unresolved restart endings we FINALLY get a real ending and it’s a yuri ending where the girl remains a girl and get the girl and…thud. Nothing.
Go out and watch the damn ending already! ^_^ We can call it Kashimashi Girl Gets Girl.
Art – 7
Characters – 7
Story – 7
Music – 7
Yuri – 8
Service – 5
Overall – 7
Hazumu doesn’t turn back into a boy and still get the girls. ^_^