Kare Kano 3-4: The Confession

His and Her Circumstances episodes 3-4 review

Kare Kano 3

“Would you say that Adams is a pretty unlucky fellow?” – The Thin Blue Line

These episodes were great. Episode 3 looked into Arima’s past, how he was abused as a child and how that affects him now. No, I don’t mean that his being abused was great, I just mean that the episode was great because it showed a side of him that we hadn’t seen yet.

Episode 4 where Yukino spends a half hour and in reality a whole week trying to confess to Arima, well, it’s even better. I know exactly how she feels. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anime find a way to make something like a love confession be so funny yet feel so real. Clearly, Kare Kano is a keeper, and it makes me wonder why I haven’t watched it sooner.

Episode 3 rating (out of four stars): ***

Episode 4 rating: ****

HxH 79: Koala Ant

Hunter x Hunter episode 79 review

Koala Ant

Getting into the NGL, where the Chimera Ant outbreak is, is almost impossible. You’ve got to go through an embassy that makes the Berlin Wall look like a piece of paper. No electronics of any sort are allowed, nor is anything metal. Gon and Killua of course pass with flying colors, though. Some of Kite’s gang must go home, which is better for their sake.

Meanwhile, Ponzu and the other guys are trying to get into this thing too, but their part in this story feels about as pointless as that casino portion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not really sure what purpose they are serving.

And finally, you’ve got a Koala Ant going up and shooting humans to death. I get it, the purpose is to show that A) metal has made it into NGL somehow and B) the Chimera Ants are reproducing at a ridiculous rate. Even so, this particular character seems kind of ridiculous. A Chimera Ant who’s a mob boss? Seriously, let’s think up a more reasonable type of character.

Character of the episode: Ponzu

Episode rating (out of four stars): ***