January 19, 2004

Ai Yori Aoshi Episode 07

Ai Yori Aoshi

"Spiritual Illusion"

Ugh, Taeko's voice is so annoying... And it's yet another in the illustrious line of inept anime characters who say sorry all the time.

This episode deals with the photo club a lot, and it sort of reminded me just how much this show is like Ah! My Goddess. You've got the goofy, shy hero (Keiichi), the demure and eager-to-please girlfriend (Belldandy), and the university club they're a part of (the auto club), which features a crazy leader (leaders, in the other case) and the bumbling clumsy girl (Hasegawa).

Well, it's a hot springs episode. Amazingly, this wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. There is much less fanservice (especially after the last episode) than you might think, and the story really has little to do with the gang visiting a hot springs. There's no peeping subplot! Can you believe it?

There's another nice moment between Kaoru and Aoi (accompanied with some nice piano music), but it almost feels like we're forced to sit through the fluff of the rest of the show, just for a two minute payoff. The other parts are just so pointless, it's like they're just going through the paces to fill up time.

Rating: C+

Posted by Kei at January 19, 2004 12:04 AM
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