January 24, 2004

Ai Yori Aoshi Episode 09

Ai Yori Aoshi

"One Night"

There's a scene in this episode where Kaoru is watching something on TV that is probably a parody of many other romantic anime series, but it particularly brings to mind Ah! My Goddess (my memory is fading, and at this rate I'll forget about you!). Kind of amusing, but then it's not so funny when you consider what a carbon copy of every other show like this Ai Yori Aoshi is.

I didn't think I could be made to dislike Tina more than I did after the first few episodes with her, but this Tina-centric episode really managed to bring my dislike to new heights. All of her character traits are intensely annoying, coupled with her whiny/screamy voice. Miyabi manages to make herself into a more annoying character with two of her three lines in this episode, which is another feat.

In fact, I really dislike most of the characters in this show. They don't really serve any real purpose other than to fill in the requisite roles for a series of this genre. There's a half-hearted attempt to change the archetypes slightly, but the characters don't really have any depth to them (which I'm sure will be rectified in upcoming episodes...), so you really don't care about them. On top of that, they all have some very striking voice actors, and all their lines are pitched and delivered in such a way that makes me want to put my head through the screen.

But you'll probably like this episode if you like Tina.

Rating: D

Posted by Kei at January 24, 2004 10:39 PM

i love the picture that if posted leading to the other site it is very cute.i could only dream of something that cute to happen in real life.

Posted by: shannon at May 15, 2005 12:38 AM
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