September 27, 2004

Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi Episode 6

Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi


I am so incredibly frustrated by Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi, but I think that some of this frustration is my fault. Objectively looking back at Ai Yori Aoshi's first season, there were large stretches where it was under par, but had enough good moments that made me like the show overall. I think the music and gorgeous animation also helped with my enjoyment, but Enishi's episodes have so far been a major disappointment.

The underlying subtext of conflict for Enishi is set up in that apparently the Sakuraba family is concerned about Kaoru's plans for his future. He doesn't have any, so they've probably got a point. Aoi will support him in anything, of course, because she has no life to live of her own, other than what Kaoru wants.

The other characters in the show play up to their normal stereotypes, and there's another party at the Sakuraba mansion (I wish I were keeping track of how many that makes it).

There's an agonizing lack of character or relationship development in Enishi, which only makes me hope that if they decide to do a third season, they somehow run out of filler ideas (ha!) and actually do something interesting. The potential is there to make a fantastic show, but it's completely squandered.

Rating: C-

Posted by Kei at September 27, 2004 11:26 PM

You'll soon be over the worst parts. It won't become great or anything, but a decent Aoi episode and a really strong Tina arc will wrap it up.

But I feel with you. In the middle of Enishi I was literally _angry_ with the anime.

Posted by: Mentar at September 29, 2004 11:51 AM

No, the show and everything about it just sucks ass. But it sells!

Posted by: Somme Dumm Gai at October 4, 2004 06:08 AM
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