I always think the idea of adding two hidden arcs in Amagami game is brilliant -- showing love can come from some unexpected corner and it is not just romantic love one should only care about.
This last episode of the series about Miya, Junichi's younger sister, is a proper conclusion for Amagami, not least because it is the only time where the word "amagami" is spoken, and it tells us Amagami (love bite) carries a deeper meaning than the surface meaning of "lover's bite".
Watching this episode reminds me of everything I love about Amagami. You can see why Junichi could be the best elder brother, classmate and friend you could have and why Miya could be the best younger sister you could have. It is great to see how all the 6 main girls (and some other girls) are good terms with Junichi (nakayoshi) (and they are all lovely, particularly Ai and Sae) and how Miya cares about Junichi. Moreover, it is a pleasant surprise to see Risa too and this time she got on well with Miya (so close that Risa is pressing Miya to call her "ne-ne").
The part B story about "amagami" may be a bit cliche but it shows the concept of the true meaning of "amagami" pretty well, and I love the follow-up by Miya to Junichi's explanation.
Overall, in terms of satisfaction I think it is almost on par with Ep.24 which has the end of Ayatsuji's arc. Love it. Love Miya.
And a very good review of OreImo Ep.14https://blogs.emory.edu/animec/2011/04/ ... ga-nai-14/ (though I don't feel disappointed about Kyosuke's reply to the suggestive words from Kuroneko -- it is something I expected of him )
This episode is a must-see for Kuroneko's fan and it shows astounding development for Kuroneko character. It has both hilarious (albeit one that may be hard to broadcast on TV) humor and emotion progress in abundance. Kuroneko's shifting attitude towards Sena, Kyousuke and (don't forget) Kirino is done really well. One of the best episodes in this tv series.
And the first week sales figure for Fractale BD vol.1
is out. It sold a grand total of 883 copies!!!!
According to the sales figure guideline -~1000: The lowest late night animation can reach, no failure can be less than this. However, it is common sales for most of main stream kid or shonen animes which does not consider DVD sales from the start anyway. (Example: Munto, Natsu no Arashi, Fairy Tale, A lot of noitaminA)
The worry is the sales figure may have been boosted by the special nendroid edition and better evaluation of the earlier episodes. Much harder challenge will come in the later volumes....
For comparison, the siscon/brocon erotic anime Oniichan no koto
in the same season has 3400 copies of Vol.1 sold.
- IS #1 is approaching 35000 copies
- Kimi ni Todoke season 2 #1 sold around 6700 copies
- Freezing #1 sold around 6200 copies
- Yumekui Merry #1 around 4800 copies
- Koreha Zombie Desuka #1 around 4000 copies
(below breakeven line)･･････････････
- Level E #1 1900 copies
- Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu #1 1200 copies
- FRACTALE 883 copies !!!!
At least it has 562 copies sold for Dragon Crisis Vol.1 below it...
The 2chan joke now is if 883 = 1 Fractale, how many Fractales would be Madoka's sales figure? Could it be 100 Fractales?