MM! #11 — Amnesia Redux

December 10th, 2010

 

What the bloody hell, Xebec?

Impressions:

Bleh. I would have preferred drama to this. Tarou slips during one of Mio’s training sessions and gives himself complete amnesia. Everybody lies to him about their relationship/his life until Yuuno confesses that she likes him, yells at Mio to do the same, whereupon a couple smacks later, Tarou’s old memory is restore with no memory of his amnesia period. There were a few funny parts, like his mother and sister pretending to be pregnant with his lovechild, but the bad taste of crappy writing and Tarou acting out of character was pervasive enough to override all of that. Because if there’s nothing better than one bout of amnesia, it’s two.

Bite me, Xebec. I expected so much better than some hackneyed crappy amnesia plot with a generic recycled "be true to your feelings" speech, particularly since it seems that Yuuno’s barely going to be in the final episode at all. At least a little development… something… anything. Maybe I should have just been expecting another crappy Noa episode. I had been steeling myself for the inevitable "nothing gets resolved" ending after a falling out between the two girls or something, but they somehow managed to be worse than that. Fie on Xebec, I say! Fie!

Preview:

Another date with Mio.

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Nanaya says:

    Dammit, I will never understand what is with anime and everyone treating someone with amnesia like they’ll forget their new memories when regaining the old ones. AND THEN IT FREAKING HAPPENS. Hrk.

  • Aex says:

    There’s always an amnesia episode/chapter/arc… always. I’ll never understand why since they’re always horrible, but they always show up. Waste of time.

  • Gawl says:

    The amnesia this episode didn’t bother me as much as I would have thought. I was more worried that they were going to pull some sort of anime-only setup for the end where Tarou had forgotten all the progression he had made during the series, which didn’t happen thankfully. I do agree that the parts where everyone was playing around with Tarou were hilarious. I guess we can consider this another “Yuno” episode, due to how big a role she played in it.

    What I didn’t like was how the episode treated Mio. Of course, you’d think that somewhere in her head, she knew that Tarou was still a human being and very capable of sustaining real injury. She was the direct cause of Tarou’s mishap, but she didn’t do anything to remotely help him, until the end…if you could call trying to murder him with a bat helping him. Her development in the anime has been pretty bad and it does nothing to justify the presence of a love triangle at all. As far as anime-only viewers are concerned, Arashiko is the obvious choice, despite the fact that the novels make sure to create the setup where the love triangle somewhat exists, unlike the anime. Mio is the only character that suffers because of this, due to the anime audience not being exposed to enough of her “dere” side to warrant cheering her on.

    The last episode looks to be drawing it’s source material from volume 6 of the novels. I hope they do this right.

  • Nanaya says:

    The thing that amazes me the most is that someone could pull off (with arguable success) 6 volumes of this premise.

  • Mesousa says:

    Never thought I’d see Aroduc freak out at Xebec, and it’s not because of fanservice.

  • Keith 'Azure Grimoire' Kurogane says:

    Me too.

  • alex says:

    I found this ep. quite interesting. It didn’t have so many jokes but it was interesting how Tarou got confronted with his own life.
    + Yuno was HNNNNNNNGH

  • Gawl says:

    It’s actually up to 9 novels now, with the tenth one on the way.

  • edru says:

    uh it was arashiko who caused his masochism

  • Mesousa says:

    I FINALLY saw the episode and really, the amnesia wasn’t even bad. It’s Mio that is that problem.

    It seems every time Yuuno tells Mio that she may have something for Tarou, she reponds in the most odd way possible.

    Mio then tells Tarou to never forget her then smashes him a bit for no real reason.

    The writing is shoddy when it comes to her.