So an ending that I didn’t predict a few weeks ago was what we got for Happy Sugar Life and unfortunately, it was worse than I imagined. I expect that there will be a lot of backlash and people writing letters about it in Japan, but let’s get into it all.
It appeared that Satou was going to flee the country or at least the area with Shio in tow. The aunt was going to cover, but it seemed that Satou made her critical error when she took off her ring to put clothes back on her dead classmate. That was what sparked them to have to go back to get it and that weird boy Taiyou appears. His plans are foiled by the aunt who takes him in. Then, Asahi appears and attacks Satou with a BAT. God, there are few things that make my skin crawl and bat attacks are one of them. I cannot stand them!
Satou and Shio flee to the roof where they learn that they cannot escape and decide to take one final trip… by jumping off the building to their deaths since they cannot go down due to the building being on fire. They jump, the credits roll, and we learn that Shio has survived and is being taken care of by Asahi. Her eyes flash that sort of manic intensity that Satou was known for and she says that Satou is with her forever crushing Asahi’s dreams of living together with Shio when she recovers.
Honestly, I would have rather seen Satou get caught by the police than do the suicide route. It was so dark, hopeless and gruesome. All in all though, the journey was fun.
This week’s episode ends with a love story of two star crossed lovers, or whatever they would constitute as. We have the lovers Yasuhisa and Ami who had previously attempted to elope with each other only to meet their tragic demise. Well, Yasuhisa met his tragic demise while the story seems to say that Ami tried to save Yasuhisa and ended up dying or she may have just ended her life since she couldn’t be with Yasuhisa. Anyway, we have Yuuna and Kogarashi who decide to meddle and help these two lovers out. Ami is stuck on the cliff that she jumped off of for some reason or another (not that I recall why because I don’t think they mentioned it) while Yasuhisa is stuck at the area where he crashed because he’s a coward and terrified to Ami’s wrath. It’s a bit of a frustrating situation to watch.
There’s something about the Japanese and their love of star crossed lovers that I suppose led to this story, although it’s not well done at all. It feels like a rip on the plotline. I think this plot was supposed to hint heavily on Kogarashi and Yuuna who have a very obvious and uninteresting romance in the anime. The episode even ends with them thinking about Yuuna’s past, or lack thereof, and Kogarashi’s desire to help Yuuna ascend to Heaven. For an ending, this was really boring. Even for an ecchi anime, there was so little resolution. Overall, meh to this ending and the plotline. Star crossed ghost lovers….Meh
Our gaming anime of the season aired its final episode… kind of, because there’s 3 more OVA’s to come, showing us what exactly happens to Haruo and his 2 girls. There’s a chance for a second season too! Considering High Score Girl is one of the top series right now, we can’t say no to a continuation, right?
So, it has been a fun ride so far, but this final minutes where a shot to the heart. Sure, Akira’s story moves us and all, but a girl still fighting for love against all odds is something you can’t ignore given the situation. I mean, she even lends Haruo her PlayStation! If that’s not love, I don’t know what love is. Yet, after finding that photo of Haruo and Akira, she understood the need for stepping up her game, in the most true-to-the-anime way she could: betting on a video game fight. If Koharu wins, she gets to date Haruo; if not, she’ll leave. I mean, to confess is nice and all, but when you’re dealing with a gamer boy you apparently can also win his heart by humiliating him.
All in all, we’re talking of a girl who desperately tries anything at her reach to get noticed by the boy she likes, while 100% aware of his feelings for Akira. Still, how many of you would actually want to win? Losing to Koharu is tempting too! Too bad we now have to wait for the true ending of the story, with no Akira vs Koharu on the horizon.
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