So that’s the end of the arc. At this point I’m really just tired. Because the show was clearly making Potamos the big finale of small time villains with her redemption through the power of love, but it didn’t work for me at all. She still had to be blasted with the actual attack to start acting like a human being so the whole thing falls flat for me.
I think what we can take from this is that clingy/pushy obnoxious boys and girls are the things I hate most in shoujo. Take it into consideration for any future recommendations. If there are any magical girls that include that stuff, please warn me immediately so I can prepare myself.
Now then, regarding Wedding Peach specifically, I think the real question here is…does Yousuke even remember that he said he has someone that he likes? I mean he fainted right after so…yeah. Do I need to go take back my victory lap or what?
Well, there’s only about half a season left, so I don’t think I have to worry about it. We’re gonna be heading into the shit goes down territory really soon now. I’m looking forward to it.
Okay. This actually kinda made me laugh. That after everything, she just manages to walk away with a date. When the literal love angels have been trying to snag guys for 38 episodes now with no results.
And that her big romantic feelings that lead to redemption were so easy to get over.
I kind of hope someone on staff realized it wasn’t working and just decided to turn it into a quick little joke at the end.
I can get behind the usual “loving someone is painful and scary, but it’s worth it” kind of moral, but then Momoko says she learned something from Potamos. And okay expand on your moral, what did you learn? But they don’t explain that.
So yeah. I think that kind of encapsulates how poorly planned and thought out some of this stuff was. I know what they were trying to do, but they just missed the mark.
I can’t get over Momoko’s face watching Hiromi kiss Yousuke on the cheek. They take this stuff so seriously.
Yuri asks her if she’s okay with it and Momoko just gets so super serious when she nods. Like it’s a burden, but as the love angel Wedding Peach she will accept that this was necessary for Hiromi’s journey on the road of love to reach its conclusion.
ONLY THIS ONCE THOUGH. Let’s not get carried away.
I think in her mind there’s literally just a rule book of love that supersedes everything else.
Haha I can relate to that a little. Sailor Moon was my magical girl series, but then Full Moon was the first one to make me realize magical girls didn’t need to be like Sailor Moon. They didn’t have to fight evil to be interesting. In that way it’s kind of the first series to really make me fall in love with shoujo manga over anime too. (Story without action sequences, what?)
Uh so…I mostly agreed with your statement! And realize that I really need to get back to doing the liveblogs…after finals.
Oh my god they brought Salvia on their latest spying adventure. I can feel the building blocks of friendship already
An apology. Well, that is appreciated. We got an actual follow through that addressed everything, thus assuring me that it was on purpose.
It was still really obnoxious to watch though and I still can’t muster up any actual feelings for this storyline because of it. But yay for personal accountability I guess.
So basically Potamos gets to become real girl Hiromi full time. I’m not even going to bother asking how that happens. The fact that she didn’t really do anything to earn a happier ending than the rest of the villains got is more worth noting. But I guess she gets it because she fell in love or whatever.
I suppose I can’t hate on the show for actually following its theme.