That doesn't reflect well on Shaft, regardless. And I'm pretty ehh on Nadeko herself, though the arc itself wasn't bad. So it's kinda fuzzy. By and far one of the weaker Kana Hanazawa character to me though.
And yes I know of Shin Oounma. He certainly had some skills in EF.
Just as a quick note regarding Nadeko's arc in Bakemonogatari: the way I understand it, the staffing between the two episodes is actually quite different: episode 9 and the Renai Circulation OP was made by Silver Link under the combined direction of Shin Oonuma (an ex-Shaft director probably best know for doing the anime adaptation of EF) combined with acouple of Shaft regulars, whereas episode 10 had more typical arrangements for a shaft series.
Also, Bake episode 10's TV cut has nothing on a couple of other Shaft's "oh shit we're not going to have this ready for broadcast" moments from older series. The TV cut of Moon Phase episode 12 comes to mind as worse if my memory serves correctly.
Passing this to you next because while I'm not sure, I think you're in a good time zone:
Merry Christmas". Please re-post and spread some cheer!!
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Would you find it strange if I said that of eight Ririchiyo cosplayers I’ve run into at Vancouver and Seattle conventions, two of them have also cosplayed Taiga from Toradora and one says she wants to cosplay the character?
(Also, for its profile Inu x Boku SS is really popular as a couple’s cosplay, I’ve seen three couples do Soushi and Ririchiyo in the past year (as well as one case of two girls cosplaying the characters).)
I have an extremely good ability to cut through - and occassionally guiltily enjoy - the extraneous chaff in shows like this in order to get to the satisfying stuff. For me, that's the nude modelling request scene, which to me hits a great mix of character development, sexual tension, and sweetness. It's the kind of scene that makes cutting through said chaff worthwhile.
I will admit that I don't care much about the rambunctious fanservice girl is kind of two bit.
And Kotomi has always been a standout - quite a few of Key's "moeblob" types (so not Kyou, Shiori, etc.) are only retroactively good for me, salvaged by their stories (sometimes). Comparing Mashiro to Little Buster's Komari at two episodes for each show, Mashiro comes out light years ahead for me.