We get a little break from all the heaviness of season three with a mostly-carefree, funny episode of Oregairu. There are three major scenes in the episode, and they all involve Hikki and Yui trying to explain something to someone (or someones), to varying degrees of success, starting with the two members of the school’s… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 7: Yahallo, We’ll Use Our Gadget-o
Oregairu is at it’s best in the leading up to the big moments—not the big moments themselves. While “something genuine” and other cathartic scenes are meaningful and lovely, much of the genius in the series is in the getting there through clever, funny, cute, angsty ways. That’s part of what makes episode six of Oregairu… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 6: Wait! And Hope!
The third season of Oregairu is a lot like Game of Thrones. As it heads toward its conclusion at what I feel is a breakneck speed, it’s leaving a trail of death in its path (death by heartache, at least). Some are very minor, like a small resolution for Kawa-something in episode one. Others are… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 5: To Save You
The framework of the final season of Oregairu is so interesting. In bringing the final arcs of so many characters to a close, but most fully and resoundingly with Hiki, Yukinon, and Yui, the vehicle of this “CLIMAX” season is less important than it has ever previously been. The prom is just the device, and… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 4: Codependency and Heartbreak
The second episode of Oregairu’s third season is Yui’s episode. But since it takes 20 minutes to get to her big scene, we’ll likewise save her for the end. First, the rest of the episode, which after the mostly introductory material last week, moves the season’s plot season forward considerably. Important developments make it so… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 2: I Never Wanted Anything Genuine
It’s rare that you get a proper conclusion to an anime, one that follows the original source to the end. Very few of my personal favorites have gone that route, and I’ve become used to it, which is why the third season of Oregairu is such a treat: I would be satisfied just having read… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 1