Shuffle! Memories 04February 4, 2007
I didn’t like Nerine much when I watched Shuffle (in the end I only really liked Kaede and Asa to a certain amount). Her character was a bit shallow and her story was pretty far-fetched. I mean, with her second-hand love for Rin she is rather pitiful than anything else. But again I found the featured girl more likeable than in the original series. I think seeing the story of each girl compromised in such a way Shuffle Memories does helps in this point. It’s interesting that they didn’t showed her past in this episode. This could mean that the second episode will cover this part of her story and thus my hope for some new stuff shrinks some more.
This episode also reminded me of one of the things that I already hated in the original series: those pesky fan clubs. I always dislike these formations of mostly ugly and abhorrent men who don’t have any courage to try to make a move on the girl they adore (not that they would have any chance at all), but instead try to keep any other male being away from her with such brazenness that it sickens me. Sadly these formations are featured quite often in harem animes and I hate all of them. They are not funny, they are not interesting, they are not appealing. They are just a waste of (my) precious time and most of the time rather counterproductive for the process of the story.
I hate them, I HATE them, I hate THEM and I HATE THEM!
Well, now I feel a bit better.