Amagami SS Plus Episodes 11 – 12

Ah, we arrive at my personal favorite pairing in the world of Amagami – Junichi Tachibana and Haruka Morishima-Senpai.  A brief summary of how things ended can be summed up in one sentence.

Amagami SS Episode 4 Ending for Haruka Morishima Anime

Junichi! Haruka! Amagami SS Episode 4

…They ended up getting married after a ten year time-skip.

Amagami SS Plus Episode 11

In Amagami SS Plus Episodes 11 – 12, the story revolves around what happened before this time-skip. Makes you wonder right? Here we find ourselves in episode 11,  Haruka saw an article about a church and her grandparents got married in that same church. She informs Hibiki that she has a sister from England who is about to get married. Of course, she’s a little envious of her and desires the same thing to the point that she wants Junichi to do these embarassing “roleplays” with Hibiki as the doctor, priest, etc.

Amagami SS Plus Episode 11 Wedding Roleplay

Wedding Roleplay for Junichi and Morishima Senpai

Enter Jessica, the sister from England. A blonde version of Haruka. More straightforward as expected from a foreigner. This definitely suits my taste.

Jessica Morishima

Jessica "Sexy" Morishima on the attack.

The reason she came to Japan is to take Haruka back to England to pursue her studies there. Of course, Junichi finds out about this and this is where the plot of this Amagami arc revolves on. Haruka feels a bit sad, avoiding Junichi, realizing that she will leave him behind. Can Junichi convince Haruka to stay and not leave for England?  Episode 11 ends with Junichi inviting Haruka over his house…alone.  Rawr.

Amagami SS Plus Episode 12

Despite the invitation and the overnight stay, it’s still not enough to change Haruka’s mind to leave. It doesn’t help that Jessica makes up stories about Haruka – like the guys she has in England or not letting him talk to her over the phone. It was all in preparation for this really cool moment.

Declaration of Love

Declaration of Love. Yeah, he manned up in front of everyone.

and he gets the girl. Well played, fine sir. Well played. The next episode will be an all-girls episode. No Junichi to the delight of some people.

If you want to read about my other reviews on Amagami SS +, here you go. Thanks for viewing. Can’t wait for Fate Zero Season 2. – Verne

Ayatsuji Arc

Nanasaki Arc

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Amagami SS Plus Episodes 5 – 6

Amagami SS Plus Episodes 5 – 6

Talked about the game and the first 2 episodes here. Amagami SS Plus Episodes 1 – 2. Decided to skip on the Rihoko arc since the childhood sweetheart theme, really wasn’t something that tickles my fancy. For this review, I’m not going to talk about the side characters and instead focus on the main characters themselves. In my opinion, the swimmer had a great manga – Amagami SS : Love Goes On and somewhat a so-so anime adaptation.

Ai Nanasaki of Amagami SS Plus

Ai Nanasaki of Amagami SS

The Ai Nanasaki Arc.

Ai and Junichi

Amagami SS: Ai and Junichi's Hot Springs Moment

Short Recap. Last we saw the arc ending previously where Junichi and Ai was on a hot spring somewhere in the mountains. For who knows what happened there,
I’m leaving that to your imagination.

Swim Team

Ai Nanasaki : The New Swim Team Captain

Fast forward to The Present. Ai ended up being the captain of the swimming club, taking over Hibiki Tsukahara.

Sleeping on the Belly

Sleeping on the belly makes all the pain go away.

Junichi is occupied studying for university admission and eventually ends up being kidnapped in a van and forced to study in cram school due to his low grades. Because of that, Ai is also busy and somewhat lonely that they can’t meet on Christmas Eve. This was the drama the two episodes revolved around on.

Sae and Miya

Meat Buns! Sae and Miya O.O

Our hero, Junichi, somewhat manages to get away for a day and give her an expensive coat. He also assures her that once he passes for the uni, she gets keys to his apartment. The story ends where we see both of them at the apartment watching fireworks, indicating closure for this arc.

I’m not sure if I’m going to blog on Sae or Kaoru but I will definitely be blogging about Morishima-senpai. Woof!

Verne

Update: Morishima Arc – It’s here ~

Amagami SS Plus Episodes 1 – 2

Amagami

Amagami SS

Ok, this is going to be a change of pace in terms of my choice for anime viewing. Rom-com? Naah. To those who are not familiar, Amagami SS is an anime adaptation of the game “Amagami” – which is a Japanese dating simulation game developed by Enterbrain for the Playstation 2 console.

The Girls of Amagami SS

The Girls of Amagami SS. From L - R : Kaoru, Sae, Ayatsuji, Ai, Haruka, and Rihoko.

You play as Junichi. Typical high school student. So, there’s six girls with six different paths. You can choose which girl would you like to win over. You can get different type of endings – a good ending, bad ending. and a best ending – depending on the girl you pick. Here’s a sample of its gameplay for the PS2. You can probably ignore the Japanese narrator.

And you wonder why people play this? Text ftl, a few buttons pressed, and a save file. Wow. Might as well put it to good use. Learn some Japanese!

Now, Amagami SS Plus is actual the sequel to Amagami SS. Amagami SS Plus has only 12 episodes and it allots 2 episodes per character compared to Amagami SS’s 26 episode format which gives each girl 4 episodes each plus 2 special episodes for bonus characters.

Episodes 1 – 2 are for Ayatsuji Tsukasa’s character – ah yes, the split personality class president. For a certain timeline, I believe this takes place after Christmas Eve. Not going too far in the future wherein they have a daughter. Forgot the spoilers. My bad. lol. I’m not going to go too much in depth but I’ll do a short summary.

In a nutshell, Ayatsuji runs for school president. Votes Junichi (Leading male. You get to play as him in the game) as her vice-president. Enter a third wheel – a first in the tv series, Kurosawa.  She’s a girl whose out to prove her superiority over Ayatsuji by attempting to steal Junichi. Ayatsuji wins presidency and they end up together. Cameo by other girls and of course, the backrub!

Ayatsuji's Backrub

Ayatsuji's Backrub in Junichi's Imagination

Despite the gravure photoshoot, the moral support behind Ayatsuji’s presidency and the thoughtful dog rescuing, it eventually led to this…

A Sappy, Fantasy-turn-Reality Moment with Junichi and Ayatsuji

So if you haven’t watched the episodes yet, I’d go watch the first two.

Episode 1

Episode 2

If you want to read about my favorite Fate Zero episode, click on the link.

Update:  Nanasaki Arc and Morishima Arc summaries are up.

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