Now here’s my double episode post of TARI TARI episode 8 and 9. It’s somehow long… and yeah, this post somehow reflects my current outlook on the series. In a simple statement, I see TARI TARI right now as a so-so series with not much excitement or anything else. Of course it’s just my point f view. Some people out there probably see this series as something outstanding but for me, it’s just a series with a high and low episode that barely makes me want to watch it…
ANYWAY, read through the rest of my thoughts…
I don’t know if I should regret not watching this earlier or not since there are things I liked and disliked in this episode.
First let me go through what I like in here. As I have said in my last post, I really like Sawa’s story. It’s not that I can relate to her but I was really moved because of her inability to pursue what she wants to do. It’s funny how she blames her height as one of the reasons why she can’t enter the riding academy. But the part that I like most in here is when Sawa heard her father fighting for her with regards to the academy’s requirements and how Sawa is more than qualified when it comes to her interaction and experience with horse. I seriously almost tear up in there.
Other than that, another scene that I really liked in this episode was when they all sang for Sawa 😀 Their individual songs were pretty good most especially Wakana’s and Wien’s. It really shows off their character. And practically hearing Wien sing reminded me of Ittoki Otoya from UtaPri who was voiced by Terashima Takuma. That new seiyu Hanae Natsuki has now caught my attention. I’m definitely going to look forward to future roles of this guy :3
Now I’d like to go through the choir club’s audition. I guess this has got to be one of the things I dislike in this episode. I mean I never even saw them practice seriously and their audition is almost on the spot. And of course, we’re expecting them to get a slot for the school festival. How is that even possible? It’s because they are the main character. Tsss… Moreover, they only seriously cared for Sawa because they need her in the audition. Well okay, it was mostly Konatsu there but I guess this is just me complaining and getting annoyed.
The other thing that I disliked in this episode (or probably in TARI TARI in general) is how Konatsu (and the other girls) is always pushing away the guys – Taichi and Wien. In this episode, when they all decided to practice at Wakana’s place and find out that her room is too small to fit 5 people, Konatsu said that the guys would stay outside. I was like, WTF? Of course this isn’t the first time (and definitely won’t be the last time) she did this to the two of them. I don’t even want to enumerate everything but as of this episode, I’m just getting annoyed with it.
Hmmm… so TARI TARI really is a series that goes up and down for me although not really going to extremities. Comparing this episode to the previous one, it’s definitely below it. Honestly speaking, I’m pretty disappointed in this episode.
As usual, I won’t go through everything that happened in this episode. What I’d like to talk about first is Wien’s story which ended up as a disappointment. In the previous episodes, we were shown that Wien was writing letters for this person called Jan (according to the subs). Now, in this episode which I thought was a chance for Wien to have some character development, all we were told was that he met Jan and he was suppose to tell Jan about the Japanese culture. It was definitely funny how Wien even mentioned to Jan about the white rhino story the girls made up. Anyway, as of this episode, I don’t see anything deep in Wien’s character. All I see from him is how childish he is despite his age. He was definitely funny going so serious about the super sentai thing – Gambaraijers (that’s what the subs said but I think it’s Gamba’rangers’. LOL).
The other thing I’d like to talk about in this episode is Wakana’s willingness to write her song, the one that her mother started. I like seeing Wakana try her best to write the song and even go to the lengths of even asking other people about her mother. How Wakana will approach the vice principal is one thing I’m pretty curious about since she has to ask about her mother, right? :3 Also, as a music focus anime, I’m really looking forward to the music Wakana will compose(:
Now with less than 5 episodes to go, I still don’t have a clear view of how TARI TARI will end but it’ll probably be at the festival-thing where they will perform. Honestly speaking, TARI TARI had me confuse at whether liking it or not. It definitely isn’t a show that captures me that much. The dramas were so-so and the comedy (or should I even consider it comedy?) wasn’t so much funny at all. TARI TARI’s focus on the female characters had me disappointed in the series and the girls way of interacting with the boys weren’t really so fun at all…