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Otonari ni Ginga | A midseason review of sorts.

I will admit, I’ve been terrible with keeping up with anime this year. I’m just adding more and more onto my ever growing watch list to the point where I cannot ignore. A few weeks ago, you may have saw my “Otonari ni Ginga | First Impressions” blog. Since then I’ve watched a further three or so episodes. I just haven’t found a reason a reason to write a blog post about it… until today. I mean, I’m already midway though the anime so might as well.

the characters

I think it’s safe to say that Otonari ni Ginga as of right now is pretty average. I don’t really know what to make of Goshiki-san just yet. Like I think her character as a whole is in a weird spot. Is she interesting enough? Yes and no.

Yes, because she’s still a princess and like all things that come with royalty or anything with regards to nobility, there are things that she could not do while she was on her island. Now that she is off her homeland and somewhere more, I guess, liberal. She’s able to experience things that she wouldn’t have been able to do on her homeland.

You can also make the argument that Goshiki-san isn’t interesting because despite this ‘princess’ status, everything about her (what she could and couldn’t do) are all things you’d normally expect from an anime character who is part of a royal family. In which case you have to ask yourself, what makes her different from all the other characters that come from nobility? In my opinion, not much.

Then we have Kuga-kun, who probably is one of the blandest male characters I’ve seen in a long while. I don’t quite remember what I wrote in my first blog pertaining to Otonari ni Ginga nor am I really bothered to look. But if I were a betting man, I would think I mentioned something about the characters being one dimensional. Unfortunately for Kuga-kun, he is very much one dimensional and that’s a major problem for me.

He’s definitely a character you’ve seen before. He’s fairly oblivious to his surroundings and is easily flustered whenever anything ‘intimate’ happens around Goshiki-san. You know how it is, a character that is slowly falling head over heels for the female lead.

As a pair, Goshiki-san and Kuga-kun aren’t a strong pairing. I find Kuga-kun’s younger brother and sister to be more interesting than the older pair and I think the says a lot.

The Story up until now

Furthermore, the story up until now hasn’t been something to write home about. Which is why I found it hard to really find something to write about. I knew I wanted to atleast get three blog posts out relating to the anime — as it’s something I normally do for all anime I watch. But I didn’t know how I wanted to go about it.

I think that has to do with the fact that episodes three, four and five were pretty much empty episodes. Like nothing of note happened during them. I remember watching those episodes, going to bed, waking up to write a blog post about Otonari ni Ginga only to forget what I watched the day before.

I will admit, that was a little frustrating for me because I love anything romance (I read manhwas that specialize on romance, more on them soon). So I will always be critical, but I was more so frustrated with the fact that despite watching four episodes, I couldn’t recall anything memorable.

The only thing I really remember is when they decided to start dating. Other than that, I don’t remember much. There is a part of me that thinks this anime is a waste of time. However, the other half is saying “hang on and finish this anime, maybe there will be something good”.

Maybe there will be something good that happens towards the end of the anime. I certainly hope so, but right now, as it stands. The story itself isn’t that good at all.

I think it’s safe to say that right now it’s pretty hard for me to find a reason to continue watching this anime other than my “do not drop” rule. Which I’ve stuck by since the dawn of time. Hopefully that changes in the coming episodes.