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Kannagi, “Karaoke Warrior Mike Takako”

Posted by Doug on December 9, 2008

As Kannagi seemed to be approaching the end of its anime run, I was predicting the storytelling to pick up a little, and I was wrong.  Instead of getting into the core “mythology” of the storyline (whatever happened with those bug-things seen in the first couple episodes?), Jin & Company spent the episode at a karaoke parlor.  All in all, not much happened.  Zange put the moves on Jin, Tsugumi was disappointed Jin did not pay much attention to her, and Jin was oblivious.

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The singing varies from good (Daitetsu) to bad (Akiba) to what the heck? (Nagi). It’s pretty sad when the highlight of an anime is the cameo appearance of characters from a different anime (the girls from Lucky Star, are, as always, in room 301).

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Yeah, this episode was disappointing. No story progression, nothing unexpected, nothing that was particularly funny or witty. This was only one step above a recap episode. I’m hoping that the last episodes of the series will make up for this…

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