November 06, 2011

Ducks In Anime: Yuno What It Is

-Hidamari Sketch x SP Ep01
It's been a long time since we last got to hang with the gang from the Hidamari Apartments.  The arrival of the first of two Specials for the third series has fixed that, however, and with a vengeance! 

L to R: Nori, Nazuna, Yuno, Miyako, Hiro, Sae
The first half, where the six girls visit an art museum, is pretty much a perfect HidaSketch episode.  There's humor, kindness, fun... just a group of six different personalities doing things together.  If this doesn't sound like a great way to spend fifteen minutes, then the HidaSketch franchise is not for you.  Those of you who are fans of the show are probably scrambling for the torrent sites right now.  The second half, where the girls (minus Hiro and Sae, who are studying for college exams) visit an indoor swimming pool, isn't quite as heartwarming.  Point in fact, there's a lot of fanservice. 

Not that there's anything wrong with that... quite the contrary!  It just felt a little... wrong for HidaSketch.  As a visual exercise though, it was plenty good.  The Special ends with the sleepover from Vol 5 of the manga, where Yuno falls asleep as soon as it starts.  It's a little rushed, but still fun.

Then of course, there's Yuno's duckie.  How I've missed seeing it every week!  Well, there's still one more Special to go, and then the fourth season with air (date still TBA, last I checked).  Plenty of duckie still to come, and I for one wouldn't have it any other way.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:09 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 So they've banned the duck?
He is an eX duck?
Yuno has impaled him with her hair thingies?

Posted by: brickmuppet at November 06, 2011 10:26 PM (EJaOX)

2 Well, see, Yuno made a sculpture out of bath products, then decided that it needed something more.  So she added duckie, then decided that it needed her "signature."  So she added the hair thingies.  If you look carefully, they're resting on the cup as opposed to being stuck into the duck.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 06, 2011 10:36 PM (o45Mg)

3 If you say so.  Personally, it looks to me like someone was trying to crucify it between a pair of St. Andrew's crosses...

Posted by: Siergen at November 07, 2011 08:04 PM (sOpcO)

4 I was thinking rubber-band-powered paddlewheels.

Posted by: Mikeski at November 08, 2011 03:50 PM (GbSQF)

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