While it’s not uncommon for TV anime to release a straight-to-video bonus episode or two, few has done it so tightly knit with the TV airing as Manabi Straight.
Having seen it almost half a year later, it also reminded me how much I miss this motley crew.
And UFOTable’s weird quirks.
Talking with a few people about this OAV reminds me how the saccharine-laced ending may be too much for some, and the bittersweetness does not hit the spot of ultimate satisfaction.
Still, bitterness and hardship are flavors of life that we all taste as we grow older. It brings character to a story, and gives the characters traction with the viewers’ minds.
For a bonus episode, this is heavy stuff. I guess that’s how Manabi Straight find its audience.
Celebrating the end of summer…a couple weeks late. Noticed the full moon?