Episode of the Week:
ef – a tale of memories – 10
This was another rather hard decision. I do want to state again that this award is only based really on the specific episode that was released this week (again, having to go by subs) It isnâ€™t a measure of what show is overall best up to this point. Ef â€“ a tale of memories and Myself; Yourself were both top contenders this week. Although ef has been an amazing show continually Myself is really picking up now that it is nearing its conclusion. I anticipate the next two weeks to both be a really close match because both of these shows are concluding in 2 -3 episodes. Most of the other shows that are technically in the running are not coming to a close for another three months, so while these two shows are in the last couple of episodes they are both top places, and as is the case with this week and last, the show between the two that didnâ€™tâ€™ win is easily in second place. That all being said, I have to give this award to ef.
Although Myself had a huge emotional scene involving Shuri and Shuu and seemingly concluding a huge point of drama that they brought involving not only them but their friends, ef still has it beat with its episode. The entire episode had me on the edge of my seat. This is the first episode to not split its focus between Hiro and Renjiâ€™s story. Focusing entirely on Hiro and the love triangle going on gave this show effectively double the impact that it normally seems to have. Really this episode completely concluded the love triangle effectively concluding half the series. There may be some loose ends they tie up, as they havenâ€™t really dealt with Kyosuke and there may be more closure for the girl who Hiro didnâ€™t end up with but this was a definite no return nail in the coffin for who Hiro ends up with in the scene that lead up to it had me on the edge of my seat and was just amazing.