Since anime has always been behind with ‘adaptation’, I got too excited and went all out with reading light novels, namely those two.
Reading light novels have always been that one way you can spoil yourself and still be left with huge amount of imagination because lots are still lacking. Unlike Manga, adaptations from light novels to anime can be done with serious amount of compromises which most of the time improves the quality of the content.
So, even with event spoilers, you’ll still be left to wonder how it will go down in anime if it does at all…
Given that it is A-1 Pictures adapting both of these two titles, I have extremely high hopes that they will adapt the entirety of source material.
As of this post, Eromanga-Sensei! has reached Volume 9.
While on the way there has been a bunch of fun trip just like OreImo has been. We’re finally left with the same move being pulled on us albeit less creepy.
Here’s an event that happened on volume 8:
“What is it? Sagiri.”
“Can… Can I stop calling you “Onii-san’?”
The little sister said those words with a smile.
And along with it, tears started flowing down.
“Can… Can I stop pretending to be a little sister?”
Of course, I couldn’t ask why.
After all, we’ve already talked a lot about the past to understand each other.
“I’ve already talked a lot about myself, right? …Then, you should understand, right? I… I don’t want to become siblings with you.”
Sagiri is holding her fist on her knee.
And with a slight whisper,
“I, I… The relationship that I wish for is, not family…”
I stopped Sagiri’s line with my hand and voice.
“You’ve also heard my story, right? If so, you should’ve understood too. What I want is a family. I really, really want it no matter what.”
Sagiri is looking down dejectedly.
Even so, I don’t intend to give up on this.
I also don’t intend to let my little sister have such a sad face.
That’s why, I’m going to move forward with my plan.
I’ll probably regret it, but if it was the younger me, I’d probably shout it out without any hesitation.
Who the fuck cares? Or so.
That courage is now, slowly coming back to me.
“Sagiri. Please marry me.”
Well, the story is not ending there so let’s just wait and see what the author will pull this time.
Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata
News has been out and about for a while now that the entire series will end on the thirteenth volume, which means one last volume that contributes to the main story since currently there are twelve volumes out.
Given how first season of the anime covered up to volume 4, second season should cover up to volume 8 which means you can expect dark drama.
If A-1 is do things right, the final third season will happen. Pray!
** I am removing this section (marked by 5 *’s) soon because the anime’s second season will most definitely cover this part**
While I really wanted to put these in my Kato Megumi post and extend its length to over four thousand words (haha!), they are all spoilers and will affect the way you see her today before any more adaptation is out. Well I did put it in the title; this is a pure spoiler post so if you’re come this far, let’s go all the way to the near end!
Kato’s ponytail has grown so long she let it go, drastically changing her appearance to look indifferent to Utaha.
Personality wise, she still retain the occasional flatness but everything else about her dramatically changed. Most people will agree that she turned dark, even darker than Utaha.
Tomoya forced an apology onto Kato for not consulting her before making rash decisions which caused Eriri to fall ill and the game to not finish the way she wanted, all the while not telling her that all of this happened when they were extremely near the deadline.
Unable to hold her feelings (of mostly grudge), Kato let out her tears of pain, followed by a scream of anger. It was at this very moment – EVERYTHING about Kato that we know vanished for a good few minutes.
Kato cried and got angry then went cute. Well then, nothing is going to save me now!
Oh damn, why haven’t I said this earlier? Guess I’ll just put it here, surely it’s not too late.
Yes, you can probably judge that scene alone and say that Saekano turned into a quality melodrama, like, dropped majority of the comedy (Michiru remained the only pure comedic character in there), taking the romance part and just went that way.
Here’s some more to prove that’s the case. This time Utaha gets the shit thrown at her. Notice that Utaha stopped calling Tomoya ‘Rinri-kun‘ and called him by his name (Tomoya-kun) instead. That should be enough to spell out her seriousness.
At the same time, Eriri having not said anything about her departure to Kato, has chosen to betray Tomoya and ultimately Kato, who had just recently lectured Tomoya on how friends shouldn’t be hiding secrets.
Tomoya went home and walked up the hill where he had his fateful encounter with Kato last year.
“The cherry blossoms are blooming.
Completely different from last year, the flowers are blooming.
…No, the cherry blossoms are the same.
It’s just that everything else is different.”
Tomoya noted that he was not the same boring consumer otaku from a year ago, but lamented that he was all alone in his broken world. Blessing Software was no more, Tomoya thought as he hurried home so he could lock himself in his room and cry his heart out.
A strong gust of wind stopped Tomoya in his tracks and he quickly closed his eyes. When he looked again, he caught the sight of a certain someone before him.
Having realized what he’d been missing all along, Tomoya broke down in tears before the ever so nostalgic, true heroine that was Kato Megumi.
In a new day, Tomoya realized that both Eriri and Utaha were better off not being in Blessing Software and went to the shinkansen station to wish them luck. Eriri struggled to speak to Tomoya properly because she knew what horrible deed she’d done to him. She requested that she kept Tomoya‘s glasses which was bought for by Kato (since she still held Kato dear but unable to face her).
Kasumigaoka Utaha one upped Eriri by having herself a better memoir – Tomoya‘s first kiss.
Eriri: “W-w-what are you doing?! That should have been…should have been me!”
Utaha: “But you’re in the same school right? If you did something like that wouldn’t you be too embarrased to see each other in school?”
Eriri: “*beep* you! I will beat you to *beep*! Looks like I really can’t team up with someone like you!”
Utaha: “Girls shouldn’t say things like dangerous things like ‘*beep* you’…well, I can understand how you’d be jealous of ‘the first woman’ though…”
Eriri: “You’re just mad that you don’t have a past bond right?!”
Utaha: “…Who knows? What are you talking about anyway?”
Tomoya: “Give it a rest you two! If you keep arguing here the Shinkansen is going to…eh?”
Eriri: “Where? Where did the train go?”
Before they know it, their train has already left.
Skipping four volumes to a rocky path near end
The show got super intense halfway through the finish line, writing about how they reconcile will break my heart just like Kokoro Connect did so I won’t.
Let’s just get to the part we all are waiting for, from a romance show that is.
The destined girl.
In volume 12 we’re given back the good old times when the members of Blessing Software were able to be together, work together and enjoy things together.
Except for the flat girl who, having hung out with a bunch of Otaku for sooooooo long, has finally got a massive dent in her mental state. To top it all off, Tomoya has been a horrible gentlemen for a long time. Hey now, at least you should be thankful he isn’t a dense one.
Having feel betrayed by Tomoya (find out for yourself as to what the ‘betrayal’ really is), Kato is left to feel void and sad.
Luckily, Kato has always been a strong willed one and as soon as she decides to do something, well shit you know it’s just going to happen.
Meanwhile, Michiru still acts like a clown…
A somewhat happy near end
Kato makes compromise in response to Tomoya’s selfishness, shows up at his house without telling him. There she meets Eriri whose friendship with her has recently mend.
For the last time, Utaha tries to rape Tomoya (long live the gag!) only to be interrupted by Michiru in scene.
At the end we have an epilogue that will decide flat out how things will roll.
The confession is made. Thank god it took half the time Nisekoi needed.