Junjou Romantica 3 ~ Episode 1 [First Impressions]

KYYAAAA, it’s aired at last, my number one most anticipated show of this season…well, now number two, but I’ll get into that tomorrow on a different post. Did this hold up to my lofty fan girl expectations? ABSOLUTELY, GAH, I’m SO happy to be back with Misaki and Usagi, Hiroki and Nowaki and….those two from the pairing I absolutely hate but will probably have to cover at least once this season….
-grumbles about the terrorist pairing-

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Anyway! I can’t recall the exact chapters this season picks up with but I do remember a lot of the events of this episode from the manga. From his brother coming to visit and reminding Misaki that he can’t freeload off Usagi forever. Well, he could, since they’re lovers but Takahiro doesn’t know that. To Misaki’s friend who nearly raped Usagi back in season 2 graduating.
To Usagi’s cousin moving in, I know all these events happen. Just like, were the all in one chapter? I’m struggling to remember that little detail. Oh well, whatever.

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I FELT SO WARM AND HAPPY, I’d almost forgotten how cute Misaki is. He’s so tiny and he gets so cute when he’s jealous. He totally doesn’t understand why Usagi will be jealous about something and then he’ll get jealous himself. In this series, all three couples have some sort of age difference and it complicates how the story is told.
Usagi and Misaki are the middle of the road with a 10 year age difference and they don’t let it affect their relationship at all. Funny enough, the one with the most age related issues is the one with the smallest gap of like 3 years but we’ll get to that when we get to a Nowaki/Hiroki episode.

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Usagi is just too cute as well, he’s such a large child with his collection of bears that EVERYONE knows how to bribe him with. So with Usagi’s cousin who is totally into him moving in, that’s going to complicate things. Wait, I think this is the cousin they end up match making with the cake girl. Well, on top of that we have the idea of Misaki getting a job and moving away or just telling Takahiro about their relationship.
Spoiler, they still haven’t told him in the manga, so it’s not gonna happen in this season of the anime.

The opening this season is also painfully cute, WAIT A SECOND, is that Isaka and his boyfriend? ARE THEY GOING TO COVER THAT PAIRING IN THIS TOO? I MEAN, IT’S NOT OFFICIAL TO EITHER JUNJOU OR SEKAI BECAUSE THE CHARACTER IS IMPORTANT IN BOTH AND GETS CHAPTERS IN BOTH. I LOVE THE ISAKA PAIRING!
Please let their prominence in the opening mean something. Also, I always forget how much Ijuuin-san looks like Takano. I thought that Takano for was in the opening for a second and I was like “Wait, that’s not the right series. Right author, wrong series.”

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As for the animation? It’s about the same as it’s always been, nothing too special but it fits Nakamura-sans work as it has for the past two season. Am I covering this? YES YES YES YES! I could not be more hyped for this if I tried, also, since it’s being simulcasted by Funimation I don’t have to wait forever and a day for the subs to come out, that was my biggest fear when I first signed up to watch this. Give me contrived yaoi drama Junjou Romantica, my body is ready!

~Midnight

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1 Response

  1. lilgamergal says:

    HYPE
    I squealed in my brothers ears when we went through what aired
    MY HEART MAN MY HEART SO EXCITED

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