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Posted 3/27/08 , edited 3/27/08
Find it here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/series-452/Strawberry-Panic.html

Under the house of god, do we turn our eyes away from what "vice" takes place in the anime world. To lessen the extent of your migraine, do not question why the creators placed a yuri under the presence of the church, nor why yuri happened (well that one shouldn't give you a headache), nor should we question the morality... Just accept those few points, and you will save yourself a sleepless night...

Alright, enough with the formalities... Yes, mmm that hot yuri love... no, no... If you want to find the full on girl on girl action, you've found the right place. Not-so-lacking-in-that-department... and better yet, you don't have to understand why everyone seems to be very open about it in front of the church, or why you seldom see the teachers, and head-master of a private institution, built upon a religious finding... But I guess the churches in Japan focus more on your abilities in speaking "French", and nourishing those small sweet little hearts, and letting them flourish amongst themselves... Oh why this quintessence of love at its pinnacle? How the angel is at reference at every view and angle! O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count
myself a king of infinite space, where it not that there where so many loose end. (And yes I somewhat quoted Hamlet there^^)

Oh no, no, the plot isn't lacking, not at all. But it seemed like Madhouse Studio picked up more than they could put down. The loopy, loose ends... the awkward situations, the inability to see an opportunity, and implement an the use of an apex to its full potential. In lamens terms, they simply tried to be to ambitious with placing all the relationships together, and trying to make it flow in one single story. I'm sure the manga would do it more justice, as it seemed to be intended as a form of short stories... And which it would seem logical to do with the anime as well, having watched through it all. *sigh* But with all that said, I didn't regret watching it.

The romance is well defined, just misleading. It doesn't take a genius to tie the ends together, but the viewer is just left hanging for the most part. But since I had to over look so many details, it may have desensitized me a little in the process of watching.

Yes you have your moments of lip action going on, or your quite frequent "bath-tub/shower" scene (and no, not as graphic as your are imagining), or even the "O wow, they had sex" passing through your own lips... But they did a good job to turn off the "sex" and retain some romance. But if you're a fan of yuri, then I'm sure you've already watched this anime...

For those who are just all to eager to go out and watch this, remember, don't think to much about the details...
"Why did you laugh then, when I said 'man delights not me'?" (Last Hamlet quote... of the day)

enjoy!
~Space
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Posted 3/27/08
Cant wait to see it.
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Posted 3/29/08


Enough said
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I finished watching this one today and I must say, Space, I couldnt agree more.

As such, there really isnt much else to add.
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Posted 4/1/08
Hahaha, I knew i hit the spot with that review^^
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Yeah, it was right on spot. Sadly, because of that, there really isnt much left to be said about it. I found it hard to come up with something else to add that might be significant. Sure, there is still a lot that could be listed and gone over, but not major that could add to the review you already did. This leaves others with very little to write about.
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Posted 4/1/08
but rant about the yuri scenes xD!!!
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