Day 13 and favourite single episode of an anime…
This is really kind of hard because most anime aren’t really episodic so individual episodes don’t tend to stand out because they don’t make sense without the context of the rest of the show.
Still, there are two individual episodes that do stand out.
The first was that episode from Assassination Classroom season 2.
(Don’t look if you don’t want spoilers.)
Yep, season 2 episode 24: Graduation Time.
I was a complete mess after watching this episode. It is so incredibly slow and drawn out and it does everything possible to wring every single emotion out of the situation. Usually I’d call such an overt effort to make me cry contrived but it was so incredibly effective I really don’t think it is a valid criticism at that point.
If you actually click the link to my review of the episode you can see I was deeply moved by that episode and that feeling certainly stuck. I still get a bit teary thinking about it.
The other more recent episode that hit me hard came from My Hero Academia. Season 2 Episode 9, or episode 22 depending on how you are counting episodes. I’m apparently not alone in having a huge response to this episode and there were definitely some truly amazing blog posts written about it in the week following its release. Uraraka fights Bakugo and what could have been a quick and dirty fight turned into something that truly amazed pretty much everyone.
Seriously awesome episode that will leave you totally in love with these two characters and sets up the next episode beautifully.
I am aware these are both pretty recent but I honestly seldom remember individual episodes of older series. Generally after the first watch I tend to watch things in bulk so I remember the story and the sequence of events rather than how many episodes in I am. Still, these two episodes were fantastic.
What are your thoughts on favourite episode from an anime?
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