I can rarely think of another series for which my enjoyment was so dependent on one character – but so it is with Amagami SS. It’s all about Haruka for me, and not just because she’s one of the sexiest anime characters ever (though she certainly is). It feels like a different series when she’s on-screen, with her kind yet sultry smile and mischievous allure. I even like Jun’icho better when he’s with Haruka. So while I didn’t give the first five BD extras any coverage, I thought I’d mention that the Haruka one is finally subbed. It’s barely three minutes long and not much more than a couple of fantasy sequences from Haruka’s perspective, set on the evening she (and her nightie) stayed over and Jun’ichi’s – but if you’re a big fan of Haruka, it’s definitely worth a look.
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – Special 01
This one is even short at 2:21, but as always with Jinrui, packs a lot into a little time. This short (to be continued, apparently) has a very “Through the Looking Glass” quality to it, as Watashi makes her way through a collection of Fairy-related items left behind at the office. Naturally these are all fairly trippy – a spare cloud? – but the kicker is a spoon that allows Watashi to scoop flour out of her brain box, but ultimately turns her fairy-sized (one pill makes you small…). Mini-Ika Musume this is not – it’s a very hallucinogenic theme, and it should be interesting to follow up.