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Momokuri: Complete Collection (2015 - 2016/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B Sound: C+ Extras: C Episodes: B+

She's not his stalker, she is his girlfriend. Yuki Kurihara has been obsessed with Shinya Momotsuki (Momo for short) since she laid eyes on him. So what if she is a year older, so what if before they met she had she had been following and taking pictures of him, also collecting everything he touches. Now, they are officially boyfriend and girlfriend they have daily romances and revolutions. Each day as they get closer, their friends watch over their romances, they make fun of them as well as cheering them on, wondering how far Momo and Kurihara will go in Momokuri: Complete Collection (2015 - 2016).

Kurihara is totally obsessed with everything about Momo-kun, from his looks, to how he talks, acts, to how he gets flustered when he gets embarrassed. Even after becoming boyfriend and girlfriend, she continues her 'stalker-like' habits, taking secret pictures of him and collecting everything related to Momo. Momo is small and cute (for a boy), but he happy to have a cute girlfriend. He wants to be considered more mature and dependable. He is a little naive with the fact that he is unable to see Kurihara's weird behavior (but she's cute and as long as it makes her happy he doesn't really mind). Momo and Kurihara's relationship however never go beyond an 'elementary' level. Their friends act as a peanut gallery watching over them, they have fun together and teasing them and wonder when it will be their turn get a boyfriend or girlfriend.

This was a light comedy romance, filled with blushing girls and boys on their first dates and first times. The entire series is about high school drama of a boyfriend/girlfriend soap opera. It proves once more if you are a cute enough, you can get away with anything! But one cannot help think if the character's roles were reversed, guys would probably never get away with the same things as girls would.

The 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image on each episode is good and solid, but far from the best Sentai has out there, though part of it is the style of the show's art. The lossless Japanese DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo is a little underwhelming, has no kind of Pro Logic surrounds and makes one wish for a 5.1 mix. Extras include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.

Episodes include...

Confession! Momo-kun and Kurihara-san / Changing Clothes for the Season - Momo and Kurihara start dating and they meet each other's friends.

First Date?! / Study Session - Kurihara visits Momo-kun's home for the first time, but is she there to study ...or to study Momo?

Rio and Momotsuki I want to protect!! / Momo Collection Reaches 200 - Sakaki meets Momo's girl friend. Kurihara takes a picture of her and Momo together for the first time.

The First Time I Felt... / Rio and Kurihara Get Friendly Fast?! - The girls plan for a party together.

BBQ / Cousins and Bathing Suits - The girls go swimsuit shopping for a BBQ party.

Summer Festival / Getting Lost - Momo and Kurihara goes to a summer festival but get separated.

Momo-kun's Melancholic Sick Day / Shinya and Yuki - Momo gets sick and Kurihara gets a chance to play 'nurse' with him.

Beach Ball Panic / Kurihara-san, Spring Around - The group goes to the city pool and Kurihara finally gets a chance to show off her swimsuit to him.

It's Personal and Stuff! / A Date at the Amusement Park - Momo and Kurihara goes to the amusement park for the first time.

The Coral Festival / In Exchange for Candy... - Kurihara gets a chance to take pictures of Momo on stage.

Hanakuma / The Secret of the Tartar Sauce Omelet - Kurihara makes a bento for Momo, Momo wonders how she know all his favorite foods.

Excitement on Christmas! / Sick Day (Part 2) - Kurihara gets ready for Christmas and catches a cold instead. Momo comes over to visit and care for her.

Onsen Trip / Their Feelings - Momo, Kurihara and their friends head towards the hot springs. Momo tells Kurihara he realizes she is weird (and how she shows it) and she realizes that he's not perfect, but they still love each other anyway.

- Ricky Chiang


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