The first post of 2011 is here!
Otome Youkai Zakuro ended up being one of my favorite series from the Fall 2010 season. Essentially all my thoughts from my first impressions post are still relevant and true even after I finished watching the final episode.
At the heart of the series, there is a serious story about Zakuro’s past and that of half-spirits. Everything ends up being resolved very nicely, with all loose ends tied up (both in plot and relationships). The character pairings were pretty obvious with no real rivalry going on.
All in all, Otome Youkai Zakuro is the way a 13-episode series is meant to be done, with a character-driven story planned and spaced out between the episodes in such a way that everything fits.
Rating: Very Good