Synopsis
Rokka and Atsushi continued to sort things out, while Ryousuke watched patiently.  After Rokka convinced Atsushi to give the body back to Ryousuke, it seemed as if she was going to the death with Atsushi.  Fortunately, Atsushi left and allowed Rokka to keep living.  Ryousuke and Rokka stayed together until they died.  In the end Atsushi's soul was wondering around the shop.  He asked Rokka's and Ryousuke's grandson to throw his things away because he did not need them anymore.

Analysis
Natsuyuki Rendezvous ended at episode 11.  The final episode managed to wrap things up in a good, but somewhat predictable, way.  Natsuyuki Rendezvous was a good series overall, but I feel it was weak in the second half.  I would like to have seen more story and character development, instead of 5 episodes of fairy land.  Natsuyuki Rendezvous was an enjoyable and unusual series with very good animation.  I just wish it had been better executed.  This last episode gets a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Suddenly both Ryousuke and Atsushi found themselves arguing in the fairy world.  The fight escalated to the real world, where Ryousuke (now as a wondering ghost) realized that Atsushi had hijacked his body to be with Rokka.  Atsushi kept acting like a jerk toward Ryousuke, but he seems to have realized that it is too selfish to wreck the life of Ryousuke and potentially Rokka's.  She also seems to have realized that although she feels happy to have interacted with Atsushi again, she is already in love with another man.

Analysis
Episode 10 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous did a better job showing the direction the show is going to take.  Atsushi seems ready to move on after seeing how much his rival loves her former wife.  Ryousuke seems very sure of himself and is ready to return to normal life.  Rokka seems to have found closure with Atsushi's death.  The big question to be solved is what is going to happen with the relation between Rokka and Ryousuke.  The next episode needs to be great to get everything right.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Ryousuke continued to wonder in the fairy world.  While hiking Rokka again remembered the last days of Atsushi.  Meanwhile, Atsushi arrived at a three in the mountains and began digging.  Rokka saw this, and after further remembrance, appeared to have concluded that somehow Atsushi was inside Ryousuke's body.  The episode ended with an outburst of tears and emotions from Rokka.

Analysis
In episode 9 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous the story continues to feel stuck in a slump.  Learning more about Rokka's and Atsushi's past is always emotional and noslagic, but this anime needs to reach a conclusion eventually.  I cannot really analyse more because not much happened.  This episode gets a 8 out of 10. 
 
 
Synopsis
Rokka continued to wonder who had remade the same bouquets Atsushi once had made for her.  Atsushi (still inside Ryousuke's body) took off to a hiking place.  Ryousuke's soul/spirit continued to wonder what to do.  To further complicate matters, the Rokka with Ryousuke's soul/spirit warned him to be careful if he wanted to return to his physical body.  At the end the episode Rokka seemed to have gone hiking too.  Finally, the real Ryousuke seemed to be read to take action and get his body back.

Analysis
Episode 8 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous continues to be stuck in a slump.  Rokka is understandably confused, and Atsushi is doing some jerky things.  The only bright things were that we saw more Atsushi and Rokka back story, and Ryousuke appears to be in his way to recuperate his body.  The next episode will be crucial in determining if Natsuyuki Rendezvous can go from a very good series to a potentially great show.  This slumping episode gets a 8 out of 10.  
 
 
Synopsis
After Rokka confessed to the possessed Ryousuke that she is also in love with him, Atsushi asked Rokka to spend the day with him.  After having sex, Atsushi mysteriously left Rokka at the shop.  Meanwhile, Ryousuke soul/spirit continued to wonder around (this time in a red sea with a siren Rokka), trying to figure things out.  At the end of the episode, Rokka opened the shop and was overwhelmed with emotions, seeing a vision of Atsushi and several floral ornaments.

Analysis
Episode 7 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous was kind of slow and stale.  Rokka, however, seems ready to finally move on.  I highly questioned Atsushi's decision to not return Ryousuke's body immediately after Rokka's confession.  The good news is that Atsushi seem to have made up his mind to leave Rokka for good.  I am ready to see the real Ryousuke back in action.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10. 
 
 
Synopsis
Rokka and Atsushi (still inside Ryousuke's body) had an awkward moment after she asked him to watch his back.  Despite not being comfortable with Rokka falling in love with another man, Atsushi pointed out to her that she never had refused him (the real Ryousuke), and criticized her for putting her dead husband as an excuse.  Meanwhile, Ryousuke's soul/spirit continued to be in fairy land.  At the end of the episode Rokka confessed to Ryousuke (still possessed by Atsushi) that she also loves him.

Analysis
In episode 6 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous the anticipated breakthrough seems to have finally arrived: Rokka's decision to move on and return Ryousuke's affection.  This was another emotionally charged episode.  Atsushi gained more points in my book because of his attitude to motivate Rokka to move on and fall in love again.  Also, this episode reminded us of how beautiful (especially when showing flowers) the animation can be.  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
While in Ryousuke's body, Atsushi tried to act as much as Hazuki, but Rokka noted weird things.  She thought that Ryousuke was very drunk.  Atsushi decided to change Ryousuke's image by wearing glasses (after he broke Ryousuke's contact lenses) and cutting his hair.  Atsushi apparently expected a negative impression from Rokka, but apparently the opposite occurred.  There were also more flashbacks and insights from Rokka and Atsushi's past.  Meanwhile, Ryousuke's soul/spirit seems to be traveling in a fairy land with a younger Rokka looking for a prince.

Analysis
Episode 5 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous was interesting.  We learned more about Atsushi's personality.  He seems to have become a loner and bitter man as a result of his chronic poor health.  I am hoping for a breakthrough with Rokka finally getting over Atsushi's death.  There is progress, but it seems very slow at times.  This episode gets a 8 out of 10. 
 
 
Synopsis
Ryousuke decided to invite Rokka to an amusement park she once visited with Atsushi.  Ryousuke wanted to see Rokka smile, just like she was in a picture taken with Atsushi when they went to the same park.  The date was bittersweet because Ryousuke and Rokka had a good time, but she ended up crying, remembering Atsushi.  After Ryousuke apparently felt rejected by Rokka (after proposing to have sex with her), he got drunk and agreed to let Atsushi borrow his body.

Analysis
Episode 4 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous was very enjoyable but also sad.  Atsushi's tears, after taking over Ryousuke's body, were very touching.  After watching a third of Natsuyuki Rendezvous, I am very glad I picked this series to follow and blog about.  My only little gripe is that Rokka seems to not really being able to move on from Atsushi's death.  Otherwise, Natsuyuki Rendezvous has been a great series and a joy to watch.  This episode gets a 10 out of 10.  
 
 
Synopsis
Rokka was in bed with a cold.  Despite Atsushi's opposition, Ryousuke went to comfort Rokka, and she responded to him by hugging him.  Atsushi became so upset that apparently made Rokka's room and the shop shake up.  Ryousuke proposed to help Atsushi to move on.  Atsushi accepted, but he wants to borrow Ryousuke's body first.  Rokka and Ryousuke continued to get closer, but her memories and Atsushi's attitude seem like a great barrier. 

Analysis
Episode 3 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous was more dramatic than the first two.  We continue to see that Rokka and Ryousuke are very attracted to each other, but they have a long way to go before they can stay together.  It was also kind of scary to learn that Atsushi might be able to move physical objects.  I am still adoring this series.  I give this episode a 9 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Atsushi remembered the time when he was alive at the start of the episode.  Things between Ryousuke and Rokka seemed to be stuck thanks, in part, to the ghost of Atsushi making life hard for Ryousuke.  Despite this, Ryousuke took Rokka again to dinner.  Things were getting steamy until an insult from Ryousuke directed at Atsushi reminded Rokka of how much she suffered and cried when her husband died.

Analysis
Episode 2 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous was very bittersweet.  In the one hand, Rokka and Ryousuke seem very attracted to each other and ready to move to a more physical relationship.  But at the same time, Rokka has not fully come to terms with Atsushi's death.  I am enjoying this series tremendously, and I look forward to more great episodes.  This episode gets a 10 out 10.