Animenewsnetwork - Ah, New Year's Eve: a worldwide holiday that prompts people to look back on the past twelve months and think about how their lives have changed. That introspective mood is useful in a fictional environment, since it gives writers an excuse to show how their characters have developed over time. Perhaps that's why character-focused slice of life shows sometimes use New Year's Eve as a setup for their final episodes. Or, if you're the writers of Gourmet Girl Graffiti, you can jump the gun and do it in episode nine. Whatever floats your boat.