Ghost Hunts, Judo Clubs and an upcoming Beach Trip!
Helloo SYD episode 6!
It begins with an uncharacteristic pretend creepy atmosphere which sets up the ghostly focus of the first part of the episode.
There are rumours going around Osai Academy that there are ghostly goings on in the second year girls’ bathrooms and surrounding corridors which are freaking the student body the heck out.
News gets to the Student Council through the freaked out student’s use of their inappropriately decorated ‘student suggestion box.’
Aria states that it’s just about time for these stories to start showing up as they are part and parcel of the summer season and we find out that Suzu doesn’t really handle scary stuff that well (much like yours truly) while Shino is a quite a fan of the supernatural.
Unsurprisingly Suzu also prefers to believe it’s all just made up and normal guy Tsuda is very bland about the situation as per usual!
Somebody save Suzu!!
In any case, the student council makes some quick preparations and heads out on an investigation trip, half due to student requests and half due to the fact that Shino is the student council president and she’s excited.
You’d think she was joking but then you realise… it’s Shino.
As the crew finds out, comically enough, that the sounds bothering the students and starting all the rumours was non other than the often inappropriate Naruko-sensei who managed to burrow into a secluded dark space just so she could ‘enjoy’ a confiscated boys-love manga.
Leave it to her to cause all that commotion over… dodgy stuff.
Tsk tsk Naruko-sensei, Fujoshi much? 😛
Naruko-sensei also manages to confiscate another magazine, this time geared to males and Shino and Aria manage to tell Tsuda not to read it only moments after they spend a rather long time oggling the pages of the boys love manga and talking about a certain character’s stained pants… poor Tsuda.
The Judo club gets a revisit during the next part of the episode with Shino and Takatoshi ending up watching an after school practice out of curiosity. Judo club president Mutsumi seems to be handling things well with the club members working hard together… imagined in many incorrect and very much wrong ways by Shino as Tsuda pops several sweatdrops nearby.
Scene reminds me of a certain Railgun beach episode ;D
The last part of the episode is dedicated to the girls planning swimsuits for their student council bonding experiment taking place at the beach. Shino claims the trip is a yearly event that all Osai student councils experience but I’m sure Tsuda will end up wondering if that’s truly the case as they head out next episode!
With a friend like Aria… who needs beach balls o.o;
Admittedly, episode six wasn’t an amazingly hilarious SYD episode… which at least for me who usually goes for the kind of jokes they like to throw out was kind of surprising. I thought the beginning ghost story was pretty so-so (read meh) since they played it for quite a considerable amount of episode time without really delivering anything hilarious at the punch line.
In my opinion they should have cut down on the pseudo suspense in the beginning and just went with a couple more minutes of milking the fact that it was Naruko-sensei causing trouble all along. I did like Shino’s ghost hunting get-up though, talk about being prepared for any (ridiculous) situation.
I’m sure some people will think I’m only saying the humour was weak because there wasn’t much Ranko Hata in this episode and I’m being moody because my Kuroko fix was unsatisfactory, but they might be right so I’m just gonna let that slide lol.
I did enjoy checking out Mutsumi’s Judo club though, especially since her short haired blonde friend decided to throw in with a Mutsumi loves Takatoshi tease. If he ever gets a “suitable” love interest, I’m banking on her since the girls of the student council would probably eat him up. Not to mention Naruko-sensei who would probably eat him up quite literally and Ranko Hata who would probably expect him to eat her up as she does enjoy portraying him as a raging, hormonal teen male.
Shino’s hiccupping escapade just reminded me of that Azumanga Daioh episode where Osaka gets the hiccups and the Azu Daioh girls try all sorts of things including trying to beat them out of her. Shino’s hiccups kind of just fizzle out and I wondered why they chose to keep it in the episode at all since Azumanga already did it and they did it better. I have to admit that the comment might be a little redundant as though I like SYD, Azumanga as another 4-koma to anime creation is just in a league of its own.
Bringing it back to the positives, the best part of the episode has to be the girls gearing up for the student council beach trip coming up if only for the fact that there’s something to look forward to next episode. As we’re all aware, there’s usually a beach episode in most school life/ comedy anime and I do wonder if SYD is planning on delivering anything original during the trip coming up.
All in all, I probably laughed the least during this episode than all the others and it wasn’t LOL laughter either… much more like solo chuckling. But still, I can’t really complain. As I’ve said before, it’s SYD and they throw out joke after joke. It’s hit and miss and the fact that a lot of this episode was a miss for me doesn’t mean it’s a miss for everyone else… still watching 😛
The two things that were up this episode were fan service and the amount of perverted jokes! Shino was tamer this episode but Aria seamlessly took over her post as pervy joke maker and is sure to raise a couple of eyebrows with her antics. Maybe the fan service was supposed to balance out the lack of humour that actually ended up being funny 😛
As we thought, the preview shots have confirmed that we have a beach episode coming up! The titles for next week’s SYD 7 are ‘It’s getting bigger’ and ‘Boy Love with Tsuda-kun’ ^^;; I’m hoping next week will be a bit better with the laughs since this week was pretty meh for SYD.
Also, I’m rooting for a bit more Ranko Hata action… I’m sure she’ll be able to stalker her way into the beach trip. So many upcoming chances of catching Shino and Aria in… and out of swimsuits! She’s gotta be there! Not sure if she can stalker her way out of it though since Shino and Aria are rather fond of tag-teaming her and deleting her photos. Too bad they’re not Level 5’s 🙁