Maids, Butlers and fighting bears… Oh my!
Welcome to more cross dressing butlers! First I want to give a shout out to Jrow for letting me tag on the recent Penguindrum episode! Thanks again, buddy. Well, this is another one of those series I really do enjoy watching every week, Kanade and Subaru make each episode so much fun. Of course I can’t leave out Kureha, she is slowly becoming a favorite of mine; stuck at a current third though. Anyway time for the review! Enjoy.
Plot this week follows Subaru getting booted from Kanade’s mansion and forced to move in with Jirou becoming his personal butler; however after Subaru learns Kureha is away at a camp she quickly begins to panic. The idea of being alone with Jirou causes some chaos for her as Kureha and Kanade also crash their alone time. Subaru and Kanade have a contest to see who can serve “master” aka Jirou better until he passes out from catching a cold. Jirou also gets recruited by Kanade to mend a few issues between Subaru’s father and his daughter. Also, Kanade gives Jirou a special reward near the end of this episode.
Jirou- “I do believe I am suddenly attracted to cats in suits.”
As you can tell Jirou opens the door to find a neko-Subaru outside! Instant moe heart attack anyone? Well, turns out she has been booted out of Kanade’s mansion and requests to stay at his house. Sounds harmless, right? But Subaru learns from Jirou that his sister is currently away at camp, which makes her instantly think all kinds of bad thoughts about them together. Subaru even goes far enough to train with Jirou and even enters the bath to wash his back for him. Damn it man! You will make tons of fans super jealous, Jirou. Before anything can really happen, Kureha arrives! She got into a fight with a bear in the woods and well it broke her arm… I mean don’t you hate it when bears up and break your arm? IT RUINS CAMP! Naturally Kureha is onto her brother after spotting some random girl’s bra and panties and kicks the bathroom door in only to find Subaru in the bath, which causes her to pass out.
For some reason, hearing Hanazawa fighting this fluffy bear was so cuteeeooooo!
Jirou- “Ah nothing like a hot bath, to get away from my life…”
Subaru- “Damn that Kureha! We were about to do lots of censored things.”
Subaru- “Oh there is nothing bad here just a couple of bros taking a bath together, honest.”
Poor Kureha, passing out like that, well she would have killed Jirou in a matter of minutes. After she recovers, she joins Subaru and her brother for some lunch. As they finish up another unexpected visitor arrive: Kanade dressed up as a maid. I assume she was super lonely without her precious Subaru. Kanade even gets kicked out, but challenges Subaru to a battle of service for master Jirou.
Kanade- “That’s right, I will become queen of the maids! JUST YOU WATCH!”
Sexiest fight ever! And Kanade’s outfit so very nice.
Kureha-“Oh my god, this is so wrong but so right!”
During the contest between Subaru and Kanade that involves making Jirou eat an apple slice, he gets a bit light headed and passes out. Kureha begins to panic and cries out for him not to die! Apparently something like this has happened in the past in their family or it’s simply a childhood trauma of losing a parent. However Jirou wakes up in his bed with Subaru playing nurse, sorry there were no nurse cosplays this time. Though, Subaru’s nurse abilities need work! I think she causes more harm than good, but at least she means well enough. Kanade enters the room later on and drags Jirou on a side mission to have a chat with Subaru’s father, who is in a bit of trouble with his daughter. She currently hates him for the previous beat down of Jirou as the wolfman.
Poor Jirou! He doesn’t look so good after surviving Subaru’s medical skills.
Nagare- “Jirou, I am your father! Just kidding, wouldn’t that suck? I MEAN REALLY?!”
Subaru- “SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH, POPS! AAHHH!”
Before Jirou can actually sit down to talk to Subaru’s father she arrives to drop kick her old man… ah family bonding, isn’t it just wonderful? Subaru is really worried about Jirou and tells him to get back home, he on the other hand really wants to see Subaru and Nagare get back together and hug things out. Subaru fights the idea but remembers how Kureha acted when she thought Jirou was going to die. She has a similar story about her mother, so she can really feel for Kureha and his family. Jirou passes out after pushing himself too far and gets a nice long hug from Subaru after he releases her from being his butler. The following day at school Subaru thanks Jirou for helping out with her father, Kanade listens in and steals a nice kiss from him which shocks him completely! Can anyone say possible love triangle??
Subaru and Kanade witness Jirou being awesome!
Daaawwwww moment of this episode! Lucky Jirou.
Best kiss award goes to these two for summer so far.
Time to que up the WOW!
Kanade is ready to serve you.
Subaru- “It’s not like I want to Nyan for you or anything, nyaaaaaa.”
Kanade-“I might have to steal you away forever, Jirou…”
Now that was a highly entertaining episode! Things sure are going quite well for this series. I guess it was nice to see more Jirou and Subaru getting some time to be together even if it didn’t last too long, thanks to Kureha interupting the fun. Ah well this is the kind of random fun that makes Mayo Chiki the type of show it is; fan service without going too extreme. Anyone else die laughing with Kureha fighting that bear?! I got some major Gintama and Softenni flashbacks because there are bear versus humans in those two series as well. I guess Japan has an odd relationship to bears and wild animals? Not sure what bear fight I liked more Mayo or Gintama; even Softenni had an interesting bear fight too.
Now for Kanade’s arrival dressed as a maid! I think she has a jealous side to her character, after all she has been pairing Jirou and Subaru together on these random side events. Either that or she was just really really lonely! Missing Subaru’s attention? I was happy to see her around, she always makes me wonder what kinds of plots or plans she has cooking up in her mind. And that apple move?! LOL nice moves there Kanade, I loved Kureha’s expression when she saw Jirou and Subaru about to lock lips, ahaha such a great reaction from her. So I guess the girls can have a bit of boys love with Subaru x Jirou.
I wasn’t expecting Kureha to flip out after Jirou passed out, then again I get the feeling these two are really close even though she kicks his ass all the time. After all they do say if you hit a certain person you really do care for them, just in their own way of course. I argue with my own sister all the time but I know in the end we always make up afterwards; well try to! Anyway, we will eventually learn more about Jirou and Kureha’s father. I can only assume he died when they were really young or Kureha witnessed him passing? So it was nice to see some special connection between Jirou’s life and Subaru, sure it might be super cheesy and generic but hey it works. Overall another fantastic episode! Really looking forward to more episodes like this, oh and I can’t forget the best kiss ever! Damn that was really like Whaaaaat?! Go, Kaneda! I will admit I cheered a bit on that one ahaha.
Saw a tsundere twin- tail’s panties? Achievement unlocked
Next week! A brand new character joins the series, aka Masamune Usami voiced by Ise, Mariya! She does appear to be the usual tsundere type of character. I guess we will find out soon! Thanks for reading.