Jirou- “So many girls so little drugs er I MEAN TIME DAMN IT!!”
|Karakuri here~! I’m back again for another episode of Mayo Chiki! Oho, this week looks like it will be interesting since Kanade randomly decided to invite all the girls over to sleep at the inn with them. Does this mean Subaru and Jirou are going to share a room? What kind of hilarity will ensue this week? Your thoughts, Fosh?|
|Welcome back to another exciting episode review of Mayo Chiki! That last episode left us hanging and wanting for more, I am happy there is some connection between Jirou and Subaru, well if only Usami can stop messing things up. Anyway tagging again with Kara for another fun episode, also I hope everyone has a chance to vote on the latest versus match between Madara and Kyubey!
Plot this week continues with all the summer fun with everyone staying in the same hotel, a random fan service filled hot spring scene with Jirou and Subaru and her father who causes trouble for them. The next day we learn why Subaru and Kanade ran away together, so Subaru can visit her mother’s grave while introducing Jirou to her mom giving us a dramatic scene between the two of them. Jirou does pass out and eventually wakes up to join the other girls in a battle game using paint, the prize just so happens to be Subaru as anime rules give her extra beauty points to win any contest.
Nagare- “Who’s strawberry shampoo is this?” Jirou-“I..I like how it smells in my hair!”
The episode begins with Subaru reading some random boys love stuff that Nakuru wrote herself, thanks to winning one of those sheep tickets making Subaru do whatever the cat girl wishes. The story is really embarrassing to Subaru as she throws the book out of the window which causes Nakuru to actually jump from the window; I wonder if Nakuru landed on her feet? The next random event takes place in the outdoor bath, yes the bath is a perfect place to hide from any fan service right? Well not so much as Jirou walks in on Subaru in the guys bath. She’s hiding out as a guy to confuse the girls that is until Subaru’s father arrives to give Jirou some hell about hanging out with his daughter, because friendship is pure evil.
Subaru- “Damn, I left my rubber ducky in the other bath…”
Angry punch from your Tsundere daughter = Family bonding time!
After Subaru kicks Jirou’s ass and does the same to her father, we have some fun with everyone at the beach with volleyball and then a short trip to the local festival. Where Usami and Kanade faceoff with a random shooting game, this is when Subaru sneaks off to have some alone time while she visits her mother’s grave. This whole event is the sole reason why Kanade decided to run off with Subaru; I guess Kanade really does care about her.
Kanade- “HA! My twintails are longer than yours! So I will win always.” Usami-“…..your logic…is broken.”
Somewhere Ichigo is in the background having an amazing battle against a hollow.
After Jirou wakes up from getting hot and heavy with Subaru clinging to him, we join the girls and Jirou as they play a crazy game to win a kiss from Subaru! So who won the beauty contest? Well, Subaru used her awesome anime powers to pull a win, so we have everyone running around with paint filled water guns. And with any anime law the main characters are the last standing contestants; Nakuru apparently is a pro at these games after she downs a soda that makes her drunk. Kanade sneaks her way close to Jirou and uses his glasses to distract the drunken cat girl and pulls a quick one on Jirou, hugging him close till he passes out. Kanade gets a kiss on her cheek from Subaru as her prize! Damn, no mouth to mouth kissing for those two.
Those guns are actually filled with acid….
Nakuru- “Muhahah I will auction these off at a high price!” Usami-“Noooooo!”
Kanade- “If you let me win, Jirou…I will do anything you want…” Jirou-“EVEN THAT?!”
Kanade gets love from guys and girls.
The ending scene was kind of nice too after Jirou wakes up AGAIN! Seriously he takes like three freaking naps during this episode. Anyway Subaru and Jirou talk about how close they have become as friends; however, Subaru tells Jirou she really wants to be more than friends with him! YES! I will take that as a one-sided confession, way to go, Subaru! Taking the lead right there.
More than friends! Awesome confession; your move next Jirou, what will you do?
Nagare- “You caught me! These are totally my favorite panties.”
Kureha dreams the American dream of flowers and sparkles
Subaru-“Oh hello there! Yes, I was totally checking you out while you slept.”
Lol another episode with swimsuits thrown in just because the animators can. They even added in yukata as well. It’s not summer in anime without yukata. Uwah~ this episode was hilarious as well. Of all the things to make Subaru do with a ticket, why make her read a BL novel? Lol. Though I admit, I wanted Subaru to continue reading (and so Kara finally reveals her fujiyoshi tendencies…). This is why Nakuru is awesome. I’ve probably said this a million times before, but I like her character a lot more than I originally did for sure.
There was a serious turn here though when they brought in the whole anniversary of Subaru’s mother’s death. It was sweet that they introduced Jirou as Suabru’s first friend in front of the grave stone too. I like how they randomly throw in seriousness to break up the hilarity. It makes this show feel like it actually has a plot. It’s hard to tell that Kanade cares for Subaru from how she acts, but this episode made me realize that she really does look out for her. Not just this episode, but even forcing Jirou near Subaru so she finally has a friend too (though I don’t know if this is what she intended when she started all of this). Their relationship is really ‘D’awwww’ worthy.
Poor Jirou though. I was totally Subaru’s fault (or her father’s too in a kind of indirect way) that he saw her in the hot springs, but he got a roundhouse kick to the face. He wasn’t wearing his glasses anyways, depending on how bad his eyesight is (or at least if it’s as bad as mine), he might not have seen much at all. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Persona, it’s that guys always end up getting the short end of the stick in hot springs scenes. I should have seen this coming. (And they were doing so well at somehow hiding Subaru from her dad… XD.)
What an interesting episode, sure we got our daily dose of fan service and LOL SUNBEAMS of censorship; yes they are alive and well in this series. I don’t really care too much for the fan service of Mayo Chiki, sure it’s great when it happens and always makes me laugh or go whoa! But this series really doesn’t need to force it out on the viewers. I did laugh when Subaru’s father kept walking back in on Jirou in the hot springs, LOL that guy is always a fun trip to watch. Subaru’s amazing jump kick punch combo! Damn that was really cool, a bit creepy at the same time as her dad needs to chill on the whole friendship between his daughter and Jirou.
I did like the hint of story we got with Subaru’s mom and I will say chibi Subaru was looking really cute in that butler uniform. But that really didn’t move me too much however it was kind of nice to see Jirou and Subaru grow a bit closer through that scene. Also, Jirou passes out like in every other scene! Well he does have an excuse with his whole girl thing. I thought it was great to see him suck it up and cling to Subaru seeing her crying like that so I forgive him for passing out every minute around the girls.
Now the festival mini game! That was really so much fun to watch with all the characters running around trying to win a kiss from Subaru. I was expecting Kanade to win because who could really beat that character?! Nakuru would have been a close second! Sadly Nakuru got plastered after drinking that soda. It was so hilarious, reminded me a bit of Yumekui Merry, well she doesn’t get drunk but can’t stand soda. I did enjoy watching Nakuru using her special drunk move against everyone stealing all those clothes. And to finish up THAT CONFESSION! Yes, about time Subaru tells Jirou how she really feels about him and the fireworks in the background were very fitting for a surprise moment of this episode.
Around the universe! Mayo Chiki in space!!
Next week! So many maids you will be wanting one of your own. Thanks for reading!