Seriously, Yamato Just Won at Twister
|Man, I feel like I’ve been in every other post this past week and a half on Meta. We still got a week of shows to go, including Guilty Crown which I will be a weekly contributor on.
Note: I’ll be away later this week thru next, so for the Majikoi readers out there, I’ll be seeing you later.
Miyako thinks she’s gonna be able to molest Yamato, but he’s substituted himself for a “Big Magnum” pickle in his bed.
Yamato wasn’t there because of a late-night meeting being called. A history teacher has lost his beloved one and is offering a reward of 50 meal tickets. Thinking that lowering the amount will get someone to take the job, Yamato asks for 144 tickets. Why not a nice even number?
“I want 144 tickets, and a cool eye patch.”
Figuring the 9 people (or 8 when Capt is out), everybody will get equal meal tickets. Kazuko’s figuring out the math, Mayucchi is busy talking with her cell phone strap, and Momoyo’s upset that Yamato didn’t come see her last night so she could toy with his emotions.
That “beloved one”? It is a dog. Before they even get to walking around town and putting signs up, Kazuko spots it at the end of the street. Miyako pulls out a non-lethal arrow to shoot, but her mentioning of it hurting scares the dog away. So it becomes a big chase scene with Yamato being stepped on, the dog looking up girls’ clothing and Yamato catching the dog, only to have the bleach blonde, dark-complexioned girl get mad and throw him out.
This dog is having its day
Meanwhile, something went down while Ageha was taking part in the class wars. We see a tank that looks like it’s been beat up real good and mention of a test subject.
Hulk got angry, smashed tank.
Still haven’t found the dog yet. The girls get naked in the bath and talk about ways to lure the dog, with it ending up being about Yamato’s approval. Much to the girls’ surprise, the dog they’ve been looking for emerges from the water and nonchalantly gets out of the bath. The girls don’t have time to get clothes on, so they take chase after it in the nude. The dog avoids some of Miyako’s arrows, but they know he’s coming up on a dead end. They pile up on him, realizing quickly that they are in Yamato’s room.
The show’s censorship. Jrow is sad that he can’t use the NSFW tag.
After the girls beat him up for them coming into his room naked, the dog finds another opportunity to break free and runs into what looks like an abandoned warehouse. Shiina finally traps the dog, and Yamato noticed a 7.62 mm bullet and the others notice many different weapons. Since the show didn’t explain that he forgot what happened like all of these animes do, I’m going to just put it in summary that Yamato burned the images of the girls in his head for later referencing.
Finding themselves surrounded by a bunch of men in suits, Momoyo and the others kick some butt. Instead of using the minigun as a gun, Momoyo decides to whack them with it, and the others show off their skills. When the dust settles, Momoyo grabs one of them and starts questioning, but a different group of fighters in all black burst on the scene and apparently are able to use Kawakami techniques. Those fighters are later whistled to retreat, and they leave a grenade to explode, but Momoyo uses Tatami Flip to prevent the blow from hurting any of them.
As the gals and guy are walking home, Capt is hanging out with the dog (he had a flat tire on his bike this whole time). Yamato flashbacks to a man who had given up on the country sometime ago, and the group that attacked the class earlier revisits the warehouse. They want more action.
Compared to episode 1, this episode was slow as hell. Although, the premiere episode was over-the-top with the action and surprised everybody by how crazy it was, so anything afterwards might seem boring. All that still doesn’t excuse a crappy scene of chasing a dog around town. Can you at least get me to crack a smile, Majikoi? The series doesn’t seem to care all that much about being comedic, but when it does, it just feels random and is delivered too directly and flat (much like my captions). When the group isn’t fighting, it’s kind of a “grin and bear it” situation with me. I did like the action in the ending sequence, and even though I feel like we’ve seen all of the girls’ bag of tricks, they haven’t had a real one-on-one fight with someone to make the battles a little more exciting. Perhaps these new big-breasted beauties can spark some good battles with Momoyo and the others.
If you blinked, you missed the very small pieces of story development with Ageha and some older guy Yamato knews. While early episodes might mostly be watched for the simple enjoyment of seeing the girls fight, eventually we might get to a point where the story starts to at least take a little bit of interest. But in the mean time Majikoi, spend some time with your characters and let us get a chance to know them more.
“It’s a man’s shame to not accept a woman’s seduction.” Really? Just like one minute ago, Shiina wanted you to bone her. To hell with you, Yamato. Anyways, Majikoi will have nudity and thus censorship of the annoying side characters hovering over breasts. No word yet on how AT-X is airing it (I suspect censorship will hang around there too), but it was just one brief scene and the show doesn’t look like it’ll be doing many, if any pantsu shots. Of the ecchi offerings this fall, Majikoi is the one that I’ll at least stick with. I’ve been told by a couple people that Maken-Ki is actually a decent manga, but the anime seems intent on selling BD’s more than anything, and Mashiro is visually decent-looking eroge anime that might end up being trite and very little fun to watch. Majikoi has my personal favorite cast of girls and I like the fighting.
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