Remon has prepared a very fanservice-y evening for you, enjoy.
|Beach episode~ Beach episode~ Beach epi- wait. Let’s not forget that some serious business went down last week! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day as well!|
After hearing Tetsurou telling Kaito of Kanna’s feelings Ichika ponders what she will do now that he knows, and of course she does her thinking in the bath. (If you’re going to do a proper beach episode, you might as well throw in some bath scenes as well I guess!)
Back at Tetsurou’s house, Manami returns home to find him sulking on the couch. Thankfully, it wasn’t another fight with her husband that sent her packing, instead her reason is that she had plans with friends who cancelled. Realizing his problems have to do with Kanna, Manami gives him the flight tickets to Okinawa she had planned to use. (I wish I had a cool older sister!)
Tetsurou calls up Kanna, who is eager to go, and is then told to invite Mio, Ichika and Kaito while he calls Lemon. (He sneaks in a bit of teasing, of course!) Ichika overhears Kaito talking with Kanna and after hearing that she invited him to Okinawa she worries that’s she been defeated. To her surprise, it’s not a trip for two and everyone is invited. Later on Ichika looks at pictures of Okinawa and becomes excited to go. Kaito’s just happy because he thinks it’ll be a good chance to have fun and not worry about everything. (Psh, like Remon would let that happen.)
The group packs up and heads off! At the beach Kanna and Mio arrive first and Tetsurou/Kaito are impressed, but when Ichika runs up she seems to capture everyone’s attention. Remon, classy as ever, sports a one piece swimsuit. A montage of beach fun ensues, banana floats, sandcastles, volleyballs, blissfully gratuitous fanservice, and pretty much everything else you’d expect, other than watermelon smashing … I like watermelon smashing.
The joys of summer!
Remon interupts the fun and tells everyone to prepare for filming! The new plot involves the alien girl hiding out in Okinawa. The group sets up their camera and prepares for shooting while curious bystanders look on, but their acting is interrupted when two girls interject. The two girls turn out to be Kaori, Kaito’s childhood friend, and Arisa. Kaori instantly recognizes her, but it takes Kaito a few moments to remember who she is. (Smooooth …) Their closeness seems to cause a bit of jealousy in Ichika and Kanna who are far from impressed when Kaori says they’re engaged. It turns out to be a childhood memory, but that doesn’t seem to lessen the blow. Arisa has also taken a liking to Tetsurou, much to Mio’s dismay.
Nighttime comes around and inside their vacation home Kanna and Ichika team up to confront Kaito. He does his best to shake off any suspicion, but those two girls are tough! Mio and Tetsurou listen from outside, and as soon as they begin talking about Arisa, guess who pops out of nowhere! Kaori also appears inside with Remon, who announces they’re now apart of the film. (Remon, you evil little loli.)
Later on Ichika is alone with Rinon and considers leaving some hints for Kaito to realize she’s interested in him. Remon appears from behind her (looking awfully like Taiga with her hair down) and tells her to be more honest.
The next day at filming Kaori once again gets really close with Kaito as Kanna watches on in disapproval. Much the same, Arisa latches on to Tetsurou, who makes and excuse to leave. Mio leaves some subtle hints about Tetsurou’s feelings too. In the confusion the girls then realize that Kaito and Kaori have gone missing.
In the forest Kaori confronts Kaito about her feelings. Kaito recalls some memories of her from his childhood which prompts her into telling him that she’s serious about being in love with him. However, he informs her that he’s in love with someone else, thinking of Ichika.
The woes of harem boys.
Elsewhere at the vacation home, Arisa sneaks up on Tetsurou and attacks him on his bed. She’s clearly a sexual deviant, but NO WORRIES! MIO SAVES THE DAY! She literally lunges at Arisa, knocking her off the bed and onto the floor. Mio ends up on top of Tetsurou, and … she has no panties on.
Both Kanna and Ichika go searching for Kaito, and Ichika stumbles upon them first, setting up some prime drama for next week!
Preview: Oh dear, it’s the return of the Dynamite Drink!
Hide your Rinons!
As far as beach episodes go, that had to be my all time favorite! I hatehatehate those new girls, but they helped to finally bring some much needed drama to the show. Sure, I would have loved if it could have been brought within the core group, but I’ll settle for almost anything at this point because I like this show too much to complain.
The girl who stood out the most to me this episode had to be Mio. I feel like she’s desperately holding on to the idea that Tetsurou might someday love her the way he loves Kanna, and it takes a strong heart not to have feelings of jealousy or anger towards her friend. The conversation she and Kanna had after Tetsurou ran off was really sweet of Mio and it shows how sincere a person she truly is, even if she’s a bit of an oddball! It’s strange really the way the relationships work out in this show, Tetsurou loves Kanna, but he supports her feelings for Kaito, and Tetsurou loves Kanna, but Mio seems to subtly support him as well. And it’s all tied to Kaito who likes Ichika. If he ends up with her it’ll have a pretty wild domino affect on the rest of the group.
So those two new girls … I like that new characters are being introduced, but I’d much prefer the characters developing their relationships and feelings within the group rather than being prodded by some outsiders, especially if they’re only going to be here for what … two episodes probably? For comparison, Nanako and Maya were outstanding side characters in Toradora, having their own small influence on the story (mainly Maya) and playing into the character’s relationships. Arisa and Kaori on the other hand feel like a cheap (hurhur) method of causing more misunderstandings and somewhat forced drama, I mean … they even played the childhood friend card. Hm, maybe I’m just being protective of the group, I love them all and I hate seeing these two get in the way of everything! XD
Next week Ichika might finally confess some feelings towards Kaito, it’s been annoying me how introverted she has been so far! (I guess being an alien is a pretty good excuse though.) So many misunderstandings would be avoided if she, and Kaito, would be more open and honest to each other. Remon was very right about that! (I nod my head to you, Remon.) Anyway, I hope you ladies and gentleman enjoyed the fanservice this week! Until next time!~