“Okaeri, niisan” … (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ
|Hello everyone! Anaaga is away this week which means I’ll be covering episode four by myself, but don’t worry, she’ll be back next week! So, Sankarea … let’s see how creepy it gets this time.|
Danichirou watches in horror as his daughter rises from the dead and walks away from him, abandoning the idea of being in relation to him any longer. Back at home he bathes, surrounded by the pictures of his lost daughter … totally normal. Aria arrives home to find the maids gossiping about what happened, so she disciplines them and heads to the bathroom. Her husband, in his loony way, informs her of Rea’s fate and the butler adds that she went off with Chihiro. This information fills Danichirou with a new sense of hatred.
Avoid sharp objects.
This kind of stuff feels completely normal to me now.
Back at Chihiro’s house Rea sews up her body thanks to experience from school. They see Babu outside who is back to his normal casual state after eating the hydrangea leaves. Rea tries her best to fit the role of a “zombie girl” for Chihiro, but comes off as cute instead of scary. Chihiro wonders what she wants now, and she tells him she simply wants to experience everything she couldn’t when she was alive, trapped by her father.
Ohhh, so this is why we take home economics …
Wanko arrives, angry at Chihiro for leaving her behind the day before, and demands to speak with him. They head off to the river as to avoid revealing Rea, who is all alone in the room. At the river Chihiro’s two friends show up as well and they all talk a little about Rea, who is still sitting in the room now a little jealous over Wanko’s relationship with Chihiro. She decides to take a shower, thinking nobody else is home, but is interrupted by Chihiro’s grandfather. He mistakes Rea for his deceased wife, but she runs off before he can realize it. Mero arrives just in time to control him.
Wanko deserves her own show.
T-That’s not proper use of the loofah! ><
Chihiro finally gets back later at night and when he enters his room he finds Rea sprawled across the floor mostly naked, and not moving. He touches her to figure out what’s happening and realizes she is undergoing Rigor Mortis, the first stage of decaying. He lays her in bed, thinking of a way to fix her.
Jason Voorhees, Scream, Chuckie … references I actually get! Woo~
You can not escape the judgement of Mero.
It’s good to know Sankarea won’t be dropping in entertainment now that Rea is all zombified and whatnot. I’ll admit this week wasn’t as exciting as the previous few (probably because I’m used to the crazy and weird plot twists they’ve thrown at us so far), but overall a solid, enjoyable episode! This week picked up on the fanservice/ecchi, the most I’ve seen in Sankarea yet. For the most part I thought it was well utilized, making scenes like the shower segment all the more hilarious! DEEN has BDs to sell and “sex sells”, so there ya’ go! ><
Some new conflict was brought up near the end, though the solution to the problem feels incredibly obvious, especially after the Babu flashbacks. Unless I’m making an ass out of myself by assuming, the hydrangea leaves seem like the most likely cure for Rea’s Rigor Mortis. PROBLEM SOLVED! (probably not.) I’m getting a bit curious at where this show plans on going now that Rea is a zombie and is stuck in Chihiro’s room … I can only suspect Rea’s parents will take the reigns as antagonists, but I really can’t stand those two much anymore. Then there’s always the possibility of this taking the “romcom” route by following Rea’s zombie-hijinks through school. I only mention that because they have all the classic romcom characters, like the “hot cousin” and the “pervy best friend”. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of the side cast, but ah well, even if the story does dip in entertainment from this point at least the show still looks gorgeous!
NOW, let’s talk Wanko. So Wanko has been an … interesting character so far, to say the most. At times she feels completely irrelevant, especially up until now, but this week’s episode seemed to set in stone the idea of her being the romantic rival to Rea. There were obvious hints of jealousy in Rea’s inner dialogue when Chihiro went to talk with her. How will that play into the story? Eh, I’m thinking it’ll become a means of humor more than anything, as both sides try to pull Chihiro their way. (With the idea of necrophilia here, I really doubt cousin-cousin relationships are off limits.)
Rea’s relationship with Chihiro was taken to new heights this week (and by new heights I mean being in the same room together, since that seems to be a no-no in anime), and her childish optimism is clearly winning him over, or maybe it’s just the fact that she’s dead … but either way, their developing bond has grown on me! Something much more than romance is blooming in Rea though, if the preview for next wasn’t indication enough, it seems that a darker side is developing. Which would make sense if you remember that Babu had an extreme personality change before eating the hydrangea leaves. Well, my curiosity keeps growing and my interest in Sankarea is still high, so I’m looking forward to whatever is in store for us next time!~
Preview: Um, this will happen … good luck Chihiro! (y)