Time for rivals to
strip have a showdown!
|So Aika managed to coax the rather accomodating Akira to her school festival, dressed to seduce in front of Mikoto. But how would Mikoto react to this engineered misunderstanding? As it turned out, in a way only she could…|
Akira’s is the face of a man with no regrets.
After the rather conventional high school love drama stuff last week, it was nice to see the show return with the crazy this week. It’s managed to make me acclimated to its oddities so that two naked girls standing in a classroom offering their saliva to a blindfolded boy… okay, that was still pretty out there, but at least the context made sense. Like what Akira thought, it was an over the top dream(nightmare)-like situation, one that the show managed to construct convincingly. I also loved how quickly it arrived, with Mikoto’s directness guaranteeing minimal wasted time.
It was impossible not to love her wearing a robot costume in order to sneak in to the festival and wearing nothing else in order to assert her ownership of Akira. We had seen Mikoto’s jealous side a couple of weeks ago, and we saw it again here, this time against a real person. It seems she’s been coming to grips with her possessive instinct at the same time as Akira. This was a different girl to the one who chose not to interfere during Akira’s first encounter with Aika. Or even the time when Ogata asked her out; could she say to Akira anymore not to interfere? After the hilarity she caused this episode?
Look at how dominating Mikoto looks here.
I’m curious about the sweetness of Aika’s saliva and what that meant. At first, I thought sweet saliva was part of the bond between Mikoto and Akira, but sweetness was also used to communicate emotions between Mikoto and Oka. This time, Mikoto was drawing conclusions about Aika’s future love life. Seems to change based on context, but also seems always to be related to strong feelings of love. Perhaps Mikoto tasted that Aika was a very loving person and concluded that such a person would be successful in love in the future?
I’m generally content letting the magical realism be, but the scope of the magic of drool keeps expanding, and it would be fascinating if the show explored it more. Starting as a strange quirk that Mikoto had, it’s become a general thing that could be shared by anyone, but Mikoto still appears to have some special knowledge about it. But I don’t expect the show to head that way (or the manga to have, actually), and given the type of work this is, it really doesn’t have to (or rather, it shouldn’t). Mysterious Girlfriend X has used its magic wonderfully, to create outrageous, hilarious, and emotionally satisfying scenes like the showdown in this episode, and that’s more than enough.
In the end, the best pieces of fanservice in this episode were Urabe’s smiles.
What’s got Oka all googly eyed this time?