And here you see the perfect example of an indirect kiss!
|Hello! Sorry I’ve been so late about this, have been really busy recently with birthday/graduating stuff (next week’s my last week in middle school – I don’t actually feel ready for this yet :c) so I did as double episodic this time round :3 Let’s mahou!|
Far Eastern Magic Nap Society of Summer
Japanese clubs have always been intriguing to me in the sense that the idea of staying back willingly in school to do something that you’re passionate about is such a nice thought. (Not really how it is here in Singapore, where after-school activities are actually compulsory.) I love how all types of funky clubs exist in the anime world! It makes everything look so fun! If I had the chance I think I’d start a professional fangirling club right away (*≧▽≦)
I’m still puzzled as to how the club actually got approved with a name like that (likewise with Tari Tari’s Choir and Sometimes Badminton Club), especially with a member from the middle-school division – how is that even legit? xD The club is seriously the epitome of weirdness. From the way things are going, I suppose no one else is going to join (I cannot fathom why any sane person would want to anyway) and our main characters of the series have all assembled! Actually I’m not quite sure how this is going to go from here since everyone has conflicting interests – Dekomori and Rikka to find the ~Ethereal Horizon~, Yuuta to get closer to Shinka, Shinka to destroy all evidence of her magical endeavors in the past, and Kumin-senpai… well, to nap. The future of the club seems uncertain, but I’m pretty sure that Rikka and Dekomori will somehow involve everyone, willingly or not, in their adventures in the world of magic.
Rikka’s Loyal Servant?
“You sound twice as nuts when you’re together.” – I completely agree. The introduction of Dekomori to the team is seriously threatening to ruin Yuuta’s efforts in trying to keep Rikka socially acceptable. There is no hope left for Rikka.（/｡＼) Not only does Dekomori have a serious case of Chuunibyou, she is actively encouraging her delusions and is this close to worshipping her. I find it charming (no really), the lengths they would go to to make everything more realistic what with the Christmas lights and all. It kind of shows that they know the entire magic thing is ridiculous and unrealistic, but yet they choose to ignore this and indulge in their magical fantasies. It would make sense that Dekomori would be so obsessed with the idea of magic and Forest Summer – little ones are easily influenced by the things they read on the Internet. Actually, it’s quite funny how she’s actually playing the role of Rikka’s servant, serving the one who (along with Shinka’s online persona) had passed the Chuunibyou virus to her in the first place. When she grows up she might regret all of this madness, but I’m sure that she’ll still be thankful to Rikka for bringing so much fun to her life, even if it’s sort of a delirious fun.
The Dark Side of Forest Summer
Yes they are the same person
Oh gosh I really didn’t expect Shinka to turn out to be like… this. The play on the Kanji in Shinka’s name was so silly, and it reminds me of how some Japanese actually think that adding random English into nicknames/blogs/song lyrics especially makes them sound cool – I am loving all the cheesy English nicknames here, please continue!
The way Shinka totally lost it and started rolling all over the floor when Yuuta was reading the contents of the Mabinogion was so OOC and hilarious I did a double take – our class rep was actually such a scary person! xD You would think that having a reputation for being smart and respectable, she’d have gone about the searching through his room thing in a subtler way, but noooo she had to ransack ALL his wardrobes and cupboards! Poor Yuuta, to have his fantasies of having a kawaii girlfriend destroyed like that – he’s never going to have the normal high-school life he always dreamed of. It’s humorously ironic how Yuuta’s figure of admiration turned out to be so similar to him, and I’m sure he’s as shocked as we are about Shinka’s true personality. One good thing that came out of all of this? Yuuta now has someone else to be exasperated with, rather than at – he’s going to need that for the chaos that’s going to ensue with the combination of Rikka and Dekomori.
These two episodes were so fun! With a bigger main cast now we get to watch their hilarious interactions while enjoying different personalities (sane or not), and now with everyone assembled, we can finally move on… to more fun adventures with Rikka and Yuuta and the Super Amazing Far Easten Magic Nap Society of Summer! I’m actually okay with the lack of actual romance (Yuuta’s fantasies don’t count) even though the potential romance was a big part of why I chose to blog this series. The magic battle scenes have been consistently amazing, so pats to KyoAni for that, and the show still keeps me going daww at all the moe!
I think I’m going to make it a habit to post my favorite expression of Yuuta’s every week: