Maria can actually be quite cute when she is not screaming at Kobato.
I didn’t have much to say about last week’s episode of Haganai, and I guess I don’t have much to say this week either. I managed to fit every thought I had about the show into one tidy little paragraph. That being said though, it was an entertaining episode, so let’s get to Fosh and I’s thoughts on that~.
Ku Ku Ku. It is finally time for your weekly dose of hilarious club adventures! Last week was all about that hilarious homo game thing with Rika introducing everyone to the world of man love and possibly recruiting Yozora as another BL fan girl? So what are we going to have this week? I think there will be a lot of Kobato loving in this episode…
Kobato-“You want my brother? Then you have to challenge me to video games!”
Kings game gone wrong or just right?! I think Yozora can answer that question.
Meat rolling is a fine art.
Ahaha the neighbour’s club might have issues accepting their not-friends as friends, but it looks like Kobato and Maria have the same problems. Kobato acts like a kid the entire time Maria is there and wants her gone, but she’s excited for the next time she comes over. That’s cute. I’d kind of like to see how that friendship works out later if/when Kobato goes to that school. …Especially since Maria is technically a teacher and I can see that fuelling some fights if the two continue to be frienemies. Or it would be really adorable if they truly became best friends. Ah, possible spin-off material. It’s also adorable how Kate was all worried about Maria the entire time she was over there. …Anyways, moving on to the other characters, this episode just confirmed that Kodaka definitely sees Maria as nothing but a child. He has no reaction to her throwing her clothes at him and unlike Nisemono, the teeth brushing was more of a chore than a sensual experience. It’s pretty clear that Kodaka is not a lolicon. On the other hand, the romantic development is coming along with the king’s game and such. It’s pretty obvious that Yozora hid the kiss order for herself at some point (most likely in case she glanced and saw Kodaka with 3) and Sena took the fact that she interfered pretty well. Sena looked stunned when Yozora stopped it, so I don’t think she knows about Yozora’s feelings for Kodaka, but at least she was mature enough to want the real thing instead of a cheap set up in a game. I guess I have to give a hand to Kodaka for resolving the matter peacefully too with the indirect kiss. He’s like the only constant source of maturity in this show amidst all of the chaos and while that often throws him into the background as nothing but the straight man, it does shine through sometimes. This was one of them.
Sleepovers with vampires and nuns
Maria-“Behold my new battle armor!” Kobato-“Ehhhhhh! THAT IS NOT FAIR ONII-CHAN.”
Maria and Kobato will become best friends in no time! After they finish their 200th match
Now is your chance to strike Skylion while she is asleep…
Our prayers have been answered! Kobato finally appears this week after being away for the first two episodes, unless you count that cameo appearance in the second episode on Sena’s laptop? Just kidding! I thought it was kind of random that Maria dropped in while Kobato and Kodaka were trying to enjoy some dinner? Oh right she runs a gay something err I meant that she decided to run away from home; however her older sister Kate knew where she was the entire time because she kept calling Kodaka over and over again to check up on her? Now Kate might not admit to being a sis-con, but for some reason I kept thinking about Akane and Akarin from Yuru Yuri which tells me that older sisters can be just as crazy as older brother types in anime. While Maria and Kobato played video games together, I just could not stop grinning because it looked like the two of them were actually getting along, sadly I know they will never admit to being “friendly” with each other but who knows maybe we will see something fun bloom between them this season? Anything is possible…
Fun with everyone!
Be very careful Kate will run your bank account dry!
I think Maria might have god like powers…
Jealous Araragi-kun? You should be!
DAT loli ASS IS SO VIVID…
Well considering that this focused a lot on Maria, I enjoyed this episode more than I thought I would. When put in the context of a sleepover (oh, sorry. I mean ‘running away from home’), it really reminds me that Maria is still just a child. She acts without any common sense whatsoever, but from the way Kodaka acts around her, it’s like she’s 6 or something. Somewhere deep down, that makes me more accepting of her behaviour (even though I’m pretty sure she’s older than that). …Plus Kobato was right up there with her in childishness this episode. It’s not even a huge part of the plot, but I really want to see the two of them in 5 years or so after they grow up a bit, just to see what their relationship is like. As for big parts of the plot, romance is definitely developing as well. However, Haganai is setting it in there strategically between all of the madness, so it never feels too different from the rest of the show. It does come kind of abruptly, but the transition of comedy to awkward romantic situations isn’t as jarring as you’d expect. Maybe that’s because this season doesn’t seem as extreme as the last one was, so romance actually seems possible, even when we have imoutos running around in extremely skimpy outfits. I guess this is what comes of having the actual author as part of the scripting team. I’m wondering about the result of the phone call, but that will more than likely come in the next episode.
Oh man this episode gave me lots of feels especially the fun scenes filled with Kobato and Maria? Those were some excellent moments even though they spent most of their time yelling at each other. I can tell that Kobato really enjoys hanging out with Maria, but is it possible for them to get along? I certainly hope so. Besides that section of the episode I totally agree with Kara on her thoughts about Kodaka being mature! He takes care of Kobato every day and he even helped Maria out? I have to hand it to him for using an indirect to solve the problem of having to kiss Sena? Any normal main guy in anime would take full advantage of having all these girls falling for him, but most main characters are dumber than a box of rocks. As for the possible romances in the future of Haganai I can only see Yozora and Kodaka getting together because of the whole childhood friend disease, but at the same time I wouldn’t mind seeing Sena and Kodaka! So what about that sudden phone call at the end from Kodaka’s father? I wonder what his dad promised Pegasus? Hopefully we find those answers next week oh and Rika had a new hairstyle!
Something tells me Rika is having more fun than anyone.
Amusement parks and bath house fun.