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Oh yeah, we are still playing tag with team meta members on covering this series. I’m glad rather than another action-episode, I got a light one to cover because hey, everyone needs something to laugh about. And after a crappy week of long hours at work and nothing much else, this episode was a refresher to kickstart my weekend, which is still going strong with loads of chilling and blowing off steam. And as aniblogging is no work and I do it for fun, my mentality while writing this post can be easily described as (〜￣▽￣)〜
KyoAni is back to its element and we get another SoL episode with some good comedy. Of course, by the time this episode ended, I wanted to kill everyone but I was also laughing without control. To some, this episode might be plotless to even being pointless, but to me, it was highly entertaining. From the get go, we have our literature club busy in hunting a valuable youmu for Mirai’s benefit because of her poor days. She reminds me of Lucy from Servant x Service, who spent all her money on books, while our megane-chan nurses a closet-fetish towards bonsai trees… This is besides Akihito’s megane-fetish, Hiro’omi’s siscon tendencies, Mitsuki’s bossy nature to Ai being a youmu in disguise… Okay, these characters are a bunch of weirdos! Though, this is the thing that makes them lovable.
Each and everyone of them is a misfit and the previous episode of ‘being alone together’ has set this theory in stone. They are re-grouping with the advent of Mirai in their midst, who also brought the loli youmu, who is kawai as a button in both her forms. Before, Hiro’omi was pretty much an absentee literature club member, only arriving to stalk his sister Mitsuki, who in turn was the only true member along with Akihito. Both siblings were deliberately around to keep an eye on Akihito. This protection program led them in becoming closer to Akihito but now with Mirai and Ai, it seems they are actually having more fun and enjoying their rose-coloured school life to the fullest.
I think last time I laughed this much was either for a Gintama or a Nichibros episode. Starting straight up with earning money via modeling for kawai pictures, going after a fruit-type youmu to earn easy money, which turns out to be pretty vicious due to its lecherous demands to dramatic oaths of fighting the stink with their very lives on the line. It was not just about fighting a stink-bomb but the repercussions of that stink along with many mini-jokes. The reaction of people around our cast to the foul smell wafting from them, Mirai paying back Akihito with a fart sound to even the wisdom of A to D cups was not lost on me. To make it worse, the most normal girl, Mitsuki gets sprayed by a special PINK stink (yep, that colour-theme episode titling is still in the works), cornering the entire gang into different fits of gags. It really got better and better with time as our cast scrambled around like headless chickens to find a way to kill this supposedly harmless looking youmu.
And things did not end there with the youmu in question salivating after Mirai’s Madoka-costume. The eye reactions were pretty hilarious (almost got me like that furry-eye thing from Hakkenden). However, the cherry on the cake was definitely the salute to all the Japanese Idol groups. I would always associate the hand gesture with the UtaPri bishies but it was definitely entertaining on how far the girls and guys went in memorizing the steps to their selected song routine. For all the hard work and supposed backstage drama, it’s interesting how they plainly forgot the big end of their routine: steps to offing the purple squirting bulb. I’m sure the Staff had a field day with this episode of many squirts. I for one enjoyed it till the end.
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For the first time in a while, an element more than a character made me laugh this much. Smelly-swamp aka kusso-chan deserves a tip from my proverbial hat. Is there even a need to analyze anything about this episode except for the fact that many lulz were had? To reiterate my opinion, I like this series because of the characters’ chemistry and of course the supernatural element helps but I was never expecting anything similar to Shinsekai no Yori in the first place. I have to confess that I never picked up Chu2koi and dropped Hyouka after two episodes but when I marathoned it later, I loved it to bits. KyoAni is a pioneer of today’s moe in a sense but I like the fact that they are not sticking with that brand alone but branching out to other genres. I highly appreciate their willingness to change with time and see it more in this series than others because of the melding of slice of life with comedy and even hints of romance. For me, Kyoukai no Kanata is still delivering, be it an action-filled episode or plain silly.
Looking at the preview however, the gang will be up to their usual fetishful antics but Sakura will be added to the mix. As she has a score to settle with Mirai, she being the killer of her sister Yui, things might take a serious turn until things are resolved between these two girls. Who knows, some of the stills we saw in this episode were a preparation for a budget bloat on a future action episode? Whatever happens though, I’m pretty sure the two perverts of this story will keep us entertained with new facets to their much loved hobby of meganeism and sislurve.
More idols?! This seems, right off Akkey’s perverted mind.
PS: Presenting Daisy’s full version for your listening pleasure. Do buy the album when it’s released though!