Meta beach episode.
The Empress’s New Swimsuit
Behold the ultimate swimsuit fit for royalty!
I cannot possibly do this episode justice in writing without regurgitating the events. But that would be redundant since I’m sure you guys all watched it for yourselves. Nevertheless, I will endeavor to mention some of the highlights briefly. First of all, those perverted old advisers in Petralka’s swimsuit council. Oh god those guys. No matter how hard they try, the inevitable conclusion is that the only swimsuit suitable for her royal highness is the school swimsuit. And I have to say seeing the final result at the end, I can only agree. Next we have more Myucel and Shinichi being OTP. After some water splashing, the half elf attempts to replicate Petralka’s blushing “rice on cheek” stunt. Nice effort, but she blows it by putting the grain of rice on her forehead. Yeah, I don’t think any amount of messy eating can do that. But at least Minori was kind enough to play along with it.
And then Shinichi exploded.
Speaking of Minori, she brings the fanservice here with her sizeable assets. I’m as curious as Shinichi as to why she hasn’t seen anyone before since she has a *ahem* nice figure, but I hazard it’s because her BL interests scare the guys away. And while we’re talking about fanservice, Myucel and Elvia contribute their own fair share, the former with unfortunately explosive consequences to the lucky pervert that Shinichi is. In retrospect, this is probably the most tasteful trashy fanservice episode I’ve ever seen in all anime. It almost doesn’t even feel like a guilty pleasure. But I digress. The final nail in the coffin is the minor subplot inserted in the form of three JSDF grunts performing “surveillance and protection” on the unwitting group. Hey, even the minor characters need to have some fun once in a while. Just don’t expect to come out of it alive once Minori finds out.
Outbreak Company seems to outdo itself each successive week. This is a show that finds the perfect balance of comedy and seriousness, all set to a healthy backdrop of meta humor with a subtle dash of fanservice. That said, this extremely brief post betrays how hilariously awesome this episode was. It’s really something you can only appreciate by watching yourself. And if you’re reading this post, you’ve probably already done so. So good for you. Since there’s not much real content to speak of, I will instead invite you readers to decide who had the best swimsuit in this episode. Use the Extras section to refresh your memory~