Looks like Mikakunin knows how cute Mashiro is, because it’s given her so much attention this episode.
Deep in thought or sleeping?
Basically Mashiro steals the show yet again. Mikakunin is really exploiting her cuteness, and I have to say I am completely fine with that. That said, it’s not as if there was absolutely nothing besides cute lolis in this episode. We know from the premiere that Kobeni used to play with Hakuya when they were younger, but has forgotten these memories due to convenient amnesia. This time, the show digs a little deeper into these days of yore. Kobeni starting to remember that she used to visit the mountains frequently is a step forward. However, it doesn’t tell us any more than we already know. Hakuya insisting that the past be kept secret is rather suspicious though. We know that an accident was involved, and the fiancé reveals that he was responsible for it. Or at least, it would appear he feels responsible for the incident. No more details beyond that for now though. But I wonder if it’s really such a big deal. After all, Kobeni seems to be an ordinary and healthy young girl aside from a few lost memories.
Aliens and Cryptids
Mashiro wants scones.
And that’s about it plot-wise. Comedy-wise we have Mashiro being childish as usual with her fear of aliens and cryptids and her taste for sweet snacks (to be fair, jam and scones with royal milk tea does sound very appetizing). And then there’s more of Benio teasing her at home and at school. Fortunately for the cute loli though, it looks like Benio’s vice president will keep her in check in the latter setting. Finally, there’s Mashiro sort of letting the cat out of the bag to Kobeni’s dismay. But it seems people are more concerned about her sticking around Benio-sama than with Kobeni, so I guess all’s well that ends well. As usual, all of this is humorous enough to watch, but nothing much to talk about. I do feel obligated to mention Kobeni’s child-bearing hips though. Because, well, that sure is a nice compliment for a girl, right?
For a second episode, I have to say Mikakunin hasn’t really wowed me in any way. It’s fun enough as it is, but I feel like it lacks a bit of “oomph” in spite of all the cuteness and light-hearted comedy. Also, this is turning out to be one show that’s really hard to write about, simply because there isn’t much to write about. That’s not to say this is a bad quality of the show, but I hope it will change in future episodes or these posts are going to continue being very terse.