Nagasarete Airantou – 23
As they’re sorting the harvest, Ikuto realizes that Suzu is… well, a dumb bimbo. As with most female stereotypes, Suzu is completely incompetent at math, which of course brings up the subject of school. Ikuto has been sneaking out to be a math teacher at the Airantou school without Suzu’s knowledge, and now seemed like high time to stick her in a class.
But not so fast – they tried before, with catastrophic results. Suzu leveled the entire class in her fit to escape studying (benkyou iyaaaaa~), so a plan was necessary. With Ikuto as the main player and everyone else as support, they gradually lure her through closed roads and under construction bridges to a trap… which lands them right in the classroom.
Suzu starts freaking out, and manages to escape the school. Ikuto can’t let a woman have the upper hand! He runs her down (well, he’s running and she’s kinda teleporting no jutsu around) and gives her the tickle treatment (only thing missing afterwards was a cigarette) – eventually with some sappy coercing she realizes she was just being selfish (as all women stereotypically are) and agrees to go to school with everyone.
Meanwhile, a message in a bottle slowly drifts towards Airantou…
Entertaining episode. The strange thing was the animation – the style was still recognizable as typical Nagasarete, but it was distinctly different, from the new faces Suzu would make (like the puffy cheek one) to the somewhat awkward movement at times. It wasn’t really better or worse – just different – which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your preferences. Personally, I don’t mind it much as it’s not distracting enough to be a bother, but this lack of consistency has shown through in other forms throughout the series, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
And there’s something strangely sexy about Suzu getting her feet tickled… for someone who’s so handy around the island, she sure has nice feet…….