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「戦慄!体育祭」 (Seiritsu! Taiikusai)
“Shudder! The Sports Festival”


Next Episode:
「宇宙一の男」 (Uchuu Ichi no Otoko)
“The Greatest Man in the Universe”

Wow, they pretty much pulled in just about everyone for this episode didn’t they? I don’t know what it is about sports festival episodes in anime, but I usually enjoy them for various reasons. I think one of them is probably because I have an interest in all the unique competitions Japan has at the high school level (i.e. a cultural interest), but in this case, it was undoubtedly because of the humorous, ecchi spin they put on everything. It was more or less a parody of Japanese sports festivals. You could see where things were going most of the time, but that in itself was pretty funny for me. It started with the principal‘s perverted stretching exercises and continued on until the three-legged horse / calvary competition… in a pool that Saki brought out from nowhere. Ren was surprisingly funny to me this time around, as his “being a man” train of thought led to him retrieving a legendary sword for one particular relay. While a lot of swimsuits were cut up thanks to Saki, those scenes were fairly innocent fan-service-wise this time around.

Next time, it looks like we’ll finally see what appears to be a true harem and the introduction of yet another new character. As for who the best/greatest man in the universe is, I’m a bit unsure at this point. Could it be our earnest Rito…?


- Yuuki Rito (結城 梨斗) / Watanabe Akeno (渡辺 明乃)
- Lala Satalin Deviluke (ララ・サタリン・デビルーク) / Tomatsu Haruka (戸松 遥)
- Sairenji Haruna (西連寺 春菜) / Yahagi Sayuri (矢作 紗友里)
- Saruyama (猿山) / Yoshino Hiroyuki (吉野 裕行)
- High school principal (校長先生) / Ogata Kenichi (緒方 賢一)
- Motemizu Hikari (弄 光) / Namikawa Daisuke (浪川 大輔)
- Tenjouin Saki (天条院 沙姫) / Kawasumi Ayako (川澄 綾子)
- Momioka Risa (籾岡 里沙) / Yuzuki Ryouka (柚木 涼香)
- Sawada Mio (沢田 未央) / Chiba Chiemi (千葉 千恵巳)
- Ren/Run (レン/ルン) / Ooura Fukuya (大浦 冬華)
- Kotegawa Yui (古手川 唯) / Nadzuka Kaori (名塚 佳織)
- Mikado Ryouko (御門 涼子) / Jou Masako (城 雅子)
- Peke (ペケ) / Arai Satomi (新井 里美)
- Honekawa-sensei (骨川先生) / Asou Tomohisa (麻生 智久)
- Fujisaka Aya (藤崎 綾) / Mizuhashi Kaori (水橋 かおり)
- Kujou Rin (九条 凛) / Hashimoto Mai (橋本 まい)
- Junior A (後輩A) / Konno Jun (金野 潤)
- Junior B (後輩B) / Matsuo Daisuke (松尾 大亮)
- Female student (女性) / Oomura Kana (大村 歌奈)

June 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm
  • June 20, 2008 at 2:27 pmXylona

    First! Also, wow, this anime is … something.

  • June 20, 2008 at 2:37 pmiEatedyou

  • June 20, 2008 at 2:57 pmtPhan

    HES FREAKING BEASTLY LOL. This episode looks like its a lawlcats all episode moments

  • June 20, 2008 at 3:12 pmShinn Agami

  • June 20, 2008 at 3:56 pmluv_jugs_of_milk

    i knew that episode 13 would be the episode were we c the father of lala but didn’t expect the blond chick(probably lala’s mom) on the preview to show up

  • June 20, 2008 at 4:53 pmHudson

    God this anime is getting closer and closer to Kanokon in ecchiness! AND I LOVE IT!!!

  • June 20, 2008 at 5:42 pmInvy-2pointOh

    looks funny!

  • June 20, 2008 at 6:09 pmPeter Pan

    this is bordering Kanokon fo sho:( wtc

  • June 20, 2008 at 6:34 pmShinji103


    This…is just……./SO/ wrong….. >.>

    But /wow/, Rito really got to feel up Haruna this episode. O.o

  • June 20, 2008 at 6:35 pmShinji103

    Oh, and you guys saying that this is borderlining Kanokon….you guys couldn’t be blowing it anymore out of proportion. I haven’t seen any @$$-licking here. -_-

  • June 20, 2008 at 8:50 pmdeathberry

    Greatest man in the universe? it could only be one man: Lala’s Dad! (who, in the manga looks like a really young Ikki lulz!)

  • June 20, 2008 at 9:39 pmcbhl

  • June 20, 2008 at 10:22 pmdivine

    Hmm, Rito is pretty pimp at times, so I guess it depends on how you want to measure “greatness”.

    Okay, I kid, i kid. =)

  • June 20, 2008 at 10:45 pmHister

    MMM… echi

  • June 21, 2008 at 1:39 amULTRA MAN

    this look so much better than kanokon since it looks actually funny rather than pure echii


  • June 21, 2008 at 4:23 amsly

    but in the manga lala’s mum is dead ..how can teh blonde woman be her mum?

  • June 21, 2008 at 4:51 pmcbhl

    @divine: Heh. Well, I suppose the things he did in this episode aren’t entirely his fault… *shrugs*

  • June 22, 2008 at 12:01 amsacchi

    cbhl: I’m willing to call that the greatest man in the universe, since I’m also a man lol

  • June 23, 2008 at 3:29 amHyosuke

    LOL! I just realized that the sword Ren is carrying, has the triforce symbol on it from Zelda. I’m liking this show more and more and its beats the living crap out of Kanokon.

  • June 23, 2008 at 3:30 pmSeeker4life

  • June 23, 2008 at 5:55 pmSolaris

    uhm it’s three episodes they’re making up stupidities. The point of Rito always unwillingly ending touching Haruna’s *treasures* is getting boring…
    Now we’re so far off the manga storyline. I wonder why they simply don’t drag episodes directly from the manga and animate them…

  • October 10, 2009 at 12:28 amliiupong18

    lala has big boobs lol