To LOVE-Ru – 20
「爆熱少女マジカルキョーコ炎」 (Bakunetsu Shoujo Majikaru Kyooko Fureimu)
“Bursting Fever Magical Kyoko Flame”
Episode at a Glance:
After learning that the afro inflicting General Mojack is attempting to take over the world, Kirisaki Kyoko takes it upon herself to stop him and changes into Magical Kyoko Flame. However, after doing so, she gets arrested for not abiding by fire laws and gets extorted for personal pleasure. While changing back to her normal clothes, the police chief discovers her true identity, so Kyoko agrees scorch him like he wants. On their way to somewhere more private, they run into Mojack taking public transit again, except this time he’s brought his mother along to yell at Magical Kyoko. Upon seeing the police chief’s blinding baldness though, Mojack gives him an afro and appears to have a change of heart after seeing how happy he made someone. Ikemen-senpai then comes running along with the homeless man he inadvertently peeped on earlier chasing after him, who turns out to be Mojack’s father. After explaining how he was discarded by the woman he tried running off with, Mojack’s father gets beaten by Mojack’s mother, but Mojack begs her to forgive him. His mother then reveals she had a thing for the guy at the pachinko parlor, who turns out to be Ikemen-senpai’s Aniki. Everyone then breaks out in a song and dance, but Mojack uses this opportunity to attack Kyoko again and the police chief arrives with a firetruck, causing all hell to break loose.
Back in the real world, Lala comments on how moving Magical Kyoko was this week, but Rito is bored to death.
「結城亭血風録」 (Yuukitei Keppuuroku)
“Bloodshed Transcript of the Yuuki House”
So in this week’s episode of To-LOVE… err… Magical Kyoko Flame, our heroine Kirisaki Kyoko saves the world from an afro villain, who plans to take over the world by being overly polite to people before transforming their hair into afros. Yes, you read that right. Anyway, this episode was far from being one of the best ones in this series, but it was a lot better than the stuff they’ve been showing recently. The reason being is that the entire episode of Magical Kyoko Flame was basically a parody on everything magical girl. Because of this, it was fairly entertaining and I actually found myself laughing at times, mainly due to its mockery of trademark magical girl aspects, such as transformations. In Kyoko’s case though, her transformation was basically finding a private spot to undress and change, which easily allowed her to be discovered by a stranger, forcing her to dart off into the closest public washroom. Naming the male character that the magical heroine adores Ikemen (i.e. good-looking guy) and making him perverted and questionably homosexual was also a nice humorous touch, as was making the police chief (i.e. the high school principal of To LOVE-Ru) a kinky masochist.
I’m not sure what to make of next week’s episode, other than the fact that it takes place at an alien hotel and Yami is gets violated like there’s no tomorrow. Yami is always entertaining to watch though, given how much she hates perverts, so hopefully it’ll turn out better than I’m expecting. Also, Oshizu makes an appearance again, which is a nice treat for Noto Mamiko fans if nothing else.
- Magical Kyoko (Kirisaki Kyoko) (マジカル・キョーコ (霧崎 恭子)) / Chiba Chiemi (千葉 千恵巳)
- 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)
- Police chief (署長) / Ogata Kenichi (緒方 賢一)
- Mojack (モジャック) / Miyake Kenta (三宅 健太)
- Ikemen-senpai (池面先輩) / Konno Jun (金野 潤)
- Mother (母ちゃん) / Uemura Noriko (上村 典子)
- Silone (シローネ) / Hino Miho (日野 未歩)
- Father (父ちゃん) / Nozawa Nachi (野沢 那智)
- Sushi restaurant owner (寿司屋の主人) / Sonobe Yoshinori (園部 好德)
- Old man (オヤジ) / Shinomiya Gou (四宮 豪)
- Reporter (リポーター) / Adachi Tomo (足立 友)
- Ikemen’s older brother (池面の兄貴) / Nakanishi Naoya (中西 尚也)
- Child (子供) / Sasaki Hinako (佐々木 日菜子)
- Bus announcer (バスのアナウンス) / Shimeno Junko (〆野 潤子)
- Long hair Rocker (長髪ロッカー) / Ousaka Chikara (逢坂 力)
- Passer by (通行人) / Azuma Masami (東 正実)