Princess Lover! – 06
The idea that Teppei came up with for his party was to take everyone on a trip to the hot springs so that they can experience the vacation of normal people. The girls and the boys end up having separate rooms, but the guys led by Teppei are already planning on how to peek during bath time. The girls, however, are prepared, and Sylvia even brings her sword with her into the bath. The guys’ attempts are thus thwarted, and Seika is furious, but Charlotte is more forgiving. Because of this, the guys and girls are able to have a lot of fun playing ping-pong and doing other activities together. When it comes time to sleep, the girls talk about how they had fun, and Charlotte notes how Teppei was able to change them all. She observes that all of them like him, and since Sylvia is still unsure about the marriage thing, she guesses that Teppei will someday fall in love with someone. Given this, the girls decide to make a pact so that, whoever Teppei ends up choosing, there won’t be any bitterness or jealousy.
This episode was almost entirely devoid of plot until the final couple of minutes, but it managed to be quite hilarious, so I was highly entertained throughout. The random magical girl battle to start the episode, the multiple breakings of the fourth wall, the OP cutting into the episode, and those meta-references to the fog were all great. On the subject, I don’t know why they even bothered to use all that fog this episode since the girls were already covered up most of those times by towels, but at least the staff can joke about it.
The one bit of plot development that was present (in what was a nice scene to end the episode) was that pact which would seem to ensure that things won’t turn really nasty at the end – like a School Days or even a Shuffle-esque ending – but I’m not so sure it’ll hold up. It does though seem to make things less about the girls since they’ve now all acknowledged that they like him and more about Teppei’s own decision. Regardless, it doesn’t change my belief that Teppei will end up with Charlotte if he ends up with anyone at all. From the preview for next week, it looks like they might be introducing Charlotte’s fiancé already, and that might explain why she acted like she did last episode.