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「バカと不良とヒーローと」 (Baka to Furyou to Hiiroo to)
“An Idiot, A Delinquent, and A Hero”

Oh how the mighty have fallen. To think that the once renowned and feared “Tornado White Demon” of Seisen Middle School would become nothing more than the happy-go-lucky “Shiro-yan” after entering high school. While mostly due to his fear of his mother and his new-found interest in Misa-chan, Naoya left his delinquent juniors utterly speechless strolling into Maid Latte with his bubbly otaku-like personality. I can’t really blame their new leader Aratake (Kakihara Tetsuya) for being disappointed about the “Shironi” he once looked up to and is out to challenge in a one-on-one fight is nothing more than a figment of his former self. Interestingly enough, this episode didn’t go the way I was expecting it to after Yukimura was forced to cross-dress so that Hagimoto would have a girlfriend to show his mom and get her off his back.

Yukimura’s subsequent kidnapping due to a misunderstanding that he’s Naoya’s girlfriend was right along the lines of what the preview showed last time, but everyone getting completely sidetracked because they can’t locate Aratake’s secret base resulted in some unexpectedly quirky humor. This includes Ikuto’s disbelief that the Shiroyan he knows was some gang leader in middle school, Misaki’s remark about how Seisen’s full of weakass delinquents, and Aoi’s return where he gets everyone to dress up as a bunch of gangsters so Seika’s image isn’t affect by this. None were hilariously funny, but I found myself amused by the subtle humor that comes at our three idiots’ expense. At the same time, they surprised me with how cool they can look smoking their Pocky and getting back to their roots, without the typical cocky attitude to go along with it. After being bored to death by Suzuna‘s lengthy explanation on all things gyoza and further delays by Satsuki, Shizuko, Sakuro, and even the Inuyama quintuplets, I did get a good laugh out of Usui wondering if Yukimura’s still alive.

Anyway, I thought it was rather odd or just plan stupid that Naoya and Ryuunusuke didn’t figure to check out the secret base that was once theirs, but when they finally stumbled there, a conversation with fists helped settle things “peacefully” between Naoya and Aratake. I didn’t care too much for Aratake’s backstory about being weak and picking fights to become strong hero like Naoya is in his eyes, but I am surprised by how well Kakihara Tetsuya portrayed him here. Even with Aratake in tears and happy about Naoya realizing he’s the kid he saved before, he didn’t come off as the whiny characters I’m accustomed to hearing Tetsuya play. That turned out to be a big relief, as things wrapped up on a comedic note with Misaki seen as the female “Maid President” gang leader that Naoya now answers to. That was funny to see simply because everyone misunderstood “meido” as 「冥土」, which has the same pronunciation but means Hades or “the underworld”. Ikuto being all emo about feeling left out gave me a good chuckle too, only because he got a good slapping from Naoya for losing focus on the Speed training to win a photograph with Misa-chan.

Unsurprisingly, everyone forgot all about Yukimura in the end. However, with the way Naoya, Ryuunosuke, and Ikuto have become nothing more than cheap comic relief in this series due to their obsession of Misa-chan, it was nice to see them get some semi-meaningful attention for a change with an episode of their own. Incidentally, they’re getting outed just as quickly based on the preview, as a new hooded character will be introduced next time, which I believe should’ve made an appearance much earlier from if my memory from skimming through the manga serves me correctly.

 

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June 26, 2010 at 12:26 am
35 comments »
  • June 26, 2010 at 12:34 amPao

    I wanna know what that second preview screenie’s about. x] Can’t wait for next week already. *o*

    • June 26, 2010 at 1:00 amShirt

      She doesn’t seem to be looking at him directly.. She could be intoxicated. D:

      • June 26, 2010 at 5:32 pmmynameistoolongforyoutoread

        its is in the manga… wont spoil it for people who havent read it yet… but it was good.

  • June 26, 2010 at 12:42 amkoager

    Feels like plot > omake > plot > omake > plot

  • June 26, 2010 at 12:43 amPw3age

    Do you know how long this series is going to be now, Divine? Confirmed 26 episodes?

    • June 26, 2010 at 2:01 amdivine

      26 episodes, according to syoboi. They only update their schedules three months at a time however, so there’s the possibility it could be longer. I’d say it’s highly unlikely in Maid-sama’s case though.

  • June 26, 2010 at 12:54 amGekokujou

    “Oh how the mighty have fallen.” and shrunk while we’re at it, great episode.

  • June 26, 2010 at 12:58 amShirt

    (*watched it on m’iTouch* Twas awesome.)
    lmao In the preview, Yukimura said he came back on his own. XD I gotta admit. He looks cute with the lipstick. x3

  • June 26, 2010 at 1:54 amjrj

    interesting episode :)
    I feel a sense of rivalry for next episode… can’t wait to see how Usui deal with that…

  • June 26, 2010 at 2:12 amrufe

    Going back and watching Misa rip his earrings out in episode 1 was hilarious

  • June 26, 2010 at 2:13 amRei

  • June 26, 2010 at 2:17 amL3g0la5

    meh~ its an injustice to have a KWMS episode and not have Misaki wearing a maid-outfit at all the entire episode imo XD

    • June 26, 2010 at 2:44 amdivine

      I must agree. It’s absolutely criminal.

    • June 28, 2010 at 1:43 amZenkaitheSlasher

      Indeed.

  • June 26, 2010 at 4:10 amKinny Riddle

    LOL How the mighty have fallen indeed. Aratake and co’s reaction at his adored senior going to a maid cafe were just priceless.

    Though this had the indirect consequence of Misaki finding herself becoming the leader of her own gang thanks to Shiroyan proclaiming her as the “Maid/Meido-sama”. Wonder if this new private army of hers will come in handy some day? :)

    There’s just not enough Aoi-chan this series, so I’m glad he’s back again. Even without revealing his trap alter-ego to the three idiots, he still couldn’t resist finding an opportunity to cross-dress.

    From the preview, does it look like poor Yukimura’s been made to cross-dress once again?

    Maybe he and Aoi-chan should get together, they’d make a great trap couple.

  • June 26, 2010 at 4:51 amKarmafan

    I’m surprised this series is more then 13 episodes. It seems like it has run out of decent material and they don’t know where to go on the plot. Hopefully with it being a 2 cor series we will start to see something happen.

    • June 29, 2010 at 9:28 amAnna

      Its actually following the manga pretty well, but i was surprised they animated the special chapters.

  • June 26, 2010 at 5:04 amEspada

    poor yukimura xD

  • June 26, 2010 at 6:28 amOoooO2

    well this ep was quite funny… with the san baka…
    by the way, divine when will you be posting for bakemonogatari ep 15? the ep was out RAW currently

    • June 27, 2010 at 2:11 amAnjiro

      Why do you keep nagging Divine? You’re that cutemi2 person huh? If you aren’t, why can’t you be patient? His post will come out when it will come out. There is something called patience you know. I get you want a summary and screencaps but do you always need to bother him for the next episode or whatever every single time? I swear I always see at least one post by you asking for x episode to be posted.

      Sorry Divine, not trying to start trouble but I find that behavior annoying.

  • June 26, 2010 at 7:45 amHana

    Misaki looks so gross in this episode… urgh.

    • June 26, 2010 at 9:57 amKatz

      Agree, she looks just like Jessie from Pokemon lol. The lipstick ruined her.

  • June 26, 2010 at 12:38 pmn3wgrass

    does anybody else think suzuna is prettier than her sister? anyone?

    • June 26, 2010 at 2:32 pmKevin

      I think I’d have to agree. Suzuna’s nonchalant voice and general aloofness also add to her awesomeness. And did anyone notice the leek in her bag? I half expected her to twirl it before leaving…

  • June 26, 2010 at 2:17 pmRika

    I laughed so hard at when Yukimura was like “you are using the wrong swear words” and @ this part: http://randomc.net/image/Kaichou%20wa%20Maid-sama!/Kaichou%20wa%20Maid-sama!%20-%2013%20-%20Large%2016.jpg
    Why wasn’t there a close up screenshot of Usui doing his part in the “delinquent film?”
    Am I the only one that sees that Aratake’s underlings just pop up in numbers and then vanishes sometimes?
    http://randomc.net/image/Kaichou%20wa%20Maid-sama!/Kaichou%20wa%20Maid-sama!%20-%2013%20-%20Large%2009.jpg
    http://randomc.net/image/Kaichou%20wa%20Maid-sama!/Kaichou%20wa%20Maid-sama!%20-%2013%20-%20Large%2037.jpg

  • June 26, 2010 at 2:41 pmPhosphatide

    Ooh, mister hoodie is coming up.

    Wait, that means Hinata is somewhere near. FFFFFFFFFF-

  • June 26, 2010 at 2:46 pmaznfunksta1

    hey divine bakemonogatari episode 15 is up you should definatley watch it and tell me wat you think. no subs yet though

    • June 27, 2010 at 2:12 amAnjiro

      Patience is a virtue.

  • June 26, 2010 at 3:44 pmstarss

    Is it me or what this episode…. boring? I couldn’t follow half of it. Maybe it was because I’m not really interested in the back story of ONE of the three idiots, let alone all of them, and Misaki and Usui were just along for the ride. Heck, when they were in disguise, I had NO IDEA those were them until 5 minutes later!

    • June 26, 2010 at 7:45 pmShirt

      That thought did cross my mind halfway into it. But the voice actor for the delinquint was hialrious. I couldn’t stop laughing at how much of a ruffian he was and how much he denied his sempai being all wimpy.

      I couldn’t tell either for a sec. I noticed after a few minutes. I was thrown off by the acting. I thought they were actually there! xD

      You couldn’t possibly have thought it was boring if it snagged your attention enough to notice small details in character design. :3

  • June 26, 2010 at 7:04 pmKarmafan

    Bake 15 sub is out now. Check Tokyo Tosh…

    • June 27, 2010 at 2:13 amAnjiro

      Awesome, why not talk about Kaichou wa Maid-sama instead?

  • June 27, 2010 at 4:59 amdivine

    For everyone asking about Bakemonogatari, I watched it two days ago and was planning to get a post out about it today. The recent server problems got me completely sidetracked, but I was working on the post leading right up to FMA airing, at which point I had to switch priorities. It’s a finale too, so I need more time than usual to write up final impressions.

    • June 27, 2010 at 8:17 amyuukii

      thanks for all the hard work!

  • June 30, 2010 at 5:42 pmSnicket

    Jeez what a sub par episode. I guess it wouldn’t of been as bad if the idiot-trio wasn’t in chibi form for most of the episode.