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「パンドラマイドサービス」
“Pandora Maid Service”

WOW! I don’t even know where to start with this week’s Sore Machi. Why? Because it was so damn good. There are bad jokes, okay jokes, and pretty good jokes. Then there are laugh your ass off and accidentally shoot coke out of your nose jokes. Jokes aside, you need to have the right atmosphere to really make humor work – and the atmosphere was perfect this episode. Holding an early birthday party for Tatsuno at Seaside (hotori’s streamer didn’t go off), Hotori embarks on her journey to ruin everything. Starting with the lame comment about how Sanada’s present to Tatsuno was hard to say, さなださかなサラダ (Sanada Sakana Sarada), literally Sanada’s Fish Salad, the snowball starts rolling. After blowing through everyone else’s birthday gift to give hers a more dramatic effect, she manages to piss off Maid-Chou by joking about how closing the café for parties doesn’t matter since the cafe is so slow all the time. After a nice punch to the head, she somehow gets to the topic of birthdays, specifically pestering Futaba since she is extra secretive about hers. While Hotori was questioning her, it felt as if she was really trying to NOT talk about it. While I was pondering on why she’d care so much to keep her birthday a secret, Hotori leaps into action take and steals her student ID. Ignoring Futaba’s warning she yells out her birthday without thinking – September 8th, which just happens to be the very same day they are holding Tatsuno’s early birthday party. Good job Hotori. After completely destroying the mood in the cafe Hotori attempts to fix it with a quick pity party for Futaba. Not only fails but Futaba starts crying! While she still looks extremely cute, it started to drive me nuts when Hotori wouldn’t stop pushing the issue. The best part of the whole thing was how Hotori promises to never forget her birthday again by making a poem to remember it. The poem is a play on words, 98しい思い出 、紺双葉 (Kuyashi Omoide, Kon Futaba) meaning “A mortifying memory, Kon Futaba” the first part written with the numbers 9 and 8 to emphasize “September 8th”. I don’t know if it was the picture behind the words or the reaction from Futaba, but I thought this entire skit was pretty funny.

While I’m talking about Futaba, boy was my wish granted this week. It’s like SHAFT heard me asking for more Futaba and said “Well, here you go“. You can bet I was pretty giddy after catching some really impressive shots of her. Not only does she actually play the bass (I don’t think Hotori can actually play the accordion) but she has some pretty impressive lock picking skills too. Of course what really caught my attention was how she looks and acts when she’s not putting up her bad ass front. Or more like, what she looks like when she’s completely defenseless. I think she probably takes her social appearance pretty seriously though since after Hotori and Tatsuno catch her saying “Momma” while she’s sick in bed, all hell breaks loose – Futaba attempts to literally kill both of them with a pretty heavy looking statue. She’s so cute when she’s angry<3. Also to all the bass players in the world, I feel like I have to apologize on behalf of Hotori for calling it a “training guitar.”

Sanada finally gets some decent screen time as well this week. Like all decent men, he has certain “objects” which he’d rather girls not see. After skillfully gaining some extra time to clean his room (hide the porn) after Hotori calls to use his computer, he’s faced with a pretty though decision. He looks at his computer and immediately thinks, “ Oh shit, I forgot to hide my porn. Will they accidentally find it!?” After quickly deciding to DELETE all the porn he had on his computer, his look was priceless. What was even better was that he described himself as a Jedi that had just suppressed his dark side. Can you believe it? Not only Star Trek, but Star Wars references have managed to infiltrate Sore Machi! The kicker to all of this is that after Hotori learns out that Sanada doesn’t have a scanner she doesn’t even use the computer AND stumbles upon his “cleverly” hidden stack of porn books, leaving his house calling him “Eroyuki”. Sorry Eroyuki, hope that bread tastes good.

* The transition scenes had some pretty good information this week. Cup noodles are best if you cook them 45 seconds less than suggested!

 

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November 13, 2010 at 1:22 am
28 comments »
  • November 13, 2010 at 1:43 amShimapan

    FTP!!!

  • November 13, 2010 at 1:50 amNhelraios

    Kon saying “Momma” was priceless lol. She’s just so cute.Look what they did to him him poor Kon lol.

    Nice episode, there are certainly a lot of funnt moments and I do agree with you at SHAFT giving more screentime for Kon, they heard our complaints!

    • November 13, 2010 at 1:59 amNhelraios

      Ugh, lots of typos. I meant “her”. Poor Kon

  • November 13, 2010 at 1:52 amKyzel

    Sanada = PWNED. Ah oodles and oodles of Futaba airtime yay <3 Sucks to have a coincidental b-day party for another person when it's actually your b-day, can't relate to that though lol, and that was a fast write up! :D

    • November 13, 2010 at 1:58 amTakaii

      Since I’m driving all day tomorrow, need to be responsible and get posts out fast! Seiyuu Quiz 6 coming up soon too ;)

      • November 13, 2010 at 2:01 amNhelraios

        I do appreciate your efforts too Takaii. Thanks for this fast write up and OMG the gotta be ready for the next quiz :O

      • November 13, 2010 at 2:03 amKyzel

        Thanks for the heads-up! Don’t make em TOO hard lol. Makes me wonder if SHAFT reads through Randomc cause we -did- do a lot of yearning for more Kon screen time. XD

  • November 13, 2010 at 2:15 am1Lau

  • November 13, 2010 at 2:21 amoutcast

    There is something wrong with the fanservice. It went from classy to full on shots where you can’t see pantsu.
    Still lovely legs though :)

  • November 13, 2010 at 2:21 amcrazystudyguy

    Lol the computer how on earth can you forget the mother load

  • November 13, 2010 at 3:10 amunderMebius

    This episode was full of win. I think i might also die if two of my girl childhood friends found out about my porn stash. And lol, training guitar is funny.

  • November 13, 2010 at 3:36 amgnomtastic

    Am i the only one that noticed that the art was messed up in this episode, mabye they ran out of money or they changed artists or something else happend?

    • November 13, 2010 at 6:55 amdeadble

      Noticed that too.

  • November 13, 2010 at 7:15 ampoko

    THEY’RE COMING OUTTA THE GOD DAMN WALLS.

    • November 13, 2010 at 9:18 amgarfield15

      Loved that bit.

    • November 14, 2010 at 12:12 pmP0NCH

      GAME OVER MAN! GAME OVER!

  • November 13, 2010 at 7:35 amRockmanshii

    Funniest for me was when she actually put back the stipers in the popper and threw them again, I bursted out laughing. And the porn hiding OMG JUST THE PORN HIDING SCENE.
    I really felt bad for him. And moar Kon this week.Best episode so far .

  • November 13, 2010 at 8:28 amShinjiro

    Hotori and Futaba are adorable and seem to go along really well. Loved this episode….More Futaba please <3
    btw, doesn't Sanada have a crush on Hotori or something?

  • November 13, 2010 at 12:08 pmsynkronized

    Sanada curled up in the fetal position was the icing on the cake after there visit. That whole scene felt remarkably real ie: ievery guy could cite a personal experience like Sanadas

  • November 13, 2010 at 1:09 pmNick

    Moar Futaba-poko.

  • November 13, 2010 at 9:04 pmKarmafan

    Did she spell Guitar the same way Yui does on K-On?

    • November 13, 2010 at 10:40 pmAyatan

      It was probably just gg trolling.

  • November 13, 2010 at 11:38 pmDawn

    I must admit, Hotori spoiling the party and the “looks like i gotta kill ya’ to keep you quiet” line from Futaba made this episode an instant favorite.

    yes gg trolling gets bad but it could be worse.

    i want more!

  • November 14, 2010 at 3:31 amtomoyostar

    Futaba <3

  • November 15, 2010 at 8:45 pmMr.Chieftain

    Ok am i the only on who thinks that Futaba is a lot more active in the ED compared to the previous ones?