A-Channel – 04
「きろぐらむ – Attention to Your Weight」 (Kiroguramu)
“Kilogram – Attention to Your Weight”
Tohru is officially the master at trolling. I suppose her methods would be a little more discrete if you were to compare her to a master troller like Mai, but hey, it still works pretty well. Since the first episode, Yuuko has usually been the one on the receiving end of Tohru’s skills and for good reason. I’d call it the curse you get when you’re the definition of a perfect girl, who has a ton of good qualities. Sure, Tohru might attack Yuuko more often just because she might be a little jealous about her figure and it’s ability to possibly grab the attention of a certain person but can you really blame her? Plus, could you imagine Tohru with Yuuko’s figure trying to steal Run’s attention? But after pushing past all the trolling, it’s pretty amazing how close to reality this show hits for me. I don’t know if you knew this, but girls love to smack/feel each other’s boobs for the hell of it. Be it from jealously, joking around, or just because they’re bored — it really does happen.
But with the show shifting focus to Nagi and her weight complex, it was great to watch Tohru change gears and troll someone else in a totally different way. I don’t know how she manages to do it, but the way Tohru manages to accurately read the mood and act upon it is a skill I’d bet most people would kill to have. Instead of going for that intimidation tactic, I love how she managed to infiltrate Nagi’s mind and got her to do the one thing she didn’t want to do. Sure Nagi is trying her best to keep her new diet a secret, especially with temptation all around her, but I don’t think she should have let her guard down with Tohru. That little smirk of hers when she convinced Nagi to talk to Yuuko about her figure had me cracking up inside. While Nagi probably didn’t see it coming, I bet Tohru saw the whole thing coming from a mile away.
Other highlights for this episode were probably the pool cleaning scene that was full of insert song awesomeness with an added bonus of Yuuko’s swimsuit showing through her wet shirt,
Yutaka’s friend Miho the Remote’s super foot-stomp to control Yutaka’s craziness, and Tohru’s tiny body not even able to keep her socks on right. With that last one, it was hilarious how Tohru took her own problem and somehow spun it to become Nagi’s. I nearly busted a gut when Nagi freaked out after hearing Tohru say she wanted to become fatter, because I would have had said the exact same thing.
Besides still being totally clueless about where Miho and Yutaka’s fondness for Tohru comes from, every episode of this shows seems to get that much better. With some sort of beach/pool episode in the works for next week, I can only imagine that more of Nagi’s weight complex will leak out and Tohru will hopefully capitalize on it.
P.S. I love Tohru.
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