A-Channel – 05
「海 – An Ocean Far Away」 (Umi)
“Ocean – An Ocean Far Away”
It just occurred to me, but I started to feel really bad for Tooru after I started thinking about all the stuff she has to endure with that body of hers. From not being able to wear a sexy white bathing suit, her socks falling down all the time, to wearing the same school swimsuit since elementary school. None of these things sound really fun do they? Sure Tohru’s spunky personality makes up for all of that and more, but when you’re battling against a girl like Yuuko, it’s easy to see how it could really highlight certain flaws one might have.
With the never ending sarcastic comments about Yuuko’s body, I never thought I’d get to watch a combination play between Tooru and Nagi. It’s actually really nice to see characters change in a slice of life, especially when they start off cold toward others. Compared to episode one both Tooru and Nagi have really changed a lot in the same aspect, albeit in slightly different ways. Tooru becoming more people friendly while Nagi starts to drop that calm and collected façade — both of them becoming more open in different ways (except Tooru and her body). That doesn’t mean Yuuko or Run haven’t changed either! I haven’t forgotten about their moments, like when Run cheered up Tooru back in episode one or Yuuko being extra sweet to Nagi about her weight last episode. The next obstacle should be Yuuko trying to deal with that perfect body of hers. 170 cm and E-cups, man what a problem to have. (In Japan, their cup sizing is slightly different then ours. While Yuuko is an E cup in Japan, she’s actually a D cup stateside. Plus, 170cm is the perfect height for a girl!)
Now this just may be from me having crappy past experiences, but why is it that in real life beaches are never as fun as they seem in an anime? They always seem to be too cold, the sand too fine, and the water too cold or too dirty. Watching the girls have a blast outside started to make me a bit jealous. With the sun shining, the waves splashing, and enormous sand castles being built, I started cursing the differences between 2d and 3d.
Next week’s episode looks like it’s going to be an awesome one. In Japan, once summer rolls around that usually means it’s time to start those trials of courage! Besides hopefully getting a dose of Yuuko going into hysteria mode, it looks like that creepy Health teacher will finally get called out on for his creepiness. I can’t wait!
INS5: 「Mermaid Sisters」 by ユー子 (Yuuko)
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