A-Channel – 06
「真夏の夜の・・・ – A school in summer」 (Manatsu no Yoru no…)
“A Midsummer Night… – A school in summer”
The quirks of everyday life, something that A-Channel manages to nail on the head every single episode. It’s comparable to taking a camera and having it follow you around as you live your everyday life. As uneventful and boring as that could be, A-channel trims the fat and keeps all the fun parts of everyday life. At this point, it’s refreshing that watching Tooru and Run run through their routines at the beginning of each episode still makes me chuckle every time.
After someone commented on last week’s episode about the lack of Miho and Yutaka, I was hoping that they would get a little more screen time this week. Since their introduction, they haven’t really had a chance to shine. Sure they might be just support characters, but Yutaka’s fun and crazy personality is something I wouldn’t mind having more of. With the mix of personalities that the main cast contains, Yutaka and Miho would fit in easily. Hopefully they won’t get thrown to the side, since I’m really interested in watching them really reveal who they are. While Yutaka seems to have completely revealed her inner craziness, Miho still hasn’t had the opportunity to just let it all loose.
But without worrying about the side characters, this week was once again full of Nagi and Tooru goodness. I’ve started to approach each episode expecting to get a dose of two out of the four main characters, getting to learn their quirks and specific traits. While a Yuuko or Run centric episode hasn’t been done yet, the past six which focused on Nagi and Tooru were all fun to watch. I normally would try to sympathize with Yuuko due to being the butt of every single joke, but I’ve continually gotten so caught up in them that I’m to busy laughing to feel bad. With Run’s air-headed mind saving her from insults to keeping a cool head during heated situations, I can’t imagine her ever getting stuck at the end of one of Nagi’s plans (as if Tooru would do anything, right?).
With the ever so creepy Satou-sensei not making friends with anyone in any department to Yuuko going from cute to extra cute, things felt pretty well rounded this episode. If anything, the most surprising part came from watching Tooru be so insecure about wearing more cuter clothes. With that cute sweater of hers forcefully taken off, the little bit of purple she wears over her school uniform is just as cute. If the preview for next week’s episode is any indication of what’s to come, I can see Tooru wearing a simple yet cute white summer dress and failing at wearing heels. God help me if no one takes the opportunity to strike while Tooru is out of her comfort zone!
INS6: 「探検のススメ」 (Tanken no Susume) by ナギ (Nagi)
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