Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! – 09
「僕と恋路と交渉術っ!」 (Boku to Koiji to Kousyoujutsuu!)
“Me, Romance, and Democracy!”
Akihisa, you are the biggest moron in the world. In terms of KY, or understanding how to read the situation, you score below zero points. Seriously, how dense do you have to be to miss the intense amounts of love being shot in your direction?
Instead of getting to watch Minami get the idiot to herself, I was really disappointed from a personal standpoint with how things turned out this week. While I was impressed that he managed to confess to Minami that he had made a huge mistake that led to a horrible misunderstanding, I couldn’t bare it when he missed the point of the real conversation between Minami and Himeji. Especially when they were had it right in front of his face!
The fact that they had a professional looking script to follow yet started going off toward a topic that sounded like a lover’s quarrel should have been a clear flag that acting had long been thrown out the window. Listening to two close friends talk about the person they both love while watching their friendship slowly erode was tough. But when Akihisa clearly misread the entire situation and failed to pick the girl he truly wanted to be with, I literally face-palmed myself.
As unbiased as I want to be, I’m really sad that Minami’s relationship with Akihisa was so short lived. Even though rushing into things probably wasn’t the best idea, I can’t fault her for going for it when push came to shove. I also feel a bit of remose for Himeji as well — she behaved quite maturely the entire time and still didn’t she get a straight answer!
Amongst all the rage, there were still some really great moments throughout the episode. Besides the usual jokes at Akihisa’s expense, it was a real treat to hear Kato Emiri’s cute voice flow out of Hideyoshi’s mouth. More importantly there is still another big problem at hand – the upcoming battles between Class F and Class D and B. If there was any redeeming factors left, it would be the ESBs (Exam Summoning Battles). Something I hope the second half of this sequel will hopefully focus on.
P.S. I still love this show. <3