Mayo Chiki! – 12
「迷える執事とチキンな俺と」 (Mayoeru Shitsuji to Chikin na Boku to)
“The Butler who got Lost and I, the Chicken”
I think I may have been wrong about how many episodes Mayo Chiki would run. Either ways, this week’s episode had a spectacular finish that one would think would be saved for the final episode.
Instead of leaving things open ended to make us viewers claw at the chance of a second season possibly coming over the horizon, the kiss between Subaru and Jirou probably sealed the deal. However, the events leading up to that fateful kiss was classic Mayo Chiki madness.
Jirou’s wishy-washy feelings toward Subaru have never failed to come back and bite him in the ass for not taking action when the situation called for it; and this episode was a perfect example of that. It must take some insane willpower to reject a busty girl who’s just waiting for the chance to leap into bed with you; possibly ready to have her first experience you.
That said, it’s quite cute when Jirou bounces back and manages to create some really cute moments with Subaru. Amongst all the dirty situations that Kanade might force him into, it’s a breath of fresh air when moments like these break up all the funny situations and give the viewer a chance to really watch the pair’s relationship grow.
I sort of hoped that Subaru’s transition from a butler to a normal girl back to a butler would have had a little more meat behind it, but with less than 30 minutes to pack everything (like this scene) into I suppose I shouldn’t ask for the impossible. Now that there’s only only one episode remaining and Subaru’s (and Kanade’s) true intentions finally out in the open — why does the final episode have to focus on Nakuru?! God forbid, I will flip my desk over if there isn’t a good shot of Subaru and Kanade somewhere in the final episode.