Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – 09
「理事長は追想が切ない(-＿-)」 (Rijichou wa Tsuisou ga Setsunai (-＿-))
“The Board Chairman’s Memories are Painful”
Honestly, I’m having some difficulty trying to express in words how I felt about the first eight minutes of this episode. Not only was there a pretty creepy looking vegetarian horse mask doing strange things like smacking Sena in the face and awkwardly creeping up on little girls but Rika’s hormones were on extra overdrive. Maybe I haven’t been watching enough risqué series lately, but when’s the last time you’ve seen a girl drop her bathing suit low enough that her crotch is centimeters away from showing? If you actually answered Yes to the previous question, I commend you in your future endeavors.
After getting my daily recommended dosage of fan-service, I was pleasantly waiting for Kodaka to meet Sena’s father. However, I never expected that Tenma “Pegasus” Kashiwazaki (Okiaya Ryotaro) would be the complete opposite of how he was depicted as a few episodes ago. As it seems, that tough exterior he tries to give off seems to be a mere façade. After that stunning display of embarrassment over his name, it shouldn’t have shocked me to see what a lightweight the guy was. But what really caught me off guard was how funny I found him! Be it his voice actor or just his overall demeanor, I just couldn’t not like him. Especially after you throw in his hilarious butler Stella (Yuzuki Ryouka) who picks the best moments to skillfully, for lack of better words, throw someone under the bus, and it’s like a treasure chest of laughs.
To round out all the fabulous fan-service scenes, I’m starting to wonder if the romance aspect will ever come into play. With subtle hints like Yozora being depressed from not being able to see Kodaka, standing beside the playground they both used to play at as kids; I whole heartily believe that a believable romance could spark between the two. But with less than four episodes left, I hope that the story at least comes back to tie up the loose ends behind their lost friendship. Wouldn’t it be cute if the whole thing ended with the two becoming each other’s first “official” friend again?