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「映画館Wデートで修羅場」 (Eigakan W Deeto de Shuraba)
“Movie Theater Double Dates are a Battlefield”

If Masuzu thought she had the childhood friend-type and the chuunibyou-type under control, then it looks like Fuyuumi Ai will make her think otherwise. As a 65% tsun and 35% dere character who heavily hints at her own claim of childhood friendship with Eita, Ai continues to be a thorn in Masuzu’s sides not only through interference with the club but also in diverting Eita’s attention away from Masuzu herself. Through the continued stumblings of our resident osananajimi tsundere and the valiant efforts of wingman Kaoru, the show does a fine job reinforcing the cast’s existing character traits while making almost everyone aware of Ai’s feelings.

But first, let’s talk about Eita, who suffered quite a bit this round. Though I felt envious for how Eita can easily block off Ai’s obvious advances, such emotions were overshadowed by pity thanks to some really “sad” middle school flashbacks. Though Eita may have anti-love on the brain for somewhat complex reasons, perhaps his line of thinking draws from his rejections. Even though Eita has been established as being secretly awkward, I felt so sorry for him when he smashed that blackboard, with that gaze of delusion. Despite his attempts to keep cool, our star student is actually a loose cannon in times of crisis. It only takes one unexpected event for his chuunibyou and pervert instincts to kick in, which has shown itself numerous times in the series so far. I still cringe every time his past resurfaces, but that’s what makes him stand out as a character: he is so awkward that it hurts. While he can throw a nice compliment that makes girls swoon, it is his failures to suppress his past that defines his character.

It’s a relief that Eita wasn’t the only person to be awkward this week. Even if Chiwa, Masuzu and Eita combined their embarrassing actions together this episode, it would not compare to the levels Ai achieved this week. She tries so hard yet fails–though Kaoru is probably cringing off-camera, it’s a miracle Eita has been fairly oblivious to her efforts. While Ai doesn’t suffer from the criticisms of having an excess of “tsun” since her character doesn’t come off as particularly harsh, her affections need some work getting past the web of lies she’s created. It’s obvious that she’s trying to untangle and escape her lies as best she can, but her efforts have achieved the opposite of her intentions. Everyone but Eita has at least a vague idea of what’s going on, a backfire that’ll bite Ai next episode.

This backfire though should set up a good scenario for us to see at the festival, where Ai will have her last chance to fix things up before her arc ends. Up to now, Kaoru has been the strongest wingman ever, but hints of the next episode indicate that Ai will have to survive some part of the festival alone. While I can smell the conclusion for this arc a mile away, I can imagine things won’t be going so smoothly for osanadere after she reveals the truth about their past. After the meta scenario where Ai let out her true feelings like a boss through the silver screen (which was actually more touching to watch than awkward), Masuzu must already be planning her next move for the festival in style. While she didn’t get the picture she wanted, even more potential blackmail is in her sights.

In general, with the introduction of Ai comes a much more complete cast of characters who can be awkward together. Although I still swivel in my seat when our group of “self made” clubmates perform unbearable-to-watch activities, the fact that they do it together makes it much less embarrassing and much more enjoyable to view. Hopefully the next few episodes will display their dynamic in an endearing way, where instead of antagonizing one another, they put aside their pursuit of Eita to stick up for one another. After all, what’s a rom com without outside interference (like Mana) to challenge the group and force them to get along?

 

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February 24, 2013 at 2:00 am
20 comments »
  • February 24, 2013 at 2:15 ambaseone

    Ai is definitely the best among the girls as of this episode. There was so much adorable moments of her. Definitely AixEita.

    • February 24, 2013 at 5:40 amHakumen

      Agreed. I’m sailing on the Ai ship ~

    • February 25, 2013 at 3:06 amAnanas

      She is a lucky girl, she gets a 3 episodes arc just for her.

    • February 25, 2013 at 3:19 amKairoru

      A-chan~

  • February 24, 2013 at 2:44 amDualash

    That movie had everything: zombies, love triangle, and a giant explosion in space!

  • February 24, 2013 at 3:09 amsaka

    yea poor eita get now sandwich for movie watching with chiwa & ai give been by look they both want eita.

    with troll-suzu still find ai’s weakness but oops not this time.

  • February 24, 2013 at 3:55 amThe Mage of Erection

    Masuzu all the way.

    • February 24, 2013 at 5:35 amRukia

      She is definitely the most entertaining character. I will give her that.

      She also does a ton of cute things. Eita can’t go wrong as long as he chooses her or Ai.

  • February 24, 2013 at 5:31 amRukia

    Chiwa was really annoying this week.

    And Eita is a jerk. He’s hanging out with Kaoru and Ai. And Ai is being really kind. But he agrees to get some dirt on her so Masuzu can blackmail her? What kind of person does something like that???

    • February 24, 2013 at 6:01 amAcorico

      Agreeing on something, doesn’t mean actually doing something. And when have you seen him actually getting some dirt on Ai? He seems more like he isn’t taking Masuzu’s request seriously and more or less ignores it.

    • February 24, 2013 at 7:54 pmKoji

      Don’t forget, Eita is essentially being black mailed himself. He’s being black mailed to get black mail material :p

  • February 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm人間かけてるメガネ

    Ai-Chan Dai Shouri!!

  • February 24, 2013 at 1:08 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    Ai has quickly gained and is threatening to bypass the others! What will happen?! How will the other girls deal with this situation?! The tension is too much!

  • February 24, 2013 at 2:06 pmXumbra

    Yeaaaaaaah, go Ai!

  • February 24, 2013 at 3:59 pmEmD

    How can anyone doubt Pink is best girl?

    Non-violent tsundere with an adorable voice.

    She even has the best parts in the opening.

    • February 25, 2013 at 5:24 pmCoburn

      Though I still think silver is the most interesting character, I have to agree that the best girl (that is, the one that is more traditionally adorable and the one people will want to ship with the MC so much) is pink.

  • February 24, 2013 at 6:02 pmGetchman

    that movie confused me. I thought it was supposed to be a zombie horror flick

    • February 25, 2013 at 3:58 amHoa Kiu

      Zombie horror mixed with love rivalry and toku action isn’t exactly normal.. but it is Anime..

  • February 25, 2013 at 4:10 amCoburn

    I support KaoruxAi

  • February 26, 2013 at 9:32 amRaw

    This just wins the most cringe-inducing anime of all time. In a good way. I can’t bear to watch when Masuzu brings up Burning Fighting Fighter, and then proceed to laugh my ass off.