Seitokai Yakuindomo* – 03
「三日副会長, ちんだら かぬしゃまよ」 (Mikka Fukukaichou, Chindara Kanushamayo)
“The Three Day Vice President, Beautiful Lady”
I hope I wasn’t the only one who thought that the water flowing at the beginning was pee…
Everyone loves Tsuda, they just won’t admit it.
Three episodes in and the writers are completely ready to throw the illusion of romance straight into our faces. For those of you who have kept up with my posts, you should all understand just how happy yet annoyed this makes me. Yes, I remember that first and foremost this show is a dirty high school comedy but I really want to believe there’s a chance for some romance elements to come into play! Because just as other genres have shown us, romance can give almost anything a whole new dimension! And after the few things I saw this week, you can bet I was wanting more.
Before I start though, I have to give credit to the writers for tricking me into thinking Kotomi might become that tsundere imouto who secretly loves onii-chan. And with that out of the way, I don’t know how to feel about what happened with Suzu and Shino. Starting with the girl who I should have known was trolling the moment she blushed, I hate it when Shino decides to enter dere-dere mode only to leave us hanging because she can’t help but attempt some poorly timed joke. I don’t know if I’m expecting too much or what but I wish she’d be more concrete with her decisions instead of flipping back and forth all the time.
Then you have Suzu, someone who I think has genuine feelings for Tsuda. Besides sharing the gigantic responsibility of being the straight-man with him, there have been so many moments where the two should have kissed each other that I don’t even know what to say. Add in that last scene during this episode when Suzu wanted to tag along with him but couldn’t say anything, and you have the perfect recipe for what could be an awkwardly cute couple!
What do you do when Tsuda’s not around?
Besides that unnecessary but appreciated swimsuit scene, its always nice to see when characters acknowledge when someone is someone. And judging from how everyone who didn’t go on the field trip behaved, it was pretty obvious that they all felt the effect of not having Tsuda around. From the awkward silence at the end of gags to Kotomi trying her best to follow along with her much more experienced senpai, it was clear that something was amiss.
The Suzu Show
Something I also really appreciated was the amount of time and focus Suzu was given this week. Amongst the usual short jokes and odd camera angles were a plethora of great shots and sincerely touching moments. From reminding us about just how smart she is to the sunset scene I touched on earlier, Suzu finally got some well deserved screen time.
Third Episode Decision
After a great first episode and a okay second one, Seitokai finally feels like its back in full swing with its third. The jokes feel less forced, the production quality is still top notch, and characters who we only got a glimpse of before are all slowly making their triumphant return. If anything, I kind of wish they’d tone down the vibrator jokes and bring back some of the dick ones — gender equality man! [/sarcasm]
- Construction is going to be every field trip’s nightmare.
- Did anyone notice how besides a little reminiscing from Shino at the beginning, no one really mentioned missing Suzu? ;__;
- No squid skit this week :/
- I wonder how many weeks this tissue gag is going to go on for. We started with a handkerchief and transitioned to a box of em. What’s next?!