Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren – 04
「無垢なる…生徒会長選挙（クイーンメーカー）」 (Mukunaru… Seitokaichou Senkyo (Kuiin Meekaa))
“An Innocent… Student Council President / Queenmaker”
Silly me! Did I really think Nibutani would have become Student Council President? I mean come on, I totally should have saw it not happening rom like a light year away.
Nibutani and Dekomori
In my opinion probably one of the funniest duos of the season (which doesn’t say too much since I’m not watching a huge amount of shows yet), these two have such great comedic compatibility that whenever they’re not in some huge argument or fight it always tends to surprise me. But come on, who wouldn’t have been surprised when Dekomori, if only temporarily, accepted that Nibutani is the real Mori Summer?
What followed was probably one of the oddest but sweetest moments this series has given us that hasn’t involved Rika or Yuuta. As awkward as it was, Dekomori really showed us just what she’s capable of doing when her heart is set on something. And don’t get me wrong, I completely understand what can happen to someone when the person they’ve idolized for years suddenly appears in front of them. Which is why as strange as it was to not see them fighting, I couldn’t help but feel those butterflies in my stomach start fluttering around as their relationship started exponentially growing.
At the same time, I was so happy when Nibutani didn’t completely take advantage of the situation she was thrown into. She completely understood that she was the one being idolized by Dekomori, meaning the amount of power and control she had over her was absolutely ridiculous. Ridiculous to the point that she could have probably asked her to jump off of a bridge and she’d probably have done it! But instead of grossly abusing her power and in very rare instance of Nibutani showing her deredere side, I loved it when she opened her “sealed” box and put on something that she probably vowed to never even look at again.
Is that Jealously I see?
While they weren’t the main focus of this week’s episode, it just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t talk about my favorite couple of the season. Relationship hiccups and awkward hand holding aside, I think I’m beginning to see the start of a bit of a jealously streak coming out of Rika. As if she didn’t have enough problems in her life already, Shichimiya is doing a great job at pushing all of her buttons. The thing is, because we already know that she’s not out to get Yuuta (for the time being at least), I can’t help but laugh as she gets Rika all riled up over nothing. That and if last week’s episode was any indication, Shichimiya may be doing the best thing possible in order to get Rikka and Yuuta’s relationship rolling!
Nice job, KyoAni.
After changing up the pace and focusing on other characters, I thought KyoAni did a great job with everything this week. From the well timed jokes to the surprise end to Dekomori and Nibutani’s short lived “friendship“, I don’t think there’s much more you can ask for in a mere 24 minutes.
- Isshiki, you are officially the running joke of the season. I bid you good luck in life.
- Nibutani is actually cute and kind of tall apparently. Also, dat foot.
- When will they learn that chunibyou isn’t a curse but rather something you can use to be more “creative”?
- I said this on twitter, but when Dekomori was taking a picture of Nibutani in her outfit I remember going, “If this is an intricate ruse on Dekomori’s part to sabotage Nibutani’s chances of being elected president I’m going to kill something.” Because after a scene like this, you have to be pretty messed up on the inside to purposely sabotage someone.