Sakura Trick – 09
「年末デビューのS・B・J・K／続・すっぱい大作戦!?／ゆずちゃん 風になる！」 (Nenmatsu Debyuu no S・B・J・K / Zoku Suppai Dai Sakusen!? / Yuzu-chan-fuu ni Naru!)
“JHSG’s End-of-Year Debut / A Sour Plan Continued!? / Yuzu-chan Becomes the Wind!”
Jealous girls abound, but Kaedecchi knows everything!
Jealous High School Girl Haruka, Jealous High School Girl Mitsuki
There’s a fine line between endearingly jealous and annoyingly jealous, and Haruka crossed that line long ago…or she would have, were I the one who had to deal with her. Since she’s Yuu’s problem though, the first skit was pretty funny overall. The kisses through the phone were sweet, and Yuu & Haruka have good chemistry, but all the home runs for me were when Mitsuki entered the fray. Did you notice how much sweeter her voice got when she was talking to Haruka? Hng~! Haruka is a bit overly jealous, but Mitsuki is just the right amount to be super moe. If she wasn’t gay I’d waifu her in a second. And, you know, fictional.
A skit based around Mitsuki, Yuzu, and Kaede? YES! I hope I’ve made it clear that of all the couples in this show, the one that’s not actually a romantic couple (probably)(maybe) is my favorite. Yuzu and Kaede have such a good rapport, and seeing Yuzu all gung-ho to tail Haruka & Yuu and Kaedecchi seeing right through Mitsuki was wonderful!
Not that Mitsuki was a slacker, with her adorable jealousy and her accidental forehead kiss with Haruka, hng~! That plus Haruka’s deft lie about doing something for Mitsuki-kaichou…only for Kaede to see right through that too. Kaedecchi truly does know everything!
Excited Trickster Kaede
Remember where I said that Yuzu and Kaede were my favorite couple? So it should be no surprise that I enjoyed the third skit. Honestly though, this was mainly informed by my life for Kaede as a character, because even as I look back at it now, the gags didn’t have a lot of permanence. Kaede being uncommonly genki was nice, her toying with her siblings and her joke backfiring were all fun as well, but I feel like my memory of these gags will fade soon after. That’s the risk you take when you base a skit off of not a whole lot happening, even if it was enjoyable at the time.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Start with a jealous Haruka & a jealous Mitsuki, & end with a Kaedecchi who knows everything #桜Trick 09
- I feel this hasn’t been said enough, but damn, Mitsuki has some big bangs. More of that too please.
- All hail our new yuri(?) trickster overlord!
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