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Seitokai Yakuindomo* – 10

「津田キノコは想定内, 羽根が飛ぶ, カボチャの気持ち」 (Tsuda Kinoko wa Souteinai, Hane ga Tobu, Kabocha no Kimochi)
“Tsuda’s Mushroom was as Expected, Feathers Fly, A Pumpkin’s Feelings”

Mushrooms, mushrooms, and more mushrooms.

Mushrooms Look Like… a Head?

In typical SYD* fashion, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to look at mushrooms the same way ever again. With their long shafts and rather bulbous top, it never occurred to me just how good of good of an analog they make for a certain male body part. Maybe it’s because the mushrooms in my part of the world are proportioned a bit differently but I’m pretty sure that I’m pretty much obligated to make some sort of stupid joke whenever I see a shitake mushroom from now on.

Aria vs The World

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I think Aria is trying to play us all with the dense act of hers. While I wouldn’t go as far as to say she’s a genius, I think she’s pretty adept at reading the mood and relishes every time she gets to retort with a dirty remark; especially when she knows it’s completely inappropriate for the situation. And if there ever was an episode where she was going with her own flow, it was this week’s. I mean, come on! When you go so far that you alienate Shino you’ve gone too far.

Straightmen Tsuda and Suzu

After nearly two seasons and a ton of OVAs, it feels like Tsuda and Suzu have all but given up on being the straightmen. While I wouldn’t say they’ve given up hope, it definitely feels like they’re getting tired of doing it all the time. Compared to how they were back during the first season, its clear that they aren’t as cheery as they used to be. Throw in how they’ve been constantly using their monotone voices when they are tsukkomi-ing, and I think it paints a clear picture just how close they are to hitting their limit.

But I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing! It gives the series this feel that we’ve finally reached full circle and in turn would normally mean things would start to change. While I doubt we’ll actually get that far, I think it’d be cool to get a short peek into what happens once Aria and Shino graduate and Tsuda and Suzu are left on their own.

Looking Ahead

We’re down to the home stretch guys! With the end in sight and all the obligatory episodes covered (beach, school festival, sports, performance, idol, etc), I really have no idea what’s left for us. But if you compare how the show started to now, it seems like GoHands has figured out the winning combination of jokes to story ratio so I feel pretty confident we’ll get something decent at worst. Hopefully though, we’ll get something awesome!

Full-length images: 22, 24, 31.

 

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March 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm
17 comments »
  • March 12, 2014 at 12:39 pmjustin

    i love medusa!!

  • March 12, 2014 at 1:39 pmTechim

    I love eating mushrooms. (Ahem, no innuendos there)
    Learnt a few names Google-ing the mushroom names mentioned in the episode..
    Though I kinda regret Google-ing “mushroom tattoo” now..or even “mushroom stamp”..
    Damn UrbanDictionary :p

  • March 12, 2014 at 2:18 pmJacked

    That whole awkward scene with Mitsuba, I loved it!

  • March 12, 2014 at 2:33 pmWanderer

    Not even a comment on Tsuda’s “Suzu is cute. I want Suzu?” For shame! :P

    • March 12, 2014 at 7:35 pmMincemaker

      I too want Suzu. Both of them.

  • March 12, 2014 at 2:37 pmewok40k

    Are the witches and medusa a stealth stab at Witch Craft Works?

  • March 12, 2014 at 2:38 pmdaikama

    Fun episode – especially the 2nd half Halloween festival. LOL’d at Toki’s minimal effort costume – so like her. Same goes for Nene and her costume. Very clever!

    The season’s almost over, but I’m still impressed with the visual quality. The show consistently looks great IMO. As Takaii said, GoHands has found the right formula for this show. I also agree with Takaii in that while I don’t know what’s in store for the season end, I’m confident it will be entertaining.

  • March 12, 2014 at 3:13 pmSetsuna Henry

    Tsundere Mitsuba is kinda cute.

  • March 12, 2014 at 4:09 pmDvalinn

    I was in stitches when Suda accidentally said something semi-perverted (about wearing thongs), especially because he immediately realized his mistake. And so many ship teases with Suzu, gah! Tsundere Mitsuba was funny as well.

    I’ll never get tired of Hata and her complete lack of respect for personal space either. Satomi Arai really nails her trollish, deadpan voice too.

  • March 12, 2014 at 5:12 pmSK

    Loved the Suzu/bell(suzu) bits, as well as Tsundere Mitsuba.
    Unfortunately for Suzu, she has a rather distinctive aspect that makes her easy to identify, even if she covers her whole head. Tsuda had to hold his tongue to make sure she wouldn’t feel sad.
    And how the heck do you make your face disappear like that judo club girl?

    • March 13, 2014 at 1:17 amHanabira.Kage

      I have no idea. A mask, maybe?

  • March 12, 2014 at 6:45 pmForbidden4bdn

    Cute Suzu is cute…..nothing more….

  • March 12, 2014 at 7:17 pminanis

    “I want suzu”

    lol

    Suzu sooooo cute on this ep!

  • March 12, 2014 at 11:46 pmdClyde

    Shino no houki = Shino’s broom.
    Add another no in between and you get another Hikasa’s role.

    • March 13, 2014 at 1:51 amcruiser2710

      Wait what?

      Seriously?

      I seriously can’t look at Shinono Houki the same way now

  • March 13, 2014 at 1:53 amcruiser2710

    Hata is cute in her face docking with that pixie girl.

    That pixie girl is cute in her pixie costume.

    Witch Houki and Aria are cute.

    Pumpkin monster is cute.

    Tsundere Mitsuba just blows everything out of the water with her pure untainted innocence.

  • March 13, 2014 at 4:32 pmfishies

    Didn’t it seem obvious that Tsuda was flirting with Suzu by playing on words? Like teasing her? Seemed pretty obvious, and kinda outta character.

    Kotomi was really quiet and nonexistent for the food gathering and cabin scene for the most part.

    Many more shorter scenes, jokes, and characters getting dialogue than most episodes I felt. It felt kinda rushed this episode.