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「妹と妖精の島」 (Imouto to Yousei no Shima)
“Younger Sister and The Fairy Island”

“Sorry, but I love Emily”

Yamada Elf Daisensei

Okay, as much as I want to love Muramasa and to an extent Sagiri, I think this episode solidified my stance on who the best girl of the series is. With those amazing elf ears and a personality that could wash away just about anyone, Yamada EMILY stole my heart with her performance this week. And while it’s a shame that she wasn’t able to persuade Masamune to look at her the way he looks at Sagiri, that isn’t going to stop me from highlighting all the things I loved.

That said, a list of all the things that are great about Emily probably wouldn’t be all that fun to read (especially for the non-Emily fans) so let me try to give a somewhat levelheaded analysis of Emily’s grand master plan to try and wrap Masamune around her finger. Which, when you look at it in the grand scheme of things, probably went far better than Emily ever imagined it would. She got plenty of alone time with Masamune, her older brother Chris accidentally somewhat managed to plant the idea of the two being a thing, and by the end of things she managed to have a serious talk with her crush that ended with her giving something special to him and only him. Objectively speaking, I don’t think things could have went any better even if Emily had planned it.

Which kind of sucks because even with so many things going well, it’s tough to say whether or not it had any impact on Masamune (Actually, things probably only went as well as they did because the plot already knew it wouldn’t have an effect on Masamune). His silence at the end of the episode as the two were on the bridge didn’t leave a great taste in my mouth and the episode cutting to the modified ending sequence before he could have responded felt even worse.

Overall, I thought this was a pretty good episode and a great return to form compared to some of the previous episodes we’ve seen. With a clear cut goal in mind and the story hitting all the points one after another, I don’t think we could have asked for more in a single episode. Sure, the non-Emily fans may have been clamoring for more Muramasa or Sagiri but I’m sure we’ll be getting more of the two in the coming episodes. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to hear Masamune call out to Emily using her real name. See you then!


ED3 Sequence

ED3: 「adrenaline!!!」 by TrySail

End Card

June 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm
  • June 4, 2017 at 1:27 pmLord Nayrael

    If only her parents named her Emilia…

    • June 4, 2017 at 2:05 pmZoneflare

      You win this thread.lol

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:25 pmTakaii

      Where do you think that excerpt came from :p

  • June 4, 2017 at 2:19 pmAzalea23

    nooo, this is super depressing. Elf was my new Kuroneko!

    • June 4, 2017 at 2:31 pmWanderer

      And she’s getting the same treatment Kuroneko got. :(

    • June 4, 2017 at 3:49 pmJohnPeacekeeper

      What’s frustrating is that even if they DO end up dating, Imouto would win anyway without lifting a finger because that’s what the whole point of the story was :/

      At the very least, they should have Imouto work for it unlike the sister who really isn’t all that cute

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:26 pmTakaii

      Emily <3

      • June 4, 2017 at 7:02 pmAzalea23


        Hello. Random question that I’m not sure where to ask so I’ll ask it here.

        I know Divine left RC a long time ago, and I believe Stilts currently runs it? I e-mailed stilts at his randomC e-mail, but I’m also not sure if he’s still around or not. I don’t see him on RandomC as often anymore. Who should I contact if I need to reach RandomC for something?

      • June 4, 2017 at 10:47 pmTakaii

        Divine is still around, sort of. You just need to sacrifice enough tsunderes to garner his attention.

        You can shoot it to me at takaii at randomc dot net and depending what it is I can usually get it to whoever it needs to get to.

        If anything I outrank Stilts (but not in height. he’s too tall).

      • June 5, 2017 at 2:16 pmAzalea23

        thanks! i’ve hit you up with an e-mail

  • June 4, 2017 at 2:32 pmWanderer

    The “obvious” solution is for Masamune to just have sex with everyone and skip the whole “which girl is better” mess altogether. ;)

    • June 4, 2017 at 3:45 pmNaweGR

      Well, that may avoid one mess only to replace it with another… “Nice Boat” anyone?

    • June 4, 2017 at 8:09 pmOkabe_Rintarou

      There’s actually an Oreimo H-doujin where Kyou-chan takes the Harem route, each day of the week = dedicated to a single girl and on Sundays he does it with everyone. Welp. Masamune should do the same. XD

      • June 5, 2017 at 12:50 amIncognito

        Mind sharing the title of that H-doujin?

        (*Wears monocle*) For “research” purposes, of course… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

        Also, I wonder how many Subaru X Rem fans got triggered there?

      • June 5, 2017 at 9:58 amWanderer

        @Incognito: I’m pretty sure he’s talking about Show Spoiler ▼

        Spoiler tagged because this doujin is very much for adults only.

  • June 4, 2017 at 2:59 pmyoukai

    Come on, Chris is definitely best girl.

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:34 pmTakaii

      Sorry, but I love Emily.

  • June 4, 2017 at 3:48 pmJohnPeacekeeper

    I’ve concluded that Kuroneko 2.0 is a split role given to Elf and Muramasa

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:33 pmTakaii


      • June 4, 2017 at 7:20 pmkurt

        yamadamura i think

      • June 6, 2017 at 5:25 pmRyuutobi


  • June 4, 2017 at 4:23 pmCroos

    My heart died for 1 min in this episode.

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:32 pmTakaii


  • June 4, 2017 at 4:38 pmstarss

    Beach esipode!! :3

  • June 4, 2017 at 4:45 pmCroos

  • June 4, 2017 at 5:06 pmChoya

    How did I get on Team Emily so quickly? Her and Masamune had such good chemistry in the earlier episodes, but now, it feels painful for Emily to be so determined to win Masamune’s affection when I know the author has been trying to get him with Sagiri all this time.

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:29 pmTakaii

      Team Emily

      Yamada Elf Daisensei: Side Stories

  • June 4, 2017 at 5:07 pmDave

    Loved how they had her setup the bit about how the fence creaks if you try and peak/climb it and then used it to tip off her listening in to Chris/Muramasa’s conversation.

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:28 pmTakaii

      You have to love how they both heard the creaks, but didn’t even acknowledge them.

  • June 4, 2017 at 5:12 pmMaou

    Damn it! Elf spec and personality was too high that it’s feel like a joke just to compare her with sagiri. I hope masamune clearly reject elf confession rather than accept her then dump her later for sagiri(just like kuroneko got)

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:28 pmTakaii

      Muramasa got wrecked.

      Except she gets a after-story for her favorite LN, so worth?

  • June 4, 2017 at 5:42 pmChromeNova

    Why do best girls never win? It’s as if light novel authors do this on purpose to incite readers and get people to continue to watch/read to find out who wins at the end, for some small glimmer of hope that they’re favorite makes the cut :/

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:27 pmTakaii

      This isn’t Rakudai Kishi no Calvary :(

      • June 4, 2017 at 6:27 pmTakaii

      • June 4, 2017 at 9:51 pmChromeNova

        Ah Rakudai Kishi, was definitely a dark horse of the season. A somewhat generic premise that was made enjoyable because of badass MC and best girl that actually wins! We need more shows like these for sure. (in the meantime, I’m going to pray MC realizes who best girl is in Eromanga-sensei and chooses Emily).

  • June 4, 2017 at 6:00 pmClayton Barnett

    A wonderful episode! Yes, yes: that girl, best girl… I can argue, too. But this was an entertaining episode. Isn’t that why we watch?

  • June 4, 2017 at 6:03 pmVaans

    Emily proves she’s the best. Cute, fun, wife material. Sagiri is cute but that’s it, but Emily has more with good chemistry with Masamune.

    Unfortunately, many of us know Sagiri will be with Masamune because of the author.

    I miss the dick-loving girl.

    • June 4, 2017 at 6:26 pmTakaii

      EXPLOSION You mean Megumin?

    • June 4, 2017 at 7:19 pmmaou

      “I miss the dick-loving girl.”

      that’s come out of nowhere :p

  • June 4, 2017 at 7:07 pmSetsunahenry

    And again, Masamune will reject Elf just like how Kyousuke rejected Kuroneko. Maybe author really in love with imouto (blood relative or no blood relative).

    If only he didn’t fall in love with another girl, he will definitely love Elf. But again, I wanna punch Masamune like I want to punch Kyousuke.

    • June 4, 2017 at 7:28 pmJeffers

      Correct… So all we can do is hope for a vita game of eromanga like oreimo where we can get alternate endings for each girl including senju muramasa… Because for sure, it will be XSagiri specially that they are not blood related.

    • June 4, 2017 at 10:50 pmTakaii

      Sagiri and Masamune aren’t blood related :T

      not that it matters.

  • June 4, 2017 at 7:23 pmJeffers

    Well sorry Sagiri… Imma jump ship with MasamuneXEmily(Elf Yamada) even if it is bound to sink anyway somewhere in the future just like Oreimo`s KyousukeXKuroneko.

    • June 4, 2017 at 10:51 pmTakaii

      But if you really think about who won — which character managed to make an appearance outside of their show? -wink-

  • June 4, 2017 at 8:02 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    My only disappointment with this episode…..

    …..no special ED sequence of Emily dancing to the ED song.

    • June 4, 2017 at 10:52 pmTakaii

      I really wanted to see that.


  • June 4, 2017 at 11:18 pmRaiu

    I got news for you Takaii.

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • June 5, 2017 at 12:08 amewok40k

    well, this might be intentional – they leave best girl unchosen by MC, se every fan can claim her as waifu…

  • June 5, 2017 at 12:20 pmRedRocket

    Loved idea poster on another board had. The last episode Masamune meets Kuroneko falls madly in love and stays with her. They are in the same universe after all.

    But for me it Elf all the way. He should be with another writer, not an artist. Regret that her nudity thing has not come up again. Hope author remembers that if you bring it as a habit up your expected to have nudity occur fairly often. Here I was thinking Emily would say on the beach when away from the house I’d really rather be nude or get Masamune to look away for a second and actually be nude.

    Bit surprised Elf did not snag the coat when Masamune offered it to Muramasa to keep the tease going. Or go way better go over whisper in Muramasa’s ear you really going to let him only look and me in my bikini when you look almost as good in yours?

  • June 5, 2017 at 4:16 pmruicarlov

    Besides Elf being all-around awesome, I believe that main reason I’m so on board this ship is that the rest of the challengers has little or dubious chemistry. While being the main girl, there was hardly any buildup for her being in love with the MC (which was hinted right in the first episode, when it was the first time she saw her brother in a year). The fact that she only communicated with stomps for a year stretches the suspension of disbelief even more. Muramasa saying she loved him within two meetings or so made me facepalm, but somehow I can accept it better when the subject is not the advertised “main girl”. Surprisingly, I find even Megumin has built a better chemistry with Masamune and she’s not one the girls competing for his affection (at least not yet, which makes it more believable).
    Thinking back to Oreimo, despite Kirino’s unlikable personality, she built a far better rapport with Kyosuke than the two-step siblings here. I think one of my main peeves is that nobody is addressing the elephant in the room: how on earth did Sagiri ended up with such a deep phobia that doesn’t even allow her hardly any direct human contact? How can a functional relationship be possible at all by sweeping all the psychological damage under a rug? If this show really wants me to root for Sagiri, it’s gonna have to start addressing this, and soon.

    • June 5, 2017 at 4:18 pmruicarlov

      Ops. When I said “While being the main girl, (….)” ‘she’ obviously meant Sagiri, not Elf.

    • June 6, 2017 at 10:31 amHalfDemonInuyasha

      Yeah, it’s a similar issue I have with Ako in Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? – the fact that such an obvious psychological issue isn’t (or is barely) addressed before the issue is all but dropped or even ends up becoming more glorified simply because it makes the “main” girl appear more cute and moe (despite already being physically cute) despite it killing any suspension of disbelief along with the “it’s just an anime, not real life” excuse.

  • June 8, 2017 at 1:14 pmWorldwidedepp

    Call me Baka or Ecchi.. (no not Hentai please)

    my first thought dann came into mind was “I hope he do not spank her butt…”

    come one, most of you think it too, right?… right!!