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Aho Girl – 08

「天使のような! アホガール」 (Tenshi no Youna! Aho Girl)
“Like an Angel! Aho Girl”

Much like the previous Aho Girl episodes, this one has a central theme to the segments they curated; Love. Yoshiko once again tries to play the love guru by encouraging one of the gals, Kuroko, to be more upfront about the feelings she has for her boyfriend without evoking the name of a certain SVU actress. The only thing is that she’s extremely shy about being expressive. Yoshiko’s biggest shocker was that the stereotypes that fit gyaru don’t apply to how timid she is about showing her boyfriend she loves him. What I found interesting was how even her friends join in on Yoshiko’s morbid curiosity as they huddle around Kuroko to get her to fess up. Where they hang out as close friends, but Kuroko is nonetheless very guarded. I’d like to see more of Kuroko because it is cute how sheepish she is in contrast with the outgoing mask that she wears in public. It plays well with how each of the gals, including Akane, have incentive to connect or share their time with Yoshiko despite acting like they’re above her.

To those who are saying Sayaka is the best girl, I now know why. She was amazing in this episode, and won me over with how funny she can be as the most sane person on the crazy train. Her segment with the Public Morals girl was hilarious in how her honesty only complicated her feelings as she accidentally crushes the Public Morals girl’s spirit by outright telling her Akuru is put off by her obsessive streak. It also shows how the complications that Sayaka’s need to be diplomatic can bring her as she has to lie to the Public Morals girl about joking about that to get her to carry on the will to live. That double bind on whether it’d be more helpful to be brutally honest with someone or BS them into staying how they are at the expense of being the only normal person in the room is a relatable concern that is made all the more comical by how expressive Sayaka is in her dismay and embarrassment.

Her cute Pomeranian also made it’s debut in the episode as Yoshiko’s Dog now has a love interest. It was very cute to see the two of them develop an awkward relationship, and have Yoshiko confuse her dog’s amorous feelings for Sayaka’s dog as an intense battle of wits. The Pocky segment with the kids was alright, but it didn’t stand out as well for me. It wasn’t bad, and I thought it was funny that Yoshiko fell into the trap that she knew was a trap, but I enjoyed the other skits so much that it kinda fell on the sidelines in comparison to how much the Kuroko and Sayaka segments stood out. Class might still be in session, but next week is looking to take us back to the festive mindset with a festival episode.

August 23, 2017 at 8:40 am
  • August 23, 2017 at 1:31 pmpaulrenzo

    Would it be safe to say the the only sane characters in this series are: 1) Sayaka and 2) Dog?

    • August 23, 2017 at 5:47 pmIncognito

      Can’t forget 3) Ruri, the little sister. She actively wants to avoid becoming an idiot and seems aware of her older brother’s slight siscon tendencies.

    • August 24, 2017 at 6:05 amChoya

      Sayaka, the dogs, Ruri, and the two boys are the only people within the main cast who still have it together.

  • August 23, 2017 at 3:15 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

  • August 23, 2017 at 5:45 pmIncognito

    Which SVU actress? Wait, what’s that reference about? (Hide it in spoilers.)

    Anyway…while it’s an episode late, just when I thought one character in this show was enough to remind me of someone in Love Live! Sunshine!!, that one gal is what Ruby Kurosawa would be like if she had a rebellious streak.

    Yoshiko: “Have you at least held hands?”
    Kuroko: “N-No way I could do that!”
    Me: “Also, it’s lewd!”

    XD And LOL at the two other gals actually going along with Yoshiko.

    “We interrupt this anime to bring you Dagashi Kashi.” *ding*

    That said, what Yoshiko said about bringing the right snacks for a field trip was wisdom in it. A wisdom borne out of a past stupid decision perhaps, but still wise. (Not as wise as Nozomi’s choice of trading snacks, though.)

    While exaggerated here, Pomeranians (as well as Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos) are just as adorable in real life. (Even though I’m more of a cat person.)

    • August 24, 2017 at 6:09 amChoya

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      It was great how the girls tagged along with Yoshiko in trying to pry on Kuroko’s relationship. There is a science to the deductions that Yoshiko makes, so the potential to be smarter is always there.

      They do make the dogs look very cute on the show. I’m also more of a cat person, but dogs are nice too. Especially Pomeranians and Shih Tsus.

  • August 23, 2017 at 7:08 pmMockman

    Lucky for Kuroko that Yoshiko is there to explain how an unexamined life is a life not worth living.


    Or maybe it’s just an unexamined love.

    • August 24, 2017 at 8:19 amChoya

      If anything, Yoshiko is a great wingman for Kuroko

      • August 24, 2017 at 12:22 pmroxis

        She is really great wingman she even break the friendship of kindergarten children into love triangle in manga

  • August 23, 2017 at 7:24 pmHanabira.Kage

    I’m so happy for Best Bro Dog!

    • August 24, 2017 at 8:24 amChoya

      If there’s anyone on the show I’d be cheering to win at the end, it’d be Yoshiko and Sayaka’s dogs

  • August 24, 2017 at 7:57 amtheirs

    Just when Yoshiko actually suggested something positive and sane, she had to ruin at the end. She really needs Akuru to hit on her brakes. Might end up getting accepted by the gals faster too.

    I don’t think anyone wants to be in this situation. Personally, I think I’d lie to her too. A girl that tends to overreact on a rooftop…

    A happy dog owner that just heard her pet getting praised. XD
    Great way to end the episode.

    • August 24, 2017 at 8:30 amChoya

      Yoshiko’s interference would’ve actually been the most helpful she’s been until she broke out the megaphone and announced Kuroko’s embarrassed phone call to the school.

      True, in Sayaka’s shoes, it’d be hard to be upfront to someone who’s clearly not in the right mindset to handle outright rejection or apprehension. Sometimes, the truth can hurt hard enough when it comes to love that I wouldn’t blame Sayaka for giving her the sliver of hope she needs to stay within a positive mindset where she wouldn’t do anything drastic.

      It’s always nice to hear people praising your pets. Where it’s like “yeah, my pet’s amazing, huh?” The circumstances were funny too considering how Yoshiko thought her Pomeranian was a low-key badass. That’d be the best compliment to receive, that your pet’s actually a badass.