Ever seen this pic? It sums up this episode real well – a maiden’s brave and blush-filled journey into the dark, taboo regions of the netherworld.
Since agreeing to enter the dark world of doujinshi, Najimi has since garnered up enough courage to get herself familiar with the material. In other words, read some porno. Oh, the look on an innocent girl’s face when she’s taking in the sights for the very first time – priceless. Once again, the male-dominated train gets an earful when Najimi starts acting up.
Today, Najimi is visiting a galge shop to purchase some “research material.” Please, she begs the whole time, please don’t let anybody I know see me here. Understanding that this is based on a 4-koma manga and is a 10 minute anime, of course she bumps into every conceivable person she knows. Including the shady silver-haired guy with the cosplay loli. Except cosplay loli is outside, dressed up as a policewoman.
Let me pause right here to point out that this shady guy has just left a young girl, at the peak of what is considered jailbait, outside of a store that sells products in which girls just like her are forced (or force you) to do lewd acts, then make you replay the game another 20 times just to see her every position. And she’s dressed up in some policegirl cosplay, which seems to suit her ever better than the maid fuku last week. Talk about irresponsible parenting.
Anyways, Najimi’s artist friend picks out a particular game for her to try out. Najimi sprints off, not wanting to be reminded of the sensitive goods she’s walking with – and osnap, she bumps into a friend of hers on the street. Like a good friend, they go out for coffee, and Najimi has to risk life and limb to prevent the goods from being exposed.
That night, in the darkness of her room, she plays the game. Iiiiyaa~!!! Yamenaide, goshujin-sama!!! Oh Najimi, you minx.
You know when you’re trying really hard to hide something, everyone seems to want to find out what it is? Poor Najimi. Not wanting to be discovered, she heads over to Tsuyuri’s place at Ludicrous Speed and gets stopped by the police. Then, her coffee friend shows up. Then, a guy from the galge shop shows up. With all her life, soul, conscience, and nerve drained out of her, Najimi has no choice but to sit there as a black and white tracing and just take the abuse. The sacrifices we must make to realize our dreams.
Suffice to say, I enjoyed this episode a lot more than I did Umisho. Probably because I appreciate good humor a lot more than I do other stuff, like fanservice. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m guessing it’s because humor is hard to do well, whereas fanservice can be done by anybody that can draw two large circles and two small circles inside. And while nowhere near as sophisticated as the likes of some other comedies, Doujin Work’s humor is well executed enough that it just works. It doesn’t try to overstep its limits, and just stays in a comfortable groove the whole way.
And there’s just something fascinating, or straight kinky, about a girl blushing her way through her first ero book.
So does anyone even watch this show? If I were to choose now I’d probably pick Doujin Work over Umisho, and yet, it seems like Umisho is much more popular and will probably get better later on. Still, if everything pans out the way it should, I’ll most likely end up blogging both shows. Or neither. Next week is gonna get blogged, regardless.