「ダメになっちゃう？」 (Dame ni Nacchau?)
“Became No Good?”
Episode at a Glance:
Nozomu’s brother Saku drops by the school and puts a bracelet of abstinence on Kouta to prevent Chizuru from doing ecchi things to him. Apparently any attempts to do so will put Kouta’s life at risk, so Chizuru is forced to stay away. As it turns out, Saku has taken quite an interest in Chizuru and wants her to be his woman, but naturally Chizuru will have none of that so she continues to watch Kouta from afar. However, Chizuru, being the sex-crazed kitsune that she is, can’t bear it much longer after two days, so Tayura seeks the help of Omi to do something about Saku.
At a shrine, Saku comes by because he thinks Chizuru called him out, but instead he’s greeted by Tayura, Omi, and Mio. The three of them (minus Mio) clash, and for a moment, Tayuri and Omi seem to have the upper hand; however, Saku transforms into his wolf form and easily takes both of them out. Chizuru shows up later and transforms as well, but soon meets the same fate. Meanwhile, Nozomu is asking Kouta what he thinks of Chizuru at school, but he says he’s not sure. After Nozomu senses her brother, the two of them rush over to the shrine, but the fighting had already ended. Saku tells Kouta that Chizuru would be his if he wasn’t around, but before he can do anything to him, Nozomu stands in the way. With the extra time, Kouta and Chizuru fuse with a kiss and together they unleash an attack that Saku isn’t able to defend against. Realizing that he had lost, Saku removes the bracelet from Kouta’s wrist.
Later on, Saku decides to leave the city (?) and finds out that Nozomu wants to stay. He then tells Kouta to get along with Chizuru, but Nozomu says she won’t acknowledge that.
「お願いしちゃう？」 (Onegai Shichau?)
How do you control a sex-crazed kitsune such as Chizuru? Stick a bracelet of abstinence on her boy toy, that’s how! If you get close to him Chizuru, he dies! Because of this, the ecchi-ness was actually on the downside for a change.
So it turns out that Nozomu’s brother (Saku) is a bit obsessed with Chizuru, which for some reason or another, isn’t how I imagined he would be. Chizuru on the other hand turned out to be pumped with more sexual hormones than your average teenage boy as she was counting the time down to the second that she’d been away from Kouta. As for Tayura, it was interesting to see him stick up for his sister, despite how abusive she is to him even though he folds her underwear for her.
Given all the open-hand attacks I’ve seen in shounen anime over the years, I couldn’t help but think of a Shining Finger/Rasengan/Chidori, when I saw Tayura performing his attack. Also, last week we saw the Kouta/Chizuru “fusion form” perform Goku‘s Genki Dama, but this week we see Vegeta‘s Final Flash instead. Merely a coincidence or an intentional parody? You decide.
At the end of the episode, Saku meets up with a small girl and her companion and tells them he finally acknowledges the powers of Kouta x Chizuru. As for who this girl is, your guess is as good as mine.
– Oyamada Kouta (小山田 耕太) / Noto Mamiko (能登 麻美子)
– Minamoto Chizuru (源 ちずる) / Kawasumi Ayako (川澄 綾子)
– Ezomori Nozomu (犹守 望) / Takeuchi Miyuu (竹内 美優)
– Asahina Akane (比奈 あかね) / Saito Chiwa (斎藤 千和)
– Minamoto Tayura (源 たゆら) / Toyonaga Toshiyuki (豊永 利行)
– Sasamori Yuuki (佐々森 ユウキ) / Seto Saori (世戸 さおり)
– Takana Kiriko (高菜 キリコ) / Miyazaki Ui (宮崎 羽衣)
– Sahara Iku (砂原 幾) / Shitaya Noriko (下屋 則子)
– Kiriyama Omi (桐山 臣) / Kondou Takashi (近藤 隆)
– Osakabe Mio (長ヶ部 澪) / Itsuki Yui (伊月 ゆい)
– Kumada Ryuusei (熊田 流星) / Nomura Kenji (乃村 健次)
– Ezomori Saku (犹守 朔) / Kazama Yuuto (風間 勇刀)