「エンジェロイド初体験（0シレイ）」 (Enjeroido Hatsutaiken (0 Shirei))
“An Angeloid’s First Time (0 Command)”
It’s not all about nopan and handcuffs here, as this week has one of the cutest moments with Ikaros.
That’s not to say I wouldn’t mind seeing some more of the former though. As memorable as it was hilarious, it’s nice to see that Mikako won’t let Tomoki and Sohara forget about the pantsu incident either. Anyway, this episode has Tomoki and Sohara struggling with some Calculus math homework (ah, it’s been a while since I’ve touched this stuff), so they decide to seek out Eishirou for help. Much to their surprise, their new world obsessed senpai lives in a tent out in the wild. While Eishirou’s able to breeze through the math problems, he’s intrigued by the fact that Ikaros doesn’t seem to possess any super computer-like computational ability. Similarly, he’s puzzled by how the gigantic floating mass in space has halted its orbit over Japan and is no longer visible.
With everyone staying overnight to help Eishirou with an experiment the next morning, the rest of the episode revolves around Ikaros shopping for curry ingredients to assess her abilities. While she mistakes konjac noodles for onions and a poor chick for meat, she does a decent job on her own. Albeit a failure in Tomoki’s eyes, he comforts her for a good first attempt. Ikaros makes up for this by flying across the globe to the Amazon at a blazing Mach 24 (twenty-four times the speed of sound) and brings back a Pirarucu, one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. Needless to say, this makes Eishirou even more suspicious of her abilities and real purpose. However, he eventually concludes that she really has no idea and encourages her to be happy with Tomoki instead. The real question now is who sent her and why.
Much like we’ve seen, AIC ASTA continues to impress with this series. Ikaros in particular looked really good in numerous shots, including this really cute one. (Her sad puppy dog eyes really do make her seem like a pet.) It was also nice to see her in some normal clothes for a change, which were a lot less revealing than her usual outfit but much cuter. Her childish writing and interest in a watermelon on the other hand just make you want to hug her and never let her go.
Comedy-wise, the liberal use of super-deformed characters was awesome as usual, as was our scary cold-hearted student council president. Sohara’s killer karate chop still hasn’t gotten old either, since they’ve done a good job limiting the Tomoki abuse so far. I also enjoyed watching Tomoki drag Ikaros down not once, but twice as she tried to fly away to go grocery shopping. The other humour was more subtle (e.g. “very soft“) but prevalent throughout, making this come off as a very lighthearted series.
And that’s where they throw you in for a loop. Amidst all the comedy, they’ve managed to slip in a more serious side of things. While I can’t say if the mystery behind Ikaros will be a pivotal part of the story, they’ve done a good job playing it up to be. To that end, I felt the music helped a lot. As I mentioned before, the music in this series probably deserves a bit more attention, so it’s definitely worth taking notice to if you haven’t already. This goes for comedic scenes too.
Much like the first two episodes, we have another new ending sequence and theme this time around. It’s sung by the entire cast, but I can’t say I really care for the song itself. As for the sequence, it’s kind of nice seeing all the extra things that happened at Eishirou’s place, but it’s definitely not at the same level as flying pantsu.
In any case, things weren’t as funny this time around, but it was cute, cute, cute, a bit serious, and more cute, which is perfectly fine with me.
ED3: 「太陽がくれた季節」 (Taiyou ga Kureta Kisetsu) by イカロス（早見沙織）, 見月そはら（美名）, 五月田根美香子（高垣彩陽）, 桜井智樹（保志総一朗）,
Ikaros (Hayami Saori), Mitsuki Sohara (Mina), Satsukitane Mikako (Takagaki Ayahi), Sakurai Tomoki (Hoshi Souichirou), Sugata Eishirou (Suzuki Tatsuhisa)
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