「Einladen ～招かれざる客たち～」 (Manekarezaru Kyakutachi)
“Invitation ~Uninvited Guests~”
Whoa, there are white Kampfer now? I haven’t gone back to the manga since my original skim of it six weeks ago, so this is a surprise to me. With the appearance of Ueda Rika, we also see the addition of Ueda Kana to the series. Unfortunately, there was no time to poke fun at her with an inaugural seiyuu remark this time around.
Before we have Rika bursting onto the scene and causing havoc with her kusarigama (chain-sickle) Schwert ability, things start off with a sleepover at Kaede’s place. To make up for bailing on her during the culture festival, Natsuru is the only one who’s expected to go, but Shizuku and Akane invite themselves and tag along. Once they arrive, everyone’s mesmerized by Kaede’s display of zoumotsu animals before things shift to the amidakuji Pocky kissing game she has planned. Despite Kaede’s attempts to demonstrate with Natsuru and rig the results, the only two who end up kissing are Shizuku and Akane. Frustrated, Kaede decides to give up on the game and shows everyone her zoumotsu animal collection instead, including her favorite, Hiaburi Lion (“Burnt to Death” Lion).
Having fished this info out, Shizuku is curious about it for Kampfer-related reasons, but before she can find out more, Mikoto arrives out of the blue looking for Natsuru and offers everyone some curry. Over the course of their meal, Akane’s not keen on Natsuru staying overnight, while Shizuku decides to spill some curry on his head and force him to take a bath there. This leads to a very opportunistic Kaede trying to catch a peek of Natsuru undressing “accidentally”, after which she decides to just strip down and join him. However, things don’t quite go her way, so she resorts to sneaking into Natsuru’s futon at night, unaware that he’s reverted back to his male self. With Natsuru’s gender about to be exposed, Kampfer Akane busts in firing away and Kaede unexpectedly faints. Soon after, Rika shows up and attacks indiscriminately. She’s eventually chased off with the help of Shizuku, who later finds herself a bit jealous of what Natsuru was doing with Kaede.
First off, the question I’m begging to ask is why Natsuru had to change into females clothes himself this time, suggesting that he won’t automatically get a school girl outfit if he’s in female clothes already. What’s probably more concerning though is why he fits into those clothes while he’s a guy. Aside from that, Shizuku continues to “impress” as she totally manhandles Akane, leaving the latter visibly shaken after the kiss. I was hoping Akane would get to kiss Natsuru in front of Kaede afterward, but the damn guy had to bail at the last moment and tell her she should be doing this with her future boyfriend. If Natsuru wasn’t so dense, he’d realize Akane wants him to be that future boyfriend. Plus, I really doubt she minds kissing him after Shizuku just sucked her dry. >_>
On an unrelated note, I found it funny how the Messengers were drinking and the liquid was going right through them. Juice is one thing, but I can only imagine how they smell after eating that curry. As for Natsuru, the lucky guy had Kaede caressing his body with her fingers and rubbing up against him. Too bad he was busy freaking out rather than enjoying it. To add to the missed opportunities, Kampfer Akane’s confession to him was interrupted by Rika too. Plot-wise, Shizuku snuck into Kaede’s zoumotsu animal room and took a look at Hiaburi Lion, but they didn’t reveal whether she discovered anything or not. Either way, things should be interesting now that Shizuku is kind of jealous and the next episode is about her first date with Natsuru. She takes his first kiss and now his first date. The student council president strikes again!
* The eyecatch of
Rika Mikoto as Hatsune Miku is pretty ecchi, even if that is just milk. (My mistake, not the commenters’.)
* Inoue Marina and Nakajima Megumi’s ending single “One Way Ryou Omoi” was released yesterday (09-11-11).