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Nyan Koi! – 08

「炎の個人教授ランナー」 (Honoo no Kojin Kyouju Rannaa)
“The Blazing Private Instruction Runner”

Female underwear comes to save the (comedic) day! It was not a mistake in believing a mere bra could turn the tide, but having the Kirishima twins undoubtedly helps too. All they really had to do is make themselves at home at Junpei’s place with Kotone declaring herself as his future bride. That alone gets the ball rolling, but Nagi takes over soon after and steamrolls things along. Oh yeah, there’s more Junpei x Kaede going on and a cat problem to boot!

Over the course of the episode, there were plenty of cheeky remarks to go around this time, which I found was an improvement over last week’s showing. Right from the get-go, things bust out with a cold open of Junpei pulling Kaede’s bra out of his bag in the middle of a shopping district. Needless to say, I was lost as to why that happening out of the blue, but they quickly switched gears to show just how we got there. The quick rundown is that Junpei has to help teach the new cat in distress, Micchi, how to catch a tree sparrow because he’s a wuss. However, he gets heavily sidetracked by the appearance of Nagi, who blackmails him into taking part in track & field for Kaede’s sake. “It’s hooking up with her or marrying me!” Because of this, he ends up forgetting about Micchi’s request, spurring the resentful cat into stealing Kaede’s underwear and framing Junpei for it. After crap hits the fan in his situation, Junpei learns that Micchi’s actually trying to impress another cat named Sue, who won’t go out with him because he can’t even catch a bird. Feeling bad about neglecting him all this time, Junpei decides to make good on Micchi’s request and starts training him.

My personal highlights include Kotone being overjoyed about having Suzu as a little sister and completely disregarding Akari’s existence, Kotone tapping Junpei’s house with a wireless radio and overhearing that they’re going to have osekihan and whole red snapper for dinner, Akari telling her to not spy on others and be a peeping tom until she turns the adult age of 20 (because stalking is apparently okay then…), Nagi threatening Junpei into participating in track & field and spending time with Kaede or marrying her, the flat-chested senpai’s displeasure over Kanako’s “365 days a year, 24/7 outrageously sized breasts”, Metal Gear Solid style cat espionage, Junpei whipping Micchi into shape, and Micchi’s instant deep voice/personality change once he’s muscled up. Seeing as Junpei cleared up the misunderstanding over the underwear theft with the help of Haruhiko, and was still able to return Kaede’s handkerchief to her, the only person who really lost out this time was Kanako for joining in on the exercise. However, if we get to see her all bruised and battered for her efforts, it’s fine by me when it’s this alluring.

Without question, Tomatsu Haruka’s awesomeness as Kotone and Akari still steals the spotlight in my eyes. In fact, I would absolutely love to see her talking to herself during the dubbing sessions for this show, just because of how different the twins’ personalities are. Other than that, Kobayashi Yuu’s insanity as Nagi continues to drive the comedy factor. For this particular episode though, I must admit I enjoyed the MGS spoof more than I probably should have. I happen to be a big fan of the Metal Gear franchise, or at least that’s what one of my MGS4 playthroughs should indicate. Anyway, next time it’s swimsuits with Akari losing her top! Next Thursday is going to be fan-service crazy with both Kampfer and Nyan Koi pulling out their swimsuit trump cards. I’m probably promoting swimsuit episodes more than I look forward to them, but with amiable characters like these two series have, it should be a lot of fun.




November 20, 2009 at 3:31 am
  • November 20, 2009 at 3:57 amChimasternmay

    fucking cat part of the story was awesome lol

  • November 20, 2009 at 4:02 amCherubium

    Sigh fanservice attack……… See ya in two weeks then….. Male, Female fanservice….. yuck.

  • November 20, 2009 at 4:10 am666

    Hell yeah, The twins Strikes back :)

  • November 20, 2009 at 4:20 amPhosphatide

    Hooray, we’re returning to the manga. And we’re skipping around the chapters again, it seems.

    Macho cat was great, though I felt the training montage was too short. Not enough awesome training.

  • November 20, 2009 at 7:39 amMesousa

    Now the series is trying to be the second season of Nogizaka between episodes 2-4, meanng that it started tame, and it’s slowly being naughty.

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:03 amShimapan

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:08 amthe black

    omg the story is carzzy, very good

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:38 amSplash

    He can’t see that Kanako really loves him? What a moron.

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:40 amKyuusei

    Sigh, is Kanako ever gonna get some much deserved respect in the anime?

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:56 amewok

    What is more stealthy, a cat or a snake?

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:57 amShiroiRyu

    Hooray, we’re returning to the manga. And we’re skipping around the chapters again, it seems.


    In this episode ?
    Or the preview ?
    Don’t remember the two… :/
    (But the pool… yes..)

  • November 20, 2009 at 9:46 amKaus

    Amazing, so girls have miniature black holes under their skirts…it all makes sense now.

  • November 20, 2009 at 10:03 amEnce

    Well that was refrreshingly entertaining. I needed that after a (slightly) annoying Kampfer…

    Got in some good laughs. Best to me was the Kirishima twins when Kotone thinks of putting a hidden camera and Akari tells her to wait until she’s 20 and this notification pops up at the bottom that says something to the effect of “Kids, let’s please not use hidden cameras” xD

  • November 20, 2009 at 10:49 amPhosphatide


    Yeah, I meant next episode. Though the twins weren’t there in the manga…

    Oh well, more fun.

  • November 20, 2009 at 1:35 pmNothingseen

    Looks like Chapters 14 and 9 are coming up. Those were big ones for Kanako, so hopefully she’ll become more what she is in the manga soon.

  • November 20, 2009 at 3:18 pmkbot

    Holy shit. Big Boss in 3:45. Lots of reloads? I can’t get it under 6 hrs without reloading a million times. Oh, and Nyan Koi gives me good chuckles.

  • November 20, 2009 at 3:51 pmdivine

    Heh, yeah. I was being conscious of my time to make sure I made it well under the 5 hour requirement. Guess I overdid it. Reloads are inevitable, so my “actual” playtime is way more than 3:45. It was fun though, much like when I beat MGS2 on Extreme difficulty under the same conditions. I still clearly recall the part that gave me the most trouble in MGS4 — the village at the start of Act 2 where you have to go through this huge open area and up a hill. That, and the obvious Act 3 motorcycle part. Ugh.

  • November 21, 2009 at 12:31 amhito

    That’s a pretty epic MGS4 time. Took me a while to do that myself; Act 3 was practically impossible for me unless I had that cheesy gun that shot balls of light.

    Can’t wait for subs for this episode :)

  • November 21, 2009 at 12:40 amdivine

    It’s an alright time I guess. It was my first Big Boss Extreme run and I never tried doing another pure speed run, but it’s still nothing compared to the record out there, which is ~1:35 (or around there).

  • November 21, 2009 at 12:41 pmMearex

    my god, it’s been 2 days why hasn’t this episode been sub yet!!

  • November 22, 2009 at 5:22 amExia

    “Now the series is trying to be the second season of Nogizaka between episodes 2-4, meanng that it started tame, and it’s slowly being naughty.”

    No, you obviously haven’t watched that many animus’s because you would know that each show, No matter what the genre or target audience, there’s always a beach/fan-service episode.

  • November 22, 2009 at 5:47 amsamu

    Chizuru’s random showing up and comments “Junpei, you’re such a pimp. That’s right, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do! BANG THEM BOTH!” made my crack up! Nagi boob grabbing and Kanako following suit, with Nagi getting the last grope in before walking off, ha ha! Micchi the cat–hilarious! His MGS cat-HUD, and later when he said, “you put a hoe before a bro” to Junpei made my sides hurt, and calling himself a “piece of cat shit…by Micchi” spiel while bawling was great! Not to mention the Rocky-like montage and the voice change afterwards which sounded what Stallone as a cat should be!

  • November 22, 2009 at 3:33 pmg0rth0r

    Great episode.

    Next week : Screencapping like crazy !

  • November 22, 2009 at 8:06 pmbobara

    @samu: The problem that I have with your quotes is that we can’t trust if that is literally what was said of if they were simply the idea of the fansubbers/editors. Also see the last Kampfer episode and Kampfer-Akane’s “Better save up your load for it.” quote which sounded more like “You better be looking forward to it.” to me.

  • November 22, 2009 at 8:36 pmdivine

    bobara brings up a good point. While I can’t speak for those particular lines, if you’re watching gg’s subs, I can say that they do adopt a dynamic equivalent translations at times over a formal one. For more information between the differences of dynamic and formal translations, please see here. In short through, dynamic strives for an equivalent saying in the target language (e.g. English) even if that’s not what they’re really saying, whereas formal strives for a literal translation of the original language (e.g. Japanese).

  • November 23, 2009 at 12:12 ambrianleung8912

    micchi turned badman… ripped… rate for the steroids