「ネットアイドルAOIちゃん」 (Netto Aidoru Aoi-chan)
“Internet Idol Aoi-chan”
Leave it up to Takumi to make the girls melt with his cooking skills. This includes breaking an egg in style over an omelette rice to finish the dish off. I swear those girls wet themselves at the sight of him doing that and I’m not referring to just the saliva in their mouths. For whatever reason, watching Takumi try to look hot while cooking and succeeding was just that amusing to me. That scene ultimately turned out to be the comedic highlight this week, but I really enjoyed the whole trap bit with Satsuki’s nephew Hyoudou Aoi (Igarashi Hiromi) too, despite being spoiled up the ass about it last episode (…and then some). -_-; That’s all right though, as I just have to roll with the spoiler punches sometimes when it comes to blogging. On the bright side, knowing that didn’t ruin the entertainment value too much, and I likely would’ve caught on as soon as Aoi set his sights on the hard-to-get Takumi anyway. The real fun comes from foreseeing how stuff goes down when a cross-dressing 14 year-old goes after a high school heart-throb and tries to make him waver to his cute looks — down the hella wrong path of no return that is.
Luckily, Takumi was quick to notice that Aoi was in fact a guy and it didn’t take until the end of the episode for Misaki to notice as well. In the latter’s case, I wasn’t entirely sure if Misaki figured it out when she picked him up, but that degree of uncertainty actually made her interactions with Aoi a lot more fun to watch. Aoi making a big fuss over how Misaki wears such plain clothes for a girl yet still manages to grab Takumi’s attention was one of the better moments, which also set things up nicely for showcasing the softer side to the student council president later on. Coincidentally, I was rather amused by her thrifty side showing through at the same time, as she impulsively picked up everything from cheap notebooks and free hand-out tissues to time-sale croquettes when Aoi was intent on finding some more feminine clothes for her. What surprised me during all that though was how girlish Misaki came off when talking to Aoi, considering that he is a guy after all. Perhaps Misaki is okay with guys when they’re younger and have a complex over cute things that no one will accept (…and come out of the closet cross-dressing >_>). Either way, inadvertent sympathy card well played Aoi.
Offsetting Misaki’s girlish side was of course Takumi, as he brought out her aggressiveness by purposely making a scene with Aoi to see how she would react. He didn’t seem to mind taking a jaw-breaking punch to the face to see if Misaki would get jealous, but his best way of getting under her skin was giving her seemingly sarcastic compliments with a straight face, much like before. It’s a shame she hasn’t caught on that there’s some honesty behind Takumi’s words when Aoi already has, but I still love seeing Misaki’s face go flush red indicating that she’s secretly happy, only to end up calling him a huge pervert right after. It’s only a matter of time before he gets through to her though, and it’s unlikely she’ll be throwing punches and shouting insults when that happens. Misaki, along with her personality, is already looking really cute in my eyes, so I can only imagine what she’ll look like when that moment comes. I’m predicting moe overload.