「ビューティフルドラウマー」 (Beautiful Drama)
With last week’s jokes feeling a little a weak, I was pleasantly surprised as I found myself laughing a lot more than last week. Normally I don’t enjoy Sugisaki and her Mitsuba stalking lifestyle, but for some reason everything just felt so right. Maybe it was watching her get her swimsuit ripped right where her butt is or maybe it was when her attempt to ridicule Mitsuba went horribly wrong and got her laptop burnt to ashes — something just had me laughing so hard. Plus you can’t forget Chiba’s first successful attempt at using one of his hidden techniques. Too bad there’s always something that foils his evil plans.
Early in this second season I remember talking about how I didn’t enjoy Mitsuba and the focus on her eating habits. To put it bluntly, I think that they emphasize how fat she is way too much. That and her narcissistic attitude seems to have been on overdrive since episode one. I miss the Mitsuba who was a little snarky and maybe ate a little too much at times, but deep down inside showed how much she cared about others and loved her family. With only four more episodes left, I hope the writers manage to bring out what I love about Mitsuba.
On the other side of things Futaba and Hitoha both seem to be pretty much the same. How can you not love Futaba, the girl who tries so hard at everything she does? I found it pretty sweet as she tried her best to cheer Shinya up when he was looking down. I thought it was sort of obvious that he was feeling a bit under the weather but enough pantsu can solve anything right!? It only got cuter as Futaba went as far as carrying him home after he collapsed from exhaustion. Am I the only one who thinks Futaba might be the perfect person for Shinya?
I don’t think I need to say much about Hitoha. I’m very fond of her character and I think it’s awesome that she’s getting more verbal lines. It makes her stick out more when she’s not always talking to herself! The last skit featuring Hitoha is probably one of my favorites so far. Not only did she give the first honest smile I’ve seen this season (other than in the opening) but it looked ridiculously cute. While I could go on for pages about how much I like Hitoha’s character, I’ll just stop at how she get’s the best close-up shots.
ED3: 「Nearer My God to Thee」by 高垣彩陽, 明坂聡美, 戸松遥 (Takagaki Ayahi, Akesaka Satomi, Tomatsu Haruka)
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How can you not love Futaba, the girl who tries so hard at everything she does?
If you had a black hole for a heart perhaps- Futaba is so awesome! Definitely my favorite of the three XD
Loved it! <3
Mitsudomoe makes a comeback after the first 2 bad episodes and does not seem to be letting up. 🙂
This was indeed a good episode.
Hitoha might have skyrocketed to my favorite character in this anime simply due to the pool scene and the ED. The song sealed the deal for me. I was literally crying because I was laughing so hard.
I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been much Yabecchi this season.
After since the Christmas incident, I’ve felt pretty bad for him.
Gosh, this episode was all kinds of awesome. The scene where Futaba yanks Hitoha from the bottom of the lazy river pool was great! The OP/insert song gave me chills. o.o
Totally love the first part of the episode! Kudos to Mitsuba for being such an ungreatful kid xD
The reference to Titanic was the highlight of the episode for me, and also how Hitoha went “don’t make a ending where I died!”
Hitoha at the end *almost* scared the crap out of me since I was reading this post and wasn’t paying attention!
I love how this anime keeps sneaking in American music. First “Stars and Stripes Forever” at the school festival, now “Nearer My God to Thee” as the life preserver strikes an ice berg haha
Hitoha is the most calm person when dying.
XD+XD+XD*10+XD+XD+XD = to many laughs to count in this episode.
Shin-chan your career being a pervert is getting bigger. XD
Yeah i want the old Mitsuba back
The ending skit was funny but so far episode 1 is still the best. The stupidity was unparalleled there
Rawr…obligatory stitch of stained glass :3
Is it just me, or does Hitoha look best with her hair down when compared to her normal hairstyle?
Always loved my Hitoha and Futaba! True they have focused too much on Mitsuba’s fatness and eating habits! I’m also glad Yoshioka-chan got more lines. All adorable!
Loved the Titanic reference with Hitoha drowning
chibas the best!! when theres a perverted situation he takes command like toyotomi hideyoshi or Jean luc picard or any of the other great leaders of our time 😛