「おい、お前どこ中だよ?」 (Oi, Omae Doko Chuu Da yo?)
“Hey, What Middle School Do You Go To?”
After I remembered how the producers promised that this show would be full of laughs, battles, shocking revelations, and plot twists, I’m glad to say that they’ve managed to pull through and provide everything they promised and then some. For me, the return to a slice of life styled episode signaled the beginning of the humor I’ve missed for the past two weeks. While I thought the battles were flashy, I think this show shines when it doesn’t try too hard to be too serious. Things like Haruna trying to explain the string theory to Tonkotsu ramen being able vanquish Megalos — I always knew that good tasting ramen had some kind of special powers in it! Plus you can’t forget Ayumu’s constant attempts to avoid direct sunlight. Between hiding underneath trucks or wearing a Masou Shoujo outfit, I’d probably pick the former as well.
Like I said back in episode one, I think that it’s so cool how all the Megalos seem to have their own unique personalities. Besides looking hilarious in school uniforms, it’s always fun to watch how even though they’re pretty strong in their own right they still don’t take things too seriously. A overly excited horse with a big mouth is one thing, but a lecherous Jellyfish that mistakenly tries to feel up Ayumu’s manhood was just too much for me. I can’t even fathom how dirty that jellyfish Megalo felt — I mean accidentally touching “that” is one thing, but going in looking for “not that” and finding “that” was just hilarious.
Enter — Yoshida Yuki aka Tomonori, the final girl who will supposedly complete Ayumu’s harem. At first, I had this strange impression that she was some sort of exorcist. Those markings that ranked how tasty a shops ramen was reminded me of charms that exorcists carry. Combine that with her ability to throw straight up tonkotsu ramen at Megalos to vanquish them, and I hope you can see how I was a little disappointed to see that she was just another vampire ninja. On the other hand, I can’t argue with how cute she is. While she’s obligated to act as Ayumu’s wife after that accidental kiss, it was nice to see someone show their affection for him — Yuu aside since she could possibly end up blowing up the universe by saying the word 好き (suki).
Besides permanently warping my view of Santa Clause and making me question just what he has sitting inside his bag, I’m starting to question just what Dai-sensei is teaching her students. Besides her lack of responsibility (Kyoko), I want to know why a female sensei has semi operational x-ray glasses (I guess more like see through shirt glasses). Better yet, why is she entrusting them to Ayumu?
After a bunch of twists and turns, I’m starting to get a little anxious for the next big boss to appear. Ranging from the other zombie that Yuu obliterated to a battle between different vampire ninja factions, I honestly think either of them would be fun to watch — which makes me want next week to come that much faster!
P.S. I love Matsuoka Yuki. I mean, she’s up there next to Kawasumi Ayako. When I heard her doing Yuu’s voice this week.. ohhhh <3.