「一挙落着」 (Ikkyo Rakuchaku)
“Problem Solved by the Fist”
I’d rather not say it, but I wasn’t quite sure how to feel after such a quick capture. While I wasn’t a hundred percent sure about what was going to happen, I had a pretty good idea in my mind. As the episode did a pretty good job foreshadowing it last week, the idea of trying to expel a certain part of yourself in an effort to become a stronger you sounds as ridiculous as it is to type it out.
The whole idea of trying to become a stronger version of yourself isn’t anything new, as nearly every shounen show attempts to do this in some form. The good thing about Kami Nomi is probably the way it manages to put a nice twist on things. From Kasuga’s embarrassment to her hidden intentions literally flowing out of her — it feels like a fresh take on what’s been done before. Sure it got a little annoying listening to Kasuga go on and on about trying to remove anything cute from her life and her tough personality didn’t really do a good job hiding her true (and cute) intentions, but it was fun to watch everything come to fruition at the end. That scene with the ice cream had to be one of the most ero things I’ve ever seen from Kami Nomi. Something about their tongues and the way they’re sharing that ice cream cone was just so exaggerated that I’d probably feel a little embarrassed to watch this around others.
By the time Keima’s catchphrase came out I had a good idea of what was coming. The thing is, who would have expected Kasuga to be completely oblivious of what was going on? Watching Keima leap out and become the mediator between the two sides is when things really got exciting for me. Even with all of his prejudice against real girls, Keima really knows how to use that 2d knowledge he has to good use (argue with me, not each other!). Not only did he take the time to point out how strong and cute Kasuga was, but watching him take a beating for being honest and still going at it really makes Keima that awesome guy he is.
With another girl captured, I can only wonder how many Keima has left before that purple collar of his will fall off. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t imagine that all the memories Keima creates with each of the girls he saves don’t have any effect on him. I’m not even the one trying to save girls here and I feel horrible knowing that they just forget about Keima after they’re saved! On that note, was anyone else a little disappointed that Elsie got almost no screen time? I was thinking about writing a whole paragraph about it until that scene after the ending sequence caught me by surprise. As as I watched the mysterious purple haired Haqua (Hayami Saori) nearly capture Elsie, I got really excited for next week’s episode.
P.S. I LIKE FIRETRUCKS TO!<3