You know you have a great team working on an anime when they can effectively create a character that makes you want to run outside and yell at the first person you can find. For starters, Enishi needs to grow a freaking backbone and a brain. First, when your mother believes the customer is the person who must be prioritized, no matter how spineless or disgusting they may be, what do you think you’re doing calling in the one single person who she can’t even stand being in the same room as? It’s like he still hasn’t figured out why Okami dislikes Takako in the first place! Second, if you’re facing a large rush of customers, how could the thought of calling in your staff not even run through your mind?
As happy as I am that Okami is okay, her absence brought upon feelings that I never would come out while watching anime. More specifically, Kawajiri Takako brought out these murderous feelings within me. Glancing over the fact that Enishi invited her into the inn, I can’t believe she was allowed to run rampant throughout the inn. Her ridiculous ideas, horrible English, and blatant disregard for what the owner of an establishment wants are all things we’ve seen before. But without a voice of reason to stop her from going all out, her actions felt all the more ridiculous. To call herself a management consultant is an insult to all real consultants out there.
Just as I was about to launch something across the room, I was overjoyed when Ohana took the offensive and finally started using that charming attitude of hers. As we’ve seen in the past, that attitude of hers normally lands her in situations worse than where she started. However, in times of need where absolutely no one will take charge and stop a rampaging loudmouth, Ohana’s personality is perfect. It was clear Minchi and Tomoe had issues with Takako’s suggestions, and Ohana provided the perfect outlet to get their true feelings out (even if they didn’t verbally express it).
If the episode had kept moving toward the direction it was before Ohana’s outburst, I’d be very scared for the future of Kissuiso. But even with the majority of the staff revitalized to handle the rush of guests, three major players are still missing. With Ren not even able to handle himself in the kitchen and Tohru missing somewhere inside of a huge four story building, it makes you wonder if Ohana will be able to pull things off. While I have the utmost confidence in her, she’s probably forgotten about the last player who’s yet to show up — Ko. In what looks like a frantic race to the finish, I’m hoping next week’s episode manages to bring everything in some sort of spectacular way where Ohana gets some of the credit she really deserves.
ED3: 「夢路」 (Yumeji) by nano.RIPE
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