「はじめての☆おつかい & 3人でお茶を」 (Hajimete no Otsukai & Sannin de Ocha Wo)
“First Errand & Tea for Three”
What good is an episode that doesn’t start another capture? Well, it means that we get a nice dose of Elsie goodness of course! With the first half of the episode focusing on the history and practice of purchasing dating sims, it was surprising how entertaining a filler-esque episode was. Unlike the previous non-capture episodes from season one that left me feeling bored, the changes in season two made everything so much more interesting.
It nearly blew me away when Keima went into his charming mode while talking to Elsie. I almost thought that his experience with Chihiro had taught him just how important Elsie was. Alas while he only pulled out his charming side to get Elsie to do a favor for him, I suppose it was better than nothing. Since if you were to compare the Keima now with the Keima from the past, I doubt that the previous Keima would have even cared about trying to disguise his request. While Elsie might not have noticed it, I think Keima is clearly changing little by little. My evidence for this comes from how he didn’t destroy Elsie for purchasing an anime version of the game. If anything, I’d say his acceptance of Elsie’s mistake is proof that he’s slowly accepting reality even if he doesn’t want to.
Then again, I doubt that Keima will ever stop loving games. It’s a shame that Keima will probably never get another chance to have a full day of gaming (I’d love to watch him enter God of Conquest mode again)! That’s probably because there’s finally another girl who has feelings for him and won’t forget about him — Haqua. If those short scenes where she’s blushing from just getting Keima’s attention didn’t clearly spell it out, Elsie’s jealously should have made it pretty clear. I’ll give it to Haqua that she was pretty clever about disguising her visit as a routine report write up, but she loses points for getting caught by Elsie.
Going off of the title for next week’s episode, it looks like Nagase-sensei will finally be making her debut. I still have no idea how Keima is going to make things work when he has to capture a teacher’s heart, but I’m sure that in his vast library of games there’s something on this topic. I’m willing to bet money that there’s a dating sim that deals with this!
P.S. This week’s episode included the Elsie & Haqua (Or Kakedama-tai) version of Ai no Yokan. It was previously used in episode 4, but I’ll include it again just for you guys!
ED2: 「アイノヨカン」 (Ai no Yokan) by 賭け魂隊 (Kakedama-tai)
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