「タマホマレする女」 (Tamahomare Suru Shoujo)
“The Egg Worshipping Girl”
Holy fabulous max Batman. I don’t recall the last time Noto Mamiko’s been in such a persuasive role. I really don’t know what Ringo can do against Yuri at this point, except maybe raping Kenju in his sleep and having his babies. Wait what? She’s really doing that? Well I’ll be damned.
There are just way too many things wrong with that engagement breakup idea, but Ringo looks like she means business when it comes to this Project “Maternity” left behind by Momoka. I honestly don’t know whether I should be scared of or impressed by her resolve that seemingly has no bounds. On the one hand, she’s a young girl who’s determined to win Kenju over, whereas on the other, she’s an occult freak who’ll make a frog lay eggs on a sixteen-year-old boy’s body so that she can make a supposed love potion out of them. Judging from that, there’s little doubt in my mind that if Momoka’s final page in her diary outlined her intent to have a double suicide, Ringo would do everything in her power to make it happen. Obsessive-compulsive disorder notwithstanding, I have been enjoying the additional screen time between Ringo and Shouma. I still can’t help but see them as an awkward yet cute pairing, even though Shouma thinks Ringo is psychotic and wants absolutely nothing to do with her except her diary. Another Project M (masochism) could probably fix that though.
On a more relevant note, I presume Masako’s Project M is a different one from Ringo’s, otherwise only kinky scenarios come to mind. That isn’t a direction I can see Mawaru Penguindrum headed, but then again, I didn’t expect to see Shouma lying down in a demonic circle with a frog laying eggs on his back followed by his penguin eating them either. (ick!) It would be pretty messed up if Kenju is part of her plan though, so I’m leaning towards the idea that she’s after Kanba like it’s been suggested. Question is, is this all just part of some elaborate plan to make Kanba repent for being a womanizer? Also, who is the mysterious man in a black trench coat who keeps giving money to Kanba and seems to know about penguin-related stuff? I really don’t know what’s going on with Kanba’s subplot, but I’m guessing it’ll tie back in with the survival strategy to save Himari later on. The only thing I can do now is to sit tight and wait for the series to give me something more to go on.
As for Himari herself, her screen time is practically nonexistent outside the survival strategy, but I actually don’t mind because it’s fun hearing her rudely boss her brothers around. Shouma may not approve, but I like it when she talks dirty with a complete expressionless face. It’s great for my personal amusement at Shouma’s pit-falling expense.
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