「囚われの日々乃」 (Toraware no Hibino)
Is it such a crime to have big boobs? Is it!? As distracting as they may be, viewers should start feeling sorry for Hibino when she’s not flaunting her curves or seducing Kyouhei and still gets kidnapped by a crazy bitch who gropes the hell out of her. On second thought, that’s kinda hot. With Hibino’s hands tied behind her back, she looked like an “oppai mouse pad”. The flustered look on her face was a nice touch too. It’s funny how it’s all fun and games when a girl’s on top and having her way with another girl, but it’s a whole different story when a guy (i.e. Shimoyama) even suggests he’s going to do the same. Isn’t this kind of sexist!? (I kid, please don’t send me death threats.)
Amidst all the more relevant developments, like reemphasizing that Kyouhei opened Kukuri’s left hand against Amaterasu, I’m still amazed by how seamlessly Kami-sama Dolls has been able to inject comedy following Mahiru’s arrival. If there was any doubt, the previous episode was not a one-off case, as this recent one builds on the delivery and makes it even better. I’m hard-pressed to think of another series off hand that’s been able to throw in comedic elements without upsetting the story in any way, shape, or form like this. (Sekirei perhaps?) At times, it feels like I’m watching a romantic comedy that will degrade to sheer slapstick humor yet it never does. Instead, it even uses some cool-looking scenes to get the jokes across. Most importantly, it doesn’t take away from what’s going on and actually serves to drive some of the progression. Quite frankly, it’s a bit unprecedented to see this perfect balance of story and comedy — a realization that has given me a new-found appreciation for this series.
I dare say I’ve kind of lost sight of the fact that we may not see Amaterasu again in this adaptation as a result. From the look of things, the show is heading towards a conclusion involving Hibino’s rescue and dealing with Hirashiro in some way. At the moment, there are no signs of any Seki making an appearance, but there is the possibility that Kyouhei will take matters into his own hands. (Maybe take control of Kukuri momentarily…?) I wouldn’t be opposed to the idea if they left things at that for now, since it does leave the door open for a potential sequel down the road. Two episodes to go.