OP: 「COOLISH WALK」 by 阿澄佳奈, 藤田咲, 喜多村英梨 (Asumi Kana, Fujita Saki, Kitamura Eri)
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「恋のバッドチューニング」(Koi no Baddo Chūningu)
“Bad Tuning of Love”
Rumor has it that a molester is hanging around the neighborhood but that doesn’t stop our characters from doing anything they usually do. We start off at Inami’s all female high school which is a departure from our favorite little family restaurant. There we meet Momoka (the blonde voiced by Yahagi Sayuri) and Ricchan (the brunette voiced by Mizusawa Fumie) who gives Inami this information while trying to prod her into taking action. They are well aware of her androphobia and try to take advantage of her monstrous punching strength. These two seem interesting and it’s too bad we only get a small dose of their personalities in this episode. They also don’t seem too familiar with where Inami works since I’m sure they would agree that not only are the men there weird but so are the women.
The rumored molester in question is Yamada Kirio (Hino Satoshi). He manages to stop Inami’s monstrous punch with his unbelievably fast reflexes to which he credits his karate for. The way he reacted to her punch is peculiar and made him look like a martial arts freak. That scene made me think of a shounen anime. Any other normal person would probably get punched and go “what the hell” but for Kirio none of this matters because it’s love at first sight. His heavy breathing while trying to refute being a molester wasn’t helping his cause and the way he paused before saying his surname was pretty suspect. If he really is Aoi’s brother (they do look very similar) then it would seem lying runs in the family.
The encounter between Kirio and Inami really bothers Souta. It leads him to once again question his feelings for Inami. I guess when Souta needs help analyzing his relationships, he reads books. In this case his trusty guides were books on pets. All this struggling doesn’t lead to an admittance to his real feelings but I wasn’t really expecting that to happen. It’s something that will continue to drive this show’s comedy. I find it as funny as Hiroomi does. All this guessing leads Souta to want to confirm that he’s not a masochist. He’s got Nazuna and all of us fooled especially when he’s banging his head against the wall to the point where he’s bleeding.
Not only does Kozue treat the fans to some service when she gets the waitresses at Wagnaria to cosplay but this was a great episode all around. They have continued to bring someone new and fresh pretty much every episode to stir the pot with our core cast. WORKING’!! brought the funny all episode long. Next week we will see Kirio visit Wagnaria so hopefully that will shed some light onto his relationship with Aoi (if it even exists).