「ワンダフルライフ」 (Wondafuru Raifu)
Now that things have finally settled down and most of the drama has been left in the past, it’s nice to finally have an episode where everything else that’s good about this show gets a chance to show itself. Especially things like the ridiculous situations three young girls can get into when left all by themselves.
What I took away from the episode was that you’re asking for trouble should you leave three girls alone without any supervision. From coloring all over the walls with sharpies to making one hell of a mess in the kitchen, I felt like my own worst nightmares about leaving someone unsupervised in my house were all coming true in animated form. But during the whole thing, even though it was a little slapstick-y, it was just too funny watching all three girls simultaneously have epic fail moments one after another. Slowly, as the number and severity of the fails exponentially increased, I was strained between laughing at their pain and stressing about how I would hate to have the same thing happen to me.
On the flipside, the episode also managed to take what could have been a horrible experience and changed it into some strong character development for everyone. Even though our trio managed to make a complete mess out of Yuuta’s house, it did serve as a good reminder that they do understand how big of a challenge Yuuta is taking on. In Yuuta’s case, I think he took the best course of action with his nieces. By firmly making his point by scolding them while still being gentle, it feels like he’s on the right path toward managing his new and crazy life.
Amongst everything that’s going on between Yuuta, Sora, Miu, and Hina it’s sometimes tough to remember that even more people that exist! Even though Nimura made an appearance last week, it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen the eccentric Sako and monotonous Raika. While I am impressed with Sako’s ability to catch the fragrance of a young girl, I’m glad that Yuuta and I share the same viewpoint — keep him as far away from his nieces as possible. However, I do wish that Raika could meet the three if only to get more screen-time. Not only would it make for an interesting rival for Sora but can you imagine the seiyuu-gasm you’d have if Miu and Raika started interacting with each other?
P.S. Even though there weren’t too many moments for a decent stitched cap, there were a lot of moments that Hina looked so damn adorable. My question for you guys: Who’s your favorite girl thus far?