「少女に何が起こったか」 (Shoujo ni Nani ga Okottaka)
“What Happened to the Girl”
Only in an anime can you have a guy looking cool while holding a Band-Aid.
Seriously though, it’s difficult for me to not just type “I Love this Show” a few hundred times. While it would make writing this post a lot quicker, it just wouldn’t do this show justice. The only gripe I have at the moment would be how badly the first episode might have led people to believe that this show was full of dirty things, which in turn may have caused them to drop it. But as we’ve all seen, things are focused more on the relationships that Yuuta and his new family are slowly building. Be it trusting one another or accepting the reality that girls and boys have totally different views on certain delicate topics, every episode feels like it’s building on the previous one. Giving the impression that Yuuta and his nieces are not only getting more accustomed to each other but dare I say it, starting to see each other as a “family.”
That said, Sora probably shares the closest relationship with Yuuta amongst the three sisters. While most of her affection for Yuuta probably comes from her huge crush on him, I’m impressed with how the writers manage to downplay the possibly dirty aspects of her feelings and shift them into the realm of the mutual love that family members share. It also doesn’t hurt that Yuuta is apparently either too dense or too nice to notice her feelings since I would hate for this show to turn into some kind of dirty fantasy for doujinshi writers out there. Luckily, if all else fails Yuuta seems to have his wits about him during awkward situations and Sora is too timid to push things too far.
The other reason that I love this show is definitely the humor that’s sprinkled in to keep things lively. Even though I’m dreading the possibility that Sako may get the chance to actually see Yuuta’s nieces, you can’t deny that his character provides a great amount of comedic relief. If you can look past his odd obsessions and scarily accurate senses at picking out the details of little girls either by their scent or voices, it’s fun to laugh at the situations he ends up in. Luckily if that wasn’t doing it for you, Atarashi Kurumi might be the person who’ll get you laughing. Seeing how she fits the bill as one of those strange seiyuus who end up getting into character at the wrong times and is Yuuta’s next door neighbor, I can totally see her appearing more often to provide more laughs.
As the end of the episode suggested, it looks like that the issue of having enough money is under control for the moment. With Yuuta working multiple jobs to finance his new family, it looks like the story is going to avoid the monetary problem route and go for the health problem one instead. While I’d love to be wrong, scenes of Hina in the tub alone and Yuta on his knees looking depressed lead me to believe next week’s episode will be sad 🙁
P.S. Hina still makes me hnnnnnnnnnnggg everytime I see her. For those who pay attention, did you notice how she smacked her head against the table when she bowed? TOO CUTE.