「素晴らしき家族旅行」 (Subarashiki Kazokuryokou)
“A Wonderful Family Trip”
Given how we’re about half way through the series, I must say how impressed I am with how the story and the characters have managed to keep my attention even though there’s not really much happening. Since the tragic accident that supposedly killed Yuri and her husband, I love how their importance as family members has been preserved through not only everyone’s memories but also through Hina. And even though I feel that Yuuta still overreacts whenever Hina mentions her parents, it does serve as a reminder about something that will have to eventually be dealt with. Oh if only this series was slated to be longer!
But seeing how Hina will be far too young to explain things to for at least another few years, I love how the series is handling the second big issue — everyone becoming more comfortable around each other. Even though I talk about this all the time, I think it has to be one of the biggest draws this show has. However, as much as I love all the lovey-dovey family moments, I could really do less with Sora slapping Yuuta over honest mistakes. Unlike your normal slice-of-life harems where the slap actually brings some laughs with it, it always seems like Sora is letting her imagination get the better of her. But to my surprise, instead of putting up with it, I was ready to give Yuuta a pat on the back after he finally expressed some discontent with Sora’s behavior.
As I wait for the day that the idea of “delicacy” is thrown out the window and all four of our loveable main characters can just strip in front of each other without a care in the world, I’m glad that there’s still more than enough Hina to take my mind off of things. Unfortunately, it seems that there’s something scary lurking around the corner in the form of a scary hentai named Sako who could possibly ruin everything. And as much as I love how funny he is, I can’t imagine how scary it would be to see him alone with Sora, Miu, or Hina. Especially after seeing just how far he’ll go to get what he wants. Actually, I take that back — it’d probably be hilarious to see him stuck with Miu since she’d probably completely overpower him. Either ways, Raika seems to be accompanying him and hopefully be the one the story decides to focus on.
Update: My bad guys! I was under the impression that this was going to be a 1-cour series because of a talk I had with Divine (which I misinterpreted). I’m not 100% sure of which it is yet, but according to our lovely season preview it should be 2-cour. (: