OP: 「CHOIR JAIL」 by Suzuki Konomi
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「邂逅乙女」 (Kaikou Otome)
“Encounter with the Maiden”
Last week, I mentioned that this anime didn’t give us a proper introduction to the characters – but I said that too early. This episode covered the introduction I was looking for – how Teiichi met Yuuko, and how they established their club.
Someone else that also got a more proper introduction in this episode was Momoe. I’m not a big fan of her, but she sure is funny, however, the best character in my opinion is still Yuuko. As the childish person I am, I found myself giggling at Yuuko’s adorable childishness throughout the whole episode, something I think the rest of the audience (people more mature than me) did too.
And Teiichi, the luckiest guy on planet, got into the most awkward situations as always – some of them involving nudity. Behold – Yuuko – as naked as one can be! I bet you didn’t expect that (unless you’ve read the manga).
So, we know that Yuuko is childish, considers skeletons to be naked beings, she is the president of the club, she is jealous of Teiichi’s relationship with Momoe – and she has amnesia, however, who she really is remains a mystery (and the purpose of this story). I’m very excited to see how this story will unravel itself, and how the riddle named Yuuko will be solved, but it’ll be a long way and many mysteries along the path towards the end – one of them being a “Demon hiding” ritual – the main purpose of Momoe’s introduction.
Solving this mystery brought us back to the two–perspective aspect that was used last week, but luckily, we didn’t have to see the same thing twice because of the split screen – something I hope this show will stick with if there’ll be more scenes like this. It was quite funny to see how something so scary according to Momoe turned out to be something (accidentally) perverted. And Teiichi sure is a lucky man… Who gets the opportunity to grab the same girl’s breasts twice, see her naked, and get a kiss from her – in one episode?
With the love triangle being properly introduced, the only one being left from last week is Kirie, whom I assume to appear next week, but I’m not sure because unfortunately, this show doesn’t provide us with proper previews, so I’ll just sit here gritting my teeth till next Monday (this show airs on Sundays but I sleep around that time, sorry for the delay).
So, with that being said, I’d like to give my thanks to my dear friend “Encoder-chan”, whose kindness can’t be measured. Because of her, I was able to add the videos in this post in time. As you might’ve noticed, the opening has been updated. There are a few new clips in the sequence, and I think the music itself has changed a bit (unless my ears are deceiving me). We also have an ending now! Personally, I think this ending is perfect for this show. It’s odd and mysterious – just like Yuuko herself.
To round things up, I’d like to say that I’m enjoying this show very much. It isn’t very flashy, but it is attractive and fun. So far I haven’t met any disappointment, and all I can say for now is that waiting for next Monday will be a challenge for me.
Note 1: No one said anything about the 1080p last week so I’ve gone back to using the regular 720p.
Note 2: Please, use the spoiler tags – I don’t want to edit comments again.
ED: 「カランドリエ」 (Calendrier) by Okui Aki
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