「はい、毎年流行ってます」 (Hai, Maitoshi Hayattemasu)
“Yes, It’s All the Rage Every Year”
Okay, I gotta admit, five episodes in and I’m starting to really want some plot. I think these silly fun episodes are still great, but they need to be balanced out by some plot otherwise they lose something. It’s like they’re good to flesh out the characters and provide a little reprieve from all the serious business, but they don’t work as well if there’s never serious business! There, I got that off my chest. Now, onto the episode.
I’ve got to admit, I thought this episode was going to be a lot better than it was. Why? Because the episode started off with a cadre of vampire ninja meido, and there’s very little better than that – especially when Yukinori is one of them. Unfortunately, they were largely absent from this episode, other than some cryptic talk between Sarasvati and Sera. Damn cockblocking waterfall!!
Most of the episode was spent on Yuu being sick. You ever noticed how sick girls are always cute in anime? Not as much in real life. There’s a lot more sweat, mucus, and complaining you have to deal with, so not as much fun. Same thing for sick boys, by the way. We all pretty much suck when we’re sick. Anyway, sick Yuu did give Studio Deen an excuse to litter the episode with images of mousou Yuus, and that’s not a bad thing.
As for the plot (such that there was one), it was rather weak. The “tangerines are poisonous” suffers from the same problem we had back in episode 3 with the voodoo dance. It just came from nowhere, but wasn’t outrageous enough to make me laugh. It did, however, give us the second time that Ayumu has danced, and reveal Anderson-kun as an epic level troll. Now those things I enjoyed heartily, especially this move. Ayumu, I…I still want to dance like you. I know that says terrible things about me, but c’mon. If you can dance like that, you’re going to get all the ladies. Sure, they’ll be hitting you, but hey, there’s a price to pay for popularity.
Other than that, the best part was seeing Yuu go deredere for Ayumu a bit. I wish more had come from her asking to sleep in his bed, but that would have been really out of place for her (and for episode 5 of a show, for that matter), so I guess it’s no surprise. In short, some good parts, but more miss than hit. Also, needed more maids. Every show everywhere always needs more maids. always. Science FACT.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Sick Yuu is cute, dancing Ayumu is amazing, & that wall will be forever unclean. Also, not enough meidos. Viva la meido Yukinori! #korezon
- They keep putting the cold cloths over her helmet. That’s not going to work, guys.
- That’s not you you do it, Haruna.
- Not enough mousou Yuu neck-snapping. Wait, that’s not right…