「憧憬乙女」 (Shoukei Otome)
Swimsuit episode – check. Festival episode – check.
It seems to me that a lot of people consider this show being a troll. I can understand that you’ll be disappointed if you’re looking for horror (which this show is labeled as). As for me, I did expect a bit more horror, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the show. It’s a mellow show, but it’s amusing. It didn’t turn out to be what it was labeled as, but this works for me too. I wouldn’t really call this show a troll just because it walked away from its main purpose. The mystery is still there, but it’s progressing very slowly. And how could someone drop a show when it comes with these two fancy treats?
This episode focused more on Kirie’s insecurity than anything else, which is completely fine with me, although, I don’t think she has any reasons to feel insecure because she is adorable as she is. But I can understand her; Yuuko is a “threat” when Teiichi is concerned. While I find Yuuko and Teiichi’s relation more interesting and fun to watch, Kirie’s interactions with Teiichi are quite amusing too. I loved Kirie’s conversation with Teiichi at the end. Kirie, how could you expect Teiichi to think you’re Yuuko when you clearly lack these?
While I’m still writing about Kirie’s interactions with people – it’s quite fun to see how she can go from being the hero who calms down a panicked Momoe, to a crybaby because of a skeleton. But at the end, it seemed to me that she overcame her fears, one of them being her fear of Yuuko and being compared to her. It was nice to see Kirie touching Yuuko for the first time. I noticed that all “first touches” involving Yuuko end up landing on her breasts…
The mystery of the week was the heartless anatomy models in the science lab classroom. It was an odd mystery, but if I got it right, the anatomy models lacked hearts, therefore they hunted people to cut out their hearts – but according to Momoe’s insane conclusion, the models just wanted someone to find their hearts.
With all these small mysteries and character development going in, I feel that the main story is slowly fading away. I enjoy this anime, I really do, but I want the plot to move on. I’d hate to see a rushed ending, and we’re almost halfway through the show. Kirie has had her character development, Momoe hasn’t really had one, but I don’t think she needs it – her personality stands out anyway. I hope to see some actual plot next week. But I wouldn’t mind if Teiichi got a bit more character development or perhaps, some nice back story.
I realized, I haven’t talked much about Teiichi at all. The only thing I’ve written about him (even though he is the protagonist) is what a lucky guy he happens to be. I still don’t have anything to write about him. He is a nice guy, but completely overshadowed by the amazing Yuuko. So, let’s hope for more story progress and a bit more about Teiichi next week. Ah, no, who am I kidding? I just want more Yuuko!
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