「ただ、そんな休日の一時を」 (Tada, Sonna Kyuujitsu no Ichiji Wo)
“Only a Temporary Holiday”
A temporary holiday? It darn well better be.
This week, I think we can pretty much summarize the entire episode in one sentence: “Akatsuki and friends go to the mall”. And when you combine a holiday titled episode, Akatsuki, and shopping for lingerie, the only thing you’ll end up with is… you guessed it! Fanservice.
Notably missing for the last few weeks, this episode really makes it up in spectacular fashion. Really, even spectacular is an understatement, because some 70% of this episode was dedicated to that aspect. I’m alright with it this time around, considering the advancements of the past few episodes… but sadly, this does leave me in the exact predicament I foresaw a few weeks back: being left with nothing really to write about. So, I’ll just go through some points in a quick bullet format:
Plot-wise, the two major things that were mentioned involved the random appearances ofKaitou Motoharu. Not much is being revealed about him at the moment, but he’s definitely got a plan for the coming arc… though I don’t get the feeling he’s necessarily an enemy, despite his greetings. The other plot point was the mention of a ranking exam coming up, which should be pretty darn fun to watch, especially with the three gals and Akatsuki on the same team…
Akatsuki shows us all his talents this week: strength/fighting ability, his ability to remove lingerie in the blink of an eye, his ability to stand sideways on walls to spy on you, and one new one: the ability to easily choose the proper lingerie for a lady as well. Oh, did I mention what a baller he is for picking out the 14800 yen bra first and for protecting/covering for Miu every chance he gets?
Fanservice wise: I’ll direct you to the screenshots above and the full lengths: 08, 09, 10, 15, 17, 20, 32.
Gotta love the sudden appearance of Haruka as well. Don’t know how I didn’t see that coming. Lol.
And also, nice to see the continued dynamic in terms of the interactions between Miu and Akatsuki. Considering his perverted tendencies, it’s nice to continuously see that he’s no one trick pony to the point where he’s only perverted and nothing else. And on this note, it’s also nice to see the beginnings of Akatsuki’s “harem” beginning to officially form. Nothing like watching the gradual development of interactions between the main character and the rest of the group that’ll inevitably join em’, and nothing like watching one that ain’t overly rushed as well.
And last but not least, let’s not forget the not so subtle, but very entertaining moment of Akatsuki and Miu watching Queen’s Blade on TV… heh. Well placed easter egg there.
Well, that’s about it I guess. Seems like next week’ll go into a new plot arc/ranking exam, so I’ll catch ya guys back then.