「ひとつになっちゃった」 (Hitotsu ni Nacchatta)
“We Became One”
So Ryosuke’s lack of spiritual energy is made up with the fact that he has had the other half of Graham inside of him all along. His mother took in an attractive stranger which is very dangerous. Needless to say, she is pretty “adventurous.” Even though the guy had no memory it’s pretty obvious he’s connected to Lisara’s world. It’s poetic that his mom met his dad the same way he found Lisara just with a role and gender switch.
Once again Boku H pulls a lot of Shakugan no Shana plot details and slightly changes them to make them its own. Having the other half of Graham is very similar to Yuuji’s situation where he has a special treasure stuck within him. While Yuuji’s treasure rejuvenates him every night, it’s unsure whether Ryosuke’s power to regenerate spiritual energy is a side effect of having Graham within him or just because he’s a super pervert. I like to think it’s the latter.
I love how Ryosuke’s mom put him on the spot by asking which one was his favorite girl. We already know who it is but that expecting look on Lisara’s face is priceless. Quele and Illia’s fight over whose pair of boobs had more merits was also interesting. Most women would never be so daring to make such a first impression on potential in-laws. Ryosuke’s mom is a good sport and open-minded though so we benefit from the entertainment and torture for Ryosuke.
Even though she’s interesting, entertaining, and slightly sleazy, I fet it was slightly messed up that she lied about Ryosuke’s father dying when in reality he just left. Ryosuke is a good sport though brushing it all off with sarcasm. You can definitely see who he takes after.
It kind of bothered me that Lisara thought that Ryosuke was only helping her for his sake even though this should be expected from a tsun. She was just very annoying and selfish for most of the episode but it’s hard to hate a good tsundere for too long.
Anyway, the next episode should take us to Grimwald. I’m kind of wish their trip will be a goofy like when Nyaruko took Mahiro to R’lyeh but I won’t be holding my breath over it since Mina was just kidnapped.