「この中に1人、男がいる!」 (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Otoko ga Iru!)
“One of them is a Man!”
Hagani is downright the most disgusting show I’ve ever watched. In all my years of consuming this amazing art form of girls doing girly things and men doing manly things, Haganai is probably the first I’ve seen that actually animated two pretty girls throwing up. For those of you who don’t watch this show, I’m not talking about that over exaggerated throw up that’s common place — I’m talking about straight up disgusting full of half chewed food throw up. Don’t get me wrong though, all those disgusting scenes don’t take away from the show at all! If anything it’s a welcome bit of flare that helps push the show a bit over the top.
That said, it’s a shame that this episode didn’t leave much to write home about. For most of the episode, all I can remember is that I could barely contain my laughter with joke after joke hitting just the right spot. And it all started the moment Rika lost her mind on the “Black Dragon”. Sexual innuendos aside, I was dying inside as I watched the cute Rika turn into this sex crazed rage monster. Between listening to her spew out “FUCK” and “BITCH” and laughing at all the faces she made, it was almost too much for me to handle.
But this week’s star was definitely Yukimura. All this time, I’ve had this constant battle between trying to figure out whether or not she was actually a guy. Throw in all the misdirecting hints that the show drops on us and you end up with a cluster of questions and no answers. But I suppose in return though Haganai doesn’t just explain to us that Yukimura isn’t a guy but goes to such lengths as to demonstrate that she is a girl. And while I’m a little skeptical to believe that someone could actually believe they were the wrong gender even when others tell them they aren’t, I really want to know what Rika said to change her mind.
With the ero scenes getting more intense every week, Haganai is slowly becoming my dirty little secret of the season. A show that has enough humor that I could show it to just about anyone but with so much ero that I would probably be labeled a pervert if I ever watched this show out in public. However, I can see a saving grace for this show that stand out even more than all the dirty scenes and throw up combined!
That my friends would be the hope that the relationship side of things may finally get bumped to the top of the writers’ priorities. As it stands it’s already clear how strongly Yozora and Sena feel about Kodaka and just what kind of strategy the two are taking — Sena on the offense while Yozora plays passively. But after this episode, what I want to focus on is not which girl is going to end up with Kodaka but the idea that Kodaka may have zero feelings for either of them. I honestly believe that Kodaka is perceptive enough to notice what’s going on around him. And seeing how he hasn’t reciprocated anything thus far and has had a lot scenes where it’s just him silently staring after anything related to his romantic status with either girl (for example after Yozora’s outcry near the end of the episode), I truly believe that he isn’t the dense male lead I once took him for.
P.S. That’s just my opinion though! Let me hear what you think down in the comments! And don’t forget to check out that full sized picture c:
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