「恋愛の才能」 (Renai no Sainou)
“Love Making Ability”
I can’t believe something that I briefly touched on during the first episode would actually make a comeback and become (hopefully) an integral part of the story! And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, it would be how the story is slyly reintegrating Tamao into the general story!
There are a lot of different adjectives I could use to describe this show but emotional falls pretty low on that list. I mean, when the gags are flying everywhere and there are more cameos then you can shake a stick at there’s literally almost no time left to deepen the relationships that our characters share with one another. And this is where Tamao surprisingly comes into play as someone who could bring a whole new element into this show. For example, let’s take a look at how the episode started off and incorporated a recurring theme of unrequited love. We see Tamao experimenting with makeup so it should become obvious that she wants to show off her looks to someone special but every time she tries to admire her work she believes that she will never have the chance to showcase them. Fast forward toward the end of the episode and we see why she’s so hard on herself — how difficult is it to hide your own feelings when you’re trying to help your friend with theirs?
Simply put, Tamao is bringing the emotional feelings to a show that doesn’t necessarily need it but sure does benefit from it. Sure you could be content with how things currently are but I think that any show that attemps to venture out of the genre they’ve originally started in can really become something special. And like I’ve said, this show isn’t one that people would come to for their emotional fix — at least not yet! And on a final note, man Mahiro picked up a lot of forks! Makes you wonder how much of his stash he blew through during season one..
ED3: 「嫌いなワケLychee」 (Kirai Na Wake Lychee) by RAMMに這いよる珠緒さん (RAMM ni Haiyoru Tamao-San)