「エンジテミル」 (Enjite Miru)
“Try To Act it Out”
For an episode that I thought was destined to bring out some intricacies from Cthuko’s character, it surprisingly ended up reinforcing the idea that Mahiro and Nyaruko may actually have a chance to end up with each other. Because as things stand now, I can’t imagine Cthuko forcing herself onto him without Nyaruko’s blessing and Hasta once again ends up on the backlines sucking up oxygen.
After all the buildup from the end of last week’s episode, I whole heartily expected that an official love square would have formed between our main characters. But after the date that Mahiro and Ctuhko went on, it ended up feeling more like the friendly kind that best friends would share. A kind of friendly outing where two people can do lovey-dovey things like bump heads and share food without worrying about setting off any potential flags.
Which leads into what I was talking about earlier — Nyaruko ended up dominating the episode as soon as the second half hit. And with the ferocity of a girl who’s been emotionally/sexually/Mahiro-sanium deprived for so long, the talk between Nyaruko and Mahiro finally hit on some of the more delicate topics. And after a bunch of crying, a bit of talking, and a heartwarming hug at the end it looks like things are on track to get a lot more exciting from here. Because if the past two episodes are any indication on where things might be heading, it looks like Mahiro is going to have a lot of stuff on his plate. Because even if you look past his relationship struggles, there’s still the whole fact that he has alien stalkers watching his every move since he’s one of earth’s most popular stars.
On a quick note, this week’s cameos were a lot easier for me to spot than previous weeks. Maybe it was because they were from more recent series or maybe I was just focusing a bit more than usual but I smiled after catching the Chuunibyou, Railgun, and Death Note references. What did you guys catch that I missed?