「自己防止 見えない所に 人が居る」 (Jiko Boushi Mienai Tokoro ni Hito ga Iru)
“Self Prevention, There Are People Where You Can’t See”
Kairi’s internet has decided to commit seppuku, so I’m stepping in to cover this week’s Servant x Service. And as luck would have it, you’ll finally get to hear from someone who both has a soul-crushing job and has experience in office romances! (Maybe. I plead the 5th. I don’t want to talk about it.) Probably won’t amount to any extra insights though. Now let’s talk about office love, and love of another kind.
Megumi-san Is So Bold!
Lucy and Megumi are constantly tied in the exalted Stilts’ Favorite Character Poll, but after this episode I do believe Megumi-san has pulled ahead. As if teasing Taishi right under Touko’s nose wasn’t enough, she even went so far as to try to seduce him in the back room!? Her boldness combined with her calm, composed face in any situation just make her such an attractive character–no, person! I prefer my ladies strong-willed and able to handle anything, and that’s Megumi to a T. If Taishi won’t play with you Megumi, pick me!
Get A Clue, Touko-chan
I do not possess the words to describe how oblivious Touko is. I like it though. Compared to her usual tsundere antics, it’s nice for her to have another layer that adds to the comedy. What I most enjoyed about that was how obvious it was to Kanon that Megumi is Taishi’s girlfriend. It may have been fun to see her interefere for a while, but I guess Kanon-chan is too smart for that. Difficult indeed, Megumi-san.
Tanaka-san Is Very Responsible
Absolutely no one should be surprised that Tanaka Jouji (Kakihara Tetsuya), AKA the older Tanaka’s grandson, ended up being the Tanaka that Hasebe can’t deal with. The question has to be asked, though…BL? I don’t think so – there’s definitely more going on than Hasebe is letting on quite yet, and that would be way too easy of an answer – but be that as it may, don’t go teaching Miyoshi what BL is, Megumi!!
Words Hurt, Lucy. Words Hurt
Probably doesn’t deserve its own section, but since this is my first SxS post, I have to comment further on Lucy. Between the adorable sounds her ahoge makes and her other assets, there’s plenty to like about her. I think the thing I like the most is still how she so obliviously shuts down Hasebe, and his reactions to her. What can I say…I might be trying to steal Megumi from Taishi, but I’m totally on board with Lucy x Hasebe. They’re just so adorable together!
What is this, Free? Anyway, just a heads up: Kairin will be moving next week when Episode 08 comes out, so it will either be covered by somebody else or be double-posted the week after. Thanks for your understanding.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Megumi x Taishi, Lucy x Hasebe, Miyoshi x Tanaka mago…when do they have time to get any work done? Sounds like my job #sxs
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