「硝子少女(シンデレラ・ヒール)の透色和音(すきいろわおん)」 (Garasu Shoujo (Shinderera Hiiru) no Touru-iro Waon (su Kiiro wa on))
“Translucent Chord of Cinderella’s Heel”
Tatenashi-sempai is doing a great job of pushing the characters into new and entertaining situations, but there’s something dark lurking amid the school festival.
Meido, China dresses, & Mouthpieces
The first part of the school festival was mostly an excuse to give some loving to some of our neglected haremettes. First of all, though she’s not neglected, meido Char! *Stilts stands up, thrusting his arms in the air like he’s being showered by the ambrosia of the gods* I’ve been waiting for this, and she’s as perfect as always. 15,532/10, would not change a thing.
Fangirling aside, Ling got most of the love. First of all, that dress. Delicious. The pocky bit was predictable, as was Ichika saying something stupid at the end. I will give Ichika credit, though…even though he screwed up the second compliment, he did well on the first, and at least he does know when to compliment a girl. He may be hyper dense, but he’s not that dense. So there’s that.
As for Cecilla wanting to get all up on Ichika’s mouthpiece (hur hur hur)…well, I was like “Damn!” when she got to go with him, so moving on. Seriously, after meido Char and Tatenashi–“nice body”–sempai, I don’t pay much attention to Cecilla. If she wasn’t being voiced by Yukana I’d probably have voted her off the island already. Moving on!
Warring Cinderellas & the Haremette Power Ranking
When did Cinderella become a blood-soaked tale of war and strife? Not that I mind. Sounds like an improvement to me. Also, hilarious! The sheer ridiculousness of Tatenashi-sempai’s war-Cinderella plan had me laughing, not to mention the bait she used to deftly suck the harem into the brawl.
But the one thing this bit did was clearly show the current harem power rankings for all to see. First of all, let me make one thing clear – for various reasons, among them the dream Ichika had last episode, Houki is still the favorite to win. This is a balanced enough harem (trope! …hell, it’s the trope picture and the first example!) that if it goes another way, I won’t be totally surprised, but she remains ahead. These scenes showed that certain other ships have already been all but sunk, while others still have life to them.
Is anyone on the Cecilla and Ling ships? If so you should probably get off, because they’re about twenty leagues down and sinking fast. They’ve been comic relief for a while now, but the way it was made obvious they were never going to come close to the crown made it equally obvious that they’re boned, and I mean that completely figuratively (hur hur hur). Char, Laura, and Houki, though…they’ve all still got a shot. All three of them got held by Ichika, and both Char and Houki understood Ichika well enough to know he responds best to kindness, so I’d put them at the lead of the pack. The real question is where Tatenashi-sempai will fit in when she finishes integrating into the harem. I think she’ll be a real contender. Not enough to dethrone Houki or Char, I think, but Laura had better watch out. Her place in the rankings is under threat.
Looking Ahead – Crazy Bitch Be Crazy
This Makigami Reiko lady is crazy. I don’t know what else to say on her. She telegraphed her ill-intentions pretty clearly, so when she pulled Ichika down into a deep, dark place, I wasn’t surprised when the psycho came out and it was pain time. (That was a stupid sentence, I apologize.) It was also predictable that she was happy when Ichika transformed because his IS is exactly what she wanted.
What has my interest piqued was shown in the preview. Tatenashi-sempai finally jumping in her IS? I’m in. She kicked everyone’s ass with ease last episode – and a door during this one – so I’m excited to see her strut her stuff more. Her delicious, round, perky stuff… Wait, what was I doing?
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Tatenashi is bouncy, Char is meido, Ling is Chinese, Cinderellas are murderous, & crazy bitch is crazy. A fun ride all around! #is_anime 03
- I’ll give Ichika points this time – it wouldn’t be a good idea to massage that body unless you’re willing to go much farther. Like fatherhood.
- Speaking of: I’ll give you a massage, Saito Chiwa! I’ll do anything you want if you ask me in that voice!!
- No one should sigh into breasts like that, not unless you’re gay. Though even then, you gotta respect.
- Haha, Ichika got shocked! Serves him right for having a bevy of gorgeous women…falling all over him…for reasons. I’m just jealous, aren’t I?
- How did that crown stay on all the time?
- I think about three-fourths of Ichika’s lines are “Huh?” Even when the crazy woman told him exactly what she wanted at the end, he leads with “Huh?” Use your brain, doofus!
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ED: 「BEAUTIFUL SKY」