「アイドル蹂躙」 (Aidoru Juurin)
So needless to say, I think Mari could be a bisexual. Crushing on a guy, yet kissing a girl? Well then… if this show ever wanted to catch my attention again, it’s got it. I always thought the ship would be a Mari x Masayoshi rather than Mari x Hidenori… but hey! Any romance that I can get is a plus (even if it ends up being girl on girl action – I do not discriminate!). Speaking of Mari, do people like or dislike her character? Flamenco Girl is actually a very good representation of Mari to me. She acts and behaves like how I would expect Mari to with her band members. Everything is over the top and exaggerated but she has good intentions and I can’t necessarily put her down for it. On the other hand, I think her methods of punishing criminals are debatable. Her weapon of choice is quite something – it’s sharp, it electrocutes people – not to mention that she kicks all the dudes in the balls afterwards, what’s up with that? I agree with her motives, but not her style of doing so.
There’s also the fact that she’s stolen the thunder from Samurai Flamenco – intentionally! Mari (as an idol too) looks like someone that loves the camera and she doesn’t mind the extra attention. Sad to say that Masayoshi has turned into a sidekick rather than a standalone hero. Somehow I don’t think he minds though because as long as the streets are being rid of petty crimes, he feels good to have a helping hand. I just wish Masayoshi had more of a backbone because it’s obviously tiring him out and it’s even put a strain on his relationship with Hidenori who wants him to stop. At some point, he has to realize that there are better ways to handle certain situations than getting yourself hurt. As amusing as it is to watch, I don’t think the relationship between Mari and Masayoshi will last very long. It seems like they’re already not seeing eye-to-eye which makes it difficult to work together (even if it’s for the same cause).
While this is all happening, I still find that Hidenori is the character that I’m watching out for the most. His life is not the most interesting and every day seems to be a repeat of the next, but that’s why I love watching his interactions with Masayoshi. Hidenori’s sarcasm gets me every time and even when he’s lecturing Masayoshi, it’s amusing! The fact that Hidenori is also in a long distance relationship, makes him feel more like an actual relatable person to me. He has his own life and priorities (which include his girlfriend) and somehow, he still makes it all work. I smile every time I read a text from his girlfriend because it’s something as simple as that that reveals a little more about Hidenori to the audience. Just the fact that she even left her umbrella in his house probably shows how close they are – possibly living together when she’s in town? The dynamics between the couple would be something I’d like to see in person. You never really know someone until you see how they treat others as well and I think character relationships are one of the selling features of this show.
TL;DR – @RCCherrie: #Samumenco is not just a hashtag! It’s actually a nickname! Mari is kinda crazy though… I dunno about her anymore…