「ショッキングピンク」 (Shokkingu Pinku)
I have no words to describe how I feel. I always thought there was a good balance between slice-of-life, comedy and action in each episode, but this one was purely for shits and giggles and there is nothing wrong with that. If you’re marathoning this show, this might actually be a good break from all the tension and especially all those feels at the end of last week. As a standalone episode, it’s still not that bad and brings a lot of the typical moe moments that KyoAni is so well known for. At the same time, it’s not too over exaggerated that it’s annoying. I feel like their intelligence as a group dropped 10 points at the end though…
No major plot developments makes this one a little harder to discuss. Mirai is still poor and on the verge to hunt for income and she comes across this youmu that “happens” to be on the school roof. How come no one said anything before? This thing is worth 10x more than what Mirai’s earned so far and guess what? It stinks… quite literally. No one can attack it because it’s like a skunk that attacks with a flood of evil odor water (looks like pee?). Well, I guess that explains why no one can get close. It’s a group effort to try and take this one down! I loved the dance routine and the singing and all that effort that the group puts into one week – it’s practically making fun of this stereotypical plot. Obviously I wasn’t expecting anything to come out of it, which makes it more hilarious because the group suddenly lost track of who was supposed to attack the youmu to begin with. Great effort guys, but I guess Mitsuki will just have to smell for another week. In all seriousness though, I actually enjoyed the song (sung by each of the seiyuus accordingly) and the choreography was animated very well. It truly felt like an idol group’s performance, even though it’s in anime and it was meant to be a spoof. Funny and clever, which makes it my type of comedy.
So I actually have nothing more to say about this episode other than… hurray! I love the fanservice and I love the outfits! I actually do like the outfits that Mirai puts together. Although it’s not terribly realistic to wear every day, it helps me develop my ideas of my own. It’s not over the top to the point that I’m disgusted, nor is it too in your face that I’m turned off and annoyed. Just the right amount of cute and sexy makes it enjoyable. The only points that bother me are how absentminded the characters are sometimes – like, how could they forget that there’s no one to attack the youmu? What are they trying to accomplish anyway? It was fun to see the guys involved though and even if it’s not about them, Hiroomi is as adorable to watch as ever. I’ve seen actual guys nosebleed from being too excited – that fact, is for real. Not to mention that he had a bit of a Free! moment here. Oh, this episode was just full of fun and I will stop rambling and just tell people to enjoy it. It’s probably best to just read the bottom line…
TL;DR – @RCCherrie: Fanservice episode! Not that I’m complaining… It’s a good tension breaker and I liked the song! #kyo_kai