「サムメンコを捕まえろ！」 (Samumenko o Tsukamaero!)
“She’s the best woman I could wish for.” … oh my god! Please have my babies ~
Seriously – I don’t know what makes Hidenori such a loveable character in my eyes. He’s not exactly the most exciting, but I think it’s because he’s so level-headed and confident… and it doesn’t hurt that he has a girlfriend. Let me tell you a little secret, sometimes knowing that a guy already has a girlfriend, makes him a little more attractive in others’ eyes. Of course, he also fits so well in a uniform and we all know that guys in uniform are sexy. Mari’s totally got that right.
Anyway, away from the topic of what makes Hidenori so attractive… I think something that most women like to hear (regardless of whether or not they’ll admit it) is that their boyfriends/husbands/significant others, are loyal to them. It’s sweet and all when you’re together, but it’s when you’re not together that your trust is tested. Hidenori has passed that test with flying colors and his girlfriend is terribly lucky to have him – whoever she is. On the other hand, Mari is clearly a flirtatious one isn’t she? With the outfits and the role-play, I wasn’t sure if this was awkward to watch or just plain funny because she looked so ready to attack him. I won’t judge what you like to do in the bedroom, but this reveals more about Mari than I’d ever dare to know. She’s quite kinky with her desire to be punished and possibly tied up and ravaged, but there’s possibly a little bit of that hidden fantasy in every woman.
This episode has got to be my favorite so far for Samurai Flamenco. I found it especially fun and humorous while still playing on the fact that Masayoshi’s popularity is soaring. I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to anime and comedy, I don’t usually get it. This week though, it was all about awkward humor and situational comedy which had me laughing out loud, and that’s always a good thing. The ending when Mari proclaimed that Masayoshi and Hidenori were clearly “inovlved”, was the best. It’s enjoyable to watch all the characters coming together – and the character dynamics amongst one another is hilarious (especially when Hidenori is involved). The show doesn’t take itself very seriously even though Masayoshi takes his mission seriously and this irony works because it delivers comedic moments while not being completely unrealistic.
Speaking of being unrealistic, Masayoshi actually has weapons now… stationary weapons! They’re created by Harazuka Jun (Ookawa Tooru) for Masayoshi to use and test in the midst of trouble. I can’t decide if it’s cheesy or creative, but either way, it leaves an impression and Samurai Flamenco is slowly getting stronger and becoming an actual “superhero”. He has the media and public after him; he has the gadgets and suit; he even has his own posse following him around, what more does he need? Each episode slowly adds to the development of his character and Samurai Flamenco is not only just Masayoshi in a costume anymore, but he’s more like an image to the city and what he stands for. I can appreciate how his appearance has actually materialized into something worthwhile because after all, that’s what his grandfather intended him to become. The story is slow to ramp up, but it’s getting there and it’s only when you look back at the first few episodes that you realize how far it’s come.
TL;DR – @RCCherrie: LOL! This week’s ep of #samumenco was hilarious! And I almost never laugh at anime out loud =X It was all awkward humor though…