「五人の四天農」 (Go-Ri no Shiten Nou)
“Farming’s Five Top Four” (what?)
Comedy is back in town for Nourin, but along with the laughs comes a plot that’ll be longer than one episode! It’s basically Baka to Test all over again, with different classes collaborating and plotting against one another each for their own personal gain. The difference here is that each class isn’t organized in a hierarchy of winners and losers, but rather themed classes that each have their specialities. So far, the divisions that have been revealed are A(griculture), B(iology), F(orestry), and E(cology?), each equally as full of talented and crazy individuals. Mixing those classes together spells out hilarious situations, most of which happen to be borderline yaoi and NTR. Though mainly a vehicle that serves as an excuse to have guys shooting yoghurt at each other, today’s episode laid down the foundation for a possible multi-episode arc that should provide some suspense while looking forward to the next episode. How will this tie with developing Ringo and the main cast? Who knows, but at least something is happening
Besides those points, there’s not much to summarize about this episode except that it was refreshing to watch. Nourin is playing all the fanservice gags, discriminating against no specific type for the sake of completeness. The teacher will be naked. The childhood friend will be naked. Kousaku will be naked. Class E could very well be naked with that getup of his. Fujoshis are mocked, lonely men are portrayed as desperate, and even the caricature otaku makes an appearance to be made fun of. No one is safe from the butt of a fanservice shot,a ridiculous transformation, or a ridiculously stereotyped caricature–even Wakadanna has had the limelight as the goddess Gaia. Though the execution might be a bit stale in terms of how predictable the jokes can get, the comedy gets points for staying energetic and including everyone in its antics. It’s not a laugh-out-loud type of show, but Nourin definitely is a show that’s easy to watch casually and smile the whole way through.