「避難訓練」 (Hinan Kunren)
After watching Yokoi end up on the tail end of most of Seki-kun’s schemes, it was nice to see the tables finally turned and Yokoi in control of the situation.
Giving the Stink Eye
After weeks of watching Seki-kun give Yokoi some pretty dirty and accusatory glares, be it from nearly toppling all of his dominos or knocking an evil general out the window, it just felt so rewarding to see Yokoi finally return the favor. Not only did she give him some pretty impressive death glares but I just loved it how she threw caution out the window and stole the robot family away from him.
Yokoi, the ever improving storyteller
Each and every week, I look forward to hearing Yokoi and her stories that bring Seki-kun’s antics to life. And with each passing episode diving deeper and deeper into just how involved she’ll get, this week’s episode takes the cake for being the most detailed so far. Sure, we got the standard fare of a short story depicting the lives of a small robot family but it didn’t stop there! Going above and beyond, Yokoi provided both unique voices for the entire family and a short but catchy insert song talking about family life and scrambled eggs. Scrambled eggs!
Tonari no Seki-kun – 07
「手紙まわし」 (Tegami Mawashi)
THE POST OFFICE EPISODE!!
Ever since I first did my “research” on this show, I’ve been waiting to see this skit animated. Maybe it’s because dealing with the post office is part of my job or maybe it’s because we all know too well the torture of going through the bureaucratic red tape when trying to mail something, but am I the only one who thinks an idea like this is cool?
I mean, passing notes is both risky and stressful. You’re already pushing your luck by writing things on paper since if it’s intercepted by a third party, you’re screwed. Assuming your note doesn’t get caught, you still have to worry about somehow getting it to your friend without the teacher noticing! And what better way then to have an individual or individuals facilitating this whole “note passing” business? Sure, now-a-days you have text messages to get the job done but there’s just something special about receiving a folded handwritten note.
While I personally don’t hold any animosity toward the post office since I have nearly all the stupid regulations memorized, I can understand how stupid it can appear to people who don’t send things that often. And boy oh boy, did Seki-kun do a great job at impersonating someone at the front counter of the post office. From strict size requirements to asking tons of unnecessary questions, he represented everything most people hate about the post office.
At the same time, I thought it felt like Seki-kun was getting this prime opportunity to get some revenge on Yokoi for what happened during the previous episode. Maybe it was just coincidental timing but even I wouldn’t wish for someone to get stuck at the post office with some jerk on a bureaucratic power trip.
With the score looking pretty close, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us down the road. While I have a pretty good idea of what’s coming next, only time will tell! That said, there won’t be an episode next week so it’ll be a whole two weeks before we get another dose of our comedic duo.