「アイドル生徒会長, 攻撃アイテムビクッビクン」 (Aidoru Seitokaichou, Kougeki Aitemu Bikubbikun)
“Idol Student Council President, Attack Item Throb”
Are all my shows on a roll this week or what? Because if this episode of SYD* didn’t get your blood flowing even a little bit, I think you may need to see a doctor.
Triple Booking.. is for real?
While I’m sure all of us know that it’s Shino, Suzu, and Aria singing their respective lines during the opening sequence, I’m sure there’s at least one person out there who didn’t notice (or catch) that the credited group for the song is Triple Booking. And even though it’s the same name they gave to the group of girls who sang the opening for the first season, I always just thought it was just a random name.
But then comes GoHands, taking the best path possible and giving us one of the greatest two-for-ones. A joke in a joke, you have to love how they went out of their way to point out the obvious to us. From Shino and Shiho to Suzu, Aria, Tsuda, and Yokoshima-sensei all reprising the roles of their respective clones, I loved how stupid funny the whole thing was.
Shino, the Idol Student Council President with a crush
Even though it was all just a dream, Shino did a great job rocking the whole gravure idol gig. Despite her lack of cleavage and slender body, she managed to look stunning in a ton of different outfits. What you have to wonder about though, is just how managed to control that raging imagination of hers. With various media outlets interviewing her and numerous idol performances shooting her popularity through the charts, it’s tough to believe she wouldn’t accidentally let something dirty slip out in public.
The other thing I wanted to hit on was the ending to the whole dream sequence — once again hinting at the romantic feelings Shino’s hiding for Tsuda. Even though I’ve beat this idea nearly to death, I can’t help but feel a little more optimistic that maybe something will be coming down the pipes in the future. I mean, Shino became an idol because of Tsuda’s encouragement and who knows what might have happened if Shino #2 didn’t appear?
Androphobia — Making a girl’s life tougher since 1999
Even though she’s just a side character, I think Kaede has been one of those diamonds in the rough. She’s not as innocent as Mitsuba but tends to get caught up in the less dirtier situations. So instead of watching her be the straight-man, we get to see her just do her own thing. And even though I’m not really a fan of all the androphobia jokes, it’s awfully cute watching her get all flustered trying to deal with Hata’s bullying and Tsuda’s kindness. Now that I think about it, I think Tsuda got two girls all flustered this week…
The Future looks like its full of squid
Rounding things out with not one but two episodes of sticky white goodness was just fabulous. While we’ll have to wait at least another week to find out just what’s covering Aria’s precious vase, I’m sure it’ll be something that completely catches us off guard. Until then, I leave you with some full-sized caps of Shino in Idol Mode. Till next week!