「そうだ、小姑でうめよう」 (Souda, Kojuuto de Umeyou)
“I Know! I’ll Fill It with a Sister-in-Law”
A Valentine’s Day episode so warm and fuzzy that I…I just can’t eat another bite. They’re so sweet!
Benio Pivots To Mashiro
It’s been clear for a while, but finally, Benio realizes it – she’s a lolicon. Th…that’s too far, Benio.
In all seriousness, it’s interesting seeing Benio oscillate between supporting Kobeni in her (potential) relationship with Hakuya and aggressively rejecting it. I get the feeling that she realizes Kobeni may actually be happy with Hakuya, and I know she wants Kobeni to be happy. She’s still a little nuts though, so that gets in the way sometimes.
I for one am totally in favor of Benio turning her attentions to Mashiro, if only because Mashiro’s reactions are hilarious and it gives us more time for Kobeni x Hakuya, hng~!
You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be, Kobeni
An open note to Kobeni: Just because you’re good at housework doesn’t mean you have to be a housewife. You became good at cooking and cleaning through experience, and you can become good at something else the same way. You can still be a housewife if you want to though, and with a potential future husband who apparently gets good marks (even if it’s only because doesn’t have any hobbies other than loving Kobeni, ufufu~), that may work out just fine!
Nervous Kobeni, Depressed Hakuya
In other news, the love comedy aura between Kobeni and Hakuya is getting stronger than ever! I heartily enjoyed seeing embarrassed and nervous Kobeni all episode, though I really felt for Hakuya when he got all depressed. I was almost mad at Kobeni there (almost!). If even Hakuya has clued into the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day…don’t torment the poor boy! (Even if it was by accident.)
Speaking of, much like last week’s Sakura Trick, this was another example of a Can Not Spit It Out (trope!) situation that worked well. Here it was because of two things: 1) The whole v’day chocolate thing was satisfactorily resolved by the end of the episode, and 2) it was super cute and really funny. If a story can manage #2 it will earn a lot of goodwill, but because Mikakunin never drag these misunderstandings out they never get old. Plus, super happy Hakuya is kind of moe.
Hakuya Is A Dog – Transformation & Pat On The Head
I think Hakuya’s transformation is the first thing they’ve actually held back. At every point up until now they made the reveal or whatever, but this time the episode ended without Hakuya transforming for Kobeni. Here’s why I think he held back – he wants to remain human for Kobeni. Hakuya loves Kobeni, and he wants to be with her, but that may be harder if she starts seeing him as an animal. Yes, she already knows he isn’t really human, but there’s a big difference between knowing and seeing. As long as he stays in human form, they can be together…or so he may be thinking.
I don’t think Kobeni will care, though. Or rather, she already doesn’t care, and I don’t think seeing will change how she interacts with him. It may result in more Kobeni patting Hakuya though, which is fine with me. Related: I told you so!! I knew it would happen, and it was so damn hng~ More please!
Real Valentine’s Day is now dead to me. It will never be as sweet as this, and Kobeni will never give me chocolate. Zetsubou deshita!
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Real Valentine’s Day is dead to me, b/c it will never be as sweet as this #mikakunin 06
- Kemonomimi flag get-o! Oh, wait, nevermind…Benio broken flag get-o!
- Kobeni is an angel! She praised Mashiro and calmly accepted that Hakuya didn’t want to transform! AN ANGEL!!
- So the fact that they’re so undefined was why Mashiro was able to blend into high school without anyone objecting, other than Kobeni (who has a bit of Hakuya’s power inside her). Or at least, that’s what I drew from that.
- Every day I don’t have this show’s OP & ED on my mp3 player makes me a less happy person. Release them faster dammit!
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