「上手いこと いってやったぜ, 君を照らす大きい存在, 見たまんまたれ流し」 (Umaikoto Itteyataze, Kimi wo Terasu Ookiisonzai, Mitamanna Tarengashi)
“I Made a Good One, A Big Thing that Lights You Up, As You can See I’m Leaking”
Toning things down after a couple weeks of raw jokes, things felt pretty relaxed this week in SYD*.
Suzu, you’re so cute.
Being my favorite character in the show, you can bet I love it when Suzu gets some time to herself — especially when it goes and highlights some redeeming feature about her besides her tiny body. This week did a great job at reminding us even with that tsundere attitude of hers, she’s a freaking genius. From dirty slang about private parts to various constellations and their names, it’s quite impressive just how well rounded she is.
But no Suzu episode is complete without her in some sort of cute outfit, and this week was no exception. With two great shots of her in a cute dress and a sleeveless blue hoodie, what more could you ask for? (Also, I’m sure all of us watching wouldn’t mind holding Suzu like a Dutch Wife…)
After liberal use of the chibi throughout the past few episodes, I was happy to see the return of some awesome looking full character shots. Not only did it provide some prime opportunities for some awesome full-length screencaps but I’m glad to see that the entire budget wasn’t blown on the first few episodes.
Do you prefer Nopan?
After bringing up the topic numerous times over various episodes, I think it’s time we all talked about it after that awkward camera pan toward the end of the episode. Is Aria really going nopan? While the show has heavily alluded to the notion that she’s as free spirited as they come, there was that one episode where they showed her wearing bloomers under her skit. Throw in the fact that she tends to joke about whether or not she’s wearing
certain pieces of clothing, and I think you have a good basis to question it!
Uomi and the Future
After an episode full of Suzu, I was surprised to see Uomi’s sudden appearance. Being second on my list of characters who I wouldn’t mind meeting in real life, I certainly appreciate it when she gets some of the spotlight. While I may have made a bit of a jump in logic in a previous post saying she’s a carbon copy clone of Shino, you have to love how she has all of Shino’s awesome personality features with the added bonus of being able to become super cute on the fly. What I am confused about though, is when she was hugging Suzu at the pool, just what was she looking for? Unless I’m mistaken, school swimsuits don’t have any clasps on the back, right? And who the hell would wear a bra to the pool!?
And that’s it! A rather lighthearted episode for SYD*, but super enjoyable nonetheless. Judging from next week’s preview, it looks like we’re going to have a beach / test of courage related episode! Hopefully meaning that there’ll be a lot of Suzu time c: