「私を旅館につれてって」 (Watashi wo Ryokan ni Tsuretette (#12.5))
“Take Me To The Ryokan”
Finally a reference that I actually caught that could kind of considered to be obscure. Sort of.
Secrets of the World
That subtle but not so subtle reference to Little Busters felt so good to catch that I had to write a short little thing about it. Thinking about it from a company’s perspective, it makes perfect sense that after enjoying a team activity you’d want to branch out into other things. While it’d probably be tough for them to actually form a proper baseball team, I wouldn’t be against the idea of the Little Busters living on through my favorite married couple and their friends. Too bad the copyright police would probably put a stop to that if they ever tried.
Secrets of the Hot Inn
Maybe it’s because I haven’t went on an outing with my friends in a while but there’s just something endearing about those late night chats you have when you’re on a trip. Be it something dirty or something secretive, those specific moments are the one of a kind and precious enough that in the future you’ll be able to look back and talk about it. Good or bad, that’s the time when you’re the most comfortable and the most open to talk about things.
Foreshadowing and Looking Ahead
While it wasn’t directly addressed, I appreciate the show finally throwing us a bone and remembering that Kaoru is actually pregnant. I mean, at the end of the last season when that pregnancy test decided to turn positive right as the episode came to a close, I’ve been dying to see what course of action our lovebirds would take. Seeing how we’re still not there though, it at least feels like we’re slowly moving toward it. And honestly, I couldn’t ask for more than that in a simple 3 minute anime.
See you next week!