「マイディアヘーロー」 (Mai Deia Heeroo)
“My Dear Hero”
This week’s episode left me feeling a little confused. Confused in the sense that I never thought I’d build a somewhat negative opinion about Karen — the most energetic and carefree character in the show.
With hints being dropped every few episodes about just how rich Karen really is, I’ve always been a fan of how she’s never flaunted that wealth of hers. Sometime she’ll slip and talk about money or some other valuable item in a way that only a rich person can, but I’ve always chalked it up to her just going with the flow or being the airhead we love. A recent example would be that ring that Alice (or ultimately Asami) got from her during her trading escapades. Valuing roughly ￥10,000 or $85, you could feel the rich girl side peeking out with how she nonchalantly threw out such a large sum of money for a high school girl.
Fast forward to this week where the rich girl side took over and you had me growing more weary of Karen as the seconds ticked by. Being punished by having delicious cake eaten in front of her? Running away from home because her dad couldn’t get her an expensive necklace and fibbed in hopes of not getting Karen disappointed? Maybe I’m missing something important here but I couldn’t help but feel like Karen was behaving just like a whining spoiled kid. I mean, the show has done such a good job not highlighting this aspect of her personality (nor have they ever suggested she behaves like this except when it comes to being an airhead) which is why I was so surprised to see such a stark contrast to how Karen normally is.
On the other hand, the episode managed to salvage Karen right at the end with that little flashback of her and Alice. By reminding us that Karen is actually the super-genki girl we all know and love, I think the show managed to ease some of the disapproval I had built up previously. That and who doesnt love seeing an even tinier Alice ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).
After a really good episode last week, this week’s didn’t hit as high a note but still made it pretty far. Even with Karen showing off a side I didn’t necessarily appreciate, it was still fun to see our two kinpatsu-shoujos do what they do best. What was a nice surprise though was the immense amount of engrish we were subjected to. Not as cringe worthy as most other shows, everyone who attempts to English seems to do a pretty good job (for an anime at leas
Catch you guys next week!