「海べのやくそく」 (Umibe no Yakusoku)
It’s finally time — the infamous beach episode! And you know what comes with any decent beach episode? Tons of full-sized screencaps of all our favorite girls in their fancy swimsuits!
Every slice of life has it eventually, and it’s finally Kiniro Mosaic’s turn! The infamous beach episode, something that tries to get the audience’s hopes up but often times backfires by being completely bland and boring — something that Kiniro Mosaic completely avoids but not misstepping and instead gives us everything we love and more!
Starting with just the general quality of the episode, it was pleasantly surprising to see just how nice everything looked! Everything from the backgrounds to the props all the way to the swimsuits and the animation itself all looked really vivid and we didn’t see any of the small animation quirks we’d get in a normal episode. Also, did I mention how good the episode looked?
Secondly, the episode was just a ton of fun to watch. We’ve been waiting almost a month for this to finally happen and now that it has, I don’t think there’s much more we could ask for. There was a lot of Shino and Alice, a bunch of Aya and Youko, and just the right amount of Karen to hold it all together. As an added bonus we even got to see Karasuma-sensei and Kuzehashi-sensei in their swimsuits! And even though we didn’t get to see our beloved Honoka this week, there’s just this irresistible charm to watching our main five just do cute things together. Amongst all the fun though, I think my favorite moment was when Karen took a prime opportunity to get a good reading on Youko’s body. Besides getting a rather erotic scene between our two jokesters, I’ll always take more of Karen getting “hit” with reality.
With the end of the season right around the corner, I’m starting to get a little sad that we won’t get to see more of all our favorite characters. But even with the inevitable staring at us, there’s always a chance the show could get green lit for a third season!
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week!