「二人の休日」 (Futari no Kyuujitsu)
“A Day Off For Two”
Keeping up the pace, this third episode was probably the strongest of the bunch with its execution and the material covered. Mixing in a good amount of action with just enough story to keep things moving, it looks like we’re almost out of introduction territory.
Claudia The Vixen
While some would call her a side character, I would beg to differ. Popping in just often enough to make sure we don’t forget about her, Claudia has been a bit of an enigma to me. With her stunning looks and hidden agenda, it makes me wonder just what’s going on in that mind of hers. Besides wanting to provide protection to Julis who she apparently views somewhat highly, I really want to know what her motivation is for trying to seduce Ayato during all of their encounters. Showing obvious signs of affection for him, I can’t help but feel that there’s something deeper going on than a girl finding a guy attractive. I mean, how often do we see the girl take the initiative and make a guy palm their breast?
Julis’s Reason For Fighting
Constantly ramping down from the hot-headed princess we met during the first episode, I think this week’s did a great job at shining a really attractive light onto Julis. A bit more laid back and ready to at least listen to Ayato’s concerns, it’s nice to know that the co-star of this show has a good enough personality to hold her own. Toss in her simple but humble back story which points out her understanding of life from both the top and the bottom and how can you not root for her? (Hint: You have to. There’s no say in this matter — its orphans!)
On the romance forefront, it’s driving me crazy seeing all the mixed signals Julis keeps shooting toward Ayato. While she’s obviously fond of him and is quickly warming up to him, it hurts me knowing that there are other girls who are willing and ready to show just how much thirstier they are. Also, where the heck was Saya this week?!
With the pieces of Ayato’s personal puzzle slowly falling into place and Julis’s starting to appear, it looks like the show is ready to hit its stride. While it remains to be seen what direction we’ll be going from here, I do like how the show’s able to poke fun at itself without being too serious (like how Claudia totally calls out the fact Ayato literally leapt off a building in his mad rush to save Julis). In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where it looks like a lot of fun action scenes are waiting for us!
- Man, I love the ending song so much. This Rasmus Faber is pretty darn impressive.
- I hope these hired thugs get some fleshing out, because they’re starting to get old.
- I wish Lester would calm down a bit — he’d probably be a cool guy if he did. (Haha, catch the bad pun?)