「ブタメンとくるくるぼーゼリーと…／ボンタンアメとセブンネオンと…」 (Butamen to Kurukuru bozerii to… / Bontan’ame to Sebun’neon to…)
“Butamen and Kurukurubo Helly and… / Botan Rice Candy and Seven Neon and…”
Mixing and matching the cast, for fun and candy.
It Was The White Shirt, Right?
First things first: Hot ramen, in summer? Madness! I mean, I don’t always want cold food just because it’s hot outside—though I’m a bad example because my people (Texans) are masters of putting air conditioning in everything—but purposefully sweating up a storm to eat hot ramen? Does not compute.
It felt like this whole skit didn’t quite work for me, because while I was expecting the see-through shirt gambit, street shark started claiming victory before Hotaru’s shirt became see-through, and at that point I was just confused. Did I miss something before then, or were they just really enraptured by Hotaru’s glowing face? Not that I blame them.
Comfortable With Failure
It’s safe to assume that Hotaru and You-san are going to try a lot of gambits that’ll fail to get Coconutsu-kun interested in running the candy store. What made their pool bit work better (to me) was that they took their abject failure so in stride. They seemed almost cheerful when they admitted defeat to themselves, despite their plan being stupid and ill-conceived anyway. (That’s Hotaru/You-san logic for you.) Though really, the moment when they revealed that they were working together was the best. Keep on failing hilariously, you crazy candy nuts.
One of the fun things about having a colorful cast of characters is mixing and matching them, and seeing what happens with the different combos. The last two skits did exactly that. First was Hotaru and Tou, and I can’t decide if they have terrible compatibility or great compatibility. At first, I was all on with terrible, as Hotaru’s candy otaku mind failed to grasp what shark tooth was saying, but they were strangely aligned on the weird challenge. I don’t know, but I want to see them together more, even if his lack of interest in candy means Tou-kun has already lost the Hotaru Olympics. Only a candy store kid need apply.
As for Hotaru and Saya, I want to see more of them together. Saya can’t keep up with Hotaru’s candy mania like Coconutsu-kun can, but she’s interested in it, and who doesn’t love to talk about what they’re interested in? Or love people who are wholeheartedly interested in hearing you talk about it? Unlike Hotaru and her baka-nii, Saya and Hotaru have compatibility. Er, I meant friend compatibility, ya perverts. Though maybe the other kind, too. I don’t know, I’m not a doctor.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Mix and match the cast for maximum fun. The pool gambit was as funny as it was stupid #anime_dagashi 03
- These are cute? They look like a sex toy. I’m told.
- Look at that Game Boy. Remember Game Boys? I had a Game Gear. That thing ate batteries like Hotaru’s breasts consume nutrients. Good times.
- Scary. Sexy, but scary. That’s Hotaru for you.
- Looks like the ED for the first two episodes was a placeholder, and the shiny new ED is in. If anything is going to be delayed, this doesn’t bother me. Get the story right, and if you splice the real ED in on episode ten, I won’t care. Plus this one is fun. I’m getting High School DxD vibes, especially the first season ED. With less pole dancing, obviously.
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ED2: 「Hey! カロリーQueen」 (Hey! Calorie Queen) by Taketatsu Ayana