「ビンラムネとベビースターラーメンと…／ヤッターめんとすっぱいぶどうにご用心！と…」 (Binramune to Bebiisutaaraamen to…/ Yattaa men to Suppai Budou ni Goyoushin! To…)
“Bottled Ramune and Baby Star Ramen and… / Yattamen and Beware the Sour Grape and…”
It’s drugs, sex(iness), gambling, and YouTube in this week’s Dagashi Kashi.
Drugs Are Bad, M’kay
The first skit was stunning. That’s the only way I can think to describe it. I can’t imagine many seemingly wholesome comedies that would run with a skit that acts like a drug drama and sounds like an adultery drama when it’s really about candy. The drug angle was blatant, and hilarious for it, even if drugs are maybe something that shouldn’t be taken so lightly. (Or maybe that’s why we should joke about them all the time.) But am I the only one that feels like Hotaru and You-san get along a little too well at times? It almost seems like they’re the ones the doujin authors should be writing about instead of Hotaru and Kokonutsu. Er, I’m told.
“Yo, yo, this is your You.”
The strong opening skit was followed by an equally strong second one. Kokonutsu works well as a comedic foil, but it’s a lot of fun when he gets all crazy passionate about candy too. And I don’t blame Saya for blushing a bit. Passion is attractive, ne? But seriously, You-san. He’s great. If you’re going to have a skit without Hotaru, you’ve almost got to have him. He brings the bonkers in spades. (“Yo, yo, this is your You.” Hah!)
Unlucky in Candy
I enjoyed the second half of the episode as well, though I don’t have much to say about it. Hotaru’s candy failure and despair was amusing, especially when it was followed by a doomed match of Russian Roulette. I do so love Hotaru for her sketchy, completely un-self aware personality. (The author also did a good job of introducin just a little uncertainty by having Tou-kun jinx the match, before roping it back in once Hotaru realizes her failure.) As for Hotaru promising to do anything they ask if she loses … part of me hopes that reappears later (ala the Slap Bet), though the rest of me realizes that Dagashi Kashi is low on continuity, so it’s not likely. Damn. I have a million things I’d like to see them ask.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – It’s all drugs, sex(iness), gambling, and YouTube—oh, and there was some candy too #dagashikashi 05
- Kids, don’t do what Hotaru-chan did this episode. Don’t do pretty much anything Hotaru-chan ever does either.
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