「超ひもQとおはじきとときどきまけんグミ…／ヨーグレットとココナツと…」 (Chou Himo Q to Ohajiki to Tokidoki makengumi…/ Youguretto to Kokonatsu to…)
“Super String Q and Sometimes You Don’t Lose Gummies and… / Yoguret and Coconuts and…”
This episode was full of Saya. All episodes should be full of Saya.
A Thousand Pictures of Blushing Saya
Other characters probably did things this episode, but who cares it’s a Saya episode! And it’s long overdue. By now Dagashi Kashi’s pattern is well understood—there’s a candy to be discussed, Hotaru is bonkers, etc—to the point that Hotaru was openly talking about “today’s theme” or “today’s candy.” Which works when the gags are good, but breaks down somewhat when the author/script writers aren’t able to hold it all together through sheer force of artistic style. Thus, it’s nice to have something to lean on at times, and as far as crutches go, I’m happy to spend a lot of time poking at Saya’s eternal crush on Coconutsu.
Hotaru & Tou-kun’s Insanities
During the first half, I laughed when Hotaru dropped the rock (not that one), and when Tou-kun sacrificed himself to give Coconutsu an eyeful of Saya’s starry pantsu. Though I did question that too. Why her instead of Hotaru, who’s less likely to punish him, and whose panties he might actually enjoy seeing? Maybe he’s helping Saya in his own way, or just going all-in on the tease. Either way, that’s about the extent that anyone else drew my attention this episode. The rest was all Saya.
Back to Saya
But seriously, how cute is she? Hotaru asking if Saya wanted to work at Coconutu’s shop in the first half was a good impetus, I hope that doesn’t get forgotten, but the second half was full-on blushing loli Saya fun. It was just adorable seeing her crush go back so far, and seeing how she was more mature than Coconutsu back then. Or, maybe it’s just that Coconutsu has always been a dense idiot, at least where Saya is concerned. Hng~!
I do find it fascinating that Coconutsu was as much of a hyper-candy otaku when he was younger—he was as much of a dagashi nerd then as Hotaru and You-san are now. Really though, it’s all just a vehicle for blushing Saya. She was a little ecchi-minded back then, wanting to play doctor so much. Too bad Coconutsu is an oblivious quack. I’m on your side, Saya-shi! Don’t give up.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Blushing Saya episode + loli blushing Saya episode = best episode #dagashikashi 06
- Draped-over-shoulders-twintails Saya is nice too.
- So, now they have to succeed the store together? (No Stilts, you’re on the Saya ship. Stay strong!)
- He definitely remembers. Flags. Flags everywhere!
- Stilts’ fiction update: In anticipation of my next novel coming out soon™, my first book, Wage Slave Rebellion, is on sale now. It’s only $1.99 at the moment, and after Saturday it’ll go back to its usual price. If you’ve ever thought of giving my book a shot, act fast. Also, maybe tell your friends? I’ll love you either way.
My first novel, Wage Slave Rebellion, is available now. (More info—now in paperback!) Sign up for my email list for a FREE sequel novella. Over at stephenwgee.com, the last four posts: Look to the one before, The problem with character development episodes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The Conclusion, and What Star Wars: The Force Awakens did wrong.